7th Regiment Infantry, U. S. Colored Troops, Maryland Volunteers

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Brief History

By October 8, 1863, the first six companies, viz: A. B. C. D. E. andF., were uniformed
but arms were not issued to any of them until October 18th; drilling in the meantime went on
daily. The regiment was finally paid off and disbanded at Baltimore, Maryland, November 15, 1866.

Read more from Archives of Maryland Online

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

  • Officers,  Non-Commissioned Offices and Staff - see Roster on page 159
  • Company A - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page 160 - 161
  • Company B - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page 162 - 164
  • Company C - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page 164 - 166
  • Company D - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page 167 - 169
  • Company E - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page 169 - 171
  • Company F - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page 171 - 173
  • Company G - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page 173 - 176
  • Company H - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page  177 - 178
  • Company I - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page 178 - 180
  • Company K - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page 180 - 182


Wilmer, L. Allison, J. H. Jarrett, and L. Allison Wilmer. 1898. History and roster of Maryland volunteers, War of 1861-65. Volume 366 Baltimore, Md: Press of Guggenheimer, Weil & Co.  Archive of Maryland Online  other library

Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Maryland in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Maryland in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Maryland, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • Callum, Agnes Kane. Colored volunteers of Maryland, Civil War, 7th regiment, United States Colored Troops, 1863-1866 (Baltimore, Maryland: Mullac Publishers, c1990)FHL Book

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