Second Petersburg Union order of battle

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The following Union Army units and commanders fought in the Second Battle of Petersburg (June 15-18, 1864) of the American Civil War. The Confederate order of battle is listed separately.

Abbreviations used[edit]

Military Rank[edit]


General in Chief[edit]

LTG Ulysses S. Grant, commanding general, U.S. armies

Army of the James[edit]

MG Benjamin F. Butler

Headquarters units[edit]

Naval Brigade
BG Charles K. Graham

Siege Artillery
Col Henry L. Abbot

X Corps[edit]

BG Alfred H. Terry

Division Brigade Regiments and Others

2nd Division
BG Adelbert Ames

1st Brigade

Col Newton Martin Curtis

  • 3rd New York
  • 112th New York
  • 117th New York
  • 142nd New York
2nd Brigade

Col William B. Barton

  • 47th New York
  • 48th New York
  • 115th New York
  • 76th Pennsylvania
3rd Brigade

Col Louis Bell

Artillery Brigade

  • 5th Battery, New Jersey Artillery
  • Battery D, 1st U.S. Artillery
  • Battery E, 3rd U.S. Artillery
  • Battery D, 4th U.S. Artillery

XVIII Corps[edit]

MG William F. Smith

Division Brigade Regiments and Others

First Division
BG William T. H. Brooks
BG Gilman Marston

1st Brigade

BG Gilman Marston
Col Edgar M. Cullen

  • 81st New York
  • 96th New York
  • 98th New York
  • 139th New York
2nd Brigade

BG Hiram Burnham

3rd Brigade

Col Guy V. Henry

  • 21st Connecticut
  • 40th Massachusetts
  • 92nd New York
  • 58th Pennsylvania
  • 188th Pennsylvania
Artillery Brigade

Cpt Samuel S. Elder

  • Battery B, 1st United States
  • Battery L, 4th United States
  • Battery A, 5th United States

Second Division
BG John H. Martindale

1st Brigade

BG George J. Stannard

  • 23rd Massachusetts
  • 25th Massachusetts
  • 27th Massachusetts
  • 9th New Jersey
  • 10th New York Heavy Artillery
  • 55th Pennsylvania
2nd Brigade

Col Griffin A. Stedman, Jr.

3rd Brigade

Col Augustus A. Gibson

  • 5th Maryland
  • 2nd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery

Third Division
BG Edward W. Hinks

1st Brigade

BG Edward A. Wild

  • 5th Massachusetts Colored Cavalry
  • 1st U.S.C.T. Cavalry (dismounted)
  • 1st U.S.C.T.
  • 10th U.S.C.T.
2nd Brigade

Col Samuel A. Duncan

  • 2nd U.S.C.T. Cavalry (dismounted)
  • 4th U.S.C.T.
  • 5th U.S.C.T.
  • 6th U.S.C.T.
  • 22nd U.S.C.T.
3rd Brigade

Col John Henry Holman

  • 1st U.S.C.T.
  • 5th Massachusetts Cavalry


Division Brigade Regiments and Others

Cavalry Division
BG August V. Kautz

1st Brigade

Col Simon H. Mix (k) June 15
Col Robert M. West

  • 3rd New York Cavalry
  • 5th Pennsylvania Cavalry
2nd Brigade

Col Samuel P. Spear

  • 1st District of Columbia Cavalry
  • 11th Pennsylvania Cavalry
Artillery Brigade

  • 1st Section, 4th Wisconsin Battery
  • 2nd Section, 4th Wisconsin Battery

Army of the Potomac[edit]

MG George Meade

Headquarters units[edit]

Provost Guard
BG Marsena R. Patrick

  • 1st Massachusetts Cavalry, Companies C & D
  • 80th New York
  • 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry
  • 68th Pennsylvania
  • 114th Pennsylvania

BG Henry J. Hunt

Volunteer Engineer Brigade
BG Henry W. Benham

  • 15th New York Engineers
  • 50th New York Engineers
  • Battalion U.S. Engineers

II Corps[edit]

MG Winfield S. Hancock relinquished command June 18
MG David B. Birney

  • 1st Vermont Cavalry, Company M
Division Brigade Regiments and Others

First Division
BG Francis C. Barlow

1st Brigade

Col Nelson A. Miles

2nd Brigade
(Irish Brigade)

