13th Battalion, Virginia Reserves (Confederate)
The 13th Battalion, Virginia Reserves was commanded by Colonel Robert Smith of Tazewell County with Major Henry Smith of Russell County as second in command.
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.
Company A - Captain Robert Brown - many men from Smyth County
Company B - Captain Samuel L. Graham - many men from Tazewell County
Company C - Lieutenant J. S. Booher - many men from Washington County
Company D - Captain Evan D. Richardson - many men from Smyth County
Compnany F - Captain William Barrow - many men from Washington County
Company G - Captain A. P. Gilmer - many men from Russell County
Company H - Captain George E. Starnes
Company I - Captain Thomas E. Patterson - many men from Washington County
The above information about the companies and counties is from History of Tazewell County and Southwest Virginia, 1748-1920, pages 629 and 630.
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in Virginia in the Civil War and United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 (see below).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
- Virginia in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Virginia, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
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- Wm. C. Pendleton, History of Tazewell County and Southwest Virginia, 1748-1920, (Richmond, Va.: W.C. Hill Printing Co., 1920), page 629. Cite error: Invalid
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