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Muster In: Organized September 4, 18611
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Colonel Isaac F. Hunt
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Lieutenant Colonel William Lester
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Major David R. Duncan
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle: McGowan’s Brigade | Wilcox’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army3

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Second Offensive Order of Battle: McGowan’s Brigade | Wilcox’s Division | Third Corps| Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army4

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Third Offensive Order of Battle: McGowan’s Brigade | Wilcox’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army5

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel William Lester6
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: McGowan’s Brigade | Wilcox’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army7

  • Commander:
    • Colonel Isaac F. Hunt (wounded on August 16, 1864)8
    • Major (?) David R. Duncan (August 16, 1864 and presumably after)9
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: McGowan’s Brigade | Wilcox’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army10,11

  • Commander:
    • Lieutenant Colonel William Lester12
    • Captain David R. Duncan (at least September 1, 1864)13
  • Unit Strength: 266 officers and men PFD (September 1, 1864)14
  • Weapons: .58 caliber rifles (presumably a mix of Enfields and Springfields)15

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: McGowan’s Brigade | Wilcox’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army16

  • Commander: Colonel Isaac F. Hunt17
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: McGowan’s Brigade | Wilcox’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army18,19

  • Commander: Colonel Isaac F. Hunt (November & December 1864)20,21
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Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: McGowan’s Brigade | Wilcox’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army22,23,24,25,26

  • Commander: Colonel Isaac F. Hunt (January & February 1865)27,28,29
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: McGowan’s Brigade | Wilcox’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army30,31

  • Commander:
    • None listed. (March 1865)32
    • Colonel Isaac F. Hunt (April 1-2, 1865)33
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles34:

  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
  • Squirrel Level Road (September 30, 1864)
  • Jones’ Farm (September 30, 1864)
  • Pegram’s Farm (October 1, 1864)
  • Five Forks (April 1, 1865)
  • 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, pp. 86-87
  2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 86-87
  3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 112
  4. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 112
  5. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 122
  6. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 122
  7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 131
  8. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 131
  9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 131: Duncan is listed as a captain on a September 1, 1864 inspection report.
  10. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 139
  11. 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. 1312.
  12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 139
  13. Confederate Inspection Report 24-P-17: McGowan’s Brigade, September 1, 1864Inspection Reports and Related Records Received By the Inspection Branch in the Confederate Adjutant and Inspector General’s Office. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M935, Roll 10: Inspection Reports P-12 – 39-P-24); War Department Collection of Confederate Records, Record Group 109; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
  14. Confederate Inspection Report 24-P-17: McGowan’s Brigade, September 1, 1864Inspection Reports and Related Records Received By the Inspection Branch in the Confederate Adjutant and Inspector General’s Office. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M935, Roll 10: Inspection Reports P-12 – 39-P-24); War Department Collection of Confederate Records, Record Group 109; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
  15. Confederate Inspection Report 24-P-17: McGowan’s Brigade, September 1, 1864Inspection Reports and Related Records Received By the Inspection Branch in the Confederate Adjutant and Inspector General’s Office. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M935, Roll 10: Inspection Reports P-12 – 39-P-24); War Department Collection of Confederate Records, Record Group 109; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
  16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 148
  17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 148
  18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 157
  19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 165
  20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 157
  21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 165
  22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 174
  23. 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 1173: “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.
  24. 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 1182: “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.
  25. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 184
  26. 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 1272: “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.
  27. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 174
  28. 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 1182: “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.
  29. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 184
  30. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 193
  31. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 203
  32. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 193
  33. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 203
  34. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 86-87

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