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“1st Empire Brigade”

The 158th Regiment Infantry Regiment lost 2 officers and 45 Enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 83 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

Organized at Brooklyn, N.Y.
September 18 Left State for Norfolk, Va. under Colonel James Jourdan, Lieutenant Colonel William McNary and Major William H. Burnett
November 10 Mustered in at Norfolk, Va. Attached to Viele’s Brigade, Norfolk, Va., Dept. of Virginia for duty at Norfolk and Suffolk, Va.
December Attached to Spinola’s Brigade, Division at Suffolk, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia
January Moved to New Berne, N. C. and attached to 2nd Brigade, 5th Division, 18th Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina
March 6-10 Expedition from New Berne to Trenton, Pollocksville, Young’s Cross Roads and Swansborough
March 30
Action at Deep Gully

Corporal Stephen Fosdick wounded and captured on picket.

April 7-10 Expedition for relief of Little Washington. Attached to Jourdan’s Independent Brigade, Dept. of North Carolina
April 16-21 Expedition toward Kinston
July 3-7 Expedition to Trenton. Attached to Defenses of New Berne, N. C., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina
July 6 Quaker Bridge
July 17-20 Expedition to Swift Creek
July 18 Big Swift Creek
July 25-31 Expedition to Winton
November 20 Major Burnett discharged
December Attached to Sub-District of Beaufort, N. C., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina
December 25 Bear Inlet. Destruction of Salt Works.
December 27-29 Expedition from Newport Barracks to Young’s Cross Roads, Swansborough and Jackson
January Duty at Newport Barracks and in the District of Beaufort, N. C.
January 18 – February 10
Operations about New Berne against Whiting

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man missing

January 22 Captain John O’Connor promoted to major
February 9 Reconnaissance toward Swansboro
March 25-26 Expedition to Bogue and Bear Inlet
March 26 Batchelor’s Creek
April 29-30 Expedition from Newport Barracks to Swansborough
May 5
Evans Mills

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man killed and 5 captured

June 20-25 Expedition against Wilmington and Weldon Railroad
June 28 Major O’Connor discharged
August Ordered to Petersburg, Va.Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 18th Army Corps, Army of the James for siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond, Va. In trenches before Petersburg and on the Bermuda Hundred front .
September 28-30
Battle of Chaffin’s Farm, New Market Heights

The regiment lost 22 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, Captain George McCoun, Lieutenants Edward Gray and Edward Johnston and 43 enlisted men wounded, and 10 men missing

Duty in trenches before Richmond

The regiment lost 5 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 5 wounded, and 2 missing in the nine months of the siege.

October 17 Adjutant Silas Ilsley promoted to major
December Attached to 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 24th Army Corps
February 17 Major Ilsley discharged
March 17 Colonel Jordan discharged
March 28-April 9
Appomattox Campaign

The regiment lost 3 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 25 enlisted men wounded in the campaign in addiion to the casualties listed below

March 30
Hatchers Run

Captain Edward Gillen was wounded

April 2
Fall of Petersburg

Lietenant Edward Reilly was killed at Fort Gregg, the only commissioned officer killed in action, along with 15 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded.

April 3-9 Pursuit of Lee
April 6
Rice’s Station

The regiment lost 2 enlsted men killed or mortally wounded and 6 wounded

April 9
Appomattox Court House

Surrender of Lee and his army. Captain William Furey of Company H was wounded.

April 16 Lieutenant Colonel McNary promoted to colonel, Captain Hyrun Kalt of Company E promoted to major
April-June Duty in the Department of Virginia
May Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 24th Army Corps, Army of the James
May 17 Major Kalt promoted to lieutenant colonel, Captain Furey to major.
June 30 Mustered out at Richmond, Va. under Colonel William McNary, Lieutenant Colonel Hyron Kalt and Major William Furey. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 100th New York Infantry.