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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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Colonel Matthew R. Hall
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Captain Alexander C. Flanders
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Commander 4
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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.18

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Wright’s Brigade | Mahone’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army19,20

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Matthew R. Hall21
  • 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: Wright’s Brigade | Mahone’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army22

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Matthew R. Hall23
  • 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.24

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Sorrel’s Brigade | Mahone’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army25,26

  • Commander:
    • Colonel William Gibson (resigned November 12, 1864)(November 1864)27
    • Lieutenant Colonel (Colonel) Matthew R. Hall (promoted to Colonel on November 12, 1864)(November & December 1864)28,29
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: One company of the 48th Georgia (under which commander?) served in the Army of Northern Virginia’s Provost Guard during the Siege of Petersburg.30,31

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Sorrel’s Brigade | Mahone’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army32,33,34,35

  • Commander:
    • None listed (January 1865)36
    • Captain Alexander C. Flanders (February 1865)37
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: One company of the 48th Georgia (under which commander?) served in the Army of Northern Virginia’s Provost Guard during the Siege of Petersburg.38,39

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: One company of the 48th Georgia (under which commander?) served in the Army of Northern Virginia’s Provost Guard during the Siege of Petersburg.40,41

Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Petersburg Campaign Battles:42

  • 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 128
  19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 138
  20. 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.
  21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 138
  22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 149
  23. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 149
  24. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 146
  25. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 157
  26. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 166
  27. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 157
  28. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 157
  29. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 166
  30. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 154
  31. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 162
  32. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 175
  33. 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 1174: “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.
  34. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 185
  35. 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 1272: “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.
  36. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 175
  37. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 185
  38. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 171
  39. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 181
  40. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 190
  41. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 200
  42. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pages 261-262

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