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First Brigade, Third Division

Colonel W A Gorman, 1st Mnnesota Infantry

Colonel W A Gorman, 1st Mnnesota Infantry

First Minnesota Infantry

Mustered in United States service for three years 10 May, 1861. Arrived at Washington, D. C., 26 June, 1861

COLONEL W A GORMAN

LIEUTENANT COLONEL S MILLER
Private S Miller, 1st Minnesota Infantry, Company D, was appointed lieutenant colonel, 1st Minnesota Infantry, at Fort Snelling, on the Mississippi River, Hennepin County, Minnesota, on 29 April, 1861.

MAJOR W H DIKE
Captain W H Dike, 1st Minnesota Infantry, Company G, was appointed major, 1st Minnesota Infantry, at Fort Snelling, on the Mississippi River, Hennepin County, Minnesota, on 29 April, 1861.

Company A Pioneer Guards: CAPT. A WILKIN
The company was accepted in state service at St Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, on 19 April, 1861, and arrived at Fort Snelling, on the Mississippi River, Hennepin County, Minnesota, at 10 AM on 29 April, 1861.
Company B Stillwater Guard: CAPT. C A BROMLEY
The company was accepted in state service at Sillwater, Washington County, Minnesota, on 20 April, 1861, and was ordered to Fort Snelling, on the Mississippi River, Hennepin County, Minnesota, on 29 April, 1861. The company arrived at Fort Snelling, on the Mississippi River, Hennepin County, Minnesota, at 5 PM on 29 April, 1861.
Company C St Paul Volunteers: CAPT. W H ACKER
The company was accepted in state service at St Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, on 24 April, 1861, and arrived at Fort Snelling, on the Mississippi River, Hennepin County, Minnesota, at 10 AM on 29 April, 1861.
Company D Lincoln Guards: CAPT. H R PUTNAM
The company was accepted in state service at Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, on 23 April, 1861, and arrived at Fort Snelling, on the Mississippi River, Hennepin County, Minnesota, at 12 PM on 29 April, 1861.
Company E St Anthony Zouaves: CAPT. G N MORGAN
The company was accepted in state service at St Anthony, Hennepin and Ramsey Counties, Minnesota, on 23 April, 1861, and was ordered to Fort Snelling, on the Mississippi River, Hennepin County, Minnesota, at 10 AM on 29 April, 1861. The company arrived at Fort Snelling, on the Mississippi River, via Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, at 12 PM on 29 April, 1861.
Company F Red Wing Volunteers or Goodhue County Volunteers: CAPT. W COLVILL
The company was accepted in state serviceat Red Wing, Goodhue County, Minnesota, on 22 April, 1861, and was ordered by steamer to St Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, on 27 April, 1861. The company arrived at St Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, in the evening the same day and was ordered to Fort Snelling, on the Mississippi River, Hennepin County, Minnesota, in the morning on 29 April, 1861. The company arrived at Fort Snelling, on the Mississippi River, Hennepin County, Minnesota, the same day and a detachment (10), under the command of First Lieutenant M A Hoyt, were assigned to guard duty north of the Little River Turnpike, southeast of Shuter's Hill, one mile west of Alexandria, Virginia, on 16 July, 1861.
Company G Faribault Guards or Volunteers: CAPT. L MCKUNE
The company was accepted in state service at Faribault, Rice County, Minnesota, under the command of Captain W H Dike, on 25 April, 1861, and arrived by the steamer Ocean Wave at Fort Snelling, on the Mississippi River, Hennepin County, Minnesota, at 10 AM on 29 April, 1861. Captain W H Dike was appointed major, 1st Minnesota Infantry, on 29 April, 1861, and First Lieutenant L McKune was appointed captain the same day. Captain L McKune was killed at the battle of first Bull Run.
Company H Dakota County Volunteers: CAPT. C P ADAMS
The company was accepted in state service at Hastings, Dakota and Washington Counties, Minnesota, on 26 April, 1861, and arrived by the steamer Ocean Wave at Fort Snelling, on the Mississippi River, Hennepin County, Minnesota, at 10 AM on 29 April, 1861.
Company I Wabasha Volunteers: CAPT. J H PELL
The company was accepted in state service at Wabasha, Wabasha County, Minnesota, on 26 April, 1861, and arrived by the steamer Key City at Fort Snelling, on the Mississippi River, Hennepin County, Minnesota, at 7 PM on 29 April, 1861.
Company K Winona Volunteers: CAPT. H C LESTER
The company was accepted in state service at Winona, Winona County, Minnesota, on 26 April, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the steamer Golden Era to Fort Snelling, on the Mississippi River, Hennepin County, Minnesota, on 28 April, 1861. The company arrived at Fort Snelling, on the Mississippi River, Hennepin County, Minnesota, in the morning on 29 April, 1861.

