Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Service Record and Official List of Battles and Engagements of the Seventh New Hampshire Volunteer Regiment, 1861-1865

Whipple, Paul. Co. K; b. New Boston; age 21; res. New Boston; enl. Nov. 16, '61; must. in Nov. 20, '61, as Priv.; app. Sergt. Dec., '63; re-enl. and must. in Feb. 28, '64; app. 1 Lt. Co. A, Oct. 28, '64; Capt. Co. I, Dec. 12, '64; tr. to Co. K, Feb. 3, '65; must. out July 20, '65. P.O. ad., Riverdale, S.C. See State Service.  Revised Register Of The Soldiers And Sailors Of New Hampshire In The War Of The Rebellion 1861-1866.  Prepared And Published By Authority Of The Legislature, By Augustus D. Ayling, Adjutant General.  Concord: Ira C. Evans, Public Printer. 1895.

Best to let Little describe it as he and Paul Whipple (wounded at Fort Wagner and Darbytown Road) served the almost the entire war in the Seventh New Hampshire:
The regiment had been in twenty-two engagements, besides numerous skirmishes, which, at times during our service, were of almost daily occurrence. These engagements and skirmishes were fought in Florida, North and South Carolina, and Virginia. But one other regiment from New Hampshire suffered as severely in loss of officers killed in action, during its entire service, as the Seventh New Hampshire; only two other regiments from the State lost as many men killed in action: more men from the Seventh died in rebel prisons than from any other regiment from New Hampshire; the Seventh lost more officers than any other Union regiment in any one engagement during the war. The whole number of men mustered into the regiment was seventeen hundred and nineteen, of which five hundred and ten were mustered [433] out at the expiration of their term of service; two hundred and eleven died of disease. The regiment on its return to Concord numbered three hundred and twenty men and twenty-two officers, and of these less than one hundred were original members who left the State in 1861. Of the original field and staff only one remained....
Henry F.W. Little

During its service the Seventh New Hampshire was at Camp Hale, Manchester, N. H., from October 16, 1861, to January 14, 1862 ; at White Street Barracks, New York City, 79 White street, from January 15 to February 13, 1862;
79 White Street
at Fort Jefferson, Fla., from March 9 to June 16, [434] 1862; at Beaufort, Port Royal Island, S. C, from June 22 to September 1, 1862: at St. Augustine, Fla., from September 3, 1862, to May 10, 1863, (five companies, under Colonel Putnam, were attached to the Second Brigade, Terry's Division, Tenth Army Corps, from April 4 to 12, 1863) ; at Fernandina, Fla., from May 10 to June 7, 1863; at Hilton Head, S. C, from June 8 to 16, 1863; at Folly Island, S. C, from June 17 to July 10, 1863, (attached to the First Brigade, Vodge's Division, Tenth Army Corps, June 20, 1863); at Morris Island, S. C. from July 10 to December 20, 1863, (attached to the Third Brigade, First Division, Tenth Army
Three Officers and a Sargent of the Seventh New Hampshire.
Corps, July 19, 1863; and First Brigade, First Division, Tenth Army Corps, November 23, 1863): with the United States forces at St. Helena Island, District of Hilton Head, S. C, from December 21, 1863, to February 4, 1864 ; in Florida, from Jacksonville to Olustee, from February 8 to April 14, 1864, (attached to the Second Brigade, First District of Florida, February 4, 1864) ; in Virginia from April 21, 1864, to January 5, 1865, (attached to the Third Brigade, First Division, Tenth Army Corps, April 23, 1864; Second Brigade, First Division, Tenth Army Corps, May 3, 1864; Second Brigade, First Division, Twenty-fourth Army Corps, December 4, 1864); in North Carolina from January 13 to July 24, 1865, (attached to the Second Brigade, First Division, Tenth Army Corps, March 27, 1865). During the regiment's service in Virginia, it was in the Army of the James, and during a portion of the time the Seventh was in North Carolina, it was in the Army of the Ohio. [435 ]
Official list of battles and engagements in which the Seventh New Hampshire participated.

Morris Island, S. C. . . . . July 10, 1863
Fort Wagner (first assault) . . . July 11, 1863
Fort Wagner (second assault) . . July 18, 1863
Siege of Fort Wagner, Morris Island, S. C July 10 to Sept. 7, 1863
Siege of Fort Sumter, S. C. . Sept. 7 to Dec. 20, 1863
Olustee, Fla. ..... Feb. 20, 1864
Chester Station, Va. .... May 9, 186
Lempster Hill (near Chester Station), Va. May 10,1864
Drury's Bluff, Va May 13-16, 1864
Bermuda Hundred, Va., May 18, 20, 21, June 2-4, 18, 1864
Near Petersburg, Va. .... June 9, 1864
Ware Bottom Church, Va. , . . June 16, 1864
Deep Bottom, Va. .... Aug. 16, 1864 
Siege of Petersburg, Va. . Aug. 24 to Sept. 28, 1864 
New Market Heights, Va. . . . Sept. 29, 1864
Near Richmond, Va. .... Oct. 1, 1864
New Market Road (near Laurel Hill, or near Chapin's Farm), Va. . . . Oct. 7, 1864
Darby town Road, Va. . . . Oct. 13, 27, 28, 1864
Fort Fisher, N. C. .... Jan. 15,1865
Half Moon Battery, Sugar Loaf Hill, near Federal Point, N. C. . . Jan. 18, 19, 1865
Sugar Loaf Battery, N. C. . . . Feb. 11,1865
North East Ferry (near Wilmington), N. C Feb. 22, 186
--- Henry F. W. Little. The Seventh Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers in the War of the Rebellion. Seventh New Hampshire Veterans Association, Concord, N. H., 1896.