Maine Light Artillery, 3rd Battery (C)

   

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Muster In: Organized at Augusta and mustered in December 11, 1861.1
Muster Out: Mustered out June 17, 1865.2

Commander(s):
Captain Ezekiel R. Mayo
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Lieutenant Willis M. Haycock
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Camp Barry, Washington, D.C.3

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.4

Second Offensive Order of Battle: Camp Barry, Washington, D.C.5

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.6

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Artillery Brigade | IX Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army (from July 9, 1864 on)7,8

  • Commander: Captain Ezekiel R. Mayo (July 31, 1864)9
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The 3rd Btty ME Lt Arty joined the Artillery Brigade on July 9, 1864.  It had been stationed at Camp Barry in the defenses of Washington prior to joining Ninth Corps.10,11

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Artillery Park | Reserve Artillery | Army of the Potomac | Union Army12

  • Commander: Captain Ezekiel R. Mayo (August 31, 1864)13
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Artillery Park | Reserve Artillery | Army of the Potomac | Union Army14

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The 3rd Maine Battery operated with Harn’s demi-brigade during the Fifth Offensive.  Harn’s demi-brigade was basically the Sixth Corps batteries left at Petersburg when that corps went to Washington, D.C. in July 1864.15

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Artillery Park | Reserve Artillery | Army of the Potomac | Union Army16

  • Commander: Captain Ezekiel R. Mayo (October 31, 1864)17
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Artillery Park | Reserve Artillery | Army of the Potomac | Union Army18

  • Commander: Captain Ezekiel R. Mayo (December 31, 1864)19
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Artillery Park | Reserve Artillery | Army of the Potomac | Union Army20,21

  • Commander:
    • Captain Ezekiel R. Mayo (January 31, 1865)22
    • Lieutenant Willis M. Haycock (February 28, 1865)23
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: This battery was stationed in the Defenses of City Point, Va.24

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Artillery Park | Reserve Artillery | Army of the Potomac | Union Army25,26

  • Commander: Captain Ezekiel R. Mayo (March 31, 1865)27
  • Unit Strength:
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  • Note: This battery was stationed in the Defenses of City Point, Va.28

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles29:

  • Moved to Camp Barry March 25, and duty there until July 5.
  • Moved to City Point, thence to Petersburg front July 5-9.
  • Siege of Petersburg July 9-October 25.
  • Moved to City Point, Va., October 25, and duty in the defences at that point until May 3, 1865.

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. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    3. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    4. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    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. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), page 261
    8. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 3 (Serial Number 82), page 735
    9. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 3 (Serial Number 82), page 735
    10. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), page 261
    11. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    12. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 2 (Serial Number 88), page 612: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
    13. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 2 (Serial Number 88), page 612: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
    14. Sommers, Richard J. “Grant’s Fifth Offensive at Petersburg: A Study in Strategy, Tactics, and Generalship.  The Battle of Poplar Spring Church, the First Battle of the Darbytown Road, the Second Battle of the Squirrel Level Road, the Second Battle of the Darbytown Road (Ulysses S. Grant, Virginia).” Doctoral Thesis. Rice University, 1970. Print. p. 1297.
    15. Sommers, Richard J. “Grant’s Fifth Offensive at Petersburg: A Study in Strategy, Tactics, and Generalship.  The Battle of Poplar Spring Church, the First Battle of the Darbytown Road, the Second Battle of the Squirrel Level Road, the Second Battle of the Darbytown Road (Ulysses S. Grant, Virginia).” Doctoral Thesis. Rice University, 1970. Print. p. 1297.
    16. 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 458: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    17. 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 458: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    18. 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 1115: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
    19. 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 1115: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
    20. 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 325: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
    21. 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)
    22. 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 325: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
    23. 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)
    24. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    25. 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)
    26. 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”
    27. 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)
    28. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    29. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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