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7th New Hampshire Regiment Infantry

Regimental History
Seventh Infantry. — Cols., Haldimand S. Putnam, Joseph C. Abbott; Lieut.-Cols., Joseph C. Abbott, Thomas A. Henderson, Augustus W. Rollins; Majs., Daniel Smith, Thomas A. Henderson, Augustus W. Rollins, Jeremiah S. Durgin. The 7th, from the state at large, was mustered in for three years at Manchester, Oct. 29 to Dec. 15, 1861, and was mustered out at Concord, Dec. 27, 1864. The reenlisted men and recruits were mustered out July 20, 1865, at Goldsboro, N. C. The regiment numbered 1,762 members, of whom 152 were killed or died of wounds and 246 died from other causes. The first month was spent at Manchester, the second at New York, and on Feb. 13, 1862, the regiment embarked for Fort Jefferson, Florida, where it remained till sent to St. Augustine Sept. 1. Greatly reduced by sickness, it left there in June for Hilton Head, Folly and Morris islands, where it was actively engaged in the siege of Fort Wagner. A number of men of the 7th won Gillmore medals for bravery and in an attack on Fort Wagner the regimental loss was 18 officers killed or wounded. After camping at St. Helena island until Feb., 1864, the regiment participated in Gen. Seymour's campaign in Florida, afterward joining the Army of the James at Bermuda Hundred, Va. Through May and June it was in many engagements, including Drewry's bluff, Deep Bottom, New Market heights, Laurel hill and along the Darbytown road. First Sergt. George P. Dow, Co. C, Sergt. Henry F. W. Little, Co. D, Sergt. George F Robie, Co. D, and Sergt. William Tilton, Co. C, all won medals of honor during this campaign. Ordered to New York during the presidential election of 1864, the regiment returned to Virginia and went into winter quarters at Laurel hill. In January it was ordered to Fort Fisher, N. C., in June to Goldsboro, after some time at Wilmington, and was mustered out in July after nearly four years of distinguished service.

Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 1

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