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Muster In: Organized at New York City November, 1861, to March, 1862.1
Muster Out: December 7, 1865.2

Commander(s):
Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Wettstein
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Captain William Redlick
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle:

Second Offensive Order of Battle:

Third Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.7

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.8

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle:

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.11

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Defenses of Bermuda Hundred | Army of the James | Union Army (November ?-December 31, 1864)12

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Wettstein (December 31, 1864)13
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: Ordered to Bermuda Hundred, Va., November 22, and duty in the defenses at that point to March, 1865, but a history of the regiment indicates they arrived on December 31, 1864.14,15

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Defenses of Bermuda Hundred | Army of the James | Union Army16,17

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Wettstein (January 31 & February 28, 1865)18,19
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Defenses of Bermuda Hundred | Army of the James | Union Army20,21

  • Commander: Captain William Redlick (March 31, 1865)22
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles23:

  • Ordered to Bermuda Hundred, Va., November 22, and duty in the defenses at that point to March, 1865.
  • Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond December, 1864, to April, 1865.
  • Fall of Petersburg and Richmond April 2-3.
  • Duty in the Dept. of Virginia until December, 1865.

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. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
  4. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 103rd New York Entry, Page 122; 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. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
  6. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 103rd New York Entry, Page 122; 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.
  7. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
  8. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
  9. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
  10. Volume 15 (Ordnance Returns for the Third Quarter, July-September, 1864); 103rd New York Entry, Page 117; 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.
  11. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
  12. 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 1127: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
  13. 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 1127: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
  14. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
  15. Kimball, Orville S. History and Personal Sketches of Company I, 103 N. Y. S. V. 1862-1864 (Facts Prtg Co: 1900), pp 4243, 129: This source indicates the regiment did not reach the lines at Bermuda Hundred until December 31, 1864.  More research is needed. “This picket duty continued until December 20th. Again marching orders came and we packed up everything, pickets and safeguards called in, next day marched to Summit Point, Pa., where we took the cars and came to Washington, D. C. The orders were to proceed to Bermuda Hundred by boat but on account of the ice in the river and the red tape necessary to bring anything about we were on the boat two different times and again landed. We finally got off on our way down the Potomac River on the 28th, and on the 31st came to Jones landing on the north side of the James River. The next day we crossed the James on a pontoon bridge and marched up past Gen. Ferrero’s headquarters to the breastwork and encamped.” & “The trip to Washington was without particular incident but delayed there for three days on account of ice being frozen in the river, preventing navigation. At Alexandria another day’s delay, after which they steamed to Fortress Monroe to City Point and Bermuda Hundred Landing, where they arrived at 10 o’clock, p. m., of December 31st in a blinding snowstorm.”
  16. 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 338: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
  17. 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 752: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
  18. 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 338: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
  19. 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 752: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
  20. 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 576: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
  21. 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 593: “Return of casualties in the Union Forces commanded by Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, March 29-April 9, 1865”
  22. 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 576: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
  23. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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