The Fourth Alabama Painting by Don Troiani

Second Brigade, Army of the Potomac

Private A Lacombe, 6th Alabama Infantry, Company C, postwar

Private A Lacombe, 6th Alabama Infantry, Company C, postwar

Sixth Louisiana Infantry

Mustered in Confederate service for the war 4 June and 5 June, 1861, dated 4 June, 1861. Companies A, D, F, and I arrived at Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 14 June, 1861, and Companies B, C, E, G, H, and K 16 June, 1861. Stationed at Union Mills Ford, on the Bull Run River, 21 July, 1861

COLONEL I G SEYMOUR
I G Seymour was appointed colonel, 6th Louisiana Infantry, on 21 May, 1861, and was mustered in Confederate service for the war by First Lieutenant C W Phifer, cavalry, Confederate States Army, on 4 June, 1861, dated 2 June, 1861.

LIEUTENANT COLONEL L LAY
Captain L Lay, Violet Guards, was appointed lieutenant colonel, 6th Louisiana Infantry, on 24 May, 1861, dated 21 May, 1861, and was mustered in Confederate service for the war by First Lieutenant C W Phifer, cavalry, Confederate States Army, on 4 June, 1861, dated 2 June, 1861.

MAJOR S L JAMES
Captain S L James, Irish Brigade, Company A, was appointed major, 6th Louisiana Infantry, on 21 May, 1861, and was mustered in Confederate service for the war by First Lieutenant C W Phifer, cavalry, Confederate States Army, on 4 June, 1861, dated 2 June, 1861.

Company A Union & Sabine Rifles: CAPT. A MCARTHUR, Jr.
The Sabine Rifles (Sabine Parish), under the command of Captain A McArthur, Jr., arrived by the steamer W Barton on the Mississippi River at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, in the morning on 4 May, 1861, and was consolidated with the Southern Guards (Union Parish), under the command of Captain J S Severna, at Camp Moore, on the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad, one and a half miles north of Tangipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, on 1 June, 1861.
Company B Calhoun Guards: CAPT. H B STRONG
The company was stationed at No.99 St Charles Street, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, on 11 February, 1861, and was accepted in state service on 8 May, 1861. The company was mustered in state service for one year at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, on 29 May, 1861, and arrived at Camp Moore, on the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad, one and a half miles north of Tangipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, on 1 June, 1861.
Company C St. Landry Light Guards: CAPT. N G OFFUTT
The company was accepted in state service at Washington, St Landry Parish, Louisiana, on (?) April or May, 1861 and was mustered in state service for the war at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, on 28 May, 1861.
Company D Tensas Rifles: CAPT. C B TENNEY
The company was accepted in state service at St Joseph, Tensas Parish, Louisiana, on 27 April, 1861, and arrived by the steamer Mary E Keene at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, on 9 May, 1861. The company arrived at Camp Moore, on the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad, one and a half miles north of Tangipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, on 13 May, 1861.
Company E Mercer (Rifle) Guards: CAPT. T F WALKER
The company was accepted in state service at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, on 1 May, 1861, and was mustered in state service for the war and arrived at Camp Moore, on the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad, one and a half miles north of Tangipahoa Station, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, on 18 May, 1861.
Company F Irish Brigade, Company B: CAPT. W MONAGHAN
The company was accepted in state service at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, on 8 May, 1861, and was mustered in state service at 2 PM on 10 May, 1861. The company arrived at Camp Moore, on the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad, one and a half miles north of Tangipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, on 18 May, 1861.
Company G Pemberton Rangers: CAPT. I A SMITH
The company was mustered in state service for one year at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, on 9 May, 1861.
Company H Orleans Rifles or Rangers: CAPT. T F FISHER
The company was mustered in state service for the war at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, on 12 May, 1861, and arrived at Camp Moore, on the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad, one and a half miles north of Tangipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, on 18 May, 1861. Captain T F Fisher, 6th Louisina Infantry, Company H, resigned on 20 August, 1861.
Company I Irish Brigade, Company A: CAPT. J Hanlon
The company was mustered in state service for the war at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, under the command of Captain S L James, and was ordered to Metairie Racecourse, Metairie, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, in the afternoon on 3 May, 1861. The company was ordered to set up Camp Moore, on the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad, one and a half miles north of Tangipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, in the evening on 11 May, 1861, and Captain S L James, 6th Louisiana Infantry, Company I, was appointed major, 6th Louisiana Infantry, on 21 May, 1861. First Lieutenant J Hanlon, 6th Louisiana Infantry, Company I, was appointed captain, 6th Louisiana Infantry, Company I, on 24 May, 1861.
Company K Violet Guards: CAPT. W H MANNING
The company was accepted in state service at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, on 3 April, 1861, and was mustered in state service for the war, under the command of Captain L Lay, on 3 May, 1861, dated 1 May, 1861. The company was part of the American Rifle Battalion Infantry, under the command of Major C De Choiseul, on 6 May, 1861, and Captain L Lay, Violet Guards, was appointed lieutenant colonel, 6th Louisiana Infantry, on 24 May, 1861, dated 21 May, 1861 (See the 7th louisiana Infantry). W H Manning was appointed captain, 6th Louisiana Infantry, Company K, on 25 May, 1861, dated 23 May, 1861.

