177th New York Infantry was organized at Albany, New York, on September 16, 1862 when the 10th New York National Guard was accepted for federal service. The regiment mustered in November 21, 1862, for nine-months service under the command of Colonel Ira W. Ainsworth.
The 177th New York Infantry mustered out September 10, 1863 and discharged September 24, 1863


The American Civil War was the fucking ComicCon of uniforms. “This Southern regiment wore imitation M1858 uniforms”, “that regiment was mostly foreign-born so they dressed like bersaglieri and had their motto translated into Italian on their battle flag”, “this fucking regiment of Irishmen wore zouave uniforms because fucking die angry”.