The Fourth Alabama Painting by Don Troiani

Second Brigade, Army of the Potomac

Colonel R E Rodes, 5th Alabama Infantry

Colonel R E Rodes, 5th Alabama Infantry

Fifth Alabama Infantry

Mustered in Confederate service for one year 13 and 15 May, 1861, dated 13 May, 1861. Arrived at Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 19 June, 1861. Stationed at Union Mills Ford, on the Bull Run River, 21 July, 1861

COLONEL R E RODES
Captain R E Rodes, 5th Alabama Infantry, Company H, was appointed colonel, 5th Alabama Infantry, at Montgomery, Mountgomery County, Alabama, on 13 May, 1861, dated 11 May, 1861.

LIEUTENANT COLONEL A C JONES
Captain A C Jones, 5th Alabama Infantry, Company I, was appointed colonel, 5th Alabama Infantry, at Montgomery, Mountgomery County, Alabama, on 13 May, 1861, dated 11 May, 1861.

MAJOR J T MORGAN
J T Morgan was appointed colonel, 5th Alabama Infantry, at Montgomery, Mountgomery County, Alabama, on 13 May, 1861, dated 11 May, 1861.

Company A Grove Hill Guards: CAPT. J M HALL
The company was accepted in Confederate service for one year at Grove Hill, Clarke County, Alabama, on 6 May, 1861, and the company was ordered to proceed by the steamer Southern Republic on the Alabama River to Montgomery, Mountgomery County, Alabama, on 6 May, 1861. The company arrived at Camp Jeff Davis, Alabama State Agricultural Society Fairgrounds, at the rear of the Montgomery & West Point Railroad, north of Montgomery, Mountgomery County, Alabama, on 8 May, 1861, and J M Hall, 5th Alabama Infantry, Company A, arrived at Montgomery, Mountgomery County, Alabama, on 11 May, 1861. He was appointed captain, 5th Alabama Infantry, Company A, on 13 May, 1861, dated 21 February, 1861.
Company B Livingston or Sumter Rifles: CAPT. J H DENT
The company was accepted in Confederate service for one year at Livingston, Sumter County, Alabama, on 15 April, 1861, and the company was ordered to Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, on 5 May, 1861. The company arrived by the steamer Southern Republic on the Alabama River at Camp Jeff Davis, Alabama State Agricultural Society Fairgrounds, at the rear of the Montgomery & West Point Railroad, north of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, on 8 May, 1861, and J H Dent was appointed captain, 5th Alabama Infantry, Company B, on 13 May, 1861, dated 8 March, 1861.
Company C Pickensville Blues: CAPT. S H FERGUSON
The company was accepted in Confederate service for one year at Pickensville, Pickens County, Alabama, on 20 April, 1861, and the company was ordered to proceed by the steamer Marengo on the Tombigbee River to Montgomery, Mountgomery County, Alabama, on 6 May, 1861. S H Ferguson was appointed captain, 5th Alabama Infantry, Company C, on 13 May, 1861, dated 16 March, 1861.
Company D Monroe Guards: CAPT. G GOODE
The company was accepted in Confederate service for one year at Pineville, Monroe County, Alabama, on 15 March, 1861, and arrived at Camp Jeff Davis, Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, on 5 May, 1861. Captain G Goode, 5th Alabama Infantry, Company D, arrived at Camp Jeff Davis, Alabama State Agricultural Society Fairgrounds, at the rear of the Montgomery & West Point Railroad, north of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, on 11 May, 1861, and a detachment (15) were assigned to the 2nd Alabama Battalion Light Artillery, Company D, under the command of Captain H H Sengstak, by Special Orders No.36, Adjutant & Inspector General's Office, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, on 13 February, 1862.
Company E Talladega Artillery: CAPT. C M SHELLEY
The company was accepted in Confederate service for one year at Talladega, Talladega County, Alabama, on 1 May, 1861, and the company was ordered to Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, on 1 May, 1861. The company arrived at Camp Jeff Davis, Alabama State Agricultural Society Fairgrounds, at the rear of the Montgomery & West Point Railroad, north of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, on 2 May, 1861, and C M Shelly was appointed captain, 5th Alabama Infantry, Company E, on 13 May, 1861, dated 2 April, 1861.
Company F Sumter Rifle Guards: CAPT. R P BLOUNT
The company was accepted in Confederate in state service for one year at Livingston, Sumter County, Alabama, on 26 April, 1861, and was stationed at Camp Jeff Davis, Alabama State Agricultural Society Fairgrounds, at the rear of the Montgomery & West Point Railroad, north of Montgomery, Mountgomery County Alabama, on 12 May, 1861.
Company G Cahaba Rifles: CAPT. C C PEGUES
The company was accepted in Confederate service for one year at Cahaba, Dallas County, Alabama, on 10 April, 1861, and the company was ordered to Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, on 7 May, 1861. The company arrived by the steamer Southern Republic on the Alabama River at Camp Jeff Davis, Alabama State Agricultural Society Fairgrounds, at the rear of the Montgomery & West Point Railroad, north of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, on 8 May, 1861, and C C Pegues was appointed captain, 5th Alabama Infantry, Company G, on 13 May, 1861, dated 14 January, 1861.
Company H Warrior Guards: CAPT. W H FOWLER
The company was accepted in Confederate service for one year at Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, under the command of Captain R E Rodes, on 22 April, 1861, and the company was ordered to proceed by the steamer Cherokee on the Black Warrior River to Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, on 4 May, 1861. The company arrived at Selma, Dallas County, Alabama, the same day and was ordered to proceed by the steamer Southern Republic on the Alabama River to Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, on 8 May, 1861. The company arrived at Camp Jeff Davis, Alabama State Agricultural Society Fairgrounds, at the rear of the Montgomery & West Point Railroad, north of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, the same day and Captain R E Rodes and First Lieutenant W H Fowler, 5th Alabama Infantry, Company H, were appointed colonel, 5th Alabama Infantry, and captain, 5th Alabama Infantry, Company H, on 13 May, 1861, dated 11 May, 1861. The company was reorganised as Fowler's Artillery, under the command Captain W H Fowler, at Davis' Ford, on Cedar Run, on 28 December, 1861.
Company I Greensboro' Guards: CAPT. E L HOBSON
The company was accepted in Confederate service for one year at Greensboro, Hale County, Alabama, under the command of Captain A C Jones, on 13 April, 1861, and was ordered to Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama, on 5 May, 1861. The arrived by steamer on the Alabama River at Selma, Dallas County, Alabama, via Uniontown, Perry County, Alabama, on 6 May, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the steamer Southern Republic on the Alabama River to Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, on 8 May, 1861. The company arrived at Camp Jeff Davis, Alabama State Agricultural Society Fairgrounds, at the rear of the Montgomery & West Point Railroad, north of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, the same day and Captain A C Jones and Orderly Sergeant E L Hobson, 5th Alabama Infantry, Company H, were appointed lieutenant colonel, 5th Alabama Infantry, and captain, 5th Alabama Infantry, Company I, respectively, on 13 May, 1861, dated 11 May, 1861.
Company K (1st) Mobile Continental State Artillery: CAPT. W H KETCHUM
The company was accepted in Confederate service for one year at Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, on 20 April, 1861, and was ordered to the Magnolia Racecourse, Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, on 2 May, 1861. The was ordered to proceed by the steamer Saint Charles at Dauphin Street Wharf to Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, at 9 AM on 7 May, 1861, and arrived at Camp Jeff Davis, Alabama State Agricultural Society Fairgrounds, at the rear of the Montgomery & West Point Railroad, north of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, on 10 May, 1861. The company was ordered to proceed by the Alabama & Florida Railroad to Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, at 12 PM on 12 May, 1861, and arrived on 13 May, 1861. Captain W H Ketchum resigned on 17 May, 1861, and the company was stationed at Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, under the command of Captain W H Horner, Mobile Continental State Artillery, on 21 June, 1861.
 
