2nd-4th-5th-27th-33rd Virginia Infantry

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Note: These five Virginia regiments, well-known to any Civil War buff as the famous Stonewall Brigade, had been so decimated by the time they reached Petersburg after the 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign that they had been consolidated and acted as a single regiment for the remainder of the war.

Muster In: Various1
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Colonel Abraham Spengler (of the 33rd VA)
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Lieutenant Colonel Charles L. Haynes (of the 27th VA)
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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: Colonel John H. S. Funk (of the 5th VA) (August 20, 1864) (Funk never commanded at the Siege of Petersburg. He was mortally wounded at the Third Battle of Winchester, September 19, 1864, dying two days later.)7
  • Unit Strength: 280 officers and men PFD (August 20, 1864)8
  • Weapons: Enfield 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: Terry’s Brigade | Evans’ Division | Second Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army12

  • Commander: Colonel Abraham Spengler (of the 33rd VA) (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
  • Note: The former regiments of the famous Stonewall Brigade had been so badly depleted by this point in the war that they were combined into one functional regiment.

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

  • Commander:
    • Colonel Abraham Spengler (of the 33rd VA)(took a leave of absence starting on February 22)(January & February 1865)20,21,22
    • Lieutenant Colonel Charles L. Haynes (of the 27th VA)(February 1865)23
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The former regiments of the famous Stonewall Brigade had been so badly depleted by this point in the war that they were combined into one functional regiment.

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Terry’s Brigade | Evans’ Division | Second Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army24,25

  • Commander: None listed. (March & April 1-2, 1865)26,27
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The former regiments of the famous Stonewall Brigade had been so badly depleted by this point in the war that they were combined into one functional regiment.

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Petersburg Campaign Battles28:

  • Petersburg Siege (from December 1864)(June 1864-April 1865)
  • Hatcher’s Run (February 5-7, 1865)
  • Fort Stedman (March 25, 1865)
  • Sayler’s Creek (April 6, 1865)
  • Appomattox Court House (April 9, 1865)

Bibliography:

    Petersburg Campaign Documents Which Mention This Unit:

    Sources:

    1. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 159-161, 167-169, 171-173, 210-212, 220-222
    2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 159-161, 167-169, 171-173, 210-212, 220-222
    3. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 159-161, 167-169, 171-173, 210-212, 220-222
    4. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 159-161, 167-169, 171-173, 210-212, 220-222
    5. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 159-161, 167-169, 171-173, 210-212, 220-222
    6. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 159-161, 167-169, 171-173, 210-212, 220-222
    7. Confederate Inspection Report 7-P-17: Terry’s 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 7-P-17: Terry’s 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 7-P-17: Terry’s 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: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 159-161, 167-169, 171-173, 210-212, 220-222
    11. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 159-161, 167-169, 171-173, 210-212, 220-222
    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 183
    24. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 192
    25. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 202
    26. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 192
    27. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 202
    28. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 159-161, 167-169, 171-173, 210-212, 220-222

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