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Muster In: Organized on May 16, 1862.  Mustered into Confederate service in May or June 1862.1
Muster Out: April 26, 18652

Commander(s):
Colonel William F. Martin
William F. Martin 17th NC3

Lieutenant Colonel Thomas H. Sharp
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Captain John L. Swain
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Commander 4
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Martin’s Brigade | Hoke’s Division | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army4

  • Commander:
    • Lieutenant Colonel Thomas H. Sharp (wounded on June 17, 1864)5
    • ? (June 17-18, 1864)
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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Martin’s Brigade | Hoke’s Division | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army6

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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Martin’s Brigade | Hoke’s Division | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army7

  • Commander:
    • Colonel William F. Martin (sick on July 18, 1864)8
    • ? (July 18, 1864)9
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Martin’s Brigade | Hoke’s Division | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army10

  • Commander: Captain John L. Swain11
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Martin’s Brigade | Hoke’s Division | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army12,13

  • Commander: Captain John L. Swain14
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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Martin’s Brigade | Hoke’s Division | Fourth Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army15

  • Commander:
    • Captain John L. Swain (at least October 19, 1864)16
    • Lieutenant Colonel Thomas H. Sharp17
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Martin’s Brigade | Hoke’s Division | Fourth Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army18,19

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Thomas H. Sharp (November & December 1864)20,21
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  • Note: Left the Siege of Petersburg sometime in December 1864.22

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not at Siege of Petersburg.23

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not at Siege of Petersburg.24

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles25:

  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
  • Fort Harrison (September 29-30, 1864)
  • Burgess’ Mill (October 27, 1864)

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

      Sources:

      1. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 109-110
      2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 109-110
      3. Clark, Walter. Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War 1861-’65, Volume 2 (Nash Brothers: 1901), p. 1: There is an illustration showing the field officers of the 17th North Carolina before page 1 in this famous reference work.
      4. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 114
      5. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 114
      6. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 114
      7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 123
      8. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 123
      9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 123
      10. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 133
      11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 133
      12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 141
      13. 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. 1314.
      14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 141
      15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 147
      16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 147
      17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 147
      18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 155
      19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 167
      20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 155
      21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 167
      22. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 109-110: Sifakis does not list the exact date.  More research is needed.
      23. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 109-110
      24. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 109-110
      25. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 109-110

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