The Fourth Alabama Painting by Don Troiani

Second Brigade, Second Division

Colonel H P Martin, 71st New York State Militia

Colonel H P Martin, 71st New York State Militia

Seventy-first New York State Militia

Arrived at Washington, D. C., 27 April, 1861. Mustered in United States service for three months 3 May, 1861

COLONEL H P MARTIN
Colonel A S Vosburgh, 71st New York State Militia, died of pulmonary disease at Washington, D. C., on 20 May, 1861, and Lieutenant Colonel H P Martin, 71st New York State Militia, was appointed colonel, 71st New York State Militia, on 19 June, 1861, dated 15 June, 1861.

LIEUTENANT COLONEL C H SMITH
Lieutenant Colonel G A Osgood, 71st New York State Militia, resigned at New York City, New York County, New York, on 21 April, 1861, and H P Martin was appointed lieutennat colonel, 71st New York State Militia, on 4 May, 1861.

MAJOR G A BUCKINGHAM
G A Buckingham was appointed major, 71st New York State Militia, on 6 December, 1860.

Company A Light Guard: CAPT. D D HART
The company was accepted in state service at New York City, New York County, New York, under the command of Captain J R Garland, on 19 April, 1861, and arrived at Washington, D. C., under the command of First Lieutenant D D Hart, 71st New York State Militia, Company A, on 27 April, 1861. First Lieutenant D D Hart, 71st New York State Militia, Company A, was appointed captain, 71st New York State Militia, Company A, on 3 May, 1861.
Company B: CAPT. B L TRAFFORD
The company was accepted in state service at New York City, New York County, New York, on 19 April, 1861, and B L Trafford was appointed captain, 71st New York State Militia, Company B, on 7 February, 1861.
Company C: CAPT. W J COLES
The company was accepted in state service at New York City, New York County, New York, on 19 April, 1861, and W J Coles was appointed captain, 71st New York State Militia, Company C, on 25 May, 1857.
Company D: CAPT. D C M(e)uSCHUTT
The company was accepted in state service at New York City, New York County, New York, on 19 April, 1861, and D C M(e)uschutt was appointed captain, 71st New York State Militia, Company D, on 25 February, 1855.
Company E: CAPT. E S WADE
The company was accepted in state service at New York City, New York County, New York, under the command of Captain H F Metzler, on 19 April, 1861, and arrived at Washington, D. C., under the command of First Lieutenant E S Wade, 71st New York State Militia, Company E, on 27 April, 1861. First Lieutenant E S Wade, 71st New York State Militia, Company E, was appointed captain, 71st New York State Militia, Company E, on 3 May, 1861.
Company F: CAPT. J L ELLIS
The company was accepted in state service at New York City, New York County, New York, on 19 April, 1861, and J L Ellis was appointed captain, 71st New York State Militia, Company F, on 8 February, 1861.
Company G: CAPT. W S DUNHAM
The company was accepted in state service at New York City, New York County, New York, under the command of Captain A P Kinnan, on 19 April, 1861, and arrived at Washington, D. C., under the command of First Lieutenant T A Murphy, 71st New York State Militia, Company F, on 27 April, 1861. First Lieutenant W S Dunham, 71st New York State Militia, Company G, was appointed captain, 71st New York State Militia, Company G, on 3 May, 1861.
Company H: CAPT. A F MILLER
The company was accepted in state service at New York City, New York County, New York, on 19 April, 1861.
Company I Parmenter Rifles or Riflemen, 19th New York State Militia, Company I: CAPT. A V H ELLIS
The company was accepted in state service at Newburgh, Orange County, New York, on 17 April, 1861, and arrived at New York City, New York County, New York, in the afternoon on 1 June, 1861. A V H Ellis was appointed captain, 71st New York State Militia, Company I, at Washington, D. C., on 28 June, 1861.
Corps Engineers: First Serg. E A Quintard
Twenty-two men were assigned to the 71st New York State Militia, Corps Engineers, at New York City, New York County, New York, on 19 April, 1861, and First Sergeant E A Quintard was appointed engineer, 71st New York State Militia, corps engineer, on 3 May, 1861.
Dodsworth Band: Band Ldr. H J Dodsworth

Sources

"Yesterday afternoon, through the courtesy of Colonel Stone, the efficient officer in charge of the Washington Branch Railroad, we were permitted to take a trip out to the Annapolis JUnction, on the special train sent out for the New York Seventy-first Regiment. The uniform consists of dark blue coat, blue pants with black stripe and gilt borders, and blue fatigue caps."

