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Muster In: Organized February 19 to July 8, 18611
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

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

  • Commander: Colonel John M. Steedman4
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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Bratton’s Brigade | Field’s DivisionFirst Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army5

  • Commander: Colonel John M. Steedman6
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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 John M. Steedman8
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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 John M. Steedman (at least August 31, 1864)10,Colonel John M. Steedman11
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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 John M. Steedman14
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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 72-74
  2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pages 72-74
  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 211 (John M. Steedman, 6th South Carolina): Field and Staff Muster Roll for May + June, 1864: Under Remarks: “Signs roll Commanding the Regiment”
  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 211 (John M. Steedman, 6th South Carolina): Field and Staff Muster Roll for May + June, 1864: Under Remarks: “Signs roll Commanding the Regiment”
  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 211 (John M. Steedman, 6th South Carolina): Field and Staff Muster Roll for July + August, 1864
  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 72-74

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