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Muster In: Organized at New Haven September 13, 1861.  Mustered in September 17, 1861.1,2
Muster Out: Mustered out July 20, 1865, and discharged at New Haven August 11, 1865.3,4

Commander(s):
Lieutenant Colonel Daniel C. Rodman
Daniel C. Rodman 7th CT5

Captain John Thompson
Commander Image

Lieutenant Colonel Seager S. Atwell
Seager S. Atwell 7th CT6

Captain Henry B. Gill
Commander Image

Commander 5
Commander Image

First Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | First Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army7,8

Second Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | First Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army10,11

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | First Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army14,15

  • Commander: Captain John Thompson (July 31, 1864)16
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | First Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army17,18

  • Commander: Captain Seager S. Atwell (August 31, 1864)19
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | First Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army20,21,22,23

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | First Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army24,25

  • Commander: Captain Seager S. Atwell (October 31, 1864)26
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

Second Brigade | First Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army (November 1-December 3, 1864)27

Second Brigade | First Division | XXIV Corps | Army of the James | Union Army (December 3-31, 1864) 28

  • Commander: Captain Henry B. Gill (December 31, 1864)29
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: On December 3, 1864, the X Corps and XVIII Corps of the Army of the James were reorganized into the XXIV Corps and the XXV Corps.
  • Note: Detached for duty at New York City during Presidential election of 1864, November 2-17. 30

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | First Division | XXIV Corps | Army of the James | Union Army31

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Seager S. Atwell (January 31, 1865)32
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The 7th Connecticut and its brigade (2/1/XXIV/AotJ) were absent on an expedition to Fort Fisher, North Carolina on January 31, 1865.  The brigade had been pulled from the trenches near Richmond on January 3, 1865, and would not return to the Siege of Petersburg.33,34

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer at the Siege of Petersburg.35

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles36:

  • On the Bermuda Hundred lines May 16-August 13.
  • Petersburg June 9.
  • Bermuda Hundred June 14.
  • Port Walthal June 16-17.
  • Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to January 3, 1865.
  • Demonstration on north side of the James August 13-20.
  • Battle of Strawberry Plains Deep Bottom August 14-18.
  • In trenches before Petersburg August 25 to September 28.
  • Moved to north side of the James September 28.
  • Battle of Chaffin’s Farm, New Market Heights, September 28-30.
  • Darbytown and New Market Roads October 7.
  • Darbytown Road October 13.
  • Battle of Fair Oaks October 27-28.
  • Detached for duty at New York City during Presidential election of 1864, November 2-17.
  • Duty in trenches before Richmond till January 3, 1865.

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

    Sources:

    1. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    2. Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of Connecticut, for the Year Ending March 31, 1866 (Hartford, CT: A. N. Clark & Co., State Printers, 1866), p. 227
    3. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    4. Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of Connecticut, for the Year Ending March 31, 1866 (Hartford, CT: A. N. Clark & Co., State Printers, 1866), p. 227
    5. Daniel C. Rodman image. MOLLUS-Mass Civil War Photograph Collection, Volume 97, Page 4985.  United States Army Heritage and Education Center, Carlisle, PA.
    6. Seager S. Atwell image. MOLLUS-Mass Civil War Photograph Collection, Volume 97, Page 4985.  United States Army Heritage and Education Center, Carlisle, PA.
    7. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), p. 233
    8. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), p. 553
    9. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 7th Connecticut Entry, Page 10; Summary Statements of Quarterly Returns of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores on Hand in Regular and Volunteer Army Organizations, 1862-1867, 1870-1876. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1281, Roll 7); Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, 1797-1969, Record Group 156; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
    10. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), p. 233
    11. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), p. 553
    12. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), p. 553
    13. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 7th Connecticut Entry, Page 10; Summary Statements of Quarterly Returns of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores on Hand in Regular and Volunteer Army Organizations, 1862-1867, 1870-1876. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1281, Roll 7); Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, 1797-1969, Record Group 156; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
    14. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), page 263
    15. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 3 (Serial Number 82), page 738
    16. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 3 (Serial Number 82), page 738
    17. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 2 (Serial Number 88), page 619: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
    18. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 1 (Serial Number 87), page 119: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (August 1864)”
    19. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 2 (Serial Number 88), page 619: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
    20. Sommers, Richard J. “Grant’s Fifth Offensive at Petersburg: A Study in Strategy, Tactics, and Generalship.  The Battle of Poplar Spring Church, the First Battle of the Darbytown Road, the Second Battle of the Squirrel Level Road, the Second Battle of the Darbytown Road (Ulysses S. Grant, Virginia).” Doctoral Thesis. Rice University, 1970. Print. p. 1303.
    21. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 1 (Serial Number 87), page 133: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (September-October 1864)”
    22. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 1 (Serial Number 87), page 145: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (September-October 1864)”
    23. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 1 (Serial Number 87), page 146: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (September-October 1864)”
    24. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 465: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    25. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 1 (Serial Number 87), page 149: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces…Fair Oaks and Darbytown Road, Va., October 27-28, 1864”
    26. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 465: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    27.  A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    28. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 1124: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
    29. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 1124: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
    30. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    31. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 334: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
    32. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 334: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
    33. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 334: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
    34.  A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    35. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    36. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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