Note: H C Lester was appointed captain, Winona Volunteers, on 28 April, 1861.

Sources

"The First Minnesota Regiment arrived at the station at 11 o'clock last night, and went into barracks at the Assembly Rooms. They number between one thousand and eleven hundred men, about one hundred and fifty of whom remained behind to garrison the forts temporarily."

The Evening Star, 27 June, 1861 - More troops, Vermont and Minnesota in the field

"At 8 o'clock yesterday morning, the first Minnesota regiment broke camp and marched to the navy yard, where they embarked on board the steamers Baltimore and Philadelphia for Alexandria."

The National Republican, 4 July, 1861 - Gone to Virginia

"No uniforms had been provided, but the State soon furnished each private and non-commissioned officer with a shirt, a black felt hat, a pair of black pants, and a pair of socks. Other articles of clothing were supplied from time to time, either by the men or their friends. The shirts were woolen, but of various colors, red predominating. Generally the shirts were of the kind then affected by steamboat men and men of the frontiers, and some of them were very fancifully ornamented with crescents, stars, trfoils, etc. Company K had gray suits presented by the citizens of Winona."

"It was six days after the colonel's notice, or on May 9, when black hats and black trousers were given the men. Then, with their red shirts, or the blue ones with the pictures on them, the men were picturequely (if not fashionably) arrayed, but disturb them or impair their capacity for service. The men of the Winona company, however, contiued to wear their neat gray uniforms."

History of the First Regiment Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1864, with maps and illustrations

"About this time, also, the matter of uniform was decided and arrangements made to furnish each soldier with two red flannel shirts, a pair of dark blue pants, a black slouch hat and a blanket. This made a good temporary outfit for the warm weather. The blanket, which was a first quality Mackinaw, could be used when needed to take the place of coat or overcoat. Dressed in this uniform, we resembled a lot of firemen out for muster."

James A. Wright papers 1907-1914: James A Wright, Company F, writing in 1904, Minnesota Historical Society

"… he (Governor Ramsey) obligated himself to friends in Philadelphia for money to furnish the First Regiment with clothes, which consisted of a change of underwear, a red shirt, a pair of blue woolen pants and a black slouch hat. This was the dress of the private soldier. The non-commissioned officers were furnished with blue shirts and had chevrons sewed on the sleeves to designate their rank."

Christopher Heffelfinger papers 1861-1929: Christopher Heffelfinger, Company D, writing in 1915, Minnesota Historical Society

From Bull Run to Bristow Station, by M H Bassett

The last full measure: The life and death of the First Minnesota Volunteers, by Richard Moe

Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars, 1861-1865, edited by Minnesota Board of Commissioners

Go if you think it your duty: A Minnesota couple's Civil War letters, by Andrea R Foroughi

No more gallant a deed: A Civil War memoir of the First Minnesota Volunteers, by James A Wright

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 4, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, California, Oregon, The Teritories and district of Columbia

Notes

The 1st Minnesota Infantry was accepted in state service on 16 April, 1861, and was ordered to report to Adjutant General W H Acker, Minnesota State (Militia) Volunteers, at St Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, by Lieutenant Governor I Donnelly the same day. The regiment was ordered to rendezvous at Fort Snelling, on the Mississippi River, Hennepin County, Minnesota, by Adjutant General W H Acker on 29 April, 1861.

Note: The 1st Minnesota Infantry was ordered to rendezvous at St Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, under the call for 75,000 troops to serve three months by President A Lincoln on 15 April, 1861.

Mustered in three months, Fort Snelling, on the Mississippi River, Hennepin County, Minnesota, 29 & 30 April, 1861: The 1st Minnesota Infantry, Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, and G, were mustered in United States service for three months at Fort Snelling, on the Mississippi River, Hennepin County, Minnesota, by Captain A D Nelson, 10th United States Infantry, Company A, on 29 April, 1861, and Companies H, I, and K on 30 April, 1861.

