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Muster In: Organized May 16, 18621
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Colonel William F. Perry
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Lieutenant Colonel John A. Jones
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Major George W. Cary
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Commander 4
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Law’s Brigade | Field’s DivisionFirst Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army3

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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Law’s Brigade | Field’s DivisionFirst Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army4

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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Law’s Brigade | Field’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army5

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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Law’s Brigade | Field’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army6

  • Commander:
    • Colonel William F. Perry (wounded August 16, 1864 and went on medical leave August 23, 1864)7
    • ? (August 16-31, 1864)8
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Law’s Brigade | Field’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army9,10

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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Law’s Brigade | Field’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army11

  • Commander:
    • Colonel William F. Perry12
    • ? (while Perry commanded Law’s Brigade)
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Law’s Brigade | Field’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army13,14

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel John A. Jones (November & December 1864)15,16
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Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Law’s Brigade | Field’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army17,18,19,20,21

  • Commander:
    • Colonel William F. Perry (took over brigade command more or less permanently when Brigadier General Law was relieved of duty with the ANV on January 7)(January 1865)22
    • Major George W. Cary (January & February 1865)23,24,25
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Law’s Brigade | Field’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army26,27

  • Commander: None listed. (March – April 2, 1865)28,29
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles30:

  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
  • Fort Harrison (September 29-30, 1864)
  • Fort Gilmer (September 29-30, 1864)
  • Appomattox Court House (April 9, 1865)

Bibliography:

Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

Sources:

  1. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Alabama by Stewart Sifakis, pages 114-115
  2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Alabama by Stewart Sifakis, pages 114-115
  3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 110
  4. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 110
  5. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 120
  6. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 128
  7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 129
  8. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 129
  9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 137
  10. 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. 1311.
  11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 146
  12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 146
  13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 154
  14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 162
  15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 154
  16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 162
  17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 171
  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 1171: “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.
  19. 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 1179: “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.
  20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 181
  21. 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 1269: “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.
  22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 171
  23. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 171
  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 1179: “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 181
  26. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 190
  27. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 200
  28. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 190
  29. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 200
  30. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Alabama by Stewart Sifakis, pages 114-115

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