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Muster In: Organized by the increase of the 1st South Carolina Rifles Battalion to a regiment on May 12, 18621
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Colonel Robert E. Bowen
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Bratton’s Brigade | Field’s DivisionFirst Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army3

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Robert E. Bowen4
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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Bratton’s Brigade | Field’s DivisionFirst Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army5

  • Commander: Colonel Robert E. Bowen6
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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Bratton’s Brigade | Field’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army7

  • Commander: Colonel Robert E. Bowen8
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Bratton’s Brigade | Field’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army9

  • Commander: Colonel Robert E. Bowen10,11
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Bratton’s Brigade | Field’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army12,13

  • Commander: Colonel Robert E. Bowen 14
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles15:

  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
  • 2nd Fort Harrison (September 30, 1864)
  • Williamsburg Road (October 27, 1864)
  • Appomattox Court House (April 9, 1865)

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

    Sources:

    1. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pages 60-62
    2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pages 60-62
    3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 110
    4. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of South Carolina, National Archives, Roll 161 (Robert E. Bowen, 2nd South Carolina Rifles): Field and Staff Muster Roll for May + June, 1864: Written under Remarks: “Signs roll as commanding the Co. (Ed. Note: typo?) and Certificate as Inspector and Mustering officer.”
    5. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 110
    6. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of South Carolina, National Archives, Roll 161 (Robert E. Bowen, 2nd South Carolina Rifles): Field and Staff Muster Roll for May + June, 1864: Written under Remarks: “Signs roll as commanding the Co. (Ed. Note: typo?) and Certificate as Inspector and Mustering officer.”
    7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 119
    8. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 119
    9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 128
    10. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of South Carolina, National Archives, Roll 161 (Robert E. Bowen, 2nd South Carolina Rifles): Field and Staff Muster Roll for July + August, 1864: Written under Remarks: “Signs Certificate as Inspector and Mustering officer.” Note also the change from Lt. Col. to full Colonel on the two muster rolls.
    11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 128
    12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 137
    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. 1311.
    14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 137
    15. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pages 60-62

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