Company K (2nd) Barbour Greys: CAPT. E BLACKFORD
The company was accepted in Confederate service for the war at Clayton, Barbour County, Alabama, on 15 May, 1861, and was ordered to Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.50, Paragraph III, Adjutant & Inspectors General's Office, Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, the same day. The company was mustered in Confederate service for the war at Camp Davis, a quarter of a mile southwest of College Hill, Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, by Major & Assistant Adjutant General H L Clay, Confederate States Army, by Special Orders No.195, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, on 17 June, 1861, and E Blackford was appointed captain, 5th Alabama Infantry, Company K (2nd), on 17 June, 1861, dated 9 April, 1861. The company arrived at W Farr's Crossroads, one and a quarter miles south of Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the evening on 9 July, 1861.
Company K (3rd) Hayneville Guards: CAPT. D W JOHNSON
A detachment of the 6th Alabama Infantry, Company E, was assigned to the 5th Alabama Infantry, Company K (3rd), on 27 April, 1862 (See the 6th Alabama Infantry).

Seizure of Fort Morgan, 4 January, 1861

Colonel J B Todd, First Alabama Volunteer Corps

Three companies of the 1st Alabama Volunteer Corps, under the command of Colonel J B Todd, were ordered to proceed by the steamer Kate Dale to seize Fort Morgan, at the mouth of Mobile Bay, opposite Dauphin Island, Mobile County, Alabama, at 11 PM on 3 January, 1861, and arrived at 3 AM on the 4 January, 1861.

Detachment of 1st Alabama Volunteer Corps, 3-4 January, 1861: Colonel J B Todd; Mobile Cadets, Captain R M Sands; German Fusiliers, Captain H Steinberg or First Lieutenant J P Emrich; Independent Rifles, Captain A Stikes; Mobile Continental State Artillery (51), Captain W H Ketchum (See the 12th Alabama Infantry)

Seizure of Fort Morgan, at the mouth of Mobile Bay, opposite Dauphin Island, Mobile County, Alabama, 4 January, 1861: Sergeant S Patterson, United States Ordnance Department, surrendered Fort Morgan, at the mouth of Mobile Bay, opposite Dauphin Island, Mobile County, Alabama, at 5 AM on 4 January, 1861.

Garrison at Fort Morgan, at the mouth of Mobile Bay, opposite Dauphin Island, Mobile County, Alabama, 1st Alabama Volunteer Corps (200), 5 January, 1861: Colonel J B Todd; Mobile Cadets (49), Captain R M Sands; German Fusiliers (51), Captain H Steinberg; Independent Rifles (47), Captain A Stikes; Mobile Continental State Artillery (51), Captain W H Ketchum

Note: The Mobile Cadets, 1st Alabama Volunteer Corps, was on furlough at Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, on 12 January, 1861.

1st Alabama Volunteer Corps stationed at Fort Morgan, at the mouth of Mobile Bay, opposite Dauphin Island, Mobile County, Alabama, 3 January-2 March, 1861: The Mobile Cadets and the German Fusiliers, 1st Alabama Volunteer Corps, were stationed at Fort Morgan, at the mouth of Mobile Bay, opposite Dauphin Island, Mobile County, Alabama, between 3 January and 2 March, 1861; the Independent Rifles, 1st Alabama Volunteer Corps, between 3 January and 1 February, 1861; and the Mobile Continental State Artillery, 1st Alabama Volunteer Corps, between 3 January and 14 February, 1861.

