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7th New York Infantry

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7th New York Infantry Soldier Roster - Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York For the Year 1893, Volume 18     View the Entire Book

Regimental History
Seventh New York Infantry. — Cols., John E. Bendix, Edward Kapff, George W. Von Schack; Lieut. -Cols., Edward Kapff, Casper Keller, Frederick A. H. Gaebel, Anton Pokomey; Majs., Casper Keller, George W. Von Schack, Frederick A. H. Gaebel, Charles Brestel, Gustavus Seidel, Jacob Scheu. The 7th, the "Steuben Rangers," was recruited in New York city, except Co. I from Brooklyn, and mustered into the U. S. service April 23, 1861, for a two years' term. It left New York for Fortress Monroe on May 24, and was quartered at Newport News. It took part in the engagement at Big Bethel and returned to camp at Newport News until in March, 1862, when it was assigned to the 1st brigade,1ist division, Army of Virginia. In May it was transferred to the 1st brigade, 1st division, 2nd corps, Army of the Potomac, with which it served through the campaign on the Peninsula, taking part in the Seven Days' battles with heavy loss. At Antietam it lost 15 killed and 49 wounded, but its heaviest loss was at Fredericksburg, when 243 members were killed or wounded out of a total of 488 engaged. On April 25, 1863, the original two years' members were mustered out at New York city and the three years men were transferred to the 52nd N. Y. The 7th was active in the Chancellorsville campaign and at Gettysburg, after which the remnant of the 52nd and the 7th was consolidated with the 7th N. Y. veteran infantry. During the two years' campaign, the loss by death from wounds was 102 and 47 members died from other causes.

Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 2

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