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Brief History

Organized at New York City by the New York Metropolitan Police  and mustered in September 24, 1862.[1] They were mustered in on Staten Island under Colonel Leonard Currie, Lieutenant Colonel James Hopkins and Major Abraham Relay. They were known as the Second Metropolitan Guard[2].
Moved to Washington, D. C., April 20, 1865. Recruits transferred to 90th New York Infantry May 31, 1865. Regiment mustered out June 6, 1865 under Colonel Currie, Lt. Colonel Allaire and Major Washburn.[3]

For more information  on the history of this unit, see:

The New York State Military Museum website has a unit history project page for the 133rd Infantry Regiment.

The Civil War in the East website gives a timeline for the involvement of 133rd New York Infantry Regiment in the war.

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles,companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

See the Regiment Roster, for listing of individuals, their company and their involvement.

Company A - principally recruited from New York City

Company B - principally recruited from New York City and Brooklyn

Company C - principally recruited from New York City

Company D - principally recruited from New York City

Company E - principally recruited from New York City

Company F - principally recruited from New York City and Brooklyn

Company G - principally recruited from Brooklyn

Company H - principally recruited from New York City and Brooklyn

Company I - principally recruited from Brooklyn

Company K - principally recruited from New York City and Brooklyn


Source Material

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘New York in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • New York in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for New York, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • The Union Army : a History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States, 1861-65, Records of the Regiments in the Union Army, Cyclopedia of Battles, Memoirs of Commanders and Soldiers, Reprint of original published: Madison, WI.: Federal Pub. Co., 1908. Other libraries with this book,FHL Collection FHL book 973 M2ua

Footnotes

  1. Frederick Henry Dyer, A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, (Des Moines, Iowa: Dyer Publishing Co., 1908), as cited at Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System (database on-line) at http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ (accessed 2010).
  2. New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs. "Unit History Project : 133rd Infantry Regiment” in New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center at http://dmna.state.ny.us/historic/reghist/civil/infantry/133rdInf/133rdInfMain.htm (accessed 7 December 2010) citing Frederick Phisterer, New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. (Albany, N.Y.: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912).
  3. Hawks, Steve.The Civil War in the East. Database. http://www.civilwarintheeast.com/USA/NY/NY130.php (accessed 7 December 2010)

 

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