The Fourth Alabama Painting by Don Troiani

First Brigade, Second Division

The 8th New York State Militia, Company K, Corps Engineers, circa 1861

The 8th New York State Militia, Company K, Corps Engineers, circa 1861

Eighth New York State Militia

Mustered in United States service for three months 25 April, 1861. Arrived at Washington, D. C., 18 May, 1861

COLONEL G LYONS

LIEUTENANT COLONEL C G WATERBURY
C G Waterbury was appointed major, 8th New York State Militia, on 21 September, 1850.

MAJOR O F WENTWORTH
O F Wentworth was appointed major, 8th New York State Militia, on 21 September, 1855.

Company A: CAPT. J O JOHNSTON
The company was accepted in state service for three months at Brooklyn (Kings County), New York City, New York, on 23 April, 1861, and J O Johnston was appointed captain, 8th New York State Militia, Company A, on 6 February, 1861.
Company B: CAPT. T SWANeY
The company was accepted in state service for three months at Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, on 23 April, 1861, and T Swaney was appointed captain, 8th New York State Militia, Company B, the same day.
Company C: CAPT. E BURGER
The company was accepted in state service for three months at Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, on 23 April, 1861, and E Burger was appointed captain, 8th New York State Militia, Company C, on 11 January, 1853.
Company D: CAPT. E D LAWRENCE
The company was accepted in state service for three months at Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, on 23 April, 1861, and E D Lawrence was appointed captain, 8th New York State Militia, Company D, on 8 June, 1858.
Company E: CAPT. M GriFFIN
The company was accepted in state service for three months at Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, on 23 April, 1861, and M Griffin was appointed captain, 8th New York State Militia, Company E, on 21 April, 1861.
Company F: CAPT. L BUCK
The company was accepted in state service for three months at Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, on 23 April, 1861, and L Buck was appointed captain, 8th New York State Militia, Company F, on 6 July, 1854.
Company G: CAPT. W S CARR
The company was accepted in state service for three months at Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, on 23 April, 1861, and W S Carr was appointed captain, 8th New York State Militia, Company G, on 20 April, 1861.
Company H: CAPT. S N GREGORY
The company was accepted in state service for three months at Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, on 23 April, 1861, and S N Gregory was appointed captain, 8th New York State Militia, Company H, on 16 September, 1858.
Company or TroopI Washington Grey Troop or Varian's Light Artillery: CAPT. J M VARIAN
The company was accepted in state service for three months as light artillery at Brooklyn, Kings County, New York City, New York, on 19 April, 1861 (See Varian's Light Artillery).
Corps Engineers: CAPT. W M WALTON
A detachment of twenty-four men were accepted in state service for three months at Brooklyn, Kings County, New York, on 23 April, 1861, and W M Walton was appointed captain, 8th New York State Militia, Corps Engineers on 16 February, 1859, dated 7 January, 1859.

Sources

"New York 24 April - The eighth, thirteenth, twenty-eighth, and the sixty-ninth regiments, nearly 3,000 strong, embarked yesterday afternoon fron Annapolis, on the steamers Marion, Alabama, and James Adger."

The National Republican, 24 April, 1861 - Departure of troops from New York

"New York 23 April - The Eighth, Thirteenth, Sixty-ninth Regiments, sailed today - the latter accompanied to the pier by about 1,000 recruits forwhom there is yet no means of transportation."

"The steamer Marion sailed at 6 o'clock with the 13th Brooklyn Regiment, and the U.S. brig Perry in tow. The James Adger, with the 69th Regiment, and the Alabama, with the 8th Regiment, sailed at the same time."

The Evening Star, 26 April, 1861

"A detachment of 300 men, of the Eighth New York Regiment, with two pieces of artillery, are entrenching themselves on an elevation about ten miles from Annapolis, completely commanding the road to Baltimore. The position is on the north sife of Severn River."

The Sunbury American, 4 May, 1861 - Annapolis, 29 April, 1861, 6 o'clock P.M.

