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Muster In: Organized at Rochester, N.Y., and mustered in October 4-22, 1864. (Co. “A” organized as Co. “E,” 183rd New York Infantry, and mustered in at Elmira, N.Y., September 24, 1864.)1
Muster Out: Mustered out July 1, 1865.2

Commander(s):
Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Doolittle
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Major Christopher C. Davison
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet in existence, and so not present at the Siege of Petersburg.3

Second Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet in existence, and so not present at the Siege of Petersburg.4

Third Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet in existence, and so not present at the Siege of Petersburg.5

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet in existence, and so not present at the Siege of Petersburg.6

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet in existence, and so not present at the Siege of Petersburg.7

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | First Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army8,9

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Doolittle (October 31, 1864)10
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note : The 188th New York arrived at the Siege of Petersburg on October 20, 1864.11

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | First Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army12,13

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Doolittle (December 31, 1864)14
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: This regiment participated in Warren’s Stony Creek, or “Apple Jack” Raid to Belfield and Hicksford, Virginia from December 7-12, 1864.15

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | First Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army16,17,18

  • Commander:
    • Major Christopher C. Davison (January 31, 1865)19
    • Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Doolittle (February 28, 1865)20
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: This unit is listed in the casualty returns for the Battle of Hatcher’s Run, February 5-7, 1865, implying it was present during the Eighth Offensive and the battle.21

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | First Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army22,23

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Doolittle (March 31, 1865)24
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles25:

  • Siege of Petersburg, Va., October 20, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
  • Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run, October 27-28, 1864.
  • Warren’s Raid on Weldon Railroad December 7-12.
  • Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run, February 5-7. 1865.
  • Hatcher’s Run March 25.
  • Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
  • Lewis Farm, near Gravelly Run, March 29.
  • Junction of Boydton and Quaker Roads March 29.
  • White Oak Road March 31.
  • Five Forks April 1.
  • Fall of Petersburg April 2.
  • Pursuit of Lee April 3-9.
  • 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. 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. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
  8. 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 460: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
  9. 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 155: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces…Boydton Plank Road, Va., October 27-28, 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 460: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
  11. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
  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 1117: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
  13. Calkins, Chris. “The Apple Jack Raid: For This Barbarism There Was No Real Excuse.” Blue & Gray Magazine Summer 2005: 18-25 (OOB on page 60).
  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 1117: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
  15. Calkins, Chris. “The Apple Jack Raid: For This Barbarism There Was No Real Excuse.” Blue & Gray Magazine Summer 2005: 18-25 (OOB on page 60).
  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 327: “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 741: “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 96), page 65: “Return of Casualties in the Union forces at Hatcher’s Run (otherwise known as Dabney’s Mill, Armstrong’s Mill, Rowanty Creek, and Vaughan Road)… (February 5-7, 1865)”
  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 327: “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 741: “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 1 (Serial Number 96), page 65: “Return of Casualties in the Union forces at Hatcher’s Run (otherwise known as Dabney’s Mill, Armstrong’s Mill, Rowanty Creek, and Vaughan Road)… (February 5-7, 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 569: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 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 584: “Return of casualties in the Union Forces commanded by Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, March 29-April 9, 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 569: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
  25. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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