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First Brigade, Fifth Division

Captain J C Tidball, 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company A

Captain J C Tidball, 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company A

Second United States Artillery, Light Company A

Arrived at Washington, D. C., 16 July, 1861. Not engaged in the first battle of Bull Run

CAPTAIN J C TIDBALL
First Lieutenant J C Tidball, 2nd United States Artillery, Company B, was appointed captain, 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company A, by General Orders No.64, War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 22 August, 1861, dated 14 May, 1861.

Section: FIRST LT. A S WEBB
First Lieutenant A S Webb was appointed captain, 11th United States Infantry, by General Orders No.65, War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 23 August, 1861, dated 14 May, 1861.

Two 6 pounder smoothbores, M1841

Section: Second LT. A C M Pennington, Jr.
Brevet Second Lieutenant A C M Pennington, Jr., was appointed second lieutenant, 2nd United States Artillery, Company H, by General Orders No.8, War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 3 April, 1861, dated 1 February, 1861, and first lieutenant, 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company A, by General Orders No.64, War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 22 August, 1861, dated 14 May, 1861.

Two 12 pounder field howitzers, M1841

Sources

"Some excitement was occasioned about town yesterday morning, by the arrival here from Baltimore of company A, light artillery, under Captain Barry, one of the companies of the Fort Leavenworth forces, which arrived in Baltimore on Saturday night."

The Evening Star, 14 January, 1861 - Arrival of U. S. Troops

"The following is a list of the companies at present in the city, with their numbers and places where quartered: Company A, Second Artillery, ninety-one men, under command of Captain Barry, is quartered at the arsenal. Company I, First Artillery, ninety-two men, under command of Lieutenant Fry, is quartered at the corner of Eighteenth and G streets. The detachment of Dragoons, acting as light infantry, seventy-two men, commanded by Lieutenant Griffin, is stationed near City Hall. Company H, Second Artillery, seventy-eight men, Colonel Brooks in command, is quartered on seventeenth street, opposite the War Department. Company D, First Artillery, fifty-four men, under command of Major Haskins, is quartered on B street north, near First street east. Company K, Second Artillery, seventy-eight men, is quartered on E street, near Sixth. Company E, Second Artillery, ninety-two men, under command of Captain Elzey, is quartered in south wing of the Treasury building. The detachment of Dragoons, from Carlisle barracks, forty-two men, under Lieutenant Holliday, is quartered in Burch's stable, at the corner of Fourteenth and D streets. The corps of sappers andd miners, from West Point, sixty-four men, under Lieutenant Duane, are at the Columbian Armory. Companies A, of the Second, I, of the First, and the detachment of dragoons from West Point, are accompanied by light batteries. The remainder are all acting as infantry, with the exception of the dragoons from Carlisle."

The National Republican, 9 February, 1861 - United States troops now in the city

"Major Wm. F. Barry, in command of Company A, second artillery, arrived here about eight o'clock on Tuesday night. The battery consists of two 12-pound howitzers, two 6-pounder guns, and four caissons, fifty horses and eight-six men."

The National Republican, 18 July, 1861 - The arrival of Barry's battery

"This had been Barry's old battery, and having just made the voyage from Fort Pickens, the horses were so stiff it had to be relegated to the reserve. Also, by 'G' battery, with 1 10-pdr. rifles, under Lt. Oliver Duff Greene (*'54), and posted in the early stage of the battle with Davies' (2d) Brigade of the same division, in reserve also."

Journal of the Military Service Institution of the United States, Volumes 46-47, by authority of the Executive Council, 1910

"Tidball was elevated to the command of Major Barry's company, because General McDowell chose Barry, the senior atillery officer present, as his chief of artillery."

"Just behind a light battalion of infantry, a quarter of a mile in advance of the rest of Richardson's brigade, were two twenty-pounder field guns manned by regular U.S. artillerymen."

