177th Infantry Regiment
Nickname: Tenth Regiment, National Guard
Mustered in: November 21,1862
Mustered out: September 24, 1863
The following is taken from New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. Frederick Phisterer. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912.
September 16, 1852, the 10th Regiment of the National Guard of the State, Col. Ira W. Ainsworth, was accepted by the State as volunteers for a service of nine months, and authority granted to recruit it to full numbers; it was organized at Albany, and there mustered in the service of the United States November 21, 1862. The companies were recruited principally at Albany, Coeymans, Lansingburg, New Scotland, Easton, Rensselaerville, Watervliet, Westerlo and Schenectady.
The regiment left the State December 16, 1862; it served in the 3d Brigade, Sherman's Division, Department of the Gulf, from January, 1863; in the 3d Brigade, 2d Division, 19th Corps, from March, 1863; in the 1st Brigade, 3d Division, 19th Corps, from July, 1863; and, under Colonel Ainsworth, it was honorably discharged and mustered out September 24, to date September 10, 1863, at Albany, N. Y.
During its service the regiment lost by death, killed in action, 1 officer, 3 enlisted men; of wounds received in action, 1 officer,3 enlisted men; of disease and other causes, 3 officers, 149 enlisted men; total, 5 officers, 155 enlisted men; aggregate, 160.
The following is taken from The Union army: a history of military affairs in the loyal states, 1861-65 -- records of the regiments in the Union army -- cyclopedia of battles -- memoirs of commanders and soldiers. Madison, WI: Federal Pub. Co., 1908. volume II.
One Hundred and Seventy-seventh Infantry,—Col., Ira W. Ains-worth; Lieut.-Cols., Frank Chamberlain, David M. Woodhall; Majs., David 'M. Woodhall, Charles E. Davis. The nucleus of this regiment was the l0th 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 arid 149 men died of disease and other causes.