The Fourth Alabama Painting by Don Troiani

Volunteers, Fourth (Reserve) Division

Private O Fleischman, 41st New York Infantry, Company A

Private O Fleischman, 41st New York Infantry, Company A

Forty-first New York Infantry

Mustered in United States service for three years or war 6 and 9 June, 1861. Arrived at Washington, D. C., 10 July, 1861. Not engaged in the first battle of Bull Run

COLONEL L VON GILSA
L Von Gilsa was appointed colonel, 41st NewYork Infantry, on 14 August, dated 6 June, 1861.

LIEUTENANT COLONEL E DUYSING
E Duysing was appointed lieutenant colonel, 41st NewYork Infantry, on 14 August, 1861, dated 6 June, 1861. Lieutenant Colonel E Duysing, 41st NewYork Infantry, was discharged on 1 September, 1861.

MAJOR E VON HOLMSTEDT
E Von Holmstedt was appointed major, 41st NewYork Infantry, on 14 August, 1861, dated 6 June, 1861.

Company A De Kalb Zouaves: CAPT. A WEISS
The company was accepted in state service at New York City, New York County, New York, on (?) May, 1861, and A Weiss was appointed captain, 41st NewYork Infantry, Company A, on 14 August, 1861, dated 6 June, 1861.
Company B: CAPT. O SIBETH
The company was accepted in state service at New York City, New York County, New York, on (?) May, 1861, and O Sibeth was appointed captain, 41st NewYork Infantry, Company B, on 14 August, 1861, dated 6 June, 1861.
Company C: CAPT. T BRACKLOW
The company was accepted in state service at New York City, New York County, New York, on (?) May, 1861, and T Bracklow was appointed captain, 41st NewYork Infantry, Company C, on 14 August, 1861, dated 6 June, 1861. Captain T Bracklow, 41st NewYork Infantry, Company C, was discharged on 2 August, 1861.
Company D: CAPT. F MENSHAuSEN
The company was accepted in state service at New York City, New York County, New York, on (?) May, 1861, and F Menshausen was appointed captain, 41st NewYork Infantry, Company D, on 14 August, 1861, dated 6 June, 1861.
Company E: CAPT. D VON EINSIEDEL
The company was accepted in state service at New York City, New York County, on (?) May, 1861, and D Von Einsiedel was appointed captain, 41st NewYork Infantry, Company E, on 14 August, 1861, dated 6 June, 1861.
Company F (1st): CAPT. A Von MOROZOVIeZ
The company was accepted in state service as artillery at New York City, New York County, New York, on (?) May, 1861, and was reorganised as light artillery on 7 November, 1861. The company was redesignated the 9th New York Independent Light Artillery on 7 December, 1861.
Company F (2nd): CAPT. L SCHMIDT
The company was assigned to the 41st New York Infantry on 20 November, 1863, and was mustered in United States service on 5 December, 1863. First Lieutenant L Schmidt, 41st NewYork Infantry, Company I, was mustered in United States service as captain, 41st NewYork Infantry, Company G, on 1 July, 1863, and was appointed captain on 13 November, 1863, dated 17 May, 1863. Captain L Schmidt, 41st NewYork Infantry, Company G, was assigned to the 41st NewYork Infantry, Company F (2nd), on 5 December, 1861.
Company G: CAPT. F MEYER
The company was accepted in state service at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on (?) May, 1861, and O F Meyer was appointed captain, 41st NewYork Infantry, Company G, on 14 August, 1861, dated 6 June, 1861. Captain O F Meyer was discharged on 3 August, 1861.
Company H Steuben Battalion, Company D, Newark Brigade: CAPT. J F BAUER
The company was accepted in state service at Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, on (?) May, 1861, and was ordered to Manhattan (New York County), New York City, New York, on 22 May, 1861. J F Bauer was appointed captain, 41st NewYork Infantry, Company H, on 14 August, 1861, dated 6 June, 1861.
Company I: CAPT. J D KREHBIEL
The company was accepted in state service in state service at New York City, New York County, New York, on (?) May, 1861, and J D Krehbiel was appointed captain, 41st NewYork Infantry, Company I, on 14 August, 1861, dated 6 June, 1861.
Company K: CAPT. W F PAPEMEYER
The company was accepted in state service in state service at New York City, New York County, New York, in May 1861 and W F Papemeyer was appointed captain, 41st NewYork Infantry, Company K, on 14 August, 1861, dated 9 June, 1861.
Drum Corps: DRUM MAJ. C Denniger
Band: Band Master W Bruns

