Neblett Virginia Heavy Artillery (Coleman’s VA Battery)

   

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Note: This unit was also known as the Brunswick Rebel Artillery.

Muster In: Organized on March 1, 1862.1
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Captain Wiley G. Coleman
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Lieutenant R. J. Braswell
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Drewry’s Bluff (Smith’s Artillery Battalion) | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army3

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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Drewry’s Bluff (Smith’s Artillery Battalion) | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army4

  • Commander: Captain Wiley G. Coleman5
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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Drewry’s Bluff | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army6

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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Drewry’s Bluff | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army7

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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Drewry’s Bluff | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army8,9

  • Commander: Captain Wiley G. Coleman10
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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Drewry’s Bluff | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army11

  • Commander: Captain Wiley G. Coleman12
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Drewry’s Bluff | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army13,14

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    • Captain Wiley G. Coleman (took a leave of absence starting December 17)(November & December 1864)15,16
    • Lieutenant R. J. Braswell (December 1864)17
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Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Drewry’s Bluff | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army18,19

  • Commander: Lieutenant R. J. Braswell (January & February 1865)20,21
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Drewry’s Bluff | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army22,23

  • Commander: None listed. (March & April 1-2, 1865)24,25
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles26:

  • 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: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 55-56
      2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 55-56
      3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 116
      4. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 116
      5. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 116
      6. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 125
      7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 135
      8. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 143
      9. 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. 1313.
      10. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 143
      11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 152
      12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 152
      13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 160
      14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 169
      15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 160
      16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 169
      17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 169
      18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 178
      19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 189
      20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 178
      21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 189
      22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 198
      23. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 208
      24. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 198
      25. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 208
      26. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 55-56

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