The Fourth Alabama Painting by Don Troiani

Fourth Brigade, Army of the Potomac

Members of Company A, 1st Virginia Infantry, at John Brown’s execution in 1859

1st Virginia Infantry, Company A, at John Brown’s execution in 1859

First Virginia Infantry

Eight companies arrived Manassas Junction, Virginia, 26 May, 1861. Mustered in Confederate service for one year dated 1 July, 1861. Stationed at Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, 21 July, 1861

COLONEL P T MOORE
P T Moore was appointed colonel, 1st Virginia Infantry, on 2 May, 1861, and was severely wounded during a skirmish at Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, on 18 July, 1861.

LIEUTENANT COLONEL W H FRY
W H Fry was appointed lieutenant colonel, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 4 May, 1861, and was ordered to Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, by Special Orders No.11, Headquarters, Department of Alexandria, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 7 June, 1861. Lieutenant Colonel W H Fry, Provisional Army of Virginia, was assigned to command the 1st Virginia Infantry on 18 July, 1861.

MAJOR F G SKINNER
Major W P Munford, 1st Virginia Infantry, was appointed lieutenant colonel, 17th Virginia Infantry, at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 13 June, 1861, and Major F G Skinner, Provisional Army of Virginia, was appointed major, 1st Virginia Infantry, by Special Orders No.98, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 7 July, 1861 (See the 17th Virginia Infantry).

