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Muster In: Organized on November 21, 1861.1
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Lieutenant Colonel William J. Crawley
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Captain Andrew B. Woodruff
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Petersburg | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army3

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The unit was stationed as follows: 4 companies at Stony Creek, 4 companies at Nottoway Bridge, and 2 companies at Rowanty Bridge4

Second Offensive Order of Battle: Petersburg | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army5

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel William J. Crawley (at least June 29, 1864)(wounded June 29, 1864)6,7
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The unit was stationed as follows: 4 companies at Stony Creek, 4 companies at Nottoway Bridge, and 2 companies at Rowanty Bridge8

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Post of Petersburg | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army9

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The unit was stationed as follows: 4 companies at Stony Creek, 4 companies at Nottoway Bridge, and 2 companies at Rowanty Bridge.10

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Post of Petersburg | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army11

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The unit was stationed as follows: 4 companies at Stony Creek, 4 companies at Nottoway Bridge, and 2 companies at Rowanty Bridge.12

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Post of Petersburg | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army13,14

  • Commander: Captain Andrew B. Woodruff15
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The unit was stationed as follows: 4 companies at Stony Creek, 4 companies at Nottoway Bridge, and 2 companies at Rowanty Bridge.16

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Post of Petersburg | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army17

  • Commander: Captain Andrew B. Woodruff18
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The unit was stationed as follows: 4 companies at Stony Creek, 4 companies at Nottoway Bridge, and 2 companies at Rowanty Bridge.19

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

Post of Petersburg | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army (November 1864)20

First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army (December 1864)21

  • Commander: Captain Andrew B. Woodruff (November 1864)22
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The unit was stationed as follows: 4 companies at Stony Creek, 4 companies at Nottoway Bridge, and 2 companies at Rowanty Bridge.23,24

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army25,26

  • Commander:
    • Captain Andrew B. Woodruff (January 1865)27
    • None listed. (February 1865)28
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The unit was stationed as follows: 4 companies at Stony Creek, 4 companies at Nottoway Bridge, and 2 companies at Rowanty Bridge.29,30

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army31,32

  • Commander:
    • Colonel William J. Crawley (retired March 8, was he ever really present?)(March 1865)33
    • ? (March 1865)34
    • None listed. (April 1-2, 1865)35
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: Four companies were stationed at Stony Creek, four companies were stationed at Nottoway Bridge, and two companies were stationed at Rowanty Bridge at this time.36,37

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles38:

  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
  • The Crater (July 30, 1864)
  • Fort Stedman (March 25, 1865)
  • 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, p. 108-109
    2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 108-109
    3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 116
    4. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 116: But how long was this unit detached from its parent brigade, Elliott’s, of Johnson’s Division?  More research is needed.
    5. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 116
    6. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 116
    7. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), pp. 808-809: “Soon after my line was established, Lieutenant-Colonel Crawley, commanding the Holcombe Legion (infantry), brought 200 men of his command to join me, and he was placed in the center of the line.” and “The reports from General Chambliss and Colonel Crawley have not been sent in. I regret to announce that the latter was severely wounded, and I beg to express my sense of the valuable services rendered to me by this officer and his command.”
    8. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 116: But how long was this unit detached from its parent brigade, Elliott’s, of Johnson’s Division?  More research is needed.
    9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 125
    10. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 125
    11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 134
    12. 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. 1313: Sommers has the unit as an independent regiment not attached to the Post of Petersburg.  More research is necessary.
    15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 142
    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 151
    18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 151
    19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 151
    20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 159
    21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 168: In December, Sibley does not have the Holcombe Legion belonging to any sub-unit lower than the First Military District, DNCSV.
    22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 159
    23. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 159
    24. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 168
    25. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 177
    26. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 188
    27. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 177
    28. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 188
    29. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 177
    30. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 188
    31. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 198
    32. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 207
    33. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 198
    34. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 198
    35. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 207
    36. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 198
    37. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 207
    38. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 108-109

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