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161st Regiment - 16th Cavalry
Recruited in the city of Philadelphia, Venango county, Erie county, Juniata county, Franklin county, Washington county, Fayette county, Centre county, Wyoming county, Susquehanna county, Bradford county, Tioga county, Columbia county, Delaware county, Northumberland county, Union county, Mifflin county, Perry county, and Dauphin county, PA
161st PA Regiment Soldier Biographies
- Alexander Aiken
- John William Barr
- Cyrus Coulter
- James Davison
- Edmund Dunn
- Thomas Eakin
- George Hagan
- William Hagan
- Porter Phipps
- William C. Phipps
161st PA Regiment Companies
161st PA Regiment Organization, Service & Battles
- Organized at Harrisburg September to November, 1862.
- Left State for Washington, D.C., November 23, 1862.
- Attached to Defences of Washington to January, 1863.
- Averill's Cavalry Brigade, Army of the Potomac, to February, 1863.
- 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army Potomac, to June, 1863.
- 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army Potomac, to August, 1863.
- 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army Potomac, to May, 1865.
- Dept. of Virginia to August, 1865.
Service & Battles - 1863
- At Camp Casey, near Bladensburg, Md., till January 3, 1863.
- Moved to Falmouth, Va., January 3,
- And duty on line of the Rappahannock till April, 1863.
- Operations at Rappahannock Bridge and Grove Church February 5-7.
- Hartwood Church February 25. Kelly's Ford March 17.
- Operations about Bealeton Station April 13-27.
- Elk Run April 13.
- Chancellorsville Campaign April 26-May 8.
- Stoneman's Raid April 29-May 8.
- Kelly's Ford April 29.
- Ely's Ford May 2.
- Brandy Station, Stevensburg and Beverly Ford June 9.
- Aldie June 17.
- Near Middleburg June 18. Middleburg June 19.
- Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3.
- Steven's Furnace July 5.
- Shepherdstown, W. Va., July 14-16.
- Little Washington August 27.
- Advance to the Rapidan September 13-17.
- Culpeper Court House September 13.
- Crooked Run September 18.
- Bristoe Campaign October 9-22.
- Warrenton or White Sulphur Springs October 12-13.
- Auburn and Bristoe October 14.
- St. Stephen's Church October 14.
- Catlett's Station October 14.
- Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2.
- New Hope Church November 27.
- Parker's Store November 29.
- Expedition to Luray December 21-23.
- Amissville, Gaines Cross Roads and Sperryville December 22.
Service & Battles - 1864
- Kilpatrick's Raid on Richmond February 28-March 4, 1864.
- Beaver Dam Station February 29.
- Fortifications of Richmond March 1.
- Rapidan Campaign May-June.
- Todd's Tavern, Wilderness, May 5-8.
- Sheridan's Raid to James River May 9-24.
- North Anna River May 9-10.
- Ground Squirrel Church and Yellow Tavern May 11.
- Brook Church, Fortifications of Richmond, May 12.
- Milford Station May 21.
- Line of the Pamunkey May 26-28.
- Haw's Shop May 28.
- Totopotomoy May 28-31.
- Cold Harbor May 31-June 1.
- Sumner's Upper Bridge June 2.
- Sheridan's Trevillian Raid June 7-24.
- Trevillian Station June 11-12.
- White House or St. Peter's Church June 21.
- Black Creek or Tunstall Station June 21.
- St. Mary's Church June 24.
Service & Battles - 1865
- Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond July, 1864, to April, 1865.
- Warwick Swamp July 12, 1864.
- Demonstration on north side of the James at Deep Bottom July 27-29.
- Deep Bottom July 28-29.
- Malvern Hill July 28.
- Warwick Swamp July 30.
- Demonstration on north side of James River at Deep Bottom August 13-20.
- Gravel Hill August 14.
- Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18.
- Charles City Cross Roads August 16
- Dinwiddie Road, near Ream's Station, August 23.
- Ream's Station August 25.
- Reconnoissance to Poplar Springs Church September 13.
- Reconnoissance toward Dinwiddie Court House September 15.
- Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 2.
- Arthur's Swamp September 30-October 1.
- Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28.
- Reconnoissance to Stony Creek November 7.
- Near Lee's Mills November 16 (Detachment).
- Stony Creek Station December 1.
- Hicksford Raid December 7-12.
- Bellefield December 8.
- Disputantia Station January 9, 1865.
- Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7.
- Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
- Dinwiddie Court House March 30-31.
- Five Forks April 1.
- Paine's Cross Roads and Amelia Springs April 5.
- Sailor's Creek April 6. Farmville April 7.
- Appomattox Court House April 9.
- Surrender of Lee and his army.
- Expedition to Danville April 23-29.
- Moved to Lynchburg, Va.,
- And duty there and in the Dept. of Virginia till August.
- Mustered out August 11, 1865.
- Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 100 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 194 Enlisted men by disease. Total 302.
161st PA Regiment Medal of Honor Recipients
- SPILLANE, TIMOTHY: Erie, born in Ireland. Private, Company C, 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry. Hatchers Run, Va., 5 to 7 February 1865. Citation given: 16 September 1880. Gallantry and good conduct in action; bravery in a charge and reluctance to leave the field after being twice wounded.