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178th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry
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Active June 18th, 1863, to April 20th, 1866
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Red River Campaign
Battle of Nashville
Battle of Fort Blakley

The 178th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment was an Infantry Regiment that served in the United States Army during the American Civil War. It was often referred to as the "Second Regiment, Hawkins Zouaves".

Military Service, 1863

Military Service, 1864

Military Service, 1865

The regiment was mustered out of service on April 20, 1866, at Montgomery, Alabama, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel John B. Gandolfo.


The regiment suffered the following casualties during its service.

  • Killed In Action: 0 Officers, 9 Enlisted
  • Died of Wounds: 0 Officers, 9 Enlisted
  • Died of Disease and other causes: 2 Officers, 190 Enlisted (35 Died as POW's)
  • Total: 2 Officers and 208 Enlisted.

Commanding officers

  • Lieutenant Colonel John B. Gandolfo

See also


  • Phisterer, Frederick; “New York in the War of the Rebellion.” 3rd Edition, Albany, New York, J.B. Lyon Company, 1912.
  • Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York. For the Year 1899.” James B. Lyon State Printers, Albany, New York, 1900.
  • Volume II, "The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the loyal States, 1861-1865. Records of the Regiments in the Union Army, Cyclopedia of Battles, Memoirs of Commanders and Soldiers.” Federal Publishing Company, Madison, Wisconsin, 1908.
  • Volume VI, “A Record of the Commissioned Officers, Non Commissioned Officers and Privates, of the Regiments which were organized in the State of New York, and called into the service of the United States to Assist in Suppressing the Rebellion caused by the secession of some of the Southern States from the Union, A.D. 1861, as taken from the Muster-In Rolls on File in the Adjutant Generals Office, S.N.Y.” Weed, Parsons, and Company, Printers, Albany, New York, 1866.
  • Official Army Register of the Volunteer force of the United States Army for the years 1861, ’62, ’63, ’64, ’65.” Adjutant Generals Office, United States Army, 1865 to 1867.

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