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Muster In: Organized and mustered into Confederate service on May 16, 1862.1
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Colonel Martin L. Stansel
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Lieutenant Colonel Theodore G. Trimmier
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Gracie’s Brigade | Johnson’s Division | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army4

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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Gracie’s Brigade | Johnson’s Division | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army5

  • Commander: Colonel Martin L. Stansel6
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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Gracie’s Brigade | Johnson’s Division | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army7

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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Gracie’s Brigade | Johnson’s Division | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army8

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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Gracie’s Brigade | Johnson’s Division | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army9,10

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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Gracie’s Brigade | Johnson’s Division | Fourth Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army11

  • Commander:
    • Lieutenant Colonel Theodore G. Trimmier12
    • Colonel Martin L. Stansel13
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Gracie’s Brigade | Johnson’s Division | Fourth Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army14,15

  • Commander:
    • Colonel Martin L. Stansel (in brigade command at least Dec. 7-12)(November & December 1864)16,17
    • Lieutenant Colonel Theodore G. Trimmier (at least November 5, 1864)18
    • ? (while Stansel was in Brigade command Dec. 7-12)19
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Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Gracie’s Brigade | Johnson’s Division | Fourth Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army20,21,22,23,24

  • Commander: Colonel Martin L. Stansel (January & February 1865)25,26,27
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Gracie’s Brigade | Johnson’s Division | Fourth Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army28,29

  • Commander:
    • Colonel Martin L. Stansel (commanded the brigade at least March 31)(March 1865)30
    • Lieutenant Colonel Theodore G. Trimmier (commanded while Stansel was in brigade command)(mortally wounded March 31)(March 1865)31
    • ? (after Lt. Col. Trimmier was mortally wounded and while Col. Stansel was in brigade command)(March 1865)32
    • None listed. (April 1-2, 1865)33
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles34:

  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
  • The Crater (July 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, pp. 111-112
    2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Alabama by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 111-112
    3. Landrum, J. B. O. History of Spartanburg County: Embracing an Account of Many Important Events, and Biographical Sketches of Statesmen, Divines and Other Public Men … Franklin Prtg. and Pub. Co., 1900, p. 616. I’d like to thank reader Joe Davis for doggedly pursuing this information for me and finally pointing me in the direction of this public domain image of Lieutenant Colonel Trimmier.
    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., p. 115
    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 133
    9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 141
    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. 1314.
    11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 150
    12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 150
    13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 150
    14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 158
    15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 167
    16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 158
    17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 167
    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 176
    21. 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.
    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 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.
    23. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 186
    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 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.
    25. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 176
    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 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.
    27. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 186
    28. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 194
    29. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 204
    30. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 194
    31. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 194
    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. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Alabama by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 111-112

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