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

Commander(s):
Colonel William A. Parham (?)
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Lieutenant Colonel Joseph P. Minetree
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Major William H. Etheridge
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Captain Beverly B. Hunter
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Mahone’s Brigade | Anderson’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army3

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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Mahone’s Brigade | Anderson’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army4

  • Commander:
    • Major William H. Etheridge (wounded on June 19, 1864)5
    • Colonel William A. Parham (?) (at least June 22, 1864)6
    • Captain Beverly B. Hunter (at least June 25, 1864)7
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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Mahone’s Brigade | Anderson’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army8

  • Commander: Major William H. Etheridge (at least July 30, 1864)9
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Weisiger’s Brigade | Mahone’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army10

  • Commander: Major William H. Etheridge (at least August 15, 1864)11,12
  • Unit Strength:
    • 212 officers and men PFD (August 15, 1864)13
  • Weapons: Enfield Rifles14

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Weisiger’s Brigade | Mahone’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army15,16

  • Commander:
    • Major William H. Etheridge (admitted to the hospital September 22, 1864)17
    • Colonel William A. Parham (October 1-4, 1864)18
    • Lieutenant Colonel Joseph P. Minetree (portions of September & October 4-13, 1864)19,20
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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Weisiger’s Brigade | Mahone’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army21

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Joseph P. Minetree22
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Weisiger’s Brigade | Mahone’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army23,24

  • Commander:
    • Lieutenant Colonel Joseph P. Minetree  (went on leave November 7, 1864)(November & December 1864)25,26
    • Major William H. Etheridge (November 1864)27
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Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Weisiger’s Brigade | Mahone’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army28,29,30,31

  • Commander:
    • None listed. (January 1865)32
    • Lieutenant Colonel Joseph P. Minetree (February 1865)33
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Weisiger’s Brigade | Mahone’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army34,35

  • Commander:
    • Colonel William A. Parham (retired March 31)(March 1865)36
    • ? (after Col. Parham retired)(March 1865)37
    • None listed. (April 1-2, 1865)38
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles39:

  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
  • The Crater (July 30, 1864)
  • 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. 228-229
    2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 228-229
    3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 112
    4. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 112
    5. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 112
    6. The Fighting Around Petersburg.” Richmond Examiner. June 25, 1864, p. 2 col. 4-5: “The colours were captured as follows: Two by Colonel V.D. Groner, Sixty-first Virginia; two by the Forty-first Virginia, Colonel Parham; one by the Eleventh Alabama, Colonel Taylor; one by the Third Georgia regiment, and one by the Third Georgia Battalion.”  This may not be conclusive evidence that Parham was on the field in command, only that he occupied the Colonelcy.  It doesn’t seem likely that Parham was present.  More research is needed.
    7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 112
    8. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 121
    9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 121
    10. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 130
    11. Confederate Inspection Report 4-P-17: Mahone’s Brigade, August 15, 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 130
    13. Confederate Inspection Report 4-P-17: Mahone’s Brigade, August 15, 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 4-P-17: Mahone’s Brigade, August 15, 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 138
    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. 1312.
    17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 138
    18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 149
    19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 138
    20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 149
    21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 149
    22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 149
    23. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 157
    24. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 165
    25. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 157
    26. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 165
    27. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 157
    28. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 175
    29. 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 1174: “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.
    30. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 184
    31. 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 1272: “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.
    32. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 184
    33. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 184
    34. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 193
    35. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 203
    36. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 193
    37. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 193
    38. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 203
    39. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 228-229

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