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Note: Only three companies of the 47th Pennsylvania (Cos. B, G, K), under Captain Henry S. Harte, were ever located at the Siege of Petersburg.  The other seven companies were with the portion of the XIX Corps which defended Washington, D.C. and pursued Early’s forces.

Muster In: Organized at Harrisburg August and September, 1861.1
Muster Out: Mustered out December 25, 1865.2

Commander(s):
Captain Henry S. Harte
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Commander 2
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle:

Second Offensive Order of Battle:

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | First Division | XIX Corps | Union Army (July 19-27?, 1864)7,8,9

  • Commander: Captain Henry S. Harte (det. Cos. B, G, K)(July 19-August 2, 1864)10,11
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: A detachment of the 47th Pennsylvania, composed of Companies B, G, and K and under Captain Henry S. Harte, arrived at Bermuda Hundred on the morning of July 19, 1864. After that, the record is pretty bare bones.  I believe, but have no source to prove, that this detachment left Bermuda Hundred on July 27, 1864 with the rest of its brigade.12,13,14

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.15

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.16

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.17

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.18

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.19

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.20

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles21:

  • Moved to Washington, D.C., July 5-12.
  • Cos. B, G, and K moved to Bermuda Hundred July 19.22,23
  • Probably moved to Washington, D.C. on July 27 with the rest of its brigade.
  • Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign August…

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

      Links:

      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); 47th Pennsylvania Entry, Page 46; 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. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      6. Volume 14 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 47th Pennsylvania Entry, Page 46; 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. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3): But part of 2/1/XIX officially during this time.
      8. See this excellent web site on the 47th Pennsylvania for details: “Having sailed from Louisiana aboard the Blackstone and, according to Schmidt, “after first stopping enroute at Bermuda Hundred, under temporary assignment to the Army of the James, with the Second Division of the 19th Corps,” Captain Harte and the men of Companies B, G and K arrived in Virginia on 28 July, and finally reconnected with the bulk of their regiment in Maryland at Monocacy on 2 August 1864.”
      9. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 3 (Serial Number 82), p. 340: These three companies of the 47th Pennsylvania arrived at Bermuda Hundred on the morning of July 19, 1864.
      10. See this excellent web site on the 47th Pennsylvania for details: “Having sailed from Louisiana aboard the Blackstone and, according to Schmidt, “after first stopping enroute at Bermuda Hundred, under temporary assignment to the Army of the James, with the Second Division of the 19th Corps,” Captain Harte and the men of Companies B, G and K arrived in Virginia on 28 July, and finally reconnected with the bulk of their regiment in Maryland at Monocacy on 2 August 1864.”
      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 340: “The Forty-seventh Pennsylvania and Thirtieth Maine regiments arrived this morning (July 19, 1864)…”
      12. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      13. See this excellent web site on the 47th Pennsylvania for details: “Having sailed from Louisiana aboard the Blackstone and, according to Schmidt, “after first stopping enroute at Bermuda Hundred, under temporary assignment to the Army of the James, with the Second Division of the 19th Corps,” Captain Harte and the men of Companies B, G and K arrived in Virginia on 28 July, and finally reconnected with the bulk of their regiment in Maryland at Monocacy on 2 August 1864.” The arrival on July 28 is incorrect, as the Official Records clearly show the unit at Bermuda Hundred by July 19.
      14. 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 340: “The Forty-seventh Pennsylvania and Thirtieth Maine regiments arrived this morning (July 19, 1864)…”
      15. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      16. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      17. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      18. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      19. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      20. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      21. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      22. See this excellent web site on the 47th Pennsylvania for details: “Having sailed from Louisiana aboard the Blackstone and, according to Schmidt, “after first stopping enroute at Bermuda Hundred, under temporary assignment to the Army of the James, with the Second Division of the 19th Corps,” Captain Harte and the men of Companies B, G and K arrived in Virginia on 28 July, and finally reconnected with the bulk of their regiment in Maryland at Monocacy on 2 August 1864.”
      23. 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 340: “The Forty-seventh Pennsylvania and Thirtieth Maine regiments arrived this morning (July 19, 1864)…”

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