3rd Virginia Reserves Battalion Infantry (Chrisman’s)

   

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Note: This unit was a temporary field organization in “the fall of 1864” which was composed of all of the “Valley Reserves” organizations present around Richmond, organized into six companies.  I’m not sure how long it lasted or exactly when it was either begun or ended.  This unit was NOT the 3rd Virginia Reserves Battalion, which was confusingly already in existence as a permanent organization near Richmond.1

Muster In: ?
Muster Out: ?

Commander(s):
Major George Chrisman
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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.
  • Note: F. Ray Sibley lists the unit as in existence and present, which is incorrect.2

Second Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet in existence.
  • Note: F. Ray Sibley lists the unit as in existence and present, which is incorrect.3

Third Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet in existence.
  • Note: F. Ray Sibley lists the unit as in existence and present, which is incorrect.4

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not yet in existence.
  • Note: F. Ray Sibley lists the unit as in existence and present, which is incorrect.5

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Unattached | Richmond Forces | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army6,7

  • Commander: Major George Chrisman8,9
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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Independent Richmond Infantry | Richmond Forces | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army10

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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Barton’s Command | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army11,12

  • Commander:
    • None listed.13
    • Major George Chrisman (December 1864)14
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Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

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

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

      Sources:

      1. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 163
      2. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 117
      3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 117
      4. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 126
      5.  The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 135
      6. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 144
      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. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 163
      9. Wallace, Lee A., Jr. A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations 1861-1865, 2nd Ed. (Lynchburg, Va.: H. E. Howard, 1986), p. 222: Wallace mentions “early fall 1864”, but Richard Sommers has this unit listed in Richmond Redeemed, which covers the Fifth offensive in late September to early October 1864.
      10. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 153
      11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 160
      12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 169
      13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 161
      14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 169

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