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Muster In: Organized at Camp Cameron, Cambridge, June 29, 18611
Muster Out: Left front for muster out July 11. Veterans and Recruits transferred to the 11th Massachusetts Infantry. Mustered out July 27, 1864.2

Commander(s):
Major Samuel W. Richardson
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Commander 2
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Third Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army3,4

Second Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Third Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army6,7

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Third Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army (July 1-11, 1864)10

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: Left front for muster out July 11. The veterans and recruits of the 16th Massachusetts transferred to the 11th Massachusetts on July 11, 1864.   Mustered out July 27, 1864.11,12

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Was no longer in service.13

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Was no longer in service.14

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Was no longer in service.15

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Was no longer in service.16

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Was no longer in service.17

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Was no longer in service.18

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

  • Before Petersburg June 16-18.
  • Siege of Petersburg June 16-July 11.
  • Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23.
  • Left front for muster out July 11.
  • Veterans and Recruits transferred to the 11th Massachusetts Infantry.
  • Mustered out July 27, 1864.

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), p. 222
      4. 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
      5. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 16th Massachusetts Entry, Page 84; 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.
      6. 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. 222
      7. 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
      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. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 16th Massachusetts Entry, Page 84; 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.
      10. 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 254
      11. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      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), page 254
      13. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      14. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      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)

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