No disgrace to my country: The life of John C. Tidball, by Eugene C Tidball

The American almanac and repository of useful knowledge for the year 1861, by Crosby, Nicholas, Lee and company

Official Army Register for September 1861, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, 1 September, 1861

Biographical register of officers and graduates of the United States Military Academy, at West Point, N.Y., from its establishment, 16 March, 1802, to the Army reorganisation of 1866-67, by Bvt. Major General George W Cullum, Colonel, Corps of Enginers, U.S. Army

Notes

The 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company A, under the command of Captain W F Barry, was stationed at Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth Couny, Kansas, on 1 January, 1861.

Note: First Lieutenant J C Tidball, 2nd United States Artillery, Company B, was ordered to Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth Couny, Kansas, on 1 June, 1860, and arrived on 26 June, 1860.

Garrison at Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth Couny, Kansas, 1 January, 1861: 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company A, Captain W F Barry; 2nd United States Artillery, Company H, Brevet Lieutenant Colonel & Captain H Brooks; 1st United States Artillery, Light Company I, First Lieutenant J B Fry

Fort Leavensworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, to Washington, D. C., 7-13 January, 1861: The 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company A, under the command of Captain W F Barry, was ordered to Washington, D. C., at 8 AM on 7 January, 1861, and was accompanied by the 2nd United States Artillery, Company H, and the 1st United States Artillery, Light Company I. Light Company A arrived at Iatan, Platte County, Missouri, the same day and was ordered to proceed by the Platte Valley Raliroad to St Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, on 7 January, 1861. The 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company A, arrived by the Northern Central Railroad at Baltimore City, Maryland, via Chicago, Cook County, Illinois and Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, at 5.30 PM on 12 January, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Washington Branch, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, the same day. Light Company A arrived at Washington, D. C., via Annapolis Junction, Howard County, Maryland, in the morning on 13 January, 1861.

Note: The 1st United States Artillery, Light Company I, under the command of First Lieutenant J B Fry, and the 2nd United States Artillery, Company H, under the command of Brevet Lieutenant Colonel & Captain H Brooks, were ordered to Fort McHenry, near Locust Point, Baltimore City, Maryland, on 12 January, 1861.

Washington Arsenal, Greenleaf Point, Washington, D. C., 9 February, 1861: The 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company A, was stationed at the Washington Arsenal, Greenleaf Point, Washington, D. C., on 9 February, 1861.

Washington Arsenal, Greenleaf Point, Washington, D. C., to Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn (Kings County), New York City, New York, 4-5 April, 1861: The 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company A, was ordered to proceed by the Washington Branch, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, to Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn (Kings County), New York City, New York, at 6 AM on 4 April, 1861, and was accompanied by the 2nd United States Artillery, Company K. Light Company A arrived at Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn (Kings County), New York City, New York, on 5 April, 1861 (See the United States Army, Department of Washington).

Fort Pickens relief Expedition, 7 April-14 July, 1861

The 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company A, under the command of Captain W F Barry, was stationed at Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn (Kings County), New York City, New York, on 6 April, 1861.

Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn (Kings County), New York City, New York, to Fort Pickens, Santa Rosa Island, Florida, 7-17 April, 1861: The 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company A, was ordered to proceed by the transport steamer Atlantic, to Fort Pickens, Santa Rosa Island, Florida, under the command of Brevet Colonel & Major H Brown, 5th United States Artillery, at 3.30 AM on 7 April, 1861, and arrived at Key West, Monroe County, Florida, in the afternoon on 13 April, 1861. Light Company A was ordered to Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas, Monroe County, Florida, in the morning on 14 April, 1861, and arrived at 1 PM the same day. The 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company A, was ordered to Fort Pickens, Santa Rosa Island, Florida, at 8 PM on 14 April, 1861, and arrived in the evening on 17 April, 1861.

Transport steamer Atlantic: 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company A, Captain W F Barry; 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company M, Brevet Major & Captain H J Hunt (See the 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company M); United States Corps Engineers, Company A, First Lieutenant J C Duane (See the United States Army, Department of Washington); 3rd United States Infantry, Companies C and E, Captains W B Johns and H B Clitz, respectively (See the United States Battalion Infantry)

General Orders No.1, Headquarters, Department of Florida, Key West, Monroe County, Florida, 13 April, 1861: Brevet Colonel & Major H Brown, 5th United States Artillery, was assigned to command of the Department of Florida by General Orders No.1, Headquarters, Department of Florida, Key West, Monroe County, Florida, on 13 April, 1861.

