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Muster In: Organized on April 22, 1862.1
Muster Out: April 26, 18652

Commander(s):
Colonel John E. Brown
John E. Brown 42nd NC3

Lieutenant Colonel Charles W. Bradshaw
Charles W. Bradshaw 42nd NC4

Commander 3
Commander Image

First Offensive Order of Battle: Martin’s Brigade | Hoke’s Division | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army5

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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Martin’s Brigade | Hoke’s Division | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army6

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Charles W. Bradshaw7
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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Martin’s Brigade | Hoke’s Division | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army8

  • Commander:
    • Colonel John E. Brown9
    • Lieutenant Colonel Charles W. Bradshaw 10
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Martin’s Brigade | Hoke’s Division | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army11

  • Commander:
    • Colonel John E. Brown12
    • Lieutenant Colonel Charles W. Bradshaw13
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Martin’s Brigade | Hoke’s Division | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army14,15

  • Commander:
    • Lieutenant Colonel Charles W. Bradshaw (went on leave September 30, 1864)16
    • ? (September 30, 1864)17
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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Martin’s Brigade | Hoke’s Division | Fourth Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army18

  • Commander: Colonel John E. Brown19
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Martin’s Brigade | Hoke’s Division | Fourth Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army20,21

  • Commander: Colonel John E. Brown (November & December 1864)22,23
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  • Note: Left the Siege of Petersburg on December 23, 1864, bound for Wilmington, NC.24,25

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not at Siege of Petersburg.26

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not at Siege of Petersburg.27

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles28:

  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
  • Second Battle of Petersburg (June 17-18, 1864)29
  • 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. 140-141
    2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 140-141
    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. 788
    4. Clark, Walter. Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War 1861-’65, Volume 2 (Nash Brothers: 1901), p. 788
    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., p. 114
    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 123
    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 133
    13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 133
    14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 141
    15. 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.
    16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 141
    17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 141
    18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 147
    19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 147
    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. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 155
    23. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 167
    24. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 140-141: Sifakis does not list the exact date, but see Clark’s multi-volume history of North Carolina Regiments.
    25. Clark, Walter. Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War 1861-’65, Volume 2 (Nash Brothers: 1901), pp. 799-802, 804-807
    26. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 140-141
    27. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 140-141
    28. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 140-141
    29. Clark, Walter. Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War 1861-’65, Volume 2 (Nash Brothers: 1901), pp. 799-802, 804-807

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