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The 32nd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 8 officers and 37 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 53 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

Organized at Camp Yates at New Dorp, Staten Island, N.Y.
May 31 Mustered in under Colonel Roderick Matheson, Lieutenant Colonel Francis E. Pinto and Major George F. Lemon
June 29 Left State for Washington, D.C.
July 1 Arrived Washington
July 8 Crossed the Potomac and camped nar Fort Ellsworth. Attached to Davies’ Brigade, Miles’ Division, McDowell’s Army of Northeast Virginia
July 14 Reconnaissance from Alexandria on Fairfax Road
July 16-21 Advance on Manassas, Va.
July 17
Skirmish near Fairfax Court House

Captured eight Alabamans

July 21
Battle of Bull Run

The regiment was in reserve, and covered the retreat of the army, forming square to repel cavalry on Centerville Heights. It lost 1 enlisted man missing.

August Duty in the Defenses of Washington attached to Franklin’s Brigade, Division of the Potomac
August 21 Attached to Newton’s Brigade, Franklin’s Division, Army of the Potomac
August 29 The regimet lost 1 officer and 1 enlisted man missing at Bailey’s Cross Roads
September 28 Reconnoissance to Munson’s Hill
October 3 Skirmish at Springfield Station
December 2 The regiment lost 2 enlisted men missing at Annandale
March Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
March 10-15 Advance on Manassas, Va.
April 4-12 McDowell’s advance on Falmouth, Va. Attached to the 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Department of the Rappahannock
April 9 At Catlett’s Station.
April 10 Franklin’s Division was detached from the Department of the Rappahannock and ordered to return to Alexandria
April 17 Embarked on transports
April 19 Arrived on the Penninsula at Poquosin Bay
April 24-May 4 Siege of Yorktown, Va. (on transports)
May 6 Landed at West Point
May 7-8
West Point

The regiment lost 4 officers and 14 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 48 enlisted men wounded in fighting against Whiting’s Confederate Division

May 7 Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
May 10-25 Marched to New Market Bridge via Cumberland, White House Point, Tunstall’s Station and Coal Harbor
June 18 Crossed the Chickahominy at Woodbury’s Bridge
June 25-July 1 Seven days before Richmond
June 27
Gaines’ Mill

The regiment lost 4 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 40 enlisted men wounded, and 16 missing or captured

June 30 White Oak Swamp, Charles City Cross Roads and Glendale
July 1 Malvern Hill
July-August At Harrison’s Landing
August 10 Left Harrison’s Landing
August 17 Crossed the Chickahominy
August 18 Passed through Williamsburg
August 19 Reached Yorktown
August 20 Through Warwick Court House
August 21 Reached Newport News
August 22 Embarked on steamship Daniel Webster with the 18th New York
August 24 Landed at Alexandria and marched a short distance up the Little River Turnpike
August 29 – 30 Marched to Centerville and was placed in reserve on Centerville Heights
September 1 Cover Pope’s retreat to Fairfax Court House
September 6-22 Maryland Campaign
September 6 Crossed the Potomac on the Long Bridge and marched to Tennallytown
September 8 Through Rockville
September 9 Through Darnestown
September 11 Through Downesville
September 12 Through Urbanna
September 13 To Burkettsville. Lieutenant Colonel Pinto took command of the 31st New York Infantry, whose colonel was promoted to brigadier general, leaving it without field officers
September 14
Crampton’s Gap, South Mountain

The regiment led the brigade in a charge that cost 2 officers and 10 enlisted men killed, Colonel Matheson, Major Lemon and 5 enlisted men mortally wounded and 32 enlisted men wounded. Lieutenant Colonel Pinto took command of the combined 32nd and 33rd Regiments as the only surviving field officer from either.

September 16-17
Battle of Antietam

The regiment was in a support position with the batteries under continual artillery fire, losing 1 enisted man mortally wounded and 2 wounded

September 18 To Shepherdstown Ford
September 18-October 29 Duty in Maryland
October 21 Colonel Matheson died of his Crampton’s Gap wound at Burkettsville, Maryland
October 22 Lieutenant Colonel Pinto was promoted to colonel, Major Lemon (in hospital at Burkettsville) to lieutenant colonel, Captain Charles Hubbs of Company B to major, all with rank to October 2
October 29-
November 19
Movement to Falmouth, Va.
October 29 -31 Marched to Berlin via Crampton’s Gap
November 2 Crossed the Potomac at Berlin on pontoon bridge
November 3-4 Marched through Perceyville to Union
November 5-6 Passed Upperville to camp at White Plains, on the railroad
November 9 To New Baltimore
November 10 Lieutenant Colonel Lemon died of his Crampton’s Gap wound at Burkettsville, Maryland
November 17 To Catlett’s Station
November 18 To Stafford Court House
November 19 To Belle Plain Landing
December 2 Major Hubbs promoted to lieutenant colonel with rank to November 24
December 12-15
Battle of Fredericksburg

The regiment was in support roles, helping to repel a Confederate assault on the New Jersey Brigade on the 13th, and lost 1 enlisted man killed and 3 wounded

January 2 Captain Russell Myers of Company G promoted to major
January 20-24 “Mud March”
February-April At Falmouth
April 27-May 6 Chancellorsville Campaign
April 29-May 2 Operations about Franklin’s Crossing
May 3 Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg
May 3-4
Salem Church
May 4
Banks’ Ford

The regiment lost 2 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 1 wounded, and 40 captured when surprised and cut off as rear guard at the ford.

June 9 Mustered out , expiration of term, under Colonel Pinto, Lieutenant Colonel Hubbs, Major Myers. Three years men transferred to 121st Regiment New York Infantry.