4th (Naval) Virginia Local Defense Troops Battalion Infantry

   

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Muster In: Organized with five companies at Richmond from the employees of the Navy Department for local defense as needed and mustered into Confederate service on June 22, 1863.1,2
Muster Out: Discontinued on April 2, 1865.3

Commander(s):
Major Martin W. Curlin
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Commander 2
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Local Defense Troops and Reserves | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army4

  • Commander: Captain Martin W. Curlin5,6,7
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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Local Defense Troops and Reserves | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army8

  • Commander: Captain Martin W. Curlin9,10,11
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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Local Defense Troops and Reserves | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army12

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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Local Defense Troops and Reserves | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army13

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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: 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. 16

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Local Defense Brigade | Barton’s Division | Richmond Forces | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army17

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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

Local Defense Brigade | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army (November 1864)18

Lee’s Command | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army (December 1864)19

  • Commander:
    • None listed. (November 1864) 20
    • Major Martin W. Curlin (December 1864)21
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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)22,23

  • Commander: None listed. (January & February 1865)24,25
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  • 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 Army26,27

  • Commander: None listed. (March & April 1-2, 1865)28,29
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles30:

  • 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, p. 166
      2. Wallace, Lee A., Jr. A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations 1861-1865, 2nd Ed. (Lynchburg, Va.: H. E. Howard, 1986), p. 183
      3. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 166
      4. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 116
      5. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 116: Sibley lists Curlin as a Captain in June 1864.
      6. Wallace, Lee A., Jr. A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations 1861-1865, 2nd Ed. (Lynchburg, Va.: H. E. Howard, 1986), p. 183: Wallace lists Curlin as only a major.  I’ve gone with the rank of Captain for now because Sibley is listing him for the smaller time period of June 1864.
      7. 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
      8. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 116
      9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 116: Sibley lists Curlin as a Captain in June 1864.
      10. Wallace, Lee A., Jr. A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations 1861-1865, 2nd Ed. (Lynchburg, Va.: H. E. Howard, 1986), p. 183: Wallace lists Curlin as only a major.  I’ve gone with the rank of Captain for now because Sibley is listing him for the smaller time period of June 1864.
      11. 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
      12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 126
      13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 135
      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. 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.
      17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 152
      18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 160
      19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 169
      20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 160
      21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 169
      22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 178
      23. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 187
      24. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 178
      25. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 187
      26. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 197
      27. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 206
      28. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 197
      29. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 206
      30. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 166

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