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Muster In: Organized June 18631
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Lieutenant Colonel Nathan L. Hutchins, Jr.
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Commander 2
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Wofford’s Brigade | Kershaw’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army4

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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Wofford’s Brigade | Kershaw’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army5

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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Wofford’s Brigade | Kershaw’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army6

  • Commander:
    • ? (prior to July 10, 1864)7
    • Lieutenant Colonel Nathan L. Hutchins, Jr. (July 10-30, 1864)(wounded July 30, 1864)8
    • ? (July 30-31, 1864)9
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Wofford’s Brigade | Kershaw’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army10

  • Commander:
    • Lieutenant Colonel Nathan L. Hutchins, Jr. (left on leave August 24, 1864)11

    • ? (August 24-31, 1864)12
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Away from the Siege of Petersburg in the Shenandoah Valley.

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Away from the Siege of Petersburg in the Shenandoah Valley.

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: DuBose’s Brigade | Kershaw’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army13,14

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Nathan L. Hutchins, Jr. (November & December 1864)15,16
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  • Note: Kershaw’s Division had returned to Petersburg from the Shenandoah Valley by at least November 21, 1864.17

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: DuBose’s Brigade | Field’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army18,19,20,21,22

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Nathan L. Hutchins, Jr. (January & February 1865)23,24,25
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles26:

  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
  • Sayler’s Creek (April 6, 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, pages 184-185
    2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pages 184-185
    3. This image of Nathan L. Hutchins, Jr. as an elderly man, the only known image depicting him, was generously provided by Dennis Norton, the husband of Hutchins’ Great Granddaughter.  The image is in the public domain and appeared in a 1905 newspaper obituary for Hutchins, who was a judge after the Civil War.
    4. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 110
    5. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 110
    6. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 119
    7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 119
    8. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 119
    9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 119
    10. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 129
    11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 129
    12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 129
    13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 155
    14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 163
    15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 155
    16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 163
    17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 369
    18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 172
    19. 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 1171: “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.
    20. 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 1180: “Organization of the Army of Northern Virginia, General R. E. Lee, C. S. Army, commanding, January 31, 1865”; This order of battle was based off of inspection reports from January 26-31, 1865, and the leaders should be accurate for this time frame.
    21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 182
    22. 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 1269: “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.
    23. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 172
    24. 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 1180: “Organization of the Army of Northern Virginia, General R. E. Lee, C. S. Army, commanding, January 31, 1865”; This order of battle was based off of inspection reports from January 26-31, 1865, and the leaders should be accurate for this time frame.
    25. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 182
    26. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pages 184-185

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