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The picture above is one of my relatives and is probably Joseph LaFerrière but I do not know which one. My research indicates there was a Joseph LaFerrière  who served in the 7th Regiment, New York Heavy Artillery, Company AHB. What is confusing is Joseph (1863) could not have served with this regiment in the Civil War due to his age. But the rolls of the 7th indicate he mustered in and out as a Private.

The companies were recruited principally: A, B, C, D, E, F, G and I at Albany; H at West Troy; K at Albany, Westerlo, Bethlehem, Rensselaerville and Knox; and Land M in Albany county.

Disbanded: December 31, 1862. Men transferred to the 10th regiment of artillery.

This battalion, four companies, A, B, C and D, was organized at Sackett's Harbor; received its numerical designation September 16, 1862; was ordered in the field September 17, 1862; Companies A, B and C served near Washington, D. C, and Company D at Fort Schuyler, New York harbor; the battalion was discontinued December 31, 1862, its companies being transferred to the 10th Artillery as Companies H, I, K and L, respectively.


7th Regiment, New York Heavy Artillery

Organized at Albany, N. Y., as the 113th Regiment, N. Y. Infantry, and mustered in August 18, 1862. Left State for Washington, D. C., August 18, 1862. Attached to Defenses north of the Potomac September, 1862, to February, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Haskin's Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, to May, 1864. Tyler's Heavy Artillery Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, May 18-29, 1864. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, to November 23, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, to February 22, 1865. Defenses of Baltimore, Md., 8th Army Corps, Middle Department, to August, 1865.

SERVICE.-Garrison duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., till May 15, 1864. Ordered to join Army of the Potomac in the field May 15, 1864. Rapidan Campaign May-June. Spottsylvania Court House May 17-21. Harris Farm or Fredericksburg Road May 19. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to February 22, 1865. Weldon Railroad June 22-23, 1864. Demonstration north of the James July 27-29. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30 (Reserve). Demonstration north of the James August 13-20. Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18. Ream's Station August 25. Hatcher's Run October 27-28. Reconnaissance to Hatcher's Run December 9-10. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865. Ordered to Baltimore, Md., February 22, and garrison duty there till August. Mustered out August 1, 1865, and honorably discharged from service.

Regiment lost during service 14 Officers and 277 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 374 Enlisted men by disease. Total 669.

Predecessor unit:



Organized at Albany, N. Y., and mustered in August 18, 1862. Moved to Washington, D. C., August 19, 1862, and duty in the defenses of that city till December 19, 1862. Designation of Regiment changed to 7th Regiment Heavy Artillery December 19, 1862

Mustering Out Orders

Headquarters Army of the Potomac,
March 7th, 1865.

General Orders,
No. 10

Names and Battles to be placed on the colors of the 7th New York Regiment Heavy Artillery:
Spottsylvania, Thursday, May 19th, 1864 (Sometimes called Battle of Po River.)
North Anna, Monday, May 23rd, 1864.
Totopotomy, Sunday, May 29th, 1864. 
Cold Harbor, Friday, June 3rd to 12th, 1864.
Petersburg, Thursday June 16th, 1864 to Feb. 22nd, 1865.
Strawberry Plains, Wednesday, July 17th, 1864.
Deep Bottom, Monday, August 22nd, 1864.
Reams Station, Thursday, August 25th, 1864.

By Command of Major Gen. Geo. G. Meade.
  (Signed.)  Geo D. Ruggles, Asst. Adjt. General.

Mustered out, Friday, June 16 and August, 1865. 


Interesting links to information:


113th New York Volunteer Infantry Afterward 7th New York Heavy Artillery Regiment Civil War

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