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31st Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry
Active May 14, 1861 to June 4, 1863
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements First Battle of Bull Run
Peninsular Campaign

Battle of Antietam
Chancellorsville Campaign

The 31st New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, "Baxter's Light Guard" or the "Montezuma Regiment", was an infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The regiment was organized in New York City, New York and was mustered in for a two year enlistment on May 14, 1861.

The regiment was mustered out of service on June 4, 1863, and those men who had signed three year enlistments or who re-enlisted were transferred to the 121st New York on April 19, 1864.

Total strength and casualties[]

The regiment suffered 6 officers and 62 enlisted men who were killed in action or mortally wounded and 3 officers and 1 officer and 29 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 98 fatalities.[1]


  • Colonel

See also[]

  • List of New York Civil War regiments


  1. The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.


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