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Muster In: Organized at Salisbury on July 17, 1862.1
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Colonel Hamilton C. Jones, Jr.
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Captain John Beard
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Captain Philip Carpenter
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Commander 4
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First Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet present at the Siege of Petersburg.3

Second Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet present at the Siege of Petersburg.4

Third Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet present at the Siege of Petersburg.5

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet present at the Siege of Petersburg.6

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet present at the Siege of Petersburg.7

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet present at the Siege of Petersburg.8

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Lewis’ Brigade | Pegram’s Division | Second Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army9

  • Commander: Captain John Beard (December 1864)10
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The Second Corps, in the Shenandoah Valley since June 1864, was ordered to rejoin Lee at the Siege of Petersburg on December 9, 1864.  The Second Corps moved to Richmond and Petersburg over the next several days, remaining with Lee’s army through Appomattox.11

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Lewis’ Brigade | Pegram’s Division | Second Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army12,13,14,15,16

  • Commander:
    • Captain John Beard (January & February 1865)17,18,19
    • Captain Philip Carpenter (February 1865)20
    • Lieutenant Colonel (Colonel) Hamilton C. Jones, Jr. (returned from POW camp in February and was promoted to Colonel when he arrived)(relieved Carpenter of command when he arrived)(February 1865)20
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: On February 27, 1865, two companies each of the 15th, 27th, 46th, 48th, and 57th NC were detached and sent with Lt. Colonel Alexander C. McAlister of the 46th North Carolina to the state of North Carolina, there to enforce the Conscription Act and protect the area from Union raiding parties.  They never returned to the Siege of Petersburg and surrendered with Joseph Johnston’s Army in North Carolina in May 1865.22

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Lewis’ Brigade | Pegram’s Division | Second Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army23,24

  • Commander:
    • Colonel Hamilton C. Jones, Jr. (wounded March 25)(March 1865)25
    • Captain Philip Carpenter (after Colonel Jones was wounded)(at least Mach 25-26)(March 1865)26
    • Captain John Beard (returned on March 26 and took command from March 26 on)(March & April 1-2, 1865)27,28
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Petersburg Campaign Battles29:

  • Petersburg Siege (from December 1864)(June 1864-April 1865)
  • Hatcher’s Run (February 5-7, 1865)
  • Fort Stedman (March 25, 1865)
  • Sayler’s Creek (April 6, 1865)
  • Farmville (April 7, 1865)
  • Appomattox Court House (April 9, 1865)

Bibliography:

    Petersburg Campaign Documents Which Mention This Unit:

    Sources:

    1. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 157-158
    2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 157-158
    3. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 157-158
    4. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 157-158
    5. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 157-158
    6. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 157-158
    7. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 157-158
    8. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 157-158
    9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 164
    10. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 164
    11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 376
    12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 173
    13. 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 1172: “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.
    14. 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 1180: “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.
    15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 183
    16. 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 1270: “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.
    17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 173
    18. 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 1180: “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.
    19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 183
    20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 183
    21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 183
    22. Clark, Walter. Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War 1861-’65, Volume 3 (Nash Brothers: 1901), pp. 77-80, 82: “27 February Lieutenant-Colonel A. C. McAlister was detached from the regiment and with the writer as Adjutant, assumed command of a force of about six hundred men and was assigned to duty in the counties of Randolph, Chatham, Montgomery and Moore, North Carolina. This force was composed of the Seventh North Carolina, Major James G. Harris commanding, and two companies each from the Fifteenth, Twenty-seventh, Forty-sixth, Forty-eighth and Fifty-fifth North Carolina Regiments, designed for the protection of that section from raiding parties of the enemy, as also to preserve order in enforcing the Conscript Act. This force was actively employed until General Johnson’s army arrived near Greensboro, when it was attached to General D. H. Hill’s Division until paroled by General Sherman.”
    23. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 192
    24. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 202
    25. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 192
    26. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 192
    27. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 192
    28. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 202
    29. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 157-158

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