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Note: Only Company C of the 2nd United States was present at the Siege of Petersburg.  They served as the provost guard of the Second Division, Fifth Corps, Army of the Potomac from probably June-October 1864.  More research is needed to find exact sources.

Muster In: Unit existed prior to the Civil War.1
Muster Out: Unit existed after the Civil War.2

Commander(s):
Commander 1
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Commander 2
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Provost Guard | Second Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army (need a source)

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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Provost Guard | Second Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army (need a source)

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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Provost Guard | Second Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army (need a source)

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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Provost Guard | Second Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army (need a source)

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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Provost Guard | Second Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army3

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  • Note: Moved to Newport Barracks, Ky., October, 1864, and duty there until October, 1865.4

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Provost Guard | Second Division | Fifth Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army5

  • Commander: Captain Joshua S. Fletcher, Jr. (October 27-28, 1864)6
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  • Note: Only Co. C of the 2nd United States Infantry was still serving as Provost Guard.  The rest of the regiment had left the Siege of Petersburg.7

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer present at the Siege of Petersburg.8

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer present at the Siege of Petersburg.9

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer present at the Siege of Petersburg.10

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles11:

  • Before Petersburg June 16-18.
  • Siege of Petersburg June 16 to October, 1864.
  • Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30 (Reserve).
  • Weldon Railroad August 18-21.
  • Poplar Springs Church, Peeble’s Farm, September 29-October 2.
  • Moved to Newport Barracks, Ky., October, 1864, and duty there until October, 1865.
  • Company C remained at the Siege of Petersburg.
  • Boydton Plank Road, October 27-28 (Co. C)

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. 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.
      4. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      5. 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 156: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces…Boydton Plank Road, Va., October 27-28, 1864”
      6. 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 156: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces…Boydton Plank Road, Va., October 27-28, 1864”
      7. 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 156: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces…Boydton Plank Road, Va., October 27-28, 1864”
      8. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      9. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      10. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      11.  A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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