6th New York Heavy Artillery

   

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Muster In: Organized at Yonkers, N.Y., as the 135th Regiment Infantry, and mustered In September 2, 1862. Designation changed October 3, 1862.1
Muster Out: August 24, 18652

Commander(s):
Lieutenant Colonel George C. Kibbe
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Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Baker
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Major Edward Jones
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Major Absalom Crookston
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Second Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army3,4

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

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Second Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army (July 1-9, 1864)10,11,12

  • Commander: Major Absalom Crookston (July 31, 1864)13
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: Ordered to Washington, D.C., July 9 and duty in the Defenses of that city until September.14

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.15

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.16

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.17

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Defenses of Bermuda Hundred | Army of the James | Union Army18

  • Commander: Major George C. Kibbe (December 31, 1864)19
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: Returned to the Siege of Petersburg in December 1864.20

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Defenses of Bermuda Hundred | Army of the James | Union Army21,22

  • Commander: Major (Lieutenant Colonel) George C. Kibbe (January 31 & February 28, 1865)23,24
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Defenses of Bermuda Hundred | Army of the James | Union Army25,26

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Stephen Baker (March 31, 1865)27
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles28:

  • Before Petersburg June 16-18.
  • Siege of Petersburg June 16-July 9.
  • Ordered to Washington, D.C., and duty in the Defenses of that city until September.
  • Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign September to December.
  • Battle of Cedar Creek October 19.
  • Duty in the Shenandoah Valley until December.
  • Moved to Bermuda Hundred, Va., and duty in the Defenses at that point until March, 1865.
  • Fort Brady January 24, 1865.
  • Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
  • Fall 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. 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. 224
    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. 546
    5. Volume 14 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 6th New York Heavy Artillery Entry, Page 11; 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. 224
    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. 546
    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. 546
    9. Volume 14 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 6th New York Heavy Artillery Entry, Page 11; 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 255
    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 732
    12. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    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 732
    14. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    15. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    16. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    17. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    18. 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)
    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 1127: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
    20. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    21. 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 338: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
    22. 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 752: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
    23. 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 338: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
    24. 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 752: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
    25. 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 576: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
    26. 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 593: “Return of casualties in the Union Forces commanded by Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, March 29-April 9, 1865”
    27. 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 576: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
    28. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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