The Fourth Alabama Painting by Don Troiani

First Brigade, First Division

29th New York Infantry, Company D, prior to the first battle of Bull Run

29th New York Infantry, Company D, prior to the first battle of Bull Run on 21 July, 1861

Bookwood's Independent Light Artillery or Bookwood's New York Light Artillery, Company A (Second New York Independent Light Artillery)

Mustered in United States service 6 August, 1861. Not engaged in the first battle of Bull Run. Redesignated Second New York Independent Light Artillery on 7 December, 1861

CAPTAIN C BOOKWOOD, Twenty-ninth New York Infantry
C Bookwood was appointed captain, 29th New York Infantry, Company H, on 4 July, 1861, dated 18 May, 1861, and was assigned to Bookwood's Independent Light Artillery in the morning on 21 July, 1861 (See the 29th New York Infantry). Captain C Bookwood, Bookwood's Independent Light Artillery resigned on 5 October, 1861.

Section: FIRST LT. L SCHIRMER, Twenty-ninth New York Infantry
First Lieutenant L Schirmer, 29th New York Infantry, Company H, was assigned to Bookwood's Independent Light Artillery in the morning on 21 July, 1861, and was appointed first lieutenant, 2nd New York Independent Light Artillery, on 4 December, 1861, dated 25 November, 1861.

Two 6 pounder smoothbores, M1841

Section: SECOND LT. J DIECKMANN, Twenty-ninth New York Infantry
Second Lieutenant J Dieckmann, 29th New York Infantry, Company H, was assigned to Bookwood's Independent Light Artillery in the morning on 21 July, 1861, and was appointed first lieutenant, 2nd New York Independent Light Artillery, on 4 December, 1861, dated 25 November, 1861.

Two 6 pounder smoothbores, M1841

Section: SGT. H JAHN, Eighth New York Infantry
Sergeant H Jahn, 8th New York Infantry, Company A, was assigned to Bookwood's Independent Light Artillery in the morning on 21 July, 1861, and was appointed second lieutenant, Bookwood's Independent Light Artillery, on 1 August, 1861, dated 31 July, 1861. Second Lieutenant H Jahn was appointed first lieutenant, 2nd New York Independent Light Artillery, on 4 December, 1861, dated 25 November, 1861 (See the 8th New York Infantry).

Two 6 pounder smoothbores, M1841

Sources

"Not the Twenty-seventh Pennsylvania regiment, Colonel Einstein, but my own company, at my command, has recovered the six cannons abandoned by the New York regiment, No. eight, on the battle field on the 21st. We recovered in all six cannons, thirty-six horses, and one wagon of ammunition, and five more wagons of munitions we could have recovered, had we suceeded in catching horses quick enough."

The New York Herald, 30 July, 1861 - The Varian battery, Arlington House, 27 July, 1861

"Varian's Battery, the artillery company of the 8th Militia, its term of service having expired, left the field 20 July, 1861, and its guns were left with the Army of the Department of Northeastern Virginia. These guns were manned during the battle of Bull Run by detachments from the 8th and 29th Infantry, mainly of Company H, of the latter regiment, under Captain Charles Bookwood, of the 29th Infantry. This battery was reorganized in the Defenses of Washington D. C., in August, 1861, and known by its synonyms. The men of the 8th and 29th Infantry serving with it were transferred to it and additional men from the regiments of Brigadier General Blenker's Division were assigned to it. The battery, commanded by Captain Louis Schirmer, was, 16 August, 1861, mustered into the service of the United States for two years, and received from the State, 7 December, 1861, its numerical designation (Blenker's Battery; Light Battery A, First Artillery Regiment - 2nd Independent Battery Light Artillery)."

New York in the War of Rebellion, 1861-1865, Volume 2, by Frederick Phisterer

Notes

Bookwood's Independent Light Artillery or Bookwood's New York Light Artillery, Company A, was organised with detachments of the 29th New York Infantry, Company H, and the 8th New York Infantry, under the command of Captain C Bookwood, 29th New York Infantry, Company H, at Centreville, Farifax County, Virginia, in the morning on 21 July, 1861.

Note: Bookwood's Independent Light Artillery was assigned six 6 pounder smoothbores formerly belonging to Varian's Light Artillery, 8th New York State Militia, Company I, on 21 July, 1861 (See Varian's Light Artillery).