Note: The Mobile Continental State Artillery was ordered to Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, in the evening on 12 January, 1861, and the Mobile Cadets, 1st Alabama Volunteer Corps, was ordered to proceed by the steamer Kate Dale to Fort Morgan, at the mouth of Mobile Bay, opposite Dauphin Island, Mobile County, Alabama, and at 2 PM on 13 January, 1861.

Mobile to Fort Morgan, at the mouth of Mobile Bay, opposite Dauphin Island, Mobile County, Alabama, 13 January, 1861: The Montgomery Rifles, the Governor's Guards, the Independent Blues, and the Lauderdale Rifles, under the command of Captains J B Bibb, T J Goldsby, J Kent, and C Rea, were ordered to Fort Morgan, at the mouth of Mobile Bay, opposite Dauphin Island, Mobile County, Alabama, on 13 January, 1861.

Note: The Montgomery Rifles and the Marion Rifles, under the command of Captains J B Bibb and R T Royston, respectively, were ordered to Fort Morgan, at the mouth of Mobile Bay, opposite Dauphin Island, Mobile County, Alabama, on 8 January, 1861, and the Montgomery Rifles arrived by the steamer Taney on the Mobile River at Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, in the evening on 13 January, 1861. The Independent Blues, under the command of Captain J Kent, was ordered to Fort Morgan, at the mouth of Mobile Bay, opposite Dauphin Island, Mobile County, Alabama, on 11 January, 1861.

Selma, Dallas County, to Fort Morgan, at the mouth of Mobile Bay, opposite Dauphin Island, Mobile County, Alabama, Governor's Guards, 13 January-21 February, 1861: The Governor's Guards, under the command of Captain T J Goldsby, was stationed at Fort Morgan, at the mouth of Mobile Bay, opposite Dauphin Island, Mobile County, Alabama, between 13 January and 21 February, 1861 (See the 4th Alabama Infantry).

Greensboro, Hale County, to Fort Morgan, at the mouth of Mobile Bay, opposite Dauphin Island, Mobile County, Alabama, Greenboro Light Arillery, 16 January-20 February, 1861: The Greenboro' Guards, under the command of Captain A C Jones, arrived at Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, on 15 January, 1861, and was assigned to garrison duty at Fort Morgan, Mobile Bay, at the mouth of Mobile Bay, opposite Dauphin Island, Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, between 16 January and 20 February, 1861.

Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, to Fort Morgan, at the mouth of Mobile Bay, opposite Dauphin Island, Mobile County, Alabama, Warrior Guards, 18 January-15 March, 1861: The Warrior Guards, under the command of Captain R E Rodes, arrived at Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, in the afternoon on 17 January, 1861, and was stationed at Fort Morgan, at the mouth of Mobile Bay, opposite Dauphin Island, Mobile County, Alabama, between 18 January and 15 March, 1861.

Talladega, Talladega County, to Fort Morgan, at the mouth of Mobile Bay, opposite Dauphin Island, Mobile County, Alabama, Talladega Artillery, 28 March & 15 April, 1861: The Talladega Artillery was stationed at Fort Morgan, at the mouth of Mobile Bay, opposite Dauphin Island, Mobile County, Alabama, on 28 March and 15 April, 1861.

Grove Hill, Clarke County, to Fort Morgan, at the mouth of Mobile Bay, opposite Dauphin Island, Mobile County, Alabama, Grove Hill Guards, 5 March, 1861: The Grove Hill Guards was assigned to garrison duty at Fort Morgan, at the mouth of Mobile Bay, opposite Dauphin Island, Mobile County, Alabama, on 5 March, 1861.

Troops stationed at Fort Morgan, at the mouth of Mobile Bay, opposite Dauphin Island, Mobile County, Alabama, Company A, 28 March, 1861: Colonel W J Hardee, cavalry, Confederate States Army; Talladega Artillery (76), Captain P Morgan; Eutaw Rifles (64), Captain S F Nunnelee; Calhoun Guards (100), Captain D P Forney; Camden Rifles (74), Captain B Tait; Coosa Volunteers (83), Captain H W Cox (See the 12th Alabama Infantry); Grove Hill Guards (77), Captain J M Hall; South Alabama Rangers (64), Captain W S Taylor (See the 11th Mississippi Infantry); Lane Guards (78), Captain T C Lanier; Jackson Guards or Stevenson Rifles (125), Captain J B Ragsdale; Suggsville Greys (80), Captain S B Cleveland; Madison Rifles (104), Captain J G Coltart; Claiborne Guards (69), Captain G W Foster; Franklin Blues (83), Captain J Goodwin

Sources

"Mobile, Jan., 4, 1861 - At eleven o'clock last night, the Cadets, Captain Sands; the Fusiliers, Captain Steinberg; the Independent Rifles, Captain Stikes; and the Artillery, Captain Ketchum, embarked on board a steamer and paddled off for Fort Morgan, which guards the jaws of the harbour."

New Orleans Daily Crescent (New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana), 7 January, 1861 - Troops embark for Fort Morgan and Mt. Vernon Arsenal

"About the same hour on thursday night four companies, the 'cadets,' Capt.Sands, the 'Independent Rifles,' Capt. Stikes, and the 'artillery,' Capt. Ketchum, Col. John Todd commanding, embarked on board the steamer Kate Dale, for the lower bay, reached Fort Morgan about 3 o'clock and quietly took possession."

Daily True Delta (New Orleans, Orleans District, New Orleans), 8 January, 1861 - More about the seizure of the U. S. Arsenal and Fort Morgan

"The Advertiser of the 14th inst., says: The steamer Dick Keys left for Fort Morgan at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon, taklin the Mobile cadets, under command of Capt. Sands, and some other companies, whose furloughs have expired. The Cadets relieve the Artillery."

