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Muster In: Organized by the consolidation of the 8th Partisan Rangers Battalion and the 13th Infantry Battalion on October 2, 1863.1
Muster Out: April 26, 18652

Commander(s):
Colonel John H. Nethercutt
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Commander 2
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Martin’s Brigade | Hoke’s Division | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army3

  • Commander:
    • Colonel John H. Nethercutt (wounded on June 18, 1864)4
    • ? (June 18, 1864)
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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Martin’s Brigade | Hoke’s Division | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army5

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

  • Commander: Colonel John H. Nethercutt7
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Martin’s Brigade | Hoke’s Division | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army8

  • Commander:
    • Colonel John H. Nethercutt (went on leave August 31, 1864)9
    • ? (August 31, 1864)10
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Martin’s Brigade | Hoke’s Division | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army11,12

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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Martin’s Brigade | Hoke’s Division | Fourth Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army13

  • Commander: Colonel John H. Nethercutt14
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Martin’s Brigade | Hoke’s Division | Fourth Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army15,16

  • Commander: Colonel John H. Nethercutt (November & December 1864)17,18
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  • Note: Left the Siege of Petersburg sometime in December 1864.19

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not at Siege of Petersburg.20

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not at Siege of Petersburg.21

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles22:

  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
  • 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. 163-164
      2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 163-164
      3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 114
      4. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 114
      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., page 124
      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 133
      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 141
      12. 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.
      13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 147
      14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 147
      15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 155
      16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 167
      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 167
      19. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 163-164: Sifakis does not list the exact date.  More research is needed.
      20. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 163-164
      21. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 163-164
      22. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 163-164

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