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Muster In: June 20, 18611
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Colonel J. Horace King
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Major James Mc. Crow
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Captain Archer H. Hays
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Commander 4
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First Offensive Order of BattleSanders’ Brigade | Anderson’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army3

  • Commander: Unknown4
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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Sanders’ Brigade | Anderson’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army5

  • Commander: Unknown6
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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Sanders’ Brigade | Anderson’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army7

  • Commander: Colonel J. Horace King8,9
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Sanders’ Brigade | Mahone’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army10

  • Commander:
    • Colonel J. Horace King11
    • ? (while King was in brigade command)12
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Sanders’ Brigade | Mahone’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army13,14

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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Sanders’ Brigade | Mahone’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army15

  • Commander: Captain Archer H. Hays16
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Sanders’ Brigade | Mahone’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army17,18

  • Commander: Colonel J. Horace King (November & December 1864)19,20
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Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Forney’s Brigade | Mahone’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army21,22,23,24

  • Commander:
    • Colonel J. Horace King (took a leave of absence starting January 19, 1865)(January 1865)25
    • ? (while King was away on leave of absence)(January 1865)26
    • Major James Mc. Crow (February 1865)27
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Forney’s Brigade | Mahone’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army28,29

  • Commander: None listed. (March & April 1-2, 1865)30,31
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Petersburg Campaign Battles32:

  • The Crater (July 30, 1864)

Bibliography:

    Petersburg Campaign Documents Which Mention This Unit:

    Sources:

    1. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Alabama by Stewart Sifakis, pages 68-69
    2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Alabama by Stewart Sifakis, pages 68-69
    3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 111
    4. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 111
    5. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 111
    6. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 111
    7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 121
    8. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 121
    9.  “Graphic Account Battle of Crater.” Richmond Times-Dispatch. October 22, 1905 p. 16, col. 1-6: “This brigade was composed of the Eighth Alabama, Captain W. W. Mordecai, commanding; Ninth Alabama, Colonel J. H. King, commanding; Tenth Alabama, Captain W. L. Brewster, commanding; Eleventh Alabama, Lieutenant-Colonel George E. Tayloe, commanding; Fourteenth Alabama, Captain Elias Folk, commanding.”
    10. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 130
    11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 130
    12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 130
    13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 139
    14. 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. 1312.
    15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 149
    16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 149
    17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 157
    18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 166
    19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 157
    20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 166
    21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 175
    22. 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 1174: “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.
    23. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 185
    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 1272: “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.
    25. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 175
    26. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 175
    27. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 185
    28. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 194
    29. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 203
    30. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 194
    31. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 203
    32. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Alabama by Stewart Sifakis, pages 68-69

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