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Note: The 2nd Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters was attached to this regiment through the end of their terms of service.

Muster In: Organized at Lynnfield September 4 to October 6, 1861.1
Muster Out: October 17, 18642

Commander(s):
Major Mason W. Burt
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | First Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army3,4

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

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

  • Commander: Major Mason W. Burt (July 31, 1864)14
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | First Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army15

  • Commander: Major Mason W. Burt (August 31, 1864)16
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  • Note: The 22nd Massachusetts was sent to City Point, Va. and placed on guard duty starting August 8, 1864.  The unit would remain there until it mustered out in October 1864.  As a result, the 22nd Massachusetts did not participate in the Battle of Globe Tavern from August 18-21, 1864 with its brigade.17

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | First Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army18

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  • Note: The 22nd Massachusetts was sent to City Point, Va. and placed on guard duty starting August 8, 1864.  The unit would remain there until it mustered out in October 1864.  As a result, the 22nd Massachusetts did not participate in the Battle of Globe Tavern from August 18-21, 1864 with its brigade.19,20

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Guard duty at City Point. Mustered out October 17, 1864.21

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer in existence.22

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer in existence.23

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer in existence.24

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles25:

  • Before Petersburg June 16-18.
  • Siege of Petersburg June 16 to August 8.
  • Relieved August 8 and guard duty at City Point until October 5.
  • Mustered out October 17, 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. 223
    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. 545
    5. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 22nd Massachusetts Entry, Page 85; 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. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 2nd Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters Entry, Page 89; 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. 223
    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. 545
    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. 545
    10. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 22nd Massachusetts Entry, Page 85; 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. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 2nd Company Massachusetts Sharpshooters Entry, Page 89; 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.
    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 255
    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 732
    14. 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 732
    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 614: “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 2 (Serial Number 88), page 614: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
    17.  A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    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. 1300.
    19.  A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    20. 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. 1300.
    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)
    24. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    25. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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