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Muster In: Organized at Hartford November 19 to December 3, 1861.1
Muster Out: Mustered out August 12, 1865.2

Commander(s):
Colonel Ledyard Colburn
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Lieutenant Colonel Frank H. Peck
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle:

Second Offensive Order of Battle:

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | First Division | XIX Corps | Union Army (July 19-27?, 1864)7,[3o1. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XXXVII, Part 2 (Serial Number 71), p. 459: McMillan’s Brigade 2/1/XIX) was ordered to leave Bermuda Hundred for Washington on July 27. If the 12th Connecticut left with the rest of its brigade, then it probably left Bermuda Hundred on July 27, 1864.]

  • Commander:
    • Colonel Ledyard Colburn (July 4, 1864, but was he at Petersburg? I don’t think so.)8
    • Lieutenant Colonel Frank H. Peck (July 19, 1864)9
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The 12th Connecticut arrived at Bermuda Hundred on July 19, 1864.  A history of the regiment in Record of Service of Connecticut Men in the Army and Navy of the United States During the War of the Rebellion indicates the regiment only stayed at Bermuda Hundred for two days, but it seems more likely the unit was there with the rest of its brigade until July 27 or 28, 1864. More research s needed.10,11

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.12

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle:

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.15

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.16

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.17

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.18

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles19:

  • Moved to Fortress Monroe, Va., thence to Washington, D.C., July 5-13.
  • Landed at Bermuda Hundred on July 19, 1864.20
  • Probably left Bermuda Hundred for Washington, D.C.21
  • Snicker’s Gap expedition July 14-23. [Note: This seems wrong.  I do not believe the 12th CT was a part of this expedition.]

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. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      4. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 12th 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.
      5. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      6. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 12th 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.
      7. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      8. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLI, Part 2 (Serial Number 84), pp. 66-67
      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), p. 343
      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), p. 343
      11. CT AGO. Record of Service of Connecticut Men in the Army and Navy of the United States During the War of the Rebellion (Press of the Case, Lockwood & Brainard Company, 1889), page 472
      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. Volume 15 (Ordnance Returns for the Third Quarter, July-September, 1864); 12th Connecticut Entry, Page 10; 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.
      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)
      19. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      20. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 3 (Serial Number 82), p. 343
      21. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XXXVII, Part 2 (Serial Number 71), p. 459: McMillan’s Brigade 2/1/XIX) was ordered to leave Bermuda Hundred for Washington on July 27. If the 12th Connecticut left with the rest of its brigade, then it probably left Bermuda Hundred on July 27, 1864.

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