Sharpshooter Battalion, Lane’s Brigade

   

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Note: Sharpshooter Battalions were formed from the regiments of a brigade in the Army of Northern Virginia.  The men often served with their own regiments until called to duty for sharpshooter (skirmishing) work.  However, they were counted as members of their parent regiment in terms of muster rolls.  I have created sharpshooter battalion unit pages on a case by case basis when it can be determined that a sharpshooter battalion participated in action as a separate unit at any point during the Siege of Petersburg.

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Commander(s):
Major Thomas J. Wooten
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Sharpshooter Battalion | Lane’s Brigade | Wilcox’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army1

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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Sharpshooter Battalion | Lane’s Brigade | Wilcox’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army2

  • Commander: Major Thomas J. Wooten (at least June 22, 1864)3
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Sharpshooter Battalion | Lane’s Brigade | Wilcox’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army4

  • Commander: Major Thomas J. Wooten (at least September 23-24, 1864)5
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
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  • Not listed as a unit by Sifakis.  More work needed here.

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    1. No source for this other than common sense.  Lane’s Brigade was present throughout the Siege of Petersburg and also had a Sharpshooter Battalion for the duration.
    2. No source for this other than common sense.  Lane’s Brigade was present throughout the Siege of Petersburg and also had a Sharpshooter Battalion for the duration.
    3. Wooten, Thomas J. (1864, September 24). (Official Report sent to E. J. Hale, Jr.). James H. Lane Papers (RG 501, Box 2, number 81). Auburn University Libraries Department of Special Collections & University Archives, Auburn, AL.
    4. No source for this other than common sense.  Lane’s Brigade was present throughout the Siege of Petersburg and also had a Sharpshooter Battalion for the duration.
    5. Wooten, Thomas J. (1864, September 24). (Official Report sent to E. J. Hale, Jr.). James H. Lane Papers (RG 501, Box 2, number 81). Auburn University Libraries Department of Special Collections & University Archives, Auburn, AL.

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