Acton Memorial Library
Acton men who served in the 7th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry:
Arthur Harris Cowdrey, surgeon
Regimental history from Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, compiled and published by the Adjutant General:
Regimental history from A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, by Frederick Dyer:
Organized at Taunton and mustered in June 15, 1861. Ordered to Washington, D.C., July 14-15, and camp at Kalorama Heights until August 6. Attached to Couch's Brigade, Division of the Potomac, to October, 1861. Couch's Brigade, Buell's (Keyes') Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to September, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Army Corps, to January, 1864. 4th Brigade, 2nd Division, 6th Army Corps, to July, 1864.
SERVICE.--At Camp Brightwood, Defences of Washington, D.C., until March 11, 1862. March to Prospect Hills, Va., March 11-15. Embarked at Alexandria for the Peninsula March 25. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Bottom's Bridge May 19-21. Reconnoissance toward Richmond May 23. Battle of Fair Oaks, Seven Pines, May 31-June 1. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Oak Grove, near Seven Pines, June 25. James River Road, near Fair Oaks, June 29. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing until August 16. Reconnoissance to Turkey Island August 5-6, and to Haxall's Station August 8-11. Movement to Alexandria August 16-September 1; thence march into Maryland September 3-18. Battle of Antietam September 18. At Downsville September 23-October 20. Movement to Stafford C. H. October 20-November 19, and to Belle Plains December 5. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations at Franklin's Crossing April 29-May 2. Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, May 3. Salem Heights May 3-4. Banks' Ford May 4. Deep Run Ravine June 5-13. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 2-4. Pursuit of Lee July 5-23. At Warrenton, Va., until September 15. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to the Rappahannock November 7-8. Rappahannock Station November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2, Duty at Brandy Station until May, 1864. Rapidan Campaign May-June. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7. Spottsylvania May 8-12. Spottsylvania C. H. May 12-21. "Bloody Angle" May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. March to James River June 12-14. Moved to Taunton, Mass., June 16-20, and there mustered out July, 1864, expiration of term.
Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 76 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 72 Enlisted men by disease. Total 154.
Belden, William W.A Tribute to the Memory of Sergeant Abraham B. Savery, of Co. I, Massachusetts Seventh Regiment. Died Dec. 16, 1863. Providence: Cooke, Jackson & Co., Printers, 1864. https://archive.org/details/tributetomemoryo00beld
Hutchinson, Nelson V. History of the Seventh Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion of the Southern States against Constitutional Authority, 1861-1865, with Description of Battles, Army Movements, Hospital Life, and Incidents of the Camp, by Officers and Privates; and a Comprehensive Introduction of the Moral and Political Forces which Precipitated the War of Secession upon the People of the United States. Taunton, Mass.: Published by the Authority of the Regimental Association, 1890. https://archive.org/details/historyofseventh00hutc; https://archive.org/details/historyofseventh00hutchi