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Muster In: Organized by the increase of the 8th Virginia Cavalry Battalion to a regiment on September 24, 1862.1
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Colonel J. Lucius Davis
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Lieutenant Colonel Robert A. Caskie
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Major William B. Clement
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Captain John H. Dettor
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Commander 5
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Chambliss’ Brigade | Rooney Lee’s Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army3

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

  • Commander: Major William B. Clement (at least June 24, 1864)5
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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Chambliss’ Brigade | Rooney Lee’s Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army6

  • Commander:
    • Colonel J. Lucius Davis7
    • Major William B. Clement8
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Chambliss’ Brigade | Rooney Lee’s Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army9

  • Commander:
    • Colonel J. Lucius Davis10
    • Major William B. Clement (at least August 24, 1864)11
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Chambliss’ Brigade | Rooney Lee’s Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army12,13

  • Commander:
    • Major William B. Clement14
    • Captain John H. Dettor15
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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Chambliss’ Brigade | Rooney Lee’s Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army16

  • Commander: Major William B. Clement17
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Chambliss’ Brigade | Rooney Lee’s Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army18,19

  • Commander:
    • Lieutenant Colonel Robert A. Caskie (November 1864)20
    • Major William B. Clement (December 1864)21
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Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Beale’s Brigade | Rooney Lee’s Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army22,23,24,25

  • Commander:
    • Major William B. Clement (took a leave of absence starting January 8)(January 1865)26
    • Lieutenant Colonel Robert A. Caskie (January 1865)27,28
    • None listed. (February 1865)29
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Beale’s Brigade | Rooney 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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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles34:

  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
  • Jones’ Farm (October 1, 1864)
  • Vaughan Road (October 2, 1864)
  • 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. 118-119
  2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 118-119
  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. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 114
  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 123
  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 132
  12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 141
  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. 1310.
  14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 141: Sibley could find no reason for Clement’s absence that would put Dettor in command.
  15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 141: Sibley could find no reason for Clement’s absence that would put Dettor in command.
  16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 151
  17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 151
  18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 159
  19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 168
  20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 159
  21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 168
  22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 176
  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 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.
  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 1183: “Organization of the Army of Northern Virginia, General R. E. Lee, C. S. Army, commanding, January 31, 1865”; This order of battle was based off of inspection reports from January 26-31, 1865, and the leaders should be accurate for this time frame.
  25. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 186
  26. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 176
  27. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 176
  28. 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 1183: “Organization of the Army of Northern Virginia, General R. E. Lee, C. S. Army, commanding, January 31, 1865”; This order of battle was based off of inspection reports from January 26-31, 1865, and the leaders should be accurate for this time frame.
  29. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 186
  30. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 195
  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 195
  33. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 205
  34. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 118-119

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