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Muster In: Organized for one year with nine companies in late 1861 or January 1862.1
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Major Thomas P. Bowen
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Commander 2
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet present at the Siege of Petersburg.3

Second Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet present at the Siege of Petersburg.4

Third Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet present at the Siege of Petersburg.5

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet present at the Siege of Petersburg.6

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet present at the Siege of Petersburg.7

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet present at the Siege of Petersburg.8

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet present at the Siege of Petersburg.9

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Payne’s Cavalry Brigade | Fitzhugh Lee’s Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army10,11,12

  • Commander: Major Thomas P. Bowen (February 1865)13
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: Payne’s Cavalry Brigade, minus the 36th Virginia Cavalry Battalion, arrived in the Richmond area by February 24, 1865.14

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Payne’s Cavalry Brigade | Fitzhugh Lee’s Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army15,16

  • Commander: None listed. (March & April 1-2, 1865)17,18
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: Payne’s Cavalry Brigade, minus the 36th Virginia Cavalry Battalion, arrived in the Richmond area by February 24, 1865.19

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles20:

  • Petersburg Siege (from February 1865)(June 1864-April 1865)
  • High Bridge (April 7, 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. 115-116
      2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 115-116
      3. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 115-116
      4. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 115-116
      5. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 115-116
      6. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 115-116
      7. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 115-116
      8. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 115-116
      9. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 115-116
      10. 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.
      11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 187
      12. 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.
      13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 187
      14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 187
      15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 196
      16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 205
      17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 196
      18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 205
      19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 187
      20. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 115-116

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