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Muster In: Organized at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg, September 21, 1861, to March 1, 1862.1
Muster Out: Mustered out January 24, 1866.2

Commander(s):
Colonel Cecil Clay
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Major Charles A. Winn
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Major Robert C. Redmond
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Captain Angelo Jackson
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Captain John M. Collins
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Commander 6
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | First Division | XVIII Corps | Army of the James | Union Army3,4

Second Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | First Division | XVIII Corps | Army of the James | Union Army7,8

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | First Division | XVIII Corps | Army of the James | Union Army12,13

  • Commander: Captain Angelo Jackson (July 31, 1864)14
  • Unit Strength:
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | First Division | XVIII Corps | Army of the James | Union Army15

  • Commander: Major Charles A. Winn (August 31, 1864)16
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | First Division | XVIII Corps | Army of the James | Union Army17,18

  • Commander: Captain Cecil Clay (September 29, 1864)19
  • Unit Strength: 226 officers and men PFD (September 29, 1864)20,21
  • Weapons:

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | First Division | XVIII Corps | Army of the James | Union Army22,23

  • Commander: Captain John M. Collins (October 31, 1864)24
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

Third Brigade | First Division | XVIII Corps | Army of the James | Union Army (November 1-December 3, 1864)25

Third Brigade | Third Division | XXIV Corps | Army of the James | Union Army (December 3-31, 1864)26

  • Commander: Major Robert C. Redmond (December 31, 1864)27
  • Unit Strength:
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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: Third Brigade | Third Division | XXIV Corps | Army of the James | Union Army28,29

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Cecil Clay (January 31 & February 28, 1865)30,31
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Third Division | XXIV Corps | Army of the James | Union Army32,33

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Cecil Clay (March 31, 1865)34
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles35:

  • Before Petersburg June 15-18.
  • Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
  • Hare’s Hill June 24 and 28, 1864.
  • Veterans on furlough June 24-August 25.
  • Chaffin’s Farm, New Market Heights, September 28-30.
  • Fair Oaks October 27-28.
  • Expedition to Fredericksburg March 5-8, 1865, and into Westmoreland County March 11-13.
  • Moved to White House March 13-18.
  • March to Signal Hill before Richmond March 24-26.
  • Occupation of Richmond April 3, and duty there until August.

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. 235
    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. 554
    5. Volume 14 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 58th Pennsylvania Entry, Page 48; 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. Volume 14 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 58th Pennsylvania Entry, Page 48; 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. 235
    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. 554
    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. 554
    10. Volume 14 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 58th Pennsylvania Entry, Page 48; 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. Volume 14 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 58th Pennsylvania Entry, Page 48; 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.
    12. 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 265
    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 739
    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 739
    15. 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 621: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
    16. 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 621: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
    17. 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.
    18. 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)”
    19. Brevet Brigadier-General Cecil Clay. “Capture of Fort Harrison–How the Rebels Failed to Retake It.” National Tribune 26 November 1881. 3:1-3.
    20. Brevet Brigadier-General Cecil Clay. “Capture of Fort Harrison–How the Rebels Failed to Retake It.” National Tribune 26 November 1881. 3:1-3.
    21. Clay, Cecil. “Fort Harrison.” National Tribune 22 March 1888. 8:1-2.: “The 58th Pennsylvania had 226 men in action, including drummer boys and stretcher-bearers.”
    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), page 466: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    23. 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”
    24. 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)”
    25.  A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    26. 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 1125: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
    27. 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 1125: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
    28. 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 335: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
    29. 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 749: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
    30. 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 335: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
    31. 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 749: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
    32. 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)
    33. 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 595: “Return of casualties in the Union Forces commanded by Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, March 29-April 9, 1865”
    34. 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)
    35. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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