7th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment



 


HISTORICAL NOTES:

The Minnesota 7th Regiment Infantry was organized at Camp Release, Fort Snelling and St. Peter, Minn., August 16 to October 30, 1862. (Co. "D" at Fort Abercrombie August, 1862, to July, 1863.)

The Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 31 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 138 Enlisted men by disease. Total 171.

OFFICERS:

ASSIGNMENTS:

Sibley's Campaign against Sioux Indians in Minnesota August 20-November 14, 1862 (Cos. "A," "B," "F," "G" and "H"). March to relief of Fort Ridgly August 24-28. Action at Birch Cooley September 3. Engagement at Wood Lake September 23. At Camp Release September 26. Frontier duty in Minnesota at Mankato and other points until May, 1863. March to Camp Pope at mouth of Redwood River May 30. Sibley's Expedition against hostile Indians in Dakota June 16-September 12. Actions at Big Mound, Dakota Territory. July 24. Dead Buffalo Lake July 26. Stony Lake July 28. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., October 7-11, and duty there until April 20, 1864. Attached to Dept. of Missouri, District of St. Louis, October, 1863, to April, 1864. Paducah, Ky., Dept. of the Tennessee, to June, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps, to December, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division (Detachment), Army of the Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to February, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps (New), Military Division West Mississippi, to August, 1865.

SERVICE:

SERVICE.--Moved from St. Louis, Mo., to Paducah, Ky., April 20-22, 1864, and duty there until June 19. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., June 19-22. Moved to Moscow, thence to Lagrange June 23-27. Smith's Expedition to Tupelo, Miss., July 5-20. Near Camargo's Cross Roads July 13. Harrisburg, near Tupelo, July 14-15. Smith's Expedition to Oxford, Miss., August 1-30. Tallahatchie River August 7-9. Abbeville August 23. Mower's Expedition to Duvall's Bluff, Ark., September 3-10. March through Arkansas and Missouri in pursuit of Price September 17-November 15. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., November 24-30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Moved to Clifton, Tenn., thence to Eastport, Miss., December 29-January 4, 1865. Duty at Eastport, Miss., until February 6. Moved to New Orleans, La., February 6-21. Campaign against Mobile, Ala., and its Defenses March 17-April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. March to Montgomery April 13-25 and duty there until May 10. Moved to Selma, Ala., and duty there until July 20. Moved to St. Paul, Minn., July 20-August 8. Mustered out August 16, 1865.

ROSTERS:

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Vol. 2. Powder Springs, GA: Eastern Digital Resources 1998. E491D992. A concise summary of each regiment's service.

Fridley, Russell, editor. Charles E. Flandrau and the Defense of New Ulm. New Ulm, MN: Brown County Historical Society, 1962. 62 p. F6l4N4F7.

Jennison, Samuel P. "The Illusions of a Soldier." In Glimpses of the Nation's Struggle (MOLLUS, MN, Vol. 1). St. Paul, MN: St. Paul Book & Stationary Co, 1887. pp. 369-80 (7 photocopied pages). E464M5.1991v26.

Jorgenson, Wayne. “Minnesota in the Civil War: A Photographic Legacy.” Military Images (May/Jun 2008): p. 29. Per.

Minnesota. Board of Commissioners on Publication of History of Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars. Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars. Vol. 1. Powder Springs, GA: Eastern Digital Resources 1998. Unit history and roster.

Wakefield, Larry. "Volunteer's Tour of Duty." [Henry McConnell] Military History (Apr l989): pp. 42-49 (8 photocopied pages). Per.

REFERENCES:

Dyer, Frederick H. - A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion

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