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Muster In: Organized November 5, 18611
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Colonel James Giles
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Commander 2
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Corse’s Brigade | Pickett’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army3

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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Corse’s Brigade | Pickett’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army4

  • Commander: Colonel James Giles (June 30, 1864)5,6
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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Corse’s Brigade | Pickett’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army7

  • Commander: Colonel James Giles (July 2, 1864)8
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Corse’s Brigade | Pickett’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army9

  • Commander: Colonel James Giles (August 4, 11,13 & 30, 1864)10,11,12,13,14,15
  • Unit Strength:
    • 464 officers and men PFD (August 13, 1864)16
  • Weapons: Springfield and/or Enfield Rifles17

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Corse’s Brigade | Pickett’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army18,19

  • Commander:
    • Colonel James Giles (in hospital September 19 to 29, 1864)(September 10 & 29, 1864)20,21
    • ? (September 19-29, 1864)22
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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Corse’s Brigade | Pickett’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army23

  • Commander: Colonel James Giles (October 14, 1864)24,25
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Corse’s Brigade | Pickett’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army26,27

  • Commander:
    • Colonel James Giles (November 26 & 30 and December 29 & 31, 1864)28,29,30,31,32,33
    • ? (while Col. Giles was on leave in late December 1864) (December 1864)34
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Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Corse’s Brigade | Pickett’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army35,36,37,38,39

  • Commander: Colonel James Giles (January 14, 1865)(leave of absence January 22, 1865)(January & February 1865)40,41,42,43,44,45
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  • Note: Corse’s Brigade was detached and operating with Kershaw’s Division in late January 1865.46

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Commander: Colonel James Giles (in hospital March 14-18, 1865)(March 28 & April 1, 1865)(captured at Dinwiddie Court House April 1, 1865)47,48,49
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles50:

  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
  • Five Forks (April 1, 1865)
  • Sayler’s Creek (April 6, 1865)
  • Appomattox Court House (April 9, 1865)

Bibliography:

Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

Sources:

  1. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 214-215
  2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 214-215
  3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 111
  4. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 111
  5. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia, National Archives, Roll 754 (James Giles, 29th Virginia, Fold3.com Page 66): Requisition for Forage June 30, 1864
  6. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia, National Archives, Roll 754 (James Giles, 29th Virginia, Fold3.com Page 3): Field and Staff Muster Roll for October 1, 1863 to June 30, 1864
  7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 120
  8. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia, National Archives, Roll 754 (James Giles, 29th Virginia, Fold3.com Page 72): Pay Voucher for January 1 to February 28 on July 2, 1864
  9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 128
  10. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia, National Archives, Roll 754 (James Giles, 29th Virginia, Fold3.com Page 100): Letter from August 4, 1864 Indicating Giles Commanded Regiment
  11. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia, National Archives, Roll 754 (James Giles, 29th Virginia, Fold3.com Page 36): Letter from August 11, 1864 Indicating Giles Commanded Regiment
  12. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia, National Archives, Roll 754 (James Giles, 29th Virginia, Fold3.com Page 16): Appears on an Inspection Report of Corse’s Brigade August 13, 1864
  13. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia, National Archives, Roll 754 (James Giles, 29th Virginia, Fold3.com Page 74): Pay Voucher for March 1 to June 30 on August 30, 1864
  14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 128
  15. Confederate Inspection Report 20-P-17: Corse’s Brigade, August 13, 1864Inspection Reports and Related Records Received By the Inspection Branch in the Confederate Adjutant and Inspector General’s Office. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M935, Roll 10: Inspection Reports P-12 – 39-P-24); War Department Collection of Confederate Records, Record Group 109; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
  16. Confederate Inspection Report 20-P-17: Corse’s Brigade, August 13, 1864Inspection Reports and Related Records Received By the Inspection Branch in the Confederate Adjutant and Inspector General’s Office. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M935, Roll 10: Inspection Reports P-12 – 39-P-24); War Department Collection of Confederate Records, Record Group 109; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
  17. Confederate Inspection Report 20-P-17: Corse’s Brigade, August 13, 1864Inspection Reports and Related Records Received By the Inspection Branch in the Confederate Adjutant and Inspector General’s Office. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M935, Roll 10: Inspection Reports P-12 – 39-P-24); War Department Collection of Confederate Records, Record Group 109; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.
  18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 137
  19. 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. 1311.
  20. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia, National Archives, Roll 754 (James Giles, 29th Virginia, Fold3.com Page 80): Special Requisition for Quartermaster’s Stores September 10, 1864
  21. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia, National Archives, Roll 754 (James Giles, 29th Virginia, Fold3.com Page 15): Appears on a Register of General Hospital No. 4 Richmond VA September 19, 1864: Giles was in the hospital from September 19-29, 1864)
  22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 137
  23. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 146
  24. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia, National Archives, Roll 754 (James Giles, 29th Virginia, Fold3.com Page 38): Letter from October 14, 1864 Indicating Giles Commanded Regiment
  25. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 146
  26. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 154
  27. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 162
  28. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia, National Archives, Roll 754 (James Giles, 29th Virginia, Fold3.com Page 68): Pay Voucher for July 1 to October 31 on November 26, 1864
  29. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia, National Archives, Roll 754 (James Giles, 29th Virginia, Fold3.com Page 12): Appears on an Inspection Report of Corse’s Brigade November 30, 1864
  30. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia, National Archives, Roll 754 (James Giles, 29th Virginia, Fold3.com Page 11): Appears on an Inspection Report of Corse’s Brigade December 29, 1864
  31. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia, National Archives, Roll 754 (James Giles, 29th Virginia, Fold3.com Page 4): Field and Staff Muster Roll for November and December 1864
  32. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 154
  33. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 162
  34. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 162
  35. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 171
  36. 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 1170: “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.
  37. 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 1180: “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.
  38. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 181
  39. 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 1268: “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.
  40. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 171
  41. 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 1180: “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.
  42. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 181
  43. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia, National Archives, Roll 754 (James Giles, 29th Virginia, Fold3.com Page 78): Pay Voucher for November 1 to December 31, 1864 on January 14, 1865
  44. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia, National Archives, Roll 754 (James Giles, 29th Virginia, Fold3.com Page 17): Appears on an Inspection Report of Kershaw’s Division January 29, 1865: Giles left on a leave of absence on January 22.
  45. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia, National Archives, Roll 754 (James Giles, 29th Virginia, Fold3.com Page 14): Appears on an Inspection Report of Corse’s Brigade January 27, 1865: Giles left on a leave of absence on January 22.
  46. 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 1180: “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.
  47. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia, National Archives, Roll 754 (James Giles, 29th Virginia, Fold3.com Page 22): Appears on a Register of Stuart Hospital Richmond VA March 15, 1865: Giles was in the hospital from March 15-28, 1865
  48. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia, National Archives, Roll 754 (James Giles, 29th Virginia, Fold3.com Page 23): Appears on a Register of Prisoners of War at Old Capitol Prison Wash DC April 5, 1865: Giles was admitted to the hospital on March 14, 1865
  49. Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Virginia, National Archives, Roll 754 (James Giles, 29th Virginia, Fold3.com Page 7): Appears on a Register of Prisoners of War at Old Capitol Prison Wash DC April 5, 1865: Giles was captured at Dinwiddie Court House on April 1, 1865, 1865
  50. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 214-215

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