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Note: A detachment of only three companies of the 13th Maine under Major Abernathy B. Grover participated briefly in the Siege of Petersburg from about July 18 through July 27, 1864.  The other seven companies were pursuing Jubal Early’s Valley Army to Snicker’s Gap and were never present at Petersburg.

Muster In: Organized at Augusta and mustered in December 13, 1861.1
Muster Out: Veterans and Recruits consolidated to a Battalion and transferred to 30th Maine Infantry December 25, 1864.2

Commander(s):
Major Abernathy B. Grover
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Commander 2
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle:

Second Offensive Order of Battle:

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | First Division | XIX Corps | Union Army (July 18-27?, 1864)7

  • Commander: Major Abernathy B. Grover (detachment of three companies at Bermuda Hundred)(July 6-31, 1864)8
  • Unit Strength:
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  • Note: A detachment of three companies of the 13th Maine under Major Abernathy B. Grover reached Washington, D.C. July 16, but were ordered to Bermuda Hundred, leaving Washington, D.C. on July 17 and arriving at Bermuda Hundred on July 18, 1864. They were ordered to move back to Washington, D.C. on July 26 and presumably left Bermuda Hundred on July 27.9,10

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.11

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle:

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.15

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.16

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.17

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.18

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

  • Moved to Fortress Monroe, Va., thence to Washington, D.C., July 1-1[6]. (these three companies only)
  • Three Cos. Under Major Abernathy B. Grover Proceed to Bermuda Hundred July 18, 1864.20
  • Duty in the Trenches at Bermuda Hundred July 18-26, 1864.21
  • Ordered to Washington, D.C. July 26, and probably left Bermuda Hundred on July 27.22
  • Veterans on furlough August-September, Non-Veterans duty at Harper’s Ferry, W. Va., until October 5.

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

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      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. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      4. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 13th Maine Entry, Page 77; 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.
      5. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      6. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 13th Maine Entry, Page 77; 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. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      8. Lufkin, Edwin B. History of the Thirteenth Maine Regiment from its Organization in 1861 to its Muster-out in 1865. (H. A. Shorey, 1898), pp. 98-99, 102-103: Major Grover was in command of the three companies which left Louisiana on July 5, 1864.
      9. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      10. Lufkin, Edwin B. History of the Thirteenth Maine Regiment from its Organization in 1861 to its Muster-out in 1865. (H. A. Shorey, 1898), pp. 98-99, 102-103
      11. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      12. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      13. Volume 15 (Ordnance Returns for the Third Quarter, July-September, 1864); 13th Maine Entry, Page 71; 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 15 (Ordnance Returns for the Third Quarter, July-September, 1864); 13th Maine Entry, Page 71; 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. 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)
      20. Lufkin, Edwin B. History of the Thirteenth Maine Regiment from its Organization in 1861 to its Muster-out in 1865. (H. A. Shorey, 1898), pp. 98-99, 102-103)
      21. Lufkin, Edwin B. History of the Thirteenth Maine Regiment from its Organization in 1861 to its Muster-out in 1865. (H. A. Shorey, 1898), pp. 98-99, 102-103)
      22. Lufkin, Edwin B. History of the Thirteenth Maine Regiment from its Organization in 1861 to its Muster-out in 1865. (H. A. Shorey, 1898), pp. 98-99, 102-103)

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