Union Forces Battle of Fair Oaks and Darbytown Rd, Virginia 27-28 October 18641 X Corps: Bvt. Major General A.H.Terry 1st Division: Brigadier General A.Ames 1st Brigade: Colonel A.C.Voris 39th Illinois Infantry Regiment 62nd Ohio Infantry Regiment 67th Ohio Infantry Regiment 85th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment 2nd Brigade: Colonel J.C.Abbott 6th Connecticut Infantry Regiment 7th Connecticut Infantry Regiment 3rd New Hampshire Infantry Regiment 7th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment 16th New York Heavy Artillery (7 cos) 3rd Brigade: Colonel H.M.Plaisted 10th Connecticut Infantry Regiment 11th Maine Infantry Regiment 24th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment 100th New York Infantry Regiment 2nd Division: Brigadier General R.S.Foster 1st Brigade: Colonel N.M.Curtis 3rd New York Infantry Regiment 112th New York Infantry Regiment 117th New York Infantry Regiment 142nd Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment Infantry Regiment 2nd Brigade: Colonel G.Pennypacker 47th New York Infantry Regiment 76th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment 97th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment 203rd Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment 3rd Brigade: Colonel L. Bell 13th Indiana Infantry Regiment (3 cos) 9th Maine Infantry Regiment 115th New York Infantry Regiment 3rd Division: Brigadier General J.R.Hawley 1st Brigade: Colonel J.Shaw, Jr. 7th U.S.Colored Troops 9th U.S.Colored Troops 41st U.S.Colored Troops 2nd Brigade: Colonel U. Doubleday 29th Connecticut Infantry Regiment 8th U.S.Colored Troops 45th U.S.Colored Troops Artillery Brigade: Lt. Col. R.H.Jackson 1st U.S. Artilley, Battery C 1st U.S. Artilley, Battery D Cavalry: 1st & 3rd Bn/4th Massachusetts Cavalry XVIII Corps: Bvt. Major General G.Weitzel HQ: 8th Connecticut Infantry Regiment 1st Division: Brigadier General G.Marston HQ: Sharpshooters Pioneers 1st Brigade: Lt. Colonel J.B.Raulston 13th New Hampshire Infantry Regiment 81st New York Infantry Regiment 98th New York Infantry Regiment 139th New York Infantry Regiment 2nd Brigade: Colonel E.M.Cullen 5th Maryland Infantry Regiment Det/92nd New York Infantry Regiment 96th New York Infantry Regiment 118th New York Infantry Regiment 3rd Brigade: Lt. Colonel J.N.Patterson 21st Connecticut Infantry Regiment 40th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment 2nd New Hampshire Infantry Regiment 58th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment 188th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment 2nd Division: Brigadier General C. A. Heckman 2nd Brigade: Colonel E.H.Ripley 8th Maine Infantry Regiment 9th Vermont Infantry Regiment 3rd Brigade: Colonel H.S.Fairchild 89th New York Infantry Regiment 148th New York Infantry Regiment G/2nd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery 19th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment 3rd Division: Brigadier General 1st Brigade: Colonel J.H.Holman (Lt Col. A.G.Chamberlain) 1st U.S. Colored Troops 22nd U.S. Colored Troops 37th U.S. Colored Troops 2nd Brigade: Colonel A.G.Draper 5th U.S. Colored Troops 36th U.S. Colored Troops 38th U.S. Colored Troops Unattached: 2nd U.S. Colored Cavalry Regiment (dismounted) Artillery: New York Light Artillery, 16th Battery 1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery, Battery A Cavalry Division: Colonel R.M.West 1st Brigade: Colonel G.W.Lewis 3rd New York Cavalry Regiment 5th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment 2nd Brigade: Colonel S.P.Spear 1st District of Columbia Cavalry Regiment (l bn) 11th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment 3rd Brigade: Colonel A.W.Evans 1st Maryland Cavalry Regiment 1st New York Mounted Rifle Regiment Artillery: Lt. D.L.Noggel Wisconsin Light Artillery, 4th Battery (l section) 1st U.S. Artillery, Battery B
(Order of Battle From the George Nafziger Collection)2
- U.S. War Department, The War of the Succession, A Compilation of
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Government
Printing Office; Washington D.C. 1880-1901 ↩
- George Nafziger Order of Battle Collection ↩
I was checking out the order of battle for the sixth offensive battle of Darbytown Road. My ancestors served in the 142nd NYIV. Their unit was in the X corps, 2nd Division, 1st Brigade under Col. N. M. Curtis. Their unit is mistakenly labeled as the 142nd Pennsylvania on the list.
My 3rd great grandfather, First Sgt. David Hutchinson of Co. K, was killed in the assault on the defenses at Darbytown Road on October 27th or 28th.
His cousin, Johnston Hutchinson, who served in the same company, suffered a gunshot wound to the right thigh in the assault on the Petersburg defenses, battle of Harrison’s Creek, on June 18th, 1864. He was taken to General Hospital Chesapeake at Fortress Monroe, and lingered there until he died on the 18th of August, 1864. He’s buried in Hampton National Cemetery, Hampton, VA.
Any new information regarding the 6th offensive?
Check out the new book Richmond Must Fall: The Richmond-Petersburg Campaign, October 1864. It covers this battle in detail.