War of the Rebellion: Serial 096 Page 1262 N. AND SE. VA., W. VA., MD., AND PA. Chapter LVIII.

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They have tried to draw our final all along my line. Our batteries have replied to some extent. It has been suggested that it might be well to change occasionally at night some of our guns to vacant batteries, and fire a few rounds from each position.

Very respectfully, yours,

B. R. JOHNSON,

Major-General.

Abstract from inspector's report of regular and reserve troops at Clover Depot, Richmond and Danville Railroad, Brigadier General Henry H. Walker, C. S. Army, commanding, for February 26, 1865.

Present for duty.

Command. Officers. Men. Aggregate Aggregate

present. present

and

absent.

Staff 11 2 13 13

Virginia 33 280 372 1,042

Reserves

(Colonel R. A.

Booker)

Virginia 17 206 383 523

Reserves

(Colonel B. L.

Fainholt)

Virginia 24 363 462 938

Reserves

(Colonel P. M.

Henry)

Regular 1 42 43 46

Artillery

(Major V.

Maurin)

Total 86 893 1,273 2,562

Present effective for the field.

Command. Officers. Men.

Staff ........ ..........

Virginia 33 298

Reserves

(Colonel R. A.

Booker)

Virginia 17 233

Reserves

(Colonel B. L.

Fainholt)

Virginia 26 373

Reserves

(Colonel P. M.

Henry)

Regular 2 44

Artillery

(Major V.

Maurin)

Total 78 948

SPECIAL ORDERS, ADJT. AND INSP. GENERAL'S OFFICE, Numbers 48. Richmond, February 27, 1865.

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VI. The ten companies of Virginia Reserve commanded by Colonel B. L. Farinholt will constitute a regiment, to be designated as the First Regiment Virginia Reserves.

VII. The ten companies of Virginia Reserves commanded by Colonel - Brockenbrough will constitute a regiment, to be designated as the Second Regiment Virginia Reserves.

VIII. The ten companies of Virginia Reserves commanded by Colonel R. A. Booker will constitute a regiment, to be designated as the Third Regiment Virginia Reserves.

IX. The eight companies of Virginia Reserves commanded by Lieutenant Colonel F. H. Archer will constitute a battalion, to be designated as the Third Battalion Virginia Reserves.

X. The seven companies of Virginia Reserves commanded by Major J. H. Guy will constitute a battalion, to be designated as the Second Battalion Virginia Reserves.

XI. The four companies of Virginia Reserves commanded by Major D. E. Godwin will constitute a battalion, to be designated as the Fourth Battalion Virginia Reserves.

XII. The nine companies of Virginia Reserves commanded by Lieutenant Colonel P. M. Henry will constitute a battalion, to be designated as the Fifth Battalion Virginia Reserves.

XII. The nine companies of Virginia Reserves commanded by Lieutenant Colonel R. Smith will constitute a battalion, to be designated as the Sixth Battalion Virginia Reserves.