The Evening Star, 27 April, 1861 - The new military road - Arrival of the Seventy-first Regiment of New York

"The following positions, as nearly as we can learn, are occupied by the northern troops in and around Washington: The 5th Regiment N.Y.S.M., Colonel Schwarzwealder, 1,100 men, is quartered in the City of Washington. The 6th Regiment N.Y.S.M., Colonel Pinckney, 850 men, is quartered in the City of Washington and at Annapolis. The 7th Regiment N.Y.S.M., Colonel Lefferts, 1,300 men, is encamped on Prospect Hill, a mile from the White House. The 8th Regiment N.Y.S.M., Colonel Lyons, 960 men, occupy the Relay House, and a detachment is also stationed at Annapolis. The 12th Regiment N.Y.S.M., Colonel Butterfield, 950 men, is quartered in the City. The 13th Regiment N.Y.S.M. (Brooklyn), Colonel Smith, 1,100 men, is stationed at Annapolis. The 20th Regiment (Ulster) N.Y.S.M., Colonel Pratt, 800 men, is stationed in Washington. The 25th Regiment (Albany) N.Y.S.M., Colonel Bryan, 800 men, is quartered in Washington. The 28th Regiment (Brooklyn) N.Y.S.M., Colonel M. Bennett, 550 men, is quartered in Washington. The 69th Regiment N.Y.S.M., Colonel Corcoran, 1,100 men, is quartered on Georgetown Heights, near the college. The 71st Regiment N.Y.S.M., Colonel Vosburgh, 1,100 men, occupy the Navy yard. They also have control of three boats on the river, manned with 75 men each. The Alexandria bridge is also in charge of the 71st, 150 men stationed on the bridge with three pieces of ordnance. The 1st Regiment Firemen Zouaves (Volunteers), Colonel E. E. Ellsworth, 1,015 men, will soon be encamped on Georgetown Heights. They have been quartered in the Capital. Governor Sprague's Rhode Islanders, Colonel Burnside, 1,100 men, are quartered in the City of Washington. The 6th Regiment Massachusetts occupies the Relay House, nine miles from Baltimore. The 8th Massachusetts Regiment is quartered in Washington. A Regiment of pennsylvania troops is stationed at the Relay House with the Massachusetts 6th and New York 8th, while the remainder is stationed in Washington. The 4th New jersey Regiment has gone into encampment on Meridian Hill, near the camp of the New York 7th. About 2,700 New Jersey soldiers are quartered in Washington."

The Belmont Chronicle (St Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio), 16 May, 1861 - Positions of Northern troops in the South

"The seventy-first New York regiment left their quarters at the Navy Yard at two o'clock yesterday morning, upon steamers, for Alexandria. They are now stationed at the northern end of that city."

The National Republican, 29 May, 1861 - Over the river

"The Parmenter Riflemen, Company I, Nineteenth regiment, New York State Militia, with the Newburg band, and accompanied by General S. C. Parmenter, Col. W. R. Brown and Captain E. Alsdorf, arrived in the city of New York on Saturday afternoon, from Newburg, and quartered at the armory of the Seventy-first regiment. On Sunday afternoon they departed for the city of Washington in company with the Seventy-ninth regiment. The Parmenter riflemen number sixty, including officers and men, and will serve in the war with the Seventy-first regiment."

The New York Herald, 5 June, 1861 - A company of riflemen for the Seventy-first regiment

"Two companies of the Seventy-first New York Regiment, - companies I (artillery) and F (infantry) - left the Navy Yard at 10 p.m. yesterday, on board the Mount Vernon, for Port Tobacco. The Mount Vernon had not returned up to 12 m. today."

"The steamers Philadelphia and Baltimore left the Navy Yard at 3 a.m. today, taking on board the Seventy-first New York Regiment, and proceeded to Alexandria."

The National Republican, 6 June, 1861

"The seventy-first New York regiment left their quarters at the Navy Yard at two o'clock yesterday morning, upon steamers, for Alexandria. They are now stationed at the northern end of that city."

