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Fifth Brigade, Army of the Potomac

Captain N C Wilson, 28th Virginia Infantry, Company B

Captain N C Wilson, 28th Virginia Infantry, Company B

Twenty-eighth Virginia Infantry

Seven companies arrived at Manassas Junction, Virginia, 28 May, 1861, and three companies in June 1861. Mustered in Confederate service for one year dated 1 July, 1861. Stationed at Ball's Ford, on the Bull Run River, 21 July, 1861

COLONEL R T PRESTON
R T Preston was appointed colonel, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 5 May, 1861, and was assigned to duty at Lynchburg, Virginia, by Special Orders No.45, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Virginia, on 11 May, 1861.

LIEUTENANT COLONEL R S BURKS
Lieutenant Colonel R S Burks, Provisional Army of Virginia, was assigned to the 28th Virginia Infantry on 18 May, 1861, and his resignation was accepted by Special Orders No.246, Paragraph VIII, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Virginia, on 9 August, 1861. S B Paul was appointed lieutenant colonel, 28th Virginia Infantry, on 6 September, 1861.

MAJOR R C ALLEN
Major R C Allen, Provisional Army of Virginia, was appointed major, 28th Virginia Infantry, on 1 July, 1861.

Company A Blue Ridge Rifles: CAPT. W T Patton
The company was accepted in state service at Blue Ridge, Botetourt County, Virginia, 15 May, 1861, and was mustered in state service for one year at Camp Davis, the Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, Virginia, by Lieutenant Colonel D A Langhorne, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 16 May, 1861.
Company B Craig Rifles: CAPT. N C WILSON
The company was accepted in state service at Craig Courthouse, Craig County, Virginia, on 15 May, 1861, and was mustered in state service for one year at Camp Davis, the Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, Virginia, by Lieutenant Colonel D A Langhorne, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 18 May, 1861.
Company C Old Dominion Rifles (Bedford Artillery): CAPT. T M BOWYER
The company was accepted in state service at Liberty, Bedford County, Virginia, on 15 May, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad to Lynchburg, Virginia, at 12 PM the same day. The company was accompanied by the Bedford Light Artillery and was mustered in state service for one year at Camp Davis, the Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, Virginia, by Lieutenant Colonel D A Langhorne, Provisional Army of Virginia, in the afternoon on 15 May, 1861. The company was redesignated as the Bedford Artillery by Special Orders No.129, Adjutant & Inspector General's Office, Richmond, Virginia, on 20 August, 1861, and was disbanded by Special Orders No.209, Adjutant & Inspector General's Office, Richmond, Virginia, on 4 October, 1862.
Company D Craig Mountain Boys: CAPT. M P SPESSARD
The company was accepted in state service at Newcastle, Craig County, Virginia, on 10 May, 1861, and was mustered in state service for one year at Camp Davis, the Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, Virginia, by Lieutenant Colonel D A Langhorne, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 29 May, 1861.
Company E (1st) Clifton Greys: CAPT. A CLEMENTS
The company was accepted in state service at Pigeon Run, Campbell County, Virginia, on 15 May, 1861, and was mustered in state service for one year at Camp Davis, the Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, Virginia, by Lieutenant Colonel D A Langhorne, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 17 May, 1861. The company was assigned to the 11th Virginia Infantry, Company C, at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, by General Orders No.19, Headquarters, Department of Alexandria, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 18 June, 1861 (See the 11th Virginia Infantry).
Company E (2nd) Piedmont Rifles: CAPT. W L WINGFIELD
The company was accepted in state service at Stewartsville, Bedford County, Virginia, on 20 May, 1861, and was mustered in state service for one year at Camp Davis, the Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, Virginia, by Lieutenant Colonel D A Langhorne, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 22 May, 1861.
Company F Botetourt Spring Rifles: CAPT. F G ROCKE
The company was accepted in state service at Botetourt Springs, Roanoke County, Virginia, on 20 May, 1861, and was mustered in state service for one year at Camp Davis, the Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, Virginia, by Lieutenant Colonel D A Langhorne, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 30 May, 1861.
Company G Bedford Greys: CAPT. J McG Kent
The company was accepted in state service at Goods Crossing, Bedford County, Virginia, on 26 April, 1861, and was mustered in state service for one year at Camp Davis, the Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, Virginia, by Lieutenant Colonel D A Langhorne, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 22 May, 1861.
Company H Patty Lane Rifle Greys: CAPT. A L MINTER
The company was accepted in state service at Chestnut Fork, Bedford County, Virginia, on 27 April, 1861, and was mustered in state service for one year on at Camp Davis, the Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, Virginia, by Lieutenant Colonel D A Langhorne, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 1 June, 1861.
Company I Mountain Rifles (Botetourt Artillery): CAPT. J W ANDERSON
The company was accepted in state service at Buchanan, Botetourt County, Virginia, on 15 May, 1861, and was ordered to Lynchburg, Virginia, on 16 May, 1861. The company was mustered in state service for one year at Camp Davis, the Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, Virginia, by Lieutenant Colonel D A Langhorne, Provisional Army of Virginia, the same day and was was accepted in Confederate service for the war as the Botetourt Artillery on 24 December, 1861, dated 18 December, 1861.
Company K (1st) Roanoke Greys (Deyerle's Artillery): CAPT. M P DEYERLE
The company was accepted in state service at Salem, Roanoke County, Virginia, on 13 May, 1861, and was mustered in state service for one year at Camp Davis, the Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, Virginia, by Lieutenant Colonel D A Langhorne, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 17 May, 1861. The company was accepted in Confederate service for the war as Deyerle's Artillery on 27 December, 1861, but was assigned as 28th Virginia Infantry, Company I, on 5 February, 1862.
Company K (2nd) Breckinridge Infantry: CAPT. P G BRECKINRIDGE
The company was accepted in state service at Amsterdam, Botetourt County, Virginia, by Colonel J G Sperry, 121st Virginia Militia Infantry (Botetourt County), on 1 May, 1861, and went into camp near Amsterdam, Botetourt County, Virginia, on 10 July, 1861. The company was ordered to proceed by canal boat to Lynchburg, Virginia, on 29 July, 1861, and arrived at Camp Davis, the Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, Virginia, on 1 August, 1861. The company was ordered to proceed by the Southside Railroad to Richmond, Virginia, on 3 August, 1861, and arrived by the Richmond & Danville Railroad the same day. The company was mustered in Confederate service for one year at Camp Lee, the Hermitage Fairgrounds, Fush Hill, near Richmond, Virginia, by Major J E Johnston, cavalry, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 16 August, 1861, dated 1 August, 1861, and was assigned to the 28th Virginia Infantry, Company K (2nd), by Special orders No.129, Paragraph XXII, Adjutant & Inspector General's Office, Richmond, Virginia, on 20 August, 1861.

