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“National Zouaves”

The Tenth New York Volunteer Infantry lost 6 officers and 106 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 3 officers and 86 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. The regiment is honored by a monument at Manassas and a monument at Gettysburg.

Organized at New York City
April 27 Mustered in under Colonel Walter W. McChesney, Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Elder and Major John W. Marshall
June 6 Left State for Fortress Monroe, Va. on the steamship Florida, and duty at Camp Hamilton, Va. Attached to Fortress Monroe and Camp Hamilton, Va., Dept. of Virginia
June Colonel McChesney left on leave of absence and did not return to the regiment
September 1 – 2 Colonel McChesney honorably discharged and John E. Bendix mustered in as Colonel. Lt. Colonel Elder sent to New York City on recruiting
May 10 Occupation of Norfolk and Portsmouth and duty there. Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of Virginia
June 5 Embarked on steamships Empire City for Yorktown and Arrowsmith for White House on the Pamunkey
June 7 Joined Army of the Potomac on the Peninsula, Va. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
June 13-15 Operations against Stuart
June 13 Old Church
June 25-July 1
Seven days before Richmond, Va.

The regiment lost 4 officers and 11 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 2 officers and 38 enlisted men wounded and 1 officer and 69 enlisted men captured or missing during the Seven Days battles.

June 27
Gaines Mill

The regiment lost 10 men killed or mortally wounded, Captain Thomas Wildes and Lieutenant George Tait wounded

June 30 White Oak Swamp and Turkey Bend
July 1
Malvern Hill

The regiment lost 1 man killed

July At Harrison’s Landing
August 16-28 Movement to Fortress Monroe, then to Centreville
August 30
Second Battle of Bull Run

Lieutenant Josiah Hedden and 33 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded. Captain Robert Dimmick, Lieutenants Thomas Culhane and Thomas Moscop and 52 enlisted men were wounded and Lieutenant George Dewey wounded and captured, and 25 enlisted men were missing or captured.

September Attached to 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps
September 16-17

Battle of Antietam

The regiment was in reserve and not engaged.

September 19-20

Shepherdstown Ford and Shepherdstown

October 29-November 19 Movement to Falmouth, Va.
October 31 Lieutenant Colonel Elder died of fever in New York City. Major Marshall was promoted to lieutenant colonel
December 7-24 Provost guard for Sumner’s Grand Division
December 12-15

Battle of Fredericksburg

Captain Salmon Winchester, Lieutenants Frank Morrell and James Yardley and 12 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded, Colonel Bendix, Captains Alfred Chamberlain and Joseph Newburgh, Lieutenant Theodore Rogers, 3 other officers and and 42 enlisted men were wounded and 4 men missing. Colonel Bendix was the first man wounded, turning command over to Captain Winchester until he was killed.

January 20-24 Burnside’s 2nd Campaign, “Mud March”
February At Falmouth
April 26 Captain George F. Hopper of Company H promoted to major
April 27-May 6 Chancellorsville Campaign; attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps
April 27 – June 14 Provost Guard, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps
May 1-5
Battle of Chancellorsville
May 7 Colonel Bendix and Lieutenant Colonel Marshall mustered out with the regiment at New York City at the end of the two year term of service. The three years men were formed into a four company battalion under Major Hopper, which continued in service.
July 2-4

Battle of Gettysburg

The 10th New York was commanded by Major George F. Hopper. It consisted of four companies, A-D. Of the 98 men it brought to the field, Privates John McCormick and David McGill were killed and Lieutenant Bernard Brady and Privates Samuel Talbot and Patrick Wilson were wounded.

From the monument:

Held this position with 8 officers and 90 enlisted men as provost guard Hay’s division during Pickett’s Charge July 3, 1863.

September 13-17 Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan
October 9-22 Bristoe Campaign
October 14 Auburn and Bristoe
October 15 Blackburn’s Ford
November 7-8 Advance to line of the Rappahannock
November 26-December 2 Mine Run Campaign
January 4 Major Hopper promoted to lieutenant colonel
February 6-7 Demonstration on the Rapidan
February 6-7
Morton’s Ford

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man mortally wounded, 2 enlisted men wounded

March Attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps
April Companies E and F were mustered into service for three years and joined the battlion
May 3-June 15 Campaign from the Rapidan to the James
May 5-7

Battle of the Wilderness

The regiment lost 23 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, Captains George Dewey and George Tait, Lieutenant George Hackett and 51 enlisted men wounded and 18 enlisted men missing or captured

May 8-21

Battle of Spotsylvania Court House

Captain Oscar Angell and 13 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded, Lieutenant Frank Clark and 39 enlisted men wounded, and 6 enlisted men missing or captured from 5/8 – 5/18

May 8 Laurel Hill
May 10
Po River

Lieutenant William Monk was mortally wounded

May 12 Assault on the Salient, “Bloody Angle”
May 23-26 North Anna River
May 26-28 On line of the Pamunkey
May 28-31

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man killed and 1 wounded

June 1-12

Cold Harbor

The regiment lost 11 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, and 1 officer and 14 enlisted men wounded

June 16-18
Before Petersburg

The regiment lost 2 enlisted men mortally wounded and 2 wounded

June 16
Siege of Petersburg begins
June 22-23 Jerusalem Plank Road
July 27-29 Demonstration north of the James
July 27-28 Deep Bottom
July 30 Mine Explosion (Reserve)
August 13-20 Demonstration north of the James
August 14-18 Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom
August 25

Ream’s Station

The regiment lost 1 enlisted man killed, 11 enlisted men wounded and 5 enlisted men missing or captured

October 27-28
Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run

The regiment lost 4 enlisted man wounded, 1 mortally, and 4 men missing

February 5-7

Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run

Lieutenant Samuel Minnes and 1 enlisted man were wounded

March 25 Watkins’ House
March 28-April 9
Appomattox Campaign

Lieutenant Albert Risley and 4 enlisted men were wounded in the campaign

March 31 Crow’s House
April 2 Fall of Petersburg
April 6 Sailor’s Creek
April 7 High Bridge, Farmville
April 9

Appomattox Court House

Surrender of Lee and his army.

April At Burkesville
May 2-12 March to Washington, D. C
May 17 Captain Peter Henry died of disease in New York City
May 23 Grand Review
June 5 Colonel Joel B.G. Baker of the 8th New York Heavy Artillery was given command of the 10th
June 15 – 20 Men transferred from the 8th New York Heavy Artillery, formed Companies H, G & I
June 30 Mustered out at Munson’s Hill, Virginia under Colonel Baker, Lt. Colonel Hopper