The Evening Star, 18 June, 1861 - Navy Yard news

"An election was held at the officers' quarters of the Seventy-first regiment on Sunday, for the purpose of electing a Colonel and Lieutenant Colonel. Henry P. Martin, acting Lieutenant Colonel, was unanimously elected Colonel of the regiment, and Brigade Major Smith, Lieutenant Colonel."

The New York Herald, 18 June, 1861 - Election of colonel and lieutenant colonel of the Seventy-first New York Regiment

"The second New Jersey regiment, the sixty-ninth and seventy-first New York regiments, the first and second Ohio regiments, the first Rhode Island, and the first Connecticut, retunrd home yesterday afternoon and last night, the terms for which they had enlisted having expired."

The National Republican, 26 July, 1861 - Returned home

Books/ Manuscripts

Third Annual Assembly of the Bureau of Military Record, State of New York, transmitted to the legislature, Albany, 2 February, 1866: Services of New York Militia regiments in 1861, pp308-309

New York in the War of Rebellion, 1861-1865, Volume 1, by Frederick Phisterer

History of the 71st Regiment, N.G., N.Y., American Guard, by Augustus Theodore Francis

South Carolina Volunteers in the Civil War: The Hampton Legion Part 2, company histories, in collaboration with W B Bynum and H M Madaus with text and illustrations by R Field

The Union Army: A history of military affairs in the loyal states 1861-65, records of the regiments in the Union Army, cyclopedia of battles, memoirs of commanders and soldiers, Volume 2, New York, Maryland, West Virginia and Ohio

Notes

The 71st New York State Militia was accepted in state service for three months at New York City, New York County, New York, on 19 April, 1861, and was ordered to Washington, D. C., under the call for 75,000 volunteer militia to serve three months on 21 April, 1861, dated 15 April, 1861.

Organisation of 71st Regiment (498), First Brigade, First Division, New York State Militia, 8 January, 1861: Colonel A S Vosburgh, Lieutenant Colonel G A Osgood, Major G A Buckingham; Company A, Captain J R Garland; Company B, Captain Vacant; Company C, Captain W J Coles; Company D, Captain D C M(e)uschutt; Company E, Captain H F Metzler; Company F, Captain G W Wheeler; Company G, Captain A P Kinnan; Company H, Captain A S Miller; Company I, Captain S A Bruce; Company K, Captain Vacant

Accepted in state service, state service at Newburgh, Orange County, & New York City, New York County, New York, on 17-19 April, 1861: The 71st New York State Militia, Company I, was accepted in state service in state service at Newburgh, Orange County, New York, on 17 April, 1861, and Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and H, at New York City, New York County, New York, on 19 April, 1861.

Organisation of 71st New York State Militia, 21 April, 1861: Colonel A S Vosburgh, Lieutenant Colonel H P Martin, Major G A Buckingham; Company A, First Lieutenant D D Hart; Company B, Captain B L Trafford; Company C, Captain W J Coles; Company D, Captain D C M(e)uschutt; Company E, First Lieutenant E H Wade; Company F, Captain J L Ellis; Company G, Captain W S Dunham; Company H, Captain A S Miller; Engineer Corps, Engineer E A Quintard; Right General Guide S E Egbart, Left General Guide F B Shelley

Note: Lieutenant Colonel G A Osgood and Engineer J T Sanford, 71st New York State Militia, resigned at New York City, New York County, New York, on 21 April, 1861.

New York City, New York County, New York, to Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, 21-23 April, 1861: The 71st New York State Militia (950) was ordered to proceed by the steamer R R Cuyler on the North or Hudson River at Pier No.4, on West Street, New York City, New York County, New York, to Washington, D. C., at 3 PM on 21 April, 1861, and arrived at Fort Monroe, Old Comfort Point, Hampton, Virginia, at 10 PM on 22 April, 1861. The regiment was ordered to Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, at 2 PM on 23 April, 1861, and arrived between 8 and 9 PM the same day. The 71st New York State Militia disembarked at the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, at 10 AM on 24 April, 1861.

Note: The 71st New York State Militia was stationed at Center Market Armory, on Market and Grand Streets, New York City, New York County, New York, on 20 April, 1861, and was ordered to rendezvous at Bond Street, New York City, New York County, New York, at 9.30 AM on 21 April, 1861.

