62nd Ohio Infantry

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Muster In: Organized at Zanesville, McConnellsville and Somerton, Ohio, September 17 to December 24, 1861.1
Muster Out: Consolidated with 67th Ohio Infantry September 1, 1865. Mustered out December 7, 1865.2

Commander(s):
Colonel Francis B. Pond
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Lieutenant Colonel Samuel B. Taylor
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Lieutenant Colonel Henry R. West
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Major Thomas J. Platt
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Captain John C. Edwards
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First Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | First Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army4,5

Second Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | First Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army7,8

Third Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | First Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army11,12

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Samuel B. Taylor (July 31, 1864)13
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | First Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army14,15

  • Commander: Colonel Francis B. Pond (August 31, 1864)16
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | First Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army17,18,19,20

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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | First Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army21,22

  • Commander: Colonel Francis B. Pond (October 31, 1864)23
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

First Brigade | First Division | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army (November 1-December 3, 1864)24

First Brigade | First Division | XXIV Corps | Army of the James | Union Army (December 3-31, 1864)25

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Henry R. West (December 31, 1864)26
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  • 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 | First Division | XXIV Corps | Army of the James | Union Army27,28

  • Commander:
    • Major Thomas J. Platt (January 31, 1865)29
    • Captain John C. Edwards (February 28, 1865)30
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: First Brigade | First Division | XXIV Corps | Army of the James | Union Army31,32

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Henry R. West (March 31, 1865)33
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles34:

  • Port Walthal and on the Bermuda Hundred front June 16-17.
  • Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
  • Demonstration north of the James at Deep Bottom, August 13-20, 1864.
  • Strawberry Plains August 14-18.
  • New Market Heights, Chaffin’s Farm, September 29-October 1.
  • Darbytown Road October 7 and 13.
  • Battle of Fair Oaks October 27-28.
  • Duty in trenches north of the James before Richmond Hill March, 1865.
  • Moved to Hatcher’s Run March 27-28.
  • Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
  • 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. Robertson, Charles. (2001). History of Morgan County, Ohio: With Portraits and Biographical Sketches of Some of its Pioneers and Prominent Men. Higginson Book Co., in between pp. 260 and 261. This book was published in 1886, so the image is in the public domain and may be used freely.  If you found the image here, I’d simply ask that you provide a link back to this page in your citation.
    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. 233
    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. 553
    6. Volume 14 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 62nd Ohio Entry, Page 24; 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. 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. 233
    8. 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. 553
    9. 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. 553
    10. Volume 14 (Ordnance Returns for the Second Quarter, April-June, 1864); 62nd Ohio Entry, Page 24; 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.
    11. 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 263
    12. 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 738
    13. 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 738
    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 619: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
    15. 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 119: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (August 1864)”
    16. 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 619: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
    17. 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. 1303.
    18. 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 133: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (September-October 1864)”
    19. 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 144: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (September-October 1864)”
    20. 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 146: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (September-October 1864)”
    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 465: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    22. 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 148: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces…Fair Oaks and Darbytown Road, Va., October 27-28, 1864”
    23. 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 465: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    24.  A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    25. 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 1124: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
    26. 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 1124: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
    27. 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 334: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
    28. 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 748: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
    29. 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 334: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
    30. 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 748: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
    31. 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 577: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
    32. 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 594: “Return of casualties in the Union Forces commanded by Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, March 29-April 9, 1865”
    33. 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 577: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
    34. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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