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Note: This regiment served as infantry for the entire time it was present at the Siege of Petersburg and is therefore classified as infantry.

Muster In: Mustered in September 11, 1862.  Organized at Washington, D.C., from 19th Conn. Infantry, November 23, 1863.1,2
Muster Out: Mustered out August 18, 1865.3,4

Commander(s):
Colonel Ranald S. Mackenzie
Ranald S. MacKenzie 2nd CT Heavy Artillery5

Colonel James Hubbard
James Hubbard 2nd CT Heavy Artillery6

Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Skinner
Commander Image

Commander 4
Commander Image

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

Second Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | First Division | VI Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army10,11

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | First Division | VI Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army14

  • Commander: Colonel Ranald S. Mackenzie (July 31, 1864)15
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The Second Brigade, First Division, Sixth Corps moved to City Point, Va. on July 9 and embarked for Washington, D.C. on July 10, 1864.16,17

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.18

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.19

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.20

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | First Division | VI Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army21

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel James Hubbard (December 31, 1864)22
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: This unit moved to the Siege of Petersburg from December 1-5, 1864.23

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | First Division | VI Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army24,25,26

  • Commander:
    • Colonel James Hubbard (Hubbard was temporarily in command of the Second Brigade while Brigadier General Ranald S. Mackenzie took a leave of absence starting January 23)(January 1-23 & at least February 6, 13, and 28, 1865)27,28
    • Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Skinner (January 23-31, 1865)29
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: This unit is listed in the casualty returns for the Battle of Hatcher’s Run, February 5-7, 1865, implying it was present during the Eighth Offensive and the battle.30

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | First Division | VI Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army31,32

  • Commander: Colonel James Hubbard (March 31, 1865)33
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles34:

  • Before Petersburg June 18-July 10.
  • Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23.
  • Moved to Washington, D.C., July 10-12.
  • …away…
  • Moved to Petersburg, Va., December 1-5.
  • Siege of Petersburg December 5, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
  • Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run Feb. 5-7, 1865.
  • Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
  • Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2.
  • Pursuit of Lee April 3-9.
  • Sailor’s Creek April 6.
  • 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. Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of Connecticut, for the Year Ending March 31, 1866 (Hartford, CT: A. N. Clark & Co., State Printers, 1866), p. 227
    3. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    4. Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of Connecticut, for the Year Ending March 31, 1866 (Hartford, CT: A. N. Clark & Co., State Printers, 1866), p. 227
    5. Ranald S. Mackenzie image.  MOLLUS-Mass Civil War Photograph Collection, Volume 73, Page 3605L.  United States Army Heritage and Education Center, Carlisle, PA.
    6. James Hubbard image.  MOLLUS-Mass Civil War Photograph Collection, Volume 85, Page L4262.  United States Army Heritage and Education Center, Carlisle, PA.
    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. 226
    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. 547
    9. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 2nd Connecticut Heavy Artillery Entry, Page 13; Summary Statements of Quarterly Returns of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores on Hand in Regular and Volunteer Army Organizations, 1862-1867, 1870-1876. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1281, Roll 7); Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, 1797-1969, Record Group 156; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
    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), p. 226
    11. 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. 547
    12. 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. 547
    13. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 2nd Connecticut Heavy Artillery Entry, Page 13; Summary Statements of Quarterly Returns of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores on Hand in Regular and Volunteer Army Organizations, 1862-1867, 1870-1876. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1281, Roll 7); Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, 1797-1969, Record Group 156; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
    14. 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 257
    15. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XXVII, Part 2 (Serial Number 71), page 550
    16. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XXVII, Part 1 (Serial Number 70), page 271
    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)
    19. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    20. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    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 1119: “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 1119: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
    23. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    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 329: “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 743: “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 1 (Serial Number 96), page 67: “Return of Casualties in the Union forces at Hatcher’s Run (otherwise known as Dabney’s Mill, Armstrong’s Mill, Rowanty Creek, and Vaughan Road)… (February 5-7, 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 329: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
    28. Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of Connecticut, for the Year Ending March 31, 1865 (New Haven: Carrington, Hotchkiss & Co., State Printers, 1865), p. 91
    29. 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 329: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 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 96), page 67: “Return of Casualties in the Union forces at Hatcher’s Run (otherwise known as Dabney’s Mill, Armstrong’s Mill, Rowanty Creek, and Vaughan Road)… (February 5-7, 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 571: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
    32. 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 587: “Return of casualties in the Union Forces commanded by Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, March 29-April 9, 1865”
    33. 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 571: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
    34. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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