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Muster In: First organized at Concord, N.H., as a Battalion of four Companies October 24 to December 21, 1861, and attached to 1st New England Cavalry, afterward designated 1st Rhode Island Cavalry, as Companies “I,” “K,” “L,” “M.”1
Muster Out: Not mentioned.2

Commander(s):
Colonel John L. Thompson
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Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin T. Hutchins
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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:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The 1st New Hampshire Cavalry had only seven 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: Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin T. Hutchins (June 30, 1864)8
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Third Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army9,10

  • Commander: Colonel John L. Thompson (July 31, 1864)11
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The 1st New Hampshire Cavalry had seven (7) companies at this point.12

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

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • 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:

  • No longer present at the Siege of Petersburg.19

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles20:

  • Long Bridge June 12.
  • Riddle’s Shop and White Oak Swamp June 13.
  • Smith’s Store June 15.
  • Wilson’s Raid on Southside & Danville Railroad June 22-30.
  • Ream’s Station June 22.
  • Nottaway Court House and Black and White Station June 23.
  • Staunton Bridge (or Roanoke Station) June 25.
  • Sappony Church (or Stony Creek) June 28-29.
  • Ream’s Station June 29.
  • On picket duty at Light House Point and City Point June 30-August 8.

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)
    20. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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