The Civil War in the East

7th New York State Militia
7th New York National Guard

In April of 1862 legislation changed the designation of militia units to "National Guard."

 

1861

April 19

Left New York City for Washington, D. C., on special call of President Lincoln. Commanded by Colonel Marshall Lefferts, Lieutenant Colonel Wiliam A. Pond and Major Alexander Shaler

April 24-25

Occupation of Annapolis Junction, Md., and opening communications with Washington

April 25-May 2

In Capital Buildings at Washington

April 26

Mustered into United States service for thirty days

May 2-23

Duty at Camp Cameron, Meridian Hill

May 24-26

Occupation of Arlington Heights, Va. Assist in building Fort Runyon.

May 26

Return to Camp Cameron

May 31

Returned to New York City

June 3

Mustered out of United States service at New York City

 

 

1862

May 25

Mustered in for three months' United States service under Colonel Lefferts

May 26

Left New York City for Baltimore, Md. Attached to Dix's Command, Middle Department

May 28 to June 5

Camp at Stewart's Hill, Baltimore, Md.

June 6 -
August 28

Duty at Fort Federal Hill.

July

Attached to 8th Army Corps, Middle Department

September 5

Mustered out of United States service at New York City

 

 

1863

June 16

Mustered in for thirty days' United States service

June 17

Left State for Baltimore, Md. Attached to Morris' Brigade, 8th Army Corps, Middle Department

June 18 - July 5

Duty at Fort Federal Hill and provost duty in Baltimore, Md.

July 5

Ordered to Frederick, Md. and picket and outpost duty

July 7

Attached to 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac

July 14

Left for New York City

July 16

Reached New York

July 16-21

On duty during Draft Riots

July 21

Mustered out of United States service




 
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