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Muster In: Organized at Fort Monroe, Va., December 22, 1863.1
Muster Out: Mustered out February 12, 1866.2

Commander(s):
Colonel George W. Cole
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Captain Robert Dollard
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Captain Edward P. Wilson
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Third Division | XVIII Corps | Army of the James | Union Army3,4

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Third Division | XVIII Corps | Army of the James | Union Army5,6

  • Commander: Colonel George W. Cole (June 30, 1864)7
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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Third Division | XVIII Corps | Army of the James | Union8,9

  • Commander: Colonel George W. Cole (July 31, 1864)10
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Unattached | XVIII Corps | Army of the James | Union Army11

  • Commander: Colonel George W. Cole (August 31, 1864)12
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  • Note: The 2nd US Colored Cavalry (dismounted) was stationed at Deep Bottom, Va. during this time.13

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Unattached | Third Division | XVIII Corps | Army of the James | Union Army14,15

  • Commander: Captain Robert Dollard (September 29, 1864)16
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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Unattached | Third Division | XVIII Corps | Army of the James | Union Army17,18

  • Commander: Colonel George W. Cole (October 31, 1864)19
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

Unattached | Third Division | XVIII Corps | Army of the James | Union Army (November 1-December 3, 1864)20

Unassigned | Third Division | XXV Corps | Army of the James | Union Army (December 3-31, 1864)21

  • Commander: Captain Edward P. Wilson (December 31, 1864)22
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  • Note: On December 3, 1864, the X Corps and XVIII Corps of the Army of the James were reorganized into the XXIV Corps and the XXV Corps.

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Unassigned | First Division | XXV Corps | Army of the James | Union Army (January 1-February 18, 1865)23

  • Commander: Captain Edward P. Wilson (January 31, 1865)24
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  • Note: Ordered to Norfolk February 18.25
  • Note: At some point, apparently in December and probably due to the First Fort Fisher Expedition, the First and Third divisions of the XXV Corps switched places.  The old First Division under Brigadier General Charles A. Paine became the new Third Division and was mostly sent on the First Fort Fisher Expedition.  The old Third Division, under Brigadier General Edward A. Wild, became the new First Division and remained at the Siege of Petersburg.

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer present at the Siege of Petersburg.26
  • Note: The 2nd USC Cavalry is listed in the March 31 order of battle in the Official Records, but what is not noted is that this unit was absent in Norfolk, Virginia during March-April 1865.27,28

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles29:

  • Richmond Campaign June 13-July 31.
  • Baylor’s Farm June 15.
  • Assaults on Petersburg June 16-19.
  • Siege of Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to February 18, 1865.
  • Duty before Petersburg until July, 1864.
  • Moved to Deep Bottom July 25.
  • Action at Deep Bottom July 27-28.
  • Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18.
  • Actions at Deep Bottom September 2 and 6.
  • Chaffin’s Farm September 29-30.
  • Darbytown Road October 7.
  • Battle of Fair Oaks, Darbytown Road October 27-28.
  • Near Richmond October 28-29.
  • Duty in trenches north of James River until February, 1865.
  • Ordered to Norfolk February 18.
  • Duty in District of Eastern Virginia at Norfolk, Suffolk, etc., until May.

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. 237
    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. 555
    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), p. 237
    6. 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. 555
    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. 555
    8. 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 266
    9. 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 740
    10. 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 740
    11. 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 622: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
    12. 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 622: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
    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 622: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
    14. 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.
    15. 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 136: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (September-October 1864)”
    16. Field, Ron. Combat 2: Union Infantrymen Versus Confederate Infantrymen: Eastern Theater 1861-65 (Osprey: 2013), p. 61
    17. 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 467: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    18. 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 151: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces…Fair Oaks and Darbytown Road, Va., October 27-28, 1864”
    19. 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 467: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    20. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    21. 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 1127: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
    22. 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 1127: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
    23. 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 336: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
    24. 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 336: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
    25. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    26. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    27. 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 579: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
    28. 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 596: “Return of casualties in the Union Forces commanded by Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, March 29-April 9, 1865”
    29. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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