Battle of Seven Pines Participants, Page 8
Private Michael Murphy, 55th NY Infantry

Pictured at right, the tombstone of Pvt.
Michael Murphy, who was a member of the
55th New York Volunteer Infantry
Regiment.  Michael Murphy died of wounds
received at the Battle of Seven Pines.  His
grave is in Calvary Cemetery, Queens, New

Photo is courtesy of and
Flickr Creative Commons.
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Captain Jesse Barnes, 4th NC Infantry

Left, a picture of Captain Jesse Sharpe
Barnes, who was a member of the 4th North
Carolina Infantry Regiment.  Jesse Barnes
was killed at the Battle of Seven Pines.

Photo is courtesy of the Liljenquist Collection, Library
of Congress.
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Capt. William George Cabaniss, 38th VA Infantry

William Cabaniss enlisted as a lieutenant in June, 1861 and commissioned
into Company K, Virginia 38th Infantry.  He was wounded in the Battle of
Seven Pines and admitted to Chimborazo Hospital on June 3, 1862; returned
to his regiment on July 5, 1862.  He was wounded, again, in the Bermuda
Hundred campaign in 1864.  In that year, he was promoted to Captain.  He
survived the war and died in 1926.
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Sgt. Frederick Huber, 23rd PA Infantry

Pictured at right, tombstone of Frederick Huber, who
was a medical student when he enlisted in Company F,
23rd Pennsylvania Infantry in August, 1861.  He was the
son of Dr. Henry Huber and Priscilla Huber.  Sgt. Huber
received multiple wounds during the Battle of Seven
Pines and died from his injuries.  He was buried in
Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, PA, on June 13,
1862.  Photo shows the damage done to his tombstone
during the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863.

Photo is courtesy of Gettysburg Daily.
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Gen. Robert E. Rodes, 5th AL Infantry

Left, a picture of Gen. Robert Emmett Rodes, who was a
civil engineer before the war.  He started his service as
a colonel in command of the 5th Alabama Infantry
Regiment.  He was soon promoted to Brigadier General
and commanded a brigade under Maj. Gen. D. H. Hill.  
He was wounded in the Battle of Seven Pines;
recuperated in time to command a brigade at Antietam,
where he was, once again, wounded.  He went on to
lead troops in several battles, including
Chancellorsville and Gettysburg.  He was killed at the
Battle of Opequon in Winchester, VA in 1864.  He is
buried in the Presbyterian Cemetery, Lynchburg, VA

Photo is courtesy of Jbarta and Wikimedia Commons.
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Sgt. Abner Durgin, 2nd NH Infantry

Pvt. Abner Durgin mustered into Company E, 2nd New
Hampshire Infantry in May, 1861.  Pvt. Durgin fought in
the Battle of Seven Pines, as well as the other battles
of the Peninsula Campaign.  He was promoted to
Quarter Master Sargeant in 1864 and transferred to
Field and Staff.  He survived the war and lived out his
days in Concord, NH.
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Col. John Marshall, 4th TX Infantry

Prior to the war, John Marshall had been a newspaper
journalist and editor in Mississippi and Texas; and,
then, practiced law in Texas.  He entered service as a
Lt. Colonel in the 4th Texas Infantry, Texas Brigade.  
He was promoted to Colonel in 1862, taking charge of
the 4th Texas.  He participated in the Battle of Seven
Pines and, less than a month later, died in the Battle
of Gaines Mills.  He is buried in Hollywood Cemetery,
Richmond, VA.
Col. Guilford Dudley Bailey, 1st NY Light Artillery

After Guilford Bailey's graduation from West Point, he was
assigned to the 2nd U.S. Artillery and saw duty on the western
frontier.  He was serving in Texas when the war started and
then-Lieutenant Bailey and his commanding officer, Capt. George
Stoneman (who was later to be made a general), escaped with the
guns of their artillery battery through Mexico and up to the Union
lines.  He was commissioned as colonel and named commander of
what would be the 1st New York Volunteer Light Artillery.
Col. Guilford Bailey was killed in the Battle of Seven Pines.  Gen.
Casey wrote, "I cannot forbear mention of the severe misfortune
suffered by the division in the loss of Col. G. D. officer
of thorough military education, of clear and accurate mind; cool,
determined and intrepid in the discharge of his duty."
Col. Bailey is buried in Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery,
Poughkeepsie, NY.
During the war, fortifications connected by lines of earthworks or
batteries were constructed around the perimeter of Washington,
DC to defend the city.  A battery in Bethesda, Maryland was named
after Col. Bailey.  One of the historical markers identifying Battery
Bailey is pictured to the right.

The photo of the Battery Bailey marker is courtesy of the Historical Marker
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Lt. Lee Russell, 22nd NC Infantry

My G-G-Grandfather was Lee Russell.  He was a Lieutenant of Company L in the North Carolina 22nd
Infantry at the Battle of Seven Pines.  He was eventually promoted to Major on May 3, 1863, the last
day of the Battle of Chancellorsville.  He was captured after Gettysburg at Falling Waters, Maryland
on July 14, 1863.  He spent the rest of the war at Johnson's Island, Ohio, where he took the Oath of
Allegiance in June of 1865.  His brother, Private J. Bilb Russell of the same Company L, was wounded
at Seven Pines, captured and later died of his injuries.

From Tom Dahlstrom

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Pvt. George D. Conner and Pvt. Seth D. Conner
6th Alabama Infantry

My G-G-Grandfather and his brother were both in
the 6th Alabama at Seven Pines.  George Derrick
Conner, Co. H, and Seth David Conner, Co. G,
were enlisted in Montgomery in April, 1861 and
served until both were captured in Fort Mahone
at Petersburg on April 2, 1865.  They were sent to
Point Lookout, MD as POWs until June, 1865.  They
began the war as musicians (drummers).  They
are buried in Magnolia Cemetery in Augusta, GA.

From Anthony Connor

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Sgt. Thomas H. Day, 2nd Florida Infantry

Sgt. Thomas H. Day, of Jasper, Hamilton County, Florida, a member of Co. I, 2nd Florida Infantry
Regiment, was killed on May 30, 1862, at the battle of Seven Pines.

From Helen Faircloth

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Col. George W. Stillwell, 67th New York Infantry

From Col. Stillwell's 3-g-grandson, Don Pearson:
My GGG-grandfather was George W. Stillwell, Captain of B Company,
67th NY Infantry.  Under his command was his son, James H. Stillwell,
who was 3 months shy of his 18th birthday.  James was wounded in
the breast on May 31 and died at White House Landing on June 4.
George remained with the 67th through January 1, 1863, resigning
due to disease.

From Don Pearson

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LaFerris Keys, 49th Virginia Infantry

From Danny Morris:
My great-grand-uncle, LaFerris (Lafarius) Keys, Co. B, 49th Virginia Infantry, was killed on May 31,
1862, at the Battle of Seven Pines.  He was 20 years old.

From Danny Morris

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Captain Joseph VanBuskirk, 2nd Michigan Infantry

Justin Thomas submitted the name of family member Captain Joseph VanBuskirk, Co. K, 2nd Michigan
Infantry, who participated in the Battle of Seven Pines.  Justin shared the photos below of Joseph
VanBuskirk and his gravesite in Springport Cemetery, Harrisville, Alcona County, Michigan.  He would
appreciate hearing from anyone who can give him further information about Captain Van Buskirk and
his service.   

From Justin Thomas
Captain Joseph VanBuskirk;
below, gravesite, Harrisville, Michigan