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Muster In: Organized on May 26, 18631
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Colonel John W. Evans
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Colonel Walter H. Weems
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Captain Thomas J. Pritchett
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Captain George S. Thomas
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Captain James G. Brown
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Commander 6
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Johnson’s Brigade | Hoke’s Division | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army3

  • Commander: Captain Thomas J. Pritchett (June 16, 1864)4
  • Unit Strength: ~183 officers and men PFD (6 cos.)(June 16, 1864)5
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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Provost Guard | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army6,7

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Third Offensive Order of Battle:

Provost Guard | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army (July 1-12, 1864)8

Wright’s Brigade | Anderson’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army (July 12-31, 1864)9

  • Commander:
    • Colonel John W. Evans (killed July 30, 1864, possibly in brigade command)10
    • Lieutenant Colonel (Colonel) Walter H. Weems (appointed Colonel July 30, 1864)11
    • Captain Thomas J. Pritchett (in command July 30, 1864 at the Crater?)(captured July 30, 1864)12
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Wright’s Brigade | Mahone’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army13

  • Commander:
    • Colonel Walter H. Weems14
    • Captain George S. Thomas (at least August 12, 1864)15
  • Unit Strength:
    • 203 officers and men PFD (August 12, 1864)16
  • Weapons: Springfield and/or Enfield Rifles17

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Wright’s Brigade | Mahone’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army18,19

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    • Colonel Walter H. Weems20
    • Captain James G. Brown21
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Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Petersburg Campaign Battles:22

  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
  • The Crater (July 30, 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 277-278
    2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pages 277-278
    3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., pages 114-115
    4. NARA RG 109, Entry 66, Box 106: War Department Collection of Confederate Records, General Records of the Government of the CSA, Battle Reports 1862-1864: Bushrod Johnson’s Report on Petersburg Assaults June 15-18, 1864
    5. NARA RG 109, Entry 66, Box 106: War Department Collection of Confederate Records, General Records of the Government of the CSA, Battle Reports 1862-1864: Bushrod Johnson’s Report on Petersburg Assaults June 15-18, 1864: Johnson reports 160 “effectives” in the 6 companies of the 64th Georgia which were present on June 16, 1864.  Taking Steven H. Newton’s method for converting effectives to PFD, we get (160/.93) * 1.065 = ~183 officers and men PFD
    6. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 110
    7. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), page 669: The 64th GA joined the Provost Guard on June 19, 1864.
    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 121
    10. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 121: When did Evans assume command of this brigade in July?  Was he in brigade command on July 30, 1864?  More research is needed.
    11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 121
    12. Recapture of the Crater Again.” Anderson (SC) Intelligencer. August 9, 1905, p. 2 col. 1-3: “Our regiment, the Sixty-fourth Georgia, commanded by Captain Thomas J. Pritchett, was in front of the brigade, and had to file right up a ravine behind the works before we could form in line.  Here we lost our colonel, John W. Evans, who, while not on duty, would go into the battle with us.  He jumped up on the bank of the ditch and was waving his hat and cheering when he was shot and instantly killed.” ….”…when General Mahone, who commanded the division, called to Captain Pritchett.  I ran and told him General Mahone was calling him and as he turned and ran up General Mahone ordered him to take the regiment up to support his brigade.  Captain Pritchett rushed off, but ran a little too far to the right and jumped into the ditch, which was full of Yankees, and was captured, as was Lieutenant Morn, of Company G.”
    13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 130
    14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 130
    15. 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.
    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 139
    19. 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.
    20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 139
    21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 139
    22. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pages 277-278

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