Carrollton Sun (New Orleans, Orleans District, New Orleans), 8 January, 1861 - Military movements in Mobile

"Four companies left Mobile on Sunday for Fort Morgan, to wit: the Rifles, from Montgomery, under Capt. Bibb; the Independent Blues, from Selma, under Capt. Goldsby; the Governor's Guards, from Selma, under Capt. Kent; and the Rifles, from Mississippi, under Capt. Rea. These companies number about fifty men each, making a total of 200 men."

Daily True Delta (New Orleans, Orleans District, New Orleans), 17 January, 1861 - Alabama, Fort Morgan

"The Talladega (Ala) Artillery, Capt. Morgan, passed through Selma on the 25th ult. en route for Fort Morgan, Mobile. They number seventy-six able bodied men and have enlisted for twelve months in the service of the State."

Daily Union & American (Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee), 6 March, 1861

"Montgomery Confederate, 9th. - Six companies arrived in this city on yesterday on the Southern Republic: Greensboro' Guards, Capt. A. C. Jones, 112 men; Warrior Guards, Capt. R. E. R(h)odes, 87 men; Cahaba Rifles, Capt. C. C. Pegues, 100 men; Grove Hill Guards, Capt. J. M. Hall, 86 men; Livingston Rifles, Capt. J. H. Dent, 100 men; and a company from Marengo, 585 men. Some of these companies go to Virginia, others to Pensacola."

Columbus Daily Enquirer (Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia), 10 May, 1861 - Arrival of military companies

"Six hundred troops from Georgia and Alabama arrived today. They are the advanced guard of two thousand recently ordered to this point. They will increase Gen. Bragg's command to about ten thousand - every one of them a man. The new levies are all well uniformed - among them the 'Warrior Guards,' of Tuscaloosa."

Memphis Daily Appeal (Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee), 21 May, 1861 - From Pensacola, more troops, eagerness to enlist: Pensacola, 13 May, 1861

"The Fifth Regiment of Alabama Volunteers, under the command of Col. Rodes, have arrived, and are quartered in the city limits. I visiyed their camp this morning, and found on the right wing the State Artillery, (Continentals,) Capt. W. H. Ketchum, of Mobile. They are supplied with a battery of six pieces, viz; two large 12 pounder rifle cannon; three 12 pounder howitzers; and one 6 pounder cannon; their caissions are to arrive tomorrow."

Evening Star (Washington, D. C.), 23 May, 1861 - Pensacola affairs

"The Warrior Guards, from Tuscalousa, Ala., Captain Wm. Fowler, - 90 men - passed through here yesterday morning en route for the seat of war. The following companies passed through here last evening en route to Virginia, via the State Road: The Cahaba Rifles, Captain Burch - 84 men. Pickensville Blues, Captain Ferguson - 97 men."

Southern Confederacy (Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia), 6 June, 1861 - Movement of Southern troops

"Yesterday morning three companies from Alabama passed through our city on their way to Richmond, viz: The Talladega Artillery Guards, Capt. Shelley - (?) men. Greensboro Light Artillery, Capt. Hobson - 94 men, and another Company under Captain Dent, whose number and appellation we did not learn."

Southern Confederacy (Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia), 7 June, 1861 - Military movements

"The Fifth Alabama Regiment, Co. 'C,' Capt. Ferguson, on their arrival at the Danville Railroad Depot, on Sunday morning, a coloured boy named John, who belonged to W. W. Ball, of Montgomery, Ala., but was in the care of A. A. Ball, attached to the above named company. The company is quartered at the Trotting Track, near the Reservoir."

Richmond Daily Dispatch (Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia), 10 June, 1861 - Left

"The Barbour Greys - A fine company, the Barbour Greys, numbering one hundred men, reached here yesterday from Clayton, Alabama. They are under command of Captain Eugene Blackford, a son of our townsman, Wm. M. Blackford, Esq. The Greys are still here."

The Richmond Whig (Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia), 14 June, 1861 - From Lynchburg

"A dispatch from Lieut. W. F. Ogden, of the Livingston Rifles, 7th Louisiana Regiment, at Manassas, states his company was not in the battle."

Times Picayune (New Orleans, Orleans District, Louisiana), 24 July, 1861 - The Livingston Rifles

Books/ Manuscripts

Guarding Greensboro: A Confederate company in the making of a Southern community, by G Ward Hubbs

"This afternoon a company of cavalry was attached to our regiment."

Voices from Company D: Diaries by the Greensboro Guards, Fifth Alabama Infantry Regiment, Army of Northern Virginia, by G Ward Hubbs

Major General Robert E. Rodes of the Army of Northern Virginia: A biography, by Darrell L Collins

Alabama: Her history, resources, war record, and public men from 1540 to 1872, by Willis Brewer

Notes

The 5th Alabama Infantry was organised at Camp Jeff Davis, Alabama State Agricultural Society Fairgrounds, at the rear of the Montgomery & West Point Railroad, north of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, on 11 May, 1861.

Note: The 5th Alabama Infantry, Company D, was accepted in Confederate service for one year on 15 March, 1861; Company G, on 10 April, 1861; Company I, on 13 April, 1861; Companies C and K (1st), on 20 April, 1861; Company H, on 22 April, 1861; Company F, on 26 April, 1861; Company E, on 1 May, 1861; Company A, on 6 May, 1861.

state Service

The Continental State Artillery, 1st Alabama Volunteer Corps, was stationed at Fort Morgan, at the mouth of Mobile Bay, opposite Dauphin Island, Mobile County, Alabama, between 4 January and 14 February, 1861; the Greensboro Light Artillery between 16 January and 20 February, 1861; the Warrior Guards between 18 January and 15 March, 1861; and the Talladega Artillery and the Grove Hill Guards on 28 March, 1861.

