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Muster In: October 25, 18611
Muster Out: July 14, 18652

Commander(s):

Lieutenant Colonel Oscar K. Broady
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Major George W. Scott
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | First Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army3

Second Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | First Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army6

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

  • Commander: Major George W. Scott (at least July 31, 1864)11,12
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | First Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army13,14

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    • Major George W. Scott (at least through August 9, 1864)15,16
    • Lieutenant Colonel K. Oscar Broady (August 31, 1864)17
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | First Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army18

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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

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  • Unit Strength: ~60 officers and men PFD (57th and 61st NY combined strength)(December 11, 1864)19
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Commander: Major George W. Scott20
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Dyer’s Compendium Info:
Petersburg Campaign Battles21:

  • Before Petersburg June 16-18.
  • Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
  • Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23, 1864.
  • Demonstration on north side of the James July 27-29.
  • Deep Bottom July 27-29.
  • Demonstration north of the James August 13-20.
  • Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18.
  • Ream’s Station August 25.
  • Reconnaissance to Hatcher’s Run December 9-10.
  • Hatcher’s Run December 9.
  • Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run, February 5-7, 1865.
  • Watkins’ House March 25.
  • Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
  • On line of Hatcher’s and Gravelly Runs March 29-30.
  • Hatcher’s Run or Boydton Road March 31.
  • White Oak Road March 31. Sutherland Station and Fall of Petersburg April 2.

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

    Links:

    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), page 219
    4. 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 356: Broy is referred to as “Colonel” here, but he appears to have still been a Lieutenant Colonel.
    5. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 61st 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.
    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), pages 219-220
    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), page 543
    8. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 61st 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 251
    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 1 (Serial Number 80), pages 341-342: Major Scott had his adjutant submit this report of the operations of the 61st New York from June 12-July 31, 1864, but the adjutant does not ever state if Scott was in command the entire time.  He was definitely in command at the time this report was submitted on August 9, 1864.
    12. 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
    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 612: “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 116, 129: “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 XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), pages 341-342: Major Scott had his adjutant submit this report of the operations of the 61st New York from June 12-July 31, 1864, but the adjutant does not ever state if Scott was in command the entire time.  He was definitely in command at the time this report was submitted on August 9, 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), pages 271-273: Scott later wrote about his regiment’s role in the Second Deep Bottom operation, and he states he was in command in his report.
    17. 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”
    18. 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.
    19. John Bryden Letter: December 11, 1864, My 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.”
    20. 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 271-273
    21. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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