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Muster In: Organized at Harrisburg September 16, 1864.1
Muster Out: Mustered out May 31, 1865.2

Commander(s):
Colonel Tobias B. Kaufman
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Lieutenant Colonel George W. Frederick
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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

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: Left Pennsylvania for Bermuda Hundred, Va., September 17.8

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Provisional Brigade | Provisional Division | Army of the James | Union Army9

  • Commander: Colonel Tobias B. Kaufman (October 31, 1864)10
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

Provisional Brigade | Provisional Division | Army of the James | Union Army (November 1-?, 1864)11

First Brigade | Third Division | IX Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army (November ?-December 31, 1864) 12

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel George W. Frederick (December 31, 1864)13
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: This regiment and other “high-number” Pennsylvania regiments were transferred from the Army of the James to Ninth Corps, Army of the Potomac in late November 1864. (Need source)

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Third Division | IX Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army14,15,16

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel George W. Frederick (January 31 & February 28, 1865)17
  • 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.18

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Third Division | IX Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army19,20,21

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel George W. Frederick (March 31, 1865)22
  • Unit Strength:
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  • Note: This unit is listed in the casualty returns for the Battle of Fort Stedman, March 25, 1865, implying it was present during the battle.23

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles24:

  • Left State for Bermuda Hundred, Va., September 17.
  • Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond, Va., September, 1864, to April, 1865.
  • Duty in the Defenses of Bermuda Hundred, Va., until November 27, 1864.
  • Joined Army Potomac before Petersburg.
  • Movement in support of Weldon Railroad Expedition December 7-11.
  • Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run, February 5-7, 1865.
  • Fort Stedman March 25.
  • Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2.
  • Pursuit of Lee April 3-9.
  • At Nottaway C. H. April 9-20.

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. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    9. 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 468: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    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 468: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    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 1122: “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 1122: “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 332: “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 746: “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 1 (Serial Number 96), page 68: “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)”
    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 332: “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 1 (Serial Number 96), page 68: “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)”
    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 574: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 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 96), page 70: “Return of Casualties in the Union forces at Fort Stedman… (March 25, 1865)”
    21. 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 590: “Return of casualties in the Union Forces commanded by Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, March 29-April 9, 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 95), page 574: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 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 96), page 70: “Return of Casualties in the Union forces at Fort Stedman… (March 25, 1865)”
    24. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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