Id'd Civil War West Virginia Veteran's Medal 7th Wv Infantry Gettysburg
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Id'd Civil War West Virginia Veteran's Medal 7th Wv Infantry Gettysburg :
Offered is an original, bronze ID'd West Virginia Civil War veteran's medal with silk woven ribbon. ID'd and Engraved/Stamped on rim to: JaS C. BEATTY Co. E 7th REG INF VOLS.
The WV 7th Regt of Vols. was a hard fought and bloodied regiment that saw heavy fighting in some of the most famous battles of the war.
*Battle of Winchester
*Battle of Port Republic
*Battle of South Mountain
*Battle of Antietam
*Battle of Chancellorsville
*Battle of Gettysburg
*Battle of the Wilderness
*Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
*Battle of Cold Harbor
*Siege of PetersburgThe7th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regimentwas aninfantryregimentthat served in theUnion Armyduring theAmerican Civil War. For much of the war, it was a part of the famed "Gibraltar Brigade" in theArmy of the Potomac. It was famed primarily for two major actions, a determined charge on the Sunken Road atAntietamand a late Cemetery HillatGettysburgthat helped push back an attack by the confederate unit theLouisiana style="line-height: 1.5em; list-style-type: none; margin-top: 0.3em; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0.3em; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; list-style-image: none; text-align: left; ">
The 7th West Virginia (originally the 7th Virginia) was organized inwestern Virginiabetween July 16, 1861, and December 3, 1861. It was initially attached to the Railroad District of West Virginia, and provided guard duty for the railroads 7th fought in the 1862Valley CampaigninNathaniel Banks'V Corps, seeing action in a number of small engagements before fighting in theBattle of Port Republicin late May. It was assigned to theII Corpsand would remain in that organization for the rest of the war. A part ofNathan Kimball's brigade during the September 1862Maryland Campaign, the 7th Virginia took part in the attack on the Sunken Road ("bloody Lane") at Antietam. Following the battle, the regiment helped garrisonHarper's Ferryuntil the end of October, when it marched through theLoudoun ValleytoFalmouth, Virginia. The 7th next saw action at theBattle of Fredericksburgin the II Corps assault, and participated in the ill-fatedMud March.In late April and early May 1863, the 7th West Virginia participated in theChancellorsville Campaign. In June, the regiment marched northward into Pennsylvania during theGettysburg Campaignand took a defensive position onCemetery Ridgeon July 2. In the evening, along with the4th Ohioand14th Indiana, it was sent to help stop the attack ofJubal Earlyon Cemetery Hill. In the autumn of that same year, the 7th participated in theMine February 1864, the 7th was engaged in fighting at Morton's Ford, and then took part in theOverland Campaign, including theBattle of the WildernessandSpotsylvania, where it was involved in the attack on the Salient or "bloody Angle." For the bulk of the year, the regiment was active during theSiege of Petersburg.
In early 1865, the 7th fought at theBattle of Hatcher's Runand then the fall of Petersburg. It subsequently marched in pursuit of the retreatingArmy of Northern Virginiaduring theAppomattox Campaign. The regiment marched in theGrand ReviewinWashington, D.C.on May 23 before being transported toLouisville, Kentucky.
The 7th West Virginia was mustered out of Federal service on June 1, 1865.Casualties
During its term of service, the regiment lost 9 officers and 133 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded, and 4 officers and 154 enlisted men by disease, for a total of 300 fatalities.Colonels
- Joseph Snider
- Jonathan Lockwood
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