132nd Regiment, New York Infantry

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Brief History

Organized at New York City and mustered in at Washington, D. C., October 4, 1862.[1] They were known as or became part of the Second Regiment, Empire, Spinola's, Brigade; and the  Hillhouse Light Infantry.[2]
Duty at Salsbury, N. C., till June. Mustered out June 29, 1865. Recruits transferred to 99th New York Infantry.

The New York State Military Museum website has a unit history project page for the 132nd Infantry Regiment.

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.

The companies were recruited principally: A at New York city, Brooklyn and Newtown; B, F, I and K at New York city, Brooklyn and Staten Island; C and E at New York city; D at Brooklyn, Buffalo, Lewiston and the reservations of the Allegany, Cattaraugus and Tuscarora Indians; G at Suspension Bridge, Buffalo, New York city and Brooklyn; and H at New York city, Harlem, Buffalo and Kingston.

Company A - principally recruited from

Company B - principally recruited from

Company C - principally recruited from

Company D - principally recruited from

Company E - principally recruited from

Company F - principally recruited from

Company G - principally recruited from

Company H - principally recruited from

Company I - principally recruited from

Company K - principally recruited from

Source Material

New York in the War of the Rebellion, 1861 to 1865, by Frederick Phisterer (Albany : J.B. Lyon, 1912). Google Books, other libraries with this book, FHL Collection FHL book 974.7 M2p, FHL film 1486494-1486496

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, Wis.: Federal Pub. Co., 1908. Other libraries with this book,FHL Collection FHL book 973 M2ua


  1. Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, Des Moines: Dyer Publishing Co. (1908)
  2. The New York State Military Museum website