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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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Commander 2
Commander Image

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

Second Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | First Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army8,9

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | First Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army13,14

  • Commander: Major Mason W. Burt (July 31, 1864)15
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | First Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army16

  • Commander: Major Mason W. Burt (August 31, 1864)17
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • 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.18

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | First Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army19

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: Springfield Rifles (.58 caliber) (September 30, 1864)20
  • 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.21,22

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Guard duty at City Point. Mustered out October 17, 1864.23

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer in existence.24

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer in existence.25

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer in existence.26

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles27:

  • 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. Mason W. Burt image.  MOLLUS-Mass Civil War Photograph Collection, Vol. 96, Page 4932L.  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. 223
    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. 545
    6. 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.
    7. 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.
    8. 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
    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. 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
    11. 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.
    12. 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.
    13. 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
    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 XL, Part 3 (Serial Number 82), page 732
    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. 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”
    18.  A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    19. 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.
    20. Volume 15 (Ordnance Returns for the Third Quarter, July-September, 1864); 22nd Massachusetts Entry, Page 79; 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.
    21.  A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    22. 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.
    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)
    26. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    27. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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