41st Infantry

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41st Infantry

De Kalb Regiment; Second Yager Regiment

Mustered in: June 6, 1861. Mustered out: December 9, 1865

The regiment was composed of Germans recruited in New York city, except Companies G and H, which were recruited in Philadelphia, PA.

During its service, the regiment lost by death, killed in action, 2 officers, 52 enlisted men; of wounds received in action, 18 enlisted men; of disease and other causes, 4 officers, 69 enlisted men; total, 6 officers, 139 enlisted men; aggregate, 145; of whom 8 enlisted men died in the hands of the enemy.


  • Peter Harp of Berne was 44 years old and a Private of Company H when he was discharged for his disability on December 9, 1865 at Folly Island, SC. He was married and was the father of at least 7 children.