Connecticut Light Artillery, 3rd Battery

   

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Muster In: Organized at New Haven August to October, 1864. Mustered in September –, 1864.1,2
Muster Out: June 23, 1865.3,4

Commander(s):
Captain Thomas S. Gilbert
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Commander 2
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Unit did not yet exist.5

Second Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Unit did not yet exist.6

Third Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Unit did not yet exist.7

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.8

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.9

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.10

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

Siege Artillery | Army of the James | Union Army (November 1-December 24, 1864)11

Siege Artillery | Army of the Potomac | Union Army (December 24-31, 1864) 12

  • Commander: Captain Thomas S. Gilbert (December 31, 1864)13
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: On December 24, 1864, the 3rd Connecticut Light Artillery was officially transferred to the Army of the Potomac.

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Siege Artillery | Army of the Potomac | Union Army14,15

  • Commander: Captain Thomas S. Gilbert (January 31 & February 28, 1865)16,17
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Siege Artillery | Army of the Potomac | Union Army18,19

  • Commander: Captain Thomas S. Gilbert (March 31, 1865)20
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles21:

  • Moved to City Point, Va., November 16-19, 1864.
  • Duty in the defenses of City Point, Va. Occupying redoubts 2, 5, 7 and 8 until June, 1865.
  • Repulse of attack on City Point by rebel ironclads January 24-25.

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

      Sources:

      1. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      2. Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of Connecticut, for the Year Ending March 31, 1866 (Hartford, CT: A. N. Clark & Co., State Printers, 1866), p. 227
      3. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      4. Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of Connecticut, for the Year Ending March 31, 1866 (Hartford, CT: A. N. Clark & Co., State Printers, 1866), p. 227
      5. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      6. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      7. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      8. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      9. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      10. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      11. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 1128: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
      12. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 338: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
      13. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 1128: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
      14. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 338: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
      15. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 738: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
      16. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 338: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
      17. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 738: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
      18. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), page 565: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
      19. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), page 581: “Return of casualties in the Union Forces commanded by Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, March 29-April 9, 1865”
      20. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), page 565: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
      21. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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