Note: The 1st Minnesota Infantry was ordered to rendezvous at St Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, under the call for 75,000 troops to serve three months by President A Lincoln on 15 April, 1861.

Fort Snelling, on the Mississippi River, Hennepin County, Minnesota, 4 May, 1861: Six companies of the 1st Minnesota Infantry were ordered to garrison Fort Ridgely, on the Minnesota River, Nicollett County; Fort Ripley, on the Mississippi River, Crow Wing County, and Fort Abercrombie, on the Red River, North Dakota, Minnesota, on 4 May, 1861 (See the United States Battalion Infantry).

Remustered in three years, Fort Snelling, on the Mississippi River, Hennepin County, Minnesota, 11 May, 1861: The 1st Minnesota Infantry was remustered in United States service for three years by Captain A D Nelson, 10th United States Infantry, Company A, on 11 May, 1861.

Note: The 1st Minnesota Infantry was reorganised for three years at Fort Snelling, on the Mississippi River, Hennepin County, Minnesota, on 10 May, 1861.

Fort Ridgely, Companies B & G, 28 May, 1861

The 1st Minnesota Infantry, Companies B and G, under the command of Major W H Dike, were ordered to proceed by the steamer Franklin Steele to Fort Ridgely, Artillery School of Practice, one mile west of the Minnesota River, Nicollett County, Minnesota, at 10 AM on 28 May, 1861, and arrived on 29 May, 1861.

Garrison at Fort Ridgely, Artillery School of Practice, one mile west of the Minnesota River, Nicollett County, Minnesota, Major W Morris, 4th United States Artillery, 13 April, 1861: 3rd United States Artillery, Light Company E, Brevet Major & Captain T W Sherman (See 3rd United States Artillery, Light Company E); 2nd United States Artillery, Company I, First Lieutenant A J S Molinard (See the Garrison at Fort McHenry); 4th United States Artillery, Company F, Brevet Major & Captain J C Pemberton (See the United States Army, Department of Washington); 4th United States Artillery, Company K, Captain A DeRussy

Fort Ripley, Companies A & E, 29 May & 6 June, 1861

The 1st Minnesota Infantry, Companies A and E, were ordered to Fort Ripley, on the west bank of the Mississippi River, opposite Nokay River, Morrison County, Minnesota, on 29 May and in the morning on 6 June, 1861, respectively.

Garrison at Fort Ripley, on the Mississippi River, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, Lieutenant Colonel J J Abercrombie, 2nd United States Infantry, 17 April, 1861: 2nd United States Infantry, Company C, Captain N H Davis; 2nd United States Infantry, Company K, Brevet Major & Captain G W Patten (See the United States Battalion Infantry)

Fort Abercrombie, Companies C & D, 11 June, 1861

The 1st Minnesota Infantry, Companies C and D, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel S Miller, were ordered to Fort Abercrombie, on the west bank of the Red River, Dakota Territory, in the morning on 11 June, 1861.

Garrison at Fort Abercrombie, on the west bank of the Red River, Dakota Territory, 9 June, 1861: Major H Day, 2nd United States Infantry; 2nd United States Infantry, Companies A, D, and I (See the United States Battalion Infantry)

First Minnesota Infantry

The 1st Minnesota Infantry, Companies A and E, were stationed at Fort Ripley, on the Mississippi River, Crow Wing County, Minnesota; Companies C and D, at Fort Abercrombie, on the Red River, North Dakota, Minnesota, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel S Miller, and Companies B and G, at Fort Ridgely, on the Minnesota River, Nicollett County, Minnesota, under the command of Major W H Dike, on 20 June, 1861.

Fort Snelling, on the Mississippi River, Hennepin County, Minnesota, Companies A, B, C, D, E, & G, 21-24 June, 1861: The 1st Minnesota Infantry was ordered to rendezvous at Fort Snelling, on the Mississippi River, Hennepin County, Minnesota, on 14 June, 1861, and Companies B, C, D, E, and G arrived on 21 June, 1861, and Company A, in the morning on 24 June, 1861.

