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Muster In: Organized August 14 – October 31, 18611
Muster Out: Mustered Out June 30, 18652

Commander(s):
Captain John R. Breitenbach
Commander Image

Lieutenant John Irwin
John Irwin 106th PA3

Lieutenant John H. Gallager (aka Gallagher)
John H. Gallager 106th PA4

First Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Second Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army5

Second Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Second Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army9

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Second Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army14,15

  • Commander: Lieutenant John Irwin (at least July 31, 1864)16,17
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  • Note: On July 20-21, 1864 the 106th PA was moved to Washington, D.C., with the men whose time was not expiring transferred to companies F, H, and K.  These men formed the 106th PA Battalion and were assigned to the 69th PA on July 20, 1864.[38. History of the One Hundred and Sixth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, page 284]
  • Note: The 106th PA had only three (3) companies at this point.[39. 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]

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Second Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army18,19

  • Commander: Lieutenant John Irvin (August 31, 1864)20
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  • Note: Was the 106th Pennsylvania Battalion attached to the 69th Pennsylvania until the end of the war?  See Third Offensive note above.
  • Note: The 106th Pennsylvania was a battalion of three companies at this point.21,22

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Second Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army23

  • Commander:
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  • Note: As the 106th Pennsylvania Battalion, attached to the 69th Pennsylvania.  See Third Offensive note above.

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

  • Commander: Lieutenant John H. Gallager24
  • Unit Strength:
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  • Note: As the 106th Pennsylvania Battalion, attached to the 69th Pennsylvania.  See Third Offensive note above.

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

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  • Note: As the 106th Pennsylvania Battalion, attached to the 69th Pennsylvania.  See Third Offensive note above.

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

  • Commander:
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  • Note: As the 106th Pennsylvania Battalion, attached to the 69th Pennsylvania.  See Third Offensive note above.

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

  • Commander:
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  • Note: As the 106th Pennsylvania Battalion, attached to the 69th Pennsylvania.  See Third Offensive note above.

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles25:

  • Before Petersburg June 16-18.
  • Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
  • Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23, 1864.
  • Demonstration on north side of the James at Deep Bottom July 27-29.
  • Deep Bottom July 27-28.
  • Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30.
  • Demonstration on north side of the James at Deep Bottom August 18-20.
  • Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18.
  • Ream’s Station August 25.
  • Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run, October 27-28.
  • Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run, February 5-7, 1865.
  • Watkins’ House, Petersburg, March 25.
  • Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
  • Vaughan Road, near Hatcher’s Run, March 29.
  • Crow’s House March 31.
  • Fall of Petersburg April 2.

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. This image is from the personal collection of Don Andrew, who collects information on the 106th Pennsylvania, and is used with his written permission.  This image may not be reproduced without Don’s express written consent.  All rights reserved.
  4. This image is from the personal collection of Don Andrew, who collects information on the 106th Pennsylvania, and is used with his written permission.  This image may not be reproduced without Don’s express written consent.  All rights reserved.
  5. 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
  6. History of the One Hundred and Sixth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, page 275
  7. Volume 14 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 106th 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.
  8. Volume 14 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 106th 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.
  9. 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
  10. History of the One Hundred and Sixth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, page 280
  11. History of the One Hundred and Sixth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, page 277: The 106th PA had 104 men in the fight plus 17 noncombatants behind the lines at the start of June 22, 1864.
  12. Volume 14 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 106th 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.
  13. Volume 14 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 106th 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.
  14. 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
  15. 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 730
  16. History of the One Hundred and Sixth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, page 286
  17. 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 730
  18. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 2 (Serial Number 88), page 613: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
  19. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 1 (Serial Number 87), pages 118, 130: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (August 1864)”
  20. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 2 (Serial Number 88), page 613: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
  21. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 2 (Serial Number 88), page 613: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
  22. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 1 (Serial Number 87), pages 118, 130: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (August 1864)”
  23. Sommers, Richard J. “Grant’s Fifth Offensive at Petersburg: A Study in Strategy, Tactics, and Generalship.  The Battle of Poplar Spring Church, the First Battle of the Darbytown Road, the Second Battle of the Squirrel Level Road, the Second Battle of the Darbytown Road (Ulysses S. Grant, Virginia).” Doctoral Thesis. Rice University, 1970. Print. p. 1298.
  24. 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 338
  25. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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