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Muster In: Organized by the assignment of three companies from the 1st Infantry Battalion, Hilliard’s Legion on November 25, 1863.1
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Major Nicholas Stallworth
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Captain Robert H. Molton
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Lieutenant Samuel Salter
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Commander 4
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Gracie’s Brigade | Johnson’s Division | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army3

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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Gracie’s Brigade | Johnson’s Division | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army4

  • Commander: Major Nicholas Stallworth5
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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Gracie’s Brigade | Johnson’s Division | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army6

  • Commander:
    • Major Nicholas Stallworth (in the hospital July 30-August 8, 1864)7
    • ? (July 30-31, 1864)8
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Gracie’s Brigade | Johnson’s Division | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army9

  • Commander:
    • Lieutenant Samuel Salter10
    • Major Nicholas Stallworth (in the hospital July 30-August 8, 1864)11
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Gracie’s Brigade | Johnson’s Division | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army12,13

  • Commander:
    • Major Nicholas Stallworth (on court martial duty at least some of September 1864)14
    • ? (while Stallworth was on court martial duty)15
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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Gracie’s Brigade | Johnson’s Division | Fourth Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army16

  • Commander: Major Nicholas Stallworth17
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Gracie’s Brigade | Johnson’s Division | Fourth Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army18,19

  • Commander:
    • Major Nicholas Stallworth (took a leave of absence starting on December 23)(November & December 1864)20,21? (while Major Stallworth took his late December leave of absence)(December 1864)22
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Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Gracie’s Brigade | Johnson’s Division | Fourth Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army23,24,25,26,27

  • Commander:
    • Captain Robert H. Molton (January 1865)28,29
    • Major Nicholas Stallworth (January & February 1865)30,31
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Gracie’s Brigade | Johnson’s Division | Fourth Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army32,33

  • Commander: None listed (March & April 1-2, 1865)34,35
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles36:

  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
  • The Crater (July 30, 1864)
  • Hatcher’s Run (February 5-7, 1865)
  • White Oak Road (March 31, 1865)
  • 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, p. 89
    2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Alabama by Stewart Sifakis, p. 89
    3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 115
    4. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 115
    5. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 115
    6. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 124
    7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 124
    8. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 124
    9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 133
    10. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 133
    11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 133
    12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 141
    13. 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. 1314.
    14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 141
    15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 141
    16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 150
    17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 150
    18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 158
    19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 167
    20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 158
    21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 167
    22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 167
    23. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 176
    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 1174: “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.
    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 1183: “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.
    26. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 186
    27. 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 1273: “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.
    28. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 176
    29. 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 1183: “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.
    30. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 176
    31. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 186
    32. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 194
    33. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 204
    34. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 194
    35. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 204
    36. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Alabama by Stewart Sifakis, p. 89

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