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Muster In: October 14, 18621
Muster Out: June 13, 18652

Commander(s):
Lieutenant Colonel George W. Thompson
George Whitfield Thompson3

Major Timothy O’Brien
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Major James E. Curtiss
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Captain William S. Burt
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Captain Francis D. Butler
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Captain Charles H. Dygert
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Second Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army4

Second Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Second Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army6

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

  • Commander:
    • Captain William S. Burt (at least July 4, 1864)12
    • Major Timothy O’Brien (July 31, 1864)13
  • Unit Strength:
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Second Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army14,15

  • Commander:
    • Major Timothy O’Brien (at least August 8-?, 1864 & August 28, 1864)16,17
    • Captain William S. Burt (at least August 23-25, 1864)18,19
    • Lieutenant Colonel George W. Thompson (August 31, 1864)20
  • Unit Strength:
    • 156 officers and men PFD (August 1, 1864)21
    • ~75 officers and men PFD (August 25, 1864)22
  • Weapons:

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Second Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army23

  • Commander:
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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Commander:
    • Captain Willard A. Musson (at least mid-October to October 27, 1864) (killed October 27, 1864)24
    • Unknown (October 27-30, 1864)
    • Lieutenant Charles H. Dygert (at least October 31, 1864)25
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: Enfield Rifles? (early November 1864)26

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Commander:
    • Major James E. Curtiss (at least late November and a portion of December 1864)27
    • Captain Charles H. Dygert (at least December 31, 1864)28
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Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Commander:
    • Captain Francis D. Butler (at least January 31, 1865)29
    • Major James E. Curtiss (at least February 28, 1865)30
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Commander: Major James E. Curtiss31
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles32:

  • 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 the James July 27-29.
  • Deep Bottom July 27-28.
  • Demonstration north of the James August 13-20.
  • Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18.
  • Ream’s Station August 25.
  • Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run, October 27-28.
  • Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run, February 5-7, 1865.
  • Watkins’ House March 25.
  • Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
  • Boydton Road and White Oak Ridge March 29-31.
  • Crow’s House March 31.
  • Fall of Petersburg April 2.
  • Pursuit of Lee April 3-9.
  • Sailor’s Creek April 6.
  • High Bridge, Farmville, April 7.
  • Appomattox Court House April 9.

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. George W. Thompson. Sue Greenhagen. 2009. Morrisville, NY Local History. 19 Sept. 2011 <http://localhistory.morrisville.edu/sites/unitinfo/thompson-152.html>.
  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), pages 219-221
  5. Volume 14 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 152nd New York Entry, Page 6; 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), pages 219-221
  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), page 543
  8. Roback, Henry. The Veteran Volunteers of Herkimer and Otsego Counties in the War of the Rebellion: Being a History of the 152d N.Y.V. (Press of L.C. Childs & Son: 1888), page 104.: Burt was in command of the regiment, and Major Timothy O’Brien was in command of the brigade at the Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road.
  9. Volume 14 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 152nd New York Entry, Page 6; 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 252
  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 730
  12. Roback, Henry. The Veteran Volunteers of Herkimer and Otsego Counties in the War of the Rebellion: Being a History of the 152d N.Y.V. (Press of L.C. Childs & Son: 1888), page 107.: Burt was in command when the regiment held its Fourth of July celebration.
  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 730
  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 613: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
  15. 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, 130: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (August 1864)”
  16. 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 375-376: Major O’Brien was wounded during the Second Battle of Deep Bottom.  I am unsure of the exact date at this point.  It appears Captain Burt assumed command when the Major was wounded.  More research is needed.
  17. 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 313-314: Major O’Brien wrote this report on the Second Battle of Reams’ Station on August 28, 1864, just three days after the battle.  It would appear from the report that he was again commanding the regiment, less than two weeks after being wounded at Second Deep Bottom.  More research is necessary.
  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 313
  19. Roback, Henry. The Veteran Volunteers of Herkimer and Otsego Counties in the War of the Rebellion: Being a History of the 152d N.Y.V. (Press of L.C. Childs & Son: 1888), page 118.: Captin Burt was in command of the regiment at Second Reams’ Station.
  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 613: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
  21. Roback, Henry. The Veteran Volunteers of Herkimer and Otsego Counties in the War of the Rebellion: Being a History of the 152d N.Y.V. (Press of L.C. Childs & Son: 1888), page 113.: 145 men and 11 officers = 156 total PFD.
  22. Roback, Henry. The Veteran Volunteers of Herkimer and Otsego Counties in the War of the Rebellion: Being a History of the 152d N.Y.V. (Press of L.C. Childs & Son: 1888), page 118.: “our regiment numbered about 75 men”
  23. 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.
  24. Roback, Henry. The Veteran Volunteers of Herkimer and Otsego Counties in the War of the Rebellion: Being a History of the 152d N.Y.V. (Press of L.C. Childs & Son: 1888), pages 126, 128-129.: Musson was in command when the regiment voted in the 1864 Presidential election as well as at the Battle of Boydton Plank Road on October 27, 1864.  He was killed at the battle.
  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 459
  26. Roback, Henry. The Veteran Volunteers of Herkimer and Otsego Counties in the War of the Rebellion: Being a History of the 152d N.Y.V. (Press of L.C. Childs & Son: 1888), page 133.: Roback mentions firing Enfields shortly after the Battle of Boydton Plank Road.
  27. Roback, Henry. The Veteran Volunteers of Herkimer and Otsego Counties in the War of the Rebellion: Being a History of the 152d N.Y.V. (Press of L.C. Childs & Son: 1888), page 134.
  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 1116
  29. 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 326
  30. 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 739
  31. Roback, Henry. The Veteran Volunteers of Herkimer and Otsego Counties in the War of the Rebellion: Being a History of the 152d N.Y.V. (Press of L.C. Childs & Son: 1888), page 142, 146.
  32. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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