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Muster In: Organized at Hart’s Island, N.Y., and mustered in by Companies as follows: Company “A” March 29, Company “B” May 1, Company “C” June 4, Company “D” July 15, Company “E” August 9, 1864.1
Muster Out: Mustered out August 4, 1865.2

Commander(s):
Colonel George W. von Schack
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Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Pokorny
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Major Gustavus A. Seidel
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Major Jacob Scheu
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First Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.3
  • Detachment of original 7th New York attached to 52nd New York, to July 22, 1864, and assigned to 7th New York Veteran Infantry on or shortly after that date.4,5

Second Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.6
  • Detachment of original 7th New York attached to 52nd New York, to July 22, 1864, and assigned to 7th New York Veteran Infantry on or shortly after that date.7,8

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Consolidated Brigade | First Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army (July 22(?)-31, 1864)9,10

  • Commander: Captain Jacob Scheu (July 31, 1864)11
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The 7th New York (Veteran) had only four (4) companies on July 31, 1864.12
  • Note: Detachment of original 7th New York attached to 52nd New York Infantry to July 22, 1864, and assigned to 7th New York Veteran Infantry on or shortly after that date.  The 7th New York Veteran arrived at City Point on July 19, 1864, and the two forces were combined in late July 1864.13,14

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Consolidated Brigade | First Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army15,16

  • Commander: Captain Jacob Scheu (August 31, 1864)17
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The 7th New York (Veteran) had only five (5) companies on August 31, 1864.18,19

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Consolidated Brigade | First Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army20

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Consolidated Brigade | First Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army21

  • Commander:
    • Major Gustavus A. Seidel (at least October 15, 1864)22
    • Captain Jacob Scheu (October 31, 1864)23
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The 7th New York consisted of seven (7) companies at this time.24

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | First Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army25

  • Commander: Colonel George W. von Schack (December 31, 1864)26
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | First Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army27,28

  • Commander:
    • Colonel George W. von Schack (von Schack commanded the Third Brigade temporarily when Brevet Brigadier General Henry J. Madill took a leave of absence starting January 28)(January 1-28, 1865)29
    • Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Pokorny (January 28-31, 1865)30
    • Major Jacob Scheu (February 28, 1865)31
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | First Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army32,33

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Pokorny (March 31, 1865)34
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles35:

  • Siege of Petersburg, Va., July 22, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
  • Demonstration north of the James River July 27-29, 1864.
  • Deep Bottom July 27-28.
  • Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30 (Reserve).
  • Demonstration north of James River August 13-20.
  • Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18.
  • Ream’s Station August 25.
  • Reconnaissance to Hatcher’s Run December 9-10.
  • Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run, February 5-7, 1865.
  • Watkins House March 25.
  • Appomattox Court House March 28-April 9.
  • Hatcher’s Run or Boydton Road March 29-30.
  • White Oak Road March 31.
  • Sutherland Station and fall of Petersburg April 2.
  • Sailor’s Creek April 6.
  • High Bridge, Farmville, April 7.
  • Appomattox Court House April 9.
  • Surrender of Lee and his army.

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. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    4. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    5. 7th New York Infantry Entry in Dyer’s Compendium
    6. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    7. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    8. 7th New York Infantry Entry in Dyer’s Compendium
    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 729
    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 729
    12. 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
    13. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    14. 7th New York Infantry Entry in Dyer’s Compendium
    15. 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 612: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
    16. 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)”
    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 612: “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 2 (Serial Number 88), page 612: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
    19. 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, 129: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (August 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. 1298.
    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 458: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    22. 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 346: Seidel signs this report a the Major commanding regiment on October 15, 1864.
    23. 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 458: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 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 458: “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 3 (Serial Number 89), page 1115: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 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 1115: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
    27. 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)
    28. 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 739: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
    29. 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)
    30. 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)
    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 739: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
    32. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), page 566: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
    33. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), page 582: “Return of casualties in the Union Forces commanded by Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, March 29-April 9, 1865”
    34. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), page 566: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
    35. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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