Note: A detachment of twenty-five men of the 1st Minnesota Infantry, Company G, under the command of Captain L McKune, were assigned to guard Government property at Fort Ridgely, on the Minnesota River, Nicollett County, Minnesota, on 14 June, 1861.

Fort Snelling, on the Mississippi River, Hennepin County, Minnesota, to Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, Companies B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, & K, 22-25 June, 1861: The 1st Minnesota Infantry, Companies B, C, D, and E, were ordered to proceed by the steamer War Eagle on the Mississippi River to Washington, D. C., and Companies F, G, H, I, and K by the steamer Northern Belle at 5 AM on 22 June, 1861, and arrived at St Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, the same day. The Northern Belle arrived at La Crosse, La Crosse County, Wisconsin, at 12 AM on 23 June, 1861, and the War Eagle at Prairie du Chien, Crawford County, Wisconsin, at 3 AM the same day. The 1st Minnesota Infantry arrived by the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, via Janesville, Rock County, Wisconsin, at 6 PM on 23 June, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne & Chicago Railroad to Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, in the evening the same day. The regiment arrived at Fort Wayne, Indiana, at 7 AM on 24 June, 1861, and at Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, at 12 AM the same day. The 1st Minnesota Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Pennsylvania Railroad to Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, at 10 PM on 24 June, 1861, and arrived at 10 PM on 25 June, 1861.

Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, to Washington D. C., Companies B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, & K, 26 June, 1861: The 1st Minnesota Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Northern Central Railroad to Washington, D. C., at 5 AM on 26 June, 1861, and arrived by the Washington Branch, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, at Washington, D. C., via Baltimore City and Annapolis Junction, Howard County, Maryland, at 11 PM the same day.

Assembly Rooms, on Louisiana Avenue, & old Trinity or Plymouth Church, on Fifth Street, Washington, D. C., 26 June, 1861: The 1st Minnesota Infantry, Companies B, C, D, and E, were stationed at the Assembly Rooms, on Louisiana Avenue, and Companies F, G H, I, and K at the old Trinity or Plymouth Church, on Fifth Street, Washington, D. C., on 26 June, 1861.

Assembly Rooms, on Louisiana Avenue, & old Trinity or Plymouth Church, on Fifth Street, to (West) Seventh Street, Capitol Hill, east of the Capitol building, between East Capitol & First Streets, Washington, D. C., 27 June, 1861: The 1st Minnesota Infantry was ordered to (West) Seventh Street, Capitol Hill, east of the Capitol building, between East Capitol and First Streets, Washington, D. C., in the morning on 27 June, 1861.

Note: The 1st Minnesota Infantry, Company A, was ordered to proceed by the steamer Milwaukee on the Mississippi River to Washington, D. C., in the morning on 25 June, 1861, and arrived by the Washington Branch, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, at Washington, D. C., on 28 June, 1861.

(West) Seventh Street, Capitol Hill, east of Capitol building, between East Capitol & First Streets, Washington, D. C., to north of the Little River Turnpike, southeast of Shuter's Hill, one mile west of Alexandria, Virginia, 3 July, 1861: The 1st Minnesota Infantry was ordered to the Navy Yard, on M Street, between Sixth and Ninth Streets, Washington, D. C., at 8 AM on 3 July, 1861, and proceeded by the steamers Baltimore and Philadelphia across the Potomac River to Alexandria, Virginia, at 12 PM the same day. The regiment arrived at Kings Street Wharf, Alexandria, Virginia, at 1 PM on 3 July, 1861, and was ordered north of the Little River Turnpike, southeast of Shuter's Hill, one mile west of Alexandria, Virginia, the same day.

Note: The detachment of the 1st Minnesota Infantry, Company G, under the command of Captain L McKune, stationed at Fort Ridgely, on the Minnesota River, Nicollett County, Minnesota, on 29 May, 1861, arived at Washington, D. C., on 13 July, 1861.

General Orders No.13, Headquarters, Department of Northeastern Virginia, Arlington, Alexandria County, Virginia, 8 July, 1861: The 1st Minnesota Infantry was assigned to the First Brigade, Third Division, McDowell's Army, under the command of Colonel W B Franklin, by General Orders No.13, Headquarters, Department of Northeastern Virginia, Arlington, Alexandria County, Virginia, on 8 July, 1861.

