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“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.
November 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
January 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
December 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 Mansura
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, 19th Army Corps, 1st Division, 3rd Brigade
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
February 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, Lieutenant Colonel Allaire and Major Washburn