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“2nd Duryea’s Zouaves”

The 165th New York Infantry lost during service 2 officers and 41 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 officers and 79 enlisted men by disease during the Civil War.

November Organized at New York City under Lieutenant Colonel Abel Smith, Major Governeur Carr
December 2 Left State for New Orleans, La. Attached to Independent Command, Dept. of the Gulf
January Attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf
March 21-30 Expedition from New Orleans, La., to Ponchatoula
March 23 Action at North Pass
March 24
Capture of Ponchatoula

The regiment lost 3 enlisted men wounded

March 26 Berwick Bay
May 7-19 Expedition to Amite River
May 20-24 Moved to Baton Rouge
May 24-July 9
Siege of Port Hudson

The regiment lost 6 enlisted men killed and 3 wounded exclusve of the assault on May 27

May 27
Assaults on Port Hudson

Lieutenant Colonel Smith, Lieutenant Charles Carville and 27 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded, Major Carr, Captains Henry Inwood and Gould Thorp, Lieutenants Matthias Johnston, Nathan Putnam and William Vance and 60 enlisted men were wounded, and 3 men missing

June 14
Assault on Port Hudson

Lieutenant William Walker was wounded

June 23 Lt. Colonel Smith died of his wounds in New Orleans
July 9 Surrender of Port Hudson
July Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 19th Army Corps
July 22 Moved to Baton Rouge
July 31 Major Carr promoted to lieutenant colonel
August 13 Captain Felix Agnus of Company A promoted to major
September 4-11 Sabine Pass (Texas) Expedition
September 8 Sabine Pass
October 3-November 30 Moved from Algiers to Brashear City, thence to Berwick. Western Louisiana Campaign
October 9-10 Bayou Vermillion
October 11 Carrion Crow Bayou
November 11
Bayou Vermillion

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man wounded

November At New Iberia
January 7 Moved to Franklin
February Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf
March 10-May 22 Red River Campaign
March 14-26 Advance from Franklin to Alexandria
April 8
Battle of Sabine Cross Roads

The regiment lost 9 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, Lt. Colonel Carr and 4 enlisted men wounded, and 34 men missing

April 9
Pleasant Hill

The regiment lost 6 enlisted men killed, Lieutenant Andrew Napier and 15 enlisted men wounded, and 26 men missing

April 23 Monett’s Ferry, Cane River Crossing
April 26-May 13 At Alexandria
April 30-May 10 Construction of dam at Alexandria
May 13-20 Retreat to Morganza
May 16 Mansura
May-July Duty at Morganza
July Movement to New Orleans, then to Fortress Monroe, Va., and Washington, D.C.
July 27
Deep Bottom, Virginia

The regiment lost 2 enlisted men wounded

August 7-November 28 Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign. Attached to the Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, 19th Army Corps, 1st Division, 3rd Brigade
August 14 to October 27 Detached with Brigade as Train Guard for the army
October 19
Battle of Cedar Creek

The regiment lost 3 men captured at Cedar Creek, Virginia

November-December Duty near Middletown and Newtown
December At Stevenson’s Depot and Winchester
February Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Provisional Division, Army of the Shenandoah
April Moved to Washington, D.C., and duty there. Attached to 3rd Brigade, Dwight’s Division, Dept. of Washington
May 23-24 Grand Review
June 30-July 7 Moved to Savannah, Ga. Attached to Dwight’s Division, Dept. of the South
July-September Duty Savannah, Ga., and at Charleston, S.C.
July 26 Major Carr discharged for disability
September 1 Mustered out