"The following positions, as nearly as we can learn, are occupied by the northern troops in and around Washington: The 5th Regiment N.Y.S.M., Colonel Schwarzwealder, 1,100 men, is quartered in the City of Washington. The 6th Regiment N.Y.S.M., Colonel Pinckney, 850 men, is quartered in the City of Washington and at Annapolis. The 7th Regiment N.Y.S.M., Colonel Lefferts, 1,300 men, is encamped on Prospect Hill, a mile from the White House. The 8th Regiment N.Y.S.M., Colonel Lyons, 960 men, occupy the Relay House, and a detachment is also stationed at Annapolis. The 12th Regiment N.Y.S.M., Colonel Butterfield, 950 men, is quartered in the City. The 13th Regiment N.Y.S.M. (Brooklyn), Colonel Smith, 1,100 men, is stationed at Annapolis. The 20th Regiment (Ulster) N.Y.S.M., Colonel Pratt, 800 men, is stationed in Washington. The 25th Regiment (Albany) N.Y.S.M., Colonel Bryan, 800 men, is quartered in Washington. The 28th Regiment (Brooklyn) N.Y.S.M., Colonel M. Bennett, 550 men, is quartered in Washington. The 69th Regiment N.Y.S.M., Colonel Corcoran, 1,100 men, is quartered on Georgetown Heights, near the college. The 71st Regiment N.Y.S.M., Colonel Vosburgh, 1,100 men, occupy the Navy yard. They also have control of three boats on the river, manned with 75 men each. The Alexandria bridge is also in charge of the 71st, 150 men stationed on the bridge with three pieces of ordnance. The 1st Regiment Firemen Zouaves (Volunteers), Colonel E. E. Ellsworth, 1,015 men, will soon be encamped on Georgetown Heights. They have been quartered in the Capital. Governor Sprague's Rhode Islanders, Colonel Burnside, 1,100 men, are quartered in the City of Washington. The 6th Regiment Massachusetts occupies the Relay House, nine miles from Baltimore. The 8th Massachusetts Regiment is quartered in Washington. A Regiment of pennsylvania troops is stationed at the Relay House with the Massachusetts 6th and New York 8th, while the remainder is stationed in Washington. The 4th New jersey Regiment has gone into encampment on Meridian Hill, near the camp of the New York 7th. About 2,700 New Jersey soldiers are quartered in Washington."

The Belmont Chronicle (St Clairsville, Belmont County, Ohio), 16 May, 1861 - Positions of Northern troops in the South

"The 8th regiment New York Militia, 1,000 men, under command of Col. Lyons, are encamped in 80 tents on the heights in the rear of the Relay House. The 6th regiment, Massachusetts, are encamped in 108 tents on a high bluff, half a mile west of Relay House, and near the railway. The Boston Light Artillery are doing good service here. They have six pieces, 75 horses, and number 105 men. The first section commands the bridge from a prominence; the second is stationed near the railroad, and within a few rods of the Relay House, and commands the railroad and river. The third has not yet been assigned a position."

The Alexandria Gazette, 13 May, 1861 - U.S. forces at Relay House, 6 P.M., 11 May, 1861

"This morning at a quarter to 12m., a train arrived fron Baltimore, having on board the New York Eighth Regiment, consisting of eight full companies of one hundred men each. This regiment left New York on 22d of last month, and have been on labourious duty ever since."

The Evening Star, 18 May, 1861 - More troops - Arrival of the New York Eighth Regiment - They go into camp

"This splendid regiment reached this city about noon on Saturday, bringing with them their camp equipage, and immediately marched out to Kalorama, where they pitched their tents."

The National Republican, 20 May, 1861 - Arrival of New York Eighth regiment

"At Arlington House, we found the New York eighth regiment, Col. Lyons, snugly encamped. Their battery, which arrived her early yesterday morning, is with them, and they have placed it so that it would fall fearfully upon any attacking party."

The National Republican, 28 May, 1861 - Over the river

"It appears that an order had been received to the effect that the Grey troop should leave the howitzers and take six 6 pounders."

"In Hudson street, the Grey troop, numbering 100 men, with a battery of six 6-pounders and thirty-six horses, turned down and proceeded to Pier No. 13, where they embarked on board the steamship Montgomery."