Col Patrick Kelly (k) June 16
Cpt Richard Moroney[1]

3rd Brigade

Col Clinton D. MacDougall

4th Brigade

Col James A. Beaver (w) June 16
Ltc John Hastings

Second Division
BG John Gibbon

1st Brigade

BG Byron R. Pierce (w) June 18

2nd Brigade
(Philadelphia Brigade)

Col John Fraser

3rd Brigade

Col Thomas A. Smyth

4th Brigade

Col John Ramsey (w) June 16
Col James Patrick McIvor

Third Division
MG David B. Birney
BG Gershom Mott

1st Brigade

Col Thomas W. Egan (w) June 16
Col Henry J. Madill

2nd Brigade

Col Thomas R. Tannatt June 16
Maj Levi P. Duff June 16
Maj John Willian June 16
Col Robert McAllister

3rd Brigade

BG Gershom Mott June 18
Col Daniel Chaplin

  • 1st Maine Heavy Artillery
  • 16th Massachusetts
  • 5th New Jersey
  • 6th New Jersey
  • 7th New Jersey
  • 8th New Jersey
  • 11th New Jersey
  • 115th Pennsylvania
4th Brigade

Col William R. Brewster

  • 11th Massachusetts
  • 71st New York
  • 72nd New York
  • 73rd New York
  • 74th New York
  • 120th New York
  • 84th Pennsylvania
Artillery Brigade

Col John C. Tidball

V Corps[edit]

MG Gouverneur K. Warren

  • 12th New York Battalion
Division Brigade Regiments and Others

First Division
BG Charles Griffin

1st Brigade

Col Joshua L. Chamberlain (w) June 18
Col William S. Tilton

2nd Brigade

Col Jacob B. Sweitzer

3rd Brigade

BG Joseph J. Bartlett

Second Division
BG Romeyn B. Ayres

1st Brigade

Col Edgar M. Gregory

2nd Brigade

Col Nathan T. Dushane

  • 1st Maryland
  • 4th Maryland
  • 7th Maryland
  • 8th Maryland
  • Purnell (Maryland) Legion
3rd Brigade

Col J. Howard Kitching

  • 6th New York Heavy Artillery
  • Battery M, 15th New York Heavy Artillery: Cpt William D. Dickey (w)

Third Division
BG Samuel W. Crawford

1st Brigade

Col Peter Lyle

2nd Brigade

Col James L. Bates

3rd Brigade

Col James Carle

  • 190th Pennsylvania
  • 191st Pennsylvania

Fourth Division
BG Lysander Cutler

1st Brigade
(Iron Brigade)

BG Edward S. Bragg

2nd Brigade

Col J. William Hofmann

  • 3rd Delaware
  • 4th Delaware
  • 76th New York
  • 95th New York
  • 147th New York
  • 56th Pennsylvania
  • 157th Pennsylvania
Artillery Brigade

Col Charles S. Wainwright

  • 3rd Battery, Massachusetts Light
  • 5th Battery, Massachusetts Light
  • 9th Battery, Massachusetts Light
  • Battery B, 1st New York Light
  • Battery C, 1st New York Light
  • Battery D, 1st New York Light
  • Batteries E & L, 1st New York Light
  • Battery H, 1st New York Light
  • 5th Battery, New York Light
  • 15th Battery, New York Light
  • Battery B, 1st Pennsylvania Light
  • Battery B, 4th United States
  • Battery D, 5th United States

VI Corps[edit]

MG Horatio G. Wright

  • 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Company A
Division Brigade Regiments and Others

First Division
BG David A. Russell

1st Brigade

Col William H. Penrose

  • 1st Delaware Dismounted Cavalry
  • 4th New Jersey
  • 10th New Jersey
  • 15th New Jersey
2nd Brigade

BG Emory Upton

  • 2nd Connecticut Heavy Artillery
  • 5th Maine
  • 121st New York
  • 95th Pennsylvania
  • 96th Pennsylvania
3rd Brigade

Col Gideon Clark

  • 6th Maine
  • 49th Pennsylvania
  • 119th Pennsylvania
  • 5th Wisconsin
4th Brigade

Col Nelson Cross

Second Division
BG Thomas H. Neill
(attached to 2nd Division, XVIII Corps on June 18)