Sources

"Company B, Montgomery Battalion, Capt. Leonard, and Company D, Steuben Battalion, Captain Bauer, (numbering 110 men,) left this city for New York today - the former to join Sickles' Brigade, and the latter the DeKalb Regiment."

The Newark Daily Advertiser, 22 May, 1861 - Movement of Jersey soldiers

"This fine regiment, from New York city, numbering 1,050 men, arrived here at four o'clock yesterday afternoon. Their uniform is that of the Prussian rifles, dark green tunics faced with red, grey pants with red stripes, and dark green caps with red facings. The uniform of company A is that of the original Turcos, consisting of dark blue jacket, (braided with red,) and pantaloons with yellow and black leggings of the Turcos, the blue sash, red fez, and blue tassel."

The National Republican, 11 July, 1861 - Arrival of the De Kalb Regiment

Books/ Manuscripts

History of the 71st Regiment, N.G., N.Y., American Guard, by Augustus Theodore Francis

New York in the War of Rebellion, 1861-1865, Volume 2 & 3, by Frederick Phisterer

Notes

The 41st New York Infantry was organised at New York City, New York County, New York, on 6 June, 1861, and was ordered to Washington, D. C., under the call for 42,034 volunteers to serve three years, unless sooner discharged, on 8 July, 1861, dated 3 May, 1861.

Note: The 41st New York Infantry was stationed at Bellevue Garden, on Eighteenth Street and East River, New York City, New York County, New York, on 18 May, 1861, and at Conrad's Elm Park, between Ninetieth and Ninety-fourth Streets and Bloomingdale Road, New York City, New York County, New York, on 9 June, 1861.

Accepted in state service at New York City, New York County, New York; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; & Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, (?) May, 1861: The 41st New York Infantry, Company A, B, C, D, E, F, I, and K, was accepted in state service at New York City, New York County, New York, on (?) May, 1861; Company G at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on (?) May, 1861; and Company H at Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, on (?) May, 1861;

Newark, Essex County, New Jersey, to New York City, New York County, New York, Company H, 22 May, 1861: The Steuben Battalion, Company D, was ordered to New York City, New York County, New York, on 22 May, 1861, and was accompanied by the Montgomery Battalion, Company B.

Mustered in three years, New York City, New York County, New York, 6 & 9 June, 1861: The 41st New York Infantry, Companies A, B, C, D, E, F (1st), G, H, and I, were mustered in United States service for three years at New York City, New York County, New York, by Captain M Cogswell, 8th United States Infantry, Company E, on 6 June, 1861, and Company K on 9 June, 1861.

Landmann's Hamilton Square or Park, between Third & Fourth Avenues & Sixty-sixth & Sixty-ninth Streets, New York City, New York County, New York, 13 & 19 June, 1861: Five companies of the 41st New York Infantry were ordered to Landmann's Hamilton Square or Park, between Third and Fourth Avenues and Sixty-sixth and Sixty-ninth Streets, New York City, New York County, New York, on 13 June, 1861, and five companies at 2 PM on 19 June, 1861.

