7th Veteran Infantry Regiment
Mustered in by companies: March 29 to October 31, 1864
Mustered out: August 5, 1865.
The following is taken from New York in the War of the Rebellion,
3rd ed. Frederick Phisterer. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912.
In spring, 1864, Col. George W. Von Schack, under his former authority, again
commenced the formation of a regiment, under the above title, and the organization
took place at Hart's island, New York harbor. The companies were mustered in
the United States service for three years; A, B, C, D and E March 29, May I,
June 4, July 15 and August 9, 1864, respectively; for one, two and three years,
Company F, September I, 1864; for one and three years, Company G, September
17, 1864; and for one year, Companies H, I and K, October 13, 22 and 31, 1864,
respectively. The three years' men of the original 7th Regiment, serving with
the 52d Infantry, were assigned to Companies A, B, C and D of this regiment,
July 22,, 1864. The companies were recruited principally: A and C at Brooklyn
and New York city; B at Brooklyn, New York city and Albany; and the other companies
in New York city, Brooklyn, Jamaica, Tarrytown, Albany, Poughkeepsie, Goshen,
Schenectady, Kingston and Troy.
The regiment left the State in detachments, the
first, Company A, in April, 1864; the companies, as they arrived, were attached
to the 52d Infantry,
and served as part of this regiment until July 22, 1864, when it appears on
records as a distinct organization. The regiment served in the 3d, and for
a time in the Consolidated Brigade, 1st Division, 2d Corps, Army of the Potomac,
and was honorably discharged and mustered out, under the command of Colonel
Von Schack, August 4, 1865, at Hart's island, New York harbor.
During its service
it lost by death, killed in action, 2 officers, 29 enlisted men; of wounds received
in action, 1 officer, 18 enlisted men; of disease
and other causes, 53 enlisted men; total, 3 officers, 100 enlisted men;
aggregate, 103; of whom 9 died in the hands of the enemy.
The following is taken from The Union army: a history of military
affairs in the loyal states, 1861-65 -- records of the regiments in the
Union army -- cyclopedia of battles -- memoirs of commanders and soldiers.
Madison, WI: Federal Pub. Co., 1908.
Seventh Veteran Infantry.—Col. George W. Von Schack was authorized on May
6, 1863, to reorganize the 7th regiment and it was again mustered into the U.
S. service early in the spring of 1864. For a time before the regimental organization
was. complete several companies were attached to the 52nd N. Y., a notable fighting
regiment. It was assigned to the 3d brigade, 1st division, 2nd corps and joined
the Army of the Potomac before the Wilderness campaign in which it participated
through all the weeks of constant fighting leading up to Petersburg. During the
siege of Petersburg it saw. much active service, being engaged in the assaults
at Petersburg in June, at the Weldon railroad, Deep Bottom, Strawberry plains,
Reams' station, Hatcher's run, Fort Stedman, White Oak road, the final assault
and the closing battles of the pursuit. The regiment was mustered out at Hart's
island, N. Y., Aug. 4, 1865, having lost 50 members by death from wounds, and
53 by death from other causes.
Battles and Casualties Table from Phisterer
NY Veteran Volunteer Infantry
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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
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