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Muster In: March 8, 18641
Muster Out: July 13, 18652

Commander(s):
Colonel James C. Lynch
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Colonel George T. Egbert
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First Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | First Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army4

Second Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | First Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army8

Third Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | First Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army12,13

  • Commander:
    • Colonel James C. Lynch (Colonel as of July 19, 1864)(at least July 26-27, 1864)14,15
    • Major George T. Egbert (July 31, 1864)16
  • 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.17

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

  • Commander:
    • Colonel James C. Lynch (Colonel as of July 19, 1864)20
    • Lieutenant Colonel George T. Egbert (August 31, 1864)21
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | First Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army22

  • Commander:
    • Lieutenant Colonel George T. Egbert (at least October 10, 1864)23
    • Colonel James C. Lynch (?)(Colonel as of July 19, 1864)24
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | First Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army25

  • Commander:
    • Lieutenant Colonel George T. Egbert (at least October 10 & 21 & 31, 1864)26,)27
    • Colonel James C. Lynch (?)28
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | First Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army29

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel (Colonel) George T. Egbert (promoted to Colonel on December 4, 1864) (December 31, 1864)30,31
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | First Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army32,33

  • Commander:
    • Colonel George T. Egbert (January 31 & February 28, 1865)34,35,36
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

First Brigade | First Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army (March 1-?, 1865)37

Fourth Brigade | First Division | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army (March ?-31, 1865)38,39

  • Commander: Colonel George T. Egbert (March 31, 1865)40,41
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The 183rd Pennsylvania was transferred to 4/1/II/AotP from 1/1/II/AotP between February 28 and March 31.  When exactly did this occur? More research is needed.

Dyer’s Compendium Info:
Petersburg Campaign Battles42:

  • Before Petersburg June 16-18.
  • Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
  • Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad, June 22-23, 1864.
  • Demonstration north of the James at Deep Bottom July 27-29.
  • Deep Bottom July 27-28.
  • Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30 (Reserve).
  • Demonstration north of the James at Deep Bottom August 13-20.
  • Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18.
  • Ream’s Station August 25.
  • Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run, October 27-28.
  • Reconnaissance to Hatcher’s Run December 9-10.
  • Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run, February 5-7, 1865.
  • Watkins’ House March 25.
  • Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
  • Hatcher’s Run or Boydton Road March 30-31.
  • White Oak Road March 31.
  • Sutherland Station 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. U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center Digital Collections.  Roger D. Hunt Collection. RG98s – Civil War Photos Box 60.22 -.23 Col. George T. Egbert, 183rd Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry.  Hat tip to Egbert’s great x5 niece Joy (Egbert) Smith for providing me a copy of this photo from the collection, some of which is not yet online.
    4. 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 219
    5. The Union Army, Volume 1, Madison, WI, 1908: “On June 15 Capt. James C. Lynch of the 106th Pa. was commissioned colonel of the regiment. It was active in the first assaults at Petersburg and suffered considerable loss during the next 5 days in the effort to advance its lines”.
    6. Bates, Samuel P. History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861; , Harrisburg, 1868; 1871. No obvious commander listed.  James C. Lynch was brought in from the 106th PA on June 21, 1864 and promoted to Lt. Colonel.
    7. Volume 14 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 183rd Pennsylvania Entry, Page 60; 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. 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 219-220
    9. Bates, Samuel P. History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861; , Harrisburg, 1868; 1871. Per Bates, Lynch should have been in command of the regiment during this offensive, though I do not have a specific source at this point which conclusively places him in command at this time.
    10. 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 543
    11. Volume 14 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 183rd Pennsylvania Entry, Page 60; 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.
    12. 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 251
    13. 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 729
    14. Bates, Samuel P. History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861; , Harrisburg, 1868; 1871. Per Bates, Lynch should have been in command of the regiment during this offensive, and the OR’s, Volume XL, Part 1, Report #23 does mention Lynch as commanding the brigade skirmishers on July 27.  This infers he was typically in command of the 183rd PA when not in charge of the skirmish line.
    15. 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 334-337
    16. 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 729
    17. 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
    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 612: “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 116, 129: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (August 1864)”
    20. Bates, Samuel P. History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861; , Harrisburg, 1868; 1871. Per Bates, Lynch should have been in command of the regiment during this offensive, though I do not have a specific source at this point which conclusively places him in command at this time.
    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 612: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
    22. 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.
    23. 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 345-346: Egbert signs the two reports contained herein as Lieutenant Colonel commanding the 183rd PA on October 10 and 21, 1864.
    24. Bates, Samuel P. History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861; , Harrisburg, 1868; 1871. Per Bates, Lynch should have been in command of the regiment during this offensive, though I do not have a specific source at this point which conclusively places him in command at this time.
    25. 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 458: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    26. 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 345-346: Egbert signs the two reports contained herein as Lieutenant Colonel commanding the 183rd PA on October 10 and 21, 1864.
    27. 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 458: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    28. Bates, Samuel P. History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861; , Harrisburg, 1868; 1871. Per Bates, Lynch should have been in command of the regiment during this offensive, though I do not have a specific source at this point which conclusively places him in command at this time.
    29. 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 1115: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
    30. 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 1115: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
    31. Bates, Samuel P. History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861; , Harrisburg, 1868; 1871. Per Bates, Egbert should have been in command of the regiment during this offensive, though I do not have a specific source at this point which conclusively places him in command at this time.
    32. 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 325: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
    33. 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 739: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
    34. 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 325: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
    35. 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 739: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
    36. Bates, Samuel P. History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861; , Harrisburg, 1868; 1871. Per Bates, Egbert should have been in command of the regiment during this offensive.
    37.  A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    38. 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 566: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
    39. 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 582: “Return of casualties in the Union Forces commanded by Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, March 29-April 9, 1865”
    40. 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 566: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
    41. Bates, Samuel P. History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861; , Harrisburg, 1868; 1871. Per Bates, Egbert should have been in command of the regiment during this offensive, though I do not have a specific source at this point which conclusively places him in command at this time.
    42. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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