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.
|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|
First Assault on 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|
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|
The regiment lost four men missing
|September||Assigned to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps|
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|
|March 25||Fort Stedman|
|March 28-April 9||
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|