Company A Richmond Greys, Company A: CAPT. W M ELLIOTT
The company was accepted in state service at Richmond, Virginia, on 19 April, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Richmond & Petersburg Railroad to Norfolk, Virginia, on 21 April, 1861. The company was mustered in state service for one year at the Norfolk Academy Building, on Bank Street, Norfolk, Virginia, on 9 May, 1861, and was assigned to the 12th Virginia Infantry, Company G, on 12 July, 1861.
Company B Richmond City Guard: CAPT. J K Lee
The company was accepted in state service at Richmond, Virginia, on 21 April, 1861, and was mustered in state service for one year by Colonel & Adjutant General J B Baldwin, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 24 April, 1861. Captain J K Lee was mortally wounded during a skirmish at Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, on July 18, 1861, and died on 25 July, 1861. Second Lieutenant R Harrison, 1st Virginia infantry, Company A, was appointed captain, 1st Virginia infantry, Company B, at Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 5 August, 1861.
Company C Montgomery Guard: CAPT. J DOOLEY
The company was accepted in state service at Richmond, Virginia, on 21 April, 1861, and was mustered in state service for one year by Colonel & Adjutant General J B Baldwin, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 25 April, 1861. The company was ordered to Camp Lee, the Hermitage or New Fairgrounds, Fush Hill, near Richmond, Virginia, on 28 April, 1861.
Company D Old Dominion Guard: CAPT. J GRISWOLD
The company was accepted in state service at Richmond, Virginia, on 21 April, 1861, and was ordered to barracks the same day. The company was mustered in state service for one year at Richmond, Virginia, by Colonel & Adjutant General J B Baldwin, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 27 April, 1861, and was ordered to the Hermitage or New Fairgrounds, Fush Hill, near Richmond, Virginia, the same day.
Company E (1st) Richmond Light Infantry Blues: CAPT. O J Wise
The company was accepted in state service at Richmond, Virginia, on 21 April, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad to Fredericksburg, Virginia, in the morning on 24 April, 1861. The company was ordered to proceed by the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad to Richmond, Virginia, on 10 June, 1861, and arrived at Camp Lee, the Hermitage or New Fairgrounds, Fush Hill, near Richmond, Virginia, the same day. The company was ordered to proceed by the Virginia Central Railroad to Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, Virginia, in the morning on 13 June, 1861, and arrived at the Fairgrounds, near Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, Virginia, in the afternoon on 14 June, 1861. The company was mustered in state service for one year at Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, Virginia, by Captain G W Carr, infantry, Confederate States Army, on 17 June, 1861.
Company E (2nd) Washington Volunteers, Company A: CAPT. C K SHERMAN
The company was accepted in state service at Phoenix Hall, on Prince Street, Alexandria, Virginia, under the command of Captain C Boyle, on 22 April, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad to Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, on 29 April, 1861 (See the Garrison at Alexandria). The company was accompanied by the Washington Volunteers, Companies B and C, and arrived at Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, the same day. Captain C Boyle, Washington Volunteers, Company A, was appointed major, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 29 April, 1861, and was stationed at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, between 29 April and 23 July, 1861 (See the Garrison at Camp Pickens). The company mustered in state service for one year, under the command of Captain C K Sherman, at Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, by Lieutenant Colonel S Jones, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 6 May, 1861, and arrived by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 22 May, 1861. The company was assigned to the 19th Virginia Infantry, Company F (1st), by Special Orders No.54, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, 21 June, 1861, and was ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 8 AM on 22 June, 1861 (See the 19th Virginia Infantry). The company was assigned to the 1st Virginia Infantry, Company E (2nd), by Special Orders No.59, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, the same day and arrived at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 24 June, 1861. The company was mustered out near Yorktown, York County, Virginia, on 26 April, 1862, and the men assigned to the 7th Virginia Infantry, Company H, on 22 April, 1862, dated 26 April, 1862. The 7th Virginia Infantry, Company H, was disbanded on 16 May, 1862 (See the 7th Virginia Infantry).
Company F (1st): CAPT. R H Cunningham
The company was accepted in state service at Richmond, Virginia, under the command of Captain R M Cary, on 21 April, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad to Fredericksburg, Virginia, in the morning on 24 April, 1861. Captain R M Cary, 1st Virginia Infantry, Company F (1st), was appointed lieutenant colonel, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 13 May, 1861, and First Lieutenant R H Cunningham, Jr, 1st Virginia Infantry, Company F (1st), was appointed captain, 1st Virginia Infantry, Company F (1st), on 16 May, 1861. Lieutenant Colonel R M Cary, Provisional Army of Virginia, was assigned to command Camp Mercer, the Fairgrounds, near Fredericksburg, Virginia, on 13 May, 1861, and was appointed colonel, 30th Virginia Infantry, on 15 June, 1861 (See the 30th Virginia Infantry). The company was ordered to proceed by the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad to Richmond, Virginia, on 14 June, 1861, and was mustered in state service for one year at Camp Lee, the Hermitage or New Fairgrounds, Fush Hill, near Richmond, Virginia, by Colonel & Adjutant General J B Baldwin, Confederate States Army, on 28 June, 1861, dated 21 April, 1861. The company was assigned to the 21st Virginia Infantry, Company F, the same day and was ordered to Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia, on 18 July, 1861.
Company F (2nd) Beauregard Rifles: CAPT. F B SCHAEFFER
The company was accepted in state service at Pheonix Hall, on Prince Street, Alexandria, Virginia, on 1 April, 1861, and was mustered in state service for one year at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, by Major G W Brent, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 1 May, 1861 (See the Garrison at Alexandria). The company was ordered to the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, by Special Orders No.61, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 22 June, 1861, and was assigned to Schaeffers Battalion Infantry, under the command of Acting Major & Captain F B Schaeffer, by Special Orders No.94, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 6 July, 1861 (See Schaeffer's Battalion Infantry). The company was assigned to the 1st Virginia Infantry, Company F (2nd), at Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.150, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 23 July, 1861, and was redesignated the 1st (2nd) Virginia Artillery, Company C, on 7 September, 1861. The company was discharged by General Orders No.71, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, near Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 5 November, 1861, and mustered out on 13 November, 1861.
Company G Gordon's Company: CAPT. W H GORDoN
The company was accepted in state service at Henrico County, Virginia, on 21 April, 1861, and was mustered in state service for one year at Richmond, Virginia, by Colonel & Adjutant General J B Baldwin, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 27 April, 1861.
Company H (1st) Richmond Howitzer Company: CAPT. J W Randolh
The company was accepted in state service at Richmond, Virginia, on 21 April, 1861, and was mustered in state service for one year by Colonel & Adjutant General J B Baldwin, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 26 April, 1861. Captain J W Randolph, Richmond Howitzer Company, was appointed major, Richmond Howitzer Battalion Artillery, at the Baptist College Artillery Barracks, near Fush Hill, Richmond, Virginia, on 8 May, 1861 (See the Richmond Howitzer Battalion Artillery, 1st Company).
Company H (2nd) Richmond Greys, Company B: CAPT. F J BOGGS
The company was accepted and mustered in state service for one year at Richmond, Virginia, by Colonel & Adjutant General J B Baldwin, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 4 May, 1861, and was ordered to the Hermitage, or New Fairgrounds, Fush Hill, near Richmond, Virginia, by Special Orders No.25, Headquarters of the Division, Richmond, Virginia, on 8 May, 1861. Captain F J Boggs, 1st Virginia Infantry, Company H (2nd), resigned and was granted a leave of absence for fifteen days by Special Orders No.308, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 10 September, 1861, and was appointed major, 12th Virginia Battalion Artillery, on 15 May, 1862.
Company I Taylor's' Company: CAPT. W O TAYLOR
The company was accepted and mustered in state service for one year, under the command of Captain R F Morris, at Richmond, Virginia, by Colonel & Adjutant General J B Baldwin, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 21 April, 1861, and Capatin R F Morris, 1st Virginia Infantry, Company I, resigned on 1 May, 1861. First Lieutenant W O Taylor, 1st Virginia Infantry, Company I, was appointed captain, 1st Virginia Infantry, Company I, on 8 May, 1861, and his resignation was accepted by Special Orders No.263, Paragraph XVI, Adjutant & Inspector General's Office, Richmond, Virginia, on 28 August, 1861.
Company K Virginia Rifles (formerly known as German Rifles): CAPT. F MILLER
The company was accepted in state service at Richmond, Virginia, on 21 April, 1861, and was mustered in state service for one year by Colonel & Adjutant General J B Baldwin, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 26 April, 1861. The company was disbanded near Yorktown, York County, Virginia, on 26 April, 1862.
Company Unlettered Richmond Fayette Artillery: CAPT. H C CABELL
The company was mustered in state service at Richmond, Virginia, by Colonel & Adjutant General J B Baldwin, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 25 April, 1861, and was assigned to Colonel J B Magruder, artillery, Confederate States Army, at the Baptist College Artillery Barracks, Fush Hill, near Richmond, Virginia, on 29 April, 1861. The company was ordered to Gloucester Point, Gloucester County, Virginia, on 8 May, 1861.
Drum Corps: DRUM MAJ. C R M POHLE
Fourteen drummers, including the drummer on duty with the Richmond Greys, Company A, at Norfolk, Virginia, were accepted in state service at Richmond, Virginia, on 21 April, 1861, and were mustered in state service by Colonel & Adjutant General J B Baldwin, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 25 May, 1861.

