The Seventh Regiment came into being in April, 1806. Three British warships stood off New York harbor and waylaid all vessels trying to enter. The heightened tensions between New York and its former masters led to a rush of enlistments in the New York Volunteer militia companies.
Four of these companies, combined into a battalion were the ancestors of the Seventh. In July they were assigned to the Battalion of Artillery, one of the elite Volunteer units in the City. For a 3 year period between 1812 and 1815 the unit, now designated the 2nd Battalion 11th Artillery, manned the guns of the forts guarding New York harbor. In 1824 the Second Battalion, 11th Artillery tried to secure a separate status. In honor of a visit by Lafayette in that year it was decided they would call themselves National Guards (the "s" was dropped in 1832) in honor of the unit by that name formed and commanded by Lafayette in Paris.
The name was adopted in August of that year. That same year the regiment adopted a grey uniform and has since been known as the "Grey Jackets" or Grey-Backs. In 1825 the unit was made a separate battalion. Having expanded from 4 to 8 companies it was also reorganized in 1826 as the 27th Regiment, New York State Artillery.
In 1847 the militia system was overhauled and as a result, the 27th was renumbered as the 7th regiment, NYS Militia on 27 July, 1847. The Regiment was called up as three month Volunteers during the first month of the Civil War and was on of the first units to answer Lincoln's call for troop. It was on guard in forts around Washington for three months in 1861 and was called up two more dimes during the war.The last call in 1863 was cut short in order to bring the regiment back to New York to quell the Draft Riots. THIS BOOK IS IN NEAR FINE CONDITION This exceptionally scarce, First Edition book is in excellent condition. Handsome bound in brown covers with gold stamped lettering on the cover and spine, beveled edges and the insignia of the unit on the cover, the book is clean and solidly bound. The exterior has no bumping and only lite rubbing and edge wear. The gold lettering remains bright and sharp. The interior is clean and the pages are in excellent condition; the book has no writing, smudging or foxing at all. The book is solidly bound; it has no looseness or lean and both hinges are solid. The book contains numerous handsome illustrations. It has no pasteboards, stamps or other markings and it is not an ex-library book.
An excellent condition, First Edition of this scarce unit history. EXCELLENT UNIT HISTORY - REVOLUTIONARY WAR, CIVIL WAR AND MORE. HISTORY OF THE SEVENTH REGIMENT, NATIONAL GUARD. DURING THE WAR OF THE REBELLION.WITH A PRELIMINARY CHAPTER ON THE ORIGIN AND EARLY HISTORY OF THE REGIMENT, A SUMMARY OF ITS HISTORY SINCE THE WAR AND A. COMPRISING BRIEF SKETCHES OF THE SERVICES RENDERED BY MEMBERS OF THE REGIMENT IN THE ARMY AND NAVY OF THE UNITED STATES. FIRST EDITION NEAR FINE CONDITION. Rare, Revolutionary War and Civil War Unit History Clean, Solidly-Bound, Antiquarian Book Rich with Handsome Portraits and Illustrations.
HANDSOMELY PUBLISHED BY CHARLES T. ONLY TWO COPIES AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE. Book presents a detailed history of the Seventh Regiment, National Guard, State of New York. THIS BOOK IS IN NEAR FINE CONDITION. Book is in excellent condition.
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