Ellsworth's Fire Zouaves

Painting by William Younghusband, courtesy of Osprey 
American Civil War Zouaves
1st Issue uniform, worn until June '61. Author in 2nd issue uniform, 2nd Uniform, June 1861-muster out.

11th New York Vol. Inf.

Organized at New York City and mustered in May 7, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., April 29, 1861. Duty at Washington May 2-23. Occupation of Arlington Heights and Alexandria, Va. , May 24 (Colonel Ellsworth killed). Duty near Alexandria until July 16. Attached to Wilcox's Brigade, Heintzelman's Division, McDowell's Army of Northeast Virginia. Advance on Manassas, Va., July 16-21. Occupation of Fairfax Court House July 17. Battle of Bull Run July 21. Duty in New York Harbor and in Westchester County, N.Y., September-October, 1861, and at Newport News, Va., Dept. of Virginia, to May, 1862. Action between Monitor and Merrimac in Hampton Roads March 8, 1862. Duty at Near York May 7 to June 2. Mustered out June 2, 1862. Efforts failed to effect a new organization of this Regiment, known as the J. T. Brady Light Infantry, in summer of 1863, and the men enlisted were transferred to the 17th New York Veteran Infantry October 1, 1863.

Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 48 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 12 Enlisted men by disease. Total 66.

POSSIBLY 2 NY Fire Zouaves, courtesy Library of Congress website, www.loc.gov
Members of the 11th NY Taken Prisoner at Bull Run

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