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Muster In: Organized at Jamestown, N.Y., September 11, 1862.1
Muster Out: Mustered out June 13, 1865.2

Commander(s):
Lieutenant Colonel John F. Smith
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Commander 2
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Second Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army3,4

Second Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Second Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army6,7

Third Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Second Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army10,11

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel John F. Smith (July 31, 1864)12
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Second Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army13

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel John F. Smith (August 31, 1864)14
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Second Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army15,16

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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Second Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army17,18

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel John F. Smith (October 31, 1864)19
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

First Brigade | Second Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army (November 1-December 3, 1864)20

First Brigade | Second Division | XXIV Corps | Army of the James | Union Army (December 3-7, 1864)21

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel John F. Smith (December 31, 1864)22
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  • Note: Duty at Staten Island and New York City during Presidential election of 1864, November 3-17.23
  • Note: On December 3, 1864, the X Corps and XVIII Corps of the Army of the James were reorganized into the XXIV Corps and the XXV Corps.
  • Note: In trenches before Richmond until December 7. Left to participate in the First Fort Fisher Expedition and never returned. 24

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer present at the Siege of Petersburg.25

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer present at the Siege of Petersburg.26

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles27:

  • Before Petersburg June 15-18.
  • Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16-December 7, 1864.
  • Duty in trenches before Petersburg and on the Bermuda Hundred front until September 27.
  • Action at Bermuda Hundred June 25 and August 24-25.
  • Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30.
  • Battle of Chaffin’s Farm, New Market Heights, September 28-30.
  • Battle of Fair Oaks October 27-28.
  • Duty at Staten Island and New York City during Presidential election of 1864, November 3-17.
  • In trenches before Richmond until December 7.

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), p. 234
  4. 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
  5. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 112th New York Entry, Page 123; 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), p. 234
  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), p. 553
  8. 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
  9. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 112th New York Entry, Page 123; 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.
  10. 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 264
  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 738
  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 738
  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 620: “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 2 (Serial Number 88), page 620: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
  15. 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.
  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 133: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (September-October 1864)”
  17. 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 465: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
  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), page 149: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces…Fair Oaks and Darbytown Road, Va., October 27-28, 1864”
  19. 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 465: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
  20.  A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
  21. 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 1124: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
  22. 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 1124: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
  23. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
  24. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
  25. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
  26. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
  27. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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