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Muster In: Organized on November 8, 1861. Reorganized in April 1862.1
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Colonel John G. Jones
John G. Jones 35th NC3

Colonel James T. Johnson
James T. Johnson 35th NC4

Lieutenant Colonel Simon B. Taylor
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Major James T. Davis (?)
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Captain Sanford G. Howie
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Commander 6
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Ransom’s Brigade | Johnson’s Division | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army5

  • Commander:
    • Colonel John G. Jones (killed on June 17, 1864)6,7,8
    • Lieutenant Colonel (soon to be Colonel) James T. Johnson (June 17-18, 1864)9
  • Unit Strength:
    • ~528 officers and men “carried into action” (June 17, 1864)10
    • ~208 officers and men after the fight (June 17, 1864)11
  • Weapons:

Second Offensive Order of Battle: Ransom’s Brigade | Johnson’s Division | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army12

  • Commander: Major James T. Davis (?)(probably Colonel James T. Johnson)(at least June 20, 1864)13,14
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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Ransom’s Brigade | Johnson’s Division | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army15

  • Commander: Colonel James T. Johnson16
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Ransom’s Brigade | Johnson’s Division | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army17

  • Commander:
    • Captain Sanford G. Howie (in the hospital at least August 24-September 6, 1864)18
    • ? (August 24-31, 1864)19
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Ransom’s Brigade | Johnson’s Division | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army20,21

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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Ransom’s Brigade | Johnson’s Division | Fourth Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army22

  • Commander: Colonel James T. Johnson23
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Ransom’s Brigade | Johnson’s Division | Fourth Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army24,25

  • Commander:
    • Lieutenant Colonel Simon B. Taylor (November 1864)26
    • Colonel James T. Johnson (December 1864)27
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Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Ransom’s Brigade | Johnson’s Division | Fourth Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army28,29,30,31,32

  • Commander:
    • Colonel James T. Johnson (January & February 1865)33,34,35
    • Lieutenant Colonel Simon B. Taylor (January & February 1865)36,37
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Ransom’s Brigade | Johnson’s Division | Fourth Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army38,39

  • Commander:
    • Colonel James T. Johnson (captured March 25, probably not April 1)(March 1865)40,41,42
    • Lieutenant Colonel Simon B. Taylor (after Col. Johnson was captured on March 25)(wounded in the right arm April 1)(March 25-April 1, 1865)43,44
    • ? (after Col. Johnson was captured and Lt. Col. Taylor was wounded)(April 1-2, 1865)45
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles46:

  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
  • Second Battle of Petersburg (June 16-18, 1864)47
  • The Crater (July 30, 1864)
  • Globe Tavern (August 18-21, 1864)
  • Fort Stedman (March 25, 1865)
  • Dinwiddie Court House (March 31, 1865)
  • Five Forks (April 1, 1865)
  • Sayler’s Creek (April 6, 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. 134-136
    2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 134-136
    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. 590-591
    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. 590-591
    5. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 115
    6. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 115
    7. Interesting Letter from Ransom’s Brigade.” Raleigh Confederate. June 23, 1864, p. 2 col. 4: “In this charge Colonel J. C. Jones (sic, John G. Jones) of the 35th N. C. regiment, and Capt. Blackwell of the same, were both killed.”
    8. Clark, Walter. Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War 1861-’65, Volume 2 (Nash Brothers: 1901), pp. 621-628: “Its gallant commander, John G. Jones, was shot down early in the charge ; rising he advanced a few feet, when he fell a second time. Calling for help, he was again going forward; when shot a third time he fell to rise no more.”
    9. Clark, Walter. Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War 1861-’65, Volume 2 (Nash Brothers: 1901), pp. 621-628: “Lieutenant-Colonel James. T. Johnston and Major Simon. B. Taylor now (presumably in mid-June soon after Jones’ death, maybe even June 18) became respectively Colonel and Lieutenant-Colonel and Captain Robert E. Petty, of Company D, Major of the regiment. First Lieutenant G. W. Freeman was promoted to be Captain of Company B.”
    10. Clark, Walter. Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War 1861-’65, Volume 2 (Nash Brothers: 1901), pp. 621-628
    11. Clark, Walter. Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War 1861-’65, Volume 2 (Nash Brothers: 1901), pp. 621-628
    12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 115
    13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 115: Sibley claims a James T. Davis commanded this regiment on June 20, 1864 and uses the Compiled Service Records to back this assertion.  However, there was no James T. Davis in the 35th NC.  There was a James M. Davis in the 35th NC who made it to the rank of lieutenant, and a James T. Davis in the 49th NC who made it to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.  Was this James T. Davis from the 49th NC, or was Sibely referring to James T. Johnson?  Further research is needed.
    14. Clark, Walter. Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War 1861-’65, Volume 2 (Nash Brothers: 1901), pp. 621-628: “Lieutenant-Colonel James. T. Johnston and Major Simon. B. Taylor now (presumably in mid-June soon after Jones’ death, maybe even June 18) became respectively Colonel and Lieutenant-Colonel and Captain Robert E. Petty, of Company D, Major of the regiment. First Lieutenant G. W. Freeman was promoted to be Captain of Company B.”
    15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 124
    16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 124
    17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 133
    18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 133
    19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 133
    20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 141
    21. 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.
    22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 150
    23. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 150
    24. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 158
    25. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 167
    26. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 158
    27. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 167
    28. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 176
    29. 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 1174: “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.
    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 1183: “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 186
    32. 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 1273: “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.
    33. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 176
    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 1183: “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 186
    36. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 176
    37. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 186
    38. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 195
    39. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 204
    40. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 195
    41. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 204: Sibley shows Johnson being captured on April 1, 1865.
    42. Clark, Walter. Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War 1861-’65, Volume 2 (Nash Brothers: 1901), pp. 621-628: “In this assault, Colonel James T. Johnston, Captain S. G. Howie, Company F, and many others of the Thirty-fifth Regiment, and about half of Ransom’s brigade, were taken prisoners.”
    43. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 204
    44. Clark, Walter. Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War 1861-’65, Volume 2 (Nash Brothers: 1901), pp. 621-628: “Here Lieutenant-Colonel Simon B. Taylor was wounded and captured and about half of the regiment made prisoners. Colonel Taylor , who was in command of his regiment and had been twice previously wounded, received his third wound—a minie ball fracturing the bones of his right arm, forever disabling him from its full use.”
    45. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 204
    46. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 134-136
    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. 621-628

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