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Muster In: Organized May 12, 18621
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Colonel James P. Simms
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Lieutenant Colonel Wiley F. Hartsfield, Jr.
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Bryan’s Brigade | Kershaw’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army3

  • Commander: Colonel James P. Simms4
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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Bryan’s Brigade | Kershaw’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army5

  • Commander: Colonel James P. Simms6
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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Bryan’s Brigade | Kershaw’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army7

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Wiley F. Hartsfield, Jr.8
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Bryan’s Brigade | Kershaw’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army9

  • Commander: Colonel James P. Simms10,11
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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Commander: Colonel James P. Simms12
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Commander: Colonel James P. Simms13
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles14:

  • 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, pages 267-268
  2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pages 267-268
  3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 110
  4. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Georgia, National Archives, Roll 524 (James P. Simms, 53rd Georgia): Field, Staff and Band Muster Roll for February 29 to August 31, 1864 (Page 5 at Footnote.com)
  5. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 110
  6. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Georgia, National Archives, Roll 524 (James P. Simms, 53rd Georgia): Field, Staff and Band Muster Roll for February 29 to August 31, 1864 (Page 5 at Footnote.com)
  7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 119
  8. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 119
  9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 129
  10. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Georgia, National Archives, Roll 524 (James P. Simms, 53rd Georgia): Field, Staff and Band Muster Roll for February 29 to August 31, 1864 (Page 5 at Footnote.com)
  11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 129
  12. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Georgia, National Archives, Roll 524 (James P. Simms, 53rd Georgia): Field, Staff and Band Muster Roll for September and October, 1864 (Page 6 at Footnote.com)
  13. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Georgia, National Archives, Roll 524 (James P. Simms, 53rd Georgia): Field, Staff and Band Muster Roll for November and December, 1864 (Page 7 at Footnote.com)
  14. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pages 267-268

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