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Muster In: August 19, 18611
Muster Out: Non-Veterans mustered out at Trenton, N.J., September 7, 1864. Veteran Battalion consolidated with 8th New Jersey Infantry October 12, 1864.2

Commander(s):
Lieutenant Colonel Stephen R. Gilkyson
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Captain Louis M. Morris
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Third Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army3,4

Second Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Third Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army6,7

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

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Stephen R. Gilkyson (July 31, 1864)12
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Third Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army13,14

  • Commander: Captain Louis M. Morris (August 31, 1864)15
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The 6th New Jersey had only three (3) companies at this time.16

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Third Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army17

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The 6th New Jersey and 8th New Jersey operated in the field as one command during the Fifth Offensive, and the remaining members of the 6th New Jersey officially joined the 8th New Jersey on October 12, 1864, near the end of the offensive. Non-Veterans mustered out at Trenton, N.J., September 7, 1864.18,19

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Third Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army20

  • Was no longer an independent command.21

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Was no longer an independent command.22

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Was no longer an independent command.23

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Was no longer an independent command.24

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles25:

  • Before Petersburg June 16-18.
  • Siege of Petersburg June 16 to October 12, 1864.
  • Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23.
  • In trenches before Petersburg until July 12.
  • In Reserve Camp until July 26.
  • Demonstration on north side of the James July 27-29.
  • Deep Bottom July 27-28.
  • In trenches until August 12.
  • Demonstration north of the James August 13-20.
  • Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom. August 14-18.
  • Ream’s Station August 25.
  • Before Petersburg until October 12.
  • Non-Veterans mustered out at Trenton, N.J., September 7, 1864.
  • Veteran Battalion consolidated with 8th New Jersey Infantry October 12, 1864.

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. 222
    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. 544
    5. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 6th New Jersey Entry, Page 107; 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. 222
    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. 544
    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. 544
    9. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 6th New Jersey Entry, Page 107; 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 254
    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 731
    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 731
    13. 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 614: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
    14. 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)”
    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 614: “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 2 (Serial Number 88), page 614: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
    17. 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. 1299.
    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. 1299.
    19. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    20. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3): 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 2nd Army Corps, to May, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, to October, 1864.
    21. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    22. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    23. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    24. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    25. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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