7th Battery Mounted Artillery
was organized Dec. 30, 1863, at Augusta, Me., where it remained encamped until the morning of Feb. 1st, 1864, when in pursuance of previous orders from the War Department, it left for Washington, D. C., and upon its arrival in that city was assigned to Camp Barry, Artillery Camp of Instruction.
On the 25th of April, it joined the 9th Army Corps, and on the 9th and 12th of May was engaged with the enemy at the Ny River, losing three men severely wounded.
On the 2d and 3d of June, the Battery took a prominent part in the action at Cold Harbor, and then proceeded to Petersburg, where it assisted in driving the enemy across the Norfolk Railroad on the 18th.
On the 23d, the Battery was placed in position near the Taylor House, immediately in front of, and 700 yards from the point where the mine was sprung July 30th, on which day it kept a brisk fire on the enemy’s batteries in its front.
On the 4th of Aug., the battery was relieved from a position held 47 consecutive days, and was stationed at Fort Rice, where on the 19th, it was exposed to a severe fire from the enemy’s batteries.
On the morning of Oct. 2d, they took position near the Pegrim House, under a brisk artillery fire, and on the 4th assisted in repelling the enemy’s attack on that position.
On the 2d of Dec., the Battery returned in front of Petersburg, and was placed at Fort Sedgwick, where it remained until the 1st of April, 1865, and took part in the general assault of the enemy’s lines, resulting in the capture of Petersburg.
On the 3d, the Battery followed the retreating rebels and arrived at Farmville on the 10th. While there, the surrender of Lee’s army occurred, and on the 20th the Battery left for Washington, arriving at Alexandria on the 28th, and encamped near Fairfax Seminary.
On the 23d of May, the Battery participated in the grand review of the Army, and on the 5th of June left Washington for Maine, arriving on the 8th at Augusta, where the Battery was mustered out of the U. S. service by Capt. C. Macmichael, 9th U. S. Infantry, on the 21st, and the men paid and finally discharged on the following day.