6th Virginia Reserves Battalion Infantry

   

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Note: Known as the 13th Virginia Reserves Battalion until February 27, 1865.

Muster In: Organized as the 13th Virginia Reserves Battalion on June 3, 1864.  Redesignated the 6th Virginia Reserves Battalion on February 27, 1865.1,2
Muster Out: Disbanded April 12, 1865.3

Commander(s):
Lieutenant Colonel Robert Smith
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First Offensive Order of Battle: High Bridge (South Side RR) | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army4

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Robert Smith (?)5
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Second Offensive Order of Battle: High Bridge (South Side RR) | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army6

  • Commander: Lieutenant Colonel Robert Smith (?)7
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Third Offensive Order of Battle: High Bridge (South Side RR) | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army8

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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: High Bridge (South Side RR) | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army9

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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: High Bridge (South Side RR) | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army10

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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: High Bridge (South Side RR) | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army11

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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: High Bridge (South Side RR) | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army12,13

  • Commander: None listed. (November & December 1864)14,15
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Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: High Bridge (South Side RR) | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army16,17

  • Commander:
    • None listed. (January 1865)18
    • Lieutenant Colonel Robert Smith (February 1865)19
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: High Bridge (South Side RR) | 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 Battles24:

  • None listed.

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

    Sources:

    1. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 174, 185
    2. Wallace, Lee A., Jr. A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations 1861-1865, 2nd Ed. (Lynchburg, Va.: H. E. Howard, 1986), p. 223
    3. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 174, 185
    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. 223: Smith 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. 223: Smith 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. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 134
    10. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 143
    11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 151
    12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 160
    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 160
    15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 168
    16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 177
    17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 189
    18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 177
    19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 189
    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
    24. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 174, 185

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