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7th Infantry Regiment
Civil War
Steuben Guard; Steuben Regiment



Colonel George W. Von Schack received, May 6, 1863, authority to reorganize, for a period of three years, his old regiment, the 7th, then about to be mustered out by reason of the expiration of its term of service.
This reorganization was, however, discontinued and the men enlisted transferred, October 14, 1863, to the 178th Infantry.
To effect the reorganization the following were appointed by the Governor, May 6, 1863, but not commissioned:
George W. Von Schack - Colonel
Frederick A. H. Gaebel - Lieutenant-Colonel
Charles Brestel - Major
Peter Hesse - Adjutant
F. C. G. Moyne - Quatermaster
Charles Gray - Surgeon
These appointments became void on the discontinuance of the reorginization, Ocotober 14, 1863.

Battles and Casualties Table from Phisterer

Civil War Newspaper Clippings

Historical Sketch from the 3rd Annual Report of the Bureau of Military Statistics

Muster Roll

Unit Roster

Further Reading
This is meant to be a comprehensive list. If, however, you know of a resource that is not listed below, please send an email to with the name of the resource and where it is located. This can include photographs, letters, articles and other non-book materials. Also, if you have any materials in your possession that you would like to donate, the museum is always looking for items specific to New York's military heritage. Thank you.

Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Vol. 2. Dayton, OH: Morningside, 1979.
See pp. 1407-08 for a concise summary of the regiment's service.

Gerrish, Henry. CWTIColl (Enlisted man's memoirs, 1839-1863).
Located at the Military History Institute in Carlisle, PA.

Author: Gerrish, H. Letter to Lyman : the personal letter of a Civil War Soldier to his grandson, Walter Lyman Medding, recounting his wartime experiences. [Springfield, Va.] : Medding, 1978.
Located at the Library of Congress.

Hartshorn, Edmund F. Experiences of a boy, by his father's son. Newark, NJ: Baker print. co., 1910.

McDonald, J. A. "The Last Campaign. From Hatcher's Run to Appomattox with the White Diamonds." National Tribune. 23 April 1903.

New York (State). AGO. Annual Report...for the Year 1899. No. 18. Albany, NY: J.B. Lyon, 1900.
See pp. 117-287 on the three years' regiment & pp. 288-438 on the 7th Vet Inf.

Phisterer, Frederick, comp. New York in the War of the Rebellion, 1861 1865. Vol. 1. Albany, NY: Weed and Parsons, 1890.
See pp. 546-56 for a brief history of the regiment and a roster of officers.

Statz, John. Statz Notebook. 1855. Print.
Notebook of Statz, which stopped a bullet during the Civil War, containing copies of letters to the U.S. Legation in Berlin, Germany, written by Statz while he was in Cologne during the 1850s. Statz was a sergeant with the 7th New York Volunteers during the Civil War. Located at National Museum of Health and Medicine, Silver Spring, MD(?).

New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History
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