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Muster In: Organized June 16, 18621
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Colonel William A. Jackson Brown
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Lieutenant Colonel Bolivar H. Gee
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Anderson’s Brigade | Field’s DivisionFirst Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army3

  • Commander: Colonel William A. Jackson Brown4
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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Anderson’s Brigade | Field’s DivisionFirst Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army5

  • Commander: Colonel William A. Jackson Brown6
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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Anderson’s Brigade | Field’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army7

  • Commander: Colonel William A. Jackson Brown8
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Anderson’s Brigade | Field’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army9

  • Commander:
    • Colonel William A. Jackson Brown (wounded August 16, 1864)10
    • Lieutenant Colonel Bolivar H. Gee (August 16 and presumably after)11
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Anderson’s Brigade | Field’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army12,13

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Bolivar H. Gee14
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles15:

  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
  • Reams’ Station (August 25, 1864)
  • Fort Harrison (September 29-30, 1864)
  • Williamsburg Road (October 27, 1864)
  • 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 272-273
      2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pages 272-273
      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 541 (William A. Jackson Brown, 59th Georgia, Footnote.com Page 10): Field and Staff Muster Roll for May + June, 1864
      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 541 (William A. Jackson Brown, 59th Georgia, Footnote.com Page 10): Field and Staff Muster Roll for May + June, 1864
      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 128
      10. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 128
      11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 128
      12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 137
      13. 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. 1311.
      14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 137
      15. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pages 272-273

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