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Muster In: Organization by the consolidation of the 6th Infantry Battalion and three independent companies on April 28, 1864.1
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Colonel John M. Martin
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Lieutenant Colonel James F. McClellan (of the 11th FL)
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Major Thomas E. Clarke (of the 8th FL)
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Captain H. C. Simmons
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Commander 5
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Finegan’s Brigade | Anderson’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army3

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Second Offensive Order of Battle: Finegan’s Brigade | Anderson’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army4

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

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

  • Commander: Colonel John M. Martin6
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

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

  • Commander: Colonel John M. Martin (at least August 16, 1864)8,9
  • Unit Strength:
    • 215 officers and men PFD (August 16, 1864)10
  • Weapons: Springfield and/or Enfield Rifles11

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

  • Commander: Colonel John M. Martin14
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Finegan’s Brigade | Mahone’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army15

  • Commander: Colonel John M. Martin16
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Finegan’s Brigade | Mahone’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army17,18

  • Commander:
    • Colonel John M. Martin (took leave of absence starting December 5)(November & December 1864)19,20
    • Major Thomas E. Clarke (of the 8th FL)(December 1864)21
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Finegan’s Brigade | Mahone’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army22,23,24,25

  • Commander:
    • Lieutenant Colonel James F. McClellan (of the 11th FL)(?)(January 1865)26
    • Captain H. C. Simmons (February 1865)27
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Finegan’s Brigade | Mahone’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army28,29

  • Commander: None listed. (March & April 1-2, 1865)30,31
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles32:

  • 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, p. 25
    2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Florida and Arkansas by Stewart Sifakis, p. 25
    3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 112
    4. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 112
    5. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 121
    6. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 121
    7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 130
    8. 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.
    9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 130
    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. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 149
    16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 149
    17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 157
    18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 166
    19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 157
    20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 166
    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 175
    23. 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.
    24. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 185
    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 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.
    26. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 175, 388: Sibley indicates McLellan of the 11th Florida was listed as commanding the 9th Florida during January 1865, but he doesn’t list him.  He usually does list men in this situation.  I’m unsure why he did not in this specific case.
    27. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 185
    28. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 193
    29. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 203
    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. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Florida and Arkansas by Stewart Sifakis, p. 25

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