Mobile, Mobile County, to Fort Morgan, at the mouth of Mobile Bay, opposite Dauphin Island, Mobile County, Alabama, Company K (1st), 4 January-14 February, 1861: The Mobile Continental State Artillery, 1st Alabama Volunteer Corps, under the command of Colonel J B Todd, was ordered to proceed by the steamer Kate Dale to seize Fort Morgan, at the mouth of Mobile Bay, opposite Dauphin Island, Mobile County, Alabama, at 11 PM on 3 January, 1861, and was accompanied by the Mobile Cadets, the German Fusiliers, and the Independent Rifles, 1st Alabama Volunteer Corps. The company arrived at Fort Morgan, at the mouth of Mobile Bay, opposite Dauphin Island, Mobile County, Alabama, at 3 AM on the 4 January, 1861, and was assigned to garrison duty between 3 January and 14 February, 1861.

Note: The Mobile Continental State Artillery was ordered to Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, in the evening on 12 January, 1861.

Greensboro, Hale County, to Fort Morgan, at the mouth of Mobile Bay, opposite Dauphin Island, Mobile County, Alabama, Company I, 16 January-20 February, 1861: The Greenboro' Guards, under the command of Captain A C Jones, was ordered to Fort Morgan, at the mouth of Mobile Bay, opposite Dauphin Island, Mobile County, Alabama, in the morning on 13 January, 1861, and arrived at Eastport Landing, on the Black Warrior River, eighteen miles west of Greensboro, Hale County, Alabama, on the Black Warrior River, the same day. The company was ordered to proceed by the steamer Cherokee on the Black Warrior River to Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, on 13 January, 1861, and arrived on 15 January, 1861. The Greenboro' Guards was assigned to garrison duty at Fort Morgan, Mobile Bay, at the mouth of Mobile Bay, opposite Dauphin Island, Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, between 16 January and 20 February, 1861, and was ordered to Greensboro, Hale County, Alabama, in the morning on 20 February, 1861. The company arrived at Greensboro, Hale County, Alabama, in the morning on 22 February, 1861.

Note: The Marion Rifles was ordered to proceed by the steamer Oregon on Mobile Bay to Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, in the evening on 14 January, 1861, and arrived on arrived at Greensboro, Hale County, Alabama, on 5 March, 1861 (See the 11th Mississippi Infantry).

Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, to Fort Morgan, at the mouth of Mobile Bay, opposite Dauphin Island, Mobile County, Alabama, Company H, 18 January-15 March, 1861: The Warrior Guards was ordered to proceed by the steamer L D Wallace on the Black Warrior River to Fort Morgan, at the mouth of Mobile Bay, opposite Dauphin Island, Mobile County, Alabama, in the morning on 15 January, 1861, and arrived at Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, in the afternoon on 17 January, 1861. The company was assigned to garrison duty at Fort Morgan, at the mouth of Mobile Bay, opposite Dauphin Island, Mobile County, Alabama, between on 18 January and 15 March, 1861. The Warrior Guards was ordered to Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, in the morning on 15 March, 1861.

Talladega, Talladega County, to Fort Morgan, at the mouth of Mobile Bay, opposite Dauphin Island, Mobile County, Alabama, Company E, 28 March & 15 April, 1861: The Talladega Artillery was stationed at Fort Morgan, at the mouth of Mobile Bay, opposite Dauphin Island, Mobile County, Alabama, on 28 March and 15 April, 1861.

Note: The Talladega Artillery was stationed at Selma, Dallas County, Alabama, on 25 February, 1861, and Captain P Morgan, Talladega Artillery, resigned at Fort Morgan, at the mouth of Mobile Bay, opposite Dauphin Island, Mobile County, Alabama, on 5 April, 1861.

Grove Hill, Clarke County, to Fort Morgan, at the mouth of Mobile Bay, opposite Dauphin Island, Mobile County, Alabama, Company A, 5 March, 1861: The Grove Hill Guards was assigned to garrison duty at Fort Morgan, at the mouth of Mobile Bay, opposite Dauphin Island, Mobile County, Alabama, on 5 March, 1861.

Confederate Service

The 5th Alabama Infantry was organised at Camp Jeff Davis, Alabama State Agricultural Society Fairgrounds, at the rear of the Montgomery & West Point Railroad, north of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, on 13 May, 1861, dated 11 May, 1861.

Talladega, Talladega County, to Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, Company D, 1-2 May, 1861: The Tallageda Artillery was ordered to Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, on 1 May, 1861, and arrived at Camp Jeff Davis, Alabama State Agricultural Society Fairgrounds, at the rear of the Montgomery & West Point Railroad, north of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, on 2 May, 1861.

Pineville, Monroe County, to Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, Company E, 5 May, 1861: The Monroe Guards arrived at Camp Jeff Davis, Alabama State Agricultural Society Fairgrounds, at the rear of the Montgomery & West Point Railroad, north of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, on 5 May, 1861.

Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, to Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, Company H, 4-8 May, 1861: The Warrior Guards was ordered to proceed by the steamer Cherokee on the Black Warrior River to Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, at 10 AM on 4 May, 1861, and arrived at Newbern, Hale County, via Candy's Landing, on the Black Warrior River, seven miles northeast of Demopolis, Marengo County, Alabama, the same day. The company arrived by the Alabama & Mississippi Railroad at Slema, Dallas County, via Uniontown, Perry County, Alabama, on 5 May, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the steamer Southern Republic on the Alabama River to Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, in the morning on 8 May, 1861. The Warrior Guards arrived at Camp Jeff Davis, Alabama State Agricultural Society Fairgrounds, at the rear of the Montgomery & West Point Railroad, north of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama,in the evening the same day.

