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Muster In: Organized at Pittsburg September 16, 1864.1
Muster Out: Mustered out June 2, 1865.2

Commander(s):
Colonel James H. Trimble
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Lieutenant Colonel Levi A. Dodd
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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: Moved to Bermuda Hundred, Va., September 22, 1864.8,9

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Provisional Brigade | Provisional Division | Army of the James | Union Army10

  • Commander: Colonel James H. Trimble (October 31, 1864)11
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

Provisional Brigade | Provisional Division | Army of the James | Union Army (November 1-?, 1864)12

Second Brigade | Third Division | IX Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army (November ?-December 31, 1864)13

  • Commander: Colonel James H. Trimble (December 31, 1864)14
  • 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: Second Brigade | Third Division | IX Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army15,16,17

  • Commander:
    • Colonel James H. Trimble (January 31, 1865)18
    • Lieutenant Colonel Levi A. Dodd (February 28, 1865)19
  • 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.20

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Third Division | IX Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army21,22,23

  • Commander: Colonel Levi A. Dodd (March 31, 1865)24
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • 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.25

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles26:

  • Moved to Bermuda Hundred, Va., September 1864.
  • Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond, Va., September, 1864, to April, 1865.
  • Duty in the Defenses of Bermuda Hundred, Va., until November, 1864.
  • Joined Army of the Potomac before Petersburg November 28.
  • Movement in support of Weldon Railroad Expedition December 7-11.
  • Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run, February 5-7, 1865.
  • Fort Stedman March 25.
  • Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
  • Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2.
  • Pursuit of Lee April 3-9.
  • At Nottaway C. H. until April 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. Miller, Myron M. The Soul of a Soldier: The True Story of a Mounted Pioneer in the Civil WarXlibris Corporation(2011), p. 133: “I take the earliest opportunity to write again. I wrote you last at Washington and now we are camped in Virginia, about two miles in the rear of Bermuda Hundred, or in other words, two miles from the James River, where Butler made the Rebels skiddadel last May. Butler’s whole force lays in sight of our camp. We all saw the old general last Saturday evening (September 24, 1864) passing by. He is a good-looking man and a brave man, I think from his appearance. We left Camp Reynolds last Saturday evening (September 17, 1864) a week ago and arrived this place Thursday evening (September 22, 1864) dusk. We lay on the ground the first night.”
    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. 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)”
    12. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    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 XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 1122: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
    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 332: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 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 746: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
    17. 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)”
    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 332: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
    19. 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)
    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 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)”
    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 574: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 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 71: “Return of Casualties in the Union forces at Fort Stedman… (March 25, 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 590: “Return of casualties in the Union Forces commanded by Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, March 29-April 9, 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 574: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 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 96), page 71: “Return of Casualties in the Union forces at Fort Stedman… (March 25, 1865)”
    26. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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