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Fourth Brigade, Army of the Potomac

Private M S Hunt, Company E, 5th North Carolina State Troops

Private M S Hunt, 5th North Carolina State Troops, Company E

Fifth North Carolina State Troops

Mustered in Confederate service for the of war 15 July, 1861. Eight companies arrived at Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 19 July, 1861. Stationed at Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, 21 July, 1861

COLONEL D K MCRAE
D K McRae was apponited colonel, 5th Norh Carolina State Troops, on 15 May, 1861, dated 8 May, 1861, and was detained at Weldon, Halifax County, North Carolina, due to illness on 15 July, 1861. Colonel D K McRae, 5th Norh Carolina State Troops, was not present for duty during the first battle of Manassas on 21 July, 1861.

LIEUTENANT COLONEL J P JONES
J P Jones was appointed lieutenant colonel, 5th North Carolina State Troops, on 15 May, 1861, and was temporarily assigned to command the 5th North Carolina State Troops on 15 July, 1861.

MAJOR J C BADHAM
J C Badham was appointed major, 5th Norh Carolina State Troops, on 15 May, 1861, dated 8 May, 1861, and was not present for duty due to illness on the 21 July, 1861. Reverend J Sinclair, chaplin, was appointed, acting major and chaplin, 5th Norh Carolina State Troops, during the first battle of Manassas on 21 July, 1861.

Company A Ellis Guards: CAPT. P J SINCLAIR
The company was accepted in state service at Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina, on 15 May, 1861, and was mustered in state service for the war at Camp Winslow, in the vicinity of the Roanoke River, east of Halifax, Halifax County, North Carolina, 20 June 1861.
Company B Gates Guards: CAPT. W J HILL
The company was accepted in state service at Gates County, North Carolina, on 15 May, 1861, and was mustered in state service for the war at Camp Winslow, in the vicinity of the Roanoke River, east of Halifax, Halifax County, North Carolina, 20 June 1861.
Company C Johnston Light Infantry: CAPT. E D SNEAD
The company was accepted in state service at Johnston County, North Carolina, on 15 May, 1861, and was mustered in state service for the war at Camp Winslow, in the vicinity of the Roanoke River, east of Halifax, Halifax County, North Carolina, 20 June 1861. Captain E D Snead's, 5th North Carolina State Troops, Company C, resignation was accepted by Special Orders No.140, Paragraph I, Adjutant & Inspector General's Office, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, on 1 September, 1861, and First Lieutenant H M Mullins, 5th North Carolina State Troops, Company A, was appointed captain, 5th North Carolina State Troops, Company C, on 17 August, 1861.
Company D Newbern Light Infantry or Beatties Ford Riflemen: CAPT. J BROOKFIELD
The company was accepted in state service at Kinston, Lenoir County, North Carolina, on 30 May, 1861, dated 15 May, 1861, and was mustered in state for the war service at Camp Winslow, in the vicinity of the Roanoke River, east of Halifax, Halifax County, North Carolina, on 13 July, 1861, dated 20 June, 1861.
Company E Rowan Boys: CAPT. S REeVES
The company was accepted in state service at Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina, on 15 May, 1861, and was mustered in state service for the war at Camp Winslow, in the vicinity of the Roanoke River, east of Halifax, Halifax County, North Carolina, 20 June 1861.
Company F Tar River Guards or Bertie Boys: CAPT. T M GARRETT
The company was accepted in state service at Bertie County, North Carolina, on 15 May, 1861, and was mustered in state service for the war at Camp Winslow, in the vicinity of the Roanoke River, east of Halifax, Halifax County, North Carolina, 20 June 1861.
Company G Dixie Defenders: CAPT. N A H GODdIN
The company was accepted in state service at Wilson County, North Carolina, on 15 May, 1861, and was mustered in state service for the war at Camp Winslow, in the vicinity of the Roanoke River, east of Halifax, Halifax County, North Carolina, 20 June 1861. Captain N A H Goddin, 5th North Carolina State Troops, resigned on 25 July, 1861, and was accepted by Special Orders No.127, Paragraph XII, Adjutant & Inspector General's Office, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, on 18 August, 1861. First Lieutenant T P Thompson, 5th North Carolina State Troops, Company B, was appointed captain, 5th North Carolina State Troops, Company G, on 17 August, 1861, and was assigned to command the 5th North Carolina State Troops, Company G, at Camp Ellis, in the vicinity of Wolf Run Shoals Ford, on the Occoquan River, between 24 and 29 August, 1861.
Company H Gates Minute Men: CAPT. S D DOUGE
The company was accepted in state service at Gates County, North Carolina, on 30 April, 1861, dated 15 May, 1861, and was mustered in state service for the war at Camp Winslow, in the vicinity of the Roanoke River, east of Halifax, Halifax County, North Carolina, 20 June 1861.
Company I: CAPT. J W LEA
The company was accepted in state service at Caswell County, North Carolina, on 15 May, 1861, and was mustered in state service for the war at Camp Winslow, in the vicinity of the Roanoke River, east of Halifax, Halifax County, North Carolina, 20 June 1861. The company was not present at the first battle of Manassas on 21 July, 1861.
Company K: CAPT. H C JONES, JR.
The company was accepted in state service at Rowan County, North Carolina, on 15 May, 1861, and was mustered in state service for the war at Camp Winslow, in the vicinity of the Roanoke River, east of Halifax, Halifax County, North Carolina, 20 June 1861. The company was not present at the first battle of Manassas on 21 July, 1861.