Wise's Battalion Infantry

Captain O J Wise, Richmond Light Infantry Blues
Senior Captain O J Wise, Richmond Light Infantry Blues, was assigned to command the Wise Battalion Infantry in June 1861.

Company Unlettered Richmond Light infantry Blues: First Lt. F Carter
First Lieutenant F Carter, Richmond Light Infantry Blues, was assigned to command the company in June 1861, and the company was assigned to the 59th Virginia Infantry, Company A (1st), by General Orders No.(?), Headquarters, Wise Brigade, White Sulpher Springs, Greenbrier County, Virginia, on 8 August, 1861. The company was assigned to the 46th Virginia Infantry, Company A, by General Orders No.81, Headquarters, Wise Brigade, White Sulpher Springs, Greenbrier County, Virginia, on 13 August, 1861.
Company Unlettered Beirne's or Monroe Sharpshooters: First Lt. W S Rowan
The company was accepted in state service at Union, Monroe County, Virginia, on 17 May, 1861, and was ordered to Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, Virginia, at 10.30 AM on 12 June, 1861. The company was mustered in state service for one year at Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, Virginia, by Captain G W Carr, infantry, Confederate States Army, on 17 June, 1861, abd was assigned to the 59th Virginia Infantry, Company B (1st), under the command of Captain C J Beirne, by General Orders No.(?), Headquarters, Wise Brigade, White Sulpher Springs, Greenbrier County, Virginia, on 8 August, 1861. The company was assigned to the 60th Virginia Infantry, Company A, by General Orders No.81, Headquarters, Wise Brigade, White Sulpher Springs, Greenbrier County, Virginia, on 13 August, 1861.

