71st Pennsylvania Infantry"The 1st California Regiment"
Col. Isaac J. Wistar
Capt. Richard P. Smith
Capt. Enoch E. Lewis
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Detail Map #5: Sedgwick is Flanked in the West Woods
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
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
History of the Unit:
"[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."
References, Sources, and other Notes:
See a fine narrative of the Colonel and his Regiment at Antietam, from e-History.
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