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Muster In: June 20, 18611
Muster Out: June 30, 18642

Commander(s):
Captain Cornelius B. Van Valer
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Commander 2
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | First Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army3,4

  • Commander: Captain Cornelius B. Van Valer?5
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: Springfield Rifles (.58 caliber) (June 30, 1864)6
  • Note: The 4th Michigan was relieved from duty in the trenches June 19 and mustered out June 30, 1864. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 1st Michigan Infantry.7

Second Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer on active duty.8

Third Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer in existence.9

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer in existence.10

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer in existence.11

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer in existence.12

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer in existence.13

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer in existence.14

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer in existence.15

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles16:

  • Before Petersburg June 16-19.
  • Relieved from duty in the trenches June 19.
  • Mustered out June 30, 1864.
  • Veterans and Recruits transferred to 1st Michigan Infantry.

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. 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: Captain Van Valer was in command on June 30, 1864, the day the 4th Michigan was mustered out.  Was he in command during the regiment’s very brief time at Petersburg?  More research is needed.
      6. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 4th Michigan Entry, Page 91; 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.: This regiment more than likely had Springfield Rifles during the First Offensive.  The regiment was relieved from front line duty on June 19, 1864 and was mustered out on June 30, the remaining members with time remaining joining the 1st Michigan.  Both the 1st Michigan and the companies of the 4th Michigan not present at Petersburg had Springfield Rifles on June 30, 1864, so I am making the assumption that the 4th Michigan had Springfield Rifles from June 15-19, 1864 as well.
      7. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      8. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      9. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      10. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      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. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      14. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      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)

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