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Muster In: Organized at Wheeling, W. Va., August-October, 1862.1
Muster Out: June 14, 1865.2

Commander(s):
Lieutenant Colonel John W. Holliday
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Major Fenelon Howes
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Commander 3
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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:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.9

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.10

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

Third Brigade | First Division | Army of West Virginia | Union Army (December 1-24, 1864)11

Third Brigade | Independent Division | XXIV Corps | Army of the James | Union Army (December 24-31, 1864)12

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel John W. Holliday (December 31, 1864)13
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: Moved to Washington, D.C., thence to Bermuda Hundred, Va., December 19-23.14
  • Note: The 1st Division, Army of West Virginia was temporarily attached to the XXIV Corps, Army of the James on December 24, 1865.15

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Independent Division | XXIV Corps | Army of the James | Union Army16,17

  • Commander:
    • Major Fenelon Howes (January 31, 1865)18
    • Lieutenant Colonel John W. Holliday (February 28, 1865)19
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Third Brigade | Independent Division | XXIV Corps | Army of the James | Union Army20,21

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel John W. Holliday (March 31, 1865)22
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

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

  • Moved to Washington, D.C., thence to Bermuda Hundred, Va., December 19-23.
  • Duty in the trenches before Richmond, Va., until March, 1865.
  • Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
  • Moved to front of Petersburg March 28-29.
  • Hatcher’s Run March 30-31 and April 1.
  • Fall of Petersburg April 2.
  • Pursuit of Lee April 3-9.
  • Rice’s Station April 6.
  • Appomattox Court House April 9.
  • Surrender of Lee and his army.

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); 15th West Virginia Entry, Page 70; 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); 15th West Virginia Entry, Page 70; 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. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    10. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    11.  A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    12. 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)
    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 1125: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
    14.  A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    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 1125: “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 336: “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 749: “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 336: “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 749: “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 579: “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 595: “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 579: “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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