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178th Regiment, New York Infantry

Regiment organized at Staten Island, N. Y., June 18, 1863. Companies "A" to "E" left State for Washington, D. C., June 21, 1863. Company "F" joined Regiment September 1, 1863, and Companies "G" to "K" October 24, 1863. Attached to 3rd Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, D. C., to July, 1863. Provost guard Washington, D. C., 22nd Army Corps, to November, 1863. District of Columbus, Ky., 6th Division, 16th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to January, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to March, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps (Detachment), Army of the Tennessee, Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division (Detachment), Army of the Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps (New), Military Division West Mississippi, to August, 1865. District of Alabama, Dept. of the Gulf, to April, 1866.

Duty at Fairfax Seminary and Washington, D. C., till October 31, 1863. Little River Turnpike, Va., June 28-29. Moved to Eastport, Miss., October 31. Duty at Eastport, Miss., Columbus, Ky., Fort Pillow, Tenn., and Vicksburg, Miss., till February, 1864. Meridian Campaign February 3 to March 2, 1864. Red River Campaign March 10-May 22. Fort DeRussy March 14. Occupation of Alexandria March 16. Battle Pleasant Hill April 9. Retreat to Alexandria April 22-26. About Cloutiersville, Cane River, April 22-23. Luciaville April 23-25. Construction of dam at Alexandria April 30-May 10. Retreat to Morganza May 13-20. Mansura May 16. Yellow Bayou May 18-19. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., thence to Memphis, Tenn., May 20-June 9. Old River Lake or Lake Chicot, Ark., June 6-7. Colliersville, Tenn., June 23. Near Lafayette June 23. Smith's Expedition to Tupelo, Miss., July 5-21. Near Tupelo July 14-15. Old Town or Tishamingo Creek July 15. Smith's Expedition to Oxford August 1-30. Hurricane Creek August 13-14. Moved to Duvall's Bluff, Ark., September 1-7. March through Arkansas and Missouri in pursuit of Price September 17-November 19. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., November 21-December 1. Battles of Old River Lake December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. At Clifton, Tenn., and Eastport, Miss., till February, 1865. Movement to New Orleans, La., February 6-22. Campaign against Mobile and its defences March 17-April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. March to Montgomery April 13-25, and duty there and at Greenville, Ala., till April, 1866. Mustered out April 20, 1866.

Regiment lost during service 18 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 190 Enlisted men by disease. Total 210.
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