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Muster In: Organized on July 30, 1862.1
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Colonel Abram Fulkerson
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Lieutenant Colonel William H. Fulkerson
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Captain A. A. Blair
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Captain John W. Robertson
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Johnson’s Brigade | Hoke’s Division | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army3

  • Commander:
    • Colonel Abram Fulkerson (June 15-17, 1864)(wounded and captured June 17, 1864)4
    • ? (June 17-18, 1864)
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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Johnson’s Brigade | Hoke’s Division | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army5

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Third Offensive Order of Battle:

Johnson’s Brigade | Hoke’s Division | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army (July 1-7, 1864)6

Johnson’s Brigade | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army (July 7-31)7

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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Johnson’s Brigade | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army8

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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Johnson’s Brigade | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army9,10

  • Commander:
    • Lieutenant Colonel William H. Fulkerson (at least September 12, 1864)11
    • Captain A. A. Blair (at least September 13, 1864)12
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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Johnson’s Brigade | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army13

  • Commander:
    • Lieutenant Colonel William H. Fulkerson (retired October 24 1864)14
    • ? (after Fulkerson retired)
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

Johnson’s Brigade | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army (November 1864)15

Archer’s Brigade | Heth’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army (December 1864)16

  • Commander:
    • None listed.  (November 1864)
    • Captain A. A. Blair (at least December 3, 1864)(December 1864)17,18
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  • Note: On November 30, the Tennessee regiments of Johnson’s Brigade were transferred to Archer’s Brigade. (Need source)

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: McComb’s Brigade | Heth’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army19,20,21,22,23

  • Commander:
    • Captain A. A. Blair (January 1865)24,25
    • Captain John W. Robertson (February 1865)26
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: McComb’s Brigade | Heth’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army27,28

  • Commander: None listed. (March & April 1-2, 1865)29,30
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles31:

  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
  • Fort Harrison (September 29-30, 1864)
  • Chaffin’s Farm (September 29, 1864)
  • Appomattox Court House (April 9, 1865)

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

    Sources:

    1. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Tennessee by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 176-177
    2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Tennessee by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 176-177
    3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 115
    4. Fulkerson, Abram and S. A. Cunningham (ed.). “Burnside’s Controversy with a Prisoner.” Confederate Veteran, Volume 1, Number 10, p. 306
    5. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 115
    6. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 124
    7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 126
    8. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 2 (Serial Number 88), page 1213: “Abstract from Tri-Monthly Return of the Department of Richmond…August 31, 1864”
    9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 143
    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. 1315.
    11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 143
    12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 143
    13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 152
    14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 152
    15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 160
    16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 165
    17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 165
    18. Died.” Richmond Examiner. December 5, 1864, p. 1 col. 1
    19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 174
    20. 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.
    21. 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.
    22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 184
    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 1271: “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.
    24. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 174
    25. 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.
    26. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 184
    27. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 193
    28. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 203
    29. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 193
    30. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 203
    31. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Tennessee by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 176-177

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