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Muster In: Organized by the consolidation of the 21st and 24th Cavalry Battalions and the Hardwick Mounted Riflemen Cavalry Squadron on February 18, 1864, per S.O. #37.1
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Colonel Edward C. Anderson, Jr.
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Major John N. Davies
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Captain William H. Burroughs
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Young’s Brigade | Hampton’s Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army3

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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Young’s Brigade | Hampton’s Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army4

  • Commander: Captain John N. Davies5
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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Young’s Brigade | Hampton’s Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army6

  • Commander:
    • Major Edward C. Anderson, Jr. 7
    • Captain John N. Davies 8
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Young’s Brigade | Butler’s Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army9

  • Commander: Major Edward C. Anderson, Jr. 10
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Young’s Brigade | Butler’s Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army11,12

  • Commander: Major Edward C. Anderson, Jr.13
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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Young’s Brigade | Butler’s Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army14

  • Commander: Major Edward C. Anderson, Jr.15
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Gary’s Cavalry Brigade | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army16,17

  • Commander:
    • None listed. (November 1864)18
    • Major (Colonel) Edward C. Anderson, Jr. (promoted Colonel in December 1864)(took a leave of absence starting on December 8)(December 1864)19
    • Captain (Major) John N. Davies (promoted Major “sometime in 1864”, probably when Anderson was promoted to Colonel)(took a leave of absence starting on December 25)(December 1864)20
    • ? (when Davies took his leave of absence in late December)(December 1864)21
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  • Note: At some point after October 31, the 7th Georgia Cavalry transferred from Young’s Brigade to Gary’s Brigade.  I am not sure when this happened.  More research is needed.

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

Gary’s Cavalry Brigade | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army (January 1-at least 21, 1865)22

Gary’s Cavalry Brigade | Fitzhugh Lee’s Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army (January ?-31, 1865)23,24,25,26

  • Commander:
    • None listed. (January 1865)27
    • Captain William H. Burroughs (February 1865)28
    • Major John N. Davies (returned to duty February 7)(February 1865)29
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  • Note: At some point in January 1865, almost certainly after the January 20 return was compiled, Gary’s Cavalry Brigade moved from the Department of Richmond to Fitzhugh Lee’s Cavalry Brigade, Cavalry Corps, Army of Northern Virginia.  I do not know the exact date.  More research is needed.

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Gary’s Cavalry Brigade | Fitzhugh Lee’s Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army30,31

  • Commander: None listed. (March & April 1-2, 1865)32,33
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  • Note: Apparently only one company was mounted by April 1865. 34

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles35:

  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
  • Williamsburg Road (October 27, 1864)
  • 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, p. 157
    2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 157
    3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 113
    4. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 113
    5. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 113
    6. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 122
    7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 122
    8. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 122
    9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 132
    10. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 132
    11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 140
    12. 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. 1310.
    13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 140
    14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 150
    15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 150
    16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 160
    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 160
    19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 169
    20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 169
    21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 169
    22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 178
    23. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 177
    24. 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 1175: “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.
    25. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 187
    26. 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 1274: “Organization of the Infantry and Cavalry of the Army of Northern Virginia, General R. E. Lee, C. S. Army, commanding, February 28, 1865”; This order of battle was based off of inspection reports from February 28, 1865.  However, leaders listed are from January.  I’ve chosen to ignore the leaders and just use this source for the organization of the order of battle.
    27. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 177
    28. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 187
    29. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 187
    30. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 196
    31. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 205
    32. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 196
    33. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 205
    34. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 205
    35. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 157

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