1st Brigade

BG Frank Wheaton

2nd Brigade
(1st Vermont Brigade)

BG Lewis A. Grant

3rd Brigade

Col Daniel D. Bidwell

  • 7th Maine
  • 43rd New York
  • 49th New York
  • 77th New York
  • 61st Pennsylvania
4th Brigade

Col Oliver Edwards

Third Division
BG James B. Ricketts

1st Brigade

Col William S. Truex

2nd Brigade

Col Benjamin F. Smith

Artillery Brigade

Col Charles H. Tompkins

IX Corps[edit]

MG Ambrose E. Burnside

Division Brigade Regiments and Others

First Division
BG James Ledlie

1st Brigade

Col Jacob P. Gould

  • 56th Massachusetts
  • 57th Massachusetts
  • 59th Massachusetts
2nd Brigade

Col Ebenezer Peirce until 17 June
Ltc Joseph H. Barnes

3rd Brigade

Col Elisha G. Marshall (w) June 17
Col Benjamin G. Barney[2]

  • 14th New York Heavy Artillery
  • 2nd Pennsylvania Provisional Heavy Artillery

Cpt John B. Eaton

Second Division
BG Robert B. Potter

1st Brigade

Col John I. Curtin (w) June 18
Ltc Henry Pleasants

  • 36th Massachusetts
  • 58th Massachusetts
  • 2nd New York Mounted Rifles
  • 45th Pennsylvania
  • 48th Pennsylvania
  • 7th Rhode Island
2nd Brigade

Col Simon Goodell Griffin

  • 11th Massachusetts Battery
  • 19th New York Battery

Third Division
BG Orlando B. Willcox

1st Brigade

Col John F. Hartranft

2nd Brigade

Col Benjamin C. Christ (w) June 17
Col William Raultson (w) June 18
Ltc George Travers (w) June 18
Col Walter C. Newberry


Fourth Division
BG Edward Ferrero

1st Brigade

Col Joshua K. Sigfried

  • 27th U.S. Colored Troops
  • 30th U.S. Colored Troops
  • 39th U.S. Colored Troops
  • 43rd U.S. Colored Troops
2nd Brigade

Col Henry Goddard Thomas

  • 19th U.S. Colored Troops
  • 20th U.S. Colored Troops
  • 23rd U.S. Colored Troops
  • 31st U.S. Colored Troops
  • Battery D, Pennsylvania Independent Light
  • 3rd Vermont Battery

Cavalry Corps[edit]

MG Philip H. Sheridan

Division Brigade Regiments and Others

First Division
BG Alfred T. A. Torbert

1st Brigade (Wolverine Brigade)

BG George A. Custer

2nd Brigade

Col Thomas C. Devin

  • 4th New York
  • 6th New York
  • 9th New York
  • 17th Pennsylvania
Reserve Brigade

BG Wesley Merritt

  • 19th New York (1st Dragoon)
  • 6th Pennsylvania
  • 1st United States
  • 2nd United States
  • 5th United States

Second Division
BG David McMurtrie Gregg

1st Brigade

BG Henry E. Davies, Jr.

  • 1st Massachusetts
  • 1st New Jersey
  • 10th New York
  • 6th Ohio
  • 1st Pennsylvania
2nd Brigade

Col J. Irvin Gregg

  • 1st Maine
  • 2nd Pennsylvania
  • 4th Pennsylvania
  • 8th Pennsylvania
  • 13th Pennsylvania
  • 16th Pennsylvania

Third Division
BG James H. Wilson

1st Brigade

Col John Baillie McIntosh

  • 1st Connecticut
  • 3rd New Jersey
  • 2nd New York
  • 5th New York
  • 2nd Ohio
  • 18th Pennsylvania
2nd Brigade

Col George H. Chapman

  • 3rd Indiana
  • 8th New York
  • 1st Vermont

Horse Artillery

1st Brigade

Cpt James M. Robertson

  • 6th New York Battery
  • Batteries B & L, 2nd United States
  • Battery D, 2nd United States
  • Battery M, 2nd United States
  • Battery A, 4th United States
  • Batteries C & E, 4th United States
2nd Brigade

Cpt Dunbar R. Ransom

  • Batteries E and G, 1st United States
  • Batteries H and I, 1st United States
  • Battery K, 1st United States
  • Battery A, 2nd United States