2nd Virginia Reserves Battalion Infantry

   

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Muster In: xxx.1,2
Muster Out: xxx3

Commander(s):
Lieutenant Colonel John H. Guy
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Lieutenant W. F. Catlett
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Unit not yet in existence.

Second Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Unit not yet in existence.

Third Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Unit not yet in existence.

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Unit not yet in existence.

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Unattached | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army4,5

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel John H. Guy6,7
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: This unit was serving with John Gregg’s temporary command of 3-4 brigades of ANV infantry during the crisis of September 28-30, 1864.8

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: 1st Brigade Virginia Reserves | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army (December 1864) (December 1864)9

  • Commander: Lieutenant W. F. Catlett (December 1864)10
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

1st Brigade Virginia Reserves | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army

Barton’s Command | Lee’s Division | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army (January 9-31, 1865)11

Moore’s Brigade | Lee’s Division | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army (February 1865)12,13

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel John H. Guy (January & February 1865)14,15
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: On January 9, 1865, Custis Lee’s Division was formed in the Department of Richmond, and Barton’s Brigade became a part of that organization.

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Moore’s Brigade | Lee’s Division | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army16,17

  • Commander: None listed. (March & April 1-2, 1865)18,19
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles20:

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

    Sources:

    1.  Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, p. xxx
    2. Wallace, Lee A., Jr. A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations 1861-1865, 2nd Ed. (Lynchburg, Va.: H. E. Howard, 1986), p. xxx
    3.  Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, p. xxx
    4. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 143
    5. 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.
    6. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 143
    7. 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.
    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 169
    10. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 169
    11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 178
    12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 187
    13. 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 1275: “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.
    14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 178
    15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 187
    16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 196
    17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 206
    18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 196
    19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 206
    20.  Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, p. xxx

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