Monthly Archives: July 2011

The First Day at Gettysburg and the 45th New York – Part 2

Interestingly, the sketch quoted at the end of my previous post (http://dmna.state.ny.us/historic/reghist/civil/infantry/45thInf/45thInfHistSketch.htm) reads for a while as if the 1st Corps’ left flank and the 11th Corps’ right flank (basically the left and right flank of all the actively engaged … Continue reading

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The First Day at Gettysburg and the 45th New York

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Following my Gettysburg theme this week’s post will focus on the 45th New York Infantry. I’ll try not to overburden the reader with a regimental history that one can easily find online; instead, I want to focus on some interesting … Continue reading

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The 41st New York at East Cemetery Hill

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I recently returned from a trip to Pennsylvania and on my way back I stopped by both the Gettysburg and Antietam battlefields.  I’ll share more about my Antietam visit in a later post; it’s unrelated to the 11th Corps, but … Continue reading

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Upcoming Post/s

Regular readers notice that I typically post once a week. My post for this week will be delayed a couple of days as I have just returned from a short trip to Gettysburg where I examined portions of the ground … Continue reading

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Leopold von Gilsa

Continuing on the theme of the 41st New York Infantry, I have some information (and, as usual, questions) about its commander, Leopold von Gilsa. Leopold von Gilsa, after approximately 150 years, comes across as a mysterious figure.  Do not infer … Continue reading

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More on the 41st New York

While I plan to do one post a week, sometimes the urge strikes me to make additional postings.  Such is the case today; as I mentioned in a previous post, I’ve been re-reading John Hennessy’s Return to Bull Run. He … Continue reading

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The 41st New York Infantry (DeKalb Zouaves)

Yes, the following post only mentions Gettysburg toward the end. I debated whether to do a specifically “Gettysburg” post because today marks the 148th anniversary of the stand of the 1st and 11th Corps at Gettysburg. As you can read, … Continue reading

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