Steamer Baltic: 12th New York State Militia; First Lieutenant G W Synder, United States Corps Engineers; Lieutenant Colonel E D Keyes, Military Secretary to Brevet Lieutenant General & Major General W Scott, United States Army (See the Three Months' Volunteers, Department of Washington); Steamer Columbia: 6th New York State Militia (See the Three Months' Volunteers, Department of Annapolis) Steamer R R Cuyler: 71st New York State Militia; Steamer Coatzacoalcos: 1st Rhode Island Detached Militia, first detachment; Governor W Sprague (See the 1st Rhode Island Detached Militia).

Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, to Washington, D. C., 25-27 April, 1861: The 71st New York State Militia, Companies A, B, D, E, F, G, H, and I, were ordered to proceed by the Annapolis & Elkridge Railroad to Annapolis Junction, Howard County, Maryland, at 5.30 AM on 25 April, 1861, and was accompanied by the first detachment of the 1st Rhode Island Detached Militia. Companies A, B, D, E, F, G, H, and I arrived at Annapolis Junction, Howard County, Maryland, at 8 AM on 26 April, 1861, and the 71st New York State Militia was ordered to proceed by the Washington Branch, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, to Washington, D. C., at 3 AM on 27 April, 1861, and was accompanied by six companies of the 5th Massachusetts Infantry (See the 5th Massachusetts Infantry). The 71st New York State Militia arrived at Washington, D. C., at 6 AM the same day.

Note: The 71st New York State Militia, Company C, under the command of Captain W J Cole, was assigned to guard the baggage wagons at the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, on 25 April, 1861, and arrived by the Annapolis & Elkridge Railroad at Annapolis Junction, Howard County, Maryland, in the morning on 26 April, 1861.

Inauguration Ballroom, adjoining City Hall, on Indiana Avenue, south of Judiciary Square, Washington, D. C., 27 April, 1861: The 71st New York State Militia arrived at the Inauguration Ballroom, adjoining City Hall, on Indiana Avenue, south of Judiciary Square, Washington, D. C., in the morning on 27 April, 1861.

Special Orders No.32, Headquarters, Department of Washington, Washington, D. C., 27 April, 1861: The 71st New York State Militia was assigned to guard public property at the Navy Yard, on M Street, between Sixth and Ninth Streets, Washington, D. C., by Special Orders No.32, Headquarters, Department of Washington, Washington, D. C., at 3 PM on 27 April, 1861, and arrived on 28 April, 1861.

Note: The Washington Light Guards, 4th District of Columbia Militia Battalin Infantry, under the command of First Lieutenant J A Dahlgren, United States Navy, was stationed at the Navy Yard, on M Street, between Sixth and Ninth Streets, Washington, D. C., on 27 April, 1861 (See the District of Columbia Militia). The 12th New York State Militia arrived at Annapolis Junction, Howard County, Maryland, in the evening on 27 April, 1861 (See the Three Months' Volunteers, Department of Washington).

Inauguration Ballroom, adjoining City Hall, on Indiana Avenue, south of Judiciary Square, to the Navy Yard, on M Street, between Sixth & Ninth Streets, Washington, D. C., 28 April, 1861: The 71st New York State Militia arrived at the Navy Yard, on M Street, between Sixth and Ninth Streets, Washington, D. C., on 28 April, 1861.

Navy Yard, on M Street, between Sixth & Ninth Streets, Washington D. C., to James River, detachment of Company D, 30 April-3 May, 1861: A detachment of the 71st New York State Militia (20), Company D, under the command of First Lieutenant G W Stow, was ordered to proceed by the steamer Baltimore to the James River, under the command of Lieutenant W C West, United States Navy, at 6 PM on 30 April, 1861, and arrived at Hampton Roads, in the vicinity of Fort Monroe, Old Comfort Point, Hampton, Virginia, at 10 AM on 1 May, 1861. The steamer Baltimore was assigned to blockade the James River between 1 and 2 May, 1861, and was ordered to the Navy Yard, on M Street, between Sixth and Ninth Streets, Washington, D. C., in the evening on 4 May, 1861. The steamer Baltimore arrived at White Stone Point, on the Potomac River, two miles southeast of Accotink, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 3 AM on 3 May, 1861, and at the Navy Yard, on M Street, between Sixth and Ninth Streets, Washington, D. C., the same day.

