“3rd Regiment Empire Brigade”

The 163rd New York Infantry Regiment lost 3 officers and 15 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 8 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

Organized at New York City under Colonel F. H. Braulich and Lieutenant Colonel John Leverich
October 5 Left State for Washington consolidated to six companies.
October 10 Mustered in at Washington, D.C. under Lieutenant Colonel John B. Leverick. Attached to Carroll’s Brigade, Whipple’s Division, Defenses of Washington
October 15 Adjutant James Byrne promoted to major
October 18-19 Moved to Pleasant Valley, Md.
October 24-November 16 Movement toward Warrenton, Va.
November 18-24 Movement to Falmouth assigned to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
December 12-15
Battle of Fredericksburg

Captain Theodore Bracklon, Lieutenants John Byrne and Friedrich Behrens and 15 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, Lieutenant James McKenna, 3 other officers and 34 enlisted men wounded and 5 men missing.

December Duty at Falmouth
January 20 Transferred to 73rd New York Infantry under Lieutenant Colonel John B. Leverick