Sources

"There are a large number of troops encamped here at present, embracing the two South Carolina regiments; another regiment, under Col. Preston, arrived this evening."

The Richmond Daily Dispatch, 29 May, 1861 - From Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, 27 May, 1861

The Virginia Regimental Histories Series, Twenty-eighth Virginia Infantry, by F E Fields

Supplement to the Official Records: Part II, Record of Events, Volume 72, Serial No.84: Record of events for the Twenty-eighth Virginia Infantry, May 1861-December 1864, edited by James B Hewett

The Confederate Veteran, Volume 31: What did we fight for?, pp422-423, by Captain T C Holland, Steedman, Missouri

A guide to the Robert Taylor Preston Papers, 1849-1871

Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35: Dedication of a bronze tablet in honor of the Botetourt Battery, in Vicksburg National Park 23 November, 1907

A guide to Virginia military organisations 1861-1865, Revised Second Edition by I A Wallace, Jr.

Notes

The 28th Virginia Infantry, Company C, was mustered in state service for one year at Camp Davis, the Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, Virginia, on 15 May, 1861; Companies A and I on 16 May, 1861; Companies E (1st) and K (1st) on 17 May, 1861; Companies E (2nd) and G on 22 May, 1861; Company D on 29 May, 1861; Company F on 30 May, 1861; and Company H on 1 June, 1861.

Note: Colonel R T Preston, Provisional Army of Virginia, was assigned to duty at Lynchburg, Virginia, by Special Orders No.45, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Virginia, on 11 May, 1861, and was ordered to take charge of the companies of infantry mustered and to be mustered in state service at Camp Davis, the Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, Virginia, on 17 May, 1861. Second Lieutenant R H Logan, artillery, Confederate States Army was assigned to Colonel R T Preston, Provisional Army of Virginia, at at Camp Davis, the Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, Virginia, on 17 May, 1861.