Advance to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 16-18 July, 1861: The 1st Minnesota Infantry was ordered to proceed by the old Fairfax Road to Accotink Creek or Pohick Run at 3 PM on 16 July, 1861, and arrived in the vicinity of Pohick Church, one mile south of Accotink Creek, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 7 PM the same day. The regiment was ordered to proceed by the Pohick Road to Sangster's or W Elzey's Crossroads, two miles south of Fairfax Station, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 7 AM on 17 July, 1861, and arrived at 12 PM the same day. The 1st Minnesota Infantry was ordered to Sangster's Station, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the afternoon on 17 July, 1861, and arrived at 3 PM the same day. The regiment was ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 5 PM on 18 July, 1861, and arrived in the vicinity of Little Rocky Run, north of the old Braddock Road, one mile southeast of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 9 PM the same day.

Note: A detachment of the 1st Minnesota Infantry (100), mostly sick, were assigned to guard duty north of the Little River Turnpike, southeast of Shuter's Hill, one mile west of Alexandria, Virginia, on 16 July, 1861, and the 1st Minnesota Infantry, Companiesa A and B, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel S Miller, were ordered on a reconnaissance to Union Mills, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning on 18 July, 1861. Companiesa A and B arrived at Sangster's Station, Prince William County, Virginia, at 4 PM the same day.

Disposition of the First Brigade, Third Division, McDowell's Army, 15 July, 1861: First Brigade, Third Division, McDowell's Army, Colonel W B Franklin, 12th United States Infantry; 5th Massachusetts Infantry, Colonel S C Lawrence, the reservoir, north of the Little River Turnpike, southeast of Shuter's Hill, one mile west of Alexandria, Virginia, 11th Massachusetts Infantry, Colonel G Clark, Jr., Shuter's Hill, one mile west of Alexandria, Virginia; 1st Minnesota Infantry, Colonel W A Gorman, north of the Little River Turnpike, southeast of Shuter's Hill, one mile west of Alexandria, Virginia; 4th Pennsylvania Infantry, Colonel J F Hartranft, north of the Little River Turnpike, southeast of Shuter's Hill, one mile west of Alexandria, Virginia; 2nd United States Cavalry, Company E, Captain W W Lowe, Alexandria, Virginia; 1st United States Artillery, Light Company I, Captain J B Ricketts, Alexandria, Virginia

Little Rocky Run, north of the old Braddock Road, one mile southeast of Centreville, Fairfax County, to Sudley Ford, on the Bull Run River, northeast of Sudley Spring, Prince William County, Virginia, 21 July, 1861: The 1st Minnesota Infantry was ordered to Sudley Ford, on the Bull Run River, northeast of Sudley Spring, Prince William County, Virginia, at 2.30 AM on 21 July, 1861.

Retreat to Washington, D. C., 21-22 July, 1861: The 1st Minnesota Infantry was ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the afternoon on 21 July, 1861, and to Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 12 AM on 22 July, 1861. The regiment arrived north of the Little River Turnpike, southeast of Shuter's Hill, one mile west of Alexandria, Virginia, in the morning the same day and was ordered to Washington, D. C., in the afternoon on 22 July, 1861. The 1st Minnesota Infantry was ordered across the Potomac River at the Long Bridge, Washington, D. C., in the evening on 22 July, 1861, and arrived at Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, D. C., the same day.

Pennsylvania Avenue to Seventh Street, Capitol Hill, east of the Capitol building, between East Capitol & First Streets, Washington, D. C., 23 July, 1861: The 1st Minnesota Infantry arrived at Camp Minnesota, on Seventh Street, Capitol Hill, east of the Capitol building, between East Capitol and First Streets, Washington, D. C., in the morning on 23 July, 1861.

Seventh Street, Capitol Hill, east of the Capitol building, between East Capitol & First Streets, Washington, D. C., to Brightwood, two & a half miles north of Washington, D. C., 2 August, 1861: The 1st Minnesota Infantry was ordered to Brightwood, two and a half miles north of Washington, D. C., at 9 AM on 2 August, 1861.

