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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 Milton Cogswell
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Lieutenant Hanson E. Weaver
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Lieutenant Samuel P. Ferris
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Commander 4
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Provost Guard | IX Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army3,4

Second Offensive Order of Battle: Provost Guard | IX Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army7,8

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Provost Guard | IX Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army12,13

  • Commander: Captain Milton Cogswell (July 31, 1864)14
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Provost Guard | IX Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army15

  • Commander: Lieutenant Hanson E. Weaver (August 31, 1864)16
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Provost Guard | IX Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army17

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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Second Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army18,19

  • Commander: Lieutenant Samuel P. Ferris (October 31, 1864)20
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  • Note: On what day did the 8th United States transfer from IX Corps to V Corps?  Source needed.

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Second Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army (November 1-2, 1864)21

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  • Note: Moved to Buffalo, N.Y., November 2, thence to Baltimore, Md., November 22, and duty there until August, 1865.22

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer at the Siege of Petersburg.23

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer at the Siege of Petersburg.24

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles25:

  • Before Petersburg June 16-18.
  • Siege of Petersburg June 16-November 2.
  • Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30.
  • Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run, October 27-28.
  • Moved to Buffalo, N.Y., November 2, thence to Baltimore, Md., November 22, and duty there until August, 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), p. 228
      4. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), p. 549
      5. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 8th United States Entry, Page 2; 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.: These six companies had 183 Springfield Rifles and 1 Enfield Rifle.
      6. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 8th United States Entry, Page 2; 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.: These two companies had 64 Colt’s Revolving Rifles.
      7. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), p. 228
      8. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), p. 549
      9. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), p. 549
      10. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 8th United States Entry, Page 2; 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.: These six companies had 183 Springfield Rifles and 1 Enfield Rifle.
      11. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 8th United States Entry, Page 2; 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.: These two companies had 64 Colt’s Revolving Rifles.
      12. 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 259
      13. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 3 (Serial Number 82), page 734
      14. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 3 (Serial Number 82), page 734
      15. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 2 (Serial Number 88), page 616: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
      16. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 2 (Serial Number 88), page 616: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
      17. 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. 1301.
      18. 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 461: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
      19. 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”
      20. 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 461: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
      21. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      22. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      23. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      24. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      25. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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