The Civil War in the East

41st New York Infantry Regiment
"De Kalb Regiment" "2nd Yager Regiment"


The 41st New York Infantry Regiment lost 1 officer and 69 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 4 officers and 69 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.


It is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.

Monument to the 41st New York Infantry Regiment at Gettysburg



Organized at Yorkville, N.Y. Companies G and H were recruited in Philadelphia and Newark and Company F was armed as artillery.

June 6

Mustered in under Colonel Leopold Von Gilsa, Lt. Colonel Emil Duysing and Major Ernest Von Holmstedt

July 8

Left State for Washington, D.C. Attached to 2nd Brigade, Runyon's Reserve Division, McDowell's Army of Northeast Virginia for duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C.


Attached to W. T. Sherman's Brigade, Division of the Potomac


Attached to Martindale's Brigade, Porter's Division, Army of the Potomac

September 6

Lt. Colonel Duyeing discharged. Major Von Holmstedt prmoted to lieutenant colonel and Captain Heinrich Detler Von Einsiedel of Company E promoted to major


Attached to Blenker's Division, Army of the Potomac

November 7

Company F designated 9th New York Independent Battery

November 20

New Company F formed of new recruits



Attached to Blenker's 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac


Attached to 1st Brigade, Blenker's Division, Dept. of the Mountains


Operations in the Shenandoah Valley

June 8

Battle of Cross Keys


Duty at Sperryville and Centreville attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Corps, Pope's Army of Virginia

August 16-September 2

Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia

August 20-23

Fords of the Rappahannock

August 24

Sulphur Springs

August 29

Battle of Groveton

August 30

Bull Run


Duty in the Defenses of Washington attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac

November 28-30

Reconnaissance to Snicker's Ferry and Berryville

December 10-16

March to Fredericksburg, Va.


Duty at Falmouth and Brook's Station


January 20-2

"Mud March"

April 21

Lieutenant colonel Von Holmstedt discharged

April 27-May 6

Chancellorsville Campaign

May 1-5

Battle of Chancellorsville

June 11-August 1

Gettysburg Campaign

June 17

Major Von Einsiedel promoted to lieutenant colonel, with rank to April 22

July 1-3

Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Heinrich D. Von Einsiedel. It brought 218 men to the field.


From the monument: "Casualties: Killed 15. Wounded 58. Missing 2. Total 75."

August 1

Ordered to Folly Island, S.C. attached to 1st Brigade. Gordon's Division, Folly Island, S.C., 10th Corps, Dept. of the South

August 8-September 7

Siege operations against Forts Wagner and Gregg, Morris Island, and against Fort Sumter and Charleston, S.C.

September 1

Captain Frederick Menshausen of Company D promoted to major


Operations against Charleston and duty on Folly Island, S. C.


February 6-14

Expedition to Johns and James Islands

February 9 and 11

Action at Bugbee's Bridge


Attached to Folly Island, S.C., Northern District, Dept. of the South

May 21-22

Demonstration on James Island

June 9

Regiment musters out on Hilton Head under Colonel Von Gilsa. Recruits and volunteers consolidated into six companies, B, E, F, G, I & K

July 1-10

Demonstration on James Island

August 23

Lt. Colonel Von EInsiedel died of fever at Petersburg


Ordered to Washington, D.C. and attached to 1st Brigade, Hardin's Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington

September 15

Major Menshausen died of fever at Petersburg

September 27

Ordered to Shenandoah Valley attached to 2nd Brigade, Kitching's Provisional Division, Army of the Shenandoah

October 19

Battle of Cedar Creek


Moved to Washington, D.C., then to Bermuda Hundred, Va. attached to Ferrero's Division, Defenses of Bermuda Hundred, Va., Army of the James


April 2

Fall of Petersburg


Duty in the Dept. of Virginia

December 9

Mustered out

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