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

Commander(s):
Colonel John T. Jordan
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Lieutenant Colonel Wiley J. Williams
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Thomas’ Brigade | Wilcox’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army3

  • Commander:
    • Colonel John T. Jordan (in hospital at least June 17, 1864)4
    • ?
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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Thomas’ Brigade | Wilcox’s Division | Third Corps| Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army5

  • Commander: Colonel John T. Jordan6
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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Thomas’ Brigade | Wilcox’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army7

  • Commander: Colonel John T. Jordan8
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Thomas’ Brigade | Wilcox’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army9

  • Commander: Colonel John T. Jordan10
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Thomas’ Brigade | Wilcox’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army11,12

  • Commander: Colonel John T. Jordan13
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  • Note: Thomas’ Brigade was on the Swift Creek line and was temporarily attached to Pickett’s Division during the Fifth Offensive.14

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Thomas’ Brigade | Wilcox’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army15

  • Commander: Colonel John T. Jordan16
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Thomas’ Brigade | Wilcox’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army17,18

  • Commander:
    • Colonel John T. Jordan (November & December 1864)19
    • Lieutenant Colonel Wiley J. Williams (after Colonel Jordan took a leave of absence on December 30)(December 1864)20
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Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Thomas’ Brigade | Wilcox’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army21,22,23,24,25

  • Commander:
    • Lieutenant Colonel Wiley J. Williams (January 1865)26,27
    • Colonel John T. Jordan (returned to duty January 20)(January & February 1865)28,29
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Thomas’ Brigade | Wilcox’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army30,31

  • Commander:
    • Colonel John T. Jordan (wounded Aril 2)(March & April 1-2, 1865)32,33
    • ? (after Col. Jordan was wounded (April 2, 1865)34
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles35:

  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
  • Weldon Railroad (June 22, 1864)
  • Fort Stedman (March 25, 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, pp. 262-263
    2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 262-263
    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
    7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 122
    8. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 122
    9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 130
    10. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 130
    11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 139
    12. 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.
    13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 139
    14. 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.
    15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 148
    16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 148
    17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 156
    18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 165
    19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 156
    20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 165
    21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 174
    22. 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 1173: “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.
    23. 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 1182: “Organization of the Army of Northern Virginia, General R. E. Lee, C. S. Army, commanding, January 31, 1865”; This order of battle was based off of inspection reports from January 26-31, 1865, and the leaders should be accurate for this time frame.
    24. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 184
    25. 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.
    26. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 174
    27. 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 1182: “Organization of the Army of Northern Virginia, General R. E. Lee, C. S. Army, commanding, January 31, 1865”; This order of battle was based off of inspection reports from January 26-31, 1865, and the leaders should be accurate for this time frame.
    28. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 174
    29. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 184
    30. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 193
    31. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 203
    32. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 193
    33. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 203
    34. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 203
    35. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 262-263

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