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177th 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-seventh New York Infantry. Col., Ira W. Ainsworth;
Lieut.-Cols., Frank Chamberlain, David M. Woodhall; Majs., David M. Woodhall, Charles E.
Davis. The nucleus of this regiment was the 10th National Guard, under Col. Ainsworth,
which volunteered for nine months' service and was accepted. It was recruited to the full
number at Albany and vicinity, was organized at Albany, and there mustered into the U. S.
service for nine months on Nov. 21, 1862. It left the state Dec. 16 for New Orleans, where
it was assigned to the 3d brigade of Sherman's division, afterwards the 3d brigade, 2nd
division, 19th corps. It took part in skirmishes at McGill's ferry, Pontchatoula, Civiques
ferry and Amite river and was active throughout the siege of Port Hudson, where it fought
gallantly in the general assault of May 27. Its loss during the siege was 23 killed and
wounded. On the expiration of its term of service it returned to New York and was mustered
out at Albany, Sept. 24, 1863. The regiment lost during service 2 officers and 6 men,
killed and mortally wounded; 3 officers and 149 men died of disease and other causes.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2