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Muster In: Organized by direction of the President May 4, 1861, and confirmed July 29, 1861, by Act of Congress.1
Muster Out: Unit existed after the Civil War.2

Commander(s):
Captain Joseph D. Carney
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Captain John P. Wales
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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 Army3,4

Second Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Second Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army6,7

Third Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Second Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army10,11

  • Commander: Captain John P. Wales (July 31, 1864)12
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Second Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army13,14

  • Commander: Captain John P. Wales (August 31, 1864)15
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Second Division | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army16,17

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The 17th United States was ordered to New York October 13, 1864, and duty at Fort Lafayette, New York Harbor, until October, 1865.18

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Was no longer at the Siege of Petersburg.19

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Was no longer at the Siege of Petersburg.20

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Was no longer at the Siege of Petersburg.21

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Was no longer at the Siege of Petersburg.22

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles23:

  • Before Petersburg June 16-18.
  • Siege of Petersburg June 16-October 13.
  • Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30 (Reserve).
  • Weldon Railroad August 18-21.
  • Poplar Springs Church, Peeble’s Farm, September 29-October 2.
  • Ordered to New York October 13, 1864, and duty at Fort Lafayette, New York Harbor, until October, 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. 224
      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. 546
      5. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 17th United States Entry, Page 5; 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 had two battalions.  They first battalion had 75 Springfield Rifles.  The second battalion had 120 Springfield Rifles.
      6. 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. 224
      7. 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. 546
      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. 546
      9. Volume 13 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 17th United States Entry, Page 5; 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 had two battalions.  They first battalion had 75 Springfield Rifles.  The second battalion had 120 Springfield Rifles.
      10. 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 255
      11. 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 732
      12. 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 732
      13. 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 615: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
      14. 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 123: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (August 1864)”
      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 615: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
      16. 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.
      17. 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 140: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (September-October 1864)”
      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. 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)

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