Note: The Livingston or Sumter Rifles, the Greensboro' Guards, the Grove Hill Guards, and the Cahaba Rifles were stationed at Slema, Dallas County, Alabama, in the morning on 8 May, 1861.

Livingston, Sumter County, to Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, Company B, 5-8 May, 1861: The Livingston or Sumter Rifles were ordered to Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, on 5 May, 1861, and arrived by the Alabama & Mississippi Railroad at Slema, Dallas County, Alabama, the same day. The company was ordered to proceed by the steamer Southern Republic on the Alabama River to Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, in the morning on 8 May, 1861, and arrived at Camp Jeff Davis, Alabama State Agricultural Society Fairgrounds, at the rear of the Montgomery & West Point Railroad, north of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, in the evening the same day.

Note: The Warrior Guards, the Greensboro' Guards, the Grove Hill Guards, and the Cahaba Rifles were stationed at Slema, Dallas County, Alabama, in the morning on 8 May, 1861.

Greensboro, Hale County, to Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, Company I, 5-8 May, 1861: The Greensboro' Guards was ordered to Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama, on 5 May, 1861, and arrived by the Alabama & Mississippi Railroad at Selma, Dallas County, via Newbern, Hale County, and Uniontown, Perry County, Alabama, on 6 May, 1861. The company was ordered to proceed by the steamer Southern Republic on the Alabama River to Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, in the morning on 8 May, 1861, and arrived at Camp Jeff Davis, Alabama State Agricultural Society Fairgrounds, at the rear of the Montgomery & West Point Railroad, north of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, in the evening the same day.

Note: The Warrior Guards, the Livingston or Sumter Rifles, the Grove Hill Guards, and the Cahaba Rifles were stationed at Slema, Dallas County, Alabama, in the morning on 8 May, 1861.

Grove Hill, Clarke County, to Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, Company A, 6-8 May, 1861: The Grove Hill Guards was ordered to proceed by the steamer Southern Republic on the Alabama River to Montgomery, Mountgomery County, Alabama, on 6 May, 1861, and arrived at Camp Jeff Davis, Alabama State Agricultural Society Fairgrounds, at the rear of the Montgomery & West Point Railroad, north of Montgomery, Mountgomery County, Alabama, on 8 May, 1861.

Note: The Warrior Guards, the Livingston or Sumter Rifles, the Greensboro' Guards, and the Cahaba Rifles were stationed at Selma, Dallas County, Alabama, in the morning on 8 May, 1861.

Cahaba, Dallas County, to Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, Company G, 7-8 May, 1861: The Cahaba Rifles were ordered to Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, on 7 May, 1861, and arrived by the steamer Southern Republic on the Alabama River at Camp Jeff Davis, Alabama State Agricultural Society Fairgrounds, at the rear of the Montgomery & West Point Railroad, north of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, on 8 May, 1861.

Note: The Warrior Guards, the Livingston or Sumter Rifles, the Greensboro' Guards, and the Grove Hill Guards were stationed at Selma, Dallas County, Alabama, in the morning on 8 May, 1861.

Camp Jeff Davis, Alabama State Agricultural Society Fairgrounds, at the rear of the Montgomery & West Point Railroad, north of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, Companies A, B, G, H, & I, 8 May, 1861: The Grove Hill Guards (86), the Livingston or Sumter Rifles (100), the Greensboro' Guards (112), the Cahaba Rifles (100), and the Warrior Guards (87), under the command of Captains J M Hall, J H Dent, A C Jones, C C Pegues, and R E Rodes, arrived by the steamer Southern Republic on the Alabama River at Camp Jeff Davis, Alabama State Agricultural Society Fairgrounds, at the rear of the Montgomery & West Point Railroad, north of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, in the evening on 8 May, 1861.

Pickensville, Pickens County, to Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, Company C, 6-8 May, 1861: The Pickensville Blues was ordered to proceed by the steamer Marengo on the Tombigbee River to Montgomery, Mountgomery County, Alabama, on 6 May, 1861, and arrived on the Alabama River at Camp Jeff Davis, Alabama State Agricultural Society Fairgrounds, at the rear of the Montgomery & West Point Railroad, north of Montgomery, Mountgomery County, Alabama, on 8 May, 1861.

Mobile, Mobile County, to Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, Company K (1st), 7-10 May, 1861: The Mobile Continental State Artillery was ordered to proceed by the steamer Saint Charles at Dauphin Street Wharf to Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, with two 6 pounder smoothbores and one 12 pounder howitzer at 9 AM on 7 May, 1861, and was assigned two 12 pounder rifles and one 6 pounder smoothbore at Camp Jeff Davis, Alabama State Agricultural Society Fairgrounds, at the rear of the Montgomery & West Point Railroad, north of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, between 10 and 11 May, 1861.

Note: The Sumter Rifle Guards was stationed at Camp Jeff Davis, Alabama State Agricultural Society Fairgrounds, at the rear of the Montgomery & West Point Railroad, north of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, on 12 May, 1861.

Camp Jeff Davis, Alabama State Agricultural Society Fairgrounds, at the rear of the Montgomery & West Point Railroad, north of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, to Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, Companies A, B, D, E, H, I, & K (1st), 12-13 May, 1861: The 5th Alabama Infantry, Companies A, B, D, E, H, I, and K (1st), under the command of Colonel R E Rodes and Major J T Morgan, were ordered to proceed by the Alabama & Florida Railroad to Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, at 12 PM on 12 May, 1861, and arrived in the morning on 13 May, 1861.

Camp Jeff Davis, Alabama State Agricultural Society Fairgrounds, at the rear of the Montgomery & West Point Railroad, north of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, to Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, Companies C, F, & G, 14-15 May, 1861: The 5th Alabama Infantry, Companies C, F, and G, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel A C Jones, were ordered to proceed by the Alabama & Florida Railroad to Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, on 14 May, 1861, and arrived on 15 May, 1861.

