2nd Battalion - 16th Infantry Regiment

The 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry was first constituted on 3 May 1861 in the Regular Army as Company B, 1st Battalion, 11th Infantry. It was organized on 4 May 1861 at Fort Independence, Boston, Massachusetts in response to the Southern States' aggression to the North. The unit distinguished itself at Antietam, Petersburg and Gettysburg. At Gettysburg it lost 50 percent of its strength. The unit was reorganized and redesignated on 5 December 1866 as Company B, 11th Infantry. The unit was consolidated on 31 March 1869 with Company B, 34th Infantry and the consolidated unit was redesignated as Company B, 16th Infantry. Company B, 34th Infantry was first constituted on 3 May 1861 in the Regular Army as Company B, 3rd Battalion, 16th Infantry and organized in April 1864 at Madison Barracks, New York. That unit was reorganized and redesignated on 21 September 1866 as Company B, 34th Infantry.

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