131st New York Infantry
"1st Regiment Metropolitan Guard"

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Organized at New York City and mustered in September 6, 1862. Left State for Annapolis, Md., September 14, 1862. Attached to District of Annapolis, Md., 8th Army Corps, Middle Department, to December, 1862. Grover's Division, Dept. of the Gulf, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to February, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to July, 1864, and Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to January, 1865. 2nd Brigade, Grover's Division, District of Savannah, Dept. of the South, to March, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, Dept. of North Carolina, to April, 1865. District of Savannah, Dept. of the South, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty at Annapolis, Md., until November 18, 1862. Ordered to New Orleans, La., November 18; thence moved to Baton Rouge, La., December, and duty there until March, 1863. Operations against Port Hudson March 7-27. Moved to Donaldsonville March 27, thence to Brashear City, La. Operations in Western Louisiana April 9-May 14. Teche Campaign April 11-20. Fort Bisland April 12-13. Madam Porter's Plantation, Indian Bend, April 13. Irish Bend April 14. Bayou Vermillion April 17. March to Opelousas April 19-20. Moved to New Iberia April 25. Siege of Port Hudson May 24-July 9. Assaults on Port Hudson May 27 and June 14. Action at Plaquemine June 18 (Detachment). Surrender of Port Hudson July 9. Kock's Plantation, Bayou LaFourche, July 12-13. Duty at Thibodeauxville until March, 1864. Expedition from Brashear City February 3-6, 1864 (Detachment). Red River Campaign March 25-May 22. Alexandria May 1. Construction of dam at Alexandria April 30-May 10. Retreat to Mansura May 13-20. Mansura May 16. Duty at Morganza until July 3. Moved to New Orleans, La., thence to Fortress Monroe, Va., and to Bermuda Hundred, Va., July 3-22. In trenches at Bermuda Hundred, Va., until July 28. Deep Bottom July 28-29. Moved to Washington, D.C., thence to Tennallytown July 31-August 2. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 7-November 28. Battle of Winchester September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty at Kernstown and Winchester until January, 1865. Moved to Savannah, Ga., January 5-22, and duty there until March. At Morehead City and New Berne, N. C., until April. At Savannah, Ga., until July. Mustered out at Savannah, Ga., July 26, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 82 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 107 Enlisted men by disease. Total 194.

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