51st Virginia Infantry

   

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Muster In: Organized for one year at Wytheville ca. August 1861.1
Muster Out: Most of the unit dispersed at Waynesborough on March 2, 1865. A detachment then joined Lee’s army at the Siege of Petersburg.2

Commander(s):
Commander 1
Commander Image

Commander 2
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First Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.3

Second Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.4

Third Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.5

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.6

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.7

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.8

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.9

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.10

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Pegram’s Brigade | Pegram’s Division | Second Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army (arrived after March 2)11,12

  • Commander: None listed. (March & April 1-2, 1865)13,14
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • The remnants of the 51st Virginia rejoined the Second Corps on March 2, 1865.  Most of the regiment had been dispersed at the Battle of Waynesborough on that date.  A detachment only joined Pegram’s Brigade.15,16

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles17:

  • Fort Stedman (detachment)(March 25, 1865)

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

      Sources:

      1. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 242-244
      2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 242-244
      3. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 242-244
      4. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 242-244
      5. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 242-244
      6. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 242-244
      7. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 242-244
      8. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 242-244
      9. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 242-244
      10. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 242-244
      11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 192
      12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 202
      13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 192
      14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 202
      15. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 242-244
      16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 192, 309
      17. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 242-244

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