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133rd New York
Roster - Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York For the Year
1893, Volume 37 View the Entire Book
|One Hundred and Thirty-third New York Infantry. Cols., Leonard D. H.
Currie; Lieut. -Cols., James A. P. Hopkins, Anthony J. Allaire; Majs., Abraham S. Relay,
John H. Allcott, Anthony J. Allaire, George Washburn. The 133d, the 2nd "Metropolitan
Guard", was recruited principally in New York city under the auspices of the
Metropolitan police of New York and was organized on Staten island, where it was mustered
into the U. S. service for three years on Sept. 24, 1862. It left for Washington on Oct.
8, 1862, and a few weeks later sailed for New Orleans as a part of Banks' expedition. It
was assigned to the 2nd brigade, 3d (Emory's) division, 19th corps, and was first under
fire at Fort Bisland in April, 1863, when it sustained a loss of 25 killed and wounded. It
was engaged without loss at Opelousas and Alexandria; took an honorable and conspicuous
part in the siege of Port Hudson, in which it suffered a total loss of 23 killed, 90
wounded and 2 missing, its chief losses occurring in the assaults of May 27 and June 14.
After the surrender of Port Hudson, the ensuing 9 months were chiefly spent in post and
garrison duty, and in some reconnoissances and expeditions into the enemy's country. It
fought at Vermillion and Carrion Crow bayous in Oct., 1863, after which it served in the
defenses of New Orleans until March 15, 1864, when it joined the 1st brigade, 2nd
(Grover's) division, 19th corps, and started on Banks' Red River campaign, enduring much
fatigue and hardship, but sustaining no further losses in battle. It rendered efficient
service in building the dam on Red river, which enabled the fleet of ironclads to pass the
rapids in May. In July, 1864, it embarked at New Orleans for Washington with the 1st and
2nd divisions of the corps, and participated without loss in the actions at Fort Stevens
and Snicker's ferry, Va. It was attached to the 3d brigade, 1st division, Army of the
Shenandoah early in the spring of 1865, and after April served in the defenses of
Washington, where it was mustered out on June 6, under command of Col. Currie. The
regiment lost during service, 2 officers and 43 men killed and mortally wounded; 1 officer
and 78 men died of disease and other causes; total deaths, 3 officers and 121 men.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2