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Muster In: Organized September 10 to October 19, 18611
Muster Out: July 12, 18652

Commander(s):
Lt. Colonel Daniel Woodall
Daniel Woodall 1st DE3

Lt. Colonel Joseph C. Nicholls
Commander Image

Major William F. Smith
Commander Image

Captain John T. Dent
Commander Image

First Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Second Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army4,5

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

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

  • Commander: Major William F. Smith (July 31, 1864)13
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Second Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army14,15

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Woodall (August 31, 1864)16
  • Unit Strength:
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  • Note: The remaining two companies of the 2nd Delaware may have been attached in the field to the 1st Delaware.  More research is needed.

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Second Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army17

  • Commander:
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  • Note: One remaining company of the 2nd Delaware was attached to the 1st Delaware in the field and operated as a part of that unit during this time.18

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Second Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army19

  • Commander:
    • Major William F. Smith (wounded October 27, 1864)20
    • Captain John T. Dent (October 28-29, 1864)21
    • Captain Joseph C. Nicholls (October 31, 1864)22
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Second Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army23

  • Commander: Lt. Colonel Daniel Woodall (December 31, 1864)24
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Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Second Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army25,26

  • Commander:  Lt. Colonel Joseph C. Nicholls (January 31 & February 28, 1865)27,28
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles29:

  • Before Petersburg June 16-18.
  • Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
  • Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon R. R., June 22-23, 1864.
  • Demonstration North of the James July 27-29.
  • Deep Bottom July 27-28.
  • Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30 (Reserve).
  • Demonstration North of the James August 13-20.
  • Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18.
  • Ream’s Station August 25.
  • Yellow House October 1-5.
  • Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run, October 27-28.
  • Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run, February 5-7, 1865.
  • Watkins’ House March 25.
  • Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
  • Boydton Road and White Oak Ridge March 29-31.
  • Crow’s House March 31.
  • Fall of Petersburg April 2.
  • Pursuit of Lee April 3-9.
  • Sailor’s Creek April 6.
  • High Bridge, Farmville, April 7.
  • 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. Daniel Woodall image.  MOLLUS-Mass Civil War Photograph Collection, Volume 112, Page 5783.  United States Army Heritage and Education Center, Carlisle, PA.
    4. 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,. 221
    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. 544
    6. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 1st Delaware Entry, Page 14; 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. 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,. 221
    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. 544
    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. 544
    10. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 1st Delaware Entry, Page 14; 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.
    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 253
    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 730
    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 730
    14. 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 613: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
    15. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 1 (Serial Number 87), pages 118, 130: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (August 1864)”
    16. 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 613: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
    17. 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.
    18. 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.
    19. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), p. 459
    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), p. 331
    21. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 1 (Serial Number 87), p. 331
    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), p. 459
    23. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), p. 1116
    24. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), p. 1116
    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), p. 326
    26. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), p. 740
    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), p. 326
    28. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), p. 740
    29. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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