Rebellion Record: Document 93, departure of the 8th, 13th, and 69th N. Y. Regiments, New York Tribune, 24 April, 1861

New York in the War of Rebellion, 1861-1865, Volume 1, by Frederick Phisterer

The Union Army: A history of military affairs in the loyal states 1861-65, records of the regiments in the Union Army, cyclopedia of battles, memoirs of commanders and soldiers, Volume 2, New York, Maryland, West Virginia and Ohio

Notes

The 8th New York State Militia was accepted in state service for three months at New York City, New York County, New York, on 23 April, 1861, and was ordered to Washington, D. C., under the call for 75,000 volunteer militia to serve three months on 23 April, 1861, dated 15 April, 1861.

Organisation of 8th NRegiment (490), Third Brigade, First Division, New York State Militia, 16 January, 1861: Colonel G Lyons, Lieutenant Colonel C G Waterbury, Major O F Wentworth; Company A (40), Captain C H Burtis; Company B (43), Captain H Moore, Jr.; Company C (41), Captain E Burgers; Company D (69), Captain E D Lawrence; Company E (51), Captain J L Frazer; Company F (65), Captain L Buck; Company G (-), Captain Vacant; Company H (51), Captain S Gregory; Company I (65) (Cavalry), Captain J M Varian

Accepted in state service, New York City, New York County, New York, 19-23 April, 1861: The 8th New York State Militia, Company I, was accepted in state service at New York City, New York County, New York, on 19 April, 1861, and Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and H on 23 April, 1861.

Special Orders No.8, Headquarters, First Division, New York State Militia, New York City, New York County, New York, 23 April, 1861, dated 20 April, 1861: The 8th New York State Militia, under the command of Colonel G Lyons, and the 69th New York State Militia, under the command of Lietenant Colonel R Nugent, were ordered to Washington, D. C., by Special Orders No.8, Headquarters, First Division, New York State Militia, New York City, New York County, New York, on 23 April, 1861, dated 20 April, 1861.

Organisation of 8th New York State Militia, 22 April, 1861: Colonel G Lyons, Lieutenant Colonel C G Waterbury, Major O F Wentworth; Company A, Captain J O Johnstone; Company B, Captain T Sweeney; Company C, Captain E Burgers; Company D, Captain E D Lawrence; Company E, Captain M Griffin; Company F, Captain L Buck; Company G, Captain W S Carr; Company H, Captain S Gregory; Company or Troop I (Artillery), Captain J M Varian; Right General Guide G Law, Left General Guide (?) Cook; Engineer & Captain W M Walton

Note: The 8th New York State Militia was stationed at the Center Market Armory, on Grand and Centre Streets, New York City, New York County, New York, on 21 April, 1861.

New York City, New York County, New York, to Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, 23-25 April, 1861: The 8th New York State Militia (900) was ordered to proceed by the steamer Alabama on the North or Hudson River, at Pier No.36, on West Street, New York City, New York County, New York, to Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, at 6 PM on 23 April, 1861, and arrived in the morning on 25 April, 1861.

Note: The 8th New York State Militia was ordered to rendezvous at Union Square, between Broadway and Fourth Avenue and West Fourteenth and West Seventeenth Streets, New York City, New York County, New York, at 8 AM on 23 April, 1861.

Headquarters, Eighth New York State Militia, on board steamer Alabama, Chesapeake Bay, 25 April, 1861: The 8th New York State Militia, on board the steamer Alabama, and the 13th New York Militia, on board the steamer Marion, were stationed at Chesapeake Bay, at 10 AM on 25 April, 1861 (See the Three Months' Volunteers, Department of Annapoils and Maryland).

Note: The 69th New York State Militia, on board the steamer Adger, arrived at Chesapeake Bay, in the morning on 25 April, 1861 (See the 69th New York State Militia).

Disembarked at United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, 25 April, 1861: The 8th New York State Militia disembarked at the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, on 25 April, 1861.

