HISTORY OF THE SECOND PENNSYLVANIA VET. HEAVY ARTILLERY/ 7TH PA. VOLUNTEERS, 1861-65, REVISED

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By George W. Ward. Published by George W. Ward, Philadelphia, PA., 1904. 311 pp., ills., maps. In maroon, blind-stamped glazed cloth, 9.25 x 6.25, w/gilt spine lettering. Very slight wear along lower margin edge. Else fine / near pristine.

This unit mustered in early 1862 and spent the next two years assigned to the Washington defenses. It was transformed into infantry and sent into the Army of the Potomac line at the time of the Battle of Cold Harbor [June 1, 1864] in which it did not participated. It saw heavy action through the Siege of Petersburg and at Chaffin’s Farm and sustained heavy losses. The largest regiment in the Union Army, some 8,000 men passed through its ranks in the course of the war. During service it lost 226 killed and mortally wounded and 383 by disease for a total of 609, w/ 863 missing. [ During the eastern campaigning in Virginia, Union “Heavy” artillery regiments experienced a terrible toll].  [jp]

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