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Muster In: Organized at Philadelphia March 3 to May 4, 1864, from 1st Battalion Militia Infantry (6 Mos.).1
Muster Out: August 3, 18652

Commander(s):
Lieutenant Colonel Joseph F. Ramsey
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Captain Joseph A. Ege
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | First Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army3,4

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

Third Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | First Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army10,11

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Joseph F. Ramsey (July 31, 1864)12
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | First Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army13,14

  • Commander: Captain Joseph A. Ege (August 31, 1864)15
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: ? Brigade | Third Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army (September 1-22, 1864) (need source)

  • Commander:
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  • Note: The 187th Pennsylvania was relieved September 22 and ordered to Philadelphia.

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Was no longer at the Siege of Petersburg.16

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Was no longer at the Siege of Petersburg.17

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Was no longer at the Siege of Petersburg.18

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Was no longer at the Siege of Petersburg.19

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles20:

  • Before Petersburg June 16-18.
  • Siege of Petersburg June 16 to September 22.
  • Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps.
  • Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Rail- road, June 21-23.
  • Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30 (Reserve).
  • Weldon Railroad August 18-21.
  • Relieved September 22 and ordered to Philadelphia.
  • Garrison and escort duty at Camp Cadwalader, Philadelphia, Pa, and provost duty at other points in Pennsylvania until August, 1865.

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. 223
    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. 545
    5. Volume 14 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 187th Pennsylvania Entry, Page 61; 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. 223
    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. 545
    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. 545
    9. Volume 14 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 187th Pennsylvania Entry, Page 61; 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 254
    11. 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 732
    12. 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 732
    13. 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 614: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
    14. 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 123: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (August 1864)”
    15. 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 614: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
    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)

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