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Muster In: Organized by the increase of the 16th South Carolina Cavalry Battalion Partisan Rangers to a regiment on January 19, 1863.1
Muster Out: April 26, 18652

Commander(s):
Colonel Hugh K. Aiken
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Lieutenant Colonel Lovick P. Miller
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Major Thomas B. Ferguson
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Captain M. A. Sullivan
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Commander 5
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Butler’s Brigade | Hampton’s Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army3

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

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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Butler’s Brigade | Hampton’s Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army5

  • Commander:
    • Colonel Hugh K. Aiken (wounded on July 6, 1864)6
    • ? (after Aiken’s wounding)7
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Dunovant’s Brigade | Butler’s Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army8

  • Commander:
    • Colonel Hugh K. Aiken (left on leave on August 25, 1864)9
    • ? (August 25-31, 1864)10
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Dunovant’s Brigade | Butler’s Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army11,12

  • Commander:
    • Lieutenant Colonel Lovick P. Miller (at least commanded a detachment from Young’s/Dunovant’s Brigades on September 14, 1864)13
    • ? (at least while Miller commanded the detachment)14
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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Dunovant’s Brigade | Butler’s Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army15

  • Commander:
    • Colonel Hugh K. Aiken (also commanded Dunovant’s Brigade at times)16
    • Captain M. A. Sullivan17
    • Lieutenant Colonel Lovick P. Miller18
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Dunovant’s Brigade | Butler’s Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army19,20

  • Commander:
    • Lieutenant Colonel Lovick P. Miller (November 1864)21
    • Major Thomas B. Ferguson (December 1864)22
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Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Dunovant’s Brigade | Butler’s Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army23

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  • Note: Butler’s Division was ordered to South Carolina on January 19, 1865.24,25

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer at the Siege of Petersburg.26

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles27:

  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
  • Vaughan Road (October 1, 1864)

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

    Sources:

    1. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 45-46
    2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 45-46
    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., page 123
    6. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 123
    7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 123
    8. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 132
    9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 132: I have my doubts about whether Aiken was truly in command in August 1864.  He had been wounded in July 1864 and took a leave of absence on August 25, 1864, presumably to recuperate from the wound.  Was he in command and fighting through any pain? Or was he out of commission and eventually decided to take a leave of absence?  More research is needed.
    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 140
    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 150
    17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 150
    18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 150
    19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 159
    20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 168
    21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 159
    22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 168
    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 1101
    25. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 45-46: Further research is needed.
    26. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 45-46
    27. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 45-46

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