7th Regiment

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7th Regiment, New York Heavy Artillery

Organization

  • Organized at Albany, N. Y., as the 113th Regiment, N. Y. Infantry, and mustered in August 18, 1862.
  • Left State for Washington, D. C., August 18, 1862.
  • Attached to Defenses north of the Potomac September, 1862, to February, 1863.
  • 2nd Brigade, Haskin's Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, to May, 1864.
  • Tyler's Heavy Artillery Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, May 18-29, 1864.
  • 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, to November 23, 1864.
  • 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, to February 22, 1865.
  • Defenses of Baltimore, Md., 8th Army Corps, Middle Department, to August, 1865.

Companies

Military Register Company D

Source: The following list was transcribed from a copy of a large, scroll like document currently in the possession of one of the daughters of Allen Reinhart. Allen was the son of Peleg Reinhart from Berne. Peleg served with Company D of the 7th New York Volunteer Heavy Artillery. All members of the company are listed on the scroll, with no indication of their hometown. Therefore, the list below includes men from outside the Hilltown area.

Description of the document: The copy is about 32 x 17. There are sketches around the outside. It is listed as a Lithograph by A. Hoen and Co. Baltimore. The names are listed, below, in the order they appear on the document. Some are not in the correct alphabetical order.

Company information as stated on the document: Organized at Albany, N.Y. Aug. 18, 1862. Mustered into the United State Service Aug. 18, 1862, by F. L. Tremain, Lieut., 7th N.Y. Vol. Art'y

COMPANY OFFICERS:

  • Schurr, Christian - Captain, taken Prisoner June 16, 1864 at Petersburg, VA and escaped from Columbia, SC Nov. 24, 1864
  • Hobbs, Charles W. - Captain, Promoted to Major
  • Scripture, F.E - 1st Lieutenant, Taken prisoner May 22 near Milford Station, VA
  • Mockrie, Peter B. - 2nd Lieutenant, Taken prisoner June June 16, 1864 at Petersburg, VA
  • Weed, George W. - 2nd Lieutenant
  • Hays, Abram M. - Sergeant, orderly
  • Shoudy, George H. - Sergeant, Quartermaster
  • Prior, William H. - Sergeant
  • Babcock, Charles R. - Sergeant
  • Stalker, William H. - Sergeant
  • Ball, Henry Arthur - Sergeant
  • Stevens, John - Sergeant
  • Shultus, John B. - Corporal
  • Jones, Allen - Corporal
  • Major, George A. - Corporal, Absent, Wounded June 3, 1864
  • Lahey, George - Corporal, Absent, Wounded June 3, 1864
  • Hagadorn, Sylvester - Corporal
  • Thomas, Joseph - Corporal
  • Gartner, Jacob - Corporal
  • Davis, George M. - Corporal
  • Edwards, Cornelius - Drummer
  • Thompson, Thomas - Drummer
  • Houghtaling, Stephen - Wagoner

