1st Virginia Local Defense Troops Battalion Cavalry

   

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Muster In: Organized with three companies at Richmond in July and August 1863.1,2
Muster Out: Disbanded April 2, 1865.3

Commander(s):
Captain William H. Haywood
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Unattached | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army4

  • Commander: Captain William H. Haywood5,6,7
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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Unattached | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army8

  • Commander: Captain William H. Haywood9,10,11
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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Unattached | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army12

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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Unattached | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army13

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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Unattached | Richmond Forces | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army14,15

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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Independent Richmond Cavalry | Richmond Forces | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army16

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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

Independent Richmond Cavalry | Richmond Forces | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army17

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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles18:

  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

      Sources:

      1. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 101
      2. Wallace, Lee A., Jr. A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations 1861-1865, 2nd Ed. (Lynchburg, Va.: H. E. Howard, 1986), p. 179
      3. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 101
      4. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 117
      5. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 117
      6. Wallace, Lee A., Jr. A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations 1861-1865, 2nd Ed. (Lynchburg, Va.: H. E. Howard, 1986), p. 179
      7. 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
      8. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 117
      9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 117
      10. Wallace, Lee A., Jr. A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations 1861-1865, 2nd Ed. (Lynchburg, Va.: H. E. Howard, 1986), p. 179
      11. 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
      12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 126
      13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 135
      14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 144
      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. 1315.
      16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 153
      17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 161
      18. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 101

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