The Fourth Alabama Painting by Don Troiani

Orders of Battle, 21 July, 1861

Army of the Potomac

Brigadier General P G T Beauregard, Confederate States Army

HEADQUARTERS

  • Powhatan Troop, Little Fork Rangers, & Wise Dragoons Captain J F Lay

FIRST BRIGADE
Brigadier General M L Bonham, Confederate States Army

  • Eighth Louisiana Infantry (6 companies) Colonel H B Kelly
  • Eleventh North Carolina Infantry (12 companies) Colonel W W Kirkland
  • Second South Carolina Infantry Colonel J B Kershaw
  • Third South Carolina Infantry Colonel J H Williams
  • Seventh South Carolina Infantry Colonel T G Bacon
  • Eighth South Carolina Infantry Colonel E B C Cash
  • Alexandria Artillery (4 pieces) Captain D Kemper
  • Richmond Howitzers Battalion Artillery, First Company (4 pieces) Captain J C Shields
  • Thirtieth Virginia Cavalry, Companies C & G Colonel R C W Radford
  • Chesterfield Light Dragoons, Company B & Black Horse Troop Lieutenant Colonel T T Munford
  • Hanover Light Dragoons & Fairfax Cavalry or Washington Home Guards Captain W C Wickham

SECOND BRIGADE
Brigadier General R S Ewell, Confederate States Army

  • Sixth Louisiana Infantry Colonel I G Seymour
  • Fifth Alabama Infantry Colonel R E Rodes
  • Sixth Alabama Infantry, (12 companies) Colonel J J Siebels
  • Washington Battalion Artillery, Second Company (2 pieces) First Lieutenant T L Rosser
  • Jenifer's Battalion Cavalry (4 companies) Lieutenant Colonel W H Jenifer

THIRD BRIGADE
Brigadier General D R Jones, Confederate States Army

  • Seventeenth Mississippi Infantry Colonel W S Featherston
  • Eighteenth Mississippi Infantry Colonel E R Burt
  • Fifth South Carolina Infantry Colonel M Jenkins
  • Washington Battalion Artillery, Third Company (2 pieces) Captain B Miller
  • Thirtieth Virginia Cavalry, Company H Captain J W Flood

FOURTH BRIGADE
Brigadier General J Longstreet, Confederate States Army

  • First Virginia Infantry (8 companies) Lieutenant Colonel W H Fry
  • Eleventh Virginia Infantry Colonel S Garland, Jr.
  • Seventeenth Virginia Infantry Colonel M D Corse
  • Fifth North Carolina State Troops (8 companies) Lieutenant Colonel J P Jones
  • Washington Battalion Artillery, Third Company (2 pieces) Second Lieutenant J J Garnett
  • Thirtieth Virginia Cavalry, Company E Captain E Whitehead

Note: Six companies of the 24th Virginia Infantry were assigned to the Fourth Brigade, Army of the Potomac, in the morning on 21 July, 1861.

FIFTH BRIGADE
Colonel P St G Cocke, Nineteenth Virginia Infantry

  • Eighth Virginia Infantry (8 companies) Colonel E Hunton
  • Eighteenth Virginia Infantry Colonel R E Withers
  • Nineteenth Virginia Infantry Lieutenant Colonel J B Strange
  • Twenty-eighth Virginia Infantry Colonel R T Preston
  • Forty-ninth Virginia Infantry (3 companies) Colonel W Smith
  • Schaeffer's Battalion Infantry (3 companies) Acting Major & Captain F B Schaeffer
  • Loudoun Artillery (4 pieces) Captain A L Rogers
  • Lynchburg Artillery (2 pieces) Captain H G Latham
  • Thirtieth Virginia Cavalry, Companies B & D Captain G W B Hale
  • Madison Invincibles or Cavalry Captain W Thomas
  • Loudoun Cavalry Captain W W Mead

SIXTH BRIGADE
Colonel J Early, Twenty-fourth Virginia Infantry

  • Seventh Louisiana Infantry Lieutenant Colonel J P Jones
  • Thirteenth Mississippi Infantry Colonel W Barksdale
  • Seventh Virginia Infantry Colonel J L Kemper
  • Twenty-fourth Virginia Infantry (6 companies) Lieutenant Colonel P Hairston
  • Washington Battalion Artillery, First & Fourth Companies (5 pieces) Major J B Walton
  • Prince William Cavalry Captain W W Thornton

Note: Four companies of the 24th Virginia Infantry were assigned to picket duty at Camp Pryor, near the intersection of Davis' Ford Road & Spring's & Bland's Fords Roads, on 17 July, 1861, and the Prince William Cavalry to guard duty at Davis' Ford, on Cedar Run, on 18 July, 1861. Six companies of the 24th Virginia Infantry were assigned to the Fourth Brigade, Army of the Potomac; the 13th Mississippi Infantry to the Sixth Brigade, Army of the Potomac, and the Sperryville Sharpshooters to the 7th Virginia Infantry in the morning on 21 July, 1861.

SEVENTH (DEMI) BRIGADE
Major N G Evans, cavalry, Confederate States Army

  • First Louisiana Special Battalion Infantry (5 companies) Major C R Wheat
  • Fourth South Carolina Infantry Colonel J E B Sloan
  • Lynchburg Artillery (2 pieces) First Lieutenant G S Davidson
  • Thirtieth Virginia Cavalry, Companies A & I Captain W R Terry

RESERVE BRIGADE
Brigadier General T H Holmes, Confederate States Army

  • First Arkansas Infantry Colonel J Fagan
  • Second Tennessee Infantry Colonel W B Bate
  • Thirtieth Virginia Infantry Colonel R M Cary
  • Purcell Artillery (6 pieces) Captain R L Walker
  • Thirtieth Virginia Cavalry, Company K Major J Scott
  • Westmoreland Cavalry or Lee's Light Horse Captain T S Garnett

Note: The 30th Virginia Cavalry, Company K, was assigned to the Reserve Brigade, Army of the Potomac, at Dumfries, Prince William County, Virginia, on 19 July, 1861, and the 30th Virginia Infantry and the Westmoreland Cavalry or Lee's Light Horse arrived Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, at 9 PM on 21 July, 1861.

CAMP PICKENS GARRISON
Colonel G H Terrett, Confederate States Army

  • Eighth Louisiana Infantry (4 companies) Major J B Prados
  • Forty-ninth Virginia Infantry (2 companies) Captains W J Williams & J B Norvell
  • Madison Artillery or Tips Captain G V Moody
  • Virginia Militia Battalion Infantry, Detachment Colonel G H Terrett

Entrenched Naval Batteries
Captain I S Sterrett, Confederate States Navy

  • Battalion Heavy Artillery (4 companies) & 155th Virginia Militia Infantry (Greene County) (22 pieces) Colonel S Jones

Note: Four companies of the 13th Virginia Infantry were assigned to the garrison at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, in the evening on 21 July, 1861.

UNASSIGNED

  • Hampton Legion Battalion Infantry (6 companies) Colonel W Hampton