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Muster In: Organized on March 22, 18621
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Colonel William Gibson
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Lieutenant Colonel Matthew R. Hall
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Wright’s Brigade | Anderson’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army3

  • Commander: Colonel William Gibson4
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: One company of the 48th Georgia served in the Army of Northern Virginia’s Provost Guard during the Siege of Petersburg.

Second Offensive Order of Battle: Wright’s Brigade | Anderson’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army5

  • Commander:
    • Colonel William Gibson (admitted to hospital June 23, 1864)6
    • Lieutenant Colonel M. R. Hall (at least June 22, 1864)7
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: One company of the 48th Georgia served in the Army of Northern Virginia’s Provost Guard during the Siege of Petersburg.

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Wright’s Brigade | Anderson’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army8

  • Commander:
    • Colonel William Gibson (went on leave starting July 30, 1864)9
    • Lieutenant Colonel Matthew R. Hall (at least July 30, 1864)(assumed Brigade command after Colonel John W. Evans was killed on July 30, 1864)10
    • ? (after Hall assumed Brigade command)11
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: One company of the 48th Georgia served in the Army of Northern Virginia’s Provost Guard during the Siege of Petersburg.

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Wright’s Brigade | Mahone’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army12

  • Commander:
    • Colonel William Gibson (was on leave for at least the early part of August)13
    • Lieutenant Colonel Matthew R. Hall (at least August 12, 1864)14,15
  • Unit Strength:
    • 234 officers and men PFD (August 12, 1864)16
  • Weapons: Springfield and/or Enfield Rifles17
  • Note: One company of the 48th Georgia served in the Army of Northern Virginia’s Provost Guard during the Siege of Petersburg.[49. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 128]

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Wright’s Brigade | Mahone’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army18,19

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Matthew R. Hall20
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: One company of the 48th Georgia served in the Army of Northern Virginia’s Provost Guard during the Siege of Petersburg.

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Commander:
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  • Note: One company of the 48th Georgia served in the Army of Northern Virginia’s Provost Guard during the Siege of Petersburg.

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Commander:
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  • Note: One company of the 48th Georgia served in the Army of Northern Virginia’s Provost Guard during the Siege of Petersburg.

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Commander:
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  • Note: One company of the 48th Georgia served in the Army of Northern Virginia’s Provost Guard during the Siege of Petersburg.

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Commander:
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  • Weapons:
  • Note: One company of the 48th Georgia served in the Army of Northern Virginia’s Provost Guard during the Siege of Petersburg.

Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Petersburg Campaign Battles:21

  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
  • Weldon Railroad (June 22, 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, pages 261-262
  2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pages 261-262
  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 112: As Lt. Col. Hall was in command on June 22m 1864 already, Gibson must have been unable to perform the duties of command even before June 23, 1864.
  7. Letter from the 48th Georgia.” Augusta (GA) Daily Constitutionalist. July 20, 1864, p. ? col. ?: “Lieut. Col. Hall, commanding regiment, and the now lamented Capt. L. G. Doughty, (who was killed the next day) acting Major in this charge, displayed great gallantry and coolness during the charge.”  The author of this published letter is referring to the Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road, specifically the capture and rout of the Union Second Corps by Mahone’s Confederate division on June 22, 1864.
  8. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 121
  9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 121
  10. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 121
  11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 121
  12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 130
  13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 130
  14. 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.
  15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 130
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 138
  19. 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.
  20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 138
  21. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pages 261-262

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