Brooklyn Zouaves

Courtesy Michael McAfee, Zouaves: First and the Bravest

87th New York Vol. Inf.(aka 13th NYSM), Co. B

Organized at Brooklyn, N.Y., and mustered in November 20, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., December 2, 1861. Attached to 3rd Brigade, Casey's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to August, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, to September, 1862.

SERVICE.--Duty in the Dept. of Washington until March, 1862. Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-15. Ordered to the Peninsula, Va., March 17. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Skirmish at Yorktown April 11. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Battle of Seven Pines or Fair Oaks May 31-June 1. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Battle of Oak Grove June 25. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing until August 16. Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Centreville August 16-26. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 26-September 2. Action at Bristoe Station or Kettle Run August 27. Buckland's Bridge, Broad Run, August 27. Battles of Groveton August 29; Bull Run August 30; Chantilly September 1. Consolidated with 40th Regiment New York Infantry September 6, 1862. Company "B" transferred to 173rd New York Infantry September 11, 1862.

Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 22 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 26 Enlisted men by disease. Total 49.

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