Union Army 1st Division Badge, XVIII Corps
The war in Virginia - the 18th Army Corps storming a fort on the right of the Rebel line before Petersburg, June 15
Edward O. C. Ord and his family
Edward Ord
Grave of Edward Ord in Arlington National Cemetery

Smith was relieved of command in July due to ill health, and he was replaced by Edward O.C. Ord and later Godfrey Weitzel.

- XVIII Corps (Union Army)

In 1864, he was transferred back to the Eastern Theater to assume command of the XVIII Corps.

- Edward Ord
Union Army 1st Division Badge, XVIII Corps

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Negro quarters, Army of the James

Army of the James

Union Army that was composed of units from the Department of Virginia and North Carolina and served along the James River during the final operations of the American Civil War in Virginia.

Union Army that was composed of units from the Department of Virginia and North Carolina and served along the James River during the final operations of the American Civil War in Virginia.

Negro quarters, Army of the James

Troops from these departments formed the XVIII Corps.

Maj. Gen. Edward Ord was placed in command of the Army of the James.

Union assault on Fort Harrison, September 29 (after a sketch by William Waud)

Battle of Chaffin's Farm

Fought in Virginia on September 29–30, 1864, as part of the siege of Petersburg in the American Civil War.

Fought in Virginia on September 29–30, 1864, as part of the siege of Petersburg in the American Civil War.

Union assault on Fort Harrison, September 29 (after a sketch by William Waud)
Map of the action at New Market Heights
Company I of the 36th Colored Regiment, which served in the Battle of Chaffin's Farm.
James H. Harris, of the 38th Colored Infantry Unit, who earned the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Battle of Chaffin's Farm.

His XVIII Corps under Maj. Gen. Edward O. C. Ord, would cross the James River to Aiken's Landing by a newly constructed pontoon bridge.