This regiment was organized at Indianapolis in April 1861 as a three months regiment and was mustered in April 28. It left the state May 29, being ordered to West Virginia where it joined other forces at Webster. The 7th took the advance upon Philippi, Co. B driving the enemy’s pickets back and the regiment entered the town on the double quick followed by the column, the enemy being driven from the town. It remained in camp here for six weeks, engaged in scouting, and marched to Belington, where it engaged for three days in heavy skirmishes. It joined in the pursuit of the enemy, and overtaking him at Carrick’s ford, the 7th charged and captured his baggage. Overtaking the fleeing forces again at the next ford, the 7th again defeated him, Gen. Garnett, commanding the enemy, being killed. The regiment was mustered out at Indianapolis Aug. 2, 1861.