The Virginia 2nd Battalion Reserves was organized in July, 1864, with six companies, later increased to eight. It was attached to General G.W.C. Lee's Brigade, Department of Richmond, and in November contained 222 effectives. During December the unit was transferred to General P.T. Moore's command and in January, 1865, had 138 men present for duty. Most of its members were captured at Sayler's Creek on April 6.
Lieutenant Colonel John H. Guy and Major Edward B. Cook were in command.
The rosters of this unit contains the names of 170 men.