163rd New York Volunteer Infantry

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163rd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment
Active July 11, 1862 – January 20, 1863
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Battle of Fredericksburg

The 163rd New York Volunteer Infantry (a.k.a. "3rd Regiment, Empire Brigade") was an infantry regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 163rd New York Infantry was organized at New York City, New York beginning July 11, 1862, and mustered in October 10, 1862 in Washington, D.C., under the command of Lieutenant Colonel John B. Leverick.

The regiment was attached to Carroll's Brigade, Whipple's Division, Defenses of Washington, to November 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, III Corps, Army of the Potomac, to January 1863.

The 163rd New York Infantry ceased to exist on January 20, 1863 when it was consolidated with the 73rd New York Volunteer Infantry.

Detailed service[edit]

Left New York for Washington October 5, 1862. Moved to Pleasant Valley, Maryland, October 18–19, 1862. Moved toward Warrenton, Virginia, October 24 – November 16. Moved to Falmouth November 18–24. Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia, December 12–15, Duty at Falmouth, until January 20, 1863.


The regiment lost a total of 26 men during service; 3 officers and 15 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 8 enlisted men died of disease.


  • Lieutenant Colonel John B. Leverick
  • Major James J. Byrne – commanded at the Battle of Fredericksburg

See also[edit]


  • Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion (Des Moines, IA: Dyer Pub. Co.), 1908.
  • This article contains text from a text now in the public domain: Dyer, Frederick H. (1908). A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Des Moines, IA: Dyer Publishing Co.