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Muster In: June 12, 18611
Muster Out: April 9, 1865 2

Commander(s):
Colonel Thomas M. Logan
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Lieutenant Colonel Robert B. Arnold
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Captain Eugene A. Thomas
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Gary’s Cavalry Brigade | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army 3

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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Gary’s Cavalry Brigade | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army 4

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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Gary’s Cavalry Brigade | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army5

  • Commander: Colonel Thomas M. Logan 6
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Gary’s Cavalry Brigade | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army7

  • Commander: Colonel Thomas M. Logan 8
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Gary’s Cavalry Brigade | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army9,10

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    • Colonel Thomas M. Logan11
    • Lieutenant Colonel Robert B. Arnold (September 29, 1864)12
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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Gary’s Cavalry Brigade | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army13

  • Commander: Colonel Thomas M. Logan14
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Gary’s Cavalry Brigade | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army15,16

  • Commander:
    • Colonel Thomas M. Logan (November & at least December 9 & 23, 1864)17,18
    • Captain Eugene A. Thomas (presumably while Colonel Logan led the brigade)(December 1864)19
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Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

Gary’s Cavalry Brigade | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army (January 1-at least 21, 1865)20

Gary’s Cavalry Brigade | Fitzhugh Lee’s Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army (January ?-31, 1865)21,22,23,24

  • Commander: Colonel Thomas M. Logan (January & February 1865)25,26
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  • Note: At some point in January 1865, almost certainly after the January 20 return was compiled, Gary’s Cavalry Brigade moved from the Department of Richmond to Fitzhugh Lee’s Cavalry Brigade, Cavalry Corps, Army of Northern Virginia.  I do not know the exact date.  More research is needed.

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Gary’s Cavalry Brigade | Fitzhugh Lee’s Division | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army27,28

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    • None listed. (March 1865)29
    • Lieutenant Colonel Robert B. Arnold (April 1-2, 1865)30
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Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Coming Soon!

Bibliography:

    Petersburg Campaign Documents Which Mention This Unit:

    Sources:

    1. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pages 106-108
    2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pages 106-108
    3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 117
    4.  The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 117
    5. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 126
    6. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 126
    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 135
    9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 143
    10. 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. 1315.
    11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 143
    12. Field, Ron. Combat 2: Union Infantrymen Versus Confederate Infantrymen: Eastern Theater 1861-65 (Osprey: 2013), p. 61
    13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 152
    14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 152
    15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 160
    16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 169
    17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 160
    18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 169
    19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 169
    20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 178
    21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 177
    22. 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 1175: “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.
    23. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 187
    24. 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 1274: “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.
    25. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 176
    26. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 187
    27. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 196
    28. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 205
    29. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 196
    30. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 205

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    Dewey April 25, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    My question is about 2nd Lieutenant Allen Manley Snider who was in Company H, Hampton Legion.
    He enlisted as a private, promoted to Sergeant and then promoted to 2nd Lt. on the 8th of December, 1864. According to his CSA papers, the Infantry Regiment was transferred to the cavalry service about March, 1964. This regiment was paroled at Appomattox C.H., Va., April 10, 1865 as the Hampton Legion Mounted Infantry, South Carolina Volunteers. There is a parole list from Volume 15 of the Southern Historical Society Papers, which comes from the original parole list at the Museum of the Confederacy.
    This lists the men who physically received a parole pass at Appomattox to return home. This can be verified by a parole card in the soldiers complied military service records held at the National Archives and available on-line. Unfortunately, Allen M. Snider does not show up on the parole list in the
    Southern Historical Society Papers, nor does he have a parole card in this military service records.
    It is known that a number of men from General Martin Gary’s Brigade (in which he served) vowed not to surrender and struck out for home or to join General Johnston, perhaps he was one of those and never was paroled. Does anybody have any information on what happened to Gary’s Brigade after April 10, 1965? Any parole information.

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