Landmann's Hamilton Square or Park, between Third & Fourth Avenues & Sixty-sixth & Sixty-ninth Streets, New York City, New York County, New York, to Washington, D. C., 8-10 July, 1861: The 41st New York Infantry (1,041) was ordered to Pier No.2, on West Street, New York City, New York County, New York, at 3.30 PM on 8 July, 1861, and proceeded by the steamer Kill von Kull on the North or Hudson River to Elizabethport, Union County, New Jersey, at 8 PM the same day. The regiment was ordered to proceed by the New Jersey Central Railroad to Washington, D. C., in the evening on 8 July, 1861, and arrived by the Lebanon Valley Railroad at Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, in the morning on 9 July, 1861. The 41st New York Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Northern Central Railroad to Baltimore City, Maryland, at 8 PM the same day and at 7 AM on 10 July, 1861. The 41st New York Infantry arrived by the Washington Branch, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, at Washington, D. C., via Annapolis Junction, Howard County, Maryland, at 4 PM on 10 July, 1861.

Note: Colonel L Von Gilsa, 41st New York Infantry, was stationed on Pennsylvania Avenue, between Ninth and Tenth Streets, Washington, D. C., on 12 July, 1861.

Washington to opposite Georgetown, D. C., one mile southeast of Fort Corcoran, a quarter of a mile southwest of Ross' House, on Arlington Heights, & three miles west of Fort Runyon, at the junction of the Columbia & the Washington & Alexandria Turnpikes, Alexandria County, Virginia, 16 July, 1861: The 41st New York Infantry was ordered across the Potomac River at the Long Bridge, Washington, D. C., opposite Georgetown, D. C., one mile southeast of Fort Corcoran, a quarter of a mile southwest of Ross' House, on Arlington Heights, and three miles west of Fort Runyon, at the junction of the Columbia and the Washington & Alexandria Turnpikes, Alexandria County, Virginia, the same day.at 5 PM on 16 July, 1861.

Disposition of troops in the defenses of Washington, D. C., 15 July, 1861: Headquarters, Fourth (Reserve) Division, McDowell's Army, Brigadier General T Runyon, New Jersey (Militia) Volunteers, Alexandria, Loudoun, & Hampshire Railroad, a quarter of a mile south of Roach's Mills (old cotton factory), on Four Mile Run, Alexandria County, Virginia; 17th New York Infantry, Colonel H S Lansing, Fort Ellsworth, on Shuter's Hill, one mile west of Alexandria, Alexandria County, Virginia, and King Street Wharf, Alexandria, Virginia; 21st New York Infantry, Colonel W F Rogers, Fort Runyon, junction of the Columbia and the Washington & Alexandria Turnpikes, Alexandria County, Virginia; Fort Jackson, Jackson City, Alexandria County, Virginia; bastion on the Washington & Alexandria Turnpike, Alexandria County, Virginia; 25th New York State Militia, Colonel M K Bryan, Fort Albany, on Prospect Hill, two hundred yards south of the tollgate on the Columbia Turnpike, Alexandria County, Virginia; 28th New York State Militia, Colonel M P Bennett, Fort Corcoran, a quarter of a mile southwest of Ross' House, on Arlington Heights, Alexandria County, Virginia; blockhouses at Fort Haggerty, opposite Analostan Island, on the Potomac River, Washington, D. C.; Fort Bennett, half a mile north of Fort Corcoran, a quarter of a mile southwest of Ross' House, on Arlington Heights, Alexandria County, Virginia; Aqueduct Bridge and Ferry, opposite Georgetown, D. C.; 40th New York Infantry, Colonel E J Riley, vicinity of Meridian Hill, west of Fourteenth Street Road, D. C.; 41st New York Infantry, Colonel L Von Gilsa, Washington, D. C.; 5th Pennsylvania Infantry, Colonel R P McDowell, Alexandria, Virginia; 2nd New York State Militia, Howitzer Corps, Captain T P Mott, Chain or Little Falls Bridge, two and a half miles northwest of Georgetown, D. C.

Note: Brigadier General T Runyon, New Jersey (Militia) Volunteers, was ordered to Alexandria, Alexandria County, Virginia, on 16 July, 1861, and assumed command of all the troops not on the march to the front, including those within the various fortifications and camps on 18 July, 1861.

Alexandria, Loudoun & Hampshire Railroad, quarter of a mile south of Roach's Mills (old cotton factory), on Four Mile Run, & Arlington Mills, on Four Mile Run, Alexandria County, Virginia, 21 July, 1861: A detachment of the 41st New York Infantry was assigned to guard the Alexandria, Loudoun & Hampshire Railroad, between Camp Trenton, on the Alexandria, Loudoun & Hampshire Railroad, a quarter of a mile south of Roach's Mills (old cotton factory), on Four Mile Run, and Arlington Mills, on Four Mile Run, Alexandria County, Virginia, on 21 July, 1861.

Note: A detachment of the 41st New York Infantry was stationed at Camp Trenton, on the Alexandria, Loudoun & Hampshire Railroad, quarter of a mile south of Roach's Mills (old cotton factory), on Four Mile Run, Alexandria County, Virginia, on 21 July, 1861.

Alexandria, Loudoun & Hampshire Railroad, quarter of a mile south of Roach's Mills (old cotton factory), on Four Mile Run, & Arlington Mills, on Four Mile Run, Alexandria County, to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 21 July, 1861: The 41st New York Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning on 21 July, 1861, and and arrived at Fairfax Station, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 10 AM the same day. The regiment arrived at Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the afternoon on 21 July, 1861.

Retreat to Washington, D. C., 21-22 July, 1861: The 41st New York Infantry was ordered to Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the evening on 21 July, 1861, and arrived at Camp Trenton, on the Alexandria, Loudoun & Hampshire Railroad, a quarter of a mile south of Roach's Mills (old cotton factory), on Four Mile Run, Alexandria County, Virginia, on 22 July, 1861.

Alexandria, Loudoun & Hampshire Railroad, a quarter of a mile south of Roach's Mills (old cotton factory), on Four Mile Run, Alexandria County, Virginia, to Washington, D. C., 24 July, 1861: The 41st New York Infantry was ordered across the Potomac River at the Long Bridge, Washington, D. C., in the evening on 24 July, 1861.

Note: The 41st New York Infantry, the 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company E, and the 3rd United States Artillery, Light Company E, were stationed at Fort Corcoran, a quarter of a mile southwest of Ross' House, on Arlington Heights, Alexandria County, Virginia, on 29 July, 1861.

Mustered out, City Point, Prince George County, Virginia, 9 December, 1865: The three years' men of the 41st New York Infantry were mustered out at Hilton Head, Beaufort District, South Carolina, on 9 June, 1864, and the 41st New York Infantry was consolidated as Companies B, E, F, G, I, and K the same day. The 41st New York Battalion Infantry, under the command of Captain A Theinhardt, was mustered out at City Point, Prince George County, Virginia, on 9 December, 1865.

Reserves, defenses of Washington, D. C., 21 July, 1861: The 41st New York Infantrywas assigned to the defenses of Washington, D. C., under the command of Brigadier General T Runyon, New Jersey (Militia) Volunteers, during and immediately after the first battle of Bull Run on 21 July, 1861.

Brigadier General T Runyon, New Jersey (Militia) Volunteers, Fourth (Reserve) Division, McDowell's Army: Brigadier General T Runyon, New Jersey (Militia) Volunteers, was discharged by General Orders No.46, Paragraph III, War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 19 July, 1861, dated 30 July, 1861.

Organisation of Brigadier General W T Sherman's brigade, Division of the Potomac, 4 August, 1861: Brigadier General W T Sherman, United States Volunteers; 9th Massachusetts Infantry; 14th New York Infantry; 41st New York Infantry; 4th Michigan Infantry; 2nd United States Cavalry, Company I; 3rd United States Artillery, Light Company E

Note: The 41st New York Infantry was assigned to Brigadier General W T Sherman's brigade, Division of the Potomac, by Special Orders No.10, Headquarters, Division of the Potomac, Washington, D. C., on 4 August, 1861.