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Muster In: Organized at Fonda and mustered in August 26, 1862.1
Muster Out: Mustered out June 17, 1865.2

Commander(s):
Colonel Simeon Sammons
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Lieutenant Colonel Nathan J. Johnson
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Major Ezra L. Walrath
Ezra L. Walrath 115th New York3

Captain William H. Shaw
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Commander 4
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Second Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army4,5

Second Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Second Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army7,8

Third Offensive Order of Battle:

Second Brigade | Second Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army (July 1-26, 1864)11

Third Brigade | Second Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army (July 26-31, 1864)12,13,14

  • Commander:
    • Lieutenant Colonel Nathan J. Johnson (temporarily in brigade command at least July 13 1864)(July 31, 1864)15,16
    • Colonel Simeon Sammons (at least July 28, 1864)17
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Second Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army18,19

  • Commander: Captain William H. Shaw (August 31, 1864)20
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Second Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army21,22

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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Second Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army23,24

  • Commander: Captain William H. Shaw (October 31, 1864)25
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

Third Brigade | Second Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army (November 1-December 3, 1864)26

Third Brigade | Second Division | XXIV Corps | Army of the James | Union Army (December 3-7, 1864)27

  • Commander: Major Ezra L. Walrath (December 31, 1864)28
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  • 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. 29

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer present at the Siege of Petersburg.30

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer present at the Siege of Petersburg.31

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles32:

  • Before Petersburg June 15-18.
  • Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16 to December 7, 1864.
  • Duty in trenches before Petersburg and on the Bermuda Hundred front until August.
  • Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30.
  • Demonstration on north side of the James August 13-20.
  • Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18.
  • Battle of Chaffin’s Farm, New Market Heights, September 28-30.
  • Battle of Fair Oaks October 27-28.
  • Duty 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. This image of Ezra L. Walrath of the 115th New York was provided by Mark Silo, the author of The 115th New York in the Civil War: A Regimental History, and may not be reproduced without his permission.
  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), p. 234
  5. 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
  6. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 115th New York Entry, Page 124; 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. 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
  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. 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. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 115th New York Entry, Page 124; 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. 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
  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 264
  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. Memories of the Civil War.” St. Johnsville NY News. May 13, 1908, p. 2 col. 2-3: “Col. (Simeon) Sammons again takes command and is ordered to report to Col. (Louis) Bell, Fourth New Hampshire, which places us in the third brigade.”
  15. 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
  16. Memories of the Civil War.” St. Johnsville NY News. May 6, 1908, p. 2 col. 2-4: “Lieutenant Colonel is in command of our brigade, Barton being absent.”
  17. Memories of the Civil War.” St. Johnsville NY News. May 13, 1908, p. 2 col. 2-3: “Col. (Simeon) Sammons again takes command and is ordered to report to Col. (Louis) Bell, Fourth New Hampshire, which places us in the third brigade.”
  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 620: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
  19. 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 120: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (August 1864)”
  20. 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”
  21. 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.
  22. 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 134: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (September-October 1864)”
  23. 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)”
  24. 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”
  25. 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)”
  26.  A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
  27. 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)
  28. 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)
  29. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
  30. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
  31. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
  32. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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