44th Virginia Battalion Infantry

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Note: Also known as the Petersburg City Battalion.

Muster In: Organized with three companies on November 3, 1863.  Companies D and E organized February 7 and 29, 1864, respectively.1
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Major Peter V. Batte
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Captain Thomas W. Branch
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Captain William E. Hinton
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Petersburg, Va. | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army3

  • Commander: Major Peter V. Batte (at least June 15, 1864) (captured June 15, 1864)4
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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Petersburg, Va. | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army5

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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Petersburg, Va. | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army6

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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Petersburg, Va. | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army7

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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Post of Petersburg | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army8,9

  • Commander: Captain Thomas W. Branch10
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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Post of Petersburg | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army11

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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Post of Petersburg | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army12,13

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    • Captain William E. Hinton (November 1864)14
    • None listed. (December 1864)15
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Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Post of Petersburg | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army16,17

  • Commander: None listed. (January and February 1865)18,19
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Post of Petersburg | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army20,21

  • Commander: None listed. (March & April 1-2, 1865)22,23
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles24:

  • Petersburg (June 9, 1864)
  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
  • Second Battle of Petersburg (at least June 15, 1864)25
  • Sayler’s Creek (April 6, 1865)
  • Appomattox Court House (April 9, 1865)

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

    Sources:

    1. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 231
    2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 231
    3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 116
    4. “From the Front.” Daily Constitutionalist (Augusta, GA), June 19, 1864, p. 2, col. 2-3, originally printed in The Daily Express (Petersburg, VA), June 16, 1864, page and column(s) unknown.
    5. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 116
    6. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 125
    7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 135
    8. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 142
    9. Sommers, Richard J. “Grant’s Fifth Offensive at Petersburg: A Study in Strategy, Tactics, and Generalship.  The Battle of Poplar Spring Church, the First Battle of the Darbytown Road, the Second Battle of the Squirrel Level Road, the Second Battle of the Darbytown Road (Ulysses S. Grant, Virginia).” Doctoral Thesis. Rice University, 1970. Print. p. 1313.
    10. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 142
    11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 151
    12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 159, 160: Sibley indicates Co. D. only, but lists the unit again on the very next page and doesn’t make that distinction.
    13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 169
    14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 159, 160
    15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 169
    16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 178
    17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 189
    18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 178
    19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 189
    20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 198
    21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 208
    22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 198
    23. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 208
    24. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 231
    25. “From the Front.” Daily Constitutionalist (Augusta, GA), June 19, 1864, p. 2, col. 2-3, originally printed in The Daily Express (Petersburg, VA), June 16, 1864, page and column(s) unknown.

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