Wise's Battalion Infantry, Wise Brigade, was organised in June 1861, and Beirne's or Monroe Sharpshooters was assigned to the 60th Virginia Infantry, Company A, and the Richmond Light Infantry Blues to the 46th Virginia Infantry, Company A, by General Orders No.81, Headquarters, Wise Brigade, White Sulpher Springs, Greenbrier County, Virginia, on 13 August, 1861.

Note: Captain G W Carr, infantry, Confederate States Army, was assigned to Honourable H A Wise by Special Orders No.63, Adjutant & Inspector General's Office, Richmond, Virginia, on 4 June, 1861, and Honourable H A Wise was appointed brigadier general, Confederate States Army, at Richmond, Virginia, on 5 June, 1861. Brigadier General H A Wise, Confederate States Army, arrived by the Virginia Central Railroad at Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia, in the evening on 10 June, 1861.

Pawnee Sunday

The Richmond Howitzer Company, the Richmond Fayette Artillery, and the 1st Virginia Infantry, Company F, were ordered to Wilton's Bluff, on the James River, near Richmond, Virginia, to engage the U. S. S. Pawnee on 21 April, 1861, and arrived in the evening the same day. The Richmond Howitzer Company, the Richmond Fayette Artillery, and the 1st Virginia Infantry, Company F, were ordered to proceed by barges on the James River to Richmond, Virginia, on 22 April, 1861.

Note: The 1st Virginia Infantry, Company F, was ordered to proceed by barges on the James River to Richmond, Virginia, on 22 April, 1861.

Sources

"This company, commanded by Capt. John Dooley, joined the encampment on Saturday with 86 men."

The Richmond Daily Dispatch, 29 April, 1861 - Montgomery Guard

"The R. L. I. Blues, who have been on duty for several weeks past in the vicinity of Aquia Creek and the enemy's cruisers, having been ordered back to this post, returned by the Fredericksburg route yesterday, under the gallant Capt., O. J. Wise."

The Richmond Daily Dispatch, 11 June, 1861 - Returned home

"Among the soldiers here are several companies from Washington city itself. One is commanded by Capt. Schaeffer, formerly of the far-famed National Rifles. There are two other companies of Washington volunteers, (the old National Volunteers,) under the command, respectively, of Capt. Sherman and Cleary."

The Richmond Daily Dispatch, 14 June, 1861

"Four companies of the First Regiment of Virginia Volunteers were at Fairfax Court-House on Monday evening, besides the Warrenton Rifles and five Cavalry Companies, viz.; Ball's, Chesterfield corps; Wickham's, (Hanover,) Prince William, Rappahannock and Black Horse Cavalry, of Fauquier. It was thought probable that Col. Maxcy Gregg's South Carolinians would take the place of the Richmond companies, and permit them to rejoin their Regiment at Manassas Junction."

The Richmond Daily Dispatch, 19 June, 1861 - Military

"About sixty of this splendid company arrived here yesterday afternoon, and went into camp at the Fair Grounds."

The Richmond Enquirer, 20 June, 1861 - Richmond Blues, Lewisburg Era of Saturday

"Lieut. Col. Wm. H. Fry had been with the regiment for several days, and was much liked. Maj. Wm. Munford had been promoted to be Lieutenant Colonel in the Confederate Army, but was with the regiment, and went with four companies to Fairfax C. H. last Tuesday."

The Richmond Daily Dispatch, 24 June, 1861 - From Manassas Junction

"On Thursday evening the detachment of the 1st Regiment stationed at Fairfax Courthouse, with the Warrenton and Prince William, Rifles, received orders to march to this place, which I must say did not please our boys very well, for having been sent forward, they did not like the idea of going backward when the enemy was almost within sight."

The Richmond Daily Dispatch, 25 June, 1861 - Camp Pickens, 22 June, 1861

"The Washington Volunteers, Company A, Capt. Sherman, have been attached to the First Regiment, and are now in camp with us. They are a gallant company, and will prove a valuable acquisition to our forces."

The Richmond Daily Dispatch, 1 July, 1861 - Camp Pickens

"Gen. Wise was then in Charleston, and Capt. O. J. Wise's company, the Richmond Blues, left Charleston about 10 o'clock at night, June 29th, for Gilmer county, in consequence of having learned that about 100 of the enemy had crossed over and were committing depredations."

