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CIR: 10-P-17 Gordon’s Division August 21, 1864

10P17GordonDiv18640821FBConfederate Inspection Report:

Gordon’s (later Evans’) Division, Second Corps, Army of Northern Virginia1

August 21, 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: 0205-0216.jpg

Date of Inspection: August 21, 1864

Commander: Major General John B. Gordon (But Gordon did not command his division at Petersburg. He was the Second Corps commander throughout the Second Corps’ time at Petersburg.)

Inspection Location: Bunker Hill, Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley

Aggregate Present & Absent: 14,012

Aggregate Effective for the Field: 2,591

Officers and Men Present for Duty (PFD): 2,823

Weapons: Mostly Enfield Rifles, some Smoothbore Muskets in York’s Command


  • York’s Brigade, Brigadier General Zebulon York, 614 officers and men PFD
  • Terry’s Brigade, Brigadier General William Terry, 858 officers and men PFD
  • Evans’ Brigade, Colonel Edmund N. Atkinson (of the 26th GA), 1,344 officers and men PFD

Downloadable Spreadsheet:



  1. Confederate Inspection Report 10-P-17: Gordon’s Division, August 21, 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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