Virginia Civil War Confederate Local Units

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The information in this list of Virginia Military Units comes from the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors website (CWSS). This website can also be searched by the name of a soldier.

Local Defense

Units 1st through 8th

Units B through H

Units J through W


Units 2nd through 14th

Units 15th through 32nd

Units 33rd through 43rd

  • 39th Regiment, Virginia Militia (Confederate)
    Organized during the summer of 1861 with eleven companies: eight infantry, two cavalry, and one artillery.
    Efforts failed to reorganize the regiment, and it disbanded on February 3, 1862. Its commanders were Colonel Charles Smith, Lieutenant Colonel Louis C.H. Finney, and Major N.R. Cary.
  • 41st Regiment, Virginia Militia (Confederate)
    Completed its organization in July, 1861. Men of this unit were recruited in Petersburg and Sussex, Chesterfield, Norfolk, and Nansemond counties. After serving in the Department of Norfolk, it was assigned to General Mahone's and Weisiger's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia.
    On April 9, 1865, it surrendered with 10 officers and 99 men. The field officers were Colonels John R. Chambliss, Jr. and William A. Parham, Lieutenant Colonels George Blow, Jr. and Joseph P. Minetree, and Majors William H. Etheredge and Francis W. Smith.

Units 44th through 56th

Units 57th through 77th

Units 78th through 92nd

Units 93rd through 115th

Units 117th through 139th

Units 140th through 166th

Units 179th through 198th

Units C through W