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. Order of battle compiled from the casualty returns.[1] The Confederate order of battle is listed separately.

Abbreviations used[edit]

Military Rank[edit]

Other[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

2nd Brigade


Col William B. Barton

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

2nd Brigade


Col Griffin A. Stedman, Jr.

3rd Brigade


Col Augustus A. Gibson

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

Cavalry[edit]

Division Brigade Regiments and Others

Cavalry Division
BG August V. Kautz

1st Brigade


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

2nd Brigade


Col Samuel P. Spear

Unassigned
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

Artillery
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

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

4th Brigade


Col William R. Brewster

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

Fourth Division
BG Lysander Cutler

1st Brigade
(Iron Brigade)


BG Edward S. Bragg

2nd Brigade


Col J. William Hofmann

Artillery Brigade


Col Charles S. Wainwright

VI Corps[edit]

MG Horatio G. Wright

Division Brigade Regiments and Others

First Division
BG David A. Russell

1st Brigade


Col William H. Penrose

2nd Brigade


BG Emory Upton

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


Col Gideon Clark

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

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
Artillery


Cpt John B. Eaton

Second Division
BG Robert B. Potter

1st Brigade


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

2nd Brigade


Col Simon Goodell Griffin

Artillery
  • 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

Artillery

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.

2nd Brigade


Col John Irvin Gregg

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
  • Battery C & Battery 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

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Official Records, Series I, Volume XL, Part 1, pages 218-238.
  2. ^ Eicher p.120.

References[edit]