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Note: This unit seems to have been created as infantry, but at some point served heavy artillery guns and became known as the 18th Georgia Heavy Artillery Battalion in many OOBs.  I need sources to verify/refute this statement, so take this with a grain of salt.

Muster In: Organized with three companies at Savannah circa March 1862.1
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Major William S. Basinger
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Mattoax Bridge | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army3

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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Mattoax Bridge | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army4

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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Mattoax Bridge | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army5

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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Mattoax Bridge | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army6

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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Mattoax Bridge | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army7

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  • Note: Sommers has this unit in Walker’s Brigade.8

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

Mattoax Bridge | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army9

“18th GA Heavy Artillery Bn.”: Unattached | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army10

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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

Mattoax Bridge | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army (November 1864)11

Barton’s Command | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army (part of November & December 1864)12,13

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    • None listed. (November 1864)14
    • Major William S. Basinger (December 1864)15
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Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

Barton’s Command | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army (January 1-9, 1865)

Barton’s Command | Lee’s Division | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army (January 9-?, 1865)16

Mattoax Bridge| First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army (late January (?) and February 1865)17,18

  • Commander: None listed. (January & February 1865)19,20
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Mattoax Bridge| First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army21,22

  • Commander: None listed. (March & April 1-2, 1865)23,24
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles25:

  • 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, p. 218
      2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 218
      3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 116
      4. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 116
      5. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 125
      6. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 135
      7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 143
      8. 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. 1313.
      9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 151
      10. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 152
      11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 160
      12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 160
      13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 169
      14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 160
      15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 169
      16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 178
      17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 177
      18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 189
      19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., pages 177-178
      20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 189
      21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 198
      22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 207
      23. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 198
      24. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 207
      25. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 218

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