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Muster In: Organized at Quincy, Ill., April 24, 1864.1
Muster Out: Mustered out November 6, 1865.2

Commander(s):
Colonel Clark E. Royce (of the 6th USCT)
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Lieutenant Colonel John A. Bross
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Lieutenant Colonel Frederick E. Camp (of the 29th CT AD)
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Lieutenant Colonel Charles J. Wright (of the 27th USCT)
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Major T. Jefferson Brown
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Captain Robert Porter
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First Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.3

Second Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Fourth Division | IX Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army4,5

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel John A. Bross (June 30, 1864)6
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: Springfield Rifles (.58 caliber) (June 30, 1864)7
  • Note: The 29th USCT arrived at the Siege of Petersburg on June 19, 1864.8

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Fourth Division | IX Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army9,10

  • Commander: Major T. Jefferson Brown (July 31, 1864)11
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Fourth Division | IX Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army12

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Charles J. Wright  (of the 27th USCT)(August 31, 1864)13
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The 29th USCT had only six (6) companies at this time.14

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Third Division | IX Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army15

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Third Division | IX Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army16,17

  • Commander: Captain Robert Porter (October 31, 1864)18
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The 29th USCT consisted of seven (7) companies at this time.19

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

Second Brigade | Third Division | IX Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army (November 1-December 3, 1864?)20

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

  • Commander: Major T. Jefferson Brown (December 31, 1864)22
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • 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.
  • Note: This regiment and the other USCT regiments which made up the Third Division, Ninth Corps, Army of the Potomac were transferred from the Army of the Potomac to the Army of the James in late November or early December 1864. (Need source)

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Second Division | XXV Corps | Army of the James | Union Army23,24

  • Commander:
    • Colonel Clark E. Royce (of the 6th USCT)(January 31, 1865)25
    • Lieutenant Colonel Frederick E. Camp (of the 29th CT AD)(February 28, 1865)26
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Second Division | XXV Corps | Army of the James | Union Army27,28

  • Commander: Colonel Clark E. Royce (March 31, 1865)29
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles30:

  • Duty at Alexandria, Va., until June 15, 1864.
  • Moved to White House, Va., thence to Petersburg, Va.
  • Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 19, 1864, to April 3, 1865.
  • Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864.
  • Weldon Railroad August 18-21.
  • Poplar Grove Church September 29-30, and October 1.
  • Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run, October 27-28.
  • On the Bermuda Hundred front and before Richmond until April, 1865.
  • Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.

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. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      4. 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. 231
      5. 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. 550
      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. 550
      7. Volume 14 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 29th United States Colored Troops Entry, Page 94; 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.
      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 261
      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 735
      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 735
      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 617: “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 617: “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 2 (Serial Number 88), page 617: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
      15. 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.
      16. 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 463: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
      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 159: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces…Boydton Plank Road, Va., October 27-28, 1864”
      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 463: “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 3 (Serial Number 89), page 463: “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 1126: “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 1126: “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 337: “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 750: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
      25. 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 337: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
      26. 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 750: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
      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 580: “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. 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 580: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
      30. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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