The Civil War in the East

175th New York Infantry Regiment

The 175th New York Infantry lost 2 officers and 12 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 officers and 117 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.



September and October

Organized in New York under Colonel Michael K. Bryan, Lieutenant Colonel John A. Foster and Major John Gray

November 21

Left State for Suffolk, Va. Attached to Division at Suffolk, Va., 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia


Attached to 1st Brigade, Augur's Division, Dept. of the Gulf. Moved to New Orleans, La., and duty at Carrollton


March 6

Moved to Baton Rouge and attached to 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf

March 7-27

Operations against Port Hudson

April 1

Moved to Algiers

April 9

To Berwick

April 9-May 14

Operations in Western Louisiana

April 11-20

Teche Campaign

April 12-13

Fort Bisland, near Centreville

April 17

Vermillion Bayou

May 5-18

Expedition from Opelousas to Alexandria and Simsport. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps

May 21-26

Expedition from Berne's Landing to Berwick

May 25


May 26-30

Moved to Port Hudson

May 30-July 9

Siege of Port Hudson

June 14

Assault on Port Hudson

The regiment lost Colonel Bryan and 10 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 5 officers and 33 enlisted men wounded, and 2 officers and 2 enlisted men captured or missing

July 9

Surrender of Port Hudson

July 22

Moved to Baton Rouge

July 28

Lt. Colonel Foster promoted to colonel, but not mustered


Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 19th Army Corps

August 13

Lt. Colonel Gray discharged


Consolidated in to three companies, A - C

November 12

Operations about St. Martinsville



Attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division. 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf

March 23-May 22

Red River Campaign

March 25-April 12

At Alexandria

April 23-24

Cane River

April 26-May 13

At Alexandria

May 13-20

Retreat to Morganza

May 16


May - June

At Morganza

May 30-June 5

Expedition from Morganza to the Atchafalaya

June 1

Atchafalaya River

July 5-29

Moved to Fortress Monroe, Va., then to Washington, D.C. and attached to Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, 2nd Division. 19th Army Corps

August 7- November 28

Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign

September 19

Battle of Winchester

September 22

Fisher's Hill

October 19

Battle of Cedar Creek

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man killed and 2 wounded


Duty at Kernstown and Winchester. Companies D and E added.


January 5-22

Moved to Savannah, Ga. and attached to 3rd Brigade, Grover's Division, District of Savannah, Ga., Dept. of the South

March 5

Moved to Wilmington, N. C. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina

March 10

To Morehead City

April 8

Moved to Goldsboro

May 2

To Savannah, Ga. Attached to District of Savannah, Ga., Dept. of the South

June 30

Companies D and E mustered out at Savannah

August 5

Colonel Foster discharged

November 29, 1865

Companies A - C mustered out under Major Charles McCarthy at Greensboro, Georgia

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