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Muster In: Organized on November 12, 1861.  Mustered into Confederate service January 1, 1862.1
Muster Out: April 26, 18652

Commander(s):
Colonel Robert F. Graham
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Captain Samuel H. Wilds
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Lieutenant Nelson A. Easterling
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Hagood’s Brigade | Hoke’s Division | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army3

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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Hagood’s Brigade | Hoke’s Division | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army4

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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Hagood’s Brigade | Hoke’s Division | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army5

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

  • Commander:
    • Captain Samuel H. Wilds (wounded on August 21, 1864)7
    • Lieutenant Nelson A. Easterling (August 21, 1864 and presumably after)8
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Hagood’s Brigade | Hoke’s Division | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army9,10

  • Commander: Colonel Robert F. Graham11
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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Hagood’s Brigade | Hoke’s Division | Fourth Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army12

  • Commander: Colonel Robert F. Graham13
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Hagood’s Brigade | Hoke’s Division | Fourth Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army14,15

  • Commander: Colonel Robert F. Graham (November & December 1864)16,17
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  • Note: Left the Siege of Petersburg sometime in December 1864.18

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not at Siege of Petersburg.19

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not at Siege of Petersburg.20

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles21:

  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
  • Weldon Railroad (August 21, 1864)
  • 2nd Fort Harrison (September 30, 1864)

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

    Sources:

    1. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 97-98
    2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 97-98
    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., page 124
    6. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 134
    7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 134
    8. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 134
    9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 142
    10. 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.
    11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 142
    12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 147
    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 155
    15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 167
    16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 155
    17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 167
    18. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 97-98: Sifakis does not list the exact date.  More research is needed.
    19. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 97-98
    20. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 97-98
    21. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 97-98

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