Note: Varian's Light Artillery, 8th New York State Militia, Company I, was ordered to proceed by the steamer Montgomery to Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, at 10 AM on 24 April, 1861, and arrived on 25 April, 1861 (See Varian's Light Artillery).

Mustered in three months, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, 25 April, 1861: The 8th New York State Militia was mustered in United States service for three months at Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, on 25 April, 1861.

Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, to Round Bay, seven miles northwest of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, detachment of the 8th New York State Militia, 28 April, 1861: A detachment of the 8th New York State Militia (300), and a section of Varian's Light Artillery were ordered to Round Bay, seven miles northwest of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel C G Waterbury, 8th New York State Militia, on 28 April, 1861.

Note: The 8th New York State Militia, Company C, was ordered to Round Bay, seven miles northwest of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, on 28 April, 1861, and arrived at Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, in the afternoon on 2 May, 1861. The 8th New York State Militia, Company C, arrived at Round Bay, seven miles northwest of Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, on 2 May, 1861.

Fort Grey or Morgan, on Mount Misery, two miles east of Crownsville, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, detachment of 8th New York State Militia, 28 April & 1 May, 1861: A detachment of the 8th New York State Militia (7), Corps Engineers, were assigned to build Fort Grey or Morgan, on Mount Misery, two miles east of Crownsville, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, on 28 April, 1861, and a detachment of the 8th New York State Militia (300), and a section of Varian's Light Artillery were stationed at Fort Grey or Morgan, on Mount Misery, two miles east of Crownsville, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, on 1 May, 1861.

Note: A detachment of the 6th New York State Militia (250) was ordered to Fort Morgan, on Mount Misery, two miles east of Crownsville, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, on 2 May, 1861 (See the 6th New York State Militia).

Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, to Relay House, on the junction of the Washington Branch & Baltimore & Ohio Railroads, Howard County, Maryland, 5 May, 1861: The 8th New York State Militia was ordered to proceed by the Annapolis & Elkridge Railroad to Relay House, on the junction of the Washington Branch and Baltimore & Ohio Railroads, Howard County, Maryland, under the command of Brigadier General B F Butler, Third Brigade, Second Division, Massachusetts (Volunteer) Militia, at 7 AM the 5 May, 1861, and was accompanied by the Boston Light Artillery (See the Three Months Volunteers, Department of Annapolis). The regiment arrived by the Washington, Branch, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, at Relay House, on the junction of the Washington Branch and Baltimore & Ohio Railroads, Howard County, Maryland, at 11 AM the same day and was stationed at Luckett's and Talbot's Farms, on Elkridge Heights, in the vicinity of Relay House, on the junction of the Washington Branch & Baltimore & Ohio Railroads, Howard County, Maryland, between 5 and 17 May, 1861.

Note: The 6th Massachusetts Infantry arrived by the Washington Branch, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, at Relay House, on the junction of the Washington Branch and Baltimore & Ohio Railroads, Howard County, Maryland, at 5 PM on 5 May, 1861 (See the Three Months' Volunteers, Department of Washington).

Troops stationed on Elkridge Heights, in the vicinity of Relay House, on the junction of the Washington Branch & Baltimore & Ohio Railroads, Howard County, Maryland, 12 May, 1861: Brigadier General B F Butler, Third Brigade, Second Division, Massachusetts (Volunteer) Militia; 6th Massachusetts Infantry (635), 8th New York State Militia (900), Boston Light Arillery (116)

Occupation of Baltimore City, Maryland, detachment, 13 May, 1861: A detachment of the 8th New York State Militia (450), under the command of Lieutenant Colonel C G Waterbury, were ordered to proceed by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad to Baltimore City, Maryland, under the command of Brigadier General B F Butler, Third Brigade, Second Division, Massachusetts (Volunteer) Militia, in the afternoon on 13 May, 1861, and was accompanied by a detachment of the 6th Massachusetts Infantry (500), under the command of Colonel E F Jones, and a section of the Boston Light Artillery, under the command of Major A Cook. The detachment of the 8th New York State Militia arrived at Camden Station, at the intersection of South Howard and Camden Streets, Baltimore City, Maryland, at 8 PM the same day and was ordered to Federal Hill, on Gist Street, between East Lombard and East Pratt Streets, Baltimore City, Maryland, in the evening on 13 May, 1861.

