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Muster In: Organized at Philadelphia July to September, 1861.1
Muster Out: Mustered out August 7, 1865.2

Commander(s):
Colonel Robert M. West
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Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Kleinz
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Major William G. McCandless
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Commander 4
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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 Christopher Kleinz (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: Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Kleinz (July 31, 1864)10
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  • Note: Companies H and I of the 5th Pennsylvania Cavalry were serving as unattached companies with the Eighteenth Corps during July 1864, probably at HQ.11

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Cavalry Division | Army of the James | Union Army12

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Kleinz (August 31, 1864)13
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Cavalry Division | Army of the James | Union Army14,15,16,17

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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Cavalry Division | Army of the James | Union Army18,19

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Kleinz (October 31, 1864)20
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Cavalry Division | Army of the James | Union Army21

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Kleinz (December 31, 1864)22
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Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Cavalry Division | Army of the James | Union Army23,24

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    • Colonel Robert M. West (January 31, 1865)25
    • Major William G. McCandless (February 28, 1865)26
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Cavalry Division | Army of the James | Union Army27,28

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Kleinz (March 31, 1865)29
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles30:

  • Petersburg June 9.
  • Before Petersburg June 15-18.
  • Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June, 1864, to April, 1865.
  • Roanoke Station June 20, 1864.
  • Wilson’s Raid on South Side & Danville Railroad June 22-July 2.
  • Staunton River Bridge or Roanoke Station June 25.
  • Sappony Church, Stony Creek, June 28-29.
  • Ream’s Station June 29.
  • Demonstration north of the James at Deep Bottom July 27-29.
  • Malvern Hill July 30.
  • Chaffin’s Farm, New Market Heights, September 29-30.
  • Darbytown Road October 7-13 and December 10.
  • Charles City Cross Roads October 26.
  • Battle of Fair Oaks October 27-28.
  • Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9, 1865.
  • Dinwiddie C. H. March 31.
  • Five Forks April 1.
  • Gravelly Ford on Hatcher’s Run April 2.
  • Near Amelia C. H. April 4-5.
  • Burkesville and Sailor’s Creek April 6.
  • Prince Edward’s C. H. 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. 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 XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), page 267
    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. 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”
    14. 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.
    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 137: “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 145: “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 1 (Serial Number 87), page 147: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (September-October 1864)”
    18. 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)”
    19. 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”
    20. 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)”
    21. 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)
    22. 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)
    23. 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)
    24. 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)
    25. 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)
    26. 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)
    27. 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)
    28. 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”
    29. 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)
    30. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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