The Richmond Daily Dispatch, 10 July, 1861 - Charleston, Kanawha County, 30 June, 1861

"The Beaureguard Rifles were mustered into the service of Virginia at Camp Pickens on 22 June, and at First Manassas the company was part of a provisional battalion under Captain F B Schaeffer's command. E H Cummins, First Lieutenant, was in command of the Rifles at the time of the battle and their transfer to the 1st Virginia Infantry."

The Virginia Regimental Histories Series: First Virginia Infantry, Third Edition, by L A Wallace, Jr.

"Colonel Moore of the 1st was shot through the arm and side, Captain J K Lee, 1st, mortally wounded, it is thought, and by our own men, Lieutenant Harman slightly wounded, Colonel Fry, 1st, had a sunstroke and had to be carried off; his horse was shot."

Annals of the Lynchburg Home Guard, prepared by request by Charles M Blackford, Jr.

"Thus we had but seven companies, until the middle of July, just before the battle of Bull Run, a company from Washington, D C, commanded by Captain Sherman, was attached to the regiment as Company E, and at Centreville another company, Captain Shafer's, also from Washington, was temporarily attached as Company F."

"Captain Shafer's company, from Washington - about 60 men - was added to the regiment as Company F."

War history of the old First Virginia Infantry Regiment, Army of Northern Virginia, by Charles T Loehr

Richmond Volunteers: The volunteer companies of the City of Richmond and Henrico County, Virginia, 1861-1865, by Louis H Manarin and Lee A Wallace, Jr.

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

Notes

The 1st Virginia Infantry was ordered to rendezvous at Camp Lee, the Hermitage or New Fairgrounds, Fush Hill, near Richmond, Virginia, on 27 April, 1861, and was organised on 1 May, 1861.

Mustered in one year, Richmond, Manassas, & Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, 21, 24, 25,26, & 27 April & 1, 4, & 6 May, 1861: The 1st Virginia Infantry, Company I, was mustered in state service for one year at Richmond, Virginia, by Colonel & Adjutant General J B Baldwin, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 21 April, 1861; Company B for one year on 24 April, 1861; Company C for one year on 25 April, 1861; Company K for one year on 26 April, 1861; Company D for one year on 27 April, 1861; Company F (2nd) for one year at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, by Major G W Brent, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 1 May, 1861; Company H (2nd) for one year at Richmond, Virginia, by Colonel & Adjutant General J B Baldwin, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 4 May, 1861; and Company E (2nd) for one year at Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, by Lieutenant Colonel S Jones, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 6 May, 1861.

Camp Lee, the Hermitage or New Fairgrounds, Fush Hill, near Richmond, Virginia, 23 April 1861: Camp Lee, the Hermitage or New Fairgrounds, Fush Hill, near Richmond, Virginia, was established near Broad Street Station on the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad, under the command of Colonel W Gilham, Virginia Military Institute, on 23 April, 1861, and the Virginia Military Institute Corps Cadets were assigned as drillmasters on 24 April, 1861 (See the 1st Rockbridge Artillery). Brigadier General J H Winder, Confederate States Army, was assigned to command Camp Lee, the Hermitage or New Fairgrounds, Fush Hill, near Richmond, Virginia, on 16 July, 1861, and Colonel C Dimmock, Ordnance, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 18 July, 1861.

Richmond to Norfolk, Virginia, Company A, 21 April, 1861: The 1st Virginia Infantry, Company A, was ordered to proceed by the Richmond & Petersburg Railroad to Norfolk, Virginia, on 21 April, 1861, and arrived by the Norfolk & Petersburg Railroad at the Virginia Hotel, on Commerce Street, Norfolk, the same day. was assigned to the 12th Virginia Infantry, Company G, on 12 July, 1861.

Spotswood Hotel, Richmond, Virginia, Company H (1st), 23 April-8 May, 1861: The 1st Virginia Infantry, Company H (1st), was ordered to Spotswood Hotel, Richmond, Virginia, on 23 April, 1861, and was assigned to the Richmond Howitzer Battalion Artillery, 1st Company, under the command of Major G W Randolph, on 8 May, 1861.

