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Muster In: May 7, 18611
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Colonel Pinckney D. Bowles
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Lieutenant Colonel Lawrence H. Scruggs
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Captain Archibald D. McInnis
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Commander 4
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Law’s Brigade | Field’s DivisionFirst Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army3

  • Commander: Colonel Pinckney D. Bowles4,5
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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Law’s Brigade | Field’s DivisionFirst Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army6

  • Commander: Colonel Pinckney D. Bowles7,8
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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Law’s Brigade | Field’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army9

  • Commander: Colonel Pinckney D. Bowles10,11
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Law’s Brigade | Field’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army12

  • Commander:
    • Colonel Pinckney D. Bowles13, 14
    • Lieutenant Colonel Lieutenant Colonel Lawrence H. Scruggs (at least August 31, 1864 and any other point when Bowles commanded the brigade)15
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Law’s Brigade | Field’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army16,17

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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Law’s Brigade | Field’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army18

  • Commander:
    • Colonel Pinckney D. Bowles19
    • ? (while Bowles commanded Law’s Brigade)
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Law’s Brigade | Field’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army20,21

  • Commander:
    • Captain Archibald D. McInnis (November 1864)22
    • Colonel Pinckney D. Bowles (December 1864)23
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Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Law’s Brigade | Field’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army24,25,26,27,28

  • Commander:
    • Colonel Pinckney D. Bowles (took a leave of absence starting January 30)(January 1865)29,30
    • ? (January 30-31, 1865)31
    • Lieutenant Colonel Lawrence H. Scruggs (February 1865)32
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles33:

  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
  • Fort Harrison (September 29-30, 1864)
  • Fort Gilmer (September 29-30, 1864)
  • Appomattox Court House (April 9, 1865)

Bibliography:

Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

Sources:

  1. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Alabama by Stewart Sifakis, pages 59-60
  2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Alabama by Stewart Sifakis, pages 59-60
  3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 110
  4. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Alabama, National Archives, Roll 119 (Pinckney D. Bowles, 4th Alabama, Footnote.com Page 46): Pay receipt for January to March 1864 received June 28 , 1864
  5. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Alabama, National Archives, Roll 119 (Pinckney D. Bowles, 4th Alabama, Footnote.com Page 47): Written acknowledgement of pay receipt for January to March 1864 received June 28 , 1864: This letter appears to have been written by Bowles on June 28, 1864, inferring but not proving Bowles was present with his regiment in late June.
  6. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 110
  7. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Alabama, National Archives, Roll 119 (Pinckney D. Bowles, 4th Alabama, Footnote.com Page 46): Pay receipt for January to March 1864 received June 28 , 1864
  8. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Alabama, National Archives, Roll 119 (Pinckney D. Bowles, 4th Alabama, Footnote.com Page 47): Written acknowledgement of pay receipt for January to March 1864 received June 28 , 1864: This letter appears to have been written by Bowles on June 28, 1864, inferring but not proving Bowles was present with his regiment in late June.
  9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 119
  10. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Alabama, National Archives, Roll 119 (Pinckney D. Bowles, 4th Alabama, Footnote.com Page 33): Requisition of Forage from July 1 to 31, 1864
  11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 119
  12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 128
  13. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Alabama, National Archives, Roll 119 (Pinckney D. Bowles, 4th Alabama, Footnote.com Page 18): Field and Staff Muster Roll for July + August, 1864: Bowles was commanding the Brigade at least at the end of August 1864 when the muster roll was compiled.
  14. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Alabama, National Archives, Roll 119 (Pinckney D. Bowles, 4th Alabama, Footnote.com Page 31): Requisition of Forage from August 1 to 31, 1864
  15. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Alabama, National Archives, Roll 119 (Lawrence H. Scruggs, 4th Alabama, Footnote.com Page 51): Field and Staff Muster Roll for July + August, 1864: Scruggs was present on August 31, 1864, and if Bowles was commanding the brigade, Scruggs had to be commanding the 4th Alabama.
  16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 137
  17. 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. 1311.
  18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 146
  19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 146
  20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 154
  21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 162
  22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 154
  23. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 162
  24. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 171
  25. 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 1171: “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.
  26. 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 1179: “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.
  27. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 181
  28. 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 1269: “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.
  29. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 171
  30. 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 1179: “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.
  31. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 171
  32. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 181
  33. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Alabama by Stewart Sifakis, pages 59-60

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