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Muster In: Organized at Concord and mustered in August 23, 1861.1
Muster Out: (Non-Veterans mustered out August 23, 1864.) Mustered out July 25, 1865.2

Commander(s):
Lieutenant Colonel Josiah I. Plimpton
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Lieutenant Colonel James F. Randlett
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Captain William H. Trickey
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | First Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army3,4

Second Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | First Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army8,9

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | First Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army14,15

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Josiah I. Plimpton (July 31, 1864)16
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | First Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army17,18

  • Commander: Major James F. Randlett (August 31, 1864)19
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | First Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army20,21,22,23

  • Commander:
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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | First Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army24,25

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel James F. Randlett (October 31, 1864)26
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

Second Brigade | First Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army (November 1-December 3, 1864)27

Second Brigade | First Division | XXIV Corps | Army of the James | Union Army (December 3-31, 1864) 28

  • Commander: Captain William H. Trickey (December 31, 1864)29
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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 during Presidential Election November 2-17.30

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | First Division | XXIV Corps | Army of the James | Union Army31

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel James F. Randlett (January 31, 1865)32
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  • Note: Duty in front of Richmond November 17 to January 3, 1865.33
  • Note: The 3rd New Hampshire and its brigade (2/1/XXIV/AotJ) were absent on an expedition to Fort Fisher, North Carolina on January 31, 1865.  The brigade had been pulled from the trenches near Richmond on January 3, 1865, and would not return to the Siege of Petersburg.34,35

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer at the Siege of Petersburg.36

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:

Siege of Petersburg Battles37:

  • Petersburg June 9.
  • Port Walthal June 16-17.
  • Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to January 7, 1865.
  • Deep Bottom July 21, 1864.
  • Demonstration north of the James August 13-20.
  • Strawberry Plains August 14-18.
  • Duty in trenches before Petersburg August 24-September 27.
  • Chaffin’s Farm September 28-30.
  • Charles City Cross Roads October 1.
  • Darbytown and New Market Roads October 7.
  • Darbytown Road October 13.
  • Fair Oaks October 27-28.
  • Front of Richmond October 31-November 2.
  • Detached for duty at New York during Presidential Election November 2-17.
  • Duty in front of Richmond November 17 to January 3, 1865.

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. 233
    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. 553
    5. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 3rd New Hampshire Entry, Page 104; 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.
    6. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 3rd New Hampshire Entry, Page 104; 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. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 3rd New Hampshire Entry, Page 104; 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), p. 233
    9. 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
    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. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 3rd New Hampshire Entry, Page 104; 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.
    12. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 3rd New Hampshire Entry, Page 104; 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. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 3rd New Hampshire Entry, Page 104; 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. 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
    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 XL, Part 3 (Serial Number 82), page 738
    17. 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”
    18. 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)”
    19. 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”
    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. 1303.
    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 133: “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 145: “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 1 (Serial Number 87), page 146: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (September-October 1864)”
    24. 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)”
    25. 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”
    26. 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)”
    27.  A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    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. 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)
    30. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    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 334: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 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. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    34. 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)
    35.  A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    36. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    37. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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