Brightwood, two & a half miles north of Washington, D. C., to between Edward's Ferry, on the Potomac River, & Poolesville, Montgomery County, Maryland, 5-14 August, 1861: The 1st Minnesota Infantry was ordered to Poolesville, Montgomery County, Maryland, in the morning on 5 August, 1861, and arrived at Camp Stone, between Edward's Ferry, on the Potomac River, and Poolesville, Montgomery County, Maryland, on 14 August, 1861.

Note: The 1st Minnesota Infantry was stationed in the vicinity of Seneca Mills, on Seneca Creek, Montgomery County, Maryland, between 7 and 13 August, 1861.

Mustered out, Fort Snelling, on the Mississippi River, Hennepin County, Minnesota, 3, 4, & 5 May, 1864: The 1st Minnesota Infantry was mustered out at Fort Snelling, on the Mississippi River, Hennepin County, Minnesota, on 3, 4, and 5 May, 1864.

Note: A detachment of veterans and recruits of the 1st Minnesota Infantry (134) was organised as the 1st Minnesota Battalion Infantry, Companies A and B, on 28 April, 1864, and was ordered to Washington, D. C., on 16 May, 1864. The 1st Minnesota Battalion Infantry was mustered out at Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, on 15 July, 1865.

Colonel W B Franklin, 12th United States Infantry, First Brigade, Third Division, McDowell's Army: Captain W B Franklin, United States Corps Topographical Engineers, was appointed superintending engineer in charge of the extension of the Capitol building, including the new dome, between East Capitol and First Streets, and the General Post Office, on the corner of E and Seventh Streets, Washington, D. C., between 1 November, 1859 and 3 March, 1861, and chief of the Construction Bureau, United States Treasury Department, and superintending engineer of the Treasury building extension, on Fifteenth Street, Washington, D. C., between 3 March and 14 May, 1861 (See the United States Corps Topographical Engineers, Balloon Detachment). He was stationed at Albany, Albany County, New York, on 1 June, 1861, and at Brevoort House, on Fifth Avenue and Ninth Street, New York City, New York County, New York, on 17 June, 1861. Captain W B Franklin, United States Corps Topographical Engineers, was appointed colonel, 12th 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.

Colonel S P Heintzelman, 17th United States Infantry, Third Division, McDowell's Army: Major S P Heintzelman, 1st United States Infantry, was ordered to Washington, D. C., by General Orders No.12, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 27 April, 1861, and proceeded by the New Jersey Railroad in the morning on 3 May, 1861. He arrived by the Washington Branch, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, in the morning on 4 May, 1861, and was appointed acting inspector general, Department of Washington, by Special Orders No.20, Headquarters, Department of Washington, Washington, D. C., on 8 May, 1861. Acting Inspector General & Major S P Heintzelman was assigned to command the the 8th New York State Militia, the 12th New York State Militia, and the 25th New York State Militia by General Orders No.1, Paragraph III, Headquarters, Department of Notheastern Virginia, Alexandria, Virginia, on 28 May, 1861, and was appointed colonel, 17th United States Infantry, by General Orders No.33, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 18 June, 1861, dated 14 May, 1861. Colonel S P Heintzelman, 17th United States Infantry, was appointed 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.

Note: The 1st United States Infantry, Company A, was stationed at Camp Verde, on the San Antonio & El Paso Road, Kerr County, Texas, under the command of Major S P Heintzelman, 1st United States Infantry, on 1 January, 1861.

Organisation of Brigadier General C P Stone's brigade, Division of the Potomac, 4 August, 1861: Brigadier General C P Stone, United States Volunteers; 2nd New York State Militia; 34th New York Infantry; 42nd New York Infantry; 1st Minnesota Infantry

Note: The 1st Minnesota Infantry was assigned to Brigadier General C P Stone'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.44: Series I, Volume 51 Part 1 (Serial No.107), pp20-23
Colonel W A Gorman, First Minnesota Infantry, dated Washington, D. C., 26 July, 1861

OFFICIAL REPORT NO.44: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), Chapter IX, p408-410
Colonel W B Franklin, Twelfth United States Infantry, First Brigade, Third Division, McDowell's Army, dated 28 July, 1861

OFFICIAL REPORT NO.43: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), Chapter IX, p402-404
Colonel S P Heintzleman, Seventeenth United States Infantry, Third Division, McDowell's Army, dated Washington, D. C., 31 July, 1861