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Muster In: Organized at Burlington and mustered in November 19, 1861.1
Muster Out: Mustered out August 9, 1865.2

Commander(s):
Colonel William Wells
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Lieutenant Colonel Josiah Hall
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Third Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army3,4

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength: 749 officers and men PFD (June 7, 1864)5
  • Weapons:
  • Note: Company M of the 1st Vermont Cavalry was serving as Winfield S. Hancock’s escort during this time period.6

Second Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Third Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army7,8

  • Commander: Colonel William Wells (June 30, 1864)9
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: Company M of the 1st Vermont Cavalry was serving as Winfield S. Hancock’s escort during this time period.10

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Third Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army11,12

  • Commander: Colonel William Wells (July 31, 1864)13
  • Unit Strength: 639 officers and men PFD (July 10, 1864)14
  • Weapons:
  • Note: Company M of the 1st Vermont Cavalry was serving as Winfield S. Hancock’s escort during this time period.15

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

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: Company M of the 1st Vermont Cavalry was serving as Winfield S. Hancock’s escort during this time period.16
  • 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, 1864.17,18

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer present at the Siege of Petersburg.19
  • Note: Company M of the 1st Vermont Cavalry was serving as Winfield S. Hancock’s escort in the Second Corps, Army of the Potomac during this time period.20

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer present at the Siege of Petersburg.21

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer present at the Siege of Petersburg.22

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength: 665 officers and men PFD (February 28, 1865)23
  • Weapons:
  • Note: No longer present at the Siege of Petersburg.24

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Third Division | Cavalry | Army of the Shenandoah | Union Army25,26

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Josiah Hall (March 31, 1865)27
  • Unit Strength: 615 officers and men PFD (March 31, 1865)28
  • Weapons:
  • 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 Battles29:

  • White Oak Swamp June 12.
  • Riddell’s Shop June 13.
  • Malvern Hill June 15.
  • Wilson’s Raid on South Side & Danville Railroad June 22-30.
  • Ream’s Station June 22.
  • Near Nottaway Court House June 23.
  • Black and White Station June 23.
  • Staunton Bridge or Roanoke Station June 25.
  • Sappony Church or Stony Creek June 28-29.
  • Ream’s Station June 29.
  • Siege of Petersburg until August.
  • …away…
  • Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
  • Dinwiddie Court House March 30-31.
  • Five Forks April 1.
  • Scott’s Corners April 2.
  • 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. Report of the Adjutant & Inspector General of the State of Vermont, From October 1, 1863, to October 1, 1864 (Walton’s Steam Press: 1864), p. 86. (Hat tip to Tom Ledoux at Vermont in the Civil War for this information.)
    6. 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 219
    7. 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
    8. 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
    9. 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
    10. 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 219
    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 262
    12. 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
    13. 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
    14. Report of the Adjutant & Inspector General of the State of Vermont, From October 1, 1863, to October 1, 1864 (Walton’s Steam Press: 1864), p. 86. (Hat tip to Tom Ledoux at Vermont in the Civil War for this information.)
    15. 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 251
    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 116: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (August 1864)”
    17. 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”
    18. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    19. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    20. 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. 1298.
    21. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    22. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    23. Report of the Adjutant & Inspector General of the State of Vermont, From Oct. 1, 1864, to Oct. 1, 1865 (Walton’s Steam Printing Establishment: 1865), p. 82. (Hat tip to Tom Ledoux at Vermont in the Civil War for this information.)
    24. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    25. 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)
    26. 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”
    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 575: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
    28. Report of the Adjutant & Inspector General of the State of Vermont, From Oct. 1, 1864, to Oct. 1, 1865 (Walton’s Steam Printing Establishment: 1865), p. 82. (Hat tip to Tom Ledoux at Vermont in the Civil War for this information.)
    29. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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