7th Virginia Reserves Battalion Infantry

   

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Note: Also known as the 5th Virginia Battalion Valley Reserves.

Muster In: Organized with four companies on August 9, 1864.  Officially designated as the 7th Battalion Virginia Reserves on February 27, 1865.1,2
Muster Out: ?

Commander(s):
Major George Chrisman
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Mattoax Bridge | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army3

  • Commander: Major George Chrisman (?)4
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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Mattoax Bridge | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army5

  • Commander: Major George Chrisman (?)6
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Third Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Commander: Major George Chrisman (?)7
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Mattoax Bridge | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army8

  • Commander: Major George Chrisman (?)9
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Mattoax Bridge | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army10

  • Commander: Major George Chrisman (?)11
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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Mattoax Bridge | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army12

  • Commander: Major George Chrisman (?)13
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Mattoax Bridge | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army14,15

  • Commander:
    • Major George Chrisman (?)16
    • None listed. (November & December 1864)17,18
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Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Mattoax Bridge| First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army19,20

  • Commander:
    • None listed. (January 1865)21
    • Major George Chrisman (February 1865)22,23
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Mattoax Bridge| First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army24,25

  • Commander: Major George Chrisman (?)26
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles27:

  • None listed.

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

    Sources:

    1. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 175
    2. Wallace, Lee A., Jr. A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations 1861-1865, 2nd Ed. (Lynchburg, Va.: H. E. Howard, 1986), pp. 223-224: Per Wallace, the individual companies came into existence in April 1864.
    3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 116
    4. Wallace, Lee A., Jr. A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations 1861-1865, 2nd Ed. (Lynchburg, Va.: H. E. Howard, 1986), pp. 223-224: Chrisman 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.  Wallace mentions that Chrisman and some of his unit were part of a temporary field organization called the 3rd (Chrisman’s) Battalion Virginia Reserves, which was different than the permanent 3rd Battalion Virginia Reserves. More research is needed.
    5. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 116
    6. Wallace, Lee A., Jr. A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations 1861-1865, 2nd Ed. (Lynchburg, Va.: H. E. Howard, 1986), pp. 223-224: Chrisman 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.  Wallace mentions that Chrisman and some of his unit were part of a temporary field organization called the 3rd (Chrisman’s) Battalion Virginia Reserves, which was different than the permanent 3rd Battalion Virginia Reserves. More research is needed.
    7. Wallace, Lee A., Jr. A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations 1861-1865, 2nd Ed. (Lynchburg, Va.: H. E. Howard, 1986), pp. 223-224: Chrisman 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.  Wallace mentions that Chrisman and some of his unit were part of a temporary field organization called the 3rd (Chrisman’s) Battalion Virginia Reserves, which was different than the permanent 3rd Battalion Virginia Reserves. More research is needed.
    8. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 135
    9. Wallace, Lee A., Jr. A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations 1861-1865, 2nd Ed. (Lynchburg, Va.: H. E. Howard, 1986), pp. 223-224: Chrisman 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.  Wallace mentions that Chrisman and some of his unit were part of a temporary field organization called the 3rd (Chrisman’s) Battalion Virginia Reserves, which was different than the permanent 3rd Battalion Virginia Reserves. More research is needed.
    10. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 143
    11. Wallace, Lee A., Jr. A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations 1861-1865, 2nd Ed. (Lynchburg, Va.: H. E. Howard, 1986), pp. 223-224: Chrisman 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.  Wallace mentions that Chrisman and some of his unit were part of a temporary field organization called the 3rd (Chrisman’s) Battalion Virginia Reserves, which was different than the permanent 3rd Battalion Virginia Reserves. More research is needed.
    12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 151
    13. Wallace, Lee A., Jr. A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations 1861-1865, 2nd Ed. (Lynchburg, Va.: H. E. Howard, 1986), pp. 223-224: Chrisman 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.  Wallace mentions that Chrisman and some of his unit were part of a temporary field organization called the 3rd (Chrisman’s) Battalion Virginia Reserves, which was different than the permanent 3rd Battalion Virginia Reserves. More research is needed.
    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 169
    16. Wallace, Lee A., Jr. A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations 1861-1865, 2nd Ed. (Lynchburg, Va.: H. E. Howard, 1986), pp. 223-224: Chrisman 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.  Wallace mentions that Chrisman and some of his unit were part of a temporary field organization called the 3rd (Chrisman’s) Battalion Virginia Reserves, which was different than the permanent 3rd Battalion Virginia Reserves. More research is needed.
    17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 160
    18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 169
    19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 177
    20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 189
    21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 177
    22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 189
    23. Wallace, Lee A., Jr. A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations 1861-1865, 2nd Ed. (Lynchburg, Va.: H. E. Howard, 1986), pp. 223-224: Chrisman 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.  Wallace mentions that Chrisman and some of his unit were part of a temporary field organization called the 3rd (Chrisman’s) Battalion Virginia Reserves, which was different than the permanent 3rd Battalion Virginia Reserves. More research is needed.
    24. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 198
    25. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 207
    26. Wallace, Lee A., Jr. A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations 1861-1865, 2nd Ed. (Lynchburg, Va.: H. E. Howard, 1986), pp. 223-224: Chrisman 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.  Wallace mentions that Chrisman and some of his unit were part of a temporary field organization called the 3rd (Chrisman’s) Battalion Virginia Reserves, which was different than the permanent 3rd Battalion Virginia Reserves. More research is needed.
    27. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 175

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