Mustered for one year, Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, 13 & 15 May, 1861, dated 13 May, 1861: The 5th Alabama Infantry, Companies A, B, D, E, H, I, and K (1st), were mustered in Confederate service for one year at Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, by Captain W H Forney, artillery, Confederate States Army, on 13 May, 1861, and Companies C, F, and G on 15 May, 1861, dated 13 May, 1861 (See the 10th Alabama Infantry).

Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, to Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, Companies B, C, E, G, H, & I, 2 June, 1861: The 5th Alabama Infantry, Companies B, C, E, G, H, and I, under the command of Colonel R E Rodes, were ordered to proceed by the Alabama & Florida Railroad to Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, on 2 June, 1861.

Note: The 5th Alabama Infantry was ordered to Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, on 2 June, 1861, and Company K (1st) or Mobile Continental State Artillery, under the command of Captain W H Homer, was stationed at Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, on 21 June, 1861.

Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, to Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, Companies B, C, E, G, H, & I, 3 June, 1861: The 5th Alabama Infantry, Companies B, C, E, G, H, and I, under the command of Colonel R E Rodes, were ordered to proceed by the Montgomery & West Point Railroad to Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, in the evening on 3 June, 1861.

Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, to Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, Companies C, G, & H, 5-9 June, 1861: The 5th Alabama Infantry, Company H, arrived by the Macon & Western Railroad at Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, in the morning on 5 June, 1861, and by the Richmond & Danville Railroad via Dalton, Whitfield County, Georgia, and Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, at 9 PM on 9 June, 1861. Companies C and G arrived by the Macon & Western Railroad at Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, in the evening on 5 June, 1861, and Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, at 9 PM on 9 June, 1861.

Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, to Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, Companies B, E, & I, 6-10 June, 1861: The 5th Alabama Infantry, Companies B, E, and I, arrived by the Macon & Western Railroad at Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, in the morning on 6 June, 1861, and by the Richmond & Danville Railroad via Dalton, Whitfield County, Georgia, and Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, on 10 June, 1861.

Mustered for the war, Camp Davis, a quarter of a mile southwest of College Hill, Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, Company K (2nd), 17 June, 1861: The Barbour Greys arrived by the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad at Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, on 13 June, 1861, and was mustered in Confederate service for the war as the 5th Alabama Infantry, Company K (2nd), at Camp Davis, a quarter of a mile southwest of College Hill, Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, by Major & Assistant Adjutant General H L Clay, Confederate States Army, by Special Orders No.195, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, on 17 June, 1861.

James River, east of the Reservoir or Water Works & Hollywood Cemetery, Oregon Hill, Richmond, Henrico County, to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 18-19 June, 1861: The 5th Alabama Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Virginia Central Railroad to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.73, Paragraph III, Adjutant & Inspector General's Office, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, between 9 and 10 AM on 18 June, 1861, dated 17 June, 1861, and arrived by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, at 1.30 AM on 19 June, 1861.

Note: The 5th Alabama Infantry was stationed on the James River, east of the Reservoir or Water Works and Hollywood Cemetery, Oregon Hill, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, between 10 and 18 June, 1861.

Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, to the Warrenton Turnpike, east of the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, 19 June, 1861: The 5th Alabama Infantry was ordered to the Warrenton Turnpike, east of the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, by Special Orders No.46, Paragraph IV, Headquarters, Department of Alexandria, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 19 June, 1861, and was stationed at Camp Hunter, on the Warrenton Turnpike, east of the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, between 19 and 22 June, 1861.

Note: The 5th Alabama Infantry was assigned to the Second Brigade, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Brigadier General R S Ewell, by General Orders No.20, Paragraph II, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 20 June, 1861.

Camp Hunter, on the Warrenton Turnpike, east of the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, to W Farr's Crossroads, one & a quarter miles south of Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, 22-23 June, 1861: The 5th Alabama Infantry was ordered to Farr's Crossroads, on the old Braddock Road, one and a quarter miles south of Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.51, Paragraph III, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, at 8.30 PM on 22 June, 1861, dated 20 June, 1861, and arrived at W Farr's Crossroads, one and a quarter miles south of Fairfax Courthouse, via Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 3 AM on 23 June, 1861.

W Farr's Crossroads, one & a quarter miles south of Fairfax County, Virginia, Company K (2nd), 5 & 9 July, 1861: The 5th Alabama Infantry, Company K (2nd), was ordered to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.212, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, on 5 July, 1861, and arrived at W Farr's Crossroads, on the old Braddock Road, one and a quarter miles south of Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 9 July, 1861.

Note: A detachment of the 30th Virginia Cavalry (20), Company F, was temporarily assigned to the 5th Alabama Infantry at W Farr's Crossroads, on the old Braddock Road, one and a quarter miles south of Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 15 July, 1861 (See Jenifer's Battalion Cavalry).

Pohick Run, four miles east of W Farr's Crossroads, on the old Braddock Road, one & a quarter miles south of Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, Companies A & E, 16 & 17 July, 1861: The 5th Alabama Infantry, Company E, under the command of Major J T Morgan, was assigned to guard duty at Pohick Run, on the old Braddock Road, four miles east of W Farr's Crossroads, on the old Braddock Road, one and a quarter miles south of Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 16 July, 1861, and Company A, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel A C Jones, was assigned to guard the road between W Farr's Crossroads, on the old Braddock Road, one and a quarter miles south of Fairfax Courthouse, and Fairfax Station, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 17 July, 1861.

Note: The 5th Alabama Infantry, Company I, under the command of Captain E Hobson, was assigned as a reserve at Pohick Run, on the old Braddock Road, four miles east of W Farr's Crossroads, on the old Braddock Road, one and a quarter miles south of Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning on 17 July, 1861.

