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Muster In: Organized early 1862.  Mustered into Confederate service on March 14, 1862.1
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Captain William W. Parker
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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. Parker5
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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. Parker (definitely on July 18, 1864)7,8
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  • Note: On July 2, 1864, this unit was stationed near the Howlett House on the Confederate Howlett Line, facing Butler’s Army of the James at Bermuda Hundred.9

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Huger’s Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army10

  • Commander: Captain William W. Parker11
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Huger’s Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army12,13

  • Commander: Captain William W. Parker14
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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Huger’s Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army15

  • Commander: Captain William W. Parker16
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Huger’s Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army17,18

  • Commander: Captain William W. Parker (November & December 1864)19,20
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  • Weapons: 4 x 3-inch Rifles (December 28, 1864)21

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Huger’s Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army22,23,24

  • Commander: Captain William W. Parker (January & February 1865)25,26
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Huger’s Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army27,28

  • Commander: None listed. (March – April 2, 1865)29,30
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles31:

  • 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. 80-81
      2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 80-81
      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. No title. Richmond Examiner. July 18, 1864, p. 1 col. 6
      9. No title. Richmond Examiner. July 18, 1864, p. 1 col. 6: “Deserted, on or about the 2d instant, BENJAMIN F. ROACH, of Parker’s (VA) Battery, stationed near the “Howlett House,” Chesterfield.
      10. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 129
      11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 129
      12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 138
      13. 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.
      14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 138
      15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 147
      16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 147
      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 155
      20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 163
      21. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 80-81
      22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 172
      23. 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.
      24. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 182
      25. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 172
      26. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 182
      27. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 191
      28. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 201
      29. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 191
      30. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 201
      31. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 80-81

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