18th Mississippi Infantry

   

0 comments

in Mississippi Infantry

Editor’s Note: Do you have information on this regiment’s role at the Siege of Petersburg?  Please contact us using the Contact button in the menu at the top of the screen.  We are happy to exchange information with other researchers.

Muster In: Organized on June 7, 18611
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Colonel Thomas M. Griffin
Commander Image

Major George B. Gerald
Commander Image

Captain Joseph F. Sessions
Commander Image

Lieutenant Joseph Buchels
Commander Image

Lieutenant William Baskin
Commander Image

Commander 6
Commander Image

First Offensive Order of Battle: Humphreys’ Brigade | Kershaw’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army3

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Second Offensive Order of Battle: Humphreys’ Brigade | Kershaw’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army4

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Humphreys’ Brigade | Kershaw’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army5

  • Commander:
    • Colonel Thomas M. Griffin6
    • Lieutenant Joseph Buchels7
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Humphreys’ Brigade | Kershaw’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army8

  • Commander:
    • Lieutenant Joseph Buchels9
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

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: Humphreys’ Brigade | Kershaw’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army10,11

  • Commander:
    • Lieutenant William Baskin (November 1864)12
    • Lieutenant Joseph Buchels (December 1864)13
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: Kershaw’s Division had returned to Petersburg from the Shenandoah Valley by at least November 21, 1864.14

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

  • Commander:
    • Major George B. Gerald (was in brigade command, possibly for all of January)(January 1865)20
    • Captain Joseph F. Sessions (January & February 1865)21,22,23
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Humphreys’ Brigade | Field’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army24,25

  • Commander: None listed. (March – April 2, 1865)26,27
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles28:

  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
  • Weldon Railroad (June 22, 1864)
  • Deep Bottom, Strawberry Plains, and New Market Road (July 27-29, 1864)
  • Malvern Hill (July 28, 1864)
  • Hatcher’s Run (February 5-7, 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: Mississippi by Stewart Sifakis, pages 102-104
      2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Mississippi by Stewart Sifakis, pages 102-104
      3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 110
      4. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 110
      5. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 119
      6. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 119
      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 129
      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 1179: “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 Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 172
      22. 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 1179: “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.
      23. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 182
      24. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 191
      25. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 201
      26. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 191
      27. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 201
      28. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Mississippi by Stewart Sifakis, pages 102-104

      ***



      What are your Top 10 Gettysburg Books? See what a panel of bloggers said recently.

      { 0 comments… add one now }

      Leave a Comment

      Previous post:

      Next post: