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Muster In: Organized July to November, 18611
Muster Out: June 30, 18652

Commander(s):

Lieutenant Colonel Horace P. Rugg
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Captain George W. Ryerson
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Lieutenant William Ludgate
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First Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Second Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army3

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

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

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Horace P. Rugg (July 31, 1864)10
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  • Note: On July 13, 1864, the 42nd New York regiment was mustered out and all remaining troops were assigned to the 82nd New York, which was in the process of being assigned to the 59th New York.11
  • Note: The 82nd New York mustered out June 25, 1864, expiration of term. Veterans and Recruits transferred to the 59th New York on July 10, 1864.12

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

  • Commander: Captain George W. Ryerson (August 27 and 31, 1864)15,16
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Second Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army17

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  • Commander: Lieutenant William Ludgate18
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles19:

  • Before Petersburg June 16-18.
  • Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
  • Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23, 1864.
  • 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.
  • Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run, October 27-28.
  • Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run, February 5-7, 1865.
  • Watkins’ House March 25.
  • Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
  • On line of Gravelly and Hatcher’s Run March 29.
  • Boydton and White Oak Road March 30-31.
  • Crow’s House March 31.
  • Fall of Petersburg April 2.
  • Sailor’s Creek April 6.
  • High Bridge and Farmville April 7.
  • Appomattox Court House April 9.

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 219-221
    4. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 59th 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 219-221
    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. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 59th 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.
    8. 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
    9. 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 730
    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 730
    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)
    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 613: “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), pages 117, 130: “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 1 (Serial Number 87), page 312: Ryerson wrote this report on August 27, 1864 and signs it as commanding the 59th New York.
    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 613: “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. 1298.
    18. 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 312-313
    19. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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