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Muster In: Right Wing (Cos. “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” “E” and “F”) organized at Madison, Ind., August 22, 1861, for 1st Cavalry. Moved to Washington, D.C., September, 1861. Designated 3rd Cavalry October 22, 1861.1
Muster Out: August 7, 18652

Commander(s):
Major William Patton
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Captain Thomas W. Moffitt
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Third Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army3,4

  • Commander:
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  • Note: The 3rd Indiana Cavalry had only six companies present at this time.  Which ones, and how long did this last?5

Second Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Third Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army6,7

  • Commander: Captain Thomas W. Moffitt (June 30, 1864)8
  • Unit Strength:
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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Third Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army9,10

  • Commander: Major William Patton (July 31, 1864)11
  • Unit Strength:
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  • Note: Had 6 companies on July 31, 1864 per the Official Records.12

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Second 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

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.14

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.15

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.16

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.17

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Third Division | Cavalry | Army of the Shenandoah | Union Army18

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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 Battles19:

  • Riddell’s Shop June 13.
  • White Oak Swamp June 13.
  • Siege of Petersburg until August.
  • Ream’s Station June 22.
  • Wilson’s Raid to Southside & Danville R. R. June 22-30.
  • Nottaway Court House and Black and White Station June 23.
  • Staunton River Bridge (or Roanoke Station) June 25.
  • Sappony Church (or Stony Creek) June 28-29.
  • Ream’s Station June 29.
  • Jarrett’s Station June 30.
  • Ream’s Station June 30-July 3.
  • Ream’s Station July 7 and 22.
  • …away…
  • Ashland March 15.
  • Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
  • Dinwiddie Court House March 30-31.
  • Five Forks April 1.
  • Deep Creek April 3.
  • Sailor’s Creek April 5.
  • Appomattox Station April 8.
  • Appomattox Court House 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. 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. 232
    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. 551
    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 1 (Serial Number 80), p. 232
    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. 551
    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 1 (Serial Number 80), page 262
    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 736
    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. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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