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Muster In: Organized at Brattleboro and mustered in July 9, 1862.1
Muster Out: Mustered out December 1, 1865.2

Commander(s):
Colonel Edward H. Ripley
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Lieutenant Colonel Valentine G. Barney
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Captain Herman Seligson
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First Offensive Order of Battle:

Second Offensive Order of Battle:

Third Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.7

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.8

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Second Division | XVIII Corps | Army of the James | Union Army9,10

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: Moved to Bermuda Hundred September 13-15.11
  • Note: A detail of approximately one company in strength remained with Colonel Joseph Potter’s Provisional Brigade, Eighteenth Corps, Army of the James throughout the Fifth Offensive.12

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Second Division | XVIII Corps | Army of the James | Union Army13,14

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Valentine G. Barney (October 31, 1864)15
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: One company of the 9th Vermont under Lieutenant Erastus W. Jewett served with the Provisional Brigade, Provisional Division, Army of the James.16

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

Second Brigade | Second Division | XVIII Corps | Army of the James | Union Army (November 1-December 3, 1864)17

Second Brigade | Third Division | XXIV Corps | Army of the James | Union Army (December 3-31, 1864)18

  • Commander: Colonel Edward H. Ripley (December 31, 1864)19
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: Detached for duty at New York City November 2-17 during presidential election of 1864.20
  • 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: Second Brigade | Third Division | XXIV Corps | Army of the James | Union Army21,22

  • Commander:
    • Captain Herman Seligson (January 31, 1865)23
    • Lieutenant Colonel Valentine G. Barney (February 28, 1865)24
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Second Brigade | Third Division | XXIV Corps | Army of the James | Union Army25,26

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Valentine G. Barney (March 31, 1865)27
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles28:

  • Moved to Bermuda Hundred September 13-15.
  • Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond September 15, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
  • Duty at Bailey’s Cross Roads September 20-26, 1864.
  • (A Detachment in Fort Dutton, Bermuda Hundred front, September 27 to November 28, 1864.)
  • Battle of Chaffin’s Farm and Fort Harrison September 28-30.
  • Battle of Fair Oaks October 27-28.
  • Detached for duty at New York City November 2-17 during presidential election of 1864.
  • Duty in trenches before Richmond until April, 1865.
  • Occupation of Richmond April 3. Provost duty there until August.

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. Volume 14 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 9th Vermont Entry, Page 67; 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.
    5. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    6. Volume 14 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 9th Vermont Entry, Page 67; 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.
    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. 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.
    10. 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 135: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (September-October 1864)”
    11. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    12. 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.
    13. 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)”
    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 151: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces…Fair Oaks and Darbytown Road, Va., October 27-28, 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 466: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    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 468: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    17.  A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    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 1125: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 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 1125: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 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 XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 335: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
    22. 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 749: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
    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 335: “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 749: “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 1 (Serial Number 95), page 578: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
    26. 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 595: “Return of casualties in the Union Forces commanded by Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, March 29-April 9, 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 578: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
    28. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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