New York City, New York County, New York, to Washington, D. C., detachment, 2-7 May, 1861: A detachment of the 71st New York State Militia was ordered to proceed by the steamer Columbia to Washington, D. C., at 6 PM on 4 May, 1861, and arrived at Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, at 5 AM on 6 May, 1861. The detachment disembarked at Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, at 12 PM on 7 May, 1861, and was ordered to Washington, D. C., at 2.30 PM the same day. The detachment of the 71st New York State Militia was accompanied by the Albany Burgess Corps, 25th New York State Militia, Company R, and arrived by the Washington Branch, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, at the Navy Yard, Washington, D. C., at 7 PM on 7 May, 1861 (See the 25th New York State Militia).

Mustered in three months, Washington, D. C., 3 May, 1861: The 71st New York State Militia was mustered in United States service for three months at Washington, D. C., by Brevet Major & Assistant Adjutant General I McDowell, United States Army, on 3 May, 1861.

Navy Yard or Anacostia Bridge, on the Eastern Branch or Anacostia River, detachment, 16 May, 1861: A detachment of the 71st New York State Militia (150) and three field howitzers was stationed at the Navy Yard or Anacostia Bridge, on the Eastern Branch or Anacostia River, on 16 May, 1861.

Note: Colonel A S Vosburgh, 71st New York State Militia, died of pulmonary disease at Washington, D. C., at 9.30 AM on 20 May, 1861, and Lieutenant Colonel H P Martin, 71st New York State Militia, was appointed colonel, 71st New York State Militia, and Brigade Major & Inspector C S Smith, First Brigade, First Division, New York State Militia, was appointed major, 71st New York State Militia, at the Navy Yard, on M Street, between Sixth and Ninth Streets, Washington D. C., on 19 June, 1861, dated 16 June, 1861.

Special Orders No.89 1/2, Headquarters of the Army, Washington, D. C., 22 May, 1861: Major General C W Sandford, First Division, New York State Militia, was ordered to assume immediate command of all the regiments of his State within the District of Columbia, and to report directly to general headquarters by Special Orders No.89 1/2, Headquarters of the Army, Washington, D. C., on 22 May, 1861.

Occupation of Arlington Heights, Alexandria County, & Alexandria, Alexandria County, Virginia, detachment of Companies D & E, 23-24 May, 1861: A detachment of the 71st New York State Militia (20), Company D, under the command of First Lieutenant G W Stow, on the steamer Baltimore and a detachment of Company E (20), under the command of First Lieutenant T B Prendergast, on the steamer Mount Vernon were ordered to proceed by the Anacostia River to Giesboro Point, opposite the Washington Arsenal, Greenleaf Point, Washington, D. C., under the command of Captain H W Morris, United States Navy, in the evening on 23 May, 1861, and was accompanied by the steamer James Guy. The steamers Baltimore and Mount Vernon arrived at Giesboro Point, opposite the Washington Arsenal, Greenleaf Point, Washington, D. C., at 2 AM on 24 May, 1861, and the 11th New York Infantry embarked on the steamers Baltimore and Mount Vernon in the morning the same day (See the 11th New York Infantry). The steamers Baltimore and Mount Vernon arrived at King Street Wharf, Alexandria, Alexandria County, Virginia, at 4 AM on 24 May, 1861, and and a detachment of the 71st New York State Militia (20), Company E, under the command of First Lieutenant T B Prendergast, disembarked at 5 AM the same day (See the Occupation of Arlington Heights and Alexandria).

Note: A detachment of the 71st New York State Militia (20), Company E, under the command of First Lieutenant T B Prendergast, was ordered to the steamer Mount Vernon in the morning on 24 May, 1861.

Navy Yard, on M Street, between Sixth & Ninth Streets, Washington, D. C., to Alexandria, Alexandria County, Virginia, 28-29 May, 1861: The 71st New York State Militia was ordered to proceed by the steamers Philadelphia and James Guy across the Potomac River to Alexandria, Alexandria County, Virginia, at 4 AM on 28 May, 1861, and was accompanied by the steamers Baltimore and Pocohontas. The regiment arrived at Alexandria, Alexandria County, Virginia, at 5 AM the same day and arrived in the vicinity of Roach's Mills (old cotton factory), on Four Mile Run, Alexandria County, Virginia, in the morning on 28 May, 1861. The regiment was ordered to Alexandria, Alexandria County, Virginia, at 7 PM the same day and Company C was stationed at the Marshall House, on the corner of King and South Pitt Streets, and Companies A, B, D, E, F, G, and H in deserted houses at Alexandria, Alexandria County, Virginia, in the evening on 28 May, 1861. The 71st New York State Militia was ordered by steamers across the Potomac River to the Navy Yard, on M Street, between Sixth and Ninth Streets, Washington D. C., at 11 AM on 29 May, 1861.

