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Muster In:  Organized by the consolidation of the 1st Special Infantry Battalion and four companies of the 2nd Infantry Battalion on June 8, 1864.1
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Colonel Charles F. Hopkins
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Lieutenant Colonel William W. Scott
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Captain Marion J. Clarke
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Commander 4
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Finegan’s Brigade | Anderson’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army3

  • Commander:
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  • 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:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Finegan’s Brigade | Mahone’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army6

  • Commander: Colonel Charles F. Hopkins (at least August 16, 1864)7,8
  • Unit Strength:
    • 278 officers and men PFD (August 16, 1864)9
  • Weapons: Springfield and/or Enfield Rifles10

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Finegan’s Brigade | Mahone’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army11,12

  • Commander:
    • Lieutenant Colonel William W. Scott (presumably while Hopkins was in the hospital on September 1, 1864)13
    • Colonel Charles F. Hopkins (in the hospital September 1, 1864)14
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

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

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel William W. Scott16
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

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

  • Commander:
    • Lieutenant Colonel William W. Scott (no reason given for absence in December 1864)(November & December 1864)19,20
    • Colonel Charles F. Hopkins (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:
    • Colonel Charles F. Hopkins (in the hospital at least February 6)(January & February 1865)26,27
    • Captain Marion J. Clarke (February 1865)28
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Finegan’s Brigade | Mahone’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army29,30

  • Commander: None listed. (March & April 1-2, 1865)31,32
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles33:

  • 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 130
  7. 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.
  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. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 139
  12. 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.
  13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 139
  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
  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 185
  29. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 193
  30. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 203
  31. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 193
  32. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 203
  33. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Florida and Arkansas by Stewart Sifakis, p. 25

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