UNION WEST VIRGINIA VOLUNTEERS
7th Regiment, West Virginia Infantry
Organized at Portland, Cameron, Grafton, Wheeling,
Morgantown and Greenland, W. Va., July 16 to December 3, 1861.
Attached to Railroad District, West Virginia, to January, 1862.
1st Brigade, Landers' Division, Army Potomac, to March, 1862.
1st Brigade, Shields' 2nd Division, Banks' 5th Army Corps and
Dept. of the Shenandoah, to May, 1862. 1st Brigade, Shields'
Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock, to June, 1862. Kimball's
Independent Brigade, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to
September, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army
Potomac, to March, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army
Corps, to June, 1865.
- Moved to Romney, W. Va., and duty there till January
10, 1862. Skirmish at Romney, Mill Creek Mills, October 26,
1861. Expedition to Blue's Gap January 6-7, 1862. Hanging Rock,
Blue's Gap, January 7. At Paw Paw Tunnel till March 4. Advance
on Winchester March 4-15. Battle of Winchester March 23. Cedar
Creek March 25. Woodstock April 1. Edenburg April 2. Columbia
Furnace April 16. Occupation of Mt. Jackson April 17. March to
Fredericksburg, Va., May 12-22. Ravenswood May 15. March to
Front Royal May 25-30. Front Royal May 30. Expedition to Luray
June 3-7. Forced march to Port Republic June 8-9. Battle of Port Republic June 9
(Reserve). Moved to Alexandria June 29, thence to Harrison's
Landing June 30-July 2. Haxall's, Herring Creek, Chickahominy
Swamp, July 3-5. Moved to Alexandria, thence to Centreville
August 16-29. Plains of Manassas August 29-30. Germantown
September 1. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battles of South Mountain, Md., September
14; Antietam September
16-17. Moved to Harper's Ferry, W. Va., September 22, and duty
there till October 30. Reconnoissance to Leesburg October 1-2.
Advance up Loudoun Valley and march to Falmouth, Va., October
30-November 18. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December
12-15. Duty at Falmouth till April. "Mud March" January 20-24.
Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5.
Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3.
Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24. Duty on line of
the Rappahannock till September. Advance from line of the
Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-17. Bristoe Campaign
October 9-22. Auburn
and Bristoe October 14.
Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Kelly's Ford
November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2.
Robertson's Tavern November 27. Mine Run November 28-30.
Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864. Morton's Ford
February 6-7. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June
15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Laurel Hill
May 8; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Po River May 10; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21.
Assault on the Salient or "Bloody Angle" May 12. North Anna River May 23-26.
0n line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before
Petersburg June 16-18.
Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23,
1864. Demonstration north of the James July 27-29. Deep Bottom
July 27-28. Demonstration north of the James August 13-20.
Strawberry Plains, Deep
Bottom, August 14-18. Ream's Station August 25. Poplar Springs Church
September 29-October 1. Yellow House October 1-3. Hatcher's Run October 27-28.
Raid on Weldon Railroad December 7-12. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7,
1865. Watkins' House March 25. Appomattox Campaign March
28-April 9. Boydton and White Oak Roads March 30-31.
Crow's House March 31. Fall of Petersburg April 2.Sailor's Creek April 6. Farmville and High Bridge April 7. Clover
Hill, Appomattox Court
House, April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. March to
Washington, D. C., May 1-12. Grand Review May 23. Moved to
Louisville, Ky., June. Mustered out July 1, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 9 Officers and 133 Enlisted men
killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 154 Enlisted men
by disease. Total 300.
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