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Muster In: Organized on September 21, 18611
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Colonel Samuel D. Lowe (?)
Samuel D. Lowe 28th NC3

Colonel William H. A. Speer
William H.A. Speer 28th NC4

Major Samuel N. Stowe
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Captain Thomas V. Apperson
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Captain T. James Linebarger
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Lane’s Brigade | Wilcox’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army5

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

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel William H. A. Speer7
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  • Weapons:

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

  • Commander:
    • Colonel Samuel D. Lowe (?) (left for the Invalid Corps on July 8, 1864)9
    • Lieutenant Colonel (Colonel) William H. A. Speer (promoted to Colonel on July 8, 1864)10
    • Major Samuel N. Stowe11
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Lane’s Brigade | Wilcox’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army12

  • Commander:
    • Colonel William H. A. Speer (mortally wounded while in brigade command on August 25, 1864 and died August 29, 1864)13
    • Major Samuel N. Stowe (while Speer was in brigade command, but definitely August 25, 1864 and after)14
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Lane’s Brigade | Wilcox’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army15,16

  • Commander: Major Samuel N. Stowe (at least September 2 and 28, 1864)(but he had been physically unfit for further duty for quite some time)17,18,19
  • Unit Strength:
    • 246 officers and men PFD (September 2, 1864)20
    • 306 officers and men PFD (September 28, 1864)21
  • Weapons: .58 caliber rifles (presumably a mix of Enfields and Springfields)22,23
  • Note: After Colonel Lowe resigned [in July 1864] and Lieutenant-Colonel W. H. A. Speer was killed at Reams Station, the regiment was frequently commanded by Captains E. F. Lovell, T. V. Apperson and T. J. Linebarger, the latter being in command at the surrender.24

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Lane’s Brigade | Wilcox’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army25

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Lane’s Brigade | Wilcox’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army27,28

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Lane’s Brigade | Wilcox’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army32,33,34,35,36

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Lane’s Brigade | Wilcox’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army41,42

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles46:

  • Skirmish at Riddell’s Shop (June 13 1864)47
  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
  • Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road (June 22-23, 1864)48
  • Gravel Hill (July 28, 1864)
  • Fussell’s Mill (August 16, 1864)
  • Second Battle of Deep Bottom (August 18, 1864)49
  • Reams’ Station (August 25, 1864)
  • Squirrel Level Road (September 30, 1864)
  • Jones’ Farm (September 30, 1864)
  • Pegram’s Farm (October 1, 1864)
  • Stony Creek Raid (December 7-12, 1864)50
  • Hatcher’s Run (February 5-7, 1865)
  • Fort Stedman (March 25, 1865) (reserve)51
  • Attacks on the Skirmish Lines (March 25, 1865)52
  • Action at McIlwaine’s Hill (March 27, 1865)53
  • Petersburg Final Assault (April 2, 1865)
  • Battery Gregg (April 2, 1865)
  • Jetersville (April 5, 1865)
  • Farmville (April 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. 124-126
    2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 124-126
    3. Clark, Walter. Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War 1861-’65, Volume 2 (Nash Brothers: 1901), pp. 464-465
    4. Clark, Walter. Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War 1861-’65, Volume 2 (Nash Brothers: 1901), pp. 464-465
    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 112
    7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 112
    8. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 121
    9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 121: I am not positive that Lowe was ever in field command in July 1864 if he was in bad enough help to be assigned to the Invalid Corps on July 8.  More research is needed.
    10. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 122: I suspect Speer was in command in early January even prior to being promoted to full colonel and that Lowe was not present in the trenches.  More research is needed.
    11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 122
    12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 130
    13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 130
    14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 130
    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 139
    18. Clark, Walter. Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War 1861-’65, Volume 2 (Nash Brothers: 1901), pp. 480-484: “its Major S. N. Stowe, is physically disqualified for active field duty. The Major has been but little with his command, and when with it, has done but little duty. He admits himself that he has been unable to walk half a mile at any one time for the last six months.”
    19. Confederate Inspection Report 25-P-17: Lane’s Brigade, September 2, 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.
    20. Confederate Inspection Report 25-P-17: Lane’s Brigade, September 2, 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.
    21. Confederate Inspection Report 7-P-24: Lane’s Brigade, September 28, 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.
    22. Confederate Inspection Report 25-P-17: Lane’s Brigade, September 2, 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.
    23. Confederate Inspection Report 7-P-24: Lane’s Brigade, September 28, 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.
    24. Clark, Walter. Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War 1861-’65, Volume 2 (Nash Brothers: 1901), pp. 480-484
    25. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 148
    26. Clark, Walter. Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War 1861-’65, Volume 2 (Nash Brothers: 1901), pp. 480-484
    27. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 156
    28. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 165
    29. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 156
    30. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 165
    31. Clark, Walter. Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War 1861-’65, Volume 2 (Nash Brothers: 1901), pp. 480-484
    32. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 174
    33. 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.
    34. 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.
    35. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 184
    36. 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.
    37. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 174
    38. 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.
    39. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 184
    40. Clark, Walter. Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War 1861-’65, Volume 2 (Nash Brothers: 1901), pp. 480-484
    41. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 193
    42. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 203
    43. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 193
    44. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 203
    45. Clark, Walter. Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War 1861-’65, Volume 2 (Nash Brothers: 1901), pp. 480-484
    46. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 124-126
    47. Clark, Walter. Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War 1861-’65, Volume 2(Nash Brothers: 1901), pp. 480-484
    48. Clark, Walter. Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War 1861-’65, Volume 2(Nash Brothers: 1901), pp. 480-484
    49. Clark, Walter. Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War 1861-’65, Volume 2(Nash Brothers: 1901), pp. 480-484
    50. Clark, Walter. Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War 1861-’65, Volume 2(Nash Brothers: 1901), pp. 480-484
    51. Clark, Walter. Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War 1861-’65, Volume 2(Nash Brothers: 1901), pp. 480-484
    52. Clark, Walter. Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War 1861-’65, Volume 2(Nash Brothers: 1901), pp. 480-484
    53. Clark, Walter. Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War 1861-’65, Volume 2(Nash Brothers: 1901), pp. 480-484

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