The Civil War in the East

131st New York Infantry Regiment "1st Regiment Metropolitan Guard"

The 131st New York Infantry Regiment lost 2 officers and 82 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 officers 87 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.




Organized at New York City

September 6

Mustered in

September 14

Left State for Annapolis, Md. Attached to District of Annapolis, Md., 8th Army Corps, Middle Department

November 18

Ordered to New Orleans, La.


Moved to Baton Rouge, La. andattached to Grover's Division, Dept. of the Gulf



Attached to 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf,

March 7-27

Operations against Port Hudson

March 27

Moved to Donaldsonville, then to Brashear City, La.

April 9-May 14

Operations in Western Louisiana

April 11-20

Teche Campaign

April 12-13

Fort Bisland

April 13

Madam Porter's Plantation, Indian Bend

April 14

Irish Bend

April 17

Bayou Vermillion

April 19-20

March to Opelousas

April 25

Moved to New Iberia

May 24-July 9

Siege of Port Hudson

May 27

Assault on Port Hudson

June 14

Assault on Port Hudson

June 18

Action at Plaquemine (Detachment)

July 9

Surrender of Port Hudson

July 12-13

Kock's Plantation, Bayou LaFourche


Duty at Thibodeauxville



Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf

February 3-6

Expedition from Brashear City (Detachment)

March 25-May 22

Red River Campaign

May 1


April 30-May 10

Construction of dam at Alexandria

May 13-20

Retreat to Mansura

May 16



Duty at Morganza

July 3-22

Moved to New Orleans, La., then to Fortress Monroe, Va., and to Bermuda Hundred, Va.

July 23-28

In trenches at Bermuda Hundred, Va.

July 28-29

Deep Bottom

July 31-August 2

Moved to Washington, D.C., then to Tennallytown

August 7-
November 28

Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign. Assigned to Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division

September 19

Battle of Winchester

September 22

Fisher's Hill

October 19

Battle of Cedar Creek


Duty at Kernstown and Winchester


January 5-22

Moved to Savannah, Ga. and attached to 2nd Brigade, Grover's Division, District of Savannah, Dept. of the South


At Morehead City and New Berne, N. C. Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, Dept. of North Carolina


At Savannah, Ga., attached to District of Savannah, Dept. of the South

July 26, 1865

Mustered out at Savannah, Ga.

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