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Muster In: August 22, 18621
Muster Out: June 3, 18652

Commander(s):
Captain Sanford H. Platt
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Lieutenant Henry M. Lee
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Captain John B. Geddis
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Lieutenant John F. Randolph
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | First Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army3

Second Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | First Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army5

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Consolidated Brigade | First Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army8,9

  • Commander: Lieutenant Henry M. Lee (July 31, 1864)10
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Consolidated Brigade | First Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army11,12

  • Commander: Lieutenant John F. Randolph (August 31, 1864)13
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Consolidated Brigade | First Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army14

  • Commander: Captain John B. Geddis (at least October 13, 1864)15
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Dyer’s Compendium Info:
Petersburg Campaign Battles16:

  • Before Petersburg June 16-18.
  • Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
  • Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad, June 22-23, 1864.
  • Demonstration north of James River July 27-29.
  • Deep Bottom July 27-28.
  • Demonstration north of James River August 13-20.
  • Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18.
  • Ream’s Station August 25.
  • Reconnaissance to Hatcher’s Run December 9-10.
  • Dabney’s Mills 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.
  • White Oak Road March 31.
  • Sutherland Station and fall of Petersburg April 2.

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), pages 219-220
  4. Volume 14 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 126th New York Entry, Page 2; 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. 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
  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), page 543
  7. Volume 14 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 126th New York Entry, Page 2; 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), page 252
  9. 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
  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 XLII, Part 2 (Serial Number 88), page 612: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
  12. 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 117, 129: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (August 1864)”
  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. 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.
  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), page 353
  16. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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