Note: Brigadier General B F Butler, Third Brigade, Second Division, Massachusetts (Volunteer) Militia, set up headquarters at Shillinger's House, on Federal Hill, on Gist Street, between East Lombard and East Pratt Streets, Baltimore City, Maryland, in the evening on 13 May, 1861, and the 8th Massachusetts Infantry arrived by the Washington Branch, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, at Relay House, on the junction of the Washington Branch and Baltimore & Ohio Railroads, Howard County, Maryland, on 13 and 14 May, 1861 (See the Three Months' Volunteers, Department of Annapolis).

Federal Hill, on Gist Street, between East Lombard & East Pratt Streets, Baltimore City, to Relay House, on the junction of the Washington Branch & Baltimore & Ohio Railroads, Howard County, Maryland, detachment, 16 May, 1861: A detachment of 8th New York State Militia (450) was ordered to proceed by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad to Relay House, on the junction of the Washington Branch and Baltimore & Ohio Railroads, Howard County, Maryland, under the command of Brigadier General B F Butler, Third Brigade, Second Division, Massachusetts (Volunteer) Militia, on 16 May, 1861, and was accompanied by the 6th Massachusetts Infantry and a section of the Boston Light Artillery. The regiment arrived at Relay House, on the junction of the Washington Branch and Baltimore & Ohio Railroads, Howard County, Maryland, at 5 PM the same day.

Relay House, on the junction of the Washington Branch & Baltimore & Ohio Railroads, Howard County, Maryland, to Washington, D. C., 17 May, 1861: The 8th New York State Militia was ordered to rendezvous at Relay House, on the junction of the Washington Branch and Baltimore & Ohio Railroads, Howard County, Maryland, in the morning on 17 May, 1861, and arrived by the Washington Branch, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, at Washington, D. C., via Annapolis Junction, Howard County, Maryland, at 11.45 AM the same day.

Washington to Kalorama, in the vicinity of Lyons' Mill, on Rock Creek, D. C., 17 May, 1861: The 8th New York State Militia was ordered to Kalorama, in the vicinity of Lyons' Mill, on Rock Creek, D. C., in the evening on 17 May, 1861.

Special Orders No.89 1/2, Headquarters of the Army, Washington, D. C., 22 May, 1861: Major General C W Sandford, First Division, New York State Militia, was ordered to assume immediate command of all the regiments of his State within the District of Columbia, and to report directly to general headquarters by Special Orders No.89 1/2, Headquarters of the Army, Washington, D. C., on 22 May, 1861.

Kalorama, in the vicinity of Lyons' Mill, on Rock Creek, D. C., to the rear of Arlington House or Lee-Custis Mansion, Arlington Heights, Alexandria County, Virginia, 26 May, 1861: The 8th New York State Militia was ordered across the Potomac River at the Long Bridge, Washington, D. C., in the morning on 26 May, 1861, and arrived at the rear of Arlington House or Lee-Custis Mansion, on Arlington Heights, Alexandria County, Virginia, at 8 PM the same day.

Headquarters, Department of Fairfax, Arlington House, on Arlington Heights, Alexandria County, Virginia, 25-27 May, 1861: Major General C W Sandford, First Division, New York State Militia, was assigned to command the New York State Militia stationed at Alexandria County, Virginia, and set up headquarters at Arlington House or Lee-Custis Mansion, on Arlington Heights, Alexandria County, Virginia, between 25 and 27 May, 1861.

