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Muster In: Organized at Garysburg on May 16, 1861. Mustered in on August 31-September 1, 1861.1
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Colonel Hamilton A. Brown (of the 1st NC)
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Lieutenant Colonel William M. Parsley
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Major William T. Ennett
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet present at the Siege of Petersburg.3

Second Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet present at the Siege of Petersburg.4

Third Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet present at the Siege of Petersburg.5

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet present at the Siege of Petersburg.6

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet present at the Siege of Petersburg.7

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet present at the Siege of Petersburg.8

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Cox’s Brigade | Grimes’ Division | Second Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army9

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel William M. Parsley (December 1864)10
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The Second Corps, in the Shenandoah Valley since June 1864, was ordered to rejoin Lee at the Siege of Petersburg on December 9, 1864.  The Second Corps moved to Richmond and Petersburg over the next several days, remaining with Lee’s army through Appomattox.11

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Cox’s Brigade | Grimes’ Division | Second Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army12,13,14,15,16

  • Commander:
    • Lieutenant Colonel William M. Parsley (also temporarily commanding the 1st North Carolina at this time) (January 1865)17,18
    • Major William T. Ennett (also temporarily commanding the 1st North Carolina at this time)(February 1865)19
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Cox’s Brigade | Grimes’ Division | Second Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army20,21

  • Commander:
    • Colonel Hamilton A. Brown (of the 1st NC)(captured March 25 at Fort Stedman)(March 1865)22
    • ? (after Brown was captured)(March 1865)23
    • None listed. (April 1-2, 1865)24
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: It appears the 1st and 3rd North Carolina were still consolidated at this time.

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Petersburg Campaign Battles25:

  • Petersburg Siege (from December 1864)(June 1864-April 1865)
  • Fort Stedman (March 25, 1865)
  • Farmville (April 7, 1865)
  • Appomattox Court House (April 9, 1865)

Bibliography:

    Petersburg Campaign Documents Which Mention This Unit:

      Sources:

      1. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 85-87
      2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 85-87
      3. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 85-87
      4. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 85-87
      5. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 85-87
      6. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 85-87
      7. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 85-87
      8. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 85-87
      9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 164
      10. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 164
      11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 376
      12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 173
      13. 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 1172: “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.
      14. 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.
      15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 183
      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 1270: “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.
      17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 173
      18. 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.
      19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 183
      20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 191
      21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 201
      22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 191
      23. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 191
      24. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 201
      25. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 85-87

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