7th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry

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7th New Hampshire Volunteer Regiment
Active December 13, 1861 – July 17, 1865
Country United States of America
Allegiance New Hampshire & Union
Type Volunteer infantry
Engagements Battery Wagner
Drewry's Bluff
Siege of Petersburg
Commanders
Notable
commanders
Haldimand S. Putnam 
Joseph Carter Abbott

The 7th New Hampshire Volunteer Regiment was a Union Army infantry regiment that participated in the American Civil War. It was raised in the New England state of New Hampshire, serving from December 13, 1861, to July 17, 1865.

Because it was in the same brigade as the 7th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, both regiments were often jointly called the 77th New England.

On December 13, 1861, the regiment was organized and mustered in at Manchester, New Hampshire.

On January 14, 1862, the 7th moved to New York City. Until February 13 at White Street Barracks. Orders for Dry Tortugas, Florida, on February 12. Attached to Brannan's Command, District of Florida until June 1862.

From then, its assignments were:

  • St. Augustine, Fla., Dept. of the South, to May, 1863.
  • Fernandina, Fla., Dept. of the South, to June, 1863.
  • 1st Brigade, Folly Island, S.C., 10th Corps, Dept. of the South, to July, 1863.
  • 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Morris Island, S.C., 10th Corps, Dept. of the South, to July, 1863.
  • 3rd Brigade, Morris Island, S. C., 10th Corps, Dept. of the South, to November, 1863.
  • 1st Brigade, Morris Island, S.C., 10th Corps, Dept. of the South, to December, 1863.
  • St. Helena Island, S. C., 10th Corps, Dept. of the South, to February, 1864.
  • Hawley's Brigade, Ames' Division, District of Florida, Dept. of the South, to April, 1864.
  • 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to May, 1864.
  • 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Army Corps, Army of the James, to December, 1864.
  • 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 24th Army Corps, Army of the James, to January, 1865.
  • Abbott's Brigade, Terry's Provisional Corps, North Carolina, to March, 1865.
  • Abbott's Detached Brigade, 10th Army Corps, North Carolina, to July, 1865.

The regiment lost during its term of service 15 officers and 169 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded, and 1 officer and 241 enlisted men by disease, for a total of 426 fatalities.

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  • Waite, Otis F. R., New Hampshire in the Great Rebellion. Claremont, NH: Tracy, Chase & company, 1870.