Distribution of New York State Militia, Alexandria County, Virginia, 25-27 May, 1861: The 5th New York State Militia and the 28th New York State Militia were stationed at Camp Union, north of the wagon road, one mile east of Ball's Crossroads, Alexandria County, Virginia; the 7th New York State Militia, Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and H, at Columbia Springs, Alexandria County, Virginia; the 8th New York State Militia and Varian's Light Artillery, 8th New York State Militia, Company I, at the rear of Arlington House or Lee-Custis Mansion, on Arlington Heights, Alexandria County, Virginia; the 12th New York State Militia in the vicinity of Roach's Mills (old cotton factory), on Four Miles Run, Alexandria County, Virginia; the 25th New York State Militia on Prospect Hill, two hundred yards south of the toll gate on the Columbia Turnpike, Alexandria County, Virginia, and the 69th New York State Militia at Camp Corcoran, between the wagon road and Ross' House, on Arlington Heights, Alexandria County, Virginia, between 25 and 27 May, 1861.

General Orders No.1, Paragraph III, Headquarters, Department of Northeastern Virginia, Alexandria, Alexandria County, Virginia, 28 May, 1861: The 8th New York State Militia, the 12th New York State Militia, the 25th New York State Militia and other troops or detachments in his vicinity were assigned to Colonel S P Heintzelman, 17th United States Infantry, by General Orders No.1, Paragraph III, Headquarters, Department of Northeastern Virginia, Alexandria, Alexandria County, Virginia, on 28 May, 1861.

Note: Varian's Light Artillery, 8th New York State Militia, Company I, arrived at the rear of Arlington House or Lee-Custis Mansion, on Arlington Heights, Alexandria County, Virginia, on 27 May, 1861.

Special Orders No.5, Headquarters, Department of Northeastern Virginia, Alexandria, Alexandria County, Virginia, 3 June, 1861: The 1st Connecticut Infantry, the 8th New York State Militia, and 25th New York State Militia were temporarily assigned to Brigadier General D Tyler, Connecticut Volunteers, by Special Orders No.5, Headquarters, Department of Northeastern Virginia, Arlington, Alexandria, County, Virginia, on 3 June, 1861.

Special Orders No.18, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Department of Northeastern Virginia, Arlington, Alexandria, County, Virginia, 1 July, 1861: The 8th New York State Militia and the 14th New York State Militia were assigned to Colonel A Porter, 16th United States Infantry, by Special Orders No.18, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Department of Northeastern Virginia, Arlington, Alexandria, County, Virginia, on 1 July, 1861.

General Orders No.13, Headquarters, Department of Northeastern Virginia, Arlington, Alexandria County, Virginia, 8 July, 1861: The 8th New York State Militia was assigned to the First Brigade, Second Division, McDowell's Army, under the command of Colonel A Porter, 16th United States Infantry, by General Orders No.13, Headquarters, Department of Northeastern Virginia, Arlington, Alexandria County, Virginia, on 8 July, 1861.

Disposition of the First Brigade, Second Division, McDowell's Army, 15 July, 1861: Headquarters, First Brigade, Second Division, McDowell's Army, Colonel A Porter, 16th United States Infantry; 8th NewYork State Militia, Colonel G Lyons, rear of Arlington House or Lee-Custis Mansion, on Arlington Heights, Alexandria County, Virginia; 14th NewYork State Militia, Colonel A M Wood, quarter of a mile south of Arlington House or Lee-Custis Mansion, on Arlington Heights, Alexandria County, Virginia; 27th NewYork Infantry, Colonel H W Slocum, Franklin Square, on North K Street, between Twelfth and Fourteenth Streets, Washington, D. C.; United States Battalion infantry, Major G Sykes, 14th United States Battalion Infantry, Columbia Turnpike, in the vicinity of Arlington Heights, Alexandria County, Virginia; United States Marine Corps Battalion, Major J G Reynolds, Marine Barracks, on the corner of Eighth and I Streets, Washington, D. C.; United States Battalion Cavalry, Major I N Palmer, 2nd United States Cavalry, Johnson's Farm, quarter of a mile west of the tollgate on the Columbia Turnpike, Alexandria County, Virginia; 5th United States Artillery, Light Company D, Captain C Griffin, City Hall, on Indiana Avenue, south of Judiciary Square, Washington, D. C.

