2nd Virginia Reserves Infantry

   

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Note: Also known as the 19th Virginia Regiment, First Class Militia (City of Richmond).

Muster In: First called out July 13, 1861.1
Muster Out: ?

Commander(s):
Colonel Thomas J. Evans
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Colonel John M. Brockenbrough
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Independent Richmond Infantry| Department of Richmond | Confederate Army2

  • Commander: Colonel Thomas J. Evans3
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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Independent Richmond Infantry| Department of Richmond | Confederate Army2

  • Commander: Colonel Thomas J. Evans5
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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Independent Richmond Infantry | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army6

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Fourth Offensive Order of BattleIndependent Richmond Infantry | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army (Stationed at Chaffin’s Farm)7,8

 

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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Unattached | Richmond Forces | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army9,10

  • Commander: Colonel Thomas J. Evans11
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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Independent Richmond Infantry | Richmond Forces | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army12

  • Commander: Colonel Thomas J. Evans13
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

Independent Richmond Infantry | Richmond Forces | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army (November 1864)14

1st Brigade Virginia Reserves | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army (December 1864) (December 1864)15

  • Commander: Colonel Thomas J. Evans (December 1864)16
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Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

1st Brigade Virginia Reserves | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army (January 1865)17,18

Moore’s Brigade | Lee’s Division | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army (February 1865)19,20

  • Commander:
    • None listed. (January 1865)21
    • Colonel John M. Brockenbrough (February 1865)22
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Moore’s Brigade | Lee’s Division | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army23,24

  • Commander: None listed. (March & April 1-2, 1865)25,26
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles:

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

    Sources:

    1. Wallace, Lee A., Jr. A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations 1861-1865, 2nd Ed. (Lynchburg, Va.: H. E. Howard, 1986), pp. 259-261
    2. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 117: I have MAJOR reservations about listing this unit for anything other than the Fifth Offensive.  Sibley uses Sommers’ Richmond Redeemed as his sole source, but that book focuses only on the Fifth Offensive in late September and early October 1864.  More research is needed.
    3. Wallace, Lee A., Jr. A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations 1861-1865, 2nd Ed. (Lynchburg, Va.: H. E. Howard, 1986), pp. 259-261
    4. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 117: I have MAJOR reservations about listing this unit for anything other than the Fifth Offensive.  Sibley uses Sommers’ Richmond Redeemed as his sole source, but that book focuses only on the Fifth Offensive in late September and early October 1864.  More research is needed.
    5. Wallace, Lee A., Jr. A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations 1861-1865, 2nd Ed. (Lynchburg, Va.: H. E. Howard, 1986), pp. 259-261
    6. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 126
    7. Wallace, Lee A., Jr. A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations 1861-1865, 2nd Ed. (Lynchburg, Va.: H. E. Howard, 1986), pp. 259-261
    8. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 135
    9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 144
    10. 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.
    11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 144
    12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 153
    13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 153
    14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 161
    15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 169
    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 179
    18. Wallace, Lee A., Jr. A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations 1861-1865, 2nd Ed. (Lynchburg, Va.: H. E. Howard, 1986), pp. 259-261
    19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 187
    20. 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.
    21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 179
    22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 187
    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. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 196
    26. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 206

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