71st New York Volunteer Infantry

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71st New York Volunteer Infantry (1898-1898) - Organized and mustered into service of the United States at Hempstead, N. Y., May 10 to 12, 1898, with 45 officers and 977 enlisted men.

  • Assignments:
    • Assigned to First Brigade, First Division, Fifth Army Corps, May 25
  • Movements:
    • Ordered to Tampa, Fla., May 12
    • Moved to Port Tampa, June 7
    • Sailed from Port Tampa on steamship "Vigilancia" June 14; arrived off Santiago, Cuba, June 22
    • Landed at Siboney June 24
    • Participated in battle of San Juan July 1 to 3, and in the Santiago campaign
    • Left Cuba August 8; arrived at Montauk Point, N. Y., August 18
    • Furloughed for 60 days August 29

Mustered out of the service of the United States at New York, N. Y., November 15, 1898, with 50 officers and 1,114 enlisted men. Casualties while in service: Officers-Wounded, 1; died of disease, 2. Enlisted men-killed in action, 12; wounded, 67; died of wounds, 3; died of disease, 77; killed by accident, 3; suicide, 1; deserted, 5.

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