Note: A detachment of the 71st New York State Militia (21) was stationed at the Navy Yard, on M Street, between Sixth and Ninth Streets, Washington, D. C., and a detachment at the Navy Yard or Anacostia Bridge, on the Eastern Branch or Anacostia River, in the morning on 28 May, 1861, and the 5th Pennsylvania Infantry arrived at Alexandria, Alexandria County, Virginia, in the morning on 29 May, 1861 (See the 5th Pennsylvania Infantry).

Skirmish at Aquia Landing, at the junction of Aquia Creek & Potomac River, Stafford County, Virginia, detachment of Company C, 31 May & 1 June, 1861: A detachment of the 71st New York State Militia (22), Company C, under the command of First Lieutenant T B Prendergast, Company E, were ordered to proceed by the steamer Anacostia to Acquia Landing, at the junction of Aquia Creek and Potomac River, Stafford County, Virginia, under the command Captain N Collins, United States Navy, at 11 AM on 30 May, 1861, and arrived at 5.30 PM the same day (See the 2nd Tennessee Infantry). The steamers Thomas Freeborn and Resolute were engaged in a skirmish at Aquia Landing, at the junction of Aquia Creek and Potomac River, Stafford County, Virginia, between 10 AM and 12 PM on 31 May, 1861, and the steamers Anacosta, Pawnee, Yankee, Thomas Freeborn and Reliance between 11.30 AM and 4.30 PM on 1 June, 1861.

Newburgh, Orange County, New York, to Washington, D. C., Company I, 1-4 June, 1861: The Parmenter Rifles or Riflemen (60), 19th New York State Militia, Company I, arrived at Centre Market Armory, on Grand and Centre Streets, New York City, New York County, New York, in the afternoon on 1 June, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by steamer John P Jackson on the North or Hudson River at Jersey City Ferry Terminal, on Courtlandt Sreet, New York City, New York County, New York, to Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, at 5 PM on 2 June, 1861. The company was accompanied by the 79th New York State Militia and arrived by the Washington Branch, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, via Annapolis Junction, Howard County, Maryland, at 2 AM on 4 June, 1861.

Note: The Parmenter Rifles or Riflemen, 19th New York State Militia, Company I, was assigned to the 71st New York State Militia at Washington, D. C., on 5 June, 1861, and was assigned two 12 pounder howitzers at the Navy Yard, on M Street, between Sixth and Ninth Streets, Washington, D. C., by Captain J A Dahlgren, United States Navy, on 8 June, 1861. Captain A V H Ellis, 19th New York State Militia, Company I, was appointed captain, 71st New York State Militia, Company I, on 28 June, 1861.

Navy Yard, on M Street, between Sixth & Ninth Streets, Washington, D. C., to Fort Monroe, Old Comfort Point, Hampton, Virginia, detachments of Companies C & E, 4 June, 1861: A detachment of the 71st New York State Militia (21), Companiy C, under the command of First Lieutenant S H Maynard, was ordered to proceed by the steamer Annacosta and a detachment of Company E (21), under the command of First Lieutenant T B Prendergast, by the steamer Mount Vernon to Fort Monroe, Old Comfort Point, Hampton, Virginia, at 7 PM on 4 June, 1861.

Note: Firsts Lieutenant T B Prendergast and J R Klots, 71st New York State Militia, Companies E and B, respectively, were stationed at New York City, New York County, New York, in the evening on 10 June, 1861.

Acquia Landing, at the junction of Aquia Creek & Potomac River, Stafford County, Virginia, detachment of Company F, 12 June, 1861: A detachment of the 71st New York State Militia (22), Company F, under the command of Sergeant R Frith, was ordered to proceed by the steamer Mount Vernon on the Potomac River to Acquia Landing, at the junction of Aquia Creek and Potomac River, Stafford County, Virginia, on 12 June, 1861.

