7th West Virginia Infantry Company I

Sons Of The Mountains

Welcome

Welcome to the 7th West Virginia Infantry, Company I website. Our unit's goal is to honor the men who left the South Branch Valley of WV. Near the end of 1861 a group of men under the command of Daniel C.M. Schell left to join the 7th West Virginia in Morgantown, WV.

Facts about the 7th West Virginia Infantry

  • On the way to the battle of Gettysburg, the 7th WV Infantry regiment stole a star from another unit’s National flag and attached it to their National flag. Thus, they were the only regiment that fought in that battle with the correct number of stars on their National flag, 35. (West Virginia had become the 35th state on June 20, 1863. The battle of Gettysburg was fought on July 1, 2 & 3, 1863.)
  • The 7th West Virginia Infantry's National Regimental and State Regimental flags had blue backgrounds and were large 6′ x 6′ so they could be seen at a distance through the smoke of battle.
  • Seventh West Virginia Infantry –The 7th West Virginia Infantry saw more major combat than any other regiment from West Virginia. It was mustered in on July 16, 1861 and mustered out July 1, 1865. It suffered 300 causalities during the war. From its first battle at Romney in October 1861, Bloody lane at Antietam, the Stonewall at Fredericksburg, East Cemetery Hill at Gettysburg, Hatchers Run at Petersburg, and the last shot at Appomattox the “Bloody Seventh” was the banner regiment from West Virginia.

Messages from the President/Commander

There are no Company dues this year. But there is brigade dues that each of us must pay they are 10 dollars. I need them by the end of March. Also by the end of February I would like most of our registration forms sent out for our 2014 events that we are going to as a group. Thanks all looking forward to seeing everyone at Winter Training. President Cameron Mallow

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