13th Regiment Infantry
New York Volunteers
The 13th Infantry Regiment was intended to be one of the twelve New York State
National Guard infantry regiments federalized for service in the Spanish-American
War. The regiment was initially constituted in 1847 and was reorganized several
times over the next fifteen years, most notably in 1859 and 1860. The 13th Regiment
served several short tours of duty during the Civil War and also helped deal with
a number of public disturbances. The unit was called up to deal with the 1863
draft riots, the Orange riots of 1871, the railroad riots of 1877, the switchman’s
strike of 1892, the quarantine riots on Fire Island 1892, and finally the motormen’s
strike of 1895. On May 3rd, the regiment received orders to recruit two additional
companies and bring the entire unit up to regulation strength. The recruiters
were unable to accomplish this task and on May 7th, 1898 the regiment was disbanded
excepting one battalion of four companies that contained men from all companies
who had volunteered for federal service. This battalion was transferred to the
22nd Regiment where it served for the entire conflict as companies D, F, M, and
L and was mustered out on November 23rd, 1898.
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Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of
New York for the Year of 1899. Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1900.
New York in the Spanish-American War 1898: Part of the
Report of the Adjutant General of the State for 1900. Vols. 1-3. Albany:
James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1900.
New York and the War with Spain: History of the Empire
State Regiments. Albany: Argus Company Printers, 1903.
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New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History
March 10, 2006