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Muster In: Organized and mustered into Confederate service on May 15, 1862.1
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Colonel Young M. Moody
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Lieutenant Colonel John J. Jolly
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Major William J. Mims
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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

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

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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Gracie’s Brigade | Johnson’s Division | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army6

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel John J. Jolly7
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Gracie’s Brigade | Johnson’s Division | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army8,9

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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Gracie’s Brigade | Johnson’s Division | Fourth Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army10

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel John J. Jolly11
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Gracie’s Brigade | Johnson’s Division | Fourth Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army12,13

  • Commander:
    • Lieutenant Colonel John J. Jolly (took leave of absence starting December 20)(November & December 1864)14,15
    • Colonel Young M. Moody (also commanded the brigade at times in December 1864) (December 1864)16
    • ? (while Moody commanded the brigade and Jolly was away on his leave of absence in late December 1864)(December 1864)17
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Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Gracie’s Brigade | Johnson’s Division | Fourth Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army18,19,20,21,22

  • Commander: Major William J. Mims (January & February 1865)23,24,25
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Gracie’s Brigade | Johnson’s Division | Fourth Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army26,27

  • Commander: None listed (March & April 1-2, 1865)28,29
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles30:

  • 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. 113-114
    2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Alabama by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 113-114
    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., page 124
    6. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 133
    7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 133
    8. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 141
    9. 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.
    10. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 150
    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 158
    13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 167
    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 167
    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 176
    19. 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.
    20. 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.
    21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 186
    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 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.
    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 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.
    25. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 186
    26. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 194
    27. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 204
    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. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Alabama by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 113-114

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