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

Commander(s):
Captain Joseph B. Collins
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Commander 2
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Second Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army3

Second Offensive Order of Battle:

First Brigade | Second Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army (June 19-22, 1864)5

Escort | Union Army (Stationed at City Point, Va.)(June 22-30, 1864)6

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  • Weapons: Springfield Rifles (.58 caliber) (June 30, 1864)7
  • Note: Ordered to City Point, Va., June 22, and assigned to duty at headquarters of the army under Gen. Grant until April, 1865.8

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Escort | Union Army (Stationed at City Point, Va.)9

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  • Note: Stationed at City Point, VA | Headquarters | Union Army10

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Escort | Union Army (Stationed at City Point, Va.)11

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  • Note: Stationed at City Point, VA | Headquarters | Union Army12

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Escort | Union Army (Stationed at City Point, Va.)13,14

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  • Note: Stationed at City Point, VA | Headquarters | Union Army15

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Stationed at City Point, VA | Headquarters | Union Army16

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  • Note: Stationed at City Point, VA | Headquarters | Union Army17

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Stationed at City Point, VA | Headquarters | Union Army18

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  • Note: Stationed at City Point, VA | Headquarters | Union Army19

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Stationed at City Point, VA | Headquarters | Union Army20

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  • Note: Stationed at City Point, VA | Headquarters | Union Army21

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Headquarters Guard | Union Army (Stationed at City Point, Va.)22,23,24

  • Commander: Captain Joseph B. Collins (March 31, 1865)25
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  • Note: Stationed at City Point, VA | Headquarters | Union Army26

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles27:

  • Before Petersburg June 16-18.
  • Ordered to City Point, Va., June 22, and assigned to duty at headquarters of the army under Gen. Grant until April, 1865.
  • Fall of Petersburg April 2, 1865.
  • Duty at Richmond, Va., until July, 1865.

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. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), page 224
      4. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 4th United States Entry, Page 1; Summary Statements of Quarterly Returns of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores on Hand in Regular and Volunteer Army Organizations, 1862-1867, 1870-1876. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1281, Roll 7); Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, 1797-1969, Record Group 156; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.: The unit did have a small number of Enfield Rifles scattered in a few companies.  Totals are 123 Springfield Rifles and 15 Enfield Rifles.
      5. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), page 224
      6. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      7. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 4th United States Entry, Page 1; Summary Statements of Quarterly Returns of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores on Hand in Regular and Volunteer Army Organizations, 1862-1867, 1870-1876. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1281, Roll 7); Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, 1797-1969, Record Group 156; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.: The unit did have a small number of Enfield Rifles scattered in a few companies.  Totals are 123 Springfield Rifles and 15 Enfield Rifles.
      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 XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), page 250
      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)
      12. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      13. 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. 1297.
      14. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      15. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      16. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      17. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      18. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      19. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      20. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      21. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      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 564: “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 95), page 581: “Return of casualties in the Union Forces commanded by Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, March 29-April 9, 1865”
      24. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      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 564: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
      26. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      27. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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