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Muster In: Organized at Pittsburg as 33rd Regiment August 31, 1861. Designation changed to 62nd Pennsylvania Volunteers November 18, 1861.1
Muster Out: Mustered out July 13, 1864. Companies “L” and “M” transferred to 91st Pennsylvania. Mustered out August 15, 1864. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 155th Pennsylvania.2

Commander(s):
Captain Matthew M. Felker
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Commander 2
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | First Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army3,4

Second Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | First Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army6,7

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | First Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army (July 1-2, 1864)10

  • Commander: No leader info after July 2, 1864 because the regiment had ceased to exist.
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: Veterans and recruits from the 62nd Pennsylvania were transferred to the 155th Pennsylvania on July 2, 1864.11

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer in existence.12

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer in existence.13

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer in existence.14

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer in existence.15

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer in existence.16

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer in existence.17

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles18:

  • Before Petersburg June 16-18.
  • Siege of Petersburg until July 3.
  • Left front July 3.
  • Mustered out July 13, 1864.
  • Companies “L” and “M” transferred to 91st Pennsylvania.
  • Mustered out August 15, 1864.
  • Veterans and Recruits transferred to 155th Pennsylvania.

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. 223
      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. 545
      5. Volume 14 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 62nd Pennsylvania Entry, Page 49; 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. 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. 223
      7. 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. 545
      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. 545
      9. Volume 14 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 62nd Pennsylvania Entry, Page 49; 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.
      10. 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 255
      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 255
      12. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      13. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      14. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      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)

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