179th New York Volunteer Infantry
A Union Regiment Forged in the Petersburg Campaign
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chapter 3
Raising the 179th

Arnot Barracks 1864

Elmira Prison

Giles Holden

Barracks Map

William Hemstreet

William Hemstreet
New York State Military Museum

William J. Hemstreet
Company G

Age, 31 yearsL Enrolled at Lockport, to serve three years, and mustered in as first lieutenant,
Co. A, One Hundred and Eightieth Infantry, July 20, 1864;
transferred to Co. G, this regiment, July 23, 1864; discharged to date, May 15, 1865;
prior service, second lieutenant, Co. F, One Hundred and Fourth Infantry.
Commissioned first lieutenant, September 27, 1861, with rank from July 18, 1864, original.
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