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Muster In: Organized at Pottsville September 9 to October 30, 1861.1
Muster Out: Mustered out October 21, 1864, expiration of term.2

Commander(s):
Lieutenant Colonel William H. Lessig
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Commander 2
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | First Division | VI Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army3,4

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

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | First Division | VI Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army10

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel William H. Lessig (July 31, 1864)11
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The Second Brigade, First Division, Sixth Corps moved to City Point, Va. on July 9 and embarked for Washington, D.C. on July 10, 1864.12,13

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.14

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.15

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.16
  • Note: Mustered out October 21, 1864, expiration of term.17

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Unit no longer in existence.18

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Unit no longer in existence.19

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Unit no longer in existence.20

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

  • Before Petersburg June 17-18.
  • Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23.
  • Siege of Petersburg until July 9.
  • Moved to Washington, D.C., July 9-11.
  • …away…
  • Mustered out October 21, 1864, expiration of term.

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. 226
      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. 547
      5. Volume 14 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 96th Pennsylvania Entry, Page 53; 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. 226
      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. 547
      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. 547
      9. Volume 14 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 96th Pennsylvania Entry, Page 53; 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 257
      11. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XXVII, Part 2 (Serial Number 71), page 550
      12. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XXVII, Part 1 (Serial Number 70), page 271
      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)
      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)

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