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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
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • 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: First Brigade | Cavalry Division | Army of the James | Union Army13,14

  • Commander: Colonel Newton B. Lord (January 31 & February 28, 1865)15
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: A detachment of one company of the 20th New York Cavalry under Captain Wayland F. Ford was serving with the Separate Brigade, Army of the James at this time.16,17
  • Note: A detachment of one company of the 20th New York Cavalry under Lieutenant Lewis H. Whiteman was serving with the Separate Brigade, Army of the James at some point after January 31, 1865.18
  • Note: The 20th New York Cavalry as a whole was present with the First Brigade, Cavalry Division, Army of the James in January 1865.  By February 28, however, only a detachment of some size remained.  When and under what circumstances did this occur?  More research is needed.19

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Various. See below.

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: Company G of the 20th New York Cavalry under Captain Thomas H. Butler served with the First Brigade, Cavalry, Division, Army of the James during this time.20,21
  • Note: Company D of the 20th New York Cavalry under Captain Wayland F. Ford was serving with the Separate Brigade, Army of the James at this time at Fort Pocahontas.22
  • Note: Company F of the 20th New York Cavalry under Lieutenant John E. Pollard was serving at Fort Powhatan with the Separate Brigade, Army of the James at this time.23

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

  • 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.

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. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      4. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      5. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      6. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      7. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      8. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      9. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      10. 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 1127: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
      11. 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 1127: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
      12. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      13. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 338: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
      14. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 751: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
      15. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 338: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
      16. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 339: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
      17. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 752: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
      18. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 753: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
      19. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 751: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
      20. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), page 580: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
      21. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), page 597: “Return of casualties in the Union Forces commanded by Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, March 29-April 9, 1865”
      22. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), page 577: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865),[993. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), page 593: “Return of casualties in the Union Forces commanded by Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, March 29-April 9, 1865”
      23. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), page 577: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865),[995. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), page 593: “Return of casualties in the Union Forces commanded by Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, March 29-April 9, 1865”
      24. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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