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Muster In: Organized with four companies on May 15, 18611
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Major Charles J. Moffett
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Captain George S. Jones
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Wright’s Brigade | Anderson’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army3

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

  • Commander: Major Charles J. Moffett5
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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Wright’s Brigade | Anderson’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army6

  • Commander: Major Charles J. Moffett7
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Wright’s Brigade | Mahone’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army8

  • Commander:
    • Major Charles J. Moffett (at least August 12, 1864)(wounded on August 25, 1864)(at least August 12, 1864)9,10
    • Captain George S. Jones (August 25, 1864 and presumably after)11
  • Unit Strength:
    • 105 officers and men PFD (August 12, 1864)12
  • Weapons: Springfield and/or Enfield Rifles13

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Wright’s Brigade | Mahone’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army14,15

  • Commander: Captain George S. Jones16
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles17:

  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
  • Reams’ Station (August 19, 1864)18
  • Weldon Railroad (August 18-21, 1864)
  • Hatcher’s Run (February 5-7, 1865)
  • Appomattox Court House (April 9, 1865)

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

    Sources:

    1. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 179
    2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 179
    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 112
    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 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 3-P-17: Wright’s Brigade, August 12, 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. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 130
    11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 130
    12. Confederate Inspection Report 3-P-17: Wright’s Brigade, August 12, 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.
    13. Confederate Inspection Report 3-P-17: Wright’s Brigade, August 12, 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.
    14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 139
    15. 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.
    16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 139
    17. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 179
    18. Typo?  The Battle of Globe Tavern was ongoing on August 19, 1864.  Reams’ Station occurred on August 25, 1864.  Was there a skirmish at Reams’ Station on August 19 as well?  More research is needed.

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