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Muster In: Organized at Cleveland and Camp Dennison, Ohio, August to October, 1861.1
Muster Out: Mustered out October 12, 1865.2

Commander(s):
Lieutenant Colonel George A. Purington
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Captain Albert Barnitz
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Third Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army3,4

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

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

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel George A. Purrington (July 31, 1864)10
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Third Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army

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  • 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, 1864.11,12

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer present at the Siege of Petersburg.13

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer present at the Siege of Petersburg.14

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer present at the Siege of Petersburg.15

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer present at the Siege of Petersburg.16

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Third Division | Cavalry | Army of the Shenandoah | Union Army17,18

  • Commander: Captain Albert Barnitz (March 31, 1865)19
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  • Note: Sheridan’s cavalry from the Army of the Shenandoah, formerly the 1st and 3rd Divisions, Cavalry Corps, AotP, crossed the James River from the north side on March 26, 1865 to rejoin the Union Armies operating against Richmond and Petersburg.

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

  • Long Bridge and White House Landing June 12.
  • Smith’s Store, near Samaria Church, June 15.
  • Wilson’s Raid on Southside & Danville Railroad June 22-30.
  • Black and White Station June 23.
  • Staunton River Bridge, or Roanoke Station, June 25.
  • Sappony Church, or Stony Creek, June 28-29.
  • Ream’s Station June 29.
  • …away…
  • Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Dinwiddie Court House March 30-31. Five Forks April 1. Namozine Church April 3. Sailor’s Creek April 6. Appomattox Station April 8. 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. 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 2 (Serial Number 81), p. 551
    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 1 (Serial Number 80), page 262
    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 736
    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 XLII, Part 2 (Serial Number 88), pages 61, 76 “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
    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. 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 575: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
    18. 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 591: “Return of casualties in the Union Forces commanded by Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, March 29-April 9, 1865”
    19. 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 575: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
    20. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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