Confederate States Marine Battalion

   

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Note: I have very little information on this unit at this time.  If anyone can point me in the direction of more concrete information I would greatly appreciate it.  This unit page will function as a placeholder until I have more information.

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Commander(s):
Major George H. Terrett
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Captain John D. Simms
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Captain George Holmes
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Lieutenant James Thurston
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Commander 5
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Drewry’s Bluff | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army1

  • Commander: Major George H. Terrett (?)2
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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Drewry’s Bluff | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army3

  • Commander: Major George H. Terrett (?)4
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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Drewry’s Bluff | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army5

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    • Major George H. Terrett 6
    • Captain John D. Simms 7
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Drewry’s Bluff | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army8

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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Drewry’s Bluff | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army9,10

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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Drewry’s Bluff | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army11

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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Drewry’s Bluff | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army12,13

  • Commander:
    • None listed. (November 1864)
    • Captain George Holmes (Co. A) (December 1864)14
    • None listed. (Co. B) (December 1864)15
    • Lieutenant James Thurston (Co. C) (December 1864)16
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Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Drewry’s Bluff | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army17,18

  • Commander:
    • Captain George Holmes (Co. A) (January 1865)19
    • None listed (Co. B) (January 1865)20
    • Lieutenant James Thurston (Co. C) (January 1865)21
    • None listed for any company. (February 1865)22
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Drewry’s Bluff | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army23,24

  • Commander: None listed. (March & April 1-2, 1865)25,26
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
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Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

      Sources:

      1. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 116
      2. 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. 668: I’m not sure how Sibley came to the conclusion that Terrett was commanding the Marine Battalion in June 1864 if he was basing it on this Official Records correspondence.  Terrett signs some correspondence as “Major, Commanding Post” on June 18, 1864.  More research is needed.
      3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 116
      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. 668: I’m not sure how Sibley came to the conclusion that Terrett was commanding the Marine Battalion in June 1864 if he was basing it on this Official Records correspondence.  Terrett signs some correspondence as “Major, Commanding Post” on June 18, 1864.  More research is needed.
      5. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 125
      6. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 125
      7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 125
      8. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 135
      9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 143
      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. 1313.
      11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 152
      12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 160
      13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 169
      14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 169
      15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 169
      16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 169
      17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 178
      18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 189
      19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 178
      20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 178
      21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 178
      22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 189
      23. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 198
      24. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 208
      25. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 198
      26. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 208

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