Sources

"This new company, organising under the auspices of Thos. Walker, is in the fairest way of becoming a fine corps. It is named after an old and highly esteemed fellow citizen, Dr. Mercer."

The Daily True Delta New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana), 26 April, 1861 - The Mercer Guards

"On Tuesday night the Rolf brought down a company from Winn; on Wednesday the Bonford passed down with a company from Jefferson, Texas; on Thursday night quite a large company, commanded by Capt. Hyams, came down on the Carroll; and this morning the Barton brought down a company from Sabine, numbering 70 men, under the command of Capt. Arthur McArthur, Jr., and a detachment of 10 men under Lieut. J. D. Blair, who are on their way to join the Natchitoches Company."

The Constitutional (Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana), 4 May, 1861 - Still they come

"Company A of the Irish Brigade met on Thursday night and elected the following officers, by acclamation: S. L. James, Captain; Jos. Hanlon, First Lieutenant; Joseph Bresnau, Second Lieutenant - all brave men, and experimenced and competent officers. Company B will soon be full enough to elect officers."

The New Orleans Daily Crescent (Morning), 4 May, 1861 - The Irish Brigade

"More soldiers from the country reached the city yesterday. The steamer W. barton, Captain Boissat, brought the Sabine Rifles, Capt. A. McArthur, and 70 men, from Sabine parish - a great portion of the company being stalwart six-footers."

The New Orleans Daily Crescent (Morning), 6 May, 1861

"The steamer Mary E. Keene arrived yesterday morning from Memphis, bringing down from Tensas parish the Tensas Rifles, 108 men strong, under the command of Capt. Chas. Tennay and Lieuts. David Buckner, Reed and Farrar."

The New Orleans Daily Crescent (Morning), 10 May, 1861 - Another Country Company

"Capt. James, with Company A, Irish Brigade, left on Saturday evening for Tangipahoa. seventy-eight miles from New Orleans, to lay off a camp ground, in order to remove all the troops from Camp Walker to that point."

"The following companies, all from the country, will leave for the new camp today: The Beaver Creek Rifles, Lafourche Guards, St. Helena Rifles, Claiborne Guards, Sabine Guards, Bienville Rifles, Southern Rifles, Tensas Rifles, Avoyelles Rifles and Hunter Guards; these companies constituting Col. Herbert's regiment."

"Tomorrow, the following ."

The New Orleans Daily Crescent (Morning), 13 May, 1861 - Removal of Camp Walker

"The following companies left the city for the Camp on Saturday: The Mercer Guard, Capt. Walker; Orleans Rangers, Capt. Fisher; Second Company Louisiana Greys, Capt. Diamond; and Company B of the Irish Brigade, Capt. Monaghan."

The New Orleans Daily Crescent (Morning), 20 May, 1861 - Off to Camp Moore

"The election for field officers of the Sixth Regiment of Louisiana Volunteers took place yesterday, at Camp Moore. The following are the companies compsoing the regiment: Companies A and B of the Irish Brigade, the Violet Guards, the Orleans Rifles, the Mercer Guards, the St. Landry Light Guards, the Dillon Guards, the Tensa Rifles and the Sumter Guards. The election resulted in the choice of our esteemed friend Isaac G. Seymour, proprietor of the Bulletin newspaper, as Colonel; Louis Lay as Lieutenant-Colonel; and S. L. James as Major."

The New Orleans Daily Crescent (Morning), 24 May, 1861 - Col. Seymour's Regiment

"The Calhoun Guards, Capt. Strong, and the Bienville Rifles, Capt. Larose, have also received marching orders, and will be off to camp ere another Sabbath reaches us."

