Welcome to the Voice of the "Bloody Seventh"!

Welcome to the 7th West Virginia website! I will add material over time. Thank you for your visit!

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Update: I am both humbled and thrilled to announce that the long-overdue story of the forgotten men who marched and fought in the 7th West Virginia to save their country and create the state of West Virginia from the chaos of civil war will finally be told! The Seventh West Virginia Infantry: An Embattled Union Regiment from the Civil War's Most Divided State will be published in March 2019 by the University Press of Kansas. To read about it and order a copy, please click on the "flyer" link below. David Mellott, Dec. 1, 2018.

Introduction: This site is dedicated to collecting and distributing information about the 7th West Virginia Infantry and its men. Please check back often because new and interesting information is always coming to light! Those who have material to share or questions are most welcome to e-mail me at dmellott53@gmail.com. Photographs and historical documents, such as letters, diaries, and pension records, would be valuable additions to the book I am writing. Please contribute and let me know how I can improve this site by leaving a comment! Enjoy exploring this site by clicking on the page links below!

Civil War Search

Mellott & Snell flyer.pdf