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Fourth Brigade, Army of the Potomac

Thirtieth Virginia Cavalry, Company E

Arrived at Milford Mills, on Broad Run, four and a half miles west of Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 25 June, 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

CAPTAIN E WHITEHEAD, Amherst Mounted Rangers, 30th Virginia Cavalry, Company E

The company was accepted in state service at Amherst Courthouse, Amherst County, Virginia, on 12 May, 1861, and was mustered in state service for one year at Camp Davis, a quarter of a mile southwest of College Hill, Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, by Lieutenant Colonel D A Langhorne, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 29 May, 1861 (See the 30th Virginia Cavalry).

Source

"This company arrived here yesterday evening. They are a fine looking body of men, commanded by Capt. Edgar Whitehead and number 70. They are uniformed and armed with double barreled shot guns and revolvers, and are to be attached to Col. Radford's regiment of mounted rangers."

The Richmond Enquirer (Semi-weekly Edition), 28 May, 1861 - Amherst Mounted Rangers

Books/ Manuscripts

The Virginia Regimental Histories Series: Second Virginia Cavalry, First Edition, No.990 of 1000, by R J Driver, Jr. & H E Howard

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

Notes

The Amherst Mounted Rangers was accepted in state service at Amherst Courthouse, Amherst County, Virginia, on 12 May, 1861, and was stationed at Camp Davis, a quarter of a mile southwest of College Hill, Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, on 29 May, 1861.

Mustered in one year at Camp Davis, a quarter of a mile southwest of College Hill, Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, 29 May, 1861: The Amherst Mounted Rangers was mustered in state service for one year at Camp Davis, a quarter of a mile southwest of College Hill, Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, by Lieutenant Colonel D A Langhorne, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 29 May, 1861.

Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, to Millford Mills, on Broad Run, four & a half miles west of Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 23-25 June, 1861: The Amherst Mounted Rangers was ordered to Manassas Junction, Virginia, at 7.30 AM on 23 June, 1861, and was accompanied by the 30th Virginia Cavalry, Companies F, G, H, and I, under the command of Colonel R C W Radford. The company arrived at Orange Courthouse, Orange County, Virginia, ay 10 AM the same day and was stationed at Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, at 6.30 PM on 23 June, 1861. The Amherst Mounted Rangers was ordered to White Sulphur Springs, on the Rappahannock River, four miles southeast of Waterloo, Fauquier County, Virginia, at 7 AM on 24 June, 1861, and arrived at White Sulphur Springs, on the Rappahannock River, four miles southeast of Waterloo, Fauquier County, via Jeffersonville, Tazewell County, Virginia, at 3 PM the same day. The company was ordered to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, at 6.30 AM on 25 June, 1861, and arrived at Milford Mills, on Broad Run, four and a half miles west of Manassas Junction, Prince William County, via Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia, at 6 PM the same day.

Millford Mills, on Broad Run, & and a half miles west of Manassas Junction, Prince William County, to Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, 30 June, 1861: The Amherst Mounted Rangers was ordered to Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, under the command of Colonel R C W Radford, by Special Orders No.74, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, at 6 AM on 30 June, 1861, and was accompanied by the 30th Virginia Cavlary, Companies F, G, H, and I. The company arrived at Camp Radford, in the vicinity of Fairfax Courthouse via Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 5 PM the same day.

Withdrawal to Mitchell's Ford, on the Bull Run River, 17 July, 1861: The Amherst Mounted Rangers was ordered to withdraw to Mitchell's Ford, on the Bull Run River, on 17 July, 1861.

Note: The Amherst Mounted Rangers was assigned to the Fourth Brigade, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Brigadier General J Longstreet, at Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, on 19 July, 1861.

After the first battle of Manassas the Amherst Mounted Rangers was stationed at Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, in the evening on 21 July, 1861.

Follow & observe the enemyin the vicinity of Centreville & Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, 22 July, 1861: The Amherst Mounted Rangers was ordered to follow and observe the enemy, to pick up stragglers, and secure relinquished property in the vicinity of Centreville and Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning on 22 July, 1861, and was accompanied by Colonel F B Terry, Independent Texas Rangers (See the Independent Texas Rangers). The company arrived at Fairfax Courthouse via Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, the same day and was ordered to Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, in the evening on 22 July, 1861.

Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, to one & a half miles southeast of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 24 July, 1861: The Amherst Mounted Rangers was ordered one and a half miles southeast of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.146, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, in the morning on 24 July, 1861, dated 22 July, 1861.

Note: The Amherst Mounted Rangers was assigned to the Fourth Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel T T Munford, 30th Virginia Cavalry, by Special Orders No.169, Paragraph III, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 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 Amherst Mounted Rangers was stationed at Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 28 July, 1861.

One & a half miles southeast of Centreville, to Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, 11 August, 1861: The Amherst Mounted Rangers was ordered to Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.216, Paragraph III, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 11 August, 1861, dated 9 August, 1861, and arrived at Camp Harrison, Headquarters, Fourth Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, the same day.

Disbanded at Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, 11 April, 1865: The 2nd Virginia Cavalry and the 6th Virginia Cavalry were disbanded at Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, on 11 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, Henrico County, 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, Henrico County, 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, Henrico County, Virginia, on 21 June, 1861. Brigadier General J Longstreet, Confederate States Army, arrived by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, 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, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 5 July, 1861.

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

The 30th Virginia Cavalry, Companies E, F, H, and K, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel T T Munford, were assigned to the Fourth Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Brigadier General J Longstreet, by Special Orders No.169, Paragraph III, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 25 July, 1861.

Reports

OFFICIAL REPORT NO.124: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), Chapter IX, p573
Captain E Whitehead, Thirtieth Virginia Cavalry, of pursuit, 22 July, 1861, dated in the vicinity of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 28 July, 1861

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