Pennsylvania Light Artillery, Battery D

   

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Muster In: Organized at Doylestown and mustered in September 24, 1861.1

Muster Out: Mustered out June 13, 1865.2

Commander(s):
Captain George W. Durell
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Captain Samuel H. Rhoads
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Lieutenant George W. Silvis
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Artillery | Fourth Division | IX Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army3,4

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  • Weapons: ? (March 31, 1864)5

Second Offensive Order of Battle: Artillery | Fourth Division | IX Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army6,7

  • Commander: Captain George W. Durell (June 30, 1864)8
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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Artillery Brigade | IX Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army9,10

  • Commander: Captain George W. Durell (July 31, 1864)11
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Artillery Brigade | IX Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army12

  • Commander: Lieutenant George W. Silvis (August 31, 1864)13
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Artillery Brigade | IX Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army14,15

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  • Note: Old members mustered out September 23, 1864.16

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Artillery Brigade | IX Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army17

  • Commander: Captain Samuel H. Rhoads (October 31, 1864)18
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  • Note: This battery remained in the fortifications and did not accompany the Ninth Corps, Army of the Potomac in the field during the Battle of Boydton Plank Road on October 27-28, 1864,19

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Artillery Brigade | IX Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army20

  • Commander: Captain Samuel H. Rhoads (December 31, 1864)21
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Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Artillery Brigade | IX Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army22,23

  • Commander: Captain Samuel H. Rhoads (January 31 & February 28, 1865)24,25
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Artillery Brigade | IX Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army26,27,28

  • Commander: Captain Samuel H. Rhoads (March 31, 1865)29
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  • Note: This unit is listed in the casualty returns for the Battle of Fort Stedman, March 25, 1865, implying it was present during the battle.30

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info: Siege of Petersburg Battles31:

  • Siege of Petersburg June 16-18 to April 2, 1865.
  • Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864.
  • Ream’s Station, Weldon Railroad, August 25.
  • Peeble’s Farm, Poplar Grove Church, September 30-October 1.
  • Old members mustered out September 23, 1864.
  • Fort Stedman March 25, 1865.
  • Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2.

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. 231
    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. 550
    5. The Union Ordnance return for March 31, 1864 lists this unit but shows that no return was ever officially submitted.
    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. 231
    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. 550
    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. 550
    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 261
    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 735
    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 735
    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 618: “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 618: “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. 1301.
    15. 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 142: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (September-October 1864)”
    16. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    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 463: “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 463: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    19. 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 159: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces…Boydton Plank Road, Va., October 27-28, 1864”
    20. 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 1122: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
    21. 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 1122: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
    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 332: “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 746: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
    24. 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 332: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
    25. 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 746: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 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 574: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 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 96), page 71: “Return of Casualties in the Union forces at Fort Stedman… (March 25, 1865)”
    28. 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 590: “Return of casualties in the Union Forces commanded by Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, March 29-April 9, 1865”
    29. 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 574: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
    30. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 96), page 71: “Return of Casualties in the Union forces at Fort Stedman… (March 25, 1865)”
    31. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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