71st New York State Militia

3 Months 1861


Organized for three months United States service April 10, 1861. Left New York for Annapolis, Md., April 21, 1861, arriving there April 24; thence marched to Washington, D.C., April 25 and assigned to duty at the Navy Yard. Mustered into United States service April 30. Attached to Mansfield's Command until June. Burnside's Brigade, Hunter's Division, McDowell's Army of Northeast Virginia, to July.

SERVICE.--Occupation of Alexandria, Va., May 24. Attack on Batteries at Aquia Creek May 31 and June 1. Attack on Matthias Point June 27. Performed escort duty at the funerals of Colonel Elmer E. Ellsworth and Captain Ward, United States Navy. Advance on Manassas, Va., July 16-21. Action at Sudley Springs July 21. Battle of Bull Run July 21. Volunteered to build and man Batteries beyond Alexandria. Mustered out July 30, 1861.

Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 14 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Office and 4 Enlisted men by disease. Total 20.

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