Seventh Regiment (1885-Present) in 1897
Seventh Regiment in 2007
Above, a ribbon from the 1899, 23rd reunion of the 7th Regiment. Note the drawing of a fort on the ribbon. This represented Fort Wagner, the battle for which the 7th Regiment was widely renowned for fighting. There is a beautiful stained glass window commemorating the Fort Wagner battle in the main hall of the 7th Regiment building.
August 27-31, 1917 Seventh Regiment reunion ribbon honoring Corporal Charles A. Hale. Hale enlisted as a Corporal in Company C, of the 5th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry on September 28th, 1861, at the age of 20. After the war he traveled with one of the versions of the Gettysburg Cyclorama,, and was a Battlefield Guide. He is the person who tied the black bandana on Edward Cross’ head before the battle of Gettysburg. It is unknown what his connection was to the Seventh Regiment.