3rd (Clerks) Virginia Local Defense Troops Battalion Infantry

   

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Note: The 3rd Virginia Local Troops Battalion was increased to a regiment on September 23, 1864.

Muster In: Organized with seven companies at Richmond for local defense as needed on June 29, 1863.1,2
Muster Out: On September 23, 1864, the 3rd Virginia Battalion, LDT was made the 3rd Virginia Regiment, LDT.3,4,5

Commander(s):
Lieutenant Colonel John McAnerney, Jr.
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Commander 2
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Local Defense Troops and Reserves | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army6

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel John McAnerney, Jr.7,8,9
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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Local Defense Troops and Reserves | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army10

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel John McAnerney, Jr.11,12,13
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Third Offensive Order of Battle:

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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle:

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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Local Defense Brigade | Barton’s Division | Richmond Forces | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army14,15

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  • Note: On September 23, 1864, the 3rd Virginia Battalion, LDT was made the 3rd Virginia Regiment, LDT.16,4,5
  • 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. 19

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer a battalion.20

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer a battalion.21

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer a battalion.22

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer a battalion.23

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles24:

  • None listed.

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

      Sources:

      1. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 162
      2. Wallace, Lee A., Jr. A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations 1861-1865, 2nd Ed. (Lynchburg, Va.: H. E. Howard, 1986), p. 182
      3.  The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 144
      4.  Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 162
      5. Wallace, Lee A., Jr. A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations 1861-1865, 2nd Ed. (Lynchburg, Va.: H. E. Howard, 1986), p. 182
      6. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 116: Sibley lists the 3rd Regiment LDT rather than the 3rd Battalion, but he is incorrect.
      7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 116
      8. Wallace, Lee A., Jr. A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations 1861-1865, 2nd Ed. (Lynchburg, Va.: H. E. Howard, 1986), p. 182
      9. 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
      10. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 116: Sibley lists the 3rd Regiment LDT rather than the 3rd Battalion, but he is incorrect.
      11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 116
      12. Wallace, Lee A., Jr. A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations 1861-1865, 2nd Ed. (Lynchburg, Va.: H. E. Howard, 1986), p. 182
      13. 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
      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 144
      17.  Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 162
      18. Wallace, Lee A., Jr. A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations 1861-1865, 2nd Ed. (Lynchburg, Va.: H. E. Howard, 1986), p. 182
      19. 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.
      20. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 162
      21. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 162
      22. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 162
      23. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 162
      24. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 162

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