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Muster In: Organized at Doylestown September 20 to October 16, 1861.1
Muster Out: August 25, 1865.2

Commander(s):
Lieutenant Colonel Theophilus Kephart
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Commander 2
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle:

Second Offensive Order of Battle:

Third Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.7

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.8

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.9
  • Unit Strength: 205 officers and men PFD (September 25, 1864)10

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.11

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Defenses of Bermuda Hundred | Army of the James | Union Army12

  • Commander: Captain Theophilus Kephart (November 20 & December 31, 1864)13,14
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The 104th Pennsylvania consisted of five (5) companies at this time.15
  • Note: Moved to Bermuda Hundred, Va., November 22.16,17

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Defenses of Bermuda Hundred | Army of the James | Union Army18,19

  • Commander: Major Theophilus Kephart (January 31 & February 28, 1865)20,21
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The 104th Pennsylvania consisted of five (5) companies at this time.22,23

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Defenses of Bermuda Hundred | Army of the James | Union Army24,25

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Theophilus Kephart (March 31, 1865)26
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles27:

  • Moved to Bermuda Hundred, Va., November 22.
  • Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond December, 1864. to April, 1865.
  • Fall of Petersburg April 2.
  • Duty there until April 20.

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. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
  4. Volume 14 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 104th Pennsylvania Entry, Page 55; 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. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
  6. Volume 14 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 104th Pennsylvania Entry, Page 55; 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. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
  8. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
  9. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
  10. Davis, William W. H. History of the 104th Pennsylvania Regiment, From August 22nd, 1861, to September 30th, 1864 (J. B. Rodgers: 1866), p. 333: There were 200 men and five officers present.
  11. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
  12. 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 1127: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
  13. Davis, William W. H. History of the 104th Pennsylvania Regiment, From August 22nd, 1861, to September 30th, 1864 (J. B. Rodgers: 1866), p. 333: LtCOl Hart was honorably discharged on November 20, 1864, and Captain Kephart took command on that date. Kephart was “afterwards” promoted to LtCol. How long “afterwards?” More research is needed.
  14. 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 1127: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
  15. 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 1127: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
  16. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
  17. Davis, William W. H. History of the 104th Pennsylvania Regiment, From August 22nd, 1861, to September 30th, 1864 (J. B. Rodgers: 1866), p. 333: November 22, 1864: Heine’s Division is ordered from Summit Point to join Grant in front of Richmond. “It was stationed on the Bermuda Hundred front, about the centre of the line between the Appomattox and James’ rivers.”
  18. 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 338: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
  19. 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 752: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
  20. 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 338: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
  21. 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 752: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
  22. 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 338: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
  23. 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 752: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
  24. 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 576: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
  25. 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 593: “Return of casualties in the Union Forces commanded by Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, March 29-April 9, 1865”
  26. 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 576: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
  27. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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