Seventh Regiment, Three Years - The Seventh Regiment was re-organized  in the fall of 1861, for the three years' 
service.  In it was one full company from this county.  The was F, and for its officers had the following: 
Captains, Samuel Lambertson, September 1, 1861; Thomas A. Jeffrey, November 1, 1862; first lieutenants, 
George S. Smith, September 1, 1861; Thomas A. Jeffrey, December 24, 1864; David Holmes, November 1, 1862; 
William Davis, June 19, 1864; second lieutenants, Thomas Jeffrey, September 1, 1861; James A. Holmes, 
December 24, 1861; David Holmes, October 26, 1862; William Davis, November 1, 1862.  Of these George S. 
Smith died December 24, 1861, and David Holmes was killed in action June 18, 1864.  The company started 
out with an enrollment of ninety-eight men, and during its entire term of service was recruited with thirty-six, 
making a total of 134.  Of this number twenty-nine died in the service.  This regiment was commanded by Col. 
Dumont, and joined the forces in the field in western Virginia, under command of Gen. Reynolds at Cheat Mountain.  
It was engaged in the battles of Greenbriar, Winchester heights, Port Republic, Front Royal , Slaughter Mountain, 
second battle of Bull Run, Antietam, Ashby's Gap, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Mine Run, 
Wilderness, Laurel Hill, Po River, North Anna River, Bethesda Church, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, and others of 
minor importance.  This long list of hotly contested battles gives some idea of the trying and faithful duty the 
regiment performed.

Transcribed by Cheryl Zufall Parker