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Muster In: Organized at Newark, N.J., October 3, 1864.1
Muster Out: June 17, 18652

Commander(s):
Colonel Abram C. Wildrick
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Commander 2
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet in existence.3

Second Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet in existence.4

Third Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet in existence.5

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet in existence.6

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet in existence.7

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

  • Commander: Colonel Abram C. Wildrick (October 31, 1864)10
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  • Note: Left State for City Point, Va., by detachments October 4-10, 1864. Attached to Benham’s Engineer Brigade, City Point, Va., temporarily, October, 1864.11
  • Note: On what day(s) did the detachments arrive at the Siege of Petersburg?

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Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles12:

  • Left State for City Point, Va., by detachments October 4-10, 1864.
  • Attached to Benham’s Engineer Brigade, City Point, Va., temporarily, October, 1864.
  • Duty on breastworks at City Point, Va., October, 1864, then moved to Poplar Grove Church.
  • Battle of Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run, Va., October 27-28, 1864.
  • Siege of Petersburg until April 2, 1865.
  • Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 2, 1865.
  • Assault on and capture of Petersburg April 2.

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. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    4. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    5. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    6. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    7. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    8. 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 463: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    9. 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 158: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces…Boydton Plank Road, Va., October 27-28, 1864”
    10. 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 463: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    11. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    12. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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