Note: A detachment of the 71st New York State Militia (20), Company D, under the command of Second Lieutenant D H DeNyse, was stationed on the steamer Philadelphia, under the command of Lieutenant W C West, United States Navy, on 4 June, 1861, and a company of the 71st New York State Militia, under the command of Acting Lieutenant Colonel H P Martin, 71st New York State Militia, was ordered on a reconnaissance to Maryland on 10 June, 1861, and arrived at the Navy Yard, on M Street, between Sixth and Ninth Streets, Washington D. C., at 3 AM on 11 June, 1861.

Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland, on the Potomac River, Companies F & I, 17-18 June, 1861: The 71st New York State Militia, Companies F and I, under the command of Captain J Ellis, Company F, were ordered to proceed by the steamer Mount Vernon on a reconnaissance on the Potomac River to Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland, in the evening on 17 June, 1861, and arrived at Chapel Point, Charles County, Maryland, on the Port Tobacco River, at 4 AM on 18 June, 1861. Companies F and I arrived at the Navy Yard, on M Street, between Sixth and Ninth Streets, Washington D. C., at 5 PM the same day.

Skirmish at Vienna, Fairfax County, Virginia, 18 June, 1861: The 71st New York State Militia was ordered to proceed by the steamers Philadelphia and Baltimore across the Potomac River to Alexandria, Alexandria County, Virginia, at 3 AM on 18 June, 1861, and was ordered to the Navy Yard, on M Street, between Sixth and Ninth Streets, Washington D. C., at 8 PM the same day (See the 1st Ohio Infantry).

Note: A detachment of the 71st New York State Militia was ordered to White Stone Point, Fairfax County, Virginia, on the Potomac River, on 20 June, 1861, and arrived at the Navy Yard, on M Street, between Sixth and Ninth Streets, Washington D. C., in the evening the same day. Captain J A Dahlgren assigned two brass 12 pounder howitzers to the 71st New York State Militia, Company I, under the command of Captain A Van Horne Ellis, on 8 July, 1861.

Special Orders No.167, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Department of Washington, Washington, D. C., 2 July, 1861: The 1st Rhode Island Detached Militia, the 2nd Rhode Island Infantry, the 71st New York State Militia, the 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, and the 2nd Rhode Island Artillery was assigned to Colonel A E Burnside, 1st Rhode Island Detached Militia, by Special Orders No.167, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Department of Washington, Washington, D. C., on 2 July, 1861.

General Orders No.13, Headquarters, Department of Northeastern Virginia, Arlington, Alexandria County, Virginia, 8 July, 1861: The 71st New York State Militia was assigned to the Second Brigade, Second Division, McDowell's Army, under the command of Colonel A E Burnside, 1st Rhode Island Detached Militia, by General Orders No.13, Headquarters, Department of Northeastern Virginia, Arlington, Alexandria County, Virginia, on 8 July, 1861.

Chapel Point, Charles County, Maryland, on the Potomac River, Company H, 11 July, 1861: A detachment of the 71st New York State Militia, Company H, was ordered to proceed by the steamer James Guy on the Potomac River to Chapel Point, Charles County, Maryland, under the command of Lieutenant Pritchard, United States Navy, in the evening on 11 July, 1861, and were accompanied by Captain N Darling, chief of police, Washington, D. C.

Disposition of the Second Brigade, Second Division, McDowell's Army, 15 July, 1861: Headquarters, Second Brigade, Second Division, McDowell's Army, Colonel A E Burnside, 1st Rhode Island Detached Militia, J Gales' woods, a quarter of a mile northeast of G Keating's Farm, west of the old Bladensburg Road, D. C.; 1st Rhode Island Detached Militia, Major J P Balch, J Gales' woods, a quarter of a mile northeast of G Keating's Farm, west of the old Bladensburg Road, D. C.; 2nd Rhode Island Infantry, Colonel J S Slocum, J Gales' woods, a quarter of a mile northeast of G Keating's Farm, west of the old Bladensburg Road, D. C.; 2nd New Hampshire Infantry, Colonel G Marston, vicinity of Glenwood Cemetery, east of Seventh Street Turnpike, D. C.; 71st New York State Militia, Colonel H P Martin, Navy Yard, on M Street, between Sixth and Ninth Streets, Washington, D. C.; 2nd Rhode Island Artillery, Captain W H Reynolds, J Gales' woods, a quarter of a mile northeast of G Keating's Farm, west of the old Bladensburg Road, D. C.

