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Muster In: Organized at Pittsburgh September, 1864.1
Muster Out: Mustered out June 26, 1865.2

Commander(s):
Colonel Hugh J. Brady
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Commander 2
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Commander 3
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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: Provisional Brigade | XVIII Corps | Army of the James | Union Army7

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  • Note: Companies H and I of the 206th Pennsylvania were detached as a Provost Guard at the settlement of Bermuda Hundred during this time.8

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

Provisional Brigade | XVIII Corps | Army of the James | Union Army (October 14-26, 1864) (Need source)

Third Brigade | First Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army (October 26-31, 1864) (Need source)

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  • Note: In the latter part of October it was assigned to the 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Corps.  It appears this happened on or shortly after October 26, 1864.9,10

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

Third Brigade | First Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army (November 1-December 3, 1864)11

Third Brigade | First Division | XXIV Corps | Army of the James | Union Army (December 3-31, 1864)12

  • Commander: Colonel Hugh J. Brady (December 31, 1864)13
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  • Note: On December 3, 1864, the X Corps and XVIII Corps of the Army of the James were reorganized into the XXIV Corps and the XXV Corps.

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | First Division | XXIV Corps | Army of the James | Union Army14,15

  • Commander: Colonel Hugh J. Brady (January 31 & February 28, 1865)16,17
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | First Division | XXIV Corps | Army of the James | Union Army18,19

  • Commander: Colonel Hugh J. Brady (March 31, 1865)20
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles21:

  • Left State for City Point, Va., September 9.
  • Duty with Engineer Corps engaged in fatigue duty at Dutch Gap, Va., until October 26, 1864.
  • Duty in trenches before Richmond north of the James until April. 1865.
  • Occupation of Richmond April 3.
  • (Temporarily attached to Devens’ 3rd Division, March 27 to April 22.)

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. 1304.
      8. 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. 1304.
      9. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      10.  Stewart, J. T. Indiana Co, Pennsylvania: Her People, Past and Present, Vol I. Chicago: J. H. Beers & Co, 1913, p. 140.
      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 1124: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 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 1124: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
      14. 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 334: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
      15. 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 748: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
      16. 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 334: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
      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 748: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
      18. 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 577: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 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 95), page 594: “Return of casualties in the Union Forces commanded by Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, March 29-April 9, 1865”
      20. 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 577: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
      21. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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