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Muster In: Organized June 10, 18611
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Colonel Arthur Herbert
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Commander 2
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Corse’s Brigade | Pickett’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army3

  • Commander: Lt. Colonel Arthur Herbert (June 9, 1864)4
  • Unit Strength:
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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Corse’s Brigade | Pickett’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army5

  • Commander: Lt. Colonel Arthur Herbert (June 30, 1864)6
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Corse’s Brigade | Pickett’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army7

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel (Colonel) Arthur Herbert (promoted to Colonel July 8, 1864)8
  • Unit Strength:
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Corse’s Brigade | Pickett’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army9

  • Commander: Colonel Arthur Herbert (at least August 3, 13 & 30-31, 1864)10,11,12,13,14,15
  • Unit Strength: 212 officers and men PFD (August 13, 1864)16,17
  • Weapons: Springfield and/or Enfield Rifles18

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Corse’s Brigade | Pickett’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army19,20

  • Commander: Colonel Arthur Herbert (September 30 1864)21,22
  • Unit Strength:
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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Commander: Colonel Arthur Herbert (October 31-November 1, 1864)23,24
  • Unit Strength: ~285 officers and men PFD (October ?, 1864)25
  • Weapons:

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Commander: Colonel Arthur Herbert (November 30 + December 29 & 31, 1864)26,27,28
  • Unit Strength:
    • 271 officers and men PFD (November 30, 1864)29
    • 257 officers and men PFD (December 29, 1864)30
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Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Commander: Colonel Arthur Herbert (January 27, 1865)31
  • Unit Strength: 250 officers and men PFD (January 28, 1865)32
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Commander: Colonel Arthur Herbert (March 21  & April 1 & 6, 1865)33
  • Unit Strength:
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles34:

  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
  • Five Forks (April 1, 1865)
  • Sayler’s Creek (April 6, 1865)
  • Appomattox Court House (April 9, 1865)

Bibliography:

Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

Sources:

  1. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 191-193
  2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 191-193
  3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 111
  4. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia, National Archives, Roll 588 (Arthur Herbert, 17th Virginia, Fold3.com Page 56): Pay Voucher for Jan 31 to Mar 1 on June 9, 1864
  5. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 111
  6. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia, National Archives, Roll 588 (Arthur Herbert, 17th Virginia, Fold3.com Page 19): Field and Staff Muster Roll for May and June 1864: “Signs roll as commanding regiment”
  7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 120
  8. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 120
  9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 128
  10. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia, National Archives, Roll 588 (Arthur Herbert, 17th Virginia, Fold3.com Page 37): Appears on a Register of Appointments Promoted July 8 1864: Herbert was promoted to a full Colonel to date from July 8, 1864.
  11. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia, National Archives, Roll 588 (Arthur Herbert, 17th Virginia, Fold3.com Page 40): Appears on an Inspection Report of Corse’s Brigade August 3, 1864
  12. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia, National Archives, Roll 588 (Arthur Herbert, 17th Virginia, Fold3.com Page 70): Special Requisition August 30, 1864
  13. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia, National Archives, Roll 588 (Arthur Herbert, 17th Virginia, Fold3.com Page 20): Field and Staff Muster Roll for July and August 1864
  14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 128
  15. Confederate Inspection Report 20-P-17: Corse’s Brigade, August 13, 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. Wallace, Lee A., Jr. 17th Virginia Infantry (H.E. Howard: 1990), p. 66: August 13, 1864 Confederate inspection report
  17. Confederate Inspection Report 20-P-17: Corse’s Brigade, August 13, 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.
  18. Confederate Inspection Report 20-P-17: Corse’s Brigade, August 13, 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.
  19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 137
  20. 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. 1311.
  21. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia, National Archives, Roll 588 (Arthur Herbert, 17th Virginia, Fold3.com Page 91): Pay Voucher for Sept 1 to 30 on September 30, 1864
  22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 137
  23. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia, National Archives, Roll 588 (Arthur Herbert, 17th Virginia, Fold3.com Page 21): Field and Staff Muster Roll for September and October 1864
  24. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia, National Archives, Roll 588 (Arthur Herbert, 17th Virginia, Fold3.com Page 78): Special Requisition for Quartermasters Stores November 1, 1864
  25. Wallace, Lee A., Jr. 17th Virginia Infantry (H.E. Howard: 1990), p. 65: “The regiment in October had a daily detail of forty men on picket and fifteen men on guard duty at night in the main line.  This was at a time when the regiment’s present for duty strength was not over 285.”
  26. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia, National Archives, Roll 588 (Arthur Herbert, 17th Virginia, Fold3.com Page 43): Appears on an Inspection Report of Corse’s Brigade November 30 1864
  27. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia, National Archives, Roll 588 (Arthur Herbert, 17th Virginia, Fold3.com Page 41): Appears on an Inspection Report of Corse’s Brigade December 29, 1864
  28. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia, National Archives, Roll 588 (Arthur Herbert, 17th Virginia, Fold3.com Page 22): Field and Staff Muster Roll for November and December 1864
  29. Wallace, Lee A., Jr. 17th Virginia Infantry (H.E. Howard: 1990), p. 70: November 30, 1864 Confederate inspection report
  30. Wallace, Lee A., Jr. 17th Virginia Infantry (H.E. Howard: 1990), p. 71: December 29, 1864 Confederate inspection report
  31. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia, National Archives, Roll 588 (Arthur Herbert, 17th Virginia, Fold3.com Page 32): Appears on an Inspection Report of Corse’s Brigade January 27, 1865
  32. Wallace, Lee A., Jr. 17th Virginia Infantry (H.E. Howard: 1990), p. 71: January 28, 1865 Confederate inspection report
  33. Wallace, Lee A., Jr. 17th Virginia Infantry (H.E. Howard: 1990), pp. 74, 76, 79: Herbert assumed command of Corse’s Brigade on April 6, 1865 when Corse was captured at Sayler’s Creek.
  34. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 191-193

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