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Muster In: Organized at Concord and mustered in September 20, 1862.1
Muster Out: Mustered out June 22, 1865.2

Commander(s):
Colonel Aaron F. Stevens
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Lieutenant Colonel William Grantman
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Lieutenant Colonel Normand Smith
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Captain Matthew T. Betton
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | First Division | XVIII Corps | Army of the James | Union Army3,4

Second Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | First Division | XVIII Corps | Army of the James | Union Army6,7

Third Offensive Order of Battle:

Second Brigade | First Division | XVIII Corps | Army of the James | Union Army (July 1-25, 1864)10

First Brigade | First Division | XVIII Corps | Army of the James | Union Army (July 25-31, 1864)11,12

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel William Grantman (July 31, 1864)13
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | First Division | XVIII Corps | Army of the James | Union Army14

  • Commander: Major Normand Smith (August 31, 1864)15
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | First Division | XVIII Corps | Army of the James | Union Army16,17

  • Commander:
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  • Note: Company C of the 13th New Hampshire was serving with Colonel Joseph Potter’s Provisional Brigade of the Eighteenth Corps through the entire Fifth Offensive.18

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | First Division | XVIII Corps | Army of the James | Union Army19,20

  • Commander: Major Normand Smith (October 31, 1864)21
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

First Brigade | First Division | XVIII Corps | Army of the James | Union Army (November 1-December 3, 1864)22

First Brigade | Third Division | XXIV Corps | Army of the James | Union Army (December 3-31, 1864)23

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Normand Smith (December 31, 1864)24
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  • Note: Company C of the 13th New Hampshire under Lieutenant Royal B. Prescott was attached to the Provisional Brigade / Defenses of Bermuda Hundred / Army of the James at this time.25
  • 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.

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Third Division | XXIV Corps | Army of the James | Union Army26,27

  • Commander:
    • Lieutenant Colonel Normand Smith (January 31, 1865)28
    • Captain Matthew T. Betton (February 28, 1865)29
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Third Division | XXIV Corps | Army of the James | Union Army30,31

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Normand Smith (March 31, 1865)32
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles33:

  • Before Petersburg June 15-19.
  • Siege of Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
  • In trenches before Petersburg until August 27, 1864.
  • Mine Explosion Petersburg July 30 (Reserve).
  • Duty on the Bermuda Front until September 26.
  • Battle of Chaffin’s Farm, New Market Heights, September 28-30.
  • Fort Harrison September 29.
  • Assigned to duty as garrison at Fort Harrison.
  • Battle of Fair Oaks October 27-28.
  • Duty in works before Richmond until April, 1865.
  • Occupation of Richmond April 3.
  • (First Regiment whose Colors were brought into the city.)
  • Provost duty at Manchester until June.

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. 235
    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. 554
    5. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 13th New Hampshire Entry, Page 105; 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. 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. 235
    7. 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. 554
    8. 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. 554
    9. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 13th New Hampshire Entry, Page 105; 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 265
    11. 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 265
    12. 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 739
    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 739
    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 621: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
    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 621: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
    16. 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. 1304.
    17. 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 134: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (September-October 1864)”
    18. 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. 1304.
    19. 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 466: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    20. 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 150: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces…Fair Oaks and Darbytown Road, Va., October 27-28, 1864”
    21. 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 466: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    22.  A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    23. 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 1125: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 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 1125: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
    25. 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 1127: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
    26. 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 335: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
    27. 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 749: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
    28. 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 335: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
    29. 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 749: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
    30. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), page 578: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
    31. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), page 594: “Return of casualties in the Union Forces commanded by Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, March 29-April 9, 1865”
    32. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), page 578: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
    33. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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