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Muster In: Organized mid-18611
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Colonel Daniel N. Moody
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Lieutenant Colonel William H. Fitzgerald
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Captain William H. Dudley
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Captain William P. McNeely
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Commander 5
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Humphreys’ Brigade | Kershaw’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army3

  • Commander: Colonel Daniel N. Moody4
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

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

  • Commander: Colonel Daniel N. Moody6
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Humphreys’ Brigade | Kershaw’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army7

  • Commander: Colonel Daniel N. Moody8
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

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

  • Commander: Colonel Daniel N. Moody (at least August 31, 1864)10,11
  • 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 Army12,13

  • Commander:
    • Colonel Daniel N. Moody (wounded on an unspecified date in November 1864)14
    • Captain William H. Dudley (November 1864)15
    • ? (prior to Lt. Col. Fitzgerald’s return on December 12, 1864)(December 1864)16
    • Lieutenant Colonel William H. Fitzgerald (returned on December 12, 1864) (December 1864)17
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: Kershaw’s Division had returned to Petersburg from the Shenandoah Valley by at least November 21, 1864.18

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Humphreys’ Brigade | Field’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army19,20,21,22,23

  • Commander:
    • Lieutenant Colonel William H. Fitzgerald (January 1865)24,25
    • Captain William P. McNeely (February 1865)26
  • Unit Strength:
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Commander:
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles27:

  • 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 107-109
  2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Mississippi by Stewart Sifakis, pages 107-109
  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 Mississippi, National Archives, Roll 298 (Daniel N. Moody, 21st Mississippi): Field and Staff Muster Roll for May and June 1864 (Page 12 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 Mississippi, National Archives, Roll 298 (Daniel N. Moody, 21st Mississippi): Field and Staff Muster Roll for May and June 1864 (Page 12 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 Mississippi, National Archives, Roll 298 (Daniel N. Moody, 21st Mississippi): Field and Staff Muster Roll for July and August 1864 (Page 13 at Footnote.com)
  11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 129
  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 155
  15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 155
  16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 163
  17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 163
  18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 369
  19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 172
  20. 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.
  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 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.
  22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 182
  23. 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.
  24. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 172
  25. 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.
  26. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 182
  27. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Mississippi by Stewart Sifakis, pages 107-109

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