Richmond to Fredericksburg, Virginia, Companies E (1st) & F (1st), 24 April, 1861: The 1st Virginia Infantry, Companies E (1st) and F (1st), were ordered to proceed by the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad to Fredericksburg, Virginia, on 24 April, 1861, and arrived via Hanover Junction, Hanover County, Virginia, in the evening the same day.

Note: The 1st Virginia Infantry, Companies E (1st) and F (1st), and the Sparta Greys were stationed at Fredericksburg Courthouse, Fredericksburg, Virginia, on 25 April, 1861 (See the 30th Virginia Infantry).

Fairgrounds, near Fredericksburg, Virginia, 27 April, 1861: The 1st Virginia Infantry, Companies E (1st) and F (1st), the Sparta Greys, the Purcell Artillery, and the Caroline Light Dragoons were stationed at Camp Mercer, the Fairgrounds, near Fredericksburg, Virginia, on 27 April, 1861.

Note: Lieutenant Colonel R M Cary, Confederate States Army, was assigned to command Camp Mercer, the Fairgrounds, near Fredericksburg, Virginia, on 13 May, 1861.

Manassas Junction and Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, Company F (2nd), 1 May & 23 July, 1861: The Beauregard Rifles was mustered in state service at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, by Major G W Brent, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 1 May, 1861, and was ordered to the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, by Special Orders No.61, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 22 June, 1861. The company was assigned to Schaeffers Battalion Infantry, under the command of Acting Major F B Schaeffer, by Special Orders No.94, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 6 July, 1861, and to the 1st Virginia Infantry, Company F (2nd), at Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.150, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 23 July, 1861 (See Schaeffer's Battalion Infantry).

Fredericksburg, Virginia, to Aquia Creek Landing, overlooking the Potomac River and Aquia Creek, 14 May, 1861: The 1st Virginia Infantry, Companies E (1st) and F (1st), were ordered to proceed by the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad to Aquia Creek Landing, overlooking the Potomac River and Aquia Creek, on 14 May, 1861, and Company E (1st) arrived near Aquia Creek, two miles south of Aquia Creek Landing, overlooking the Potomac River and Aquia Creek, and Company F (1st) at Game Point, near Aquia Creek Landing, overlooking the Potomac River and Aquia Creek, the same day.

Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, to Manassas Junction, Virginia, 22 May & 21 June, 1861: The Washington Volunteers, Company A, arrived by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 22 May, 1861, and was assigned to the 19th Virginia Infantry, Company F (1st), by Special Orders No.54, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, 21 June, 1861 (See the 19th Virginia Infantry).

Richmond to Manassas Junction, Virginia, Companies B, C, D, G, H (2nd), I, & K, 25-26 May, 1861: The 1st Virginia Infantry, Companies B, C, D, G, H (2nd), I, and K, were ordered to proceed by the Virginia Central Railroad to Manassas Junction, Virginia, by Special Orders No.110, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Virginia, at 12 PM on 25 May, 1861, dated 24 May, 1861, and arrived by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad at at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, via Gordonsville, Orange County, Virginia, at 2 PM on 26 May, 1861.

Note: The 1st Virginia Infantry, Companies B, C, D, G, H (2nd), I, and K, were delayed by a collision on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, near Orange Courthouse, Orange County, Virginia, in the evening on 25 May, 1861 (See the 2nd South Carolina Infantry and the Lynchburg Artillery).

Manassas Junction, Virginia, to Mitchell's Ford, on the Bull Run River, Companies B, C, D, G, H (2nd), I, & K, 27 May, 1861: The 1st Virginia Infantry, Companies B, C, D, G, H (2nd), I, and K, were ordered to Mitchell's Ford, on the Bull Run River, at 10 AM on 27 May, 1861, and proceeded to Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, the same day.

Note: The 1st Virginia Infantry, Companies E (1st) and F (1st), were ordered to Manassas Junction, Virginia, by Special Orders No.119, Paragraph II, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Virginia, on 25 May, 1861, and to Fredericksburg, Virginia, by General Orders No.17, Headquarters, Department of Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg, Virginia, on 29 May, 1861.

