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71st Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry

At Fort Schuyler, N. Y., till July 1, 1861. Moved to Fortress Monroe, Va., thence to Washington, D. C., July 22. Duty in the Defences of Washington till October. Affair at Vanderburg's House, Munson's Hill, September 29. Ordered to Poolesville, Md. Attached to Baker's Brigade, Stone's (Sedgwick's) Division, Army Potomac, to March, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army Potomac, to June, 1864.

Operations on the Potomac October 21-24, 1861. Ball's Bluff October 21. Duty on the Upper Potomac till February, 1862. At Harper's Ferry, W. Va., till March 24. Moved to the Virginia Peninsula March 24-April 1. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. At Tyler's Farm till May 31. Battle of Fair Oaks, Seven Pines, May 31-June 1. At Fair Oaks till June 25. Skirmish at Fair Oaks June 15. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Peach Orchard and Savage Station June 29. Charles City Cross Roads and Glendale June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing till August 16. Movement to Newport News, thence to Alexandria August 16-25, thence to Centreville and Chantilly August 25-30. Cover Pope's retreat August 31-September 1. Maryland Campaign September 6-24. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. Moved to Harper's Ferry September 22, and duty there till October 30. Movement to Falmouth October 30-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15. Burnside's 2nd Campaign, "Mud March," January 20-24, 1863. Hartwood Church February 25. At Falmouth till April. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Banks' Ford May 1 and 4. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 13-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 2-4. Pursuit of Lee July 5-24. At Banks' Ford and Culpeper till October. Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-17. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to the line of the Rappahannock November 7-5. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Robertson's Tavern or Locust Grove November 27. Duty on the Rapidan till May. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7. Rapidan Campaign May 4-June 12. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Laurel Hill May 5; Spottsylvania May 5-12; Po River May 10; Spottsylvania C. H. May 12-21. Assault on the Salient May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Transferred to 69th Pennsylvania Infantry June 12, 1864. Mustered out July 2, 1864.

Regiment lost during service 14 Officers and 147 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 98 Enlisted men by disease. Total 260.

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