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174th New York
Roster - Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York For the Year
1893, Volume 41 View the Entire Book
|One Hundred and Seventy-fourth New York Infantry. Cols., Theodore W. Parmelee, Benjamin F. Gott; Lieut.-Cols., Benjamin F. Gott, James M. Vanderburgh; Maj.,
Stephen D. Beekman. The 174th, or the 5th National Guard, was recruited in New York city
under the auspices of the Metropolitan police; it was organized at Riker's island, and
there mustered into the U. S. service for three years on Nov. 13, 1862. The regiment left
the state on Dec. 7, sailing for Louisiana, where it was assigned to the 2nd brigade of
Emory's division. During the preliminary operations against Port Hudson, in the 3d
brigade, Augur's division, 19th corps, it skirmished on the Clinton plank road, was
engaged at Plains store, and then took part in the long siege of Port Hudson, during which
it sustained a loss of 14 in killed, wounded and missing. After the fall of Port Hudson it
was severely engaged at Cox's plantation, under command of Maj. George Keating, losing 18
killed, 29 wounded and 7 missing, the heaviest loss sustained by any regiment in the
action. The remainder of the year was spent by the regiment in post and garrison duty at
Baton Rouge, and on Feb. 8, 1864, it was consolidated with the 162nd N. Y. (q. v.) During
its independent existence it lost by death, 1 officer and 22 men killed and mortally
wounded; 1 officer and 59 men from disease and other causes total deaths, 83.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2