2nd Virginia Local Defense Troops Infantry

   

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Muster In: Organized by the consolidation of the 2nd and 6th Virginia Battalions, Local Defense Troops on September 2, 1864.1
Muster Out: Apparently discontinued upon the fall of Richmond on April 2, 1865.2

Commander(s):
Colonel Daniel E. Scruggs
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Commander 2
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet in existence.3

Second Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet in existence.4

Third Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet in existence.5

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet in existence.6

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Local Defense Brigade | Barton’s Division | Richmond Forces | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army7,8

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Daniel E. Scruggs9
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: Organized by the consolidation of the 2nd and 6th Virginia Battalions, Local Defense Troops on September 2, 1864.10
  • Note: The 2nd VA LDT, the 3rd VA LDT, and the 4th VA LDT Bn. Were part of a temporary demi-brigade under Scruggs and served at the front on September 29, 1864. 11

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Local Defense Brigade | Barton’s Division | Richmond Forces | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army12

  • Commander:
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

Local Defense Brigade | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army (November 1864)13

Lee’s Command | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army (December 1864)14

  • Commander:
    • None listed. (November 1864) 15
    • Colonel Daniel E. Scruggs (December 1864)16
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

Lee’s Command | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army (January 1-9, 1865)

Lee’s Command | Lee’s Division | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army (January 9-February 28, 1865)17,18

  • Commander: None listed. (January & February 1865)19,20
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: On January 9, 1865, Custis Lee’s Division was formed in the Department of Richmond, and Lee’s Command became a part of that organization.

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Lee’s Command | Lee’s Division | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army21,22

  • Commander: None listed. (March & April 1-2, 1865)23,24
  • Unit Strength:
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles25:

  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
  • Roper’s Farm (September 30, 1864)

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

      Sources:

      1. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 158, 173-174, 161
      2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 158, 173-174, 161
      3. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 158, 173-174, 161
      4. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 158, 173-174, 161
      5. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 158, 173-174, 161
      6. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 158, 173-174, 161
      7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 144
      8. 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.
      9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 144
      10.  Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 158, 173-174, 161
      11. 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.
      12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 152
      13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 160
      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 160
      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 187
      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 187
      21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 196
      22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 206
      23. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 196
      24. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 206
      25. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 158, 173-174, 161

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