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Muster In: April 29, 18611
Muster Out: July 15, 18652

Commander(s):
Captain James C. Farwell
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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 Army7

Third Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Second Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army10,11

  • Commander: Captain James C. Farwell (at least July 31, 1864)12,13
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  • Note: The 1st Minnesota had only two (2) companies present.14

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Second Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army15,16

  • Commander: Captain James C. Farwell (August 7 and 31, 1864)17,18
  • Unit Strength: ~110 officers and men PFD (August 7, 1864)19
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Second Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army20

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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Commander: Captain James C. Farwell21
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles1:

  • Moved to Petersburg, Va., June 12-15.
  • Assaults on Petersburg June 16-18.
  • Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
  • Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23, 1864.
  • Demonstration north of the James July 27-29.
  • Deep Bottom July 27-28.
  • Demonstration north of the James August 13-20.
  • Strawberry Plains August 14-18.
  • Weldon Railroad August 25.
  • Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run, October 27-29.
  • Raid on Weldon Railroad December 7-11.
  • Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run, February 5-7, 1865.
  • Watkins’ House March 25.
  • Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
  • Hatcher’s Run, Boydton Road,-March 29-31.
  • Crow’s House March 31.
  • Sutherland Station and 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:

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. 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 373-375
  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 373-375: Farwell says he lost about one-third of his command, or 55 men, as casualties from June 11-August 7, 1864.  This means he had about 165 officers and men when the 1st Minnesota Battalion joined the brigade on June 11, 1864.
  6. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 1st Minnesota Entry, Page 97; 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. 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
  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), pages 373-375
  9. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 1st Minnesota Entry, Page 97; 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), page 252
  11. 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
  12. 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 373-375
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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”
  16. 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)”
  17. 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 373-375: Farwell wrote this report on August 7, 1864 and signs it as commanding the 1st Minnesota Battalion.
  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 613: “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 XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), pages 373-375: Farwell says he lost about one-third of his command, or 55 men, as casualties from June 11-August 7, 1864.  This means he had about 165 officers and men when the 1st MN Battalion joined the brigade on June 11, 1864, and around 110 officers and men when this report was made.
  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. 1298.
  21. 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
  22. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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