Note: Captain W F Barry, 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company A, was appointed major, 5th United States Artillery, by General Orders No.33, War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 18 June, 1861, dated 14 May, 1861, and First Lieutenant J C Tidball, 2nd United States Artillery, Company B, was appointed captain, 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company A, by General Orders No.64, War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 22 August, 1861, dated 14 May, 1861.

Fort Pickens, Santa Rosa Island, Florida, to Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn (Kings County), New York City, New York, 5-14 July, 1861: The 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company A, was ordered to proceed by the steamer Cahawba to Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn (Kings County), New York City, New York, on 5 July, 1861, and arrived at Key West, Monroe County, Florida, at 3 PM on 8 July, 1861. Light Company A, was ordered to Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn (Kings County), New York City, New York, on 9 July, 1861, and arrived on 14 July, 1861.

Second United States Artillery, Light Company A

The 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company A, was stationed at Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn (Kings County), New York City, New York, on 14 July, 1861.

Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn (Kings County), New York City, New York, to Washington, D. C., 15-16 July, 1861: The 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company A was ordered to Washington, D. C., on 15 July, 1861, and arrived by the Washington Branch, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, at 8 PM on 16 July, 1861.

Advance to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 17 July, 1861: The 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company A, was ordered to proceed by the Little River Turnpike and the Old Braddock Road to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 17 July, 1861, and was assigned to the Second Brigade, Fifth Division, McDowell's Army, near Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the evening the same day. Light Company A was ordered to proceed by the Old Braddock Road to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning on 18 July, 1861, and arrived the same day.

Heights east of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 21 July, 1861: The 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company A, was ordered to the heights east of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning on 21 July, 1861, and was assigned as a reserve on the road between Centreville and Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, the same day.

Retreat to Washington, D. C., 21-22 July, 1861: After the first battle of Bull Run the 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company A, was ordered to the Warrenton Turnpike, between Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, and Cub Run, at 4 PM on 21 July, 1861, and proceeded to Washington, D. C., at 12 AM on 22 July, 1861. The company arrived at Washington, D. C., via Fairfax Courthouse and Annandale, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 6 PM the same day.

Statement of artillery, Brevet Major & Chief of Atillery H J Hunt, 29 July, 1861: Two 6 pounder smoothbores, M1841; Two 12 pounder field howitzers, M1841; One hundred & twenty-seven men

Distribution of troops, 1 January, 1861: Light Company A, Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, Brevet Lieutenant Colonel & Captain H Brooks, 2nd United States Artillery, Company H; Company B, Fort Monroe, Artillery School of Practice, Old Point Comfort, Hampton, Virginia, Brevet Colonel & Lieutenant Colonel J Dimock, 2nd United States Artillery (See the 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company A); Company C, Fort Independence, Castle Island, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, Brevet Major & Captain L G Arnold; Light Company D, Fayetteville Arsenal, Cumberland County, North Carolina, Brevet Major & Captain S S Anderson (See the 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company D); Light Company E, Augusta Arsenal, Richmond County, Georgia, Captain A Elzey (See the 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company E); Light Company F, Little Rock Arsenal, Pulaski County, Arkansas, Captain J Totten; Light Company G, Fort Mackinac, Mackinac Island, Michigan, Captain H C Pratt (See the 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company G); Company H, Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, Brevet Lieutenant Colonel & Captain H Brooks (See the United States Army, Department of Washington); Company I, Fort Ridgely, on the Missouria River, Nicollett County, Minnesota, Major W W Morris, 4th United States Artilley (See the Fort McHenry, Department of Annapolis); Company K, Plattsburg Barracks, Plattsburgh, Clinton County, New York, Brevet Lieutenant Colonel H Brooks, 2nd United States Artillery (See the United States Army, Department of Washington); Company L, Fort Monroe, Artillery School of Practice, Old Point Comfort, Hampton, Virginia, Brevet Colonel & Lieutenant Colonel J Dimock, 2nd United States Artillery; Light Company M, Fort Brown, on Rio Grande River, near Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas, Captain B H Hill, 1st United States Artillery, Company M (See the 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company M)