Camp Davis, the Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, Virginia, 17 May, 1861: Lieutenant Colonel J A Early, Provisional Army of Virginia, was appointed colonel, 24th Virginia Infantry, on 2 May, 1861, and was ordered to the Fairgrounds, near Lynchburg, Virginia, on 6 May, 1861. Colonel J A Early, 24th Virginia Infantry, was assigned to command Camp Davis, the Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, Virginia, on 17 May, 1861.

Note: Lieutenant Colonel D A Langhorne, Confederate States Army, was assigned to command Camp Davis, the Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, Virginia, on 19 June, 1861.

Military Orders No.3, Headquarters, Virginia Volunteers, Camp Davis, the Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, Virginia, 18 May, 1861: The Jeff Davis Guards, the Clifton Greys, the Brookneal Rifle Guards, the Old Dominion Rifles, the Bedford Light Artillery, the Mountain Rifles, the Blue Ridge Rifles, the Salem Light Artillery, the Craig Rifles, and the Roanoke Greys were assigned to the 28th Virginia Infantry, under the command of Colonel R T Preston and Major R C Allen, by Military Orders No.3, Headquarters, Virginia Volunteers, Camp Davis, the Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, Virginia, on 18 May, 1861.

Note: Lieutenant Colonel R S Burks, Provisional Army of Virginia, was assigned to the 28th Virginia Infantry at Camp Davis, the Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, Virginia, on 18 May, 1861.

Military Orders No.5, Headquarters, Virginia Volunteers, Camp Davis, the Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, Virginia, 20 May, 1861: The Salem Light Artillery (85) was assigned to the 28th Virginia Infantry, Company A; the Old Dominion Rifles (81) as Company B; the Jeff Davis Guards (70) as Company C; the Blue Ridge Rifles (69) as Company D; the Mountain Rifles (73) as Company E; the Bedford Light Artillery (73) as Company F; the Brookneal Rifle Guards (56) as Company G; the Clifton Greys (65) as Company H; Roanoke Greys (90) as Company I; and the Craig Rifles (75) as Company K by Military Orders No.5, Headquarters, Virginia Volunteers, Camp Davis, the Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, Virginia, on 20 May, 1861.

Organisation of 28th Virginia Infantry, 20 May, 1861: Colonel R T Preston, Lieutenant Colonel R S Burks, Major not assigned; Company A, Salem Light Artillery, Captain A Hupp; Company B, Old Dominion Rifles, Captain T M Bowyer; Company C, Jeff Davis Guards, Captain J R Hutter; Company D, Blue Ridge Rifles, Captain W T Patton; Company E, Mountain Rifles, Captain J Anderson; Company F, Bedford Light Artillery, Captain T C C Jordan; Company G, Brookneal Rifle Guards, Captain Whitlow; Company H, Clifton Greys, Captain A Clements; Company I, Roanoke Greys, Captain M P Deyerle; Company K, Craig Rifles, Captain N C Wilson

Military Orders No.8, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Virginia Volunteers, Camp Davis, the Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, Virginia, 25 May, 1861: The Bedford Light Artillery, under the command of Captain T C C Jordan, and the Salem Light Artillery, under the command of Captain A Hupp, were detached fom the 28th Virginia Infantry by Military Orders No.8, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Virginia Volunteers, Camp Davis, the Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, Virginia, on 25 May, 1861, and were ordered to proceed by the Southside Railroad to Richmond, Virginia, at 5.30 AM on 27 May, 1861.

Military Orders No.8, Paragraph II, Headquarters, Virginia Volunteers, Camp Davis, the Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, Virginia, 25 May, 1861: The Piedmont Rifles, under the command of Captain W L Wingfield, and the Bedford Greys, under the command of Captain J McG Kent, were assigned to the 28th Virginia Infantry, under the command of Colonel R T Preston, by Military Orders No.8, Paragraph II, Headquarters, Virginia Volunteers, Camp Davis, the Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, Virginia, on 25 May, 1861.

Note: The Brookneal Rifle Guards was ordered to a tobacco factory at Lynchburg, Virginia, by Military Orders No.8, Paragraph IV, Headquarters, Virginia Volunteers, Camp Davis, the Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, Virginia, on 25 May, 1861.

