Sons of Union Veterans of The Civil War
Department of New York
Colonel Augustus van Horne Ellis Camp #124

THE VETERAN ASSOCIATION OF THE 71ST REGIMENT NATIONAL GUARD OF THE STATE OF NY

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     We are the veterans of the 71st NY Infantry. Colonel Augustus Van Horne Ellis served in our Regiment in 1861 and 1862. His brother was also in the Regiment and was killed at the Battle of Bull Run. In 1862, Ellis and many members of his company from our regiment formed the 124th New York Infantry for volunteer service. They first called themselves "The American Guard," in
honor of the 71st NY, but later became known as "The Orange Blossoms." Our Regiment holds the battle honors of the 124th NY.

     The 71st New York was formed on October 23, 1850 and was called "The American Rifles" and later "The American Guard." The Regiment was in existence until August 31, 1993, serving in every war from the Civil War through World War II. Its Veteran Association was first formed in 1869 and was composed of Veterans from the Regiment.

     If you served in the Seventy-First, NY Infantry and would like to join our Association, please contact us. If you would like any information on the Regiment please feel free to contact us too.

contact:
Clarence G. Anspake Jr.
President
Anspake@aol.com

 

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