18th Pennsylvania Cavalry

   

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Muster In: Organized at Pittsburgh and Harrisburg October to December, 1862.1
Muster Out: Consolidated with 22nd Pennsylvania Cavalry June 24, 1865, to form 3rd Provisional Cavalry.2

Commander(s):
Major John W. Phillips
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Commander 2
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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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  • Note: The 18th Pennsylvania Cavalry was not present with its brigade until June 23, 1864.  Where was it?5

Second Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Third Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army6

  • Commander: Major John W. Phillips (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: Major John W. Phillips (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:

  • No longer present at the Siege of Petersburg.17

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles18:

  • Long Bridge June 12.
  • Smith’s Store near St.
  • Mary’s Church June 15.
  • Siege of Petersburg June to August.
  • Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23.
  • (Co. “B” at Headquarters, 6th Corps, June 25-July 16.)
  • White Oak Swamp July 14.

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 2 (Serial Number 81), p. 551
      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. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      18. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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