South & north of the road between Centreville & Fairfax Courthouse, on the heights east of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 21 July, 1861: A detachment of Bookwood's Independent Light Artillery and three 6 pounder smoothbores were stationed on the right wing of the 29th New York Infantry, south of the road between Centreville and Fairfax Courthouse, on the heights east of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, and a detachment and three 6 pounder smoothbores on the left wing of the 8th New York Infantry, north of the road between Centreville and Fairfax Courthouse, on the heights east of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning on 21 July, 1861.

Retreat to Washington, D. C., 21-22 July, 1861: Bookwoods Independent Light Artillery was ordered to Washington, D. C., at 12 AM on 22 July, 1861, and arrived at Washington, D. C., via Fairfax Courthouse and Annandale, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 6 PM on 22 July, 1861.

Note: Bookwoods Independent Light Artillery was stationed at the rear of Arlington House or Lee-Custis Mansion, on Arlington Heights, Alexandria County, Virginia, on 27 July and 13 August, 1861, and was assigned four 6 pounder smoothbores and two 12 pounder howitzers on 29 July, 1861.

Mustered in two years, Washington, D. C., 6 August, 1861: Bookwood's Independent Light Artillery or Bookwood's New York Light Artillery, Company A, under the command of Captain L Shirmer, was mustered in United States service for two years at Washington, D. C., on 6 August, 1861.

Redesignated, 2nd New York Independent Light Artillery, 7 December, 1861: Bookwood's Independent Light Artillery was redesignated the 2nd New York Independent Light Artillery on 7 December, 1861.

Mustered out, New York City, New York County, New York, 13 June, 1863: The men of the 2nd New York Independent Light Artillery not entitled to be mustered out were assigned to the 1st New York Light Artillery, Company I, on 6 June, 1863, and the 2nd New York Independent Light Artillery, under the command of Captain J Hermann, was mustered out at New York City, New York County, New York, on 13 June, 1863.

Colonel D S Miles, 2nd United States Infantry, Fifth Division, McDowell's Army: Colonel D S Miles, 2nd United States Infantry, was stationed at Fort Kearney, on the Platte River, Nebraska Territory, on 14 April, 1861, and was ordered to Fort Leavenworth, on the Missouri River, four miles north of Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, on 15 April, 1861. He was accompanied by the 2nd United States Infantry, Companies E and F, and arrived at Fort Leavenworth, on the Missouri River, four miles north of Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, in the afternoon on 29 April, 1861. Colonel D S Miles was ordered to Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, on 22 May, 1861, dated 4 May, 1861, and arrived on 29 May, 1861. He arrived at Camp Brady or Miles, in the vicinity of M Harchelford's Farm, on the Franklin Railroad, two miles southwest of Chambersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, in the morning on 8 June, 1861, and was accompanied by the 2nd United States Infantry, Company K. Colonel D S Miles, 2nd United States Infantry, was ordered to proceed by the Cumberland Valley Railroad to Washington, D. C., on 18 June, 1861, and was accompanied by the 2nd United States Infantry, Companies C and K; the 3rd United States Infantry, Companies B, D, G, H, and K; and the 8th United States Infantry, Company G. He arrived by the Washington Branch, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, via Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland, and Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, at 1 AM on 20 June, 1861.

Colonel L Blenker, 8th New York Infantry, First Brigade, Fifth Division, McDowell's Army: L Blenker was appointed colonel, 8th New York Infantry, on 31 May, 1861, and brigadier general of volunteers by General Orders No.62, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 20 August, 1861, dated 9 August, 1861.

Note: Bookwood's Light Artillery was assigned to Colonel L Blenker's brigade, Army of the Potomac, on 15 October, 1861.

Reports

OFFICIAL REPORT NO.57: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), Chapter IX, pp426-428
Colonel L Blenker, First Brigade, Fifth Division, McDowell's Army, dated Roach’s Mills (old cotton factory), Alexandria County, Virginia, 4 August, 1861

OFFICIAL REPORT NO.56: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), Chapter IX, pp422-426
Colonel D S Miles, Second United States Infantry, Fifth Division, McDowell's Army, dated 17 July, 1861; Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 19 July, 1861; in the vicinity of Alexandria, Alexandria County, Virginia, 24 July, 1861