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