The Civil War in the East

133rd New York Infantry Regiment "2nd Regiment Metropolitan Guard"

The regiment lost 2 officers and 43 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 5 officers and 88 enlisted men wounded, and 1 officer and 78 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.




Organized at New York City by the New York Metropolitan Police

September 24

Mustered in on Staten Island under Colonel Leonard Currie, Lieutenant Colonel James Hopkins and Major Abraham Relay

October 8

Left State for Washington, D.C. for duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C. Attached to Abercrombie's Division, Defenses of Washington, D.C.


Moved to New Orleans, La. Attached to Grover's Brigade, Banks' New Orleans Expedition

December 17

Occupation of Baton Rouge, La. Attached to Grover's Division, Dept. of the Gulf



Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf

January 23

Major Relay discharged and Captain John Allcot of Company B promoted to major

February 12-28

Operations on Bayou Plaquemine

March 7-27

Operations against Port Hudson, La.

April 3

Moved to Algiers

April 8

To Brashear City

April 9-May 14

Operations in Western Louisiana

April 11-20

Teche Campaign

April 12-13

Fort Bisland, near Centreville

Lieutenant George De Valen and 7 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded and 17 enlisted men wounded

April 15-20

Pursuit to Opelousas

April 26-29

Expedition from Opelousas to Chicotsville and Bayou Boeuf

May 4-12

Expedition to Alexandria

May 19-26

March to Port Hudson

May 26-July 9

Siege of Port Hudson

The regiment lost 5 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 4 officers and 71 enlisted men wounded and 2 men missing at Port Hudson exclusive of the casualties listed below

May 26-29

Expedition to Niblitt's Bluff

May 27

Assault on Port Hudson

The regiment lost 12 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded

June 14

Assault on Port Hudson

Lieutenant Benjamin Denton and 19 enlisted men were killed or mortally wounded and Lieutenant Johnson Hull was wounded

July 9

Surrender of Port Hudson

July 15

Moved to New Orleans

September 4-12

Sabine Pass Expedition

September 16

Moved to Brashear City, then to Berwick City. Western Louisiana

October 3-November 30

"Teche" Campaign


Duty in the Defenses of New Orleans


April 26-May 22

Red River Campaign. Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps

April 30- May 10

Construction of dam at Alexandria

May 13-20

Retreat to Mansura

May 16


May - June

At Morganza. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf

June 25

Major Allcot discharged

July 2-18

Moved to New Orleans, La., then to Fortress Monroe and Deep Bottom, Va.

July 31

Moved to Washington, D.C.

August 4

Captain Anthony Allaire of Company E promoted to major

August 7-November 28

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

August 14

Detached from army and duty as Train Guard for Sheridan's army

October 27

Duty at Middletown, Newtown, Stephenson's Depot and Winchester and in the Shenandoah Valley

November 19

Lieutenant Colonel Hopkins died of disease at New York city

November 20

Major Allaire promoted to lieutenant colonel

December 24

Captain George Washburn of Company K promoted to major



Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Provisional Division, Army of the Shenandoah

April 20

Moved to Washington, D.C. Attached to 3rd Brigade, Dwight's Division, Defenses of Washington, D. C, 22nd Corps

May 23-24

Grand Review

May 31

Recruits transferred to 90th New York Infantry

June 6

Regiment mustered out under Colonel Currie, Lt. Colonel Allaire and Major Washburn

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