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Muster In: June 18611
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Colonel John R. Towers
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Anderson’s Brigade | Field’s DivisionFirst Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army3

  • Commander: Colonel John R. Towers4
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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Anderson’s Brigade | Field’s DivisionFirst Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army5

  • Commander: Colonel John R. Towers (wounded on June 30, 1864)6
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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Anderson’s Brigade | Field’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army7

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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Anderson’s Brigade | Field’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army8

  • Commander: Colonel John R. Towers9
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Anderson’s Brigade | Field’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army10,11

  • Commander: Colonel John R. Towers 12
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles13:

  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
  • Reams’ Station (August 25, 1864)
  • Fort Harrison (September 29-30, 1864)
  • Williamsburg Road (October 27, 1864)
  • 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 199-201
  2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pages 199-201
  3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 110
  4. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Georgia, National Archives, Roll 232 (John R. Towers, 8th Georgia, Footnote.com Page 27): Inspection Report of Anderson’s Brigade, September 18, 1864
  5. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 110
  6. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Georgia, National Archives, Roll 232 (John R. Towers, 8th Georgia, Footnote.com Page 27): Inspection Report of Anderson’s Brigade, September 18, 1864
  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 128
  9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 128
  10. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 137
  11. 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. 1311.
  12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 137
  13. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pages 199-201

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