Advance to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 16-18 July, 1861: The 71st New York State Militia was ordered to rendezvous on Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D. C., at 12.30 PM on 16 July, 1861, and proceeded across the Potomac River at the Long Bridge, Washington, D. C., at 3 PM on 16 July, 1861. The regiment arrived by the Columbia Turnpike at the Alexandria, Loudoun & Hampshire Railroad, in the vicinity of Arlington Mills, Alexandria County, Virginia, at 6 PM the same day and at Annandale, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 8 PM on 16 July, 1861. The 71st New York State Militia was ordered to proceed by the Little River Turnpike to Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 7 AM on 17 July, 1861, and arrived at 12 PM the same day. The regiment was ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning on 18 July, 1861, and arrived at B D Utterback's farm, in the vicinity of Little Rock Run, north of the road between Centreville and Fairfax Courthouse, two miles east of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the afternoon the same day.

Note: Brigadier General I McDowell, United States Army, accompanied the Second Division, McDowell's Army, to Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 17 July, 1861.

B D Utterback's farm, in the vicinity of Little Rock Run, north of the road between Centreville & Fairfax Courthouse, two miles east of Centreville, Fairfax County, to Sudley Ford, on the Bull Run River, northeast of Sudley Spring, Prince William County, Virginia, 21 July, 1861: The 71st New York State Militia was ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 2 AM on 21 July, 1861, and arrived at 4.30 AM the same day. The regiment was ordered to Sudley Ford, on the Bull Run River, northeast of Sudley Spring, Prince William County, Virginia, at 5.30 AM on 21 July, 1861.

Retreat to Washington, D. C., 21-22 July, 1861: The 71st New York State Militia was ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the afternoon on 21 July, 1861, and arrived at at 9 PM the same day. The regiment was ordered to Washington, D. C., at 11 PM the same day and arrived at Fort Runyon, at the junction of the Columbia and the Washington & Alexandria Turnpikes, Alexandria County, via Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning 22 July, 1861. The 2nd Rhode Island Infantry was ordered across the Potomac River at the Long Bridge, Washington, D. C., at 8 AM the same day and arrived at the Navy Yard, on M Street, between Sixth and Ninth Streets, Washington, D. C., on 22 July, 1861.

Note: The 71st New York State Militia, Company I, abandoned two 12 pounder howitzers at Cub Run Bridge, two miles west of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 21 July, 1861.

Washington, D. C., to New York City, New York County, New York, 25-26 July, 1861: The 71st New York State Militia was ordered to proceed by the Washington Branch, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, to New York City, New York County, New York, in the afternoon on 25 July, 1861, and arrived by the steamer John Potter on the North or Hudson River at Pier No.1, on West Street, New York City, New York County, New York, at 6.30 PM on 26 July, 1861.

Note: The 71st New York State Militia was stationed at Harve de Grace, Harford County, Maryland, at 5 PM on 25 July, 1861.

Mustered out, New York City, New York County, New York, 30 July, 1861: The 71st New York State Militia was mustered out at Bond Street, New York City, New York County, New York, by Lieutennat Colonel O L Shephard, 18th United States Infantry, at 3 PM on 30 July, 1861.

Colonel A E Burnside, 1st Rhode Island Detached Militia, Second Brigade, Second Division, McDowell's Army: A E Burnside was stationed at New York City, New York County, New York, on 15 April, 1861, and arrived at Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, on 16 April, 1861. He was appointed colonel, 1st Rhode Island Detached Militia, the same day and brigadier general, United States Volunteers, by General Orders No.62, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 20 August, 1861, dated 6 August, 1861 (See the 1st Rhode Island Detached Militia).

Reports

OFFICIAL REPORT NO.41: Series I, Volume 51 Part I (Serial No.107), pp22-23
Colonel H P Martin, Seventy-first New York State Militia, Manhattan (New York County), New York City, New York, 1 August, 1861

OFFICIAL REPORT NO.39: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), Chapter IX, pp395-399
Colonel A E Burnside, First Rhode Island Detached Militia, Second Brigade, Second Division, McDowell's Army, dated Washington, D. C., 19 August, 1861

OFFICIAL REPORT NO.31: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), Chapter IX, pp382-383
Colonel D Hunter, Third United States Cavalry, Second Division, McDowell's Army, dated Washington, D. C., 5 August, 1861