28th Georgia Battalion Heavy Artillery

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Note: Companies F and H of the 28th Georgia Artillery Battalion acted as infantry and were attached to Finegan’s Florida Brigade during the Siege of Petersburg.  I am unclear on exactly when this small unit was attached, for what duration, and if it acted in the field with one of the Florida regiments rather than acting as an independent battalion.  It appears at least Company F was integrated into the 11th Florida in early 1865.

Muster In: August 6, 18631
Muster Out: April 26, 18652

Commander(s):
Colonel Theodore W. Brevard (of the 11th FL)
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Finegan’s Brigade | Anderson’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army (?) (need source)

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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Finegan’s Brigade | Anderson’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army (?) (need source)

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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Finegan’s Brigade | Anderson’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army (?) (need source)

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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Finegan’s Brigade | Anderson’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army3

  • Commander: Colonel Theodore W. Brevard (of the 11th FL)(also commanded 11th FL) (August 16, 1864)4
  • Unit Strength: 63 officers and men PFD (August 16, 1864)5
  • Weapons: Springfield Rifles and Enfield Rifles (August 16, 1864)6
  • Note: This battalion was already attached to the 11th Florida per the Confederate Inspection Report of August 16, 1864.  Colonel Brevard of the 11th Florida commanded both units during this time.

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Finegan’s Brigade | Anderson’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army (need source)

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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Finegan’s Brigade | Mahone’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army (need source)

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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Finegan’s Brigade | Mahone’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army (December 1864)7

  • Commander: Colonel Theodore W. Brevard (of the 11th FL)(also commanded 11th FL)(December 1864)8
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  • Note: This battalion appears to have been attached to the 11th Florida.  Colonel Brevard of the 11th Florida commanded both units during this time.

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Finegan’s Brigade | Mahone’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army9,10,11

  • Commander: Colonel Theodore W. Brevard (of the 11th FL)(also commanded 11th FL) (January & February 1865)12,13
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  • Note: Bonaud’s Georgia Battalion appears to have been attached to the 11th Florida in January and February 1865.

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Finegan’s Brigade | Mahone’s Division | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army14,15

  • Commander:
    • Colonel Theodore W. Brevard (of the 11th FL)(also commanded 11th FL)(March 1865)16
    • None listed. (April 1-2, 1865)17
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  • Note: Bonaud’s Georgia Battalion appears to have been attached to the 11th Florida in March and April 1-2, 1865.

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles18:

  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

    Sources:

    1. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 127-128
    2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 127-128
    3. Confederate Inspection Report 6-P-17: Finegan’s Florida Brigade on August 16, 1864, Images 125-137; 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); War Department Collection of Confederate Records, 1825-1900, Record Group 109; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.: The August 16, 1864 inspection report for Finegan’s Brigade includes Bonaud’s Battalion.
    4. Confederate Inspection Report 6-P-17: Finegan’s and Perry’s Brigades, August 16, 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.
    5. Confederate Inspection Report 6-P-17: Finegan’s and Perry’s Brigades, August 16, 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.
    6. Confederate Inspection Report 6-P-17: Finegan’s and Perry’s Brigades, August 16, 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.
    7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 166
    8. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 166
    9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 175
    10. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 185
    11. 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.
    12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 175
    13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 185
    14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 193
    15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 203
    16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 193
    17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 203
    18. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 127-128

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