72nd Pennsylvania Infantry

   

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Muster In: Organized August 10, 18611
Muster Out: August 24, 18642

Commander(s):
Lieutenant Colonel Henry A. Cook
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Second Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army3

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

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Second Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army (July 1-19, 1864)10

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The 72nd PA was in 3/2/II/AotP with the 69th and 106th PA until mid-July 1864.  On July 19, 1864, its veterans and recruits were transferred to the 183rd Pennsylvania in 1/1/II/AotP.11

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Unit no longer in existence.12
  • Note: The 72nd PA mustered out at Philadelphia August 24, 1864.13

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Unit no longer in existence.14

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Unit no longer in existence.15

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Unit no longer in existence.16

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Unit no longer in existence.17

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Unit no longer in existence.18

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles19:

  • Before Petersburg June 16-18.
  • Siege of Petersburg June 16-August 20.
  • Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23.
  • Demonstration north of the James at Deep Bottom July 27-29.
  • Deep Bottom July 27-28.
  • Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30 (Reserve).
  • Mustered out at Philadelphia August 24, 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), pages 219-221
  4. Volume 14 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 72nd Pennsylvania Entry, Page 50; 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. Volume 14 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 72nd Pennsylvania Entry, Page 50; 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), pages 219-221
  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), page 544
  8. Volume 14 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 72nd Pennsylvania Entry, Page 50; 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.
  9. Volume 14 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 72nd Pennsylvania Entry, Page 50; 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 1 (Serial Number 80), page 253
  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)
  19. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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