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Schenectady in the Civil War: One Hundred Seventy-seventh Infantry

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[This information is from Chapter XXV, pp. 402-403 of Schenectady County, New York: Its History to the Close of the Nineteenth Century by Austin A. Yates (New York: New York History Co., 1902). It is in the Schenectady Collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at Schdy R 974.744 Yat, and copies are also available for borrowing. Thanks to Carol Di Crosta for data entry help with this project. The names of the soldiers are in the order they were in the book.]

The 177th was formerly the Tenth Regiment New York State National Guard of the city of Albany. It was enlisted in October, 1862, for nine months, but it was called upon to serve within two weeks of the year, and those who did serve, served most heroically. They were ordered at once to the Department of the Gulf and served in Louisiana. While at Baton Rouge the record shows that men were dying by scores from zymotic disease, as diphtheria, typhoid fever and the like. Men fled from the regiment by scores, and of the thirty-five men who enlisted from Schenectady, sixteen deserted. The roll of honor of those who served through or died in service we give as follows:

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