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Muster In: August 22, 18611
Muster Out: July 5, 18652

Commander(s):

Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Newell Smith
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Major Sylvanus W. Curtis
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Captain George W. LaPoint
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First Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Second Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army3

Second Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Second Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army5

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

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Samuel N. Smith (July 31, 1864)10
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Second Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army11,12

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Samuel N. Smith (at least August 28 and 31, 1864)13,14
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Second Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army15

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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Commander: Captain George W. LaPoint16
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles17:

  • Before Petersburg June 16-18.
  • Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
  • Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad, June 22-23, 1864.
  • Demonstration on north side of the James River July 27-29.
  • Deep Bottom July 27-28.
  • Demonstration north of James at Deep Bottom August 13-20.
  • Strawberry Plains August 14-18.
  • Ream’s Station August 25.
  • Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run, October 27-28.
  • Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run, February 5-7, 1865.
  • Watkins’ House March 25.
  • Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
  • Boydton Road March 30-31.
  • Crow’s House March 31.
  • Fall of Petersburg April 2.
  • Pursuit of Lee April 3-9.
  • Sailor’s Creek April 6.
  • High Bridge and Farmville April 7.
  • Appomattox Court House April 9.

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. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), pages 219-221
  4. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 7th 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.
  5. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), pages 219-221
  6. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), page 543
  7. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 7th 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.
  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), page 252
  9. 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 730
  10. 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 730
  11. 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 613: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
  12. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 1 (Serial Number 87), pages 117, 130: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (August 1864)”
  13. 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 311: Smith wrote a report dated August 28, 1864 and signs it as comanding the 7th Michigan.
  14. 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 613: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
  15. 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. 1298.
  16. Aubery, James M. The Thirty-Sixth Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry … An Authentic Record of the Regiment from its Organization to its Muster Out. A Complete Roster of its Officers and Men with their Record … A Copy of Every Official Paper in the War Department Pertaining to the Regiment … (Milwaukee, WI: Unknown Publisher, 1900). p. 176: Spelled incorrectly as “Lepointe” in Aubery’s book.
  17. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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