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Muster In: Organized for one year on June 11, 1861.  Transferred to Confederate service on July 1, 1861.  Field consolidation with the 55th Infantry from February to April 9, 1865.1
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Colonel Robert M. Mayo
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Lieutenant Colonel John W. Lyell
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Major Charles J. Green
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Captain Edmund L. Wharton
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Walker’s Brigade | Heth’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army3

  • Commander: Colonel Robert M. Mayo3
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Second Offensive Order of Battle: Walker’s Brigade | Heth’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army5

  • Commander:
    • Colonel Robert M. Mayo (except absent commanding brigade June 25, 1864)6
    • Lieutenant Colonel John W. Lyell (June 25, 1864)7
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Walker’s Brigade | Heth’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army8

  • Commander: Colonel Robert M. Mayo9
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Archer’s Brigade | Heth’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army10

  • Commander:
    • Lieutenant Colonel John W. Lyell  (at least August 15, 1864)(wounded on August 19, 1864)11,12
    • ? (August 19-31, 1864)13
  • Unit Strength:
    • 178 officers and men PFD (August 15, 1864)14
  • Weapons: Springfield and/or Enfield Rifles15

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Archer’s Brigade | Heth’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army16,17

  • Commander:
    • Colonel Robert M. Mayo18
    • Captain Edmund L. Wharton19
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Archer’s Brigade | Heth’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army20

  • Commander: Captain Edmund L. Wharton21
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

Archer’s Brigade | Heth’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army22

Barton’s Command | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army (December 1864)23

  • Commander: Captain (Major) Charles J. Green (November & December 1864)24,25
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: On November 30, 1864, the former regiments of Walker’s Brigade were sent to Barton’s command in the Department of Richmond.26

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

Barton’s Command | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army (January 1-9, 1865)

Barton’s Command | Lee’s Division | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army (January 9-February 28, 1865)27,28,29

  • Commander: None listed. (January & February 1865)30,31
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: Field consolidation with the 55th Infantry from February to April 9, 1865.32
  • Note: On January 9, 1865, Custis Lee’s Division was formed in the Department of Richmond, and Barton’s Brigade became a part of that organization.

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Barton’s Command | Lee’s Division | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army33,34

  • Commander: None listed. (March & April 1-2, 1865)35,36
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: Field consolidation with the 55th Infantry from February to April 9, 1865.37

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles38:

  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
  • Squirrel Level Road (September 29, 1864)
  • Jones’ Farm (September 30, 1864)
  • Pegram’s Farm (October 1, 1864)
  • Harman Road (October 2, 1864)
  • 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. 236-237
    2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 236-237
    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 Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 112
    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 131
    11. Confederate Inspection Report 16-P-17: Fry’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 131
    13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 131
    14. Confederate Inspection Report 16-P-17: Fry’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. Confederate Inspection Report 16-P-17: Fry’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.
    16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 139
    17. 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.
    18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 139
    19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 139
    20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 148
    21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 148
    22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 156
    23. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 169
    24. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 156
    25. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 169
    26. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 169
    27. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 178
    28. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 187
    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 1275: “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.
    30. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 178
    31. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 187
    32. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 236-237
    33. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 196
    34. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 206
    35. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 196
    36. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 206
    37. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 236-237
    38. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 236-237

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