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Muster In: Organized at Brooklyn, N.Y., and mustered in November 10, 1862, at Norfolk, Va.1
Muster Out: Mustered out at Richmond, Va., June 30, 1865.2

Commander(s):
Lieutenant Colonel William H. McNary
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Major Silas A. Ilsley
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Major Hyron Kalt
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First Offensive Order of Battle:

Second Offensive Order of Battle:

Third Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.9

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: ?

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  • Note: Ordered to Petersburg, Va., August, 1864, but I need to find out when exactly.10

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Second Division | XVIII Corps | Army of the James | Union Army11,12

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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Second Division | XVIII Corps | Army of the James | Union Army13

  • Commander: Major Silas A. Ilsley (October 31, 1864)14
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  • Note: The 158th New York appears not to have participated in the Battle of Fair Oaks and Darbytown Road on October 27-28, 1864 because it is not listed on the Union casualty returns for the battle.15

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

First Brigade | Second Division | XVIII Corps | Army of the James | Union Army (November 1-December 3, 1864)16

Fourth Brigade | First Division | XXIV Corps | Army of the James | Union Army (December 3-31, 1864)17

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel William H. McNary (December 31, 1864)18
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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.

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Fourth Brigade | First Division | XXIV Corps | Army of the James | Union Army19,20

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel William H. McNary (January 31 & February 28, 1865)21,22
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Fourth Brigade | First Division | XXIV Corps | Army of the James | Union Army23,24

  • Commander:
    • Lieutenant Colonel William H. McNary (March 31, 1865)25
    • Major Hyron Kalt (March 31, 1865)26
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles27:

  • Expedition against Wilmington and Weldon Railroad June 20-25.
  • Ordered to Petersburg, Va., August, 1864.
  • Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond, Va., August, 1864, to April, 1865.
  • In trenches before Petersburg and on the Bermuda Hundred front until September 27.
  • Battle of Chaffin’s Farm, New Market Heights, September 28-30.
  • Duty in trenches before Richmond until March, 1865.
  • Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
  • Fall of Petersburg April 2.
  • Pursuit of Lee April 3-9.
  • Rice’s Station April 6.
  • Appomattox Court House April 9.
  • Surrender of Lee and his army

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); 158th New York Entry, Page 7; 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. Volume 14 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 158th New York Entry, Page 7; 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. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    7. Volume 14 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 158th New York Entry, Page 7; 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. Volume 14 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 158th New York Entry, Page 7; 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.
    9. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    10. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    11. 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. 1304.
    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), page 135: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (September-October 1864)”
    13. 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 466: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    14. 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 466: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 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), page 151: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces…Fair Oaks and Darbytown Road, Va., October 27-28, 1864”
    16.  A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    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 1124: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
    18. 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)
    19. 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 334: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
    20. 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 748: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
    21. 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 334: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
    22. 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 748: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
    23. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), page 578: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
    24. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), page 594: “Return of casualties in the Union Forces commanded by Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, March 29-April 9, 1865”
    25. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), page 578: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
    26. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), page 578: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
    27. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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