PRIVATES

  • Ableman, Stephen
  • Armstron, Edward M. - Wounded. In hospital
  • Bent, John
  • Brightmyer, George - Missing in action at Cold Harbor, since June 3, 1864
  • Blade, William M. - Prisoner of war
  • Bailey, Willard - Missing in action at Ream's Stateion since August 25, 1864
  • Batey, Edwin F.
  • Birmingham, Peter
  • Bigelow, Lesley
  • Burdt, Wesley E.
  • Coe, Joseph - Missing in action at Cold Harbor, June 3, 1864
  • Carpenter, George - Died at Andersonville, GA
  • Cady, Merritt A.
  • Carpenter, Philip H. - Absent. Wounded June 3, 1864
  • Cullen, James, Missing in action at Cold Harbor, since June 3, 1864
  • Carroll, Thomas
  • Curtis, R.M.
  • Dore, William J.
  • Dwyer, Patsey
  • Dyke, Jon
  • Earley, Hugh - Missing in action at Cold Harbor, June 3, 1864
  • Finley, Andrew - Missing in action at Cold Harbor, June 16, 1864
  • Frixel, Christian
  • Friend, Nathan - Missing in action at Petersburg since June 16, 1864
  • Fosdick, George W.
  • Griffin, Stephen
  • Gibbs, William - Absent. Wounded since June 3, 1864
  • Hallenbeck, Hiram W.
  • Haverly, Edward
  • Hilton, James H.
  • Huba, Conrad - Missing in action at Cold Harbor, June 3, 1864
  • Hallenbeck, George
  • Haggerty, John - Missing in action at Cold Harbor, June 3, 1864
  • Houghkirk, William
  • Hallenbeck, Franklin
  • Hines, Angerind - Absent. Wounded at Cold Harbor June 3, 1864
  • Irwin, Henry - Absent. Wounded since June 16, 1864
  • Jacobs, Leonard A.
  • Kipp, Frederick - Absent. Wounded since May 30, 1864
  • Kohelefendt, Henry
  • Lortz, George - Missing in action at Cold Harbor, June 3, 1864
  • Lutz, William
  • Larsoner, Stephen
  • Larkins, John - Missing in action since June 3, 1864
  • Mitchell, Charles
  • Meeker, Isaac
  • McNair, William
  • McCulloch, Daniel
  • Mason, Aaron
  • Mason, Israel - Absent. Wounded since May 19, 1864
  • McCulloch, William C. - Missing in action at Tolipotomy Creek since May 30, 1864
  • Mattice, Nelson
  • Mattice, Edward
  • Nelson, John - Missing since May 30, 1864 at Tolipotomy Creek
  • Nichols, Parker P.
  • Oliver, John W.
  • O'Brien, James - Absent. Wounded since May 30, 1864
  • O'Brien, Jacob - Absent. WOunded since June 16, 1864
  • Post, Henry
  • Powderly, William - In confinement at Fort Delaware
  • Parker, Albert
  • Parker, John - Absent. Wounded since May 28, 1864
  • Pulver, William D. - Missing in action at Cold Harbor since June 3, 1864
  • Ray, James F.
  • Randall, Dexter - Missing in action at Cold Harbor, June 3, 1864
  • Reed, Alfred H.
  • Reinhart, Charles E. - Absent. Wounded since May 19, 1864
  • Reinhart, John G. - Missing in actiona at Petersburg June 16, 1864
  • Reinhart, Peleg
  • Stevens, George
  • Swabs, George
  • Springer, Peter - Missing in action at Petersburg June 16, 1864
  • Shephard, Frank
  • Slingerland, Oscar N. - Missing in action at Cold Harbor since June 3, 1864
  • Salsburg, Robert
  • Smith, Abram
  • Simon, John
  • Stevens, William T.
  • Smith, William - Missing in action at Petersbug June 16, 1864
  • Teelin, Charles
  • Tandy, John
  • Tyrrell, Thomas
  • Taylor, Daniel
  • Travers, Michael - Absent. Wounded since June 3, 1864
  • Thomas, Mathias E.
  • Vanderworker, Peter
  • Wright, Nathaniel - Missing in action at Ream's Station, VA since Aug 25, 1864
  • Wilber, William W.. - Absent. Wounded since May 19, 1864
  • Wright, Silas W. - Absent. Wounded since June 3, 1864
  • Wieseer, Berthold - Missing in action at Petersbug sinceJune 22, 1864
  • Welsh, James H.
  • Wierth, Christian
  • Yagens, Peter

DEATHS

  • McColloch, Capt. Charles - killed at Fredericksburg Road, May 19, 1864
  • Finnegan, 1st Serg't Henry C. - Killed at Cold Harbor, June 3, 1864
  • Tingue, Serg't William H - Killed at Cold Harbor, June 3, 1864
  • Vanderbilt, Serg't James V. - Killed at Cold Harbor, June 3,1864
  • Saunders, Serg't George - Died at Baltimore from wounds received at Cold Harbor, June 3, 1864
  • Terrence, Serg't Bigeley - Captured a flag at Cold Harbor, June 3, 1864. Had a medal presented for meritorious conduct. Killed at Ream's Station August 25, 1864
  • Stalker, Corp'l William J. - Died at Salisbury, NC from starvation
  • Merrehew, Corp'l Orville - Killed at Cold Harbor June 3, 1864
  • Limbach, Corp'l John - Killed at Cold Harbor June 3, 1864
  • Hungerford, Corp'l Abner - Died at Andersonville, GA from starvation
  • Parker, Corp'l George - Killed at Petersburg, VA June 16, 1864
  • Crounse, Articifer George F.- Died in Libby Prison, Richmond
  • Pearle, Articifer Benjamin - Killed at Cold Harbor, June 3, 1864
  • Ball, Lucius E. - Killed at Cold Harbor, June 3, 1864
  • Bogardus, Charles B. - Killed at Cold Harbor, June 3, 1864
  • Barth, Jacob - Killed at Cold Harbor, June 3, 1864
  • Brady, Michael - Died in hospital at Washington, DC
  • Crounse, Henry J. - Died in Libby Prison, Richmond, VA
  • Dann, John - Killed at Cold Harbor, June 3, 1864
  • Dyer, John W. - Died at Andersonville, GA from starvation
  • Frank, Armor - Killed at Deep Bottom, August 16, 1864
  • Griffin, John W - Died on Belle Island, Richmond, VA
  • Haverly, Jacob H. - Died in hospital at City Point, VA
  • Hilton, Nicholas - Died in hospital at David's Island, N.Y.H.
  • Johnson, William H. - Died in hospital at David's Island, N.Y.H.
  • Keenholdts, Gilbert - Died in hospital at Washington, DC
  • Landers, Charles - Died at Andersonville, GA of starvation
  • North, Caleb - Killed by sharpshooters near Petersburg, VA Oct. 27, 1864
  • Post, William A. - Killed at Cold Harbor, June 3, 1864
  • Rollins, Ichabod - Died at City Point hospital
  • Swab, Adam - Killed at Fredericksburg Roads, May 19, 1864
  • Semo, Henry - Died from wounds received in action
  • Waggoner, John - killed at Fredericksburg Roads, May 19, 1864
  • Winn, James - Died at Andersonville, GA of starvation
  • Yagens, Henry - Killed at Cold Harbor, June 3, 1864
  • Wright, John - Killed at Cold Harbor, June 3, 1864
  • DeWitt, Park H. - Killed by team running away

