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Muster In: Organized on September 19, 1861. Captured at Roanoke Island on February 8, 1862.  Reorganized on September 17, 1862.1
Muster Out: April 26, 18652

Commander(s):
Colonel John V. Jordan
John V. Jordan 31st NC3

Lieutenant Colonel Charles W. Knight
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Lieutenant Edward J. Williams
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Clingman’s Brigade | Hoke’s Division | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army4

  • Commander:
    • Lieutenant Colonel Charles W. Knight (at least June 16-18, 1864)5
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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Clingman’s Brigade | Hoke’s Division | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army6

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

  • Commander: Colonel John V. Jordan8
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Clingman’s Brigade | Hoke’s Division | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army9

  • Commander:
    • Colonel John V. Jordan10
    • ? (while Jordan commanded the brigade)11
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Clingman’s Brigade | Hoke’s Division | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army12,13

  • Commander:
    • Colonel John V. Jordan (at least September 1, 1864)14
    • Lieutenant Edward J. Williams15
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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Clingman’s Brigade | Hoke’s Division | Fourth Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army16

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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Clingman’s Brigade | Hoke’s Division | Fourth Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army17,18

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Charles W. Knight (November & December 1864)19,20
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  • Note: Left the Siege of Petersburg sometime in December 1864.21

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not at Siege of Petersburg.22

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not at Siege of Petersburg.23

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles24:

  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
  • Globe Tavern (August 18-21, 1864)
  • Fort Harrison (September 29-30, 1864)

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

    Sources:

    1. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 129-130
    2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 129-130
    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. 506
    4. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 114
    5. Gen. Clingman’s Report of the Battles in Front of Petersburg on the 16th, 17th and 18th of June.” Our Living and Our Dead (New Bern, NC). March 18, 1874, p. 2 col. 2-5
    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 124
    8. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 124
    9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 133
    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 141
    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 155
    18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 166
    19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 155
    20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 166
    21. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 129-130: Sifakis does not list the exact date.  More research is needed.
    22. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 129-130
    23. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 129-130
    24. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolinaby Stewart Sifakis, pp. 129-130

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