|7th Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry|
Flag of the United States, 1861-1863
|Active||April 21, 1861 to August 2, 1861|
|Engagements||Battle of Philippi|
Service[edit | edit source]
The 7th Indiana Volunteer Infantry was organized at Indianapolis, Indiana between April 21 and April 27, 1861. The Regiment was sent to Grafton, Virginia (now West Virginia) on May 30, 1861 and participated in the Battle of Philippi, the first land battle of the Civil War, on June 3, 1861.
As part of Brigadier General Thomas A. Morris' Indiana Brigade (of Major General George B. McClellan's Army of West Virginia), the 7th Indiana participated in the Rich Mountain Campaign from July 6 to 17. The regiment saw action at Laurel Hill (July 7), Belington (July 8), the Battle of Corrick's Ford (July 12-14), and in the pursuit of Brig. Gen. Robert S. Garnett's forces (July 15-17). The regiment was mustered out of service on August 2, 1861.
Total strength and casualties[edit | edit source]
The regiment suffered one enlisted man killed in battle and two enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of three fatalities.
Colonels[edit | edit source]
- Colonel Ebenezer Dumont
See also[edit | edit source]
Notes[edit | edit source]
- 7th Indiana Regimental History, The Civil War Archive.
References[edit | edit source]
- Union Regimental Histories - Indiana, The Civil War Archive website, after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.
- Civil War - Indiana
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