7th Pennsylvania Cavalry

The Saber Brigade in The Civil War

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150th Anniversary Reenactment of Kilpatrick’s Raid

On Saturday, September 20, 2014, at 10 A.M., at Nash Farm Battlefield in Lovejoy, Georgia, 4000 volunteers in Civil War dress will reenact one of the grandest cavalry charges during the Civil War, Kilpatrick’s Raid! This the the raid when the 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry and 4000 Union cavalry in total traveled south of Atlanta behind enemy lines to...

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Heber Samuel Thompson (1840-1911) – 7th Pa. Cavalry

Heber Samuel Thompson, son of Samuel and Elizabeth (Cunningham) Thompson, was born August 14, 1840, in Pottsville, Pa., and after preparation there entered Yale the second term of Freshman year. He was absent from college the last term of the course, in the army, but obtained a furlough of ten days, passed the final examinations, and was graduated with his...

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Benjamin and John Jacob: Two Beacher Brothers in the 7th Pa Cavalry

Benjamin and John Jacob: Two Beacher Brothers in the Civil War As young boys, Benjamin and John Jacob Bicher (pronounced Bee-cher ) heard stories about the  Revolutionary War battles fought by their great-grandfather, Jacob Bicher.  Likely they recalled these legends when they were Civil War volunteers in Company F of the 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry. When the...

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History of 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry

Command of 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry Over the years the division was assigned to different military commands as follows: Organized at Harrisburg September to December, 1861. At Camp Cameron, Harrisburg, till December 19, 1861. Moved to Louisville, Kentucky, December 19, 1861. Ordered to Jeffersonville, Ind. Duty there till February, 1862. Served unattached,...

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A Daring Attack (Kilpatrick’s Raid)

From: Memorial of the Patriotism of Schuylkill County in the American Slaveholders Rebellion, Compiled by Francis B. Wallace, 1865. Page 363. A Daring Attack When General Sherman’s Army arrived in front of Atlanta, and laid siege to the place, a plan was formed to attack the enemy’s communications, to cut off his supplies. For the daring and...

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