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10th New York
Roster - Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York For the Year
1893, Volume 18 View the Entire Book
|Tenth New York Infantry. Cols., Walter W. McChesney. John E. Bendix, Joseph
Yeamans, George F. Hopper; Lieut. -Cols., Alexander B. Elder, John W. Marshall, George F.
Hopper, Anthony L. Woods; Majs., John W. Marshall, John Missing, George F. Hopper, Anthony
L. Woods, Charles W. Cowtan. The 10th, the National Zouaves, was recruited in New York
city and Brooklyn and mustered into the U. S. service, April 27 and 30 and May 2 and 7,
1861, for two years. From Sandy Hook, where it was encamped, the regiment embarked for
Fortress Monroe on June 5, and was ordered to join the reserve during the battle of Big
Bethel. Headquarters were established at Camp Hamilton, near Fortress Monroe, and here the
regiment was stationed until the opening of the campaign on the Peninsula the following
year. In May, 1862, the 10th moved to Norfolk and Portsmouth and on June 7, was attached
to the 3d brigade, 2nd division, 5th corps, which it joined at Bottom's bridge on the
Chickahominy. It was active in the Seven Days' battles, encamped at Harrison's Landing
until late in August, when it returned to Newport News, whence it was ordered to Manassas
and fought bravely in the second Bull Run, losing 115 men in killed, wounded and missing.
At South mountain and Antietam. it was held in reserve; was in action at Shepherdstown,
after which it was assigned to the 3d brigade, 3d division, 2nd corps, with which it
fought at Fredericksburg, where almost one-half of the members of the regiment who went
into action were killed, wounded or missing. A portion of the winter was spent in the
performance of guard duty at headquarters and the original two years members not
reenlisted were mustered out at New York on May 7, 1863. The remainder of the regiment was
consolidated into a battalion of four companies, to which were later added two companies
of new recruits and the veterans of the 8th N. Y. artillery. The battalion was made
provost guard of the 3d division, 2nd corps and in March, 1864, was attached to the 3d
brigade, 2nd division, 2nd corps. It was active at the Wilderness, where the loss was 95
members, at Spottsylvania, Laurel hill, the North Anna river, Totopotomy and Cold Harbor.
It then served during the long siege of Petersburg, being engaged in the early assaults on
the works there, at the Weldon railroad, Deep Bottom, Strawberry plains, Reams' station,
the Boydton road, Hatcher's run, White Oak road, and in the final assault on the
fortifications, April 2, 1865. In the pursuit which followed the evacuation, the 10th was
in line with its brigade and performed guard duty near Richmond until the welcome orders
to return home. The 10th was mustered out at Munson's hill, Va., June 30, 1865. During its
term of service, it lost 130 by death from wounds and 89 by death from accident,
imprisonment or disease.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2