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Muster In: August 7, 18611
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Colonel Lucius Pinckard
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Captain Elias Folk
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Captain Simeon G. Perry
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Captain John A. Terrell
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Commander 5
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First Offensive Order of BattleSanders’ Brigade | Anderson’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army3

  • Commander: Captain Elias Folk4
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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Sanders’ Brigade | Anderson’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army5

  • Commander: Captain Elias Folk6
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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Sanders’ Brigade | Anderson’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army7

  • Commander:
    • Captain Elias Folk (at least July 29-30, 1864)(killed on July 30, 1864)8,9
    • Captain Simeon G. Perry10
    • ? (July 30, 1864)11
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Sanders’ Brigade | Mahone’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army12

  • Commander: Captain Simeon G. Perry13
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Sanders’ Brigade | Mahone’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army14,15

  • Commander:
    • Captain John A. Terrell16
    • Captain Simeon G. Perry17
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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Sanders’ Brigade | Mahone’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army18

  • Commander:
    • Captain Simeon G. Perry19
    • Captain John A. Terrell20
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Sanders’ Brigade | Mahone’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army21,22

  • Commander: Captain Simeon G. Perry (November & December 1864)23,24,25
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Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Forney’s Brigade | Mahone’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army26,27,28,29

  • Commander:
    • Colonel Lucius Pinckard (January 1865)30
    • Captain John A. Terrell (January & February 1865)31,32
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Forney’s Brigade | Mahone’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army33,34

  • Commander: Captain John A. Terrell35
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Petersburg Campaign Battles36:

  • Siege of Petersburg (June 1864-April 1865)

Bibliography:

    Petersburg Campaign Documents Which Mention This Unit:

    Sources:

    1. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Alabama by Stewart Sifakis, pages 74-75
    2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Alabama by Stewart Sifakis, pages 74-75
    3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 111
    4. Per regimental historian David White, Folk was generally in command of the 14th Alabama from May 12, 1864 until his death at the Battle of the Crater on July 3o, 1864.  David mentioned that there may have been times where he was absent and not in command due to illness or furlough.
    5. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 111
    6. Per regimental historian David White, Folk was generally in command of the 14th Alabama from May 12, 1864 until his death at the Battle of the Crater on July 3o, 1864.  David mentioned that there may have been times where he was absent and not in command due to illness or furlough.
    7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 121
    8. Bernard, George S. War Talks of Confederate Veterans (Peterburg, VA: Fenn and Owen, Publishers: 1892), p. 331. Hat tip to David White, an expert on the 14th Alabama who is working on a regimental history of the unit, for identifying Folk as the commander of the regiment and for pointing out this source.
    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. Per regimental historian David White.
    11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 121
    12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 130
    13. Per regimental historian David White, Perry assumed command of the 14th on July 30, 1864 after Captain Folk was killed at the Battle of the Crater.  David mentioned that while Perry was generally in command from July 30, 1864 to around January 25, 1865, there may have been times where he was absent and not in command due to illness or furlough.
    14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 139
    15. 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.
    16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 139
    17. Per regimental historian David White, Perry assumed command of the 14th on July 30, 1864 after Captain Folk was killed at the Battle of the Crater.  David mentioned that while Perry generally in command from July 30, 1864 to around January 25, 1865, there may have been times where he was absent and not in command due to illness or furlough.
    18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 149
    19. Per regimental historian David White, Perry assumed command of the 14th on July 30, 1864 after Captain Folk was killed at the Battle of the Crater.  David mentioned that while Perry generally in command from July 30, 1864 to around January 25, 1865, there may have been times where he was absent and not in command due to illness or furlough.
    20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 149
    21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 157
    22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 166
    23. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 157
    24. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 166
    25. Per regimental historian David White, Perry assumed command of the 14th on July 30, 1864 after Captain Folk was killed at the Battle of the Crater.  David mentioned that while Perry generally in command from July 30, 1864 to around January 25, 1865, there may have been times where he was absent and not in command due to illness or furlough.
    26. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 175
    27. 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.
    28. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 185
    29. 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.
    30. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 175
    31. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 185
    32. Per regimental historian David White, Terrell assumed command of the 14th around January 25, 1865 when Captain Perry went on a furlough.  David mentioned that while Terrell was generally in command from around January 25, 1865 to the Confederate surrender at Appomattox on April 9, 1865, there may have been times where he was absent and not in command due to illness or furlough.
    33. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 194
    34. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 203
    35. Per regimental historian David White, Terrell assumed command of the 14th around January 25, 1865 when Captain Perry went on a furlough.  David mentioned that while Terrell was generally in command from around January 25, 1865 to the Confederate surrender at Appomattox on April 9, 1865, there may have been times where he was absent and not in command due to illness or furlough.
    36. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Alabama by Stewart Sifakis, pages 74-75

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    Lee Phillips February 9, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    My 2nd great grandfather was in Company I of the 14th, serving under Elias Folke. Folke sent a letter to his wife when he died of fever, following wounding at Gaines’ Mill. Folke was killed at The Crater.

    David White February 16, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    Mr. Phillips. I am researching the 14th Alabama, and I am very interested in obtaining a copy of Captain Folk’s letter (or a transcription of the letter) to your ancestor when Private James H. Phillips, Company I, died in 1862. Please contact me at ddwhite14040@verizon.net. Thank you.

    David White,
    Manassas, Virginia

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