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Muster In: Organized as a battalion of nine companies at Pollard on May 2, 1863.  Increased to a regiment on April 11, 1864.1
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Lieutenant Colonel Lewis H. Hill
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Major William E. Pinckard
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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: Major William E. Pinckard (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:
    • Lieutenant Colonel Lewis H. Hill (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 1865)22
    • Lieutenant Colonel Lewis H. Hill (captured April 2)(April 1-2, 1865)23
    • Major William E. Pinckard (captured April 2)(April 1-2, 1865)24
    • ? (after Hill and Pinckard were captured April 2)(April 2, 1865)25
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Petersburg Campaign Battles26:

  • 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 127-128
    2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Alabama by Stewart Sifakis, pages 127-128
    3. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Alabama by Stewart Sifakis, pages 127-128
    4. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Alabama by Stewart Sifakis, pages 127-128
    5. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Alabama by Stewart Sifakis, pages 127-128
    6. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Alabama by Stewart Sifakis, pages 127-128
    7. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Alabama by Stewart Sifakis, pages 127-128
    8. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Alabama by Stewart Sifakis, pages 127-128
    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. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 201
    25. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 201
    26. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Alabama by Stewart Sifakis, pages 127-128

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