179th New York Volunteer Infantry


179th New York Regiment Battle Flags: 179th Infantry Guidons

This regiment, Col. Wm. M. Gregg, was organized at Elmira, and the companies were mustered in the service of the United States for three years, A, B, C, D, E, F and G April 5, 13, 23, May 11, 16, 25, and July 20, 1864, respectively; for one and three years, Company H September 13, 1864; and for one year Companies I and K September 13 and 15, 1864. Company G, originally Company A, 180th Infantry, transferred to this regiment, joined the regiment July 29, 1864.
The companies were recruited principally: A at Elmira, Lockport and Buffalo; B at Elmira; C at Italy, Hornellsville, Tyrone, Reading, Dix, Cohocton, Niagara, Royalton, Butternuts, Andover and Batavia; D at Ellicottsville, Portville, Dunkirk, Freedom, Carrolton, Buffalo, Conewango, Clymer, Hinsdale and Onondaga; E at Buffalo, Hopewell and Phelps; F at Buffalo, Benton, Middlesex, Potter, Milo, Southport, Hornellsville, Jerusalem and Warsaw; G at Elmira and Buffalo; H at Elmira, Horseheads, Niagara, Hornellsville, Ellicottsville, Amity, Chemung, Dansville, Big Flats and Bradford; I at Ithaca, Newfield, Danby and Caroline; and K at Sanford, Tioga, Candor, Vestal, Union and Port Crane.
The regiment left the State in detachments, and served in the 22d Corps from May, 1864; in the 2d Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Corps, Army of the Potomac, from June 11, 1864; in the 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Corps, from June 18, 1864; in the 2d Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Corps, from July, 1864; in the 2d Brigade, 2d Division, 9th Corps, from September, 1864; and, commanded by Colonel Gregg, it was honorably discharged and mustered out June 8, 1865, near Alexandria, Va.
During its service the regiment lost by death, killed in action, 4 officers, 36 enlisted men; of wounds received in action, 3 officers, 30 enlisted men; of disease and other causes, 118 enlisted men; total, 7 officers, 184 enlisted men; aggregate, 191; of whom 25 enlisted men died in the hands of the enemy. from New York in the War of the Rebellion

179th NYVI members found on this site:

Edson Andrews, Co. D


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