The New Orleans Daily Crescent (Morning), 31 May, 1861 - Movement of troops

"Barn(e)sville, 10 June - The right wing of the Sixth Regiment Louisiana Volunteer, composed of the Sabine and Union Riflrs, Co. B Irish Brigade, the Tensas Rifles, Co. A Irish Brigade, the Orleans Rifles, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Lay and Major James, arrived here at 2 o'clock this evening."

The New Orleans Daily Crescent, 11 June, 1861 - Sixth Regiment Louisiana Volunteers

"The St. Laundry Light Guards, Capt. Nat. Offutt are at Manassas Junction. They are on the advance line, flanked by Mississippians and South Carolinians, and occupying the post of danger and honour."

The Opelousas Patriot (Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana), 6 July, 1861

"We reached Lynchburg Va. on the 18th ult. where we remained two days; thence, we came to Manassas Junction, about three miles from the celebrated Gap, at which place, we pitched our tents and camped two day. We were then ordered to Fairfax Station, which we reached on 24th ult. Our camp is situated in a beautiful grove of cedar and oak. On the west, and near our encampment, the Washington and Lynchburg Railroad is our boudary; while about two miles east of us, the old Potomac wends its way to its ocean home."

The Opelousas Patriot (Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana), 20 July, 1861 - Farifax Station, Va., 3rd July, 1861

Books/ Manuscripts

Irish rebels, Confederate tigers: A history of the 6th Louisiana Volunteers, by James P Gannon

A guide to Louisiana Confederate military organizations 1861-1865, by A W Bergerun, Jr.

Foreigners in the Confederacy, by Ella Lonn

Notes

The 6th Louisiana Infantry was organised at Camp Moore, on the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad, one and a half miles north of Tangipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, on 21 May, 1861.

64 St Charles Street, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, to Metairie Racecourse, Metairie, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, on 3 May, 1861: The Irish Brigade, Company A, under the command of Captain S L James, was ordered to Metairie Racecourse, Metairie, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, in the afternoon on 3 May, 1861.

Sabine Parish to New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, 4 May, 1861: The Sabine Rifles (70), under the command of Captain A McArthur, Jr., arrived by the steamer W Barton on the Mississippi River at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, in the morning on 4 May, 1861, and was accompanied by a detachment of the Pelican Rangers No.2 (10), 3rd Louisiana Infantry, Company G, under the command of First Lieutenant J D Blair.

Note: The Irish Brigade (83), Company B, and the Sabine Rifles (78) were stationed at Camp Walker, Metairie Racecourse, Metairie, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, under the command of Brigadier General E L Tracy, First Brigade, First Division, Louisiana State Troops, on 11 May, 1861.

Sabine Parish, to New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, Company A, 5 May, 1861: The Sabine Rifles (70) arrived by the steamer W Barton on the Mississippi River at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisisana, on 5 May, 1861.

St Joseph, Tensas Parish, to New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, Company D, 9 May, 1861: The Tensas Rifles (108) arrived by the steamer Mary E Keene on the Mississippi River at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisisana, in the morning on 10 May, 1861.

Camp Walker, Metairie Racecourse, Metairie, Jefferson Parish, to Camp Moore, one and a half miles north of Tangipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, Company D, 13 May, 1861: The Tensas Rifles was ordered to proceed by the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad to Camp Moore, one and a half miles north of Tangipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, on 13 May, 1861, and was accompanied by the Bienville Rifles, Beaver Creek Rifles, the Lafourche Guards, the St. Helena Rifles, the Claiborne Guards, the Sabine Guards, the Southern Rifles, the Avoyelles Rifles, and the Hunter Guards.

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, to Camp Moore, one & a half miles north of Tangipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, Companies E, F, & H, 18 May, 1861: The Mercer (Rifle) Guards, the Orleans Rifles or Rangers, and the Irish Brigade, Company B, were ordered to proceed by New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad to Camp Moore, one and a half miles north of Tangipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, on 18 May, 1861.

Note: The Dillon Guards, 11th Louisiana Infantry, Company A, under the command of Captain M W Murphy, was stationed at Camp Moore, one and a half miles north of Tangipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, as part of the 6th Louisiana Infantry on 23 May, 1861.

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, to Camp Moore, one & a half miles north of Tangipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, Company B, 1 June, 1861: The Calhoun Guards was stationed at Headquarters, No.99 St Charles Street, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, on 22 May, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad to Tangipahoa Station, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, at 7.30 AM on 1 June, 1861. The company was accompanied by the Continental Guards (See the 7th Louisiana Infantry).

