182nd New York Infantry (69th NY National Guard Artillery)

   

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Note: This infantry unit was also referred to as the 69th New York National Guard Artillery, not to be confused with the 69th New York Infantry of the Irish Brigade.

Muster In: Organized early November 18621
Muster Out: July 15, 18652

Commander(s):
Lt. Colonel John Coonan
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Major William Butler
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Captain Robert Heggart
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Captain Michael McGuire
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Fourth Brigade | Second Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army3,4

  • Commander:
    • Major William Butler (June 15-16, 1864)(severely wounded June 16, 1864)5
    • ? (June 17-18, 1864)
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  • Weapons: Enfield Rifles (.577 caliber) (June 30, 1864)6

Second Offensive Order of Battle: Fourth Brigade | Second Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army7,8

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Second Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army11,12

  • Commander: Captain John Coonan (July 31, 1864)13
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Second Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army14,15

  • Commander: Captain John Coonan (August 9 & 31, 1864)16,17
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Second Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army18

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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Second Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army19

  • Commander: Lt. Colonel John Coonan (October 31, 1864)20
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Second Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army21

  • Commander: Captain Michael McGuire (December 31, 1864)22
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Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Second Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army23,24

  • Commander: Lt. Colonel John Coonan (January 31 & February 28, 1865)25,26
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles27:

  • 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 and White Oak Road 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.
  • 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. 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,. 221: However, after the old Second Brigade, Second Division, II Corps was broken up on June 26, 1864, the Fourth Brigade became the new Second Brigade.
    4. 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. 544: On June 30, 1864, the date used for the organization of the Army of the Potomac in this document, the Fourth Brigade had become the Second Brigade already.
    5. “Death of Major William Butler, 69th N. Y. N. G. A.” Irish American Weekly. August 27, 1864, p. 2 col. 7: “We have this week the sad duty og chronicling the demise of Major William Butler, 69th Regt., New York National Guard Artillery ( i.e. the 182nd New York), Corcoran Legion, which took place at the United States Hospital, at Annapolis, on the 16th inst., from wounds which he received in the assault on the enemy’s works at Petersburg, on the 16th of June, while gallantly leading his regiment, which he had commanded from the date of the battle of Cold Harbor.”
    6. Volume 14 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 182nd New York Entry, Page 10; 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,. 221: However, after the old Second Brigade, Second Division, II Corps was broken up on June 26, 1864, the Fourth Brigade became the new Second Brigade.
    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. 544: On June 30, 1864, the date used for the organization of the Army of the Potomac in this document, the Fourth Brigade had become the Second Brigade already.
    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. 544
    10. Volume 14 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 182nd New York Entry, Page 10; 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 252
    12. 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
    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 118, 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), page 381: Coonan’s report of August 9, 1864 is signed by him as commanding the 182nd New York.
    17. 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”
    18. 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.
    19. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), p. 459
    20. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), p. 459
    21. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), p. 1116
    22. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), p. 1116
    23. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), p. 326
    24. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), p. 740
    25. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), p. 326
    26. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), p. 740
    27. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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