Military Orders No.8, Paragraph III, Headquarters, Virginia Volunteers, Camp Davis, the Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, Virginia, 25 May, 1861: The Old Dominion Rifles, the Jeff Davis Guards, the Blue Ridge Rifles, the Mountain Rifles, the Clifton Greys, the Roanoke Greys, the Craig Rifles, the Piedmont Rifles, and the Bedford Greys, under the command of Colonel R T Preston, 28th Virginia Infantry, were ordered to Manassas Junction, Virginia, by Military Orders No.8, Paragraph III, Headquarters, Virginia Volunteers, Camp Davis, the Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, Virginia, at 8 AM on 26 May, 1861, dated 25 May, 1861.

Lynchburg to Manassas Junction, Virginia, Companies A, B, C, E (1st), E (2nd), G, I, & K (1st), 27 May, 1861: The Old Dominion Rifles, the Jeff Davis Guards, the Blue Ridge Rifles, the Mountain Rifles, the Clifton Greys, the Roanoke Greys, the Craig Rifles, the Piedmont Rifles, and the Bedford Greys, under the command of Colonel R T Preston, 28th Virginia Infantry, were ordered to proceed by y the Orange & Alexandria Railroad at 4 AM on 27 May, 1861, and arrived at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, via Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and Gordonsville, Orange County, Virginia, at 6 PM the same day.

Special Orders No.2, Paragraphs I & II, Headquarters, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, Companies D, F, & H, 8 June, 1861: The Craig Mountain Boys, under the command of Captain M P Spessard, was assigned to the 28th Virginia Infantry, Company D, by Special Orders No.2, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 8 June, 1861, and the Botetourt Spring Rifles, under the command of Captain F G Rocke, and the Patty Lane Rifle Greys, under the command of Captain A L Minter, to the 28th Virginia Infantry, Companies F and H, respectively, by Special Orders No.2, Paragraph II, Headquarters, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 8 June, 1861.

Note: The Craig Mountain Boys and the Patty Lane Rifle Greys, were assigned to detached service taking up and obstructing the Orange & Alexandria Railroad near Fairfax Station, Fairfax County, Virginia, under the command of Captain M P Spessard, Craig Mountian Boys, on 6 June, 1861, and were accompanied by the O'Connell Guards, under the command of Captain S W Prestman (See the 17th Virginia Infantry).

General Orders No.25, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Virginia, 8 June, 1861: The 28th Virginia Infantry was assigned to the Confederate States by General Orders No.25, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Virginia, on 8 June, 1861, and was accepted in Confederate service on 1 July, 1861.

General Orders No.20, Paragraph V, Headquarters, Department of Alexandria, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, 20 June, 1861: The 28th Virginia Infantry was organised by General Orders No.19, Paragraph III, Headquarters, Department of Alexandria, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 18 June, 1861, and was assigned to the Fifth Brigade, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Colonel P St G Cocke, 19th Virginia Infantry, by General Orders No.20, Paragraph V, Headquarters, Department of Alexandria, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 20 June, 1861.

Note: The Clifton Greys and the Jeff Davis Guards were assigned to the 11th Virginia Infantry, Companies C and H, by General Orders No.19, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Department of Alexandria, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 18 June, 1861 (See the 11th Virginia Infantry).

Manassas Junction, Virginia, to Mitchell's Ford, on the Bull Run River, 22 & 23 June, 1861: A battalion of the 28th Virginia Infantry, under the command of Major R C Allen, was ordered to Mitchell's Ford, on the Bull Run River, by Military Orders, Headquarters, Fifth Brigade, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, at 7 AM on 22 June, 1861, dated 21 June, 1861, and Company K (1st) was stationed at Camp Beauregard, near Mitchell's Ford, on the Bull Run River, the same day. A battalion of the 28th Virginia Infantry, under the command of Colonel R T Preston, was ordered to Mitchell's Ford, on the Bull Run River, in the morning on 23 June, 1861.

Note: The 28th Virginia Infantry was ordered to Mitchell's Ford, on the Bull Run River, by Special Orders No.51, Paragraph II, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 20 June, 1861, and a battalion of the 28th Virginia Infantry, under the command of Major R C Allen, was stationed at Camp Cocke, on the Fairfax Courthouse Road, between Centreville and Germantown, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 23 June, 1861.

Mitchell's Ford, on the Bull Run River, to Fairfax Courthouse Road, between Centreville & Germantown, Fairfax County, Virginia, 23 June, 1861: The 28th Virginia Infantry, Company K (1st), was ordered to the Fairfax Courthouse Road, between Centreville and Germantown, Fairfax County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.61, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, in the morning on 23 June, 1861, dated 22 June, 1861, and arrived the same day.

