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Muster In: Organized June 12 to October 7, 18611
Muster Out: July 1, 18642

Commander(s):
Captain Philip Johnson
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Lieutenant Josiah P. Pierce
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Fourth Brigade | First Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army3

Second Offensive Order of Battle: Fourth Brigade | First Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army5

  • Commander: Lieutenant Josiah P. Pierce (at least June 30, 1864)6
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: Springfield Rifles (.58 caliber) (June 30, 1864)7
  • Note: Veterans and recruits transferred to the 1st Delaware Infantry July 1, 1864. (Incorrect?)8

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Second Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army9,10

  • Commander: Lieutenant Philip Johnson (July 31, 1864)11
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Second Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army12,13

  • Commander: Captain Philip Johnson (August 31, 1864)14
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: Reading available regimental histories, it appears that two companies, I and K, of the 2nd Delaware, were operating with the 1st Delaware and were not an independent command.15,16,17

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer an independent command.18

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer an independent command.19

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer an independent command.20

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer an independent command.21

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer an independent command.22

Dyer’s Compendium Info:
Petersburg Campaign Battles23:

  • Before Petersburg June 16-July 1.
  • Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon R. R., June 22-23.

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), pages 219-220
      4. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 2nd 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.
      5. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), pages 219-220
      6. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), page 543
      7. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 2nd 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.
      8. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3): The Official Records shows the 2nd Delaware as separate from the 1st DE for the entire month of July 1864.  More research is needed.
      9. 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
      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), page 730
      11. 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
      12. 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”
      13. 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)”
      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 2 (Serial Number 88), page 613: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
      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), pages 118130: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (August 1864)”
      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. 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. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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