7th Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry
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Flag of the United States, 1861-1863
Active April 21, 1861 to August 2, 1861
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Army
Type Infantry
Engagements Battle of Philippi
Commanders
Colonel of
the Regiment
Ebenezer Dumont

The 7th Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry (3 Months) was an infantry regiment from the State of Indiana that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

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.[1]

Colonels[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. 7th Indiana Regimental History, The Civil War Archive.

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