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Muster In: Organized at Richmond, VA on July 17, 1861.1
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Lieutenant Colonel John C. Goodgame
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Captain Polemon D. Ross
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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: Battle’s Brigade | Grimes’ Division | Second Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army9

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel John C. Goodgame (December 1864)10
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The Second Corps, in the Shenandoah Valley since June 1864, was ordered to rejoin Lee at the Siege of Petersburg on December 9, 1864.  The Second Corps moved to Richmond and Petersburg over the next several days, remaining with Lee’s army through Appomattox.11

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Battle’s Brigade | Grimes’ Division | Second Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army12,13,14,15,16

  • Commander:
    • Captain Polemon D. Ross (January 1865)17,18
    • None listed. (February 1865)19
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Battle’s Brigade | Grimes’ Division | Second Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army20,21

  • Commander: None listed. (March & April 1-2, 1865)22,23
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Petersburg Campaign Battles24:

  • Petersburg Siege (from December 1864)(June 1864-April 1865)
  • Fort Stedman (March 25, 1865)
  • Appomattox Court House (April 9, 1865)

Bibliography:

Petersburg Campaign Documents Which Mention This Unit:

Sources:

  1. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Alabama by Stewart Sifakis, pages 72-73
  2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Alabama by Stewart Sifakis, pages 72-73
  3. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Alabama by Stewart Sifakis, pages 72-73
  4. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Alabama by Stewart Sifakis, pages 72-73
  5. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Alabama by Stewart Sifakis, pages 72-73
  6. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Alabama by Stewart Sifakis, pages 72-73
  7. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Alabama by Stewart Sifakis, pages 72-73
  8. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Alabama by Stewart Sifakis, pages 72-73
  9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 164
  10. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 164
  11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 376
  12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 173
  13. 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 1172: “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.
  14. 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 1180: “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.
  15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 183
  16. 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 1270: “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.
  17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 173
  18. 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 1180: “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.
  19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 183
  20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 191
  21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 201
  22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 191
  23. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 201
  24. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Alabama by Stewart Sifakis, pages 72-73

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