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Muster In: Organized at Camp Nelson, Ky., June 6 to July 12, 1864.1
Muster Out: Mustered out at Louisville, Ky., January 17, 1867.2

Commander(s):
Colonel William W. Woodward
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Lieutenant Colonel George H. Laird
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Unit not yet in existence.3

Second Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Unit not yet in existence.4

Third Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Unit not yet in existence.5

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Unit not yet at Petersburg.6

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: City Point, Va. (September 27-October 13, 1864)

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: Ordered to join Army of the James in Virginia, reporting to General Butler September 27, 1864.7

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

City Point, Va. (October 14-15, 1864)8

Unattached | Third Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army (October 16-31, 1864)9

  • Commander: Colonel William W. Woodward (October 31, 1864)10
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The 116th United States Colored Troops does not appear to have participated in the Battle of Fair Oaks and Darbytown Road based on the Union casualty returns for that battle.11

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

Unattached | Third Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army (November 1-?, 1864)12

First Brigade | Third Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army (November ?-December 3, 1864)13

First Brigade | Second Division | XXV Corps | Army of the James | Union Army (December 3-31, 1864)14

  • Commander: Colonel William W. Woodward (December 31, 1864)15
  • 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.

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Second Division | XXV Corps | Army of the James | Union Army16,17

  • Commander: Colonel William W. Woodward (January 31 & February 28, 1865)18,19
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | Second Division | XXV Corps | Army of the James | Union Army20,21

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel George H. Laird (March 31, 1865)22
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

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

  • Ordered to join Army of the James in Virginia, reporting to General Butler September 27.
  • Duty at City Point, Va., until October.
  • Moved to Deep Bottom October 23.
  • Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond October 23, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
  • Operations on north side of the James River before Richmond October 27-28, 1864.
  • Fatigue duty at Deep Bottom, Dutch Gap and in trenches before Richmond until March, 1865.
  • Moved to Hatcher’s Run March 27-28.
  • Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
  • Boydton Road, Hatcher’s Run, March 29-31.
  • Fall of Petersburg April 2.

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. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    5. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    6. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    7. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    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 XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 466: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    10. 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 466: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    11. 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 150: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces…Fair Oaks and Darbytown Road, Va., October 27-28, 1864”
    12. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    13. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    14. 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)
    15. 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)
    16. 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)
    17. 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)
    18. 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)
    19. 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)
    20. 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)
    21. 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”
    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 580: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
    23. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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