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Muster In: Organized at Philadelphia as an independent Regiment, “Harlan’s Light Cavalry,” under authority of the Secretary of War, August to October, 1861.1
Muster Out: Mustered out at Richmond August 13, 1865.2

Commander(s):
Lieutenant Colonel George Stetzel
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Major Franklin A. Stratton
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Major James A. Skelley
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Cavalry Division | Army of the James | Union Army3,4

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

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel George Stetzel (June 30, 1864)7
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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade |Cavalry Division | Army of the James | Union Army8,9

  • Commander: Major Franklin A. Stratton (July 31, 1864)10
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  • Note: Company H of the 11th Pennsylvania Cavalry was serving as an unattached company with the Eighteenth Corps during July 1864, probably at HQ.11

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Cavalry Division | Army of the James | Union Army12,13

  • Commander: Major Franklin A. Stratton (August 31, 1864)14
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Cavalry Division | Army of the James | Union Army15,16,17,18

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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Cavalry Division | Army of the James | Union Army19,20

  • Commander: Major James A. Skelley (October 31, 1864)21
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Cavalry Division | Army of the James | Union Army22

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Franklin A. Stratton (December 31, 1864)23
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Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Cavalry Division | Army of the James | Union Army24,25

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Franklin A. Stratton (January 31 & February 28, 1865)26,27
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  • Note: The 11th Pennsylvania Cavalry as a whole was present with the Second 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.28

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Cavalry Division | Army of the James | Union Army29,30

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Franklin A. Stratton (March 31, 1865)31
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles32:

  • Petersburg June 9.
  • Before Petersburg June 15-18.
  • Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
  • (Co. “B” rejoined Regiment June 20.)
  • Wilson’s Raid on South Side & Danville Railroad June 22-30, 1864.
  • Staunton River Bridge and Roanoke Station June 25.
  • Sappony Church or Stony Creek June 28-29.
  • Ream’s Station June 29.
  • Demonstration on north side of the James at Deep Bottom July 27-29.
  • Deep Bottom July 27-28.
  • Ream’s Station August 18-21.
  • Vaughan Road August 22.
  • Dinwiddie Road, near Ream’s Station, August 23.
  • Near Ream’s Station August 24.
  • Ream’s Station August 25.
  • Jerusalem Plank Road September 15.
  • Sycamore Church September 16.
  • Chaffin’s Farm, New Market Heights, September 28-30.
  • Darbytown Road October 7 and 13.
  • Fair Oaks October 27-28.
  • Johnson’s Farm October 29.
  • Darbytown Road December 10.
  • Expedition to Fearnsville and Smithfield February 11-15. 1865.
  • Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
  • Five Forks April 1.
  • Gravelly Ford, Hatcher’s Run, April 2.
  • Deep Creek April 4.
  • Amelia C. H. April 4-5.
  • Prince Edward C. H. April 7.
  • Appomattox Station April 8.
  • Appomattox C. H. 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. 238
  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. 238
  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 1 (Serial Number 87), pages 128, 131 “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (August 1864)”
  14. 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”
  15. 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.
  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 137: “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 145: “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 1 (Serial Number 87), page 147: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (September-October 1864)”
  19. 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)”
  20. 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”
  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 468: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 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 XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 1127: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
  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 338: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 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 751: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 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 338: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
  27. 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)
  28. 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)
  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. 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”
  31. 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)
  32. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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