Maine Light Artillery, 6th Battery (F)

   

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Muster In: January 1, 18621
Muster Out: June 7, 18652

Commander(s):
Captain Edwin B. Dow
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Captain William H. Rogers
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Lieutenant Samuel Thurston
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Commander 4
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Artillery Brigade | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army3,4

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  • Weapons: 4 x 12-lb. Napoleons (March 31, 1864)5

Second Offensive Order of Battle: Artillery Brigade | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army6,7

  • Commander: Captain Edwin B. Dow (June 30, 1864)8
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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Artillery Brigade | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army9,10

  • Commander: Captain Edwin B. Dow (July 31, 1864)11
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Artillery Brigade | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army12,13

  • Commander: Captain Edwin B. Dow (August 31, 1864)14
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Artillery Brigade | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army15

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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Artillery Brigade | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army16

  • Commander: Lieutenant William H. Rogers (October 31, 1864)17
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Artillery Brigade | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army18

  • Commander: Lieutenant William H. Rogers (December 31, 1864)19
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Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Artillery Brigade | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army20,21

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    • Captain William H. Rogers (January 31, 1865)22
    • Lieutenant Samuel Thurston (February 28, 1865)23
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles24:

  • Before Petersburg June 16-19.
  • Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
  • Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23, 1864.
  • Deep Bottom July 27-28.
  • Mine Explosion July 30 (Reserve).
  • Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18.
  • Garrison, Fort Davis, until October 20.
  • At Fort McGilvrey and Battery 9 until March 15, 1865.
  • At Fort Sampson until April 3.
  • Assault on and capture of Petersburg April 2-3.
  • Ordered to Reserve Artillery at City Point April 3.
  • Duty there until May 3.

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. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), p. 222
    4. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), p. 545
    5. Volume 3 (Ordnance Returns for the First Quarter, January-March, 1864); 6th Battery Maine Light Artillery Entry, Page 111; Summary Statements of Quarterly Returns of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores on Hand in Regular and Volunteer Army Organizations, 1862-1867, 1870-1876. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1281, Roll 1); Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, 1797-1969, Record Group 156; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.: Not many returns exist for June 30, 1864, and none exist past that, so I’ve made the decision to include the March 31, 1864 ordnance return data in the absence of better information.  I’ll add more immediate reports of tube numbers and types as they are found.
    6. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), p. 222
    7. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), p. 545
    8. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), p. 545
    9. 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 254
    10. 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 731
    11. 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 731
    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 614: “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 1 (Serial Number 87), page 118: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (August 1864)”
    14. 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 614: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
    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. 1299.
    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), p. 460
    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), p. 459
    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), p. 1117
    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), p. 1117
    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), p. 327
    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), p. 741
    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), p. 327
    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), p. 741
    24. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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