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Muster In: Organized at Wilmington, Del., October, 1864.1

Muster Out: June 5, 18652

Commander(s):
Captain Robert J. Holt
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet in existence.3

Second Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet in existence.4

Third Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet in existence.5

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet in existence.6

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Engineer Brigade and Defenses of City Point | Army of the Potomac | Union Army (October 13, 1864)

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  • Note: The 8th Delaware arrived at City Point on October 13, 1864. It was placed on duty in the Defenses of City Point, Va., and provost duty at General Army Headquarters until March 16, 1865.7

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Engineer Brigade and Defenses of City Point | Army of the Potomac | Union Army8

  • Commander: Captain Robert J. Holt (October 31, 1864)9
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  • Note: The 8th Delaware had three companies at City Point.10

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Provost Guard | Army of the Potomac | Union Army11

  • Commander: Captain Robert J. Holt (December 31, 1864)12
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  • Note: The 8th Delaware had three companies at City Point.13

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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles14:

  • Ordered to City Point, Va., reporting there October 13, 1864.
  • Duty in the Defenses of City Point, Va., and provost duty at General Army Headquarters until March 16, 1865.
  • Joined 5th Army Corps March 18.
  • Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
  • Lewis Farm, near Gravelly Run, March 29.
  • White Oak Ridge March 31.
  • Five Forks April 1.
  • Fall of Petersburg April 2.

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. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    5. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    6. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    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 XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 458: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    9. 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 458: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    10. 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 458: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    11. 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 1114: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
    12. 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 1114: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
    13. 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 1114: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
    14. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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