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7th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, (US Civil War)

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  • Brig. General (USA), Ebenezer Dumont (1814 - 1871)
    Ebenezer Dumont (November 23, 1814 – April 16, 1871) was a U.S. Representative from Indiana, as well as a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Biography Born in Vevay, Ind...

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

Service:

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, one of the first land battles 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.

A new 7th Indiana was organized from the three-month regiment at Indianapolis, Indiana on September 13, 1861. The regiment mustered out of service on September 20, 1864. Men who re-enlisted, and those still with unexpired service, were transferred to the 19th Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

Total strength and casualties:

The three-month regiment suffered one enlisted man killed in battle and two enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of three fatalities.

The re-mustered regiment suffered 8 officers and 108 enlisted men killed in action or died of wounds and 2 officers and 111 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 229 fatalities.

Commanders:

Colonel Ebenezer Dumont

Colonel Ira Glanton Grover

7th Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry:

Active April 21, 1861 to August 2, 1861; September 13, 1861 to September 20, 1864

Country United States

Allegiance Union

Branch Army

Type Infantry

Engagements:

Battle of Philippi

Battle of Cheat Mountain

Battle of Greenbrier River

Battle of Winchester

Battle of Port Republic

Battle of Groveton

Battle of Second Bull Run

Battle of South Mountain

Battle of Antietam

Battle of Fredericksburg

Battle of Chancellorsville

Battle of Gettysburg

Battle of the Wilderness

Battle of Spotsylvania

Siege of Petersburg