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The Seventh New York Veteran Infantry Regiment lost 3 officers and 52 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 73 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

1864
Organized at Hart’s Island, New York under Colonel George W. Von Schack, the former colonel of the Seventh New York Infantry Regiment.
March 29 Company A mustered in and left for Army of the Potomac, attached to 52nd New York Infantry.
May 1 Company B mustered in and joined Company A
May 8-21

Battle of Spottsylvania Court House

Companies A and B lost 3 men mortally wounded and 2 enliisted men wounded

June 4 Company C mustered in and joined the regiment
June 15 – April 4

Siege of Petersburg

The regiment lost 1 officer and 8 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 1 officer and 19 enlisted men wounded, and 1 man missing in operations not covered in the the following actions

July 15 Company D mustered in and and joined the regiment. Lieutenant Colonel George Von Schack was mustered in
July 22 The 7th New York Veteran Infantry Regiment appeared on the records as a separate organization attached to Consolidated Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Corps, Army of the Potomac at the Siege of Petersburg
July 27-29 Demonstration north of the James River
July 27-28

Deep Bottom

July 30

Mine Explosion, Petersburg (Reserve)

August 9 Company E mustered in
August 13-20 Demonstration north of James River
August 14-18

Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom

The regiment lost 2 men killed, 1 officer and 11 enlisted men wounded.

August 25

Ream’s Station

The regiment lost 4 men killed, 2 men mortally wounded, 21 men wounded, and 2 officers and 31 men missing.

September 1 Company F mustered in
September 15 Captain G. A. Seydel of the 29th New York Infantry transferred in as major.
September 17 Company G mustered in
October 13 Company H mustered in
October 22 Company I mustered in
October 27 Captain Emilsick killed at Fort Sedgwick, Virginia
October 31 Company K mustered in
November Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Corps, Army of the Potomac.
November 2 Lieutenant Colonel Von Schack was promoted to colonel, and Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Pokorny mustered in, with rank from February 4.
November 7 Captain Arthur A. Brand was dismissed by sentence general court-martial.
November 25 Major Seydel was discharged.
December 9-10 Reconnaissance to Hatcher’s Run
1865
January 3 Captain Jacob Scheu of Company A promoted to major
February 5-7

Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run

March 25 Watkins House
March 28-April 9

Appomattox Campaign

March 29-30

Boydton Road

Lieutenant Erich Bartels and 3 enlisted men killed

March 31

White Oak Road

Lieutenant Lewis Fasbinder was wounded

April 2

Sutherland Station and fall of Petersburg

The regiment lost 10 men killed, 5 men mortally wounded and Major Jacob Scheu wounded and disabled

April 6

Sailor’s Creek

April 7

High Bridge, Farmville

The regiment lost 3 men killed and 6 men mortally wounded.

April 9

Appomattox Court House

Surrender of Lee and his army.

April 10 Lieutenant Hermann Elmeier died of his wounds at City Point Hospital, Virginia.
May March to Washington, D.C.
May 23 Grand Review
June Moved to Hart’s Island, N.Y.
August 4 The Seventh New York Veteran Infantry Regiment mustered out at Hart’s Island, New York under the command of Colonel George Von Schack and Lieutenant Colonel Pokorny