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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
    • ?
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

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

  • Commander: Colonel John T. Jordan6
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Thomas’ Brigade | Wilcox’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army7

  • Commander: Colonel John T. Jordan8
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Thomas’ Brigade | Wilcox’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army9

  • Commander: Colonel John T. Jordan (August 1864)(at least August 29, 1864)10,11
  • Unit Strength: 242 officers and men PFD (August 29, 1864)12
  • Weapons: .58 caliber rifles (presumably a mix of Enfields and Springfields)13

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Thomas’ Brigade | Wilcox’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army14,15

  • Commander: Colonel John T. Jordan16,17
  • Unit Strength: 173 officers and men PFD (September 29, 1864)18
  • Weapons: Not listed but probably .58 caliber based on earlier September report19
  • Note: Thomas’ Brigade was on the Swift Creek line and was temporarily attached to Pickett’s Division during the Fifth Offensive.20

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Thomas’ Brigade | Wilcox’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army21

  • Commander: Colonel John T. Jordan22
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Thomas’ Brigade | Wilcox’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army23,24

  • Commander:
    • Colonel John T. Jordan (November & December 1864)25
    • Lieutenant Colonel Wiley J. Williams (after Colonel Jordan took a leave of absence on December 30)(December 1864)26
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Thomas’ Brigade | Wilcox’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army27,28,29,30,31

  • Commander:
    • Lieutenant Colonel Wiley J. Williams (January 1865)32,33
    • Colonel John T. Jordan (returned to duty January 20)(January & February 1865)34,35
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Thomas’ Brigade | Wilcox’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army36,37

  • Commander:
    • Colonel John T. Jordan (wounded Aril 2)(March & April 1-2, 1865)38,39
    • ? (after Col. Jordan was wounded (April 2, 1865)40
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles41:

  • 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. Confederate Inspection Report 27-P-17: Thomas’ Brigade, August 29, 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.
    12. Confederate Inspection Report 27-P-17: Thomas’ Brigade, August 29, 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.
    13. Confederate Inspection Report 27-P-17: Thomas’ Brigade, August 29, 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.
    14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 139
    15. 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.
    16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 139
    17. Confederate Inspection Report 10-P-24: Thomas’ Brigade, September 29, 1864; Inspection 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. Confederate Inspection Report 10-P-24: Thomas’ Brigade, September 29, 1864; Inspection 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.
    19. Confederate Inspection Report 10-P-24: Thomas’ Brigade, September 29, 1864; Inspection 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.
    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 148
    22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 148
    23. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 156
    24. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 165
    25. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 156
    26. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 165
    27. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 174
    28. 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.
    29. 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.
    30. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 184
    31. 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.
    32. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 174
    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 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.
    34. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 174
    35. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 184
    36. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 193
    37. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 203
    38. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 193
    39. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 203
    40. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 203
    41. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 262-263

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