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Muster In: Organized at New York City and mustered in September 6, 1862.1
Muster Out: Mustered out at Savannah, Ga., July 26, 1865.2

Commander(s):
Colonel Nicholas W. Day (?)
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Commander 2
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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: Second Brigade | Second Division | XIX Corps | Union Army (July 25-31, 1864) 7,8

  • Commander: Colonel Nicholas W. Day (July 4, 1864)(but was Colonel Day present at the Siege of Petersburg in late July?)9
  • Unit Strength: ~438 officers and men PFD (July 25, 1864)10,11
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The 22nd Iowa, 131st NY, and 159th NY, a portion of Second Brigade, Second Division, XIX Corps, arrived at Bermuda Hundred on July 25, 1864 aboard the steamer Cahawba. The brigade appears to have been placed in the Union trenches on Bermuda Hundred until July 31, when the entire brigade departed for Washington, D.C.12,13

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.14

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle:

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.18

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.19

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.20

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.21

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles22:

  • Moved to New Orleans, La., thence to Fortress Monroe, Va., and to Bermuda Hundred, Va., July 3-22.
  • Arrived at Bermuda Hundred on July 25.23,24
  • In trenches at Bermuda Hundred, Va., until July 28.
  • Deep Bottom July 28-29.
  • Left Bermuda Hundred July 31.25
  • Moved to Washington, D.C., thence to Tennallytown July 31-August 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. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      4. Volume 14 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 131st 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. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      6. Volume 14 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 131st 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.
      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), page 267
      8. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 3 (Serial Number 82), p. 451
      9. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLI, Part 2 (Serial Number 84), pp. 66-67
      10. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLI, Part 2 (Serial Number 84), pp. 66-67
      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), p. 451: There were about 1300 men in the brigade on July 25, 1864.  If you take 1300 and subtract the approximately 425 for the 22nd Iowa, that leaves 875 or so men in the two NY regiments. Divide by two, and you get around 438 men PFD in each as a rough estimate.
      12. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      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), p. 451
      14. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      15. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      16. Volume 15 (Ordnance Returns for the Third Quarter, July-September, 1864); 131st 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.
      17. Volume 15 (Ordnance Returns for the Third Quarter, July-September, 1864); 131st 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.
      18. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      19. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      20. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      21. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      22. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      23. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 3 (Serial Number 82), p. 451
      24.  Joseph Klein: Civil War Memories at http://marilyndoyle.com/Klein/klein.html
      25.  Joseph Klein: Civil War Memories at http://marilyndoyle.com/Klein/klein.html

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