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11th New York
Roster - Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York For the Year
1893, Volume 18 View the Entire Book
|Eleventh New York Infantry. Cols., E. Elmer Ellsworth, Noah L. Farnham,
Charles McK. Loeser; Lieut. -Cols., Noah L. Farnham, John A. Cregier, Spencer H. Stafford,
Joseph E. McFarland; Majs., John A. Cregier, Charles McK. Loeser, Alexander McC. Stetson.
This regiment, the 1st Fire Zouaves, was recruited in New York city and left for
Washington, 1,200 strong, April 29, 1861. At Washington it was mustered into the U. S.
service on May 7, for a two years' term and was quartered at the capitol until May 9, when
it was sent to Camp Lincoln. On May 24, it was ordered to Camp Ellsworth, Alexandria, Va.,
where it became a part of Gen. Willcox's brigade. At the battle of Bull Run, July 21, it
was with the 2nd brigade, 2nd division, Army of Northeastern Virginia, and engaged with
severe loss. In September, it returned to New York for the purpose of reorganization;
performed guard duty at Bedloe's island and returned to Fortress Monroe the same month,
going into camp at Newport News. Efforts to reorganize the regiment proved futile and it
returned to New York May 7, 1862, and was there mustered out on June 2. Other succeeding
attempts to reorganize were likewise unsuccessful and the men enlisted for that purpose
were assigned to the 17th N. Y. During its term of service the regiment suffered the loss
of 51 members by death from wounds and 15 from accident or disease.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2