5th United States Artillery, Battery M

   

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Muster In: Organized November, 1861.1
Muster Out
: Unit existed after the Civil War.2

Commander(s):
Captain James McKnight
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Commander 2
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Artillery Brigade | VI Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army3,4

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: 6 x 12-lb. Napoleons (March 31, 1864)5

Second Offensive Order of Battle: Artillery Brigade | VI Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army 6,7

  • Commander: Captain James McKnight (June 30, 1864)8
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Artillery Brigade | VI Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army9

  • Commander: Captain James McKnight (July 31, 1864)10
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The artillery batteries which remained with the Sixth Corps moved to City Point, Va. and embarked for Washington D.C. on July 10, 1864.11,12

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer present at the Siege of Petersburg.13

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer present at the Siege of Petersburg.14

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer present at the Siege of Petersburg.15

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer present at the Siege of Petersburg.16

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer present at the Siege of Petersburg.17

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer present at the Siege of Petersburg.18

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles19:

  • Operations against Petersburg June 17 to July 9.
  • Jerusalem Plank Road June 22.
  • Movement to Washington, D. C, July 9-12.

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. 228
      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. 548
      5. Volume 3 (Ordnance Returns for the First Quarter, January-March, 1864); 5th United States Artillery, Battery M Entry, Page 161; 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. 228
      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. 548
      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. 548
      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 258
      10. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XXVII, Part 2 (Serial Number 71), page 551
      11. 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 258
      12. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      13. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      14. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      15. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      16. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      17. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      18. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      19. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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