Note: A company of the Third Brigade, Army of the Potomac, was ordered to to Mitchell's Ford, on the Bull Run River, by Special Orders No.61, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 22 June, 1861 (See the Third Brigade, Army of the Potomac).

Organisation of Fifth Brigade, Army of the Potomac, near Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 24 June, 1861: The 18th Virginia Infantry, the 19th Virginia Infantry, and the 28th Virginia Infantry were assigned to the Fifth Brigade, Army of the Potomac, by General Orders No.20, Paragraph V, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 20 June, 1861; the 30th Virginia Cavalry, Companies A and B, on 22 June, 1861 (See the 30th Virginia Cavalry); the 1st Louisiana Special Battalion Infantry by Special Orders No.61, Paragraph III, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, on 22 June, 1861 (See the 1st Louisiana Special Battalion Infantry); the Lynchburg Artillery by Special Orders No.64, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 24 June, 1861 (See the Lynchburg Artillery).

Fairfax Courthouse Road, near Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, 1 July, 1861: The 28th Virginia Infantry was ordered to Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 1 July, 1861, and arrived at Camp Mason, on the Fairfax Courthouse Road, near Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, the same day. The regiment was temporarily assigned to Brigadier General M L Bonham, First Brigade, Army of the Potomac, stationed at Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 1 July, 1861 (See the First Brigade, Army of the Potomac).

Note: W Watts was appointed major, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 25 May, 1861, and was assigned to the 28th Virginia Infantry between 2 and 6 July, 1861. Major W Watts, Provisional Army of Virginia, was temporarily assigned to the 19th Virginia Infantry by Special Orders No.98, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 7 July, 1861, and to the 28th Virginia Infantry by Special Orders No.278, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 29 August, 1861 (See the 19th Virginia Infantry).

Withdrawal to Ball's Ford, on the Bull Run River, 17 July, 1861: The 28th Virginia Infantry was ordered to withdraw to the Bull Run River on 17 July, 1861, and encamped near the road between Manassas Junction and Lewis' Ford, on the Bull Run River, at 4 PM on 17 July, 1861. The regiment was ordered across Ball's Ford, on the Bull Run River, on 19 July, 1861, and was stationed on the road between Centreville, Fairfax County, and Ball's Ford, on the Bull Run River, the same day.

Organisation of Fifth Brigade, Army of the Potomac, near Lewis' Ford, on the Bull Run River, 21 July, 1861: The 18th Virginia Infantry, the 19th Virginia Infantry, and the 28th Virginia Infantry were assigned to the Fifth Brigade, Army of the Potomac, by General Orders No.20, Paragraph V, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 20 June, 1861; the 30th Virginia Cavalry, Company B, on 22 June, 1861 (See the Hale's Squadron Cavalry); a section of the Lynchburg Artillery by Special Orders No.64, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 24 June, 1861 (See the Lynchburg Artillery); the 49th Virginia Infantry, Companies B, E, and H, and Schaeffer's Battalion Infantry on 18 July, 1861; and the 8th Virginia Infantry, the Madison Cavalry or Invincibles, the Loudoun Cavalry, the 30th Virginia Cavalry, Company D, and the Loudoun Artillery on 19 July, 1861.

Note: The 28th Virginia Infantry was ordered to support the 18th Virginia Infantry at Ball's and Island's Fords, on the Bull Run River, on 21 July, 1861 (See the 18th Virginia Infantry).

After the first battle of Manassas the 28th Virginia Infantry was ordered near Mitchell's Ford, on the Bull Run River, in the evening on 21 July, 1861, and proceeded to Ball's Ford, on the Bull Run River, on 22 July, 1861.

Ball's Ford, on the Bull Run River, to the Suspension Bridge, on Cub Run, 23 July, 1861: The 28th Virginia Infantry was ordered to the Suspension Bridge, on Cub Run, by Special orders No.71, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 23 July, 1861, dated 22 July, 1861, and arrived at Camp Suspension Bridge, near the Suspension Bridge, on Cub Run, the same day.

Note: The 28th Virginia Infantry was assigned to the Fifth Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Colonel P St G Cocke, 19th Virginia Infantry, by Special Orders No.169, Paragraph I, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, on 25 July, 1861.

Organisation of Fifth Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, 25 July, 1861: 18th Virginia Infantry, 19th Virginia Infantry, 28th Virginia Infantry, 49th Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg Artillery

Suspension Bridge, on Cub Run, to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 11 August, 1861: The 28th Virginia Infantry was ordered to Cenreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 11 August, 1861.