Sources

"The Ellis Guards, Capt. Sinclair, from Fayetteville, also left Raleigh on Sunday for Garysburg."

The Carolina Observer (Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina), 10 June, 1861 - Thursday evening, 6 June, 1861

"Col. McRae's regiment is stationed at Halifax, in this State, at Camp Win-slow. There are only five companies yet in camp. The Col, is not a slow team himself."

The Raleigh Weekly Standard, 26 June, 1861

"The good old North State is pouring forth her legions without stint in the present war. Yesterday arrived the splendidly armed and equipped Fifth Regiment, composed of stalwart and gallant sons of our sturdy and unconquerable south-side neighbor, commanded by Col. Duncan K. McRae. They marched in town about 12 o'clock, and, proceeded by a drum corps, went into camp near Howard's Grove. The regiment numbered about 1,100 men."

The Richmond Daily Dispatch, 17 July, 1861 - Fifth Regiment North Carolina Volunteers

"The portion of Col. Duncan K. McRae's Fifth Regiment North Carolina Volunteers, which arrived here on Monday, consisted of eight companies, under the command of Lieut. Col. J. P. Jones, the commanding officer being detained at home by sickness."

The Richmond Daily Dispatch, 18 July, 1861 - Fifth Regiment N.C. State troops

"A bright, sunny evening witnessed the departure of eight companies of this gallant and promising regiment, the 5th, for the scene of action in Virginia."

The Richmond Daily Dispatch, 20 July, 1861 - Camp Winslow, Halifax, N. C., 16 July, 1861

Books/ Manuscripts

Histories of the several regiments and battalions from North Carolina, in the Great War 1861-'65, Volume 1, written by members of the respective commands and edited by Walter Clark, lieutenant colonel, 17th North Carolina State Troops

Supplement to the Official Records: Part II, Record of Events, Volume 48, Serial No.60: Record of events for the Fifth North Carolina Infantry, May 1861-February 1865, edited by James B Hewett

Register of North Carolina troops, 1861, Adjutant General's Office, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1st November, 1861

Roster of North Carolina troops in the War Between the States during the years 1861, 1862, 1863, 1864 and 1865, Volume 1, by John W Moore

Notes

The 5th North Carolina State Troops was organised under the act of the General Assembly of North Carolina, on 16 May, 1861, dated 8 May, 1861, and was mustered in state service for the war at Camp Winslow, in the vicinity of the Roanoke River, east of Halifax, Halifax County, North Carolina, on 20 June, 1861.

Note: The 5th North Carolina State Troops, Company A, was stationed at Raleigh, Cumberland County, North Carolina, on 1 June, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Raleigh & Gaston Railroad to Garysburg, Northampton County, North Carolina, on 2 June, 1861.

Mustered for the war, Camp Winslow, in the vicinity of the Roanoke River, east of Halifax, Halifax County, North Carolina, 15 July, 1861: The 5th North Carolina State Troops was mustered in Confederate service for the war at Camp Winslow, in the vicinity of the Roanoke River, east of Halifax, Halifax County, North Carolina, by Adjutant General J G Martin, North Carolina State Troops, on 15 July, 1861.

Camp Winslow, in the vicinity of the Roanoke River, east of Halifax, Halifax County, North Carolina, to Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, & H, 15-16 July, 1861: The 5th North Carolina State Troops, Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and H, were ordered to proceed by the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad to Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, on 15 July, 1861, and arrived by the Weldon Railroad at Petersburg, Dinwiddie County, Virginia, via Weldon, Halifax County, North Carolina, in the morning on 16 July, 1861. Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and H were ordered to proceed by the Richmond & Petersburg Railroad to Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, the same day and arrived at 12 PM on 16 July, 1861.

Note: Colonel D K McRae, 5th North Carolina State Troops, was detained at Weldon, Halifax County, North Carolina, due to illness on 15 July, 1861.

Richmond, Henrico County, to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 18-19 July, 1861: The 5th North Carolina State Troops was ordered to proceed by the Virginia Central Railroad to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.224, Paragraph V, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, in the evening on 18 July, 1861, dated 17 July, 1861, and arrived by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, at 12 AM on 19 July, 1861.

Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, to Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, 19 July, 1861: The 5th North Carolina State Troops was ordered to Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, at 2 PM on 19 July, 1861.

Note: The 5th North Carolina State Troops 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 5th North Carolina State Troops was stationed at Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, in the evening on 21 July, 1861.

Camp Winslow, in the vicinity of the Roanoke River, east of Weldon, Halifax County, North Carolina, to Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, Companies I & K, 23 July, 1861: The 5th North Carolina State Troops, Companies I and K, arrived by the Richmond & Petersburg Railroad at Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, in the morning on 23 July, 1861, and were ordered to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.230, Paragraph XI, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, on 23 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 5th North Carolina State Troops was 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.

Organisation of Sixth Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, 25 July, 1861: Colonel J A Early, 24th Virginia Infantry; 24th Virginia Infantry, Lieutenant Colonel P Hairston, Jr.; 5th North Carolina States Troops, Colonel D K McRae; 11th North Carolina Infantry, Colonel W W Kirkland; 13th North Carolina Infantry, Colonel J F Hoke

Note: The 5th North Carolina Infantry was assigned to the Sixth Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Colonel J A Early, 24th Virginia Infantry, by Special Orders No.169, Paragraph I, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 25 July, 1861, and the 11th North Carolina Infantry was assigned to the Seventh Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Brigadier General G B Crittenden, Confederate States Army, at Pageland, two miles northeast of Gainesville, Prince William County, Virginia, on 29 August, 1861.

One mile southwest of Centreville, Fairfax County, to Camp Wigfall, J J Wilcoxen's Farm, east of the intersection of Union Mills & Hooe's Hill Roads, Prince William County, Virginia, 31 July, 1861: The 5th North Carolina State Troops was stationed at Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, between 24 and 31 July, 1861, and arrived at Camp Wigfall, J J Wilcoxen's Farm, east of the intersection of Union Mills and Hooe's Hill Roads, Prince William County, Virginia, on 31 July, 1861 (See the 13th North Carolina Infantry).

Camp Wigfall, J J Wilcoxen's Farm, east of the intersection of Union Mills & Hooe's Hill Roads, Prince William County, to Wolf Run Shoals Ford, on the Occoquan River, 24 August, 1861, dated 21 August, 1861: The 5th North Carolina State Troops was ordered to Wolf Run Shoals Ford, on the Occoquan River, by Special Orders No.257, Paragraph II, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 24 August, 1861, dated 21 August, 1861, and arrived at Camp Ellis, in the vicinity of Wolf Run Shoals Ford, on the Occoquan River, on 24 August, 1861.

Camp Ellis, in the vicinity of Wolf Run Shoals Ford, on the Occoquan River, to Fairfax Station, Fairfax County, Virginia, 29 August, 1861: The 5th North Carolina State Troops was ordered to Fairfax Station, Fairfax County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.280, Paragraph I, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, at 2 PM on 29 August, 1861, and was stationed at Fairfax Station, Fairfax County, Virginia, between 29 and 30 August, 1861.

Fairfax Station, Fairfax County, to Mason's Hill, west of the Columbia Turnpike, two & a half miles southwest of Arlington Mills, Alexandria County, Virginia, 30-31 August, 1861: The 5th North Carolina State Troops and the 24th Virginia Infantry, under the command of Brigadier General J A Early, Confederate States Army, were ordered to Mason's Hill, west of the Columbia Turnpike, two and a half miles southwest of Arlington Mills, Alexandria County, Virginia, at 8 PM on 30 August, 1861, and arrived in the morning on 31 August, 1861 (See the 24th Virginia Infantry).

Note: The 5th North Carolina State Troops was stationed at Mason's Hill, west of the Columbia Turnpike, two and a half miles southwest of Arlington Mills, Alexandria County, Virginia, between 31 August and 2 September, 1861.

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.

Surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse, Appomattox County, Virginia, 9 April, 1865: The 5th North Carolina State Troops, under the command of Captain J M Taylor, surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse, Appomattox County, Virginia, on 9 April, 1865.

North Carolina State Troops, 8 May, 1861: Ten regiments of North Carolina State Troops, numbering 1st to 10th, were organised to serve during the war on 8 May, 1861, and thirteen regiments of volunteers for twelve months service were authorised, numbering 1st to 8th and 10th to 14th on 10 May, 1861. Special Orders No.222, Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, 14 November, 1861, authorised the original ten regiments of state troops to keep their numbering and the volunteers to be redesignated and all units were subsequently known as North Carolina State Troops.

The 5th North Carolina State Troops was assigned to the Sixth Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Colonel J A Early, by Special Orders No.169, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 25 July, 1861.

Reports

OFFICIAL REPORT: Series I, Volume 51, Part I (Serial No.107), pp32-33
Lieutenant Colonel J P Jones, Fifth North Carolina Infantry, dated Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, 22 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