The 7th NY in Dyer's Compendium


This is taken from Frederick Dyer's Compendium of the War of the Rebellion.

7th Regiment Infantry

Organized at New York City and mustered in April 23, 1861. Left State for Newport News, Va., May 24, 1861. Attached to Newport News, Va., Dept. of Virginia, to May, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1863.

SERVICE.--Occupation of Newport News, Va., May 27, and duty there till March, 1862. Action at Big Bethel, Va., June 10, 1861. Baker Lee's Farm, Newport News, July 12. Battle between Monitor and Merrimac in Hampton Roads March 8-9, 1862. Joined Army of the Potomac on the Virginia Peninsula May, 1862. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. About Fair Oaks June 26-29. Peach Orchard and Savage Station June 29. White Oak Swamp and Glendale June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing till August 16. Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Centreville August 16-30. Maryland Campaign September 6.22. Battle of South Mountain September 14. Antietam September 16-17. Moved to Harper's Ferry, W. Va., September 22, and duty there till October 30. Reconnaissance to Charlestown October 16-17. Advance up Loudoun Valley and movement to Falmouth October 30-November 17. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth till April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Mustered out May 8, 1863, expiration of term. Three years' men attached to 52nd New York Infantry to July 22, 1864, then assigned to 7th Veteran Infantry.

Regiment lost during service 14 Officers and 88 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 46 Enlisted men by disease. Total 149.

(Note:  The 7th left for New York on April 26 and was not present during the Chancellorsville Campaign as a unit)

7th Regiment Veteran Infantry

Organized at Hart's Island, N.Y., and mustered in by Companies as follows: Company "A" March 29, Company "B" May 1, Company "C" June 4, Company "D" July 15, Company "E" August 9, 1864. Companies "A," "B," "C" and "D" left State for Army of the Potomac as organized, and were attached to 52nd New York Infantry to July 22, 1864. (See 52nd Infantry.) Attached to Consolidated Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to November, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, to June, 1865. Hart's Island, N.Y., to August, 1865.

SERVICE.--Siege of Petersburg, Va., July 22, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Demonstration north of the James River July 27-29, 1864. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30 (Reserve). Demonstration north of James River August 13-20. Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18. Ream's Station August 25. Reconnaissance to Hatcher's Run December 9-10. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865. Watkins House March 25. Appomattox Court House March 28-April 9. Hatcher's Run or Boydton Road March 29-30, White Oak Road March 31. Sutherland Station and fall of Petersburg April 2. Sailor's Creek April 6. High Bridge, Farmville, April 7. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. March to Washington, D.C., May. Grand Review May 23. Moved to Hart's Island, N.Y., and duty there till August. Mustered out August 4, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 52 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 73 Enlisted men by disease. Total 128.

(Note:  The other five companies that mustered in at various times during the fall of 1864 were left out.  The regiment was not involved in the Mine Explosion at Petersburg.)

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