7th Infantry Battalion


 


HISTORICAL NOTES:

    This battalion was organized with 5 companies on 22 FEB 1862. Companies F & G organized on 27 MAY 1862. Company H was assigned on 16 OCT 1862.

    The Enfield Rifles were surrendered by Gen. Joseph E. Johnston at Durham Station, Orange County, North Carolina on 26 APR 1865.

    A history of this battalion has been provided by James A. Gabel.

OFFICERS:

    FIRST COMMANDER:

      Major, Lieutenant Col. Patrick H. Nelson

    FIELD OFFICERS:

      Major Lovick W. R. Blair
      Major, Lieutenant Colonel James H. Rion

BATTLES:

    Edisto Island SC (29 MAR 1862)
    Coosawhatchie SC (22-23 OCT 1862)
    Charleston Harbor (AUG - SEP 1863)
    Swift Creek (9 MAY 1864)
    Drewry's Bluff (12 MAY 1864)
    Cold Harbor VA (1-4 JUN 1864)
    Petersburg Siege VA (JUN 1864 - APR 1865)
    Weldon Railroad (21 AUG 1864)
    2nd Fort Harrison VA (30 SEP 1864)
    2nd Fort Fisher (13 - 15 JAN 1865)
    Carolinas Campaign SC (FEB - APR 1865)
    Bentonville NC (19 - 21 MAR 1865)

ROSTERS:

Company E - Edgefield County
Company H - Captain J. Hampden Brooks' Infantry Partisan Company - Edgefield County

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