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Muster In: Organized by companies between April and July 1861.  Mustered into Confederate service for 12 months near Jacksonville on July 13, 1861.1
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Colonel Walter R. Moore
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Captain John B. G. O’Neill
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Finegan’s Brigade | Anderson’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army3,4

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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Finegan’s Brigade | Anderson’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army5,6

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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Finegan’s Brigade | Anderson’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army7

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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Finegan’s Brigade | Mahone’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army8

  • Commander: Captain John B. G. O’Neill (at least August 16, 1864)9
  • Unit Strength:
    • 70 officers and men PFD (August 16, 1864)10
  • Weapons: Springfield and/or Enfield Rifles (August 16, 1864)11

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Finegan’s Brigade | Mahone’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army12,13

  • Commander: Captain John B. G. O’Neill (at least September 30, 1864)14,15
  • Unit Strength: 55 officers and men PFD (September 30, 1864)16
  • Weapons: .57 and .58 caliber (presumably mix of Springfields and Enfields)(September 30, 1864)17

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Finegan’s Brigade | Mahone’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army18

  • Commander: Captain John B. G. O’Neill19
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Finegan’s Brigade | Mahone’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army20,21

  • Commander: Captain John B. G. O’Neill (November & December 1864)22,23
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Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Finegan’s Brigade | Mahone’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army24,25,26,27

  • Commander: Colonel Walter R. Moore (on Court Martial Duty at least February 25)(January & February 1865)28,29
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Finegan’s Brigade | Mahone’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army30,31

  • Commander: None listed. (March & April 1-2, 1865)32,33
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles34:

  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
  • Weldon Railroad (June 23, 1864)
  • Reams’ Station (June 30, 1864)
  • Weldon Railroad (August 21, 1864)
  • Bellfield (December 9, 1864)
  • Hatcher’s Run (February 5-7, 1865)
  • Farmville (April 7, 1865)
  • Appomattox Court House (April 9, 1865)

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

    Sources:

    1. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Florida and Arkansas by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 16-18
    2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Florida and Arkansas by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 16-18
    3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 112
    4. Confederate Muster Rolls Survey: Introductory Chapters from Florida in the War Between the States. Date Unknown. University of Florida Digital Collections. http://ufdc.ufl.edu/FS00000030/00001: Sibley has Perry’s Brigade without a commander and Finegan’s Brigade commanded by BG Joseph Finegan for his June 1864 OOB.  However, the source cited here as well as other sources place the combination of the two units as either June 1, 1864 or immediately following the Battle of Cold Harbor.  As a result, I have the two brigades combined into one Florida brigade commanded by BG Joseph Finegan.  The brigades were definitely combined by July 1864.  This is the only month where any confusion over their status shows up.
    5. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 112
    6. Confederate Muster Rolls Survey: Introductory Chapters from Florida in the War Between the States. Date Unknown. University of Florida Digital Collections. http://ufdc.ufl.edu/FS00000030/00001: Sibley has Perry’s Brigade without a commander and Finegan’s Brigade commanded by BG Joseph Finegan for his June 1864 OOB.  However, the source cited here as well as other sources place the combination of the two units as either June 1, 1864 or immediately following the Battle of Cold Harbor.  As a result, I have the two brigades combined into one Florida brigade commanded by BG Joseph Finegan.  The brigades were definitely combined by July 1864.  This is the only month where any confusion over their status shows up.
    7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 121
    8. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 130
    9. Confederate Inspection Report 6-P-17: Finegan’s and Perry’s Brigades, August 16, 1864Inspection Reports and Related Records Received By the Inspection Branch in the Confederate Adjutant and Inspector General’s Office. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M935, Roll 10: Inspection Reports P-12 – 39-P-24); War Department Collection of Confederate Records, Record Group 109; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
    10. Confederate Inspection Report 6-P-17: Finegan’s and Perry’s Brigades, August 16, 1864Inspection Reports and Related Records Received By the Inspection Branch in the Confederate Adjutant and Inspector General’s Office. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M935, Roll 10: Inspection Reports P-12 – 39-P-24); War Department Collection of Confederate Records, Record Group 109; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
    11. Confederate Inspection Report 6-P-17: Finegan’s and Perry’s Brigades, August 16, 1864Inspection Reports and Related Records Received By the Inspection Branch in the Confederate Adjutant and Inspector General’s Office. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M935, Roll 10: Inspection Reports P-12 – 39-P-24); War Department Collection of Confederate Records, Record Group 109; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
    12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 139
    13. 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.
    14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 139
    15. Confederate Inspection Report 15-P-24: Finegan’s/Perry’s Brigade, September 30, 1864; Inspection Reports and Related Records Received By the Inspection Branch in the Confederate Adjutant and Inspector General’s Office. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M935, Roll 10: Inspection Reports P-12 – 39-P-24); War Department Collection of Confederate Records, Record Group 109; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
    16. Confederate Inspection Report 15-P-24: Finegan’s/Perry’s Brigade, September 30, 1864; Inspection Reports and Related Records Received By the Inspection Branch in the Confederate Adjutant and Inspector General’s Office. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M935, Roll 10: Inspection Reports P-12 – 39-P-24); War Department Collection of Confederate Records, Record Group 109; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
    17. Confederate Inspection Report 15-P-24: Finegan’s/Perry’s Brigade, September 30, 1864; Inspection Reports and Related Records Received By the Inspection Branch in the Confederate Adjutant and Inspector General’s Office. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M935, Roll 10: Inspection Reports P-12 – 39-P-24); War Department Collection of Confederate Records, Record Group 109; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
    18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 149
    19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 149
    20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 157
    21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 166
    22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 157
    23. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 166
    24. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 175
    25. 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.
    26. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 185
    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 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.
    28. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 175
    29. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 185
    30. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 193
    31. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 203
    32. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 193
    33. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 203
    34. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Florida and Arkansas by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 16-18

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