4th Virginia Reserves Infantry

   

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Note: Formerly known as the 5th Regiment Virginia Reserves and Preston’s Regiment (Battalion).

Muster In: Organized with seven companies as Preston’s Infantry Battalion Reserves on August 27, 1864.  Increased to a regiment on November 24, 1864.1,2
Muster Out: Disbanded on April 12, 1865.3

Commander(s):
Colonel Robert Taylor Preston
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Danville, Va. | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army4

  • Commander: Colonel Robert Taylor Preston (?)5
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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Danville, Va. | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army6

  • Commander: Colonel Robert Taylor Preston (?)7
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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Danville, Va. | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army8

  • Commander: Colonel Robert Taylor Preston (?)9
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Danville, Va. | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army10

  • Commander: Colonel Robert Taylor Preston (?)11
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Danville, Va. | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army12

  • Commander: Colonel Robert Taylor Preston (?)13
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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Danville, Va. | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army14

  • Commander: Colonel Robert Taylor Preston (?)15
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Danville, Va. | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army16,17

  • Commander:
    • Colonel Robert Taylor Preston (?)18
    • None listed. (November & December 1864)19,20
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Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Danville, Va. | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army21,22

  • Commander:
    • None listed. (January 1865)23
    • Colonel Robert T. Preston (February 1865)24,25
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Danville, Va. | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army26,27

  • Commander: Colonel Robert Taylor Preston (?)28
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles29:

  • None listed.

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

    Sources:

    1. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 169, 262
    2. Wallace, Lee A., Jr. A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations 1861-1865, 2nd Ed. (Lynchburg, Va.: H. E. Howard, 1986), p. 222
    3. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 169, 262
    4. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 116
    5. Wallace, Lee A., Jr. A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations 1861-1865, 2nd Ed. (Lynchburg, Va.: H. E. Howard, 1986), p. 222: Preston is listed as the unit’s only commander, from “1864-65”.  I am unsure if he was consistently present from the beginning to the end of the unit’s existence, or if he was away at times.  More research is needed.
    6. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 116
    7. Wallace, Lee A., Jr. A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations 1861-1865, 2nd Ed. (Lynchburg, Va.: H. E. Howard, 1986), p. 222: Preston is listed as the unit’s only commander, from “1864-65”.  I am unsure if he was consistently present from the beginning to the end of the unit’s existence, or if he was away at times.  More research is needed.
    8. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 125
    9. Wallace, Lee A., Jr. A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations 1861-1865, 2nd Ed. (Lynchburg, Va.: H. E. Howard, 1986), p. 222: Preston is listed as the unit’s only commander, from “1864-65”.  I am unsure if he was consistently present from the beginning to the end of the unit’s existence, or if he was away at times.  More research is needed.
    10. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 135
    11. Wallace, Lee A., Jr. A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations 1861-1865, 2nd Ed. (Lynchburg, Va.: H. E. Howard, 1986), p. 222: Preston is listed as the unit’s only commander, from “1864-65”.  I am unsure if he was consistently present from the beginning to the end of the unit’s existence, or if he was away at times.  More research is needed.
    12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 143
    13. Wallace, Lee A., Jr. A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations 1861-1865, 2nd Ed. (Lynchburg, Va.: H. E. Howard, 1986), p. 222: Preston is listed as the unit’s only commander, from “1864-65”.  I am unsure if he was consistently present from the beginning to the end of the unit’s existence, or if he was away at times.  More research is needed.
    14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 151
    15. Wallace, Lee A., Jr. A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations 1861-1865, 2nd Ed. (Lynchburg, Va.: H. E. Howard, 1986), p. 222: Preston is listed as the unit’s only commander, from “1864-65”.  I am unsure if he was consistently present from the beginning to the end of the unit’s existence, or if he was away at times.  More research is needed.
    16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 160
    17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 169
    18. Wallace, Lee A., Jr. A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations 1861-1865, 2nd Ed. (Lynchburg, Va.: H. E. Howard, 1986), p. 222: Preston is listed as the unit’s only commander, from “1864-65”.  I am unsure if he was consistently present from the beginning to the end of the unit’s existence, or if he was away at times.  More research is needed.
    19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 160
    20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 169
    21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 178
    22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 189
    23. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 178
    24. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 189
    25. Wallace, Lee A., Jr. A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations 1861-1865, 2nd Ed. (Lynchburg, Va.: H. E. Howard, 1986), p. 222: Preston is listed as the unit’s only commander, from “1864-65”.  I am unsure if he was consistently present from the beginning to the end of the unit’s existence, or if he was away at times.  More research is needed.
    26. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 198
    27. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 207
    28. Wallace, Lee A., Jr. A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations 1861-1865, 2nd Ed. (Lynchburg, Va.: H. E. Howard, 1986), p. 222: Preston is listed as the unit’s only commander, from “1864-65”.  I am unsure if he was consistently present from the beginning to the end of the unit’s existence, or if he was away at times.  More research is needed.
    29. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 169, 262

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