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Muster In: Organized at Augusta and mustered In September 7, 1861.1
Muster Out: Mustered out January 18, 1866.2

Commander(s):
Colonel Henry Boynton
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Lieutenant Colonel William M. McArthur
William M. McArthur 8th ME3

Lieutenant Colonel Edward A. True
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Captain Charles C. Perry
CharlesCPerry8thME4

Captain John E. Bryant
John E. Bryant 8th ME5

Commander 5
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Second Division | XVIII Corps | Army of the James | Union Army6,7

Second Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Second Division | XVIII Corps | Army of the James | Union Army10,11

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Second Division | XVIII Corps | Army of the James | Union15,16

  • Commander: Captain John E. Bryant (July 31, 1864)17
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Second Division | XVIII Corps | Army of the James | Union Army18

  • Commander: Major William M. McArthur (August 31, 1864)19
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Second Division | XVIII Corps | Army of the James | Union Army20,21

  • Commander:
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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Second Division | XVIII Corps | Army of the James | Union Army22,23

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel William M. McArthur (October 31, 1864)24
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

Second Brigade | Second Division | XVIII Corps | Army of the James | Union Army (November 1-December 3, 1864)25

Fourth Brigade | First Division | XXIV Corps | Army of the James | Union Army (December 3-31, 1864)26

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel William M. McArthur (December 31, 1864)27
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  • Note: On December 3, 1864, the X Corps and XVIII Corps of the Army of the James were reorganized into the XXIV Corps and the XXV Corps.

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Fourth Brigade | First Division | XXIV Corps | Army of the James | Union Army28,29

  • Commander:
    • Lieutenant Colonel William M. McArthur (January 31, 1865)30
    • Colonel Henry Boynton (February 28, 1865)31
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Fourth Brigade | First Division | XXIV Corps | Army of the James | Union Army32,33

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Edward A. True (March 31, 1865)34
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles35:

  • Before Petersburg June 15-19.
  • Siege of Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
  • Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864 (Reserve).
  • Non-Veterans left front September 4, 1864, and mustered out September 15, 1864.
  • Chaffin’s Farm September 28-30.
  • Battle of Fair Oaks October 27-28.
  • Duty in trenches north of James River before Richmond until March 27, 1865.
  • Moved to Hatcher’s Run March 27-28.
  • Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
  • White Oak Road March 30-31.
  • Assault and capture of Forts Gregg and Baldwin April 2.
  • Fall of Petersburg April 2.
  • Pursuit of Lee April 3-9.
  • Rice’s Station April 6.
  • Appomattox C. H. April 9.
  • Surrender of Lee and his army.

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. William M. McArthur image.  MOLLUS-Mass Civil War Photograph Collection, Volume 74, L3682.  United States Army Heritage and Education Center, Carlisle, PA.
    4. Carte de Visite of Chas. C. Perry, 8th Maine Infantry, Neg.#968. Digital image. Maine State Documents. Maine State Library, Oct. 2013. Web. 2 Mar. 2015.
    5. John E. Bryant image.  MOLLUS-Mass Civil War Photograph Collection, Vol. 128, Page 6573.  United States Army Heritage and Education Center, Carlisle, PA.
    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. 236
    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. 555
    8. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 8th Maine Entry, Page 76; 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.
    9. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 8th Maine Entry, Page 76; 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), p. 236
    11. 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. 555
    12. 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. 555
    13. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 8th Maine Entry, Page 76; 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.
    14. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 8th Maine Entry, Page 76; 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.
    15. 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 266
    16. 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 740
    17. 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 740
    18. 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 621: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
    19. 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 621: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
    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. 1304.
    21. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 1 (Serial Number 87), page 135: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (September-October 1864)”
    22. 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 466: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    23. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 1 (Serial Number 87), page 151: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces…Fair Oaks and Darbytown Road, Va., October 27-28, 1864”
    24. 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 466: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    25.  A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    26. 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 1124: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
    27. 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 1124: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
    28. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 334: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
    29. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 748: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
    30. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 334: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
    31. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 748: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
    32. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), page 578: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
    33. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), page 594: “Return of casualties in the Union Forces commanded by Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, March 29-April 9, 1865”
    34. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), page 578: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
    35. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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