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Muster In: Organized at Pittsburg August, 1861.1
Muster Out: Veterans and Recruits transferred to 105th Pennsylvania September 5, 1864. Mustered out September 9, 1864.2

Commander(s):
Lieutenant Colonel John A. Danks
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Captain William P. Hunker
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Third Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army3,4

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

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Third Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union10,11

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel John A. Danks (July 31, 1864)12
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Third Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army (August 1 to at least August 20, 1864)13

  • Commander:
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  • Note: The 63rd Pennsylvania was with 1/3/II/AotP until after Second Deep Bottom, but the men whose enlistments were expiring left in late August and the remnants joined the 105th PA on September 5, 1864.  The men whose enlistements had expired were mustered out September 9, 1864.14

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Was no longer in service.15

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Was no longer in service.16

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Was no longer in service.17

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Was no longer in service.18

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Was no longer in service.19

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles20:

  • Before Petersburg June 16-18.
  • Siege of Petersburg and Richmond June 16-September 5.
  • Weldon Railroad June 22-23.
  • Demonstration on north side of the James River at Deep Bottom July 27-29.
  • Deep Bottom July 27-28.
  • Mine Explosion July 30 (Reserve).
  • Demonstration on north side of the James August 13-20.
  • Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18.
  • Veterans and Recruits transferred to 105th Pennsylvania September 5, 1864.
  • Mustered out September 9, 1864.

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. 222
      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. 544
      5. Volume 14 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 63rd 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. 222
      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. 544
      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. 544
      9. Volume 14 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 63rd 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 253
      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 731
      12. 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 731
      13. 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 118: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (August 1864)”
      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)
      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)

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