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Muster In: Organized at Oswego, N.Y., and mustered in at Elmira, N.Y., September 12, 1864.1
Muster Out: Mustered out at City Point, Va., June 29, 1865.2

Commander(s):
Lieutenant Colonel William P. McKinley
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Commander 2
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet in existence.3

Second Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet in existence.4

Third Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet in existence.5

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet in existence.6

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Separate Brigade | Army of the James | Union Army7

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: Only the 2nd Battalion of the 184th New York, consisting of companies C, E, G, H, I, and K was present at the Siege of Petersburg during the Fifth Offensive.  The First Battalion, consisting of Companies A, B, D, and F, fought in the 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign and did not rejoin the Second Battalion at Petersburg until early December 1864.8

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Separate Brigade | Army of the James | Union Army9

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel William P. McKinley (October 31, 1864)10
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The 184th New York consisted of six (6) companies at this time.11

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Harrison’s Landing | Separate Brigade | Army of the James | Union Army12

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel William P. McKinley (December 31, 1864)13
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Harrison’s Landing | Separate Brigade | Army of the James | Union Army14,15

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel William P. McKinley (January 31 & February 28, 1865)16,17
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Harrison’s Landing | Separate Brigade | Army of the James | Union Army18,19

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel William P. McKinley (March 31, 1865)20
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: Company I of the 184th New York under Captain George Wetmore was serving with the Separate Brigade, Army of the James at this time at Fort Pocahontas.21,22

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles23:

  • Companies “A,” “B,” “D” and “F” left State for the Shenandoah Valley, Va., September 12, 1864.
  • …away…
  • Moved to Washington, D.C., thence to Petersburg, Va., December 3-6, and joined Regiment.
  • Companies “C,” “E,” “G,” “H,” “I” and “K” left State for Bermuda Hundred, Va., September 16, 1864.
  • Attached to Defenses of Bermuda Hundred, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to December, 1864.
  • Separate Brigade, Army of the James, at Hart son’s Landing, Va., December, 1864, to June, 1865.
  • Operations against Petersburg and Richmond September, 1864, to April, 1865.
  • Duty in the Defenses of Bermuda Hundred, Va., until December, 1864, and at Harrison’s Landing, Va., until June, 1865.
  • (Co. “I” detached at Fort Pocahontas December, 1864, to June, 1865.)

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. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    5. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    6. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    7. 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. 1302.
    8. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    9. 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 468: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    10. 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 468: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    11. 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 468: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    12. 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 1128: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 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 1128: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
    14. 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 339: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
    15. 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 752: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
    16. 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 339: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
    17. 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 752: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
    18. 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 577: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
    19. 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 593: “Return of casualties in the Union Forces commanded by Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, March 29-April 9, 1865”
    20. 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 577: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
    21. 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 577: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
    22. 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 593: “Return of casualties in the Union Forces commanded by Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, March 29-April 9, 1865”
    23. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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