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Muster In:

  • Organized at West Meridian as a battalion November 2, 1861.1
  • Mustered in October 26, 1861.2

Muster Out: Mustered out August 2, 1865.3,4

Commander(s):
Colonel Brayton Ives
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Major George O. Marcy
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Third Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army5,6

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Second Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Third Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army7,8

  • Commander: Major George O. Marcy (June 30, 1864)9
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Third Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Third Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army10,11

  • Commander: Major George O. Marcy (July 31, 1864)12
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Third Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army

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  • Note: The Third Cavalry Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac was ordered to Washington, D. C. on August 4-5, 1864 and embarked on or near August 6-7, 1864.13,14

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer present at the Siege of Petersburg.15

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer present at the Siege of Petersburg.16

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer present at the Siege of Petersburg.17

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer present at the Siege of Petersburg.18

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Third Division | Cavalry | Army of the Shenandoah | Union Army19,20

  • Commander: Colonel Brayton Ives (March 31, 1865)21
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  • Note: Sheridan’s cavalry from the Army of the Shenandoah, formerly the 1st and 3rd Divisions, Cavalry Corps, AotP, crossed the James River from the north side on March 26, 1865 to rejoin the Union Armies operating against Richmond and Petersburg.

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles22:

  • Long Bridge June 12.
  • St. Mary’s Church June 15.
  • Cold Harbor June 18.
  • Wilson’s raid on south side and Danville R. R. June 20-30.
  • Black and White Station and Nottaway C. H. June 23.
  • Staunton Bridge or Roanoke Station June 25.
  • Sappony Church or Stony Creek June 28-29.
  • Ream’s Station June 29.
  • Siege of Petersburg until August.
  • …away…
  • Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
  • Dinwiddie C. H. March 30-31.
  • Five Forks April 1.
  • Fall of Petersburg April 2.
  • Namozine Church April 3.
  • Sailor’s Creek April 6.
  • Appomattox Station April 8.
  • Appomattox C. H., April 9.
  • Surrender of Lee and his army.

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. Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of Connecticut, for the Year Ending March 31, 1866 (Hartford, CT: A. N. Clark & Co., State Printers, 1866), p. 227
    3. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    4. Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of Connecticut, for the Year Ending March 31, 1866 (Hartford, CT: A. N. Clark & Co., State Printers, 1866), p. 227
    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. 232
    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. 551
    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), p. 232
    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. 551
    9. 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. 551
    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 262
    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 736
    12. 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 736
    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), pages 61, 76 “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
    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. 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 575: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
    20. 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 591: “Return of casualties in the Union Forces commanded by Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, March 29-April 9, 1865”
    21. 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 575: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
    22. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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