Skirmish at Aquia Creek Landing, overlooking the Potomac River & Aquia Creek, Companies E (1st) & F (1st), 31 May-1 June, 1861: The 1st Virginia Infantry, Companies E (1st) and and F (1st), were stationed at the rear during the skirmish at Aquia Creek Landing, overlooking the Potomac River and Aquia Creek, between 31 May, 1861, and 1 June, 1861 (See the 2nd Tennessee Infantry).

Note: The 1st Virginia Infantry, Company F (1st), was stationed in the rear during the skirmish at Aquia Creek, on the Potomac River, between 10.30 PM on 31 May, 1861, and 1.30 AM on 1 June, 1861.

Manassas Junction to Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, Companies B, D, G, & K, 1-2 June, 1861: The 1st Virginia Infantry, Companies B, D, G, and K, under the command of Major W Munford, were ordered to proceed by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad to Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 11 PM on 1 June, 1861, and arrived via Fairfax Station and Farr's Crossroad's, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 1 AM on 2 June, 1861 (See the Skirmish at Fairfax Courthouse). Companies B, D, G, and K were assigned to detached duty, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel R S Ewell, at Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, between 2 and 21 June, 1861.

Note: The 1st Virginia Infantry, Companies B, D, G, and K, were ordered to Manassas Junction, Virginia, by Special orders No.4, Headquarters, Department of Alexandria, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 4 June, 1861.

General Orders No.25, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Virginia, 8 June, 1861: The 1st 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.

Fredericksburg to Richmond & Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, Virginia, Company E (1st), 10-14 June, 1861: The 1st Virginia Infantry, Company E (1st), was ordered to proceed by the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad to Richmond, Virginia, on 10 June, 1861, and arrived at Camp Lee, the Hermitage or New Fairgrounds, Fush Hill, near Richmond, Virginia, the same day. Company E (1st) was ordered to proceed by the Virginia Central Railroad to Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, Virginia, in the morning on 13 June, 1861, and arrived on 14 June, 1861.

Note: The 1st Virginia Infantry, Company E (1st), was assigned to the 59th Virginia Infantry, Company A (1st), by General Orders No.(?), Headquarters, Wise Brigade, White Sulpher Springs, Greenbrier County, Virginia, on 8 August, 1861. The company was assigned to the 46th Virginia Infantry, Company A, by General Orders No.81, Headquarters, Wise Brigade, White Sulpher Springs, Greenbrier County, Virginia, on 13 August, 1861.

Fredericksburg to Richmond, Virginia, Company F (1st), 14 June, 1861: The 1st Virginia Infantry, Company F (1st), was ordered to proceed by the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad to Richmond, Virginia, on 14 June, 1861, and arrived at Camp Lee, the Hermitage or New Fairgrounds, Fush Hill, near Richmond, Virginia, the same day.

Note: The 1st Virginia Infantry, Company F (1st), was assigned to the 21st Virginia Infantry, Company F, on 28 June, 1861, and Company E (1st) to the 59th Virginia Infantry, Company A, on 9 August, 1861.

Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, to Manassas Junction, Virginia, Companies B, D, G, & K, 21 June, 1861: The 1st Virginia Infantry, Companies B, D, G, and K, were ordered to Manassas Junction, Virginia, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel W H Fry, by Special Orders No.46, Headquarters, Department of Alexandria, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, at 5 AM on 21 June, 1861, 19 June, 1861, and were accompanied by the 17th Virginia Infantry, Companies F and K. Companies B, D, G, and K arrived by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, via Fairfax Station, Fairfax County, Virginia, the same day (See the 17th Virginia Infantry).

Note: The 1st Virginia Infantry was assigned to the Fourth Brigade, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Colonel G H Terrett, by General Orders No.20, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, on 20 June, 1861.

Manassas Junction to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, Company E (2nd), 22 June, 1861: The Washington Volunteers, Company A, 19th Virginia Infantry, Company F (1st), was ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 8 AM on 22 June, 1861 (See the 19th Virginia Infantry).

Note: The Washington Volunteers, Company A, 19th Virginia Infantry, Company F (1st), was assigned to the 1st Virginia Infantry, Company E (2nd), by Special Orders No.59, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 22 June, 1861.

