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177th Infantry, formerly the 10th NY National Guard

Organized at Albany, N. Y., and mustered in November 21, 1862. Ordered to Department of the Gulf, and left State for New Orleans, LA, on December 16, 1862. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps. Department of the Gulf, to July, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 19th Army Corps, to September, 1863.

SERVICE.-Duty at New Orleans and Carrollton, LA until March, 1863. Scout to Pass Manchac, February 8-11 (Detachment). Advance on Ponchatoula March 21-24. Expedition to Amite River March 24-30. Duty at Bonnet Carre till May 7. Expedition to Amite River May 7-19. Action at Civique's Ferry May 10. Moved to Baton Rouge May 20, thence to Port Hudson, LA Siege of Port Hudson May 24-July 9. Assaults on Port Hudson May 27-June 14. Surrender of Port Hudson July 9. Duty at and near Port Hudson till August 22. March to Baton Rouge, thence ordered home for muster out. Mustered out September 10 and discharged September 24, 1863, expiration of term.

Excellent accounting and reading about the 177th Infantry: THE 177th NEW YORK VOLUNTEER INFANTRY (Tenth Regiment)IN THE WAR FOR THE UNION,
COMPILED BY COL Michael J. Stenzel Bn Cdr 210th Armor March 1992 - September 1993 Historian 210th Armor Association

http://dmna.ny.gov/historic/reghist/civil/infantry/177thInf/177thInf_Article_Stenzel.pdf

Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 7 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 149 Enlisted men by disease. Total 161.


Among those injured:

  • David Gathen of Rensselaerville was a 22 year old Private of Company C when he was shot in the face and blinded in both eyes at Bonnet Carre, LA on February 6, 1863. He mustered out with the company on September 10, 1863 at Albany, NY

Among those who died of disease and other causes:

  • Datus J. Cole of Berne was a 26 year old Private of Company G when he died of disease on April 28, 1863 at Bonnet Carre, LA. He was recruited by Morgan Filkins. He left behind a widow.
  • Jesse Denison of Westerlo was a 25 year old Private of Company C who died of typhoid fever on September 2, 1863 at Rochester, NY
  • Arthur Haswell of Knox was a 25 year old Private of Company B who, after 6 months of service, died of disease on April 21, 1863 at Bonnet Carre, LA. He was buried at Albany Rural Cemetery.
  • Milton Jones of Rensselaerville was a 19 year old Private of Company C who was taken ill and died of typhoid fever and chronic diarrhea on July 19, 1863 at Bonnet Carre, LA.
  • John R. King of Berne was a 44 year old Private of Company G who died of typhoid fever on August 5, 1863 at Port Hudson, LA.
  • Alonzo Grove Ludden of Berne was 19 years old and a Corporal Company G when he completed his term of enlistment and mustered out with his company on September 10, 1863 at Albany,NY. A year and a half later, on February 16, 1865, he died of disease acquired in service. He was buried at the Gallupville Cemetery, Schoharie Co., NY.
  • William Shaver of Westerlo was a 22 year old Private of Company C when he died of typhoid fever on April 7, 1863 at Bonnet Carre, LA
  • Homer Snyder of Westerlo was a 23 year old Private of Company C when he died of typhoid fever on April 18, 1863 at Bonnet Carre, LA
  • Daniel Van Deusen of Berne was 26 years old and a Private of Company H when he died of chronic diarrhea and typhoid fever on June 16, 1863 near Port Hudson, LA
  • George H. Warner of Berne was a 19 year old Private of Company G who mustered out on September 10, 1863 at Albany and died 18 days later of disease acquired while in the service of his country. He is buried at the Lutheran Church Cemetery in Berne.
  • Lorenzo Whitting of Rensselaerville was a 22 year old Private of Company C who returned with his unit to Albany for muster out and went directly home to Rensselaerville because he was ill. There he died on September 9, 1863 of typhoid fever contracted during his service and was buried at Preston Hollow.
  • Joel Wilson of Berne was a 20 year old Private of Company C when he died of typhoid fever on August 18, 1863 at Port Hudson, LA. He was buried near the hospital in LA, but his remains were reinterred on December 29, 1863 and brought back to Berne.
  • James Edgar Wood of Berne was a 20 year old Private of Company C when he died of chronic diarrhea and consumption on August 8, 1863 at Port Hudson, LA and was buried there.
  • Jesse D. Wood of Berne was a 19 year old Private of Company C who died of disease on August 13, 1863 at Port Hudson, LA. His remains were retrieved by Morgan L. Filkins and brought back for burial at Berne.