The 179th New York Infantry lost 7 officers and 61 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 118 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

1864
Organized at Elmira, N.Y. under Colonel William M. Gregg, Lieutenant Colonel Franklin B. Doty and Major J. Barnett Sloan
April 5 Company A mustered in and left State for Washington, D.C.
April 13 Company B mustered in and left State for Washington, D.C.
April 23 Company C mustered in and left State for Washington, D.C.
May 11 Company D mustered in and left State for Washington, D.C.
May 16 Company E mustered in and left State for Washington, D.C.
May 25 Company F mustered in and left State for Washington, D.C. Companies A -F attached to Defenses of Washington, D.C.
July 20 Company G mustered in
September 13 Company H mustered in
September 15 Company K mustered in
June 11 Assigned to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
June 11-12 Rapidan Campaign, Cold Harbor
June 16-18
First Assault onĀ Petersburg

Siege of Petersburg begins. The regiment lost Major Sloan, Captain Daniel Blatchford and 19 men killed or mortally wounded, 3 officers and 57 men wounded, and 10 men missing.

June 18 Assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps
July 1 Assigned to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps
July 13 Captain John Barton of Company C promoted to major
July 30
Mine Explosion, Petersburg

The regiment lost Major John Barton, Captain Allen Farwell, First Lieutenant Baker S. Saxton and 10 men killed or mortally wounded, 1 officer and 16 men wounded, and 26 men missing.

August 8 Captain Albert A. Terrill of Company G promoted to major
August 18-21
Weldon Railroad

The regiment lost four men missing

September Assigned to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps
September 29-
October 2
Poplar Grove Church

The regiment lost 1 officer and 11 men killed or mortally wounded, 20 men wounded and 26 men missing.

October 27-28 Jerusalem Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run
1865
March 25 Fort Stedman
March 28-April 9
Appomattox Campaign

Lieutenant Colonel Doty and 18 men were killed or mortally wounded, 8 officers and 25 men wounded, and 8 men missing, mostly during the storming of Petersburg on April 2.

April 2 Assault on and fall of Petersburg
April 3 Occupation of Petersburg
April 3-9 Pursuit of Lee
April 5 Lt. Colonel Doty died of his wounds at Petersburg. Major Terrill promoted to lieutenant colonel
April 9 Appomattox Court House. Surrender of Lee and his army.
April 20-27 Moved to Washington, D C. and duty at Alexandria
May 17 Captain Giles Holden of Company H promoted to major, but not mustered
May 23 Grand Review
June 8 Mustered out at Alexandria, Va. under Colonel Gregg, Lt. Colonel Terrill and Major Holden