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New York 71st Infantry, Company A (Union)

6/1/61

Organized - New York 71st Infantry, Company A - New York

5/31/62

Battle - Seven Pines - Henrico County, Virginia

Seven Pines
Seven Pines

Gen. Joseph E. Johnston withdrew his army from the Virginia Peninsula toward the Confederate capital of Richmond as Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's army pursued him. By the end of May, Johnston held a defensive position seven miles east of the city on the Richmond and York River Railroad. McClellan's army facing Johnston straddled the Chickahominy River and stretched south. Capturing the initiative from his Union foe, Johnston attempted to overwhelm two Federal corps isolated south of the river. The Confed…READ MORE

6/1/62

Battle - Fair Oaks, Virginia

7/1/63

Battle - Gettysburg - Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Gettysburg
Gettysburg

In the summer of 1863, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee launched his second invasion of the Northern states. Lee sought to capitalize on recent Confederate victories and defeat the Union army on Northern soil, which he hoped would force the Lincoln administration to negotiate for peace. Lee also sought to take the war out of the ravaged Virginia farmland and gather supplies for his Army of Northern Virginia. Using the Shenandoah Valley as cover for his army, Lee was pursued first by Union Maj. Gen. Joseph Ho…READ MORE

7/30/64

Mustered Out - New York 71st Infantry, Company A - New York

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