Advance to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 16-18 July, 1861: The 8th New York State Militia was ordered to proceed by the Columbia Turnpike to Annandale, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 4 PM on 16 July, 1861, and arrived at the Alexandria, Loudoun & Hampshire Railroad, in the vicinity of Arlington Mills, Alexandria County, Virginia, at 6 PM the same day. The regiment arrived at Annandale, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 10 PM on 16 July, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Little River Turnpike to Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 7 AM on 17 July, 1861. The 8th New York State Militia arrived at Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 2 PM the same day and was ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning on 18 July, 1861. The regiment arrived in the vicinity of Little Rock Run, south of the road between Centreville and Fairfax Courthouse, two miles east of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the afternoon the same day.

Note: Brigadier General I McDowell, United States Army, accompanied the Second Division, McDowell's Army, to Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 17 July, 1861.

Little Rock Run, south of the road between Centreville & Fairfax Courthouse, two miles east of Centreville, Fairfax County, to Sudley Ford, on the Bull Run River, northeast of Sudley Spring, Prince William County, Virginia, 21 July, 1861: The 8th New York State Militia was ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 2 AM on 21 July, 1861, and arrived at 4.30 AM the same day. The regiment was ordered to Sudley Ford, on the Bull Run River, northeast of Sudley Spring, Prince William County, Virginia, at 5.30 AM on 21 July, 1861.

Order of march, 21 July, 1861: 5th United States Artillery, Light Company D; United States Marine Corps Battalion; 27th New York Infantry; 14th New York State Militia; 8th New York State Militia; United States Battalion Infantry; United States Battalion Cavalry

Retreat to Washington, D. C., 21-22 July, 1861: The 8th New York State Militia was ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 4 PM on 21 July, 1861, and to Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 12 AM on 22 July, 1861. The regiment arrived at the rear of Arlington House or Lee-Custis Mansion, on Arlington Heights, Alexandria County, Virginia, in the evening on 22 July, 1861.

Note: The 12th New York Infantry was stationed at the rear of Arlington House or Lee-Custis Mansion, on Arlington Heights, Alexandria County, Virginia, in the evening on 22 July, 1861, and the The 8th New York State Militia was stationed at the rear of Arlington House or Lee-Custis Mansion, on Arlington Heights, Alexandria County, Virginia, on 23 July, 1861 (See the 12th New York Infantry).

Washington, D. C., to New York City, New York County, New York, 24-26 July, 1861: The 8th New York State Militia was ordered to proceed by the Washington Branch, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, to New York City, New York County, New York, at 8 PM on 24 July, 1861, and arrived by the Philadelphia, Wilmington, & Baltimore Railroad at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at 10 AM on 26 July, 1861. The regiment arrived by the steamer Gregory on the North or Hudson River at Jersey City Ferry Terminal, on Cortlandt Street, New York City, New York County, New York at 1 .30 PM on 26 July, 1861.

Note: The 71st New York State Militia was stationed at Harve de Grace, Harford County, Maryland, at 5 PM on 25 July, 1861

Mustered out, New York City, New York County, New York, 2 August, 1861: The 8th New York State Militia was mustered out at New York City, New York County, New York, on 2 August, 1861.

Colonel A Porter, First Brigade, 16th United States Infantry, Second Division, McDowell's Army: Brevet Lieutenant Colonel & captain A Porter, United States Mounted Riflemen, was appointed colonel, 16th United States Infantry, by General Orders No.33, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 18 June, 1861, dated 14 May, 1861, and brigadier general, United States Volunteers, by General Orders No.62, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 20 August, 1861, dated 17 May, 1861.

Reports

OFFICIAL REPORT NO.33: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), Chapter IX, pp387-388
Colonel G Lyons, Eighth New York State Militia, dated Arlington, Alexandria County, Virginia, 23 July, 1861

OFFICIAL REPORT NO.32: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), Chapter IX, pp353-356
Colonel A Porter, Sixteenth United States Infantry, First Brigade, Second Division, McDowell's Army, dated Arlington, Alexandria County, Virginia, 25 July, 1861

OFFICIAL REPORT NO.31: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), Chapter IX, pp382-383
Colonel D Hunter, Third United States Cavalry, Second Division, McDowell's Army, dated Washington, D. C., 5 August, 1861