7th New York Heavy Artillery

   

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Note: The 7th New York Heavy Artillery served as an infantry unit throughout the Siege of Petersburg.

Muster In: August 18, 18621
Muster Out: August 1, 18652

Commander(s):
Colonel Richard C. Duryea
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Lieutenant Colonel Joseph M. Murphy
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Major Edward A. Springsteed
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Major Samuel L. Anable
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Captain Charles W. Hobbs
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Fourth Brigade | First Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army3

Second Offensive Order of Battle: Fourth Brigade | First Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army5,6

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Fourth Brigade | First Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army9,10

  • Commander: Major Edward A. Springsteed (July 31, 1864)11
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Fourth Brigade | First Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army12,13

  • Commander: Major Joseph M. Murphy (August 31, 1864)14
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Fourth Brigade | First Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army15

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Joseph M. Murphy (at least October 9, 1864)16,17
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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Fourth Brigade | First Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army18

  • Commander: Captain Samuel L. Anable (October 31, 1864)19
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | First Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army20

  • Commander: Major Samuel L. Anable (December 31, 1864)21
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Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | First Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army (January 1-February 22, 1865)22,23

  • Commander:
    • Colonel Richard C. Duryea (Duryea commanded the Second Brigade temporarily when Colonel Robert Nugent took a leave of absence starting January 29)(January 1-29, 1865)24
    • Captain Charles W. Hobbs (January 29-31, 1865)25
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  • Ordered to Baltimore, Md., February 22, 1865, and garrison duty there until August 1865.26

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer present at the Siege of Petersburg.27

Dyer’s Compendium Info:
Petersburg Campaign Battles28:

  • Before Petersburg June 16-18.
  • Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to February 22, 1865.
  • Weldon Railroad June 22-23, 1864.
  • Demonstration north of the James July 27-29.
  • Deep Bottom July 27-28.
  • Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30 (Reserve).
  • Demonstration north of the James August 13-20.
  • Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18.
  • Ream’s Station August 25.
  • Hatcher’s Run October 27-28.
  • Reconnaissance to Hatcher’s Run December 9-10.
  • Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run, February 5-7, 1865.
  • Ordered to Baltimore, Md., February 22, and garrison duty there until August.

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. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    3. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), pages 219-220
    4. Volume 14 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 7th New York Heavy Artillery Entry, Page 11; 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.
    5. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), pages 219-220
    6. 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. 543
    7. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), page 543
    8. Volume 14 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 7th New York Heavy Artillery Entry, Page 11; 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.
    9. 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 252
    10. 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 730
    11. 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 730
    12. 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 613: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
    13. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 1 (Serial Number 87), pages 117, 129: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (August 1864)”
    14. 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 613: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
    15. 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. 1298.
    16. 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 365
    17. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 1 (Serial Number 87), pages 276-277
    18. 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 459: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    19. 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 459: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    20. 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 1115: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
    21. 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 1115: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
    22. 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 325: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
    23. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    24. 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 325: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
    25. 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 325: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
    26. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    27. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    28. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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    Tim Springstead July 3, 2019 at 1:42 pm

    I have a photo of my great-great-uncle Edward a Springstead. I would like to send that to you so you can add it to your page

    Brett Schulte January 12, 2020 at 3:21 pm

    Tim,

    My apologies for not getting back to you WAY sooner. I have been forced to take a LONG break from my site over the last year. I am still interested in using the image of your GG Uncle you mentioned above.

    Before I feel comfortable actually posting it, though, I have a few questions:

    1. How did you obtain the image?
    2. Are you the sole copyright owner at this point, or is it possible someone else out there might object to me publishing it?
    3. If you are the copyright owner and you are okay with me publishing it, could you reply to that effect?
    4. Do you have a Civil war site you’d want me to link to in the footnote I’d add to the image?

    Thanks! And again, sorry for such a long delay between your initial comment and my response.

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