Centreville, Fairfax County, to Manassas Junction, Virginia, Company E (2nd), 24 June, 1861: The Washington Volunteers, Company A, was ordered to Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 24 June, 1861, and arrived at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, the same day.

Note: Brigadier General J Longstreet arrived by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 2 July, 1861, and was assigned to command the Fourth Brigade, Army of the Potomac, by Special Orders No.92, Headquarters, Department of Alexandria, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 5 July, 1861.

Manassas Junction to Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, 8 July, 1861: The 1st Virginia Infantry was ordered to Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, on 8 July, 1861, and arrived the same day.

Skirmish at Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, 18 July, 1861: The 1st Virginia Infantry was engaged in the skirmish at Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, between 12 PM and 4 PM on 18 July, 1861, and was ordered to the rear of Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, in the evening the same day.

After the first battle of Manassas the 1st Virginia Infantry was stationed at Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, in the evening on 21 July, 1861.

Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, to the junction of the Old Braddock Road and the Union Mills & Centreville Road, near Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 24 July, 1861: The 1st Virginia Infantry was ordered to the junction of the Old Braddock Road and the Union Mills & Centreville Road, near Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.146, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, in the morning on 24 July, 1861, dated 22 July, 1861, and arrived the same day.

Note: The 1st Virginia Infantry was assigned to the Fourth Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Brigadier General J Longstreet, by Special Orders No.169, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, on 25 July, 1861.

Organisation of Fourth Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, 25 July, 1861: 1st Virginia Infantry, 7th Virginia Infantry, 11th Virginia Infantry, 17th Virginia Infantry, Richmond Howitzer Battalion Artillery, 1st Company; 30th Virginia Cavalry, Companies B, E, F, and I

Note: The Beauregard Rifles was assigned to the 1st Virginia Infantry, Company F (2nd), near Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 24 July, 1861 (See Schaeffer's Battalion Infantry).

Centreville to Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, 10 August, 1861: The 1st Virginia Infantry was ordered to Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.216, Paragraph III, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 10 August, 1861, dated 9 August, 1861, and arrived at Camp Harrison, Headquarters, Fourth Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, near Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, the same day.

Reorganised near Yorktown, York County, Virginia, 27 April, 1862: The 1st Virginia Infantry was reorganised near Yorktown, York County, Virginia, on 27 April, 1862.

Surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse, Appomattox County, Virginia, 9 April, 1865: The 1st Virginia Infantry, under the command of Major General G E Pickett, surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse, Appomattox County, Virginia, on 9 April, 1865.

Brigadier General J Longstreet, Confederate States Army, Fourth Brigade, Army of the Potomac: Major J Longstreet, paymaster, United States Army, resigned at Alburqueue, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, on 1 June, 1861, and was stationed at Galveston, on Galveston and Pelican Islands, Galveston County, Texas, on 10 June, 1861. Lieutenant Colonel J Longstreet, infantry, Confederate States Army, proceeded by schooner to Richmond, Virginia, at 2 PM on 11 June, 1861, and arrived at Brashear City, Berwick's Bay, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, in the evening on 14 June, 1861. He arrived at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, in the evening on 16 June, 1861, and proceeded by the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad to Richmond, Virginia, in the evening on 17 June, 1861. Lieutenant Colonel J Longstreet was appointed brigadier general, Confederate States Army, on 17 June, 1861, and arrived by the Richmond & Danville Railroad at Richmond, Virginia, on 21 June, 1861. Brigadier General J Longstreet, Confederate States Army, arrived by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 2 July, 1861, and was assigned to command the Fourth Brigade, Army of the Potomac, by Special Orders No.92, Headquarters, Department of Alexandria, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 5 July, 1861.

Note: Major J Longstreet, paymaster, United States Army, was appointed lieutenant colonel, infantry, Confederate States Army, at Richmond, Virginia, on 1 May, 1861, dated 16 March, 1861.

The 1st Virginia Infantry was assigned to the Fourth Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Brigadier General J Longstreet, by Special Orders No.169, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, on 25 July, 1861.

Reports

OFFICIAL REPORT No.100: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), pp543-544
Brigadier General J Longstreet, Confederate States Army, Fourth Brigade, Army of the Potomac, dated 28 July, 1861