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Muster In: Organized at Philadelphia September 9, 1864.1
Muster Out: Mustered out June 4, 1865.2

Commander(s):
Brevet Brigadier General Horatio G. Sickel
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Lieutenant Colonel John B. Murray
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Major Edwin A. Glenn
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Captain John Stanton
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Captain Powell Stackhouse
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Commander 6
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First Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet in existence.3

Second Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet in existence.4

Third Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet in existence.5

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet in existence.6

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | First Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army7,8

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: Left State for Petersburg, Va., September 19, 1864. Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps.9

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

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel John B. Murray (October 31, 1864)12
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | First Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army13,14

  • Commander: Brevet Brigadier General Horatio G. Sickel (December 31, 1864)15
  • Unit Strength:
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  • Note: This regiment participated in Warren’s Stony Creek, or “Apple Jack” Raid to Belfield and Hicksford, Virginia from December 7-12, 1864.16

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | First Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army17,18,19

  • Commander:
    • Major Edwin A. Glenn (January 31, 1865)20
    • Captain Powell Stackhouse (February 28, 1865)21
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: This unit is listed in the casualty returns for the Battle of Hatcher’s Run, February 5-7, 1865, implying it was present during the Eighth Offensive and the battle.22

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | First Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army23,24

  • Commander:
    • Brevet Brigadier General Horatio G. Sickel (wounded March 29)(March 29, 1865)25
    • Major Edwin A. Glenn (commanded 1st Bn. at least April 1, 1865)(mortally wounded April 1)(March 29-April 1, 1865)26,27
    • Captain John Stanton (April 1-2, 1865)28,29
  • Unit Strength:
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  • Note: This regiment was operating as two battalions in the same brigade, at least during the Ninth Offensive.30

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles31:

  • Siege of Petersburg September, 1864, to April, 1865.
  • Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 2, 1864.
  • Reconnaissance to Boydton Road October 8.
  • Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run, October 27-28.
  • Warren’s Raid to Weldon Railroad December 7-12.
  • Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run, February 5-7, 1865.
  • Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
  • Junction, Quaker and Boydton Roads March 29.
  • Lewis Farm near Gravelly Run March 29.
  • White Oak Road March 30-31.
  • Five Forks April 1.
  • Appomattox C. H. April 9.
  • Surrender of Lee and his army.

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. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    5. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    6. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    7. 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. 1300.
    8. 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 139: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (September-October 1864)”
    9. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    10. 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 460: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    11. 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 155: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces…Boydton Plank Road, Va., October 27-28, 1864”
    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 460: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    13. 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 1117: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
    14. Calkins, Chris. “The Apple Jack Raid: For This Barbarism There Was No Real Excuse.” Blue & Gray Magazine Summer 2005: 18-25 (OOB on page 60).
    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 1117: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
    16. Calkins, Chris. “The Apple Jack Raid: For This Barbarism There Was No Real Excuse.” Blue & Gray Magazine Summer 2005: 18-25 (OOB on page 60).
    17. 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 327: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
    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 741: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
    19. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 96), page 65: “Return of Casualties in the Union forces at Hatcher’s Run (otherwise known as Dabney’s Mill, Armstrong’s Mill, Rowanty Creek, and Vaughan Road)… (February 5-7, 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 327: “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 741: “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 1 (Serial Number 96), page 65: “Return of Casualties in the Union forces at Hatcher’s Run (otherwise known as Dabney’s Mill, Armstrong’s Mill, Rowanty Creek, and Vaughan Road)… (February 5-7, 1865)”
    23. 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 569: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 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 584: “Return of casualties in the Union Forces commanded by Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, March 29-April 9, 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 569: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 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 569: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
    27. Chamberlain, Joshua L. “Five Forks.” War Papers Read Before the Commandery of the State of Maine, Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, Vol. 2, p. 237
    28. 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 569: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
    29. Chamberlain, Joshua L. “Five Forks.” War Papers Read Before the Commandery of the State of Maine, Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, Vol. 2, p. 238
    30. Chamberlain, Joshua L. “Five Forks.” War Papers Read Before the Commandery of the State of Maine, Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, Vol. 2, p. 237
    31. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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