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Muster In: Organized January 18621
Muster Out: August 28, 18652

Commander(s):
Colonel George B. Dandy
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Major Daniel D. Nash
4

Captain Frank C. Brunck
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Captain John McMann
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Captain Edwin Nichols
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Major James H. Dandy
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | First Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army5,6

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

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | First Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army12,13

  • Commander: Colonel George B. Dandy (July 31, 1864)14
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | First Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army15,16

  • Commander: Colonel George B. Dandy (August 14-18 & 31, 1864)17,18
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | First Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army19,20,21

  • Commander:
    • Major Daniel D. Nash (September 29-October 1)22
    • Captain Frank C. Brunck (October 7, 1864)23
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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | First Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army

  • Commander:
    • Colonel George B. Dandy (Second Fair Oaks)24
    • Captain Frank C. Brunck (November 1-early December 1864)25
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | First Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army

  • Commander: Colonel George B. Dandy26
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Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | First Division | XXIV Corps | Army of the James | Union Army

  • Commander:
    • Captain John McMann (Second Hatcher’s Run)27
    • Captain Edwin Nichols (March 7-27, 1865)28
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | First Division | XXIV Corps | Army of the James | Union Army

  • Commander:
    • Major James H. Dandy (March 27-April 2, 1865)29
    • Captain Edwin Nichols (April 2-9, 1865)30
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles31:

  • Bermuda Hundred May 16-June 20.
  • Attacks on picket line May 21 and June 2 and 14.
  • Port Walthall June 16-17.
  • Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
  • Action at Deep Bottom June 23.
  • Groper House, Deep Bottom, July 21.
  • Deep Bottom July 27-28.
  • Strawberry Plains, New Market Heights, August 14-18.
  • Moved to Petersburg front August 26, and duty there in trenches until September 27.
  • Battle of Chaffin’s Farm September 28-30.
  • Darbytown Road October 7.
  • Reconnaissance to Darbytown Road October 13.
  • Battle of Fair Oaks October 27-28.
  • Johnson’s Farm October 29.
  • Duty in trenches before Richmond until March, 1865.
  • On line of Hatcher’s and Gravelly Runs March 29-30.
  • Assault on Fort Gregg and fall of Petersburg April 2.
  • Pursuit of Lee April 3-9.
  • Rice’s Station 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. MOLLUS – Masschusetts Photograph Collection:  Volume: 85; Page: 4255.  This photograph is available online at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) site under the Digitized Material section.  I would link directly to the photograph but the site’s coding makes direct linking difficult if not impossible.
  4. History of the One Hundredth Regiment of New York State Volunteers, after page 66
  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), p. 233
  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), p. 553
  7. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 100th New York Entry, Page 121; 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), p. 233
  9. 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. 553
  10. 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. 553
  11. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 100th New York Entry, Page 121; 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.
  12. 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 263
  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 738
  14. 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 738
  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 619: “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 119: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (August 1864)”
  17. History of the One Hundredth Regiment of New York State Volunteers, page 285
  18. 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 619: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
  19. 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. 1303.
  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), page 133: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (September-October 1864)”
  21. 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 145: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (September-October 1864)”
  22. History of the One Hundredth Regiment of New York State Volunteers, page 307
  23. History of the One Hundredth Regiment of New York State Volunteers, page 309: Captain Frank C. Brunck was in command of the 100th NY at the Battle of Darbytown and New Market Roads on October 7, 1864, filling in for Major Nash, who was “suffering from a severe swelling on the side of his neck.”
  24. History of the One Hundredth Regiment of New York State Volunteers, page 314-315
  25. History of the One Hundredth Regiment of New York State Volunteers, page 321: Captain Frank C. Brunck was in command of the 100th NY from November 1, 1864 until Col Plaisted returned in early December 1864 and Col Dandy resumed command of the 100th NY.
  26. History of the One Hundredth Regiment of New York State Volunteers, page 321: Col Dandy was in command of the 3rd Brigade from November 1, 1864 until Col Plaisted returned in early December 1864.
  27. History of the One Hundredth Regiment of New York State Volunteers, page 325, 328-329: Captain John McMann assumed command of the 100th NY on February 2, 1865 when Col Dandy assumed command of the Brigade.  McMann commanded the regiment until his discharge on March 7, 1865.
  28. History of the One Hundredth Regiment of New York State Volunteers, page 329: Captain Edwin Nichols assumed command of the regiment on March 7, 1865 and held it until March 27, 1865.
  29. History of the One Hundredth Regiment of New York State Volunteers, page page 329, 340: Major James H. Dandy, the colonel’s brother, assumed command of the regiment on March 27, 1865 and was in command until killed at Fort Gregg on April 2, 1865.
  30. History of the One Hundredth Regiment of New York State Volunteers, page 346: Captain Edwin Nichols assumed command of the 100th NY on April 2, 1865, after Major Dandy was killed at Fort Gregg.  Nichols remained in command through Lee’s surrender at Appomattox on April 9, 1865.
  31. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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