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Muster In: Organized in 1862.1
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Captain William W. Fickling
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Huger’s Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps| Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army3

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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Huger’s Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps| Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army4

  • Commander: Captain William W. Fickling5
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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Huger’s Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army6

  • Commander: Captain William W. Fickling7
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Huger’s Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army8

  • Commander: Captain William W. Fickling9
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Huger’s Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army10,11

  • Commander: Captain William W. Fickling12
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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Huger’s Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army13

  • Commander: Captain William W. Fickling14
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Huger’s Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army15,16

  • Commander: Captain William W. Fickling (November & December 1864)17,18
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Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Huger’s Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army19,20,21

  • Commander:
    • Captain William W. Fickling (January 1865)22
    • Note: Fickling was probably present in February as well.  There is a typo in Sibley’s book which skips the commander of this battery and the listing of the Ashland VA Artillery altogether.
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Huger’s Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army23,24

  • Commander: None listed. (March – April 2, 1865)25,26
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles27:

  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
  • Appomattox Court House (April 9, 1865)

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

      Sources:

      1. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 13-14
      2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 13-14
      3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 111
      4. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 111
      5. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 111
      6. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 120
      7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 120
      8. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 129
      9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 129
      10. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 138
      11. 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. 1311.
      12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 138
      13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 147
      14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 147
      15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 155
      16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 163
      17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 155
      18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 163
      19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 172
      20. 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 1176: “Organization of the Army of Northern Virginia, commanded by General R. E. Lee, January 31, 1865”; This list contains many commanders who were not there.  They were the “official” commanders but may have been gone on leave.  I have used none of the leaders from this list as a result.
      21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 182
      22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 172
      23. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 191
      24. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 201
      25. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 191
      26. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 201
      27. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 13-14

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