Withdrawal to Union Mills Ford, on the Bull Run River, 17 July, 1861: The 5th Alabama Infantry was ordered to withdraw by the old Braddock Road to McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, on 17 July, 1861, and proceeded across the Bull Run River at 3 PM the same day. The regiment was ordered to Union Mills Ford, on the Bull Run River, in the evening on 17 July, 1861.

After the first battle of Manassas the 5th Alabama Infantry was ordered across Union Mills Ford, on the Bull Run River, to Union Mills (Station), Fairfax County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.146, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 22 July, 1861.

Organisation of Second Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, 25 July, 1861: Brigadier General R S Ewell, Confederate States Army; 5th Alabama Infantry, Colonel R E Rodes; 6th Alabama Infantry, Colonel J J Siebels; 12th Alabama Infantry, Colonel R T Jones; 12th Mississippi Infantry, Colonel R T Griffith

Note: The 5th Alabama Infantry was assigned to the Second Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Brigadier General R S Ewell, 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.

Union Mills (Station) to Sangster's or W Elzey's Crossroads, two miles south of Fairfax Station, Fairfax County, Virginia, 23 August, 1861: The 5th Alabama Infantry was ordered to Sangster's or W Elzey's Crossroads, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 8 AM on 23 August, 1861, and arrived at Camp Masked Battery, Sangster's or W Elzey's Crossroads, two miles south of Fairfax Station, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 1 PM the same day.

Reorganised at Yorktown, York County, Virginia, 27 April, 1862: The 5th Alabama Infantry was reorganised at Yorktown, York County, Virginia, on 27 April, 1862.

Surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse, Appomattox County, Virginia, 9 April, 1865: The 5th Alabama Infantry surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse, Appomattox County, Virginia, on 9 April, 1865.

Brigadier General R S Ewell, Confederate States Army, Second Brigade, Army of the Potomac: Captain R S Ewell, 1st United States Dragoons, resigned on 7 May, 1861, and was appointed lieutenant colonel, cavalry, Confederate States Army, on 16 March, 1861. Lieutenant Colonel R S Ewell, cavalry, Confederate States Army, was assigned to command the volunteer companies at Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, by General Orders No.7, Paragraph I, Headquarters of the Division, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, on 1 May, 1861, and was ordered to Ashland, Hanover County, Virginia, by General Orders No.8, Paragraph I, Headquarters of the Division, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, on 2 May, 1861. He arrived at Camp Ashland, Slash Cottage, on the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad, west of Ashland, Hanover County, Virginia, the same day and was appointed lieutenant colonel, cavalry, Provisional Army of Virginia, at Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, on 9 May, 1861. Lieutenant Colonel R S Ewell, cavalry, Provisional Army of Virginia, was ordered to Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, on 19 May, 1861, and arrived by the Oragne & Alexandria Railroad on 24 May, 1861. He was ordered to proceed by the Oragne & Alexandria Railroad to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, at 4.30 AM on 25 May, 1861, and was accompanied by Colonel P St G Cocke, 19th Virginia Infantry, and the 19th Virginia Infantry, Companies A, B, and E, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel J B Strange, and arrived at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, at 7.30 AM the same day (See the 19th Virginia Infantry). Lieutenant Colonel R S Ewell, cavalry, Provisional Army of Virginia, was ordered to Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 27 May, 1861, and was engaged in a skirmish between 3 and 4 AM on 1 June, 1861 (See the Skirmish at Fairfax Courthouse). He was appointed brigadier general, Confederate States Army, on 17 June, 1861, and was assigned to command the Second Brigade, Army of the Potomac, on 20 June, 1861.

Special Orders No.61, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, 14 May, 1861: The Halifax Light Infantry, Old Dominion Guards, and Chatham Greys were ordered to the Hermitage Agricultural Fairgrounds, between the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad and Deep Run Turnpike, two miles northwest of the Capitol, Captiol Hill, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.61, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, on 14 May, 1861.

Special Orders No.63, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, 15 May, 1861: The Young Guard, Mount Vernon Guards, Chesterfield Central Guards, Bedford Rifle Greys, and Meadville Greys were ordered to the Hermitage Agricultural Fairgrounds, between the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad and Deep Run Turnpike, two miles northwest of the Capitol, Captiol Hill, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.63, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, on 15 May, 1861.

Note: The Young Guard, Chatham Greys, Halifax Light Infantry, Mount Vernon Guards, Chesterfield Central Guards, Bedford Rifle Greys, and Meadville Greys were ordered to Ashland, Hanover County, Virginia, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel R S Ewell, cavalry, Confederate States Army, by General Orders No.8, Paragraph I, Headquarters of the Division, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, on 2 May, 1861, and Colonel R H Chilton, cavalry, Provisional Army of Virginia, was assigned to command Camp Ashland, Slash Cottage, on the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad, west of Ashland, Hanover County, Virginia, by General Orders No.18, Paragraph II, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, on 19 May, 1861.

Note: R H Chilton was appointed colonel, cavalry, Provisional Army of Virginia, at Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, on 8 May, 1861.

The 5th Alabama Infantry was assigned to the Second Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Brigadier General R S Ewell, 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.

Reports

OFFICIAL REPORT No.95: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), pp536-537
Colonel R E Rodes, Fifth Alabama Infantry of skirmish at Fairfax Courthouse, dated Union Mills Station, Prince William County, Virginia, 24 July, 1861

OFFICIAL REPORT No.95: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), pp536-537
Brigadier General R S Ewell, Confederate States Army, Second Brigade, Army of the Potomac, dated Union Mills, Prince William County, Virginia, 24 July, 1861