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Muster In: Organized at Hartford October 22, 1861.  Mustered in October 26, 1861.1,2
Muster Out: Mustered out August 15 (25?), 1865.3,4

Commander(s):
Colonel John L. Otis
John L. Otis - 10th CT5

Colonel Edwin S. Greeley
Edwin S. Greeley 10th CT6

Lieutenant Colonel Ellsworth D. S. Goodyear
Ellsworth D. S. Goodyear 10th CT7

Captain Francis G. Hickerson
Commander Image

Commander 5
Commander Image

First Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | First Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army8,9

Second Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | First Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army12,13

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | First Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army16,17

  • Commander: Colonel John L. Otis (July 31, 1864)18
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | First Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army19,20

  • Commander: Major Edwin S. Greeley (August 31, 1864)21
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | First Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army22,23,24,25

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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | First Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army26,27

  • Commander:
    • Colonel John L. Otis (at least October 1 & 7-8, 1864)28,29
    • Lieutenant Colonel Edwin S. Greeley (October 31, 1864)30
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

Third Brigade | First Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army (November 1-December 3, 1864)31

Third Brigade | First Division | XXIV Corps | Army of the James | Union Army (December 3-31, 1864)32

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Edwin S. Greeley (December 31, 1864)33
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  • Note: On December 3, 1864, the X Corps and XVIII Corps of the Army of the James were reorganized into the XXIV Corps and the XXV Corps.
  • Note: Detached for duty at New York City during Presidential election of 1864, November 2-17. 34

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | First Division | XXIV Corps | Army of the James | Union Army35,36

  • Commander:
    • Lieutenant Colonel Edwin S. Greeley (January 31, 1865)37
    • Lieutenant Colonel Ellsworth D. S. Goodyear (February 28, 1865)38
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | First Division | XXIV Corps | Army of the James | Union Army39,40

  • Commander:
    • Lieutenant Colonel E. D. S. Goodyear (wounded April 2)(March 31-April 2, 1865)41,42
    • Captain Francis G. Hickerson (April 2, 1865)43,44
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles45:

  • On Bermuda Hundred front May 17-July 21.
  • Petersburg June 9.
  • Walthal Junction June 16-17.
  • Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
  • Demonstration on north side of the James July 27-29.
  • Deep Bottom July 27-28 and August 1.
  • Strawberry Plains August 14-18.
  • Duty in trenches before Petersburg August 25-September 27.
  • Movement to north of James September 27-28.
  • Chaffin’s Farm, New Market Heights, September 28-30.
  • Darbytown and New Market Roads October 7.
  • Reconnaissance on Darbytown Road October 13.
  • Battle of Fair Oaks October 27-28.
  • Johnston’s Plantation October 29.
  • Detached for duty at New York City during Presidential election of 1864, November 2-17.
  • Duty in trenches before Richmond November 17, 1864, to March 27, 1865.
  • Movement to Hatcher’s Run March 27-28.
  • Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
  • Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2.
  • Pursuit of Lee April 3-9.
  • Rice’s Station 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. John L. Otis image.  MOLLUS-Mass Civil War Photograph Collection, Volume: 112, Page 5766. United States Army Heritage and Education Center, Carlisle, PA.
  6. Edwin S. Greeley image. MOLLUS-Mass Civil War Photograph Collection, Volume 62, Page 3099. United States Army Heritage and Education Center, Carlisle, PA.
  7. Ellsworth D. S. Goodyear image. MOLLUS-Mass Civil War Photograph Collection, Volume 85, Page L4259. United States Army Heritage and Education Center, Carlisle, PA.
  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), p. 233
  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. 553
  10. Wright, Benjamin. “Quarter Master’s Dept., 10th Conn. Vols.” Letter to “Abbie” 17 Jun. 1864. MS. Quarter Master’s Dept., 10th Conn. Vols., Bermuda Hundred, Virginia: “As our men advanced they had to skirmish with the Rebs rear guard. We heard (it) in camp as soon as the movement was commenced. As they advanced we could hear the firing very distinctly. Before we were through breakfast, Col. (John L.) Otis received orders to go out and take command of his Regiment and push them. Col. started immediately.”
  11. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 10th Connecticut Entry, Page 11; 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.
  12. 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. 233
  13. 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. 553
  14. 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. 553
  15. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 10th Connecticut Entry, Page 11; 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.
  16. 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 263
  17. 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 738
  18. 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 738
  19. 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 619: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 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 119: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (August 1864)”
  21. 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 619: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
  22. 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. 1303.
  23. 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 133: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (September-October 1864)”
  24. 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)”
  25. 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)”
  26. 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 465: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
  27. 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 149: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces…Fair Oaks and Darbytown Road, Va., October 27-28, 1864”
  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), pp. 227228
  29. 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), pp. 230231
  30. 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 465: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
  31.  A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
  32. 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 1124: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
  33. 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 1124: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
  34. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
  35. 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 334: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
  36. 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 748: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
  37. 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 334: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
  38. 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 748: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
  39. 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 577: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
  40. 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 594: “Return of casualties in the Union Forces commanded by Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, March 29-April 9, 1865”
  41. 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 577: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
  42. 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), pp. 110-113
  43. 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 577: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
  44. 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), pp. 110-113
  45. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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