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178th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment

Second Regiment, Hawkins Zouaves, June 1863 to April 1866


Regimental Rosters

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Company A

Company B, "Burnside Rifles"

Company C, "Burnside Rifles"

Company D

Company E


Company F

Company G, 7th N.Y. Veterans

Company H, 8th N.Y. Veterans

Company I, 8th N.Y. Veterans

Company K


Regimental Assignments

June to July 1863: 3rd Brigade, DeRussy’s Division, 22nd Army Corps, Department of Washington, D.C.
July to November 1863: Provost Guard, 22nd Army Corps, Department of Washington, D.C.
November 1863 to January 1864: District of Columbus, Kentucky, 6th Division, 16th Army Corps, Department of the Tennessee
January to March 1864: 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee
March to June 1864: 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps (Detachment), Army of the Tennessee, Department of the Gulf
June to December 1864: 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee
December 1864 to February 1865: 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division (Detachment), Army of the Tennessee, Department of the Cumberland
February to August 1865: 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps (New), Military Division of West Mississippi
August 1865 to April 1866: District of Alabama, Department of the Gulf


Timeline of the 178th New York Volunteers

October 23rd, 1862: The “Ethan Allan Regiment, 3rd Merchant’s Brigade,” begins organizing under Colonel Ethan Allen in New York, for nine months service, the term was later extended to three years service on May 12th, 1863.
November 12th, 1862: The “Second Regiment, Hawkins Zouaves” begins organizing under Colonel Julius W. Adams in New York, for a term of nine months service, however this was extended to three years service on February 23rd, 1863.
November 19th, 1862: The “Federal Guard” begins organizing under Colonel Henry E. Gotlieb in New York.
December 2nd, 1862: The “Pratt Guards” being organizing under Colonel John G. Bell in New York.
December 4th, 1862: The “Seymour Light Infantry” begins organizing under Colonel Henry F. Liebenau in New York.
January 10th, 1863: The “Burnside Rifles” begins organizing under Colonel Edward Wehler in New York.
January 24th, 1863: The “Federal Guard” is consolidated and merged into the “Ethan Allan Regiment.”
February 6th, 1863: The “Westchester Light Infantry” begins organizing under Colonel James R. Quick in New York.
February 11th, 1863: The “Defenders” begin organizing under Colonel Francis H. Braulich in New York.
April 21st, 1863: The “Second Regiment, Hawkins Zouaves” are consolidated with the “Ethan Allan Regiment” and re-designated as the “Blair Rifles” under the command of Colonel Julius W. Adams.
June 18th (20th?), 1863: The Governor of New York directs that the “Blair Rifles,” the “Seymour Light Infantry,” the “Defenders,” the “Burnside Rifles,” the “Pratt Guards,” and the “Westchester Light Infantry” are to be consolidated together as the 178th Infantry Regiment, New York Volunteers, under the command of Colonel Wehler of the “Burnside Rifles.”
June 18th to October 17th, 1863: The Regiment officially begins organizing at Staten Island, New York, when Companies A, B, & C are mustered into United States service as part of the 178th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

June 21st, 1863: Companies A, B, C, D, & E, move from Staten Island, New York, for Washington, D.C., under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Charles F. Smith.
June to October 31st, 1863: On Duty at Fairfax Seminary and Washington, D.C.