Organisation of 2nd United States Artillery, 3 April, 1861: Colonel M M Payne, Lieutenant Colonel J Dimock, Major H Brown and Brevet Lieutenant Colonel & Major M Burke; Company A, Captain W F Barry; Company B, Captain A Elzey; Company C, Captain L G Arnold; Company D, Captain S S Anderson; Company E, Captain J H Carlisle; Company F, Captain J Totten; Company G, Captain H C Pratt; Company H, Brevet Lieutenant Colonel & Captain H Brooks; Company I, Captain A A Gibson; Company K, Captain H A Allen; Company L, Captain W Hays; Company M, Brevet Major & Captain H J Hunt

Note: Colonel M M Payne, 2nd United States Artillery, resigned at Richmond, Virginia, on 23 July, 1861.

Fort Monroe, Company B, 1 January, 1861

The 2nd United States Artillery, Company B, was stationed at Fort Monroe, Artillery School of Practice, Old Point Comfort, Hampton, Virginia, under the command of Brevet Colonel & Lieutenant Colonel J Dimock, 2nd United States Artillery, on 1 January, 1861.

Garrison at Fort Monroe, Artillery School of Practice, Old Point Comfort, Hampton, Virginia, 1 January, 1861: Brevet Colonel & Lieutenant Colonel J Dimock, 2nd United States Artillery; 1st United States Artillery, Company A, Captain I Vogdes; 1st United States Artillery, Company C, Captain J B Ricketts; 2nd United States Artillery, Company B, Captain J H Carlisle; 2nd United States Artillery, Company L, Captain W Hays; 3rd United States Artillery, Company F, First Lieutenant R B Ayres; 3rd United States Artillery, Company K, First Lieutenant C C Churchill; 4th United States Artillery, Company D, Captain J Roberts; 4th United States Artillery, Company L, Brevet Major & Captain T Williams

Note: The 2nd United States Artillery, Company B, under the command of Captain J H Carlisle, was stationed at Fort Monroe, Artillery School of Practice, Old Point Comfort, Hampton, Virginia, on 1 January, 1861, and detachments of the 2nd United States Artillery, Companies B (6) and L (6), were assigned to the 1st United States Artillery, Company A, on 24 January, 1861 (See the 1st United States Artillery, Light Company G). Captain A Elzey, 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company E, was assigned to the 2nd United States Artillery, Company B, at Fort Monroe, Artillery School of Practice, Old Comfort Point, Hampton, Virginia, by Special Orders No.49, Headquarters of the Army, Washington, D. C., on 16 February, 1861, and Captain J H Carlisle, 2nd United States Artillery, Company B, was assigned to command the 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company E, at Washington, D. C., on 21 February, 1861.

Fort Independence, Company C, 10 January, 1861

The 2nd United States Artillery, Company C, under the command of Brevet Major & Captain L G Arnold, was stationed at Fort Independence, Castle Island, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, on 9 January, 1861.

Fort Independence, Castle Island, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, to Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortuga, Monroe County, Florida, Company C, 10-18 January, 1861: The 2nd United States Artillery, Company C, under the command of Brevet Major & Captain L G Arnold, was ordered to proceed by the steamer Joseph Whitney to Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortuga, Monroe County, Florida, on 10 January, 1861, and arrived on 18 January, 1861.

Surrendered Little Rock Arsenal, Company F, 8 February, 1861

The 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company F, under the command of Captain J Totten, was stationed at Little Rock Arsenal, Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, on 7 February, 1861.

Garrison at Little Rock Arsenal, Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, 7 February, 1861: Captain J Totten, 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company F; 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company F; detachment of United States Ordnance Department

Seizure of Little Rock Arsenal, Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, 8 February, 1861: Captain J Totten, 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company F, surrendered Little Rock Arsenal, Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, at 3 PM on 8 February 1861 (See the 1st Arkansas Infantry).

Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, to Jefferson Barracks Reservation, on the Mississippi River, Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, Light Company F, 8-22 February, 1861: The 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company F, acting as infantry, was ordered to Fletcher's Landing, on the Arkansas River, in the vicinity of Little Rock Arsenal, Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, on 8 February, 1861, and to proceed by the steamer Madara on the Arkansas River to St Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, on 12 February, 1861. Light Company F arrived by the Mississippi River at Jefferson Barracks Reservation, Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, on 22 February, 1861.

Note: Captain J Totten, 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company F, was arrived at Fletcher's Landing, on the Arkansas River, in the vicinity of Little Rock Arsenal, Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, on 11 February, 1861.

Jefferson Barracks Reservation, on the Mississippi River, Lemay, to St. Louis Arsenal, on the Mississippi River, near St Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, 10 April, 1861: The 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company F, was ordered to St. Louis Arsenal, on the Mississippi River, near St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, in the morning on 10 April, 1861, and arrived on 13 April, 1861.

Note: The 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company F, was stationed at Jefferson Barracks Reservation, on the Mississippi River, Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, under the command of Major N C MaCrae, 3rd United States Infantry, between 24 February and 10 April, 1861 (See the United States Battalion Infantry).

Troops stationed at St Louis Arsenal, St. Louis County, Missouri, 13 April, 1861: Captain N Lyon, 2nd United States Infantry, Company B; 2nd United States Infantry, Company B, Captain N Lyon; 2nd United States Artilley, Light Company F, Captain J Totten; United States General Service Recruits, 1st Company, Second Lieutenant W F Lee, 2nd United States Infantry, Company I; United States General Service Recruits, 2nd Company, Captain J W Sweeny, 2nd United States Infantry, Company D; 4th United States Artillery, Recruits, 1st Company, First Lieutenant R Saxton, 4th United States Artillery, Company I; 4th United States Artillery, Recruits, 2nd Company, Second Lieutenant W L Lothrop, 4th United States Artillery

Note: The 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company F, was stationed atSt. Louis Arsenal, St. Louis County, Missouri, under the command of Captain N Lyons, 2nd United States Infantry, Company B, on 13 April, 1861.

Fort Monroe, Company L, 1 January, 1861

The 2nd United States Artillery, Company L, was stationed at Fort Monroe, Artillery School of Practice, Old Point Comfort, Hampton, Virginia, under the command of Brevet Colonel & Lieutenant Colonel J Dimock, 2nd United States Artillery, on 1 January, 1861.

Garrison at Fort Monroe, Artillery School of Practice, Old Point Comfort, Hampton, Virginia, 1 January, 1861: Brevet Colonel & Lieutenant Colonel J Dimock, 2nd United States Artillery; 1st United States Artillery, Company A, Captain I Vogdes; 1st United States Artillery, Company C, Captain J B Ricketts; 2nd United States Artillery, Company B, Captain J H Carlisle; 2nd United States Artillery, Company L, Captain W Hays; 3rd United States Artillery, Company F, First Lieutenant R B Ayres; 3rd United States Artillery, Company K, First Lieutenant C C Churchill; 4th United States Artillery, Company D, Captain J Roberts; 4th United States Artillery, Company L, Brevet Major & Captain T Williams

Note: The 2nd United States Artillery, Company L, under the command of Captain W Hays, was stationed at Fort Monroe, Artillery School of Practice, Old Point Comfort, Hampton, Virginia, on 1 January, 1861, and detachments of the 2nd United States Artillery, Companies B (6) and L (6), were assigned to the 1st United States Artillery, Company A, on 24 January, 1861 (See the 1st United States Artillery, Light Company G).

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, 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, 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, near 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.

Organisation of Brigadier General S P Heintzelman's brigade, Division of the Potomac, 4 August, 1861: Brigadier General S P Hentzelman, United States Volunteers; 5th Maine Infantry; 16th New York Infantry; 26th New York Infantry; 27th New York Infantry; 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company A

Note: The 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company A, was assigned to Brigadier General S P Heintzelman's brigade, Division of the Potomac, by Special Orders No.10, Headquarters, Division of the Potomac, Washington, D. C., on 4 August, 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; near Alexandria, Virginia, 24 July, 1861