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CIR: 14-P-17 Heth’s Division August 18, 1864

14P17HethDiv18640818FBConfederate Inspection Report:

Heth’s Division, Third Corps, Army of Northern Virginia1

August 18, 1864

The Confederate Army of Northern Virginia produced inspection reports at approximately monthly intervals late in the Civil War.  Luckily, many of these reports have been preserved and are available on microfilm from the National Archives and Records Association. I have produced transcriptions of the key information from these reports. See the bottom of this page for freely downloadable transcriptions of most of these reports. This transcription is copyrighted by Brett Schulte and may not be distributed, changed, or reproduced in any manner without the written consent of the transcriber.

M935 Roll #: 10

Image # from Digitized Copy: 0229-0250.jpg

Date of Inspection: August 18, 1864

Commander: Major General Henry Heth

Inspection Location: Petersburg, Virginia

Aggregate Present & Absent: 10,408 (minus Cooke’s Brigade)

Aggregate Effective for the Field: [Blank]

Officers and Men Present for Duty (PFD): 4,246 (minus Cooke’s Brigade)

Weapons: .58 caliber rifles (probably a mix of Enfield Rifles and Springfield Rifles)


  • MacRae’s Brigade, Brigadier General William MacRae, 1,593 officers and men PFD
  • Davis’ Brigade, Brigadier General Joseph R. Davis, 1,131 officers and men PFD
  • Cooke’s Brigade, Brigadier General John R. Cooke, strength not listed in Inspection Report of August 18, 1864
  • Archer’s/Walker’s Brigades (called Fry’s here), Colonel Robert M. Mayo (of the 47th VA), 1,516 officers and men PFD

Downloadable Spreadsheet:



  1. Confederate Inspection Report 14-P-17: Heth’s Division, August 18, 1864; Inspection 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.
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