TRANSFERRED

  • Coulson, 2d Lieut. Henry C. - as 1st Lieut to Co I
  • Smealie, 2d Lieut. George B. - as 1st Lieut to Co. M
  • Lapaugh, Judson C. - to Co. K
  • Right, Thomas - to Co. M
  • Guyer, Alfred B. - to V. R. Corps.
  • Brickner, John - to V. R. Corps.
  • Carr, Corp'l George - to V. R. Corps.
  • Burbanks, Edward S. - as 2d Lieut. of Co. E
  • Johnson, Corp'l Hugh E. - to V. R. Corps
  • Haws, Serg't George W. - as 2d Lieut. to Co. C
  • Ermand, James Dey - to Co. H
  • Storey, 1st Serg't William J. - as 2d Lieut to Co. E
  • Daniels, William H. - t Co H
  • Brazee, Mathias J. - to Navy
  • Crarey, George W. - to Co K.
  • Kirk, Andrew - to Navy

DISCHARGED

  • Treadwell, 2d Lieut Stephen - from wounds
  • Clark, George - for promotion
  • Wands, Serg't James M. - for promotion
  • Coe, Miles - disability
  • Hilton, Jacob J. - disability
  • Johnson, Noah - disability
  • Mulcahy, Michael - disability
  • McMillen, Alexander J. - disability
  • Spahni, Richard - disability

DESERTERS

  • Arplots, William - at Washington, D.C.
  • Diver, George - Fort Gaines, D.C.
  • Daley, Patrick - Albany, N.Y.
  • Fryer, Ira - Albany, N.Y.
  • Greyson, James - Albany, N.Y.
  • Mitchell, Charles B. - Fort Gaines, D.C.
  • McDonald, James - Fort Kearney, D.C.
  • Myers, William - Fort Kearney, D.C.
  • Gonya, George - Fort Kearney, D.C.
  • Ray, Levi O. C. - Fort Gaines, D.C.

Service

  • Garrison duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., till May 15, 1864.
  • Ordered to join Army of the Potomac in the field May 15, 1864.
  • Rapidan Campaign May-June.
  • Spottsylvania Court House May 17-21.
  • Harris Farm or Fredericksburg Road May 19.
  • North Anna River May 23-26.
  • On 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 February 22, 1865.
  • Weldon Railroad June 22-23, 1864.
  • Demonstration north of the James July 27-29.
  • Deep Bottom July 27-28.
  • Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30 (Reserve).
  • Demonstration north of the James August 13-20.
  • Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18.
  • Ream's Station August 25.
  • Hatcher's Run October 27-28.
  • Reconnoissance to Hatcher's Run December 9-10.
  • Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865.
  • Ordered to Baltimore, Md., February 22, and garrison duty there till August.
  • Mustered out August 1, 1865, and honorably discharged from service.

Regiment lost during service 14 Officers and 277 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 374 Enlisted men by disease. Total 669.

Additional Media

War Record of Famous Albany Regiment of 1862

Huested, Alfred B. War record of famous Albany Regiment of 1862 : History that was read by Dr. A. B. Huested at the reunion of 100 survivors on the occasion of the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the old 113th Regiment, later known as the Seventh Heavy Artillery. 1912. from http://dmna.state.ny.us/

Newspaper articles

CARNIVAL OF BLOOD: Hilltown soldiers in the 7th Regiment

From Carnival of Blood, by Robert Keating (1998)

A total of 2,623 men enlisted in the 7th New York Heavy Artillery Regiment between July 18, 1862, and April 7, 1865. Only 1,941 of these men served with the Regiment during the great battles in Virginia during the summer of 1864. The Roster which follows contains the names of the men in that select group, who served in the Seventh at any time during the period from May 18, 1864, through August 25, 1864.

In the Roster, the names are spelled as given by the individual at the time of his enlistment. Alternate spellings are also included, where such versions were carried in any of the various official records. The place of birth. age at time of enlistment , and occupation are all as given by the enlistee.

Note: The names in this site use the correct spelling as best as can be determined using a consensus from as many sources as possible.

Rensselaerville

Berne

Knox

Westerlo


Publishing Information

  • TITLE: Carnival of Blood : the Civil War ordeal of the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery
  • AUTHORS: Keating, Robert
  • PUBLISHED: Baltimore, MD : Butternut & Blue, 1998.
  • EDITION: 1st ed.
  • SUBJECT:United States. Army. New York Heavy Artillery Regiment, 7th (1862-1865) -- Registers

New York (State) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Regimental histories United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Regimental histories United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Artillery operations

  • PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: xv, 565 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • SERIES: (Army of the Potomac series)