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Muster In: Organized in state service on June 12, 18611
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Colonel George K. Griggs
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Steuart’s Brigade | Pickett’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army3

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

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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Steuart’s Brigade | Pickett’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army5

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    • ? (prior to 7/29/64)
    • Colonel George K. Griggs (resumed command July 29, 1864)6,7
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Steuart’s Brigade | Pickett’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army8

  • Commander: Colonel George K. Griggs (August 1, 1864)9,10,11
  • Unit Strength: 254 officers and men PFD (August 10, 1864)12
  • Weapons: .58 caliber rifles (presumably a mix of Enfields and Springfields)13

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Steuart’s Brigade | Pickett’s Division | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army14,15

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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Commander: Colonel George K. Griggs (at least November 27-December 2 & 15, 1864)16
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Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Commander: Colonel George K. Griggs (at least January 1-2, 21 & 24-25, 1865)17
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Commander: Colonel George K. Griggs (at least April 1 & 6, 1865)18
  • Unit Strength: 73 officers and men (surrendered on April 9, 1865)19
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles20:

  • 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. 225-227
  2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 225-227
  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. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 120
  6. Gregory, G. Howard. 38th Virginia Infantry (H.E. Howard: 1988), p. 98: The roster entry for Griggs states: “Returned to duty 7/29/64.”
  7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 120
  8. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 128
  9. Gregory, G. Howard. 38th Virginia Infantry (H.E. Howard: 1988), p. 55: The book’s text indicates Griggs first resumed command on August 1, 1864
  10. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 128
  11. Confederate Inspection Report 21-P-17: Barton’s Brigade, August 10, 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.
  12. Confederate Inspection Report 21-P-17: Barton’s Brigade, August 10, 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.
  13. Confederate Inspection Report 21-P-17: Barton’s Brigade, August 10, 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.
  14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 137
  15. 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.
  16. Gregory, G. Howard. 38th Virginia Infantry (H.E. Howard: 1988), pp. 58-59
  17. Gregory, G. Howard. 38th Virginia Infantry (H.E. Howard: 1988), p. 60
  18. Gregory, G. Howard. 38th Virginia Infantry (H.E. Howard: 1988), pp. 64-66, 98: Colonel Griggs himself wrote about his role at the battles of Five Forks and Sayler’s Creek.  The roster entry for Griggs states: “Surrendered with army at Appomattox 4/9/65″, but on page 66 the author indicates Griggs commanded the brigade from April 7, 1865 on.
  19. Gregory, G. Howard. 38th Virginia Infantry (H.E. Howard: 1988), p. 67
  20. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 225-227

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