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Muster In: Organized at New York City August 10-November 15, 1861. (Co. “K” mustered in November 15, 1862; Co. “L” December, 1862, and Co. “M” February 13, 1863.)1
Muster Out: Consolidated with 9th New York Cavalry as Companies “B,” “E” and “L” February 27, 1865.2

Commander(s):
Colonel Louis P. Di Cesnola
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Commander 2
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | First Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army3,4

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

  • Commander: Colonel Louis P. Di Cesnola (June 30, 1864)7
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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | First Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army8,9

  • Commander: Colonel Louis P. Di Cesnola (July 31, 1864)10
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | First Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army

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  • Note: The Second Brigade, First Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac was ordered to Washington, D. C. and embarked in early August 1864.  More research is needed on the exact date(s).11

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer present at the Siege of Petersburg.12

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer present at the Siege of Petersburg.13

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer present at the Siege of Petersburg.14

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer present at the Siege of Petersburg.15
  • Note: Consolidated with 9th New York Cavalry as Companies “B,” “E” and “L” February 27, 1865.16

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer an independent command.17

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles18:

  • Sheridan’s Trevillian Raid June 7-24.
  • Trevillian Station June 11-12.
  • White House June 21.
  • Jones’ Bridge, Chickahominy River, June 23.
  • Prince George Court House June 25.
  • Before Petersburg June 26-July 30.
  • Lee’s Mills July 18.
  • Deep Bottom July 28-29.
  • Charles City Cross Roads July 29.
  • …away…
  • Consolidated with 9th New York Cavalry as Companies “B,” “E” and “L” February 27, 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. 231
      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. 550
      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. 231
      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. 550
      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. 550
      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 261
      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 735
      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 735
      11. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      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)

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