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Muster In: Organized as 6th Infantry Regiment Volunteers on June 16, 1861.  Redesignated as the 16th Infantry Regiment on November 14, 1861. 1
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Colonel William A. Stowe
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Lieutenant Colonel Abel S. Cloud
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Scales’ Brigade | Wilcox’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army3

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Second Offensive Order of Battle: Scales’ Brigade | Wilcox’s Division | Third Corps| Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army4

  • Commander: Colonel William A. Stowe5
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Scales’ Brigade | Wilcox’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army6

  • Commander: Colonel William A. Stowe7
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Scales’ Brigade | Wilcox’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army8

  • Commander: Colonel William A. Stowe (August 1864)(at least August 31, 1864)9,10
  • Unit Strength: 195 officers and men PFD (August 31, 1864)11
  • Weapons: .58 caliber rifles (presumably a mix of Enfields and Springfields)12

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Scales’ Brigade | Wilcox’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army13,14

  • Commander: Colonel William A. Stowe15
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: Scales’ Brigade operated with General Hoke’s Division from September 29 to October 3, 1864.16

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Scales’ Brigade | Wilcox’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army17

  • Commander: Colonel William A. Stowe18
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Scales’ Brigade | Wilcox’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army19,20

  • Commander:
    • Colonel William A. Stowe (took leave of absence starting December 15)(November & December 1864)21,22
    • Lieutenant Colonel Abel S. Cloud (December 1864),23
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Scales’ Brigade | Wilcox’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army24,25,26,27,28

  • Commander: Colonel William A. Stowe (January & February 1865)29,30,31
  • Unit Strength:
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Scales’ Brigade | Wilcox’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army32,33

  • Commander: None listed. (March & April 1-2, 1865)34,35
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles36:

  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
  • Reams’ Station (August 25, 1864)
  • Fort Harrison (September 29-30, 1864)
  • Jones’ Farm (September 30, 1864)
  • Hatcher’s Run (February 5-7, 1865)
  • Appomattox Court House (April 9, 1865)

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

    Sources:

    1. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 106-108
    2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 106-108
    3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 112
    4. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 112
    5. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 112
    6. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 122
    7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 122
    8. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 131
    9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 131
    10. Confederate Inspection Report 26-P-17: Scales’ Brigade, August 31, 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.
    11. Confederate Inspection Report 26-P-17: Scales’ Brigade, August 31, 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.
    12. Confederate Inspection Report 26-P-17: Scales’ Brigade, August 31, 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.
    13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 139
    14. 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.
    15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 139
    16. 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.
    17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 148
    18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 148
    19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 157
    20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 165
    21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 157
    22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 165
    23. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 165
    24. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 174
    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 1173: “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.
    26. 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 1182: “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.
    27. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 184
    28. 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 1272: “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.
    29. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 174
    30. 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 1182: “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.
    31. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 184
    32. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 193
    33. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 203
    34. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 193
    35. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 203
    36. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 106-108

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