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Muster In: Organized at Augusta and mustered in November 12, 1861.1
Muster Out: Mustered out at City Point, Va., February 2, 1866.2

Commander(s):
Colonel Harris M. Plaisted
Harris M. Plaisted 11th ME3

Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan A. Hill
Jonathan A. Hill 11th ME4

Major Charles P. Baldwin
Commander Image

Captain Simeon H. Merrill
SimeonHMerrill11thME5

Commander 5
Commander Image

First Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | First Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army6,7

Second Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | First Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army9,10

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | First Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army13,14

  • Commander: Colonel Harris M. Plaisted (July 31, 1864)15
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | First Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army16,17

  • Commander: Captain Simeon H. Merrill (August 31, 1864)18
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | First Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army19,20,21,22

  • Commander:
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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | First Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army23,24

  • Commander: Captain Simeon H. Merrill (October 31, 1864)25
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

Third Brigade | First Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army (November 1-December 3, 1864)26

Third Brigade | First Division | XXIV Corps | Army of the James | Union Army (December 3-31, 1864)27

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan A. Hill (December 31, 1864)28
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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.
  • Note: Detached for duty at New York City during election of 1864, November 5-17, 1864.29

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | First Division | XXIV Corps | Army of the James | Union Army30,31

  • Commander:
    • Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan A. Hill (January 31, 1865)32
    • Major Charles P. Baldwin (February 28, 1865)33
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | First Division | XXIV Corps | Army of the James | Union Army34,35

  • Commander:
    • Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan A. Hill (March 31, 1865)36
    • Major Charles P. Baldwin (wounded April 1)(I am unsure when the Major would have been in command)(?, 1865)37
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles38:

  • Bermuda Hundred May 17-June 20.
  • Port Walthal, Bermuda Front, June 16-17.
  • Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
  • Deep Bottom June 20 and 25.
  • Grover House, Deep Bottom, July 21.
  • New Market Heights, Deep Bottom, July 27-28.
  • Strawberry Plains August 14-18.
  • In trenches before Petersburg August 27-September 26.
  • New Market Heights September 28-29.
  • Chaffin’s Farm September 29-30.
  • Darbytown and New Market Roads October 7.
  • Darbytown Road October 13.
  • Fair Oaks October 27-28.
  • Chaffin’s and Johnson’s Farms October 29.
  • Non-Veterans left front for muster out November 7.
  • Duty on north side of James River before Richmond until March 27, 1865.
  • (Detached for duty at New York City during election of 1864, November 5-17, 1864.)
  • Moved to Hatcher’s Run March 27-29.
  • Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
  • Assault and capture of Forts Gregg and Baldwin and fall of Petersburg April 2.
  • Pursuit of Lee to Appomattox April 3-9.
  • Rice’s Station April 6.
  • High Bridge April 7.
  • Clover Hill, 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. Harris M. Plaisted image.  MOLLUS-Mass Civil War Photograph Collection, Volume 53, Page 2640.  United States Army Heritage and Education Center, Carlisle, PA.
  4. Jonathan A. Hill image.  MOLLUS-Mass Civil War Photograph Collection, Volume 62, Page 3052.  United States Army Heritage and Education Center, Carlisle, PA.
  5. Carte de Visite of Capt. Simeon H. Merrill, Co. J 11th Maine Infantry. Neg #903. Digital image. Maine State Documents. Maine State Library, Oct. 2013. Web. 2 Mar. 2015.
  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. 233
  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. 553
  8. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 11th 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. 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. 233
  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. 553
  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. 553
  12. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 11th 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.
  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 263
  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 738
  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 738
  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 619: “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 1 (Serial Number 87), page 119: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (August 1864)”
  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 619: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
  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. 1303.
  20. 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 133: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (September-October 1864)”
  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 145: “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 1 (Serial Number 87), page 147: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (September-October 1864)”
  23. 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 465: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
  24. 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 149: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces…Fair Oaks and Darbytown Road, Va., October 27-28, 1864”
  25. 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 465: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
  26.  A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
  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 XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 1124: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
  29. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
  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 2 (Serial Number 96), page 334: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
  33. 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)
  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 577: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
  35. 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”
  36. 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 577: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
  37. 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 577: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
  38. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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