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10th New York Infantry

"National Zouaves"
Organized: New York City and Brooklyn, NY; mustered in 5/1/1861
Disbanded/Mustered out: Munson's Hill, VA 6/30/1865


Commanding Officer on the Antietam Campaign:
  LCol. John W. Marshall


This Regiment's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of the Potomac
  Corps - Fifth (V) Army Corps
  Division - 2nd Division, V Corps
  Brigade - 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, V Corps

Unit history

Originally a 2-year unit, first under Colonel Walter W. McChesney, it served at Fortress Monroe from July 1861. Colonel John E. Bendix took command on 2 September 1861. They saw first action on the Peninsula Campaign, Spring of 1862.

On the Antietam Campaign

The regiment was part of General McClellan's Reserve at South Mountain and Antietam.


Initial Strength: not known;

Battlefield Tablets for this Unit

Tablet #33: Fifth Army Corps - 15 Sep, 2 PM to 16 Sep, 12 PM
Tablet #22: Sykes' Division, Fifth Army Corps - 15 Sep, 2 PM to 16 Sep, 12 PM

After the Antietam Campaign

The regiment's two-year men and Colonel Bendix mustered out in May 1863, the remainder forming a battalion for continued service. These were combined with new recruits and transfers from other de-commissioning units to fuill the ranks.

More on the Web

See more about this unit at New York Tenth Infantry from Brooklyn Genealogy.

References & Notes

Source: Dyer, Frederick H., A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Des Moines, Iowa: The Dyer Publishing Co., 1908; and
Phisterer, Frederick, New York in the War of the Rebellion, Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912 - extracted in part on the 10th Infantry page from the New York State Military Museum.

We have 2 individuals who were on the Maryland Campaign in the AotW database for this unit:


Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
FSgtJohnson, Phineas Died   11/20     We have some details for this person
F&SLColMarshall, John W        We have some details for this person


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