Mustered in war, Camp Moore, on the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad, one and a half miles north of Tangipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, 4 June & 5 June, 1861, dated 4 June, 1861: The 6th Louisiana Infantry, Companies A, D, F, H, and I, were mustered in Confederate service for the war at Camp Moore, on the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad, one and a half miles north of Tangipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, by First Lieutenant C W Phifer, cavalry, Confederate States Army, on 4 June, 1861; Companies C, E, G, and K, by Second Lieutenant N W Pope, 4th Louisana Infantry, Company C, on 4 June, 1861; and Company B on 5 June, 1861, dated 4 June, 1861.

Note: The Tensas Rifles (108) was ordered to proceed by the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad to Tangipahoa Station, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, on 12 May, 1861, and the Mercer Rifle Guards, the Orleans Rifles or Rangers, and the Irish Brigade, Company B, arrived at Camp Moore, on the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad, one and a half miles north of Tangipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, on 18 May, 1861.

New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad, one & a half miles north of Tangipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, to Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, Companies A, D, F, H, & I, 8-12 June, 1861: The 6th Louisiana Infantry, Companies A, D, F, H, and I, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel L Lay and Major S L James, were ordered to proceed by the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad to Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, in the morning on 8 June, 1861, and arrived at Barn(e)sville, DeSoto County, Mississippi, at 2 PM on 10 June, 1861. Companies A, D, F, H, and I arrived by the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad at Lynchburg via Knoxville, Knox County, and Bristol, Sullivan County, Tennessee, Virginia, at 1.30 AM on 12 June, 1861.

New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad, one & a half miles north of Tangipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, to Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, Companies B, C, E, G, & K, 11-18 June, 1861: The 6th Louisiana Infantry, Companies B, C, E, G, and K, under the command of Colonel I G Seymour, were ordered to proceed by the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad to Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, on 11 June, 1861, and arrived by the East Tennessee & Georgia Railroad at Greenville, Greene County, Tennessee on 16 June, 1861. The regiment arrived by the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad at Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, in the morning on 18 June, 1861.

Lynchburg to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, Companies A, D, F, H, & I, 15-16 June, 1861: The 6th Louisiana Infantry, Companies A, D, F, H, and I, were ordered to proceed by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 15 June, 1861, and arrived at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 16 June, 1861.

Lynchburg to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, Companies B, C, E, G, & K, 19-20 June, 1861: The 6th Louisiana Infantry, Companies B, C, E, G, and K, were ordered to proceed by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, in the evening on 19 June, 1861, and arrived at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 20 June, 1861.

Note: The 6th Louisiana 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.

Manassas Junction, Prince William County, to Fairfax Station, Fairfax County, Virginia, 22-23 June, 1861: The 6th Louisiana Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad to Fairfax Station, Fairfax County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.51, Paragraph III, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 22 June, 1861, dated 20 June, 1861, and in the morning on 23 June, 1861.

Withdrawal to Union Mills Ford, on the Bull Run River, 17-18 July, 1861: The 6th Louisiana Infantry was ordered to withdraw to Union Mills, Virginia, on 17 July, 1861, and arrived at Union Mills, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the evening the same day. The regiment was ordered across the Bull Run River at Union Mills Ford, on the Bull Run River, at 6 AM on 18 July, 1861.

Note: The 6th Louisiana Infantry, Companies B and E, were assigned as a reserve at Fairfax Station, Fairfax County, Virginia, during the withdrawal to Union Mills Ford, on the Bull Run River, on 17 July, 1861.

After the first battle of Manassas the 6th Louisiana 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.

Note: The 6th Louisiana Infantry was assigned to the Eighth Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Acting Brigadier General & Colonel I G Seymour, 6th Louisiana Infantry, by Special Orders No.169, Paragraph I, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, on 25 July, 1861.

Organisation of Eighth Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, 25 July, 1861: 1st Louisiana Special Battalion Infantry, 6th Louisiana Infantry, 7th Louisiana Infantry, 8th Louisiana Infantry, 9th Louisiana Infantry

Union Mills (Station), Fairfax County, to between Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, & Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 28 July, 1861: The 6th Louisiana Infantry was ordered between Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, and Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning on 28 July, 1861, dated 25 July, 1861, and arrived at Camp Bienville, between Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, and Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, the same day.

Note: The 6th Louisiana Infantry was ordered between Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, and Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.169, Paragraph I, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, in the morning on 28 July, 1861, dated 25 July, 1861, and

Between Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, & Centreville, to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 28 August, 1861: The 6th Louisiana Infantry was ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, by Special Orders No. 272, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 28 August, 1861.

Centreville to Germantown, Fairfax County, Virginia, 29 August, 1861: The 6th Louisiana Infantry was ordered to Germantown, Fairfax