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Muster In: Regiment organized at Meridian Hill, Washington, D.C., September 9, 1861.1
Muster Out: Consolidated with 1st New York Mounted Rifles July 21, 1865, to form 4th Regiment Provisional Cavalry.2

Commander(s):
Colonel George W. Lewis
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Captain George F. Dern
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Cavalry Division | Army of the James | Union Army3,4

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Second Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Cavalry Division | Army of the James | Union Army5,6

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel George W. Lewis (June 30, 1864)7
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Third Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade |Cavalry Division | Army of the James | Union Army8,9

  • Commander: Colonel George W. Lewis (July 31, 1864)10
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Cavalry Division | Army of the James | Union Army11

  • Commander: Colonel George W. Lewis (August 31, 1864)12
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Cavalry Division | Army of the James | Union Army13,14,15,16

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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Cavalry Division | Army of the James | Union Army17,18

  • Commander: Captain George F. Dern (October 31, 1864)19
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Cavalry Division | Army of the James | Union Army (November 1-December ?, 1865)20

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  • Note: Moved to Norfolk, Va., December, and duty there until January, 1865. I need to find the exact date, and I also assume the regmiment was in the 1st Brigade, cavalry Division, AotJ until they moved to Norfolk.  More research is needed.21

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer present at the Siege of Petersburg.22

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer present at the Siege of Petersburg.23

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles24:

  • Near Petersburg June 9.
  • Baylor’s Farm June 15.
  • Assaults on Petersburg June 15-18.
  • Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16-December 1, 1864.
  • Wilson’s Raid on South Side & Danville Railroad June 22-30.
  • Roanoke Bridge June 25.
  • Sappony Church or Stony Creek June 28.
  • Ream’s Station June 29.
  • Deep Bottom July 27-29.
  • Malvern Hill August 1.
  • Yellow Tavern August 19-21.
  • Ream’s Station August 23-25.
  • Lee’s Mills August 31.
  • Reconnaissance to Sycamore Church September 5-6.
  • Prince George Court House September 15.
  • Jerusalem Plank Road and Sycamore Church September 16.
  • Prince George Court House September 22.
  • Chaffin’s Farm September 28-30.
  • Charles City Cross Roads October 1.
  • Derbytown Road October 7 and 13.
  • Johnson’s Farm and New Market Road October 7.
  • Chaffin’s Farm October 8.
  • Charles City Cross Roads October 20.
  • Fair Oaks October 27-28.
  • Charles City Cross Roads November 1.
  • Darbytown Road November 15.
  • Moved to Norfolk, Va., December, and duty there until January, 1865.

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. 237
    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. 556
    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. 237
    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. 556
    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. 556
    8. 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 268
    9. 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 741
    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 741
    11. 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 622: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
    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 622: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
    13. 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. 1302.
    14. 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 137: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (September-October 1864)”
    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 145: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (September-October 1864)”
    16. 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 147: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (September-October 1864)”
    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 468: “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 1 (Serial Number 87), page 152: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces…Fair Oaks and Darbytown Road, Va., October 27-28, 1864”
    19. 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 468: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    20. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    21. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    22. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    23. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    24. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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