(161st Volunteers)

The 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment lost 5 officers and 100 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 officers and 194 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

It is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.

1862
September – November Organized at Harrisburg under Colonel John Irvin Gregg
November 23 Left State for Washington, D.C. At Camp Casey, near Bladensburg, Md., attached to Defenses of Washington
1863
January 3 Moved to Falmouth, Va. and duty on line of the Rappahannock attached to Averill’s Cavalry Brigade, Army of the Potomac
February Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army Potomac
February 5-7 Operations at Rappahannock Bridge and Grove Church
February 25 Hartwood Church
March 17 Kelly’s Ford
April 13-27 Operations about Bealeton Station
April 13 Elk Run
April 26-May 8 Chancellorsville Campaign
April 29-May 8 Stoneman’s Raid
April 29 Kelly’s Ford
May 2 Ely’s Ford
June 9
Battle of Brandy Station

Attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army Potomac. In reserve de to lack of saddles. Commanded by Captain John K. Robison,

June 17 Aldie
June 18 Near Middleburg
June 19 Middleburg
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

Colonel Gregg was in command of the brigade as senior colonel, and the regiment was commanded by Lieutenant Colonel John K. Robison. It brought 411 men to the field, losing two killed and four wounded.

From the monument on Highland Avenue:

Position occupied on the afternoon of July 3rd, 1863.

July 5 Steven’s Furnace
July 14-16 Shepherdstown, W. Va.
August Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army Potomac
August 27 Little Washington
September 13-17 Advance to the Rapidan
September 13 Culpeper C. H.
September 18 Crooked Run
October 9-22 Bristoe Campaign
October 12-13 Warrenton or White Sulphur Springs
October 14 Auburn and Bristoe, St. Stephen’s Church, Catlett’s Station
November 26-December 2 Mine Run Campaign
November 27 New Hope Church
November 29 Parker’s Store
December 21-23 Expedition to Luray
December 22 Amissville, Gaines Cross Roads and Sperryville
1864
February 28-March 4 Kilpatrick’s Raid on Richmond
February 29 Beaver Dam Station
March 1 Fortifications of Richmond
May-June Rapidan Campaign
May 5-8 Todd’s Tavern, Wilderness
May 9-24 Sheridan’s Raid to James River
May 9-10 North Anna River
May 11 Ground Squirrel Church and Yellow Tavern
May 12 Brook Church, Fortifications of Richmond
May 21 Milford Station
May 26-28 Line of the Pamunkey
May 28 Haw’s Shop
May 28-31 Totopotomoy
May 31-June 1 Cold Harbor
June 2 Sumner’s Upper Bridge
June 7-24 Sheridan’s Trevillian Raid
June 11-12 Trevillian Station
June 21 White House or St. Peter’s Church and Black Creek or Tunstall Station
June 24 St. Mary’s Church
July Beginning of siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond
July 12 Warwick Swamp
July 27-29 Demonstration on north side of the James at Deep Bottom
July 28-29 Deep Bottom
July 28 Malvern Hill
July 30 Warwick Swamp
August 13-20 Demonstration on north side of James River at Deep Bottom
August 14 Gravel Hill
August 14-18 Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom
August 16 Charles City Cross Roads
August 23 Dinwiddie Road, near Ream’s Station
August 25 Ream’s Station
September 13 Reconnaissance to Poplar Springs Church
September 15 Reconnaissance toward Dinwiddie C. H.
September 29-October 2 Poplar Springs Church
September 30-October 1 Arthur’s Swamp
October 27-28 Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run
November 7 Reconnaissance to Stony Creek
November 16 Near Lee’s Mills (Detachment)
December 1 Stony Creek Station
December 7-12 Hicksford Raid
December 8 Bellefield
1865
January 9 Disputantia Station
February 5-7 Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run
March 28-April 9 Appomattox Campaign
March 30-31 Dinwiddie C. H.
April 1 Five Forks
April 5 Paine’s Cross Roads and Amelia Springs
April 6 Sailor’s Creek
April 7 Farmville
April 9 Appomattox C. H. Surrender of Lee and his army.
April 23-29 Expedition to Danville
May-August Moved to Lynchburg, Va., and duty there and in the Dept. of Virginia
August 11 Mustered out