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“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.
December Moved to Baton Rouge, La. and attached to Grover’s Division, Dept. of the Gulf
January 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
July-March Duty at Thibodeauxville
February 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 Alexandria
April 30-May 10 Construction of dam at Alexandria
May 13-20 Retreat to Mansura
May 16 Mansura
May-June 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
October-January 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
March 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
April At Savannah, Ga., attached to District of Savannah, Dept. of the South
July 26 Mustered out at Savannah, Ga.