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“2nd Regiment Empire Brigade “

The 132nd New York Infantry Regiment lost 1 officer and 13 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 159 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

1862
Organized at New York City under the command of Colonel Peter J. Classen, Lieutenant Colonel Charles E. Prescott, and Major George H. Hitchcock.
September 27 Left state for Washington D.C.
October 24 The 132nd New York Infantry Regiment mustered in at Washington D.C.
October Moved from Washington, D.C., to Norfolk; then to Suffolk, Virginia. Attached to Spinola’s Brigade, Division at Suffolk, Virginia, 7th Corps, Departmen of Virginia
December 17 Ordered to New Berne, North Carolina. Attached to 1st Brigade, 5th Division, 18th Corps, Department of North Carolina. The regiment spent most of its service in North Carolina doing Garrison and outpost duty.
1863
March 6-10 Expedition from New Berne to Trenton, Pollocksville, Young’s Cross Roads and Swansborough. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 5th Division, 18th Corps
April 7-10 Expedition from New Berne for relief of Little Washington. Attached to Defenses of New Berne, North Carolina,  Department of Virginia and North Carolina. Attached to Sub-District New Berne, North Carolina, District of North Carolina, Department of Virginia and North Carolina
April 16-21 Expedition from New Berne toward Kinston
1864
January 18-February 10 Operations about New Berne against Whiting. Attached to Palmer’s Brigade, Peck’s Division, Department of Virginia and North Carolina
February 1-4

Battle of New Berne

The regiment lost 91 men killed or wounded. Lieutenant Arnold Zenette was killed, the only officer of the regiment to be lost to combat.

February 1 Batchelor’s Creek
February 1-3 Beech Grove
May 26 Batchelor’s Creek
June 17-18 Scout to Dover and Core Creek
June 20-23 Expedition toward Kinston
June 22 Jackson’s Mills, Southwest Creek
1865
March 1-April 26

Campaign of the Carolinas

Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, District of Beaufort, North Carolina, Department of North Carolina

March 7 Southwest Creek
March 8-10

Battle of Wise’s Forks

The regiment lost 24 men casualties.

March 14 Kinston
March 21 Occupation of Goldsboro. Attached to 1st Brigade, Division District of Beaufort, North Carolina, Department of North Carolina
April 9-13. Advance on Raleigh
April 14 Occupation of Raleigh. Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 23rd Corps, Department of North Carolina
April 26

Bennett’s House

Surrender of Johnston and his army.

May-June Duty at Salisbury, N. C.
June 29 The 132nd New York Infantry Regiment mustered out under the command of Colonel Peter J. Classen. Recruits transferred to the 99th New York Infantry.