October 31st, 1863: The Regiment moves to Eastport, Mississippi.
November 1863 to February 1864: The Regiment is on duty at Eastport, Mississippi, at Columbus, Kentucky, at Fort Pillow, Tennessee, and at Vicksburg, Mississippi.
February 1st, 1864: Engaged at Camden, Mississippi. [Between this engagement and the engagement in Jackson on March 1st, 30 enlisted were reported as missing.]
February 3rd to March 2nd, 1864: Engaged in the Meridian Campaign in Mississippi.
March 10th to May 22nd, 1864: Engaged in the Red River Campaign, Louisiana.
May 20th to June 9th, 1864: The Regiment moves to Vicksburg, Mississippi, then to Memphis, Tennessee.
June 6th to 7th, 1864: Engaged at Old River Lake (or Lake Chicot), Arkansas, in which the Regiment lost 1 Enlisted Missing in Action.
June 23rd, 1864: Engaged at Colliersville, Tennessee, in which the Regiment lost 3 Enlisted Killed, 3 Wounded and died of Wounds, and 15 Enlisted Wounded but recovered, for total of 21 Casualties.
June 23rd, 1864: Engaged near Lafayette, Tennessee.
July 5th, 1864: Engaged at La Grange, Tennessee, the Regiment lost 1 Enlisted man Missing in Action.
July 5th to 21st, 1864: Engaged in Major General Smith’s Expedition to Tupelo, Mississippi.
August 1st to 30th, 1864: Engaged in Major General Smith’s Expedition to Oxford, Mississippi.
September 1st to 7th, 1864: The Regiment moves to Duvall’s Bluff, Arkansas.
September 17th to November 19th, 1864: Engaged in the March through Arkansas and Missouri in pursuit of Major General Sterling Price’s Confederate forces.
November 21st to December 1st, 1864: The Regiment moves to Nashville, Tennessee.
December 15th to 16th, 1864: Engaged in the Battle of Nashville, Tennessee, in which the Regiment lost 1 Enlisted man Killed, 1 died of wounds, 1 Officer and 1 Enlisted wounded but recovered, for a total of 4 casualties.
December 17th to 28th, 1864: Engaged in the pursuit of the Confederate Army of Tennessee to the Tennessee River.
January to February 1865: On duty at Clifton, Tennessee, and Eastport, Mississippi.
February 1st, 1865: While Stationed at Eastport, Mississippi, the Regiment is consolidated into five companies under the command of Lieutenant Colonel John B. Gandolfo. Company A gains men from Companies E and F, Company B from Companies G and H, Company C from Companies G, H, I, and K, Company D from Companies F, G, H, I, and K, and Company E from Companies B, F, and K.
February 6th to 22nd, 1865: The Regiment moves to New Orleans, Louisiana.
March 17th to April 12th, 1865: Engaged in the Campaign Against Mobile, Alabama.
April 13th to 25th, 1865: The Regiment marches to Montgomery, Alabama.
April 25th, 1865, to April 20, 1866: The Regiment is assigned to occupation duty at Montgomery and Greenville, Alabama.
April 20th, 1866: The Battalion is mustered out of United States service at Montgomery, Alabama.


Resources

  • 178th Infantry Regiment, Civil War.

  • Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of New York, for the year 1899.” James B. Lyon, State Printers, Albany, New York, 1900.

  • Civil War Soldiers & Sailors Database.

  • The Ninth Regiment New York Volunteers (Hawkins Zouaves) Being a History of the Regiment and Veteran Association from 1860 to 1900.” Matthew J. Graham, 1900.

  • The Hawkins Zouaves: Their Battles and Marches.” J.H.E. Whitney, New York, May 1866.

  • The Honors of the Empire State in the War of the Rebellion.” Thomas S. Townsend, New York City, New York, 1889.

  • Page 105, “New York in the War of the Rebellion, 1861 to 1865.” Frederick Phisterer, Weed, Parsons, & Company, Albany, New York, 1890.

  • Page 682, “Official Army Register of the Volunteer force of the United States Army for the years 1861, ’62, ’63, ’64, ’65.” Adjutant Generals Office, United States Army, 1865 to 1867.

  • A Record of the Commissioned Officers, Non Commissioned Officers and Privates, of the Regiments which were organized in the State of New York, and called into the service of the United States to Assist in Suppressing the Rebellion caused by the secession of some of the Southern States from the Union, A.D. 1861, as taken from the Muster-In Rolls on File in the Adjutant Generals Office, S.N.Y.” Weed, Parsons, and Company, Printers, Albany, New York, 1866.

  • Service Records, New York State Archives, Cultural Education Center, Room 3043, Albany, New York, 12230.


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