8th Virginia Reserves Battalion Infantry

   

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Note: Also known as the 1st Battalion Valley Reserves.

Muster In: Organized August 9, 1864 with four companies as the 1st Battalion Valley Reserves.  Redesignated the 8th Virginia Reserves Battalion on February 27, 1865.1,2
Muster Out: ?

Commander(s):
Major William A. J. Miller
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Staunton River Bridge | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army3

  • Commander: Major William A. J. Miller (?)4
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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Staunton River Bridge | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army5

  • Commander: Major William A. J. Miller (?)6
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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Staunton River Bridge | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army7

  • Commander: Major William A. J. Miller (?)8
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Staunton River Bridge | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army9

  • Commander: Major William A. J. Miller (?)10
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Staunton River Bridge | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army11

  • Commander: Major William A. J. Miller (?)12
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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Staunton River Bridge | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army13

  • Commander: Major William A. J. Miller (?)14
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Staunton River Bridge | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army15,16

  • Commander:
    • Major William A. J. Miller (?)17
    • None listed. (November & December 1864)18,19
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Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Staunton River Bridge| First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army20,21

  • Commander:
    • None listed. (January 1865)22
    • Major William A. J. Miller (February 1865)23,24
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Staunton River Bridge| First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army25,26

  • Commander: Major William A. J. Miller (?)27
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles28:

  • None listed.

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

    Sources:

    1. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 177
    2. Wallace, Lee A., Jr. A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations 1861-1865, 2nd Ed. (Lynchburg, Va.: H. E. Howard, 1986), p. 224
    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), p. 224: Miller 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 a remnant of the unit was part of a temporary field organization called the 3rd (Chrisman’s) Battalion Virginia Reserves later in 1864, 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), p. 224: Miller 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 a remnant of the unit was part of a temporary field organization called the 3rd (Chrisman’s) Battalion Virginia Reserves later in 1864, which was different than the permanent 3rd Battalion Virginia Reserves. More research is needed.
    7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 125
    8. Wallace, Lee A., Jr. A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations 1861-1865, 2nd Ed. (Lynchburg, Va.: H. E. Howard, 1986), p. 224: Miller 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 a remnant of the unit was part of a temporary field organization called the 3rd (Chrisman’s) Battalion Virginia Reserves later in 1864, which was different than the permanent 3rd Battalion Virginia Reserves. More research is needed.
    9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 135
    10. Wallace, Lee A., Jr. A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations 1861-1865, 2nd Ed. (Lynchburg, Va.: H. E. Howard, 1986), p. 224: Miller 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 a remnant of the unit was part of a temporary field organization called the 3rd (Chrisman’s) Battalion Virginia Reserves later in 1864, which was different than the permanent 3rd Battalion Virginia Reserves. More research is needed.
    11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 143
    12. Wallace, Lee A., Jr. A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations 1861-1865, 2nd Ed. (Lynchburg, Va.: H. E. Howard, 1986), p. 224: Miller 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 a remnant of the unit was part of a temporary field organization called the 3rd (Chrisman’s) Battalion Virginia Reserves later in 1864, which was different than the permanent 3rd Battalion Virginia Reserves. More research is needed.
    13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 151
    14. Wallace, Lee A., Jr. A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations 1861-1865, 2nd Ed. (Lynchburg, Va.: H. E. Howard, 1986), p. 224: Miller 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 a remnant of the unit was part of a temporary field organization called the 3rd (Chrisman’s) Battalion Virginia Reserves later in 1864, which was different than the permanent 3rd Battalion Virginia Reserves. More research is needed.
    15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 160
    16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 169
    17. Wallace, Lee A., Jr. A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations 1861-1865, 2nd Ed. (Lynchburg, Va.: H. E. Howard, 1986), p. 224: Miller 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 a remnant of the unit was part of a temporary field organization called the 3rd (Chrisman’s) Battalion Virginia Reserves later in 1864, which was different than the permanent 3rd Battalion Virginia Reserves. More research is needed.
    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 178
    21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 189
    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 189
    24. Wallace, Lee A., Jr. A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations 1861-1865, 2nd Ed. (Lynchburg, Va.: H. E. Howard, 1986), p. 224: Miller 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 a remnant of the unit was part of a temporary field organization called the 3rd (Chrisman’s) Battalion Virginia Reserves later in 1864, which was different than the permanent 3rd Battalion Virginia Reserves. More research is needed.
    25. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 198
    26. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 207
    27. Wallace, Lee A., Jr. A Guide to Virginia Military Organizations 1861-1865, 2nd Ed. (Lynchburg, Va.: H. E. Howard, 1986), p. 224: Miller 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 a remnant of the unit was part of a temporary field organization called the 3rd (Chrisman’s) Battalion Virginia Reserves later in 1864, which was different than the permanent 3rd Battalion Virginia Reserves. More research is needed.
    28. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 177

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