Suffolk Confederate order of battle

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The following Confederate Army units and commanders fought in the Siege of Suffolk of the American Civil War. The Union order of battle is listed separately.

Abbreviations used[edit]

Military rank[edit]


Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia[edit]

LTG James Longstreet, Commanding

Infantry and Artillery[edit]

Division Brigade Regiments

Pickett's Division
     MG George E. Pickett

Armistead's Brigade

   BG Lewis A. Armistead

Corse's Brigade

   BG Montgomery D. Corse

Kemper's Brigade

   BG James L. Kemper

Garnett's Brigade

   BG Richard B. Garnett

Dearing's Artillery Battalion

   Maj James Dearing

  • Fauquier (Virginia) Artillery: Cpt Robert M. Stribling
  • Hampden (Virginia) Artillery: Cpt William H. Caskie
  • Latham (Virginia) Artillery: Cpt Joseph G. Blount
  • Richmond Fayette (Virginia) Artillery: Cpt Miles C. Macon
  • Confederate Guards (Mississippi) Artillery: Cpt William D. Bradford

Hood's Division
     MG John B. Hood

Law's Brigade

   BG Evander M. Law

  • 4th Alabama: Ltc Laurence H. Scruggs
  • 15th Alabama: Maj William C. Oates
  • 44th Alabama: Ltc John H. Jones
  • 47th Alabama: Col James W. Jackson
  • 48th Alabama: Col James L. Sheffield
Robertson's Brigade

   BG Jerome B. Robertson

Anderson's Brigade

   BG George T. Anderson

  • 7th Georgia: Col William W. White
  • 8th Georgia: Col John R. Towers
  • 9th Georgia: Col John C. Mounger
  • 11th Georgia: Col Francis H. Little
  • 59th Georgia: Col William A. J. Brown
Benning's Brigade

   BG Henry L. Benning

Henry's Artillery Battalion

   Maj Mathias W. Henry

  • Rowan (North Carolina) Artillery, Reilly's battery
  • Gatlin (North Carolina) Artillery, Lane's battery
  • German (South Carolina) Light Artillery, Bachman's battery
  • Palmetto (South Carolina) Light Artillery, Garden's battery

French's Division
     MG Samuel G. French

Jenkins' Brigade

   BG Micah Jenkins

  • 1st South Carolina (Hagood's)
  • 2nd South Carolina (Rifles): Col Thomas Thompson
  • 5th South Carolina: Col Asbury Coward
  • 6th South Carolina: Col John Bratton
  • Hampton's Legion: Col Martin W. Gary
  • Palmetto Sharpshooters: Col Joseph Walker
Davis's Brigade

   BG Joseph R. Davis

  • 2nd Mississippi
  • 11th Mississippi
  • 42nd Mississippi: Col. Hugh R. Miller
  • 55th North Carolina: Col John K. Connally
Shumaker's Artillery Battalion

   Maj Lindsay M. Shumaker

  • Chesterfield (South Carolina) Artillery: Cpt James C. Coit
  • Alexandria (Virginia) Artillery: Cpt David L. Smoot
  • Martin's (Virginia) battery: Cpt S. T. Martin
  • Sturdivant's (Virginia) battery: Cpt Nathaniel A. Sturdivant


Brigade Regiments and Others
Baker's Brigade

   Col John A. Baker

  • 2nd North Carolina
  • 3rd North Carolina
  • 4th North Carolina: Col Dennis D. Ferbee


  1. ^ Provost guard, Petersburg, Virginia


  • Cormier, Steven A., The Siege of Suffolk: The Forgotten Campaign, April 11 – May 4, 1863, H. E. Howard, 1989, ISBN 978-0-930919-82-5.