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Federal Regiment

7th Michigan Infantry

Organized: Monroe, MI; mustered in 8/22/1861
Disbanded/Mustered out: Jackson, MI 7/5/1865
Commanding Officers:
  Col. Norman J. Hall
  Capt. Charles J. Hunt
Map Showing this Unit:
   Detail Map #5: Sedgwick is Flanked in the West Woods

Battlefield Tablets for this Unit:
   Tablet #35: Second Army Corps - 15 Sep, 7 AM to 15 Sep, 8 PM
   Tablet #115: Second Army Corps - 15 Sep, 9 AM to 17 Sep, 7 AM
   Tablet #120: Army of the Potomac - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 12 PM
   Tablet #116: Second Army Corps - 17 Sep, 6 AM to 17 Sep, 10 AM
   Tablet #36: Sedgwick's Division, Second Army Corps - 17 Sep, 7 AM to 17 Sep, 10 AM
   Tablet #38: Dana's Brigade, Sedgwick's Division - 17 Sep, 7 AM to 17 Sep, 12 PM

This Regiment's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of the Potomac
  Corps - Second (II) Army Corps
  Division - 2nd Division, II Corps
  Brigade - 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, II Corps



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History of the Unit:
The Seventh left Monroe Sept. 5, 1861, with 884 officers and enlisted men, under the command of Colonel Ira B. Grosvenor to join the Army of the Potomac. The next month after its arrival at the front, the Regiment took part in the battle of Ball's Bluff.

In the spring of 1862 the Regiment was assigned to the Third Brigade, Second Division, Second Corps in the Peninsular Campaign. It fought at Yorktown, Fair Oaks, Savage Station, White Oak Swamp, Glendale, Malvern Hill, and Manassas.

Colonel Norman J. Hall was commissioned to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Colonel Grosvenor, assuming command in July 1862.

In the Antietam Campaign:
When called to assume command of the Brigade, Col Hall says (in his report) that he left Captain Hunt in command of the Regiment, Lieutenant-Colonel Baxter having been disabled by wounds.

The remainder of the War:
The Seventh gained an enviable reputation at Fredericksburg in Dec., 1862 when it was first to cross the Rappahannock River in pontoon boats under the fire of opposing sharpshooters, and drove the Confederate skirmishers from their cover. Col Baxter was wounded in the lead of the Regiment.

At Gettysburg on the 2nd of July, being they were assigned to a position on Cemetery Ridge, which it retained until the close of battle on the 3rd. The Regiment took 14 officers and 151 men into action, and lost 21 killed and 44 wounded.

In August the Regiment was sent to New York to aid in supressing the Draft Riots there. In October it was again with the Army of the Potomac, and remained through Appomattox.

References, Sources, and other Notes:
Summary text above from the State of Michigan1.

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Notes

1   State of Michigan, Office of the Adjutant General, and George H. Brown, Adjutant General; George H. Turner, Asst. AG, compiler, Record of Service of Michigan Volunteers in the Civil War, 1861-1865, 46 volumes, Kalamazoo: Ihling Bros. & Everard, 1904-1915, Vol. 7, pp. 1 - 3  [AotW citation 12006]

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