13th New York Heavy Artillery, Companies A and H

   

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Muster In: Organized at New York and mustered in at Elmira, N.Y., by Companies as follows: “A” August 12, 1863. “H” February 18.1
Muster Out: Old members and Companies “I,” “K,” “L” and “M” mustered out June 28, 1865.2

Commander(s):
Captain William Pendrell
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Captain Henry C. Pratt
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Siege Artillery | Army of the James | Union Army3,4

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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Siege Artillery | Army of the James | Union Army5,6

  • Commander: Captain William Pendrell (June 30, 1864)7
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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Siege Artillery | Army of the James | Union Army8,9

  • Commander: Captain William Pendrell (July 31, 1864)10
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Siege Artillery | Army of the James | Union Army11

  • Commander: Captain William Pendrell (August 31, 1864)12
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Siege Artillery | Army of the James | Union Army13

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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Siege Artillery | Army of the James | Union Army14

  • Commander: Captain William Pendrell (October 31, 1864)15
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

Siege Artillery | Army of the James | Union Army (November 1-December 24, 1864)16

Siege Artillery | Army of the Potomac | Union Army (December 24-31, 1864) 17

  • Commander: Captain William Pendrell (December 31, 1864)18
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  • Note: On December 24, 1864, the 13th New York Heavy Artillery, Companies A and H was officially transferred to the Army of the Potomac.

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

Siege Artillery | Army of the Potomac | Union Army (January 1865)19

Siege Artillery | Army of the James | Union Army (February 1865)20

  • Commander:
    • Captain William Pendrell (January 31, 1865)21
    • Captain Henry C. Pratt (February 28, 1865)22
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  • Note: These companies moved from the Siege Artillery of the Army of the Potomac to the Siege Artillery of the Army of the James and was placed in the Defenses of Bermuda Hundred at some point after January 31 but before February 28, 1865.  More research is needed.23

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Artillery | Defenses of Bermuda Hundred | Army of the James | Union Army24,25

  • Commander: Captain William Pendrell (March 31, 1865)26
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles27:

  • Companies “A” and “H” attached to 3rd Division, 18th Army Corps, May, 1864, to January, 1865, and to Defenses of Bermuda Hundred, Va., to June, 1865, participating in Butler’s operations on south side of the James River and against Petersburg and Richmond May 4-28, 1864.
  • Before Petersburg June 15-18.
  • Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
  • Fall of Petersburg April 2, 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. 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. 237: The unit is incorrectly labeled as the 12th New York Heavy Artillery in this table of casualties.
      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. 552
      5. 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. 237: The unit is incorrectly labeled as the 12th New York Heavy Artillery in this table of casualties.
      6. 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. 552
      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. 552
      8. 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 268
      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 737
      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 737
      11. 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 619: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
      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 619: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
      13. 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. 1302.
      14. 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 468: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
      15. 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 468: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
      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 1128: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
      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 338: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
      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 1128: “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 XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 338: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
      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 752: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 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 338: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 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 752: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
      23. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      24. 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 577: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
      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 593: “Return of casualties in the Union Forces commanded by Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, March 29-April 9, 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 577: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
      27. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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