Phillips’ Georgia Legion Infantry

   

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Muster In: Organized August 2, 18611
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Hamilton
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Major John S. Norris
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Wofford’s Brigade | Kershaw’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army3

  • Commander: Major John S. Norris (?)4
  • Unit Strength:
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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Wofford’s Brigade | Kershaw’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army5

  • Commander: Major John S. Norris (at least June 30, 1864)6
  • Unit Strength:
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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Wofford’s Brigade | Kershaw’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army7

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Hamilton8
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Wofford’s Brigade | Kershaw’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army9

  • Commander: ? (Col. Hamilton was absent in August 1864 per his CSRs.)
  • Unit Strength:
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Away from the Siege of Petersburg in the Shenandoah Valley.

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Away from the Siege of Petersburg in the Shenandoah Valley.

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: DuBose’s Brigade | Kershaw’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army10,11

  • Commander: Major John S. Norris (November & December 1864)12,13
  • Unit Strength:
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  • Note: Kershaw’s Division had returned to Petersburg from the Shenandoah Valley by at least November 21, 1864.14

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: DuBose’s Brigade | Field’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army15,16,17,18,19

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Hamilton (January & February 1865)20,21,22
  • Unit Strength:
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Commander:
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles23:

  • 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 284-285
  2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pages 284-285
  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 597 (John S. Norris, Phillips’ GA Legion): Company Muster Roll for May and June 1864 (Page 11 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 597 (John S. Norris, Phillips’ GA Legion): Company Muster Roll for May and June 1864 (Page 11 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. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 155
  11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 163
  12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 155
  13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 163
  14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 369
  15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 172
  16. 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 1171: “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.
  17. 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 1180: “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.
  18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 182
  19. 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 1269: “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.
  20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 172
  21. 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 1180: “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.
  22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 182
  23. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pages 284-285

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