20th New York Cavalry

   

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Muster In: Organized at Sackett’s Harbor, N.Y., and mustered in Companies “A” to “G” September 3, 1863; Company “H” September 4, 1863; Companies “I” and “K” September 17; “L” September 22, 1863, and Company “M” September 23, 1863.1
Muster Out: Mustered out July 31, 1865.2

Commander(s):
Colonel Newton B. Lord
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Commander 2
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet present at the Siege of Petersburg.3

Second Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet present at the Siege of Petersburg.4

Third Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet present at the Siege of Petersburg.5

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet present at the Siege of Petersburg.6

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet present at the Siege of Petersburg.7

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet present at the Siege of Petersburg.8

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

District of Eastern Virginia | Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina | Union Army (November 1-December ??, 1864)9

First Brigade | Cavalry Division | Army of the James | Union Army (December ??-December 31, 1864)10

  • Commander: Colonel Newton B. Lord (December 31, 1864)11
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  • Note: The 20th New York Cavalry was transferred to the Cavalry Division of the Army of the James at some point in December 1864.  More research is needed to determine the exact date.12

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles13:

  • Before Petersburg and Richmond December, 1864, to April, 1865.
  • Expedition from Portsmouth to Hertford, N. C., December 6-10, 1864 (Detachment).
  • Operations about Broadwater River and Chowan River December 11-19.
  • Darbytown Road January 13, 1865.
  • Appomattox Campaign April 1-9 (Cos. “G” and “I”).
  • Five Forks April 1.
  • Fall of Petersburg April 2.
  • Deep Creek April 3-4.
  • Rice’s Station April 6.
  • Burke’s Station April 7.
  • Appomattox Court House April 9.
  • Surrender of Lee and his army.

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