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Muster In: Organized at Albany, N.Y., August and September, 1861.1
Muster Out: Mustered out June 27, 1865.2

Commander(s):
Lieutenant Colonel James D. Vischer
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Lieutenant Colonel Charles A. Milliken
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Captain Volkert V. Van Patten
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Commander 4
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Second Division | VI Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army3,4

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

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Second Division | VI Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army10

  • Commander: Captain Volkert V. Van Patten (July 31, 1864)11
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The Third Brigade, Second Division, Sixth Corps moved to City Point, Va. on July 9 and embarked for Washington, D.C. at 11 am on July 10, 1864.12,13

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.14

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.15

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.16

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Second Division | VI Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union17

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Charles A. Milliken (December 31, 1864)18
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: This unit moved to the Siege of Petersburg from December 13-16, 1864.19
  • Note: The 43rd New York consisted of five (5) companies at this time.20

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Second Division | VI Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union21,22

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Charles A. Milliken (January & February 1865)23,24
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The 43rd New York consisted of five (5) companies at this time.25,26

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Second Division | VI Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union27,28

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Charles A. Milliken (March 31, 1865)29
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The 43rd New York consisted of five (5) companies at this time.30,28

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles32:

  • Before Petersburg June 17-18.
  • Siege of Petersburg June 17 to July 6.
  • Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad, June 22-23.
  • Moved to Washington, D.C., July 6-9.
  • …away…
  • Moved to Petersburg December 13-16.
  • Siege of Petersburg December 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
  • Fort Fisher, Petersburg, March 25, 1865.
  • Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
  • Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2.
  • Pursuit of Lee April 3-9.
  • Sailor’s Creek April 6.
  • Appomattox Court House April 9.
  • Surrender of Lee and his army.

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. 227
      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. 548
      5. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 43rd New York Entry, Page 112; 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. 227
      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. 548
      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. 548
      9. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 43rd New York Entry, Page 112; 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 258
      11. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XXVII, Part 2 (Serial Number 71), page 551
      12. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XXVII, Part 1 (Serial Number 70), page 273
      13. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      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. 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 1120: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
      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 1120: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
      19. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      20. 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 1120: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
      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 330: “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 744: “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 330: “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 744: “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 2 (Serial Number 96), page 330: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
      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 744: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 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 572: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
      28. 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 587: “Return of casualties in the Union Forces commanded by Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, March 29-April 9, 1865”
      29. 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 572: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 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 572: “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 587: “Return of casualties in the Union Forces commanded by Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, March 29-April 9, 1865”
      32. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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