38th Georgia Infantry

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Muster In: Organized for the war on October 11, 1861.1
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Lieutenant Colonel Phillip E. Davant
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Commander 2
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet present at the Siege of Petersburg.3

Second Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet present at the Siege of Petersburg.4

Third Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet present at the Siege of Petersburg.5

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet present at the Siege of Petersburg.6
  • Commander: Major Thomas H. Bomar (August 20, 1864) (Bomar did not command troops at Petersburg.  He was captured at Cedar Creek, Va. October 19, 1864 and released at Fort Delaware, Del. July 24, 1865.)7
  • Unit Strength: 207 officers and men PFD (August 20, 1864)8
  • Weapons: .58 caliber rifles (probably a mix of Enfield Rifles and Springfield Rifles) (August 20, 1864)9

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet present at the Siege of Petersburg.10

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet present at the Siege of Petersburg.11

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Evans’ Brigade | Evans’ Division | Second Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army12

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Phillip E. Davant (December 1864)13
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The Second Corps, in the Shenandoah Valley since June 1864, was ordered to rejoin Lee at the Siege of Petersburg on December 9, 1864.  The Second Corps moved to Richmond and Petersburg over the next several days, remaining with Lee’s army through Appomattox.14

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Evans’ Brigade | Evans’ Division | Second Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army15,16,17,18,19

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Phillip E. Davant (January & February 1865)20,21,22
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Evans’ Brigade | Evans’ Division | Second Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army23,24

  • Commander: None listed. (March & April 1-2, 1865)25,26
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Petersburg Campaign Battles27:

  • Petersburg Siege (from December 1864)(June 1864-April 1865)
  • Hatcher’s Run (February 5-7, 1865)
  • Appomattox Court House (April 9, 1865)

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Bibliography:

    Petersburg Campaign Documents Which Mention This Unit:

      Sources:

      1. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pages 248-249
      2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pages 248-249
      3. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pages 248-249
      4. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pages 248-249
      5. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pages 248-249
      6. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pages 248-249
      7. Confederate Inspection Report 8-P-17: Evans’ Brigade, August 20, 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.
      8. Confederate Inspection Report 8-P-17: Evans’ Brigade, August 20, 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.
      9. Confederate Inspection Report 8-P-17: Evans’ Brigade, August 20, 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.
      10. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pages 248-249
      11. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pages 248-249
      12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 164
      13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 164
      14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 376
      15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 173
      16. 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 1172: “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.
      17. 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 1180: “Organization of the Army of Northern Virginia, General R. E. Lee, C. S. Army, commanding, January 31, 1865”; This order of battle was based off of inspection reports from January 26-31, 1865, and the leaders should be accurate for this time frame.
      18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 183
      19. 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 1271: “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.
      20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 173
      21. 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 1180: “Organization of the Army of Northern Virginia, General R. E. Lee, C. S. Army, commanding, January 31, 1865”; This order of battle was based off of inspection reports from January 26-31, 1865, and the leaders should be accurate for this time frame.
      22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 183
      23. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 192
      24. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 202
      25. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 192
      26. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 202
      27. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pages 248-249

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