Organisation of 28th Virginia Infantry, 20 August, 1861: Colonel R T Preston, Lieutenant Colonel R S Burks, Major R C Allen; Company A, Blue Ridge Rifles, Captain W T Patton; Company B, Craig Rifles, Captain N C Wilson; Company C, Craig Mountain Boys, Captain M P Spessard; Company D, Piedmont Rifles, Captain W L Wingfield; Company E, Botetourt Spring Rifles, Captain F G Rocke; Company F, Bedford Greys, Captain J McG Kent; Company G, Patty Lane Rifles, Captain A L Minter; Company H, Mountain Rifles, Captain J W Anderson; Company I, Roanoke Greys, Captain M P Deyerle; Company K, Breckinridge's Infantry, Captain P G Breckinridge

Centreville to Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, 29 August, 1861: The 28th Virginia Infantry was ordered to Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 29 August, 1861, and arrived at Camp Harrison, near Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, the same day.

Note: The Breckinridge Infantry was assigned to the 28th Virginia Infantry, Company K (2nd), by Special orders No.129, Paragraph XXII, Adjutant & Inspector General's Office, Richmond, Virginia, on 20 August, 1861, and was stationed at Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 11 September, 1861.

Reorganised near Orange Courthouse, Orange County, & Yorktown, York County, Virginia, 24, 31 March, 21, 27, 28 April, and May, 1862: The 28th Virginia Infantry was reorganised near Orange Courthouse, Orange County, and Yorktown, York County, Virginia, between 24 March and 1 May, 1862.

Surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse, Appomattox County, Virginia, 9 April, 1865: The 28th Virginia Infantry, under the command of Major General M P Sheperd, surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse, Appomattox County, Virginia, on 9 April, 1865.

Colonel P St G Cocke, 19th Virginia Infantry, Fifth Brigade, Army of the Potomac: Captain P St G Cocke, Powhatan Troop, was appointed brigadier general, Provisional Army of Virginia, at Richmond, Virginia, and assigned to command the military operations of the State of Virginia bounding the Potomac River on 21 April, 1861 (See Headquarters, Army of the Potomac). Brigadier General P St G Cocke, Provisional Army of Virginia, was ordered to proceed by the Virginia Central Railroad to Alexandria, Virginia, the same day and was stationed at the Mansion House Hotel, on Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia, on 22 April, 1861. He was ordered to proceed by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad to Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, at 7 AM on 28 April, 1861, and was accompanied by the Washington Volunteers, Companies A and B (See the Garrison at Alexandria). Brigadier General P St G Cocke arrived at Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, at 10 AM the same day and was appointed colonel, 19th Virginia Infantry, on 2 May, 1861, dated 21 April, 1861. Colonel P St G Cocke, 19th Virginia Infantry, was ordered to proceed by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad to Manassas Junction, Virginia, by Special Orders No.49, Headquarters, Department of Alexandria, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 19 June, 1861, and was assigned to command the Fifth Brigade, Army of the Potomac, by General Orders No.20, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 20 June, 1861. He was appointed brigadier general, Confederate States Army, on 21 October, 1861, and committed suicide at Belmead, on the James River, near Powhatan, Powhatan County, Virginia, on 26 December, 1861.

Note: Colonel P St G Cocke, 19th Virginia Infantry, was assigned to command the troops from the counties of Rappahannock, Culpeper, Madison, Green, Orange, Albemarle, Nelson, Amherst, Campbell, Bedford, Roanoke, Botetourt, and Craig by Special Orders No.39, Paragraph III, Headquarters of the Division, Richmond, Virginia, on 10 May, 1861.

The 28th Virginia Infantry was assigned to the Fifth Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Colonel P St G Cocke, 19th Virginia Infantry, by Special Orders No.169, Paragraph I, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, on 25 July, 1861.

Reports

OFFICIAL REPORT NO.104: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), Chapter IX, pp549-551
Colonel R T Preston, Twenty-eighth Virginia Infantry

OFFICIAL REPORT: Series I, Volume 51, Part I (Serial No.107), pp24-32
Colonel P St. G Cocke, Confederate States Army, Fifth Brigade, Army of the Potomac, dated Camp Suspension Bridge, near the Suspension Bridge, on Cub Run, 1 August, 1861