1st Maryland Battalion Cavalry

   

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Muster In: Organized with four companies on November 25, 1862.  Companies E and F were assigned ca. August 1863.  Company K 1st Virginia Cavalry was assigned as Company K of this battalion July 1864.1
Muster Out: Disbanded at Cloverdale, Botetourt County, Virginia on April 28, 1865.2

Commander(s):
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Commander 2
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Lomax’s Brigade | Fitzhugh Lee’s Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army3

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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Lomax’s Brigade | Fitzhugh Lee’s Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army4

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  • Note: Left the Siege of Petersburg sometime in June 1864.5

Third Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not at the Siege of Petersburg.6

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not at the Siege of Petersburg.7

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not at the Siege of Petersburg.8

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not at the Siege of Petersburg.9

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not at the Siege of Petersburg.10

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not at the Siege of Petersburg.11

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Payne’s Cavalry Brigade | Fitzhugh Lee’s Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army12

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  • Note: This unit appears to have harassed Sheridan’s Union Cavalry as it made its way to the Siege of Petersburg.  They arrived in late March and rested in Richmond for several days before being ordered to Petersburg on April 2, 1865. They do seem to have been present, if only briefly at the very end.13

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles14:

  • Trevilian Station (June 11-12, 1864)
  • Appomattox Court House (April 9, 1865)

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

      Sources:

      1. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, the Confederate Units and the Indian Units by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 58-59
      2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, the Confederate Units and the Indian Units by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 58-59
      3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 114
      4. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 114
      5. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, the Confederate Units and the Indian Units by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 58-59: More research on the exact date is needed.
      6. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, the Confederate Units and the Indian Units by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 58-59
      7. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, the Confederate Units and the Indian Units by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 58-59
      8. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, the Confederate Units and the Indian Units by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 58-59
      9. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, the Confederate Units and the Indian Units by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 58-59
      10. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, the Confederate Units and the Indian Units by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 58-59
      11. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, the Confederate Units and the Indian Units by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 58-59
      12. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, the Confederate Units and the Indian Units by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 58-59: More research on the exact date is needed.
      13. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, the Confederate Units and the Indian Units by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 58-59: More research on the exact date is needed.
      14. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, the Confederate Units and the Indian Units by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 58-59

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