5th Virginia Reserves Infantry

   

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Muster In: ?1

Muster Out: ?

Commander(s):
Colonel Patrick M. Henry
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Commander 2
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle:

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Second Offensive Order of Battle:

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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: Walker’s Brigade | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army2,3

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  • Note: Organized on September 12, 1864. (Need source.  Check Wallace.)
  • Note: Sibley calls this unit the 5th Virginia Reserves Regiment in September 1864 and the 5th Virginia Reserves Battalion in October 1864.  Which is correct?4,5

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Walker’s Brigade | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army6

  • Commander: Colonel Patrick M. Henry7
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  • Note: Sibley calls this unit the 5th Virginia Reserves Regiment in September 1864 and the 5th Virginia Reserves Battalion in October 1864.  Which is correct?4,5

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Walker’s Brigade | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army10,11

  • Commander:
    • Colonel Patrick M. Henry (November 1864)12
    • None listed. (December 1864)13
  • Unit Strength:
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  • Note: Sibley calls this unit the 5th Virginia Reserves Regiment in September 1864 and the 5th Virginia Reserves Battalion in October-December 1864.  Which is correct?4,5

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

Danville, Va. | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army (January 1865) 16

Walker’s Brigade | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army (February 1865)17

  • Commander: Colonel Patrick M. Henry (January & February 1865)18,19
  • Unit Strength:
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  • Note: Sibley calls this unit the 5th Virginia Reserves Regiment in September 1864 and the 5th Virginia Reserves Battalion in October-December 1864.  Which is correct?
  • Note: At some point in January 1865 this unit transferred from Walker’s Brigade and was stationed at Danville, VA.  More research is needed to find the date.

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Walker’s Brigade | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army20,21

  • Commander: None listed. (March & April 1-2, 1865)22,23
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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. 220-221
      2.  The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 142
      3. 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. 1313.
      4. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 142
      5. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 151
      6. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 151
      7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 151
      8. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 142
      9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 151
      10. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 159
      11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 168
      12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 159
      13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 168
      14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 142
      15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 151
      16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 178
      17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 188
      18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 178
      19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 188
      20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 198
      21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 207
      22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 198
      23. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 207

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