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Muster In: Organized and mustered in on May 27, 1861.1
Muster Out: April 26, 18652

Commander(s):
Colonel John T. Lofton
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Lieutenant Colonel William Mc. Arnold
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Lieutenant Colonel Sampson W. Harris
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Major James M. Culpepper
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Commander 5
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Colquitt’s Brigade | Hoke’s Division | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army3

  • Commander:
    • Colonel John T. Lofton
    • Lieutenant Colonel William Mc. Arnold
  • Unit Strength:
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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Colquitt’s Brigade | Hoke’s Division | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army4

  • Commander:
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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Colquitt’s Brigade | Hoke’s Division | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army5

  • Commander:
    • Lieutenant Colonel William Mc. Arnold (in command?)(killed on July 7, 1864)6
    • Colonel John T. Lofton7
  • Unit Strength:
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Colquitt’s Brigade | Hoke’s Division | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army8

  • Commander:
    • Colonel John T. Lofton9
    • Major James M. Culpepper (at least August 18-19, 1864)10
  • Unit Strength: ~250 officers and men PFD (August 18 or 19, 1864)11
  • Weapons:

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Colquitt’s Brigade | Hoke’s Division | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army12,13

  • Commander:
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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Colquitt’s Brigade | Hoke’s Division | Fourth Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army14

  • Commander: Colonel John T. Lofton (at least October 28, 1864)15,16
  • Unit Strength:
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Colquitt’s Brigade | Hoke’s Division | Fourth Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army17,18

  • Commander:
    • Colonel John T. Lofton (took a leave of absence starting November 16 and continued to be absent in December as well) (November 1864)19,20
    • Lieutenant Colonel Sampson W. Harris (November 1864)21
    • ? (in Colonel Lofton’s absence in December)22
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  • Note: Left the Siege of Petersburg in mid-December 1864.23,24,25,26

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not at Siege of Petersburg.27

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not at Siege of Petersburg.28

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles29:

  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
  • The Crater (July 30, 1864)
  • Weldon Railroad (August 19-21 1864)30,31
  • Fort Harrison (September 29-30, 1864)
  • Darbytown Road (October 7, 1864)32

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

    Sources:

    1. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 193-195
    2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 193-195
    3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 114
    4. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 114
    5. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 124
    6. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 124: Sibley isn’t sure if Lofton was in command when he was killed.  Because another source points Lofton being in command in late July, it seems unlikely that Arnold was in command at the time of his death.  More research is needed.
    7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 124
    8. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 133
    9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 133
    10. Croom, W.D. The War History of Company “C”, (Beauregard Volunteers) Sixth Georgia Regiment (Infantry) (The Advertiser, Fort Valley, GA: 1879), p. 26: “Major James M. Culpepper, in command of the Regiment, then made a bold sortie at the head of about fifty men, and succeeded in capturing Hayes’ entire brigade…” Hat tip to researcher Barry Truluck for tracking down this information and making it available to me.
    11. Folsom, James M. Heroes and martyrs of Georgia. Georgia’s record in the revolution of 1861. (Burke, Boykin & Company: 1864), p. 32: “The Sixth Georgia has been again engaged on the — instant, at David’s (sic, Davis’) Farm, on or near the Weldon Railroad. The regiment carried into action 250 guns, and lost one killed, and thirty-one wounded and prisoners. It captured one thousand prisoners, four stand of colors, one Brigadier General and Staff, with many stands of small arms.” Hat tip to researcher Barry Truluck for tracking down this information and making it available to me.
    12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 141
    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. 1314.
    14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 147
    15. Per researcher Barry Truluck: “Lofton was present on 28 Oct  64, per his compiled service record, accessed via Fold3.com on 21 Jul 2014.”
    16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 147
    17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 155
    18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 167
    19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 155
    20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 167
    21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 155
    22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 167
    23. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 193-195: Sifakis does not list the exact date.  More research is needed.
    24. Croom, W.D. The War History of Company “C”, (Beauregard Volunteers) Sixth Georgia Regiment (Infantry) (The Advertiser, Fort Valley, GA: 1879), p. 26: “We left Petersburg about the middle of December…” Hat tip to researcher Barry Truluck for tracking down this information and making it available to me.
    25. The 8th North Carolina, also of Hoke’s Division, left on 22 Dec—see http://www.beyondthecrater.com/resources/other-pubs/clark-nc/clark-nc-08th-nc-petersburg/ . Hat tip to researcher Barry Truluck for pointing out to me a clue from my own site!
    26. Regiment was at Camp Whiting, NC on 31 Dec 1864 per service record of COL Loften, accessed via www.Fold3.com on 21 Jul 64. Hat tip to researcher Barry Truluck for tracking down this information and making it available to me.
    27. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 193-195
    28. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 193-195
    29. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 193-195
    30. Croom, W.D. The War History of Company “C”, (Beauregard Volunteers) Sixth Georgia Regiment (Infantry) (The Advertiser, Fort Valley, GA: 1879), p. 26. Hat tip to researcher Barry Truluck for tracking down this information and making it available to me.
    31. Horn, John. The Destruction of the Weldon Railroad: Deep Bottom, Globe Tavern and Ream’s Station. (H. E. Howard Inc, Lynchburg, VA 1991), p. 201. Hat tip to researcher Barry Truluck for tracking down this information and making it available to me.
    32. Researcher Barry Truluck provided this information without a source, so I checked Hampton Newsome’s book Richmond Must Fall, about the Sixth Offensive.  Hoke’s Division was indeed present at the October 7, 1864 First Battle of Darbytown Road. I just don’t yet have a souce to indicate that the 6th Georgia was specifically present that day.  More research is necessary.

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