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“First New York Fire Zouaves”  “Ellsworth’s Zouaves”

The 11th New York Infantry Regiment lost 3 officers and 48 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 3 officers and 12 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

Organized at New York City from members of the fire departments of the city under Colonel E. Elmer Ellsworth, Lieutenant Colonel Noah Farnham and Major John A. Cregier
April 20 Accepted into state service
April 29 Laaves State for Washington, D.C. on the steamship Baltic
May 2-23 Duty at Washington in the defences of the city. During this time a fire breaks out near Willard’s Hotel, and the regiment, led by Colonel Ellsworth, puts out the fire to great applause from spectators.
May 7 Mustered in for two years United States servce
May 24 Occupation of Arlington Heights and Alexandria, Va. Colonel Ellsworth enters an Alexandria hotel, the Marshall House, to remove a Confederate flag flying from its roof. As he returns down the stairs he is shot and killed by the proprietor, named Jackson, who is himself shot and bayonetted by Provate Brownell of Company A.
June Duty near Alexandria
June 7 Lt. Colonel Farham promoted to colonel and Major Cregier promoted to lieutenant colonel
June 15 Adjutant Charles M. Leoser promoted to major
July 16 Attached to Wilcox’s Brigade, Heintzelman’s Division, McDowell’s Army of Northeast Virginia
July 16-21 Advance on Manassas, Va.
July 17 Occupation of Fairfax Court House.
July 21 Battle of Bull Run

The regiment lost 2 officers and 34 men killed or mortally wounded, 73 men wounded, and 2 officers and 66 men missing. Colonel Farnham is mortally wounded, dying on August 14.

July 29 Captain Stephen Stryker of Company B resigns to become colonel of the 44th New York Infantry
August 22 Major Leoser promoted to colonel
September-October Returns to New York for reorganization and recruiting, duty in New York Harbor and in Westchester County, N.Y.
September 21 Lt. Colonel Cregier resigned
October 1 Spencer Stafford mustered in as lieutenant colonel
November Duty at Newport News, Va., Dept. of Virginia under Colonel Charles McK. Loeser
March 5 Captain Joseph McFarland of Company G promoted to lieutenant colonel
March 8 Action between Monitor and Merrimac in Hampton Roads
April 17 Colonel Leoser resigned
May 7 Returned to New York
June 2 Mustered out under Lieutenant Colonel Joseph E. MacFarland
October 1 Efforts fail to effect a new organization of the regiment, known as the J. T. Brady Light Infantry, in summer of 1863, and the men enlisted are transferred to the 17th New York Veteran Infantry