The Fourth Alabama Painting by Don Troiani



Special thanks to Ron Field, an expert on United States military history, Harry Smeltzer, author of the Bull Runnings, and Deanne Blanton, National Archives Library, Washington, D. C, for their generous assistance.

A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Conferderate Armies

Lincoln's 90-Day Volunteers 1861, From Fort Sumter to First Bull Run, Osprey Publishing, by Ron Field and illustrated by Adam Hook

Ron Field & Osprey Publishing

Ron Field was Head of History at the Cotswold School in Bourton-on-the-Water, until his retirement in 2007. Awarded a Fulbright Scholarship in 1982, he taught History at Piedmont High School in California from 1982 to 1983. Ron was also associate editor of the Confederate Historical Society of Great Britain, from 1983 to 1992. He is an internationally acknowledged expert on U.S. military history, and was elected a Fellow of the Company of Military Historians, based in Washington, D. C., in 2005.

Ron Field has written a series of American Civil War books including The Confederate Army 1861-65 (1-6), Men-at-Arms Series, published by Osprey Publsihing between 8 May, 2005, and 7 May, 2008 (See Osprey Publishing).

Jonathan Soffe was acknowledged by Ron Field for his assistance on Lincoln's 90-Day Volunteers 1861, From Fort Sumter to First Bull Run, Men-at-Arms Series 489, Osprey Publishing, 20 July, 2013 (See

Harry Smeltzer & Bull runnings

Harry Smeltzer, author of Bull Runnings, lives just outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He earned an undergraduate degree at The Pennsylvania State University and a graduate degree from the Katz School of the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. He has been published in the Civil War Times and is also a contributing writer and book reviewer for America’s Civil War magazine, both part of the Weider History Group. He is on the board of directors of the Save Historic Antietam Foundation and has been the author of Bull Runnings since November 2006 (See Bull Runnings, A Journal of the Digitization of a Civil War ).

Deanne Blanton & National Archives Library

Source documnets from the Supplement to the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Record of Events and Reports was kindly supplied by Deanne Blanton, National Archives Library, Washington D. C. (See the National Archives Library, Washington, D. C.).

If you have information regarding brigade or company assignments and/or organisation please contact Jonathan Soffe at

Reference Material

The above painting, 'Capture of Ricketts' Battery', is by Sidney E King. The painting is oil on plywood, and is displayed in the Henry Hill Visitor Center at Manassas National Battlefield Park.