The Civil War in the East

7th Indiana Infantry Regiment


The 7th Indiana Infantry Regiment lost 8 officers and 108 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 2 officers and 111 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.


The regiment is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.

monument to the 7th Indiana Infantry Regiment at Gettysburg


September 13

Organized at Indianapolis, Ind., and mustered in


Ordered to Cheat Mountain, W. Va.; Attached to Cheat Mountain District, West Virginia

October 3-4

Action at Greenbrier

October 27-November 7

Scouting Expedition through the Kanawha District

December 11-14

Expedition to Camp Baldwin

December 18

Moved to Green Springs Run



3rd Brigade, Landers' Division, Army of the Potomac


Assigned to 3rd Brigade, Shields' 2nd Division, Banks' 5th Army Corps. and Dept. of the Shenandoah

March 5-13

Advance on Winchester

March 18


March 22-23

Battle of Winchester

March 25

Mt. Jackson

April 17

Occupation of Mt. Jackson

May, 1862

Assigned to 4th Brigade, Shields' Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock

May 12-21

March to Fredericksburg, Va.

May 25-30

Return to Front Royal

May 31

Burner's Springs, near Front Royal


Assigned to 4th Brigade, 2nd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of Virginia

June 9

Battle of Port Republic

June 10-26

March to Cloud's Mills, near Alexandria and duty there

August 6-
September 2

Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia

August 21-23

Assigned to 2nd Brigade. 1st Division, 3rd Corps, Army of Virginia; Fords of the Rappahannock

August 28

Thoroughfare Gap

August 29

Battle of Groveton

August 30

Bull Run


Assigned to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac

September 6-22

Maryland Campaign

September 14

Battle of South Mountain

September 16-17

Battle of Antietam

Commander by Major Ira Grover. The regiment was held in reserve north of the Poffenberger farm with the rest of its brigade to provide support for the First Corps Artillery.

October 29 - November 17

Movement to Falmouth, Va.

December 12-15

Battle of Fredericksburg


January 20-24

"Mud March"

January 25

At Falmouth

February 12-14

Expedition to Martex Creek

April 23

Ira Grover was promoted to colonel.

April 27-May 6

Chancellorsville Campaign

April 29-May 2

Operations at Pollock's Mill Creek

April 29-30

Fitzhugh's Crossing

May 2-5

Battle of Chancellorsville

June 11

Gettysburg Campaign

July 1-3

Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded by Colonel Ira G. Grover. It had 437 men on the field on July 3rd, of whom 2 were killed, 5 wounded and 3 missing.


The regiment had been left behind at Emmitsburg on July 1st to guard the corps trains with orders to wait until relieved by one of Brigadier General George Stannard's Vermont regiments. By 10 a.m. Colonel Grover decided to leave for the front. On the way word came of the battle, and the regiment hurried its march, reaching the battlefield in the early evening. They were posted on the north side of Culp's Hill, going into line next to the survivors of the Iron Brigade. This strong and fresh regiment added greatly to the security of Culp's Hill that evening. Colonel Grover was later brought before a court martial for abandoning his post guarding the trains, but was exonerated and praised for his actions.


Duty on line of the Rappahannock and Rapidan

October 9-22

Bristoe Campaign

November 7-8

Advance to line of the Rappahannock

November 26 - December 2

Mine Run Campaign


February 6-7

Demonstration on the Rapidan


Assigned to 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac


Assigned to 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 5th Army Corps

May 4-June 15

Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River

May 5-7

Battles of the Wilderness

May 8

Laurel Hill

May 8-21

Battle of Spottsylvania

May 12

Assault on the Salient

May 23-26

North Anna River

May 23

Jericho Ford

May 26-28

On line of the Pamunkey

May 28-31


June 1-12

Cold Harbor

June 1-3

Bethesda Church

June 16-18

Before Petersburg

August, 1864

Assigned to 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps

August 18-21

Weldon R. R.

September 20

Non-Veterans mustered out under Colonel Grover

September 23

Veterans and Recruits transferred to 19th Indiana Infantry

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