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Muster In: Organized by the consolidation of the 3rd Infantry Battalion, Hilliard’s Legion and four companies of the 1st Infantry Battalion, Hilliard’s Legion on November 25, 1863.1
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Colonel John W. A. Sanford
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Lieutenant Colonel Daniel S. Troy
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Unattached | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army3

  • Commander: Colonel John W. A. Sanford4
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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 John W. A. Sanford6
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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Gracie’s Brigade | Johnson’s Division | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army7

  • Commander: Colonel John W. A. Sanford8
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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: Colonel John W. A. Sanford10
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Gracie’s Brigade | Johnson’s Division | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army11,12

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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Gracie’s Brigade | Johnson’s Division | Fourth Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army13

  • Commander:
    • Colonel John W. A. Sanford14
    • Lieutenant Colonel Daniel S. Troy15
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Gracie’s Brigade | Johnson’s Division | Fourth Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army16,17

  • Commander:
    • Colonel John W. A. Sanford (went on leave of absence starting November 22, 1864) (November 1864)18
    • Lieutenant Colonel Daniel S. Troy (November & December 1864)19,20
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Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Gracie’s Brigade | Johnson’s Division | Fourth Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army21,22,23,24,25

  • Commander:
    • Lieutenant Colonel Daniel S. Troy (took a leave of absence starting on January 7)(was on detached duty on February 25, 1865, commanding the 59th Alabama)(January & February 1865)26,27
    • Colonel John W. A. Sanford (January & February 1865)28,29,30
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Gracie’s Brigade | Johnson’s Division | Fourth Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army31,32

  • Commander:
    • Lieutenant Colonel Daniel S. Troy (wounded and captured March 25)(March 1865)33
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      ? (after Lt. Col. Troy was wounded and captured)(March 1865)34

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      None listed. (April 1-2, 1865)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. 127
      2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Alabama by Stewart Sifakis, p. 127
      3.  Shaver, Lewellyn A. A History of the Sixtieth Alabama Regiment, Gracie’s Alabama Brigade (Montgomery, Ala.: Barrett & Brown, Publishers), pp. 54-55: “On the 21st day of May, the Brigade was withdrawn from the neighborhood of the ‘Howlet House’ and marched to Chaffin’s farm, on the North side of the James.  On the following morning, the 60th Alabama Regiment was detached from the Brigade and placed on duty in the city of Richmond.  The Regiment remained on duty in the city from May 22d until the 19th of June following.”
      4. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), p. 671
      5. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 115
      6. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), p. 671
      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 141
      12. 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.
      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 150
      15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 150
      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 158
      20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 167
      21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 176
      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 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.
      23. 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.
      24. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 186
      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 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.
      26. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 176
      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 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 186
      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 204
      33. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 194
      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. 127

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