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“De Kalb Regiment”

“2nd Yager Regiment”

The 41st New York Volunteer 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.

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.
August Attached to W. T. Sherman’s Brigade, Division of the Potomac
September Attached to Martindale’s Brigade, Porter’s Division, Army of the Potomac
September 6 Lt. Colonel Duysing discharged. Major Von Holmstedt prmoted to lieutenant colonel and Captain Heinrich Detler Von Einsiedel of Company E promoted to major
November 7 Company F designated 9th New York Independent Battery
November 20 A new Company F was formed of new recruits
December Attached to Blenker’s Division, Army of the Potomac
March Attached to Blenker’s 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
April Attached to 1st Brigade, Blenker’s Division, Dept. of the Mountains
May Operations in the Shenandoah Valley
June 8 Battle of Cross Keys
June 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
Second Battle of Bull Run
September 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.
December 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
September 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
April 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
August 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
December 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
April Duty in the Dept. of Virginia
December 9 Mustered out