Volunteers, Fourth (Reserve) Division
Private O Fleischman, Company A, 41st New York Infantry
Forty-first New York Infantry
Mustered in United States service for three years on 9 June, 1861, and arrived at Washington, D. C., on 10 July, 1861. Not engaged in the first battle of Bull Run
COLONEL L VON GILSA
LIEUTENANT COLONEL E DUYSING
MAJOR E W HOLMSTEDT
- Company A De Kalb Zouaves: CAPT. A WEISS
- Company B: CAPT. O SIBETH
- Company C: CAPT. T BRACKLOW
- Company D: CAPT. F MENSHANSEN
- Company E: CAPT. D VON EINSIEDEL
- Company F (1st): CAPT. A V MOROZOVICZ
The company was originally organised as artillery and was reorganised as an independent artillery company on 7 November 1861. The company was resignated the 9th New York Independent Light Artillery on 7 December, 1861.
- Company F (2nd): CAPT. L SCHMIDT
The company was assigned to the regiment on 20 November, 1863.
- Company G: CAPT. F MEYER
The company was organised at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- Company H: CAPT. J F BAUER
The company was organised at Newark, New Jersey.
- Company I: CAPT. J D KREHBIEL
- Company K Corps Engineers: CAPT. W F PAPEMEYER
- Drum Corps: DRUM MAJ. C Denniger
- Band: Band Master W Bruns
"The Dekalb, of New York, which had just come in fresh from Alexandria, also yielded to Matheson's command, and thus, the danger being well provided for, passed off. The three regiments remained in this firm position till the disheartened trail of fugitives from the battlefield had all passed, and then, accompanied by Cowdin's and the Dekalb, it fell back with the rest."
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
The 41st New York Infantry was organised at New York City and was mustered in United States service for three years on 9 June, 1861. Company G was organised at Pennsylvania and Company H at New Jersey.
Elizabethport, New Jersey to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 8 to 9 July, 1861: The 41st New York Infantry was ordered to proceed by the steamer Kill von Kull to Elizabethport, New Jersey, at 8.30 PM on 8 July, 1861, and to proceed by the New Jersey Central Railroad to Easton, Pennsylvania. The regiment proceeded by the Lehigh Valley Railroad and East Pennsylvania Railroad to Reading, Pennsylvania, via Allenstown, Pennsylvania, the same day and arrived by the Lebanon Valley Railroad at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, on 9 July, 1861.
Baltimore, Maryland, to Washington, D. C., 10 July, 1861: The 41st New York Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Northern Central Railroad to Baltimore, Maryland, on 10 July, 1861, and arrived by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad at Washington, D. C., via Annapolis Junction, Maryland, at 4 PM on 10 July, 1861. The 41st New York Infantry was ordered to proceed by Pennsylvania Avenue and encamped at Washington, D. C.
Advance to Roach's Mills, Virginia, 16 July, 1861: The 41st New York Infantry was ordered across the Potomac River at 5 PM on 16 July, 1861, and encamped at Camp Trenton, near Roach's Mills, Virginia. Part of the regiment was assigned to guard the Loudoun & Hampshire Railroad and the balance was stationed at Camp Trenton, Roach's Mills, Virginia, on 21 July, 1861. The 41st New York Infantry was ordered to proceed to Centreville, via Fairfax Courthouse, Virginia, the same day and was ordered to report to Captain J B Fry, assistant adjutant general, Army of Northeastern Virginia.
Retreat to Washington, D. C., 21 July, 1861: After the first battle of Bull Run the regiment was ordered to retreat to Camp Trenton, near Roach's Mills, Virginia, and the 41st New York Infantry, the 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company E, and the 3rd United States Artillery, Light Company E, were assigned to garrison duty at Fort Corcoran, Shuters Hill, Virginia, on 29 July, 1861.
Mustered out, 9 December, 1865: The three years men were mustered out at Hilton Head, South Carolina, on 9 June, 1864, and the 41st New York Infantry was consolidated as Companies, B, E, F, G, I, and K. The regiment was mustered out at City Point, Virginia, on 9 December, 1865.
Reserves, defenses of Washington, D. C.: The 41st New York Infantrywas assigned to the defenses of Washington, D. C., under the command of Brigadier General T Runyon, during and immediately afterthe first battle of Bull Run.
The Military District of the Potomac was established on 25 July, 1861 by consolidating the Military District of Washington and the Department of Northeastern Virginia and redesignated the Department of the Potomac on 15 August, 1861. The 41st New York Infantry was assigned to Brigadier General W T Sherman's Brigade, Army of the Potomac, on 4 August, 1861.
Orders of Battle
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