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Muster In: Organized by the increase of the 11th Infantry Battalion to a regiment on July 22, 1862.1
Muster Out: April 26, 18652

Commander(s):
Colonel Charles H. Simonton
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Lieutenant Colonel George W. McIver
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Captain William B. Gordon
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Captain James M. Carson
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Commander 5
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Hagood’s Brigade | Hoke’s Division | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army3

  • Commander: Colonel Charles H. Simonton4
  • Unit Strength:
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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Hagood’s Brigade | Hoke’s Division | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army5

  • Commander:
    • Colonel Charles H. Simonton (sick at least June 27, 1864)6
    • ? (June 27, 1864)
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Hagood’s Brigade | Hoke’s Division | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army7

  • Commander:
    • Colonel Charles H. Simonton (wounded July 4, 1864)(left on leave July 22, 1864)8
    • ? (July 4, 1864 on)9
  • Unit Strength:
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Hagood’s Brigade | Hoke’s Division | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army10

  • Commander:
    • Captain William B. Gordon (at least August 8, 1864)(captured August 21, 1864)(left on leave July 22, 1864)11
  • Unit Strength:
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Hagood’s Brigade | Hoke’s Division | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army12,13

  • Commander:
    • Colonel Charles H. Simonton (September 1-4, 1864)14
    • Lieutenant Colonel George W. McIver (at least September 4, 1864)15
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Hagood’s Brigade | Hoke’s Division | Fourth Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army16

  • Commander:
    • Lieutenant Colonel George W. McIver (of the 21st SC)17
    • Captain James M. Carson18
  • Unit Strength:
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Hagood’s Brigade | Hoke’s Division | Fourth Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army19,20

  • Commander:
    • Captain James M. Carson (November 1864)21
    • ? (December 1864)22
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: Left the Siege of Petersburg sometime in December 1864.23

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not at Siege of Petersburg.24

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not at Siege of Petersburg.25

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles26:

  • 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. 102-103
    2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 102-103
    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., p. 114
    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 124
    9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 124
    10. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 134
    11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 134
    12. ? (definitely after August 21, 1864 and possibly before as well)[45. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 134
    13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 142
    14. 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.
    15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 142: Simonton was removed from command of the 25th South Carolina on September 4, 1864 and assigned to duty in North Carolina.
    16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 142
    17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 147
    18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 147
    19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 147
    20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 155
    21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 167
    22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 155
    23. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 167: Colonel Simonton is listed as in command by OR, XLII, pt 3, pg. 1367, but according to Robert K. Krick’s book Lee’s Colonels, Simonton had been detached for duty in South Carolina in August 1864.  Had he returned?  If so, when?  More research is needed.
    24. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 102-103: Sifakis does not list the exact date.  More research is needed.
    25. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 102-103
    26. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 102-103
    27. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 102-103

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