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Muster In: Organized June 13, 18611
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Colonel Robert S. Chew
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Captain John M. Hudgin
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of BattleCorse’s Brigade | Pickett’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army3

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

  • Commander: Lt. Colonel Robert S. Chew (June 30, 1864)5
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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Corse’s Brigade | Pickett’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army6

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

  • Commander:
    • Colonel Archibald T. Harrison (ill in the middle of the month and absent at least August 29, 1864)8
    • Lieutenant Colonel Robert S. Chew (at least August 13, 1864)9
    • Captain John M. Hudgin (mid-August 1864)10,11
  • Unit Strength: 333 officers and men PFD (August 13, 1864)12,13
  • Weapons: Springfield and/or Enfield Rifles14

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Corse’s Brigade | Pickett’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army15,16

  • Commander: Lt. Colonel Robert S. Chew (September 30, 1864)17
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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

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    • 418 officers and men PFD (November 30, 1864)18
    • 393 officers and men PFD (December 29, 1864)19
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Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

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  • Unit Strength: 348 officers and men PFD (January 28, 1865)20
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

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    • ~100 (officers? and) men PFD (April 8, 1865)21
    • 90 officers and men surrendered at Appomattox (April 9, 1865)22
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles23:

  • 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. 216-217
  2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 216-217
  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 762 (Robert S. Chew, 30th Virginia, Fold3.com Page 7): Field and Staff Muster Roll for May and June 1864: “Signs roll as commanding regiment”
  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 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.
  10. Krick, Robert K. 30th Virginia Infantry (H.E. Howard: 1983), p. 59: “Both (Colonel) Harrison and (Lt. Colonel Robert S.) Chew were sick in Richmond in mid-August also, leaving ‘babbling Capt Hudgin’ in charge of the regiment.”
  11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 128
  12. Krick, Robert K. 30th Virginia Infantry (H.E. Howard: 1983), p. 55: From a Confederate inspection report of that date.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 137
  16. 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.
  17. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia, National Archives, Roll 762 (Robert S. Chew, 30th Virginia, Fold3.com Page 99): Requisition for Stationery for Field and Staff of the 30th Virginia September 30, 1864: Chew signs the request as commanding the regiment.
  18. Krick, Robert K. 30th Virginia Infantry (H.E. Howard: 1983), p. 56: From a Confederate inspection report of that date.
  19. Krick, Robert K. 30th Virginia Infantry (H.E. Howard: 1983), p. 56: From a Confederate inspection report of that date.
  20. Krick, Robert K. 30th Virginia Infantry (H.E. Howard: 1983), p. 56: From a Confederate inspection report of that date.
  21. Krick, Robert K. 30th Virginia Infantry (H.E. Howard: 1983), p. 66: I believe Krick is including officers here.
  22. Krick, Robert K. 30th Virginia Infantry (H.E. Howard: 1983), p. 66
  23. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 216-217

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