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Muster In: Organized in May 18611
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Colonel Henry Gantt
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Major Waller M. Boyd
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Hunton’s Brigade | Pickett’s Division | First Corps| Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army3

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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Hunton’s Brigade | Pickett’s Division | First Corps| Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army4

  • Commander:
    • Colonel Henry Gantt (up to June 22, 1864)5
    • Unknown (June 22-30, 1864)
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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Hunton’s Brigade | Pickett’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army6

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

  • Commander:
    • Colonel Henry Gantt8
    • Captain Waller M. Boyd (at least August 9, 1864)9
  • Unit Strength: 232 officers and men PFD (August 9 , 1864)10
  • Weapons: .58 caliber rifles (presumably a mix of Enfields and Springfields)11

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Hunton’s Brigade | Pickett’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army12,13

  • Commander: Colonel Henry Gantt (at least September 12, 1864?)14
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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Hunton’s Brigade | Pickett’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army15

  • Commander: Colonel Henry Gantt (at least October 30, 1864)16,17
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Hunton’s Brigade | Pickett’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army18,19

  • Commander:
    • Colonel Henry Gantt (at least November 28, 1864)(at least December 28-30, 1864?)20,21,22,23,24
    • Major Waller M. Boyd (December 1864)25
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Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Hunton’s Brigade | Pickett’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army26,27,28,29,30

  • Commander:
    • Colonel Henry Gantt (at least January 28-30, 1864?)(Gantt was also in command of the brigade for at least a time in January 1865)(January 1865)31,32,33
    • Major Waller M. Boyd (while Gantt commanded the brigade in January)(January & February 1865)34,35,36
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Hunton’s Brigade | Pickett’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army37,38

  • Commander:
    • Colonel Henry Gantt (March 3 and 9, 1865)(in hospital March 3, March 17-?, 1865)39,40,41,42
    • None listed. (April 1-2 1865)43
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles44:

  • 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. 194-195
      2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 194-195
      3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 111
      4. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 111
      5. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia, National Archives, Roll 620 (Henry Gantt, 19th Virginia, Fold3.com Page 7): Field and Staff Muster Roll for May and June 1864: The card, from July 3, 1864, states that Colonel Gantt had been absent sick since June 22, 1864.
      6. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 120
      7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 128
      8. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 128
      9. Confederate Inspection Report 23-P-17: Hunton’s Brigade, August 9, 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.
      10. Confederate Inspection Report 23-P-17: Hunton’s Brigade, August 9, 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.
      11. Confederate Inspection Report 23-P-17: Hunton’s Brigade, August 9, 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.
      12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 137
      13. 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.
      14. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia, National Archives, Roll 620 (Henry Gantt, 19th Virginia, Fold3.com Page 51): Pay Voucher from Apr 1, 1863 to Aug 31, 1864 on September 12, 1864: This is interesting.  Gantt was wounded at Gettysburg,is assumed to have come back briefly in the early going of the Siege of Petersburg (see Second Offensive for details), and then went on an extended leave of absence to recover from complications of his Gettysburg wound from at least June 22 through mid-August 1864.  This pay voucher seems to indicate, though I cannot prove it beyond doubt, that Gantt had returned from his leave of absence by September 12, 1864 and was paid the large sum of money owed him since April 1863.  More research is needed.
      15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 146
      16. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia, National Archives, Roll 620 (Henry Gantt, 19th Virginia, Fold3.com Page 49): Requisition for Forage October 30, 1864
      17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 146: Colonel Henry Gantt went on leave on October 12, 1864, just before my dating standards of October 14-31, 1864 for the Sixth Offensive.  He had returned by October 31, 1864.
      18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 154
      19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 162
      20. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia, National Archives, Roll 620 (Henry Gantt, 19th Virginia, Fold3.com Page 36): Appears on an Inspection Report of Hunton’s Brigade November 28, 1864
      21. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia, National Archives, Roll 620 (Henry Gantt, 19th Virginia, Fold3.com Page 60): Appears on a Pay Voucher from Aug 31 to Oct 31, 1864 on November, 28 1864
      22. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia, National Archives, Roll 620 (Henry Gantt, 19th Virginia, Fold3.com Page 35): Appears on an Inspection Report of Hunton’s Brigade December 28, 1864: However, also appears on the Division inspection report two days later.  Did he appear on a list of absent officers?  Regimental commanders do not usually appear on division reports except in that connection.  Was Gantt absent in late December 1864, but the Service Record cards don’t mention it specifically?  More research is needed.
      23. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia, National Archives, Roll 620 (Henry Gantt, 19th Virginia, Fold3.com Page 34): Appears on an Inspection Report of Pickett’s Division December 30, 1864: Why would a regimental commander be on a Division inspection report except to be reported absent?  This card is silent on the matter.  Look at the inspection report when the time comes to see how and where Gantt is mentioned.
      24. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 154
      25. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 162
      26. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 171
      27. 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 1170: “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.
      28. 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 1180: “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.
      29. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 181
      30. 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 1268: “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.
      31. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 171
      32. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia, National Archives, Roll 620 (Henry Gantt, 19th Virginia, Fold3.com Page 28): Appears on an Inspection Report of Hunton’s Brigade January 28, 1864: However, also appears on the Division inspection report two days later.  Did he appear on a list of absent officers?  Regimental commanders do not usually appear on division reports except in that connection.  Was Gantt absent in late January 1865, but the Service Record cards don’t mention it specifically?  More research is needed.
      33. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia, National Archives, Roll 620 (Henry Gantt, 19th Virginia, Fold3.com Page 27): Appears on an Inspection Report of Pickett’s Division January 30, 1864: Why would a regimental commander be on a Division inspection report except to be reported absent?  This card is silent on the matter.  Look at the inspection report when the time comes to see how and where Gantt is mentioned.
      34. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 171
      35. 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 1180: “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.
      36. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 181
      37. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 190
      38. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 200
      39. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia, National Archives, Roll 620 (Henry Gantt, 19th Virginia, Fold3.com Page 31): Appears on a Register of Stuart Hospital Richmond, Va. March 3, 1865: This card shows Gantt was admitted to the hospital on March 3 and returned to duty that same day.
      40. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia, National Archives, Roll 620 (Henry Gantt, 19th Virginia, Fold3.com Page 8): Appears on a Register of General Hospital No. 9 Richmond, Va. March 18, 1865: This card shows Gantt was admitted to the hospital on March 17 and was still in the hospital on March 18, 1865.  No mention is made of a return to duty prior to Appomattox.
      41. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia, National Archives, Roll 620 (Henry Gantt, 19th Virginia, Fold3.com Page 47): Letter March 9, 1865: This short letter shows Gantt was in command on March 9, 1865.  This letter combined with the mentions of hospital visits in Richmond earlier and later in the month place him in the vicinity and presumably in command of his regiment.  The letter is hard to read and I gained no clues from attempting to decipher it.
      42. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 190
      43. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 190
      44. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 194-195

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