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71st Pennsylvania Infantry

"The 1st California Regiment"

 

Commanding Officers at Antietam:
  Col. Isaac J. Wistar
  Capt. Richard P. Smith
  Capt. Enoch E. Lewis

 

This Regiment's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of the Potomac
  Corps - Second (II) Army Corps
  Division - 2nd Division, II Corps
  Brigade - 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, II Corps


Unit history

"[In August 1861] ... hailing from Philadelphia and New York City, but also from Washington, D.C., New England and the West, as well as a goodly number from Ireland, Scotland, England and even Jamaica, [the men] found themselves training along the crowded streets of New York City. These boys were members of the California Regiment, a unit with no more than a tenuous link to the state for which it was named, that had been organized in the first weeks following the surrender of Fort Sumter by Senator Edward Dickinson Baker of Oregon."

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Battlefield Tablets for this Unit

Tablet #35: Second Army Corps - 15 Sep, 7 AM to 15 Sep, 8 PM
Tablet #115: Second Army Corps - 15 Sep, 9 AM to 17 Sep, 7 AM
Tablet #120: Army of the Potomac - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 12 PM
Tablet #116: Second Army Corps - 17 Sep, 6 AM to 17 Sep, 10 AM
Tablet #36: Sedgwick's Division, Second Army Corps - 17 Sep, 7 AM to 17 Sep, 10 AM
Tablet #39: Howard's Brigade, Sedgwick's Division - 17 Sep, 7 AM to 17 Sep, 12 PM

References & Notes

See a fine narrative of the Colonel and his Regiment at Antietam, from e-History.

We have 59 individuals in the AotW database for this unit:

 

Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
APvtBulmer, Benjamin WIA   09/17
APvtCampbell, Hugh WIA   09/17
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BPvtBower, Frederick WIA   09/17
BPvtCampbell, James WIA   09/17
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CPvtBuchanan, Henry W.WIA   09/17
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DPvtAngleman, George WIA   09/17
DPvtCandy, Michael R.WIA   09/17
D CorpHunt, Elijah R.MWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
EPvtBrady, William WIA   09/17
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FPvtAnderson, William J.WIA   09/17
FPvtCaldwell, James WIA   09/17
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