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Muster In: Organized August 12 to November 19, 18611
Muster Out:

  • C: July 14, 1864
  • F: August 11, 1864
  • D: August 14, 1864
  • I: August 13, 1864
  • K: September 3, 1864
  • A: September 10, 1864
  • B: September 23, 1864
  • H: October 15, 1864
  • Veterans and recruits transferred to the 61st Regiment New York Infantry December 6, 1864.2

Commander(s):
Lieutenant Colonel James W. Britt
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Captain George W. Jones
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Captain I. Hart Wilder (of the 126th NY)
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Lieutenant Martin V. B. Brower
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First Offensive Order of BattleThird Brigade | First Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army3

Second Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | First Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army5

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel James W. Britt (at least on June 30, 1864)6
  • Unit Strength: ~30 officers and men PFD (June 26, 1864)7
  • Weapons: Enfield Rifles (.577 caliber) (June 30, 1864)8

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Consolidated Brigade | First Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army9,10

  • Commander: Captain George W. Jones (July 31, 1864)11
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Consolidated Brigade | First Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army12,13

  • Commander: Lieutenant Martin V. B. Brower (August 31, 1864)14
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The 52nd New York had only eight (8) companies on August 31, 1864.15,16

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

  • Commander: Captain I. Hart Wilder (of the 126th NY)(at least October 12, 1864)18
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Commander: 
  • Unit Strength: ~60 officers and men PFD (57th and 61st NY combined strength)(December 11, 1864)[65. John Bryden Letter: December 11, 1864My Dearest Sarah: “We are going to be consolidated with the 61st (NY) Regiment on account of ours being so small.  Only 60 men that will be the in the First Brigade.  I am very sorry to have it done but it cannot be helped.”]
  • Weapons:
  • Note: Veterans and recruits transferred to the 61st Regiment New York Infantry December 6, 1864.19

Eighth/Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Was no longer in service.20

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Was no longer in service.21

Dyer’s Compendium Info:
Petersburg Campaign Battles22:

  • Before Petersburg June 16-18.
  • Siege of Petersburg June 16 to December 6, 1864.
  • Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23.
  • Demonstration north of the James July 27-29.
  • Deep Bottom July 27-28.
  • Demonstration north of the James August 13-20.
  • Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18.
  • Ream’s Station August 25.

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), pages 219-220
  4. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 57th New York Entry, Page 115; 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.
  5. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), pages 219-220
  6. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), page 543
  7. John Bryden Letter: June 26, 1864, My Dearest Sarah: “There is only 280 men left in our Brigade now after the charge.  We had 4 men in our Regiment killed with one shell and 2 wounded.  We have got about 30 men (fit) for duty now.”
  8. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 57th New York Entry, Page 115; 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.
  9. 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 252
  10. 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 729
  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 729
  12. 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 612: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
  13. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 1 (Serial Number 87), pages 117, 129: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (August 1864)”
  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 612: “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 612: “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 1 (Serial Number 87), page 129: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (August 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. 1298.
  18. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), pages 347-348: Wilder, of the 126th NY, signs this report on the actions of the 57th New York as Captain commanding the regiment on October 12, 1864.
  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)
  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)

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