“4th Corcoran Legion”

The 170th New York lost 10 officers and 119 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 2 officers and 96 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

1862
Organized at New York City under Colonel Peter McDermott, former major of the 71st New York Infantry; Lieutenant Colonel James McIvor
October 7 Mustered in at Staten Island, N.Y.
October 16 Left State for Washington, D.C. then moved to Newport News, Va. Attached to Newport News, Va., Dept. of Virginia
December Duty at Suffolk, Va. Attached to Corcoran’s Brigade, Division at Suffolk, Va., 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia
1863
January 4 Colonel McDermott discharged and Lt. Colonel McIvor promoted to colonel
January 30 Action at Deserted House
February 28 Captain Michael Murphy of Company C promoted to lieutenant colonel
April Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 7th Army Corps
April 8 Captain John Donnelly of Company I promoted to major
April 12-May 4
Siege of Suffolk

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man mortally wounded

April 15
Edenton Road

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man mortally wounded

April 24 Attack on Suffolk
May 3 Providence Church Road, Nansemond River
May 4 Siege of Suffolk raised
May 12-26 Operations on Seaboard & Roanoke Railroad
May 12 Blackwater
May 15-16
Holland House, Carrsville

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man mortally wounded and 9 men wounded

May 18 Carrsville
June 24-July 7 Dix’s Peninsula Campaign
July 12 Moved to Washington, D.C. Duty in and about the city and guard duty on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad attached to Corcoran’s Brigade, King’s Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington
November Attached to 1st Brigade, Corcoran’s Division, 22nd Army Corps
December Attached to 2nd Brigade, Tyler’s Division, 22nd Army Corps
1864
May Ordered to Join Army of the Potomac in the field. Attached to 4th Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps.
May 17-June 15 Rapidan Campaign
May 17-21
Spotsylvania Court House

Lieutenant John Fitzmaurice and 10 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded, 2 officers and 13 enlisted men were wounded, and 2 men missing

May 23-26
North Anna River

Captains Jeremiah Lynch and Patrick McCarthy, Lieutenants John Griffin and Patrick Logue and 40 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded, Captain Joseph Scully and 36 enlisted men were wounded, and Captains Lynch and McCarthy and 17 men were captured.

Lt. Colonel Murphy was awarded the Medal of Honor for keeping the regiment in the field for three hours after its ammunition had been exhausted

May 26-28 On line of the Pamunkey
May 28-31 Totopotomoy
June 1-12
Cold Harbor

The regiment lost 3 enlisted men killed and Lieutenant James O’Connell and 10 enlisted men wounded

June Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps
June 4 Lt. Colonel Murhpy dismissed
June 16-18
Assault on Petersburg

Lieutenant Michael Egan and 34 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded, Captains Thomas Norris and Hugh Olone, Lieutenant Thomas McHale and 89 enlisted men were wounded

June 16-April 2
Siege of Petersburg

The regiment lost 7 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 49 enlisted men wounded during the nine months of the siege, not counting the casualties in the battles listed below

June 22-23
Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad

Lieutenant Michael Maguire and 5 enlisted men were mortally wounded and Lieutenant Michael Reily and 2 enlisted men captured

June 27 Lieutenant Francis Seely was killed before Petersburg
July 27-29 Demonstration on north side of the James
July 27-28
Deep Bottom

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man wounded

August 13-20 Demonstration north of the James
August 14-18
Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom

Captain John Connery and 3 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded and 4 enlisted men wounded

August 25
Ream’s Station

Major Donnelly, Captain James Keeley and 14 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded, Lieutenant Thomas Montgomery and 5 enlisted men were wounded, and Captain Michael Quigley, Lieutenant James Freelan and 60 enlisted men missing

October 27-28
Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run

Lieutenant John Cunningham and 3 enlisted men were wounded and Lt. Cunningham and 7 men were captured

December 5 Captain Charles Hagan of Company H promoted to major
1865
February 5-7 Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run
March 25
Watkins’ House

The regiment lost 1 enlisted men mortally wounded and 9 enlisted men wounded

March 28-April 9 Appomattox Campaign
March 30-31 Boydton and White Oak Roads
March 31 Crow’s House
April 2 Fall of Petersburg
April 3-9 Pursuit of Lee
April 6 Sailor’s Creek
April 7 High Bridge, Farmville
April 9 Appomattox Court House. Surrender of Lee and his army.
April At Burkesville
May 2-12 March to Washington, D. C.
May 18 Lieutenant John Goewey died of disease at Division Hospital at Bailey’s Cross Roads, Virginia
May 23 Grand Review
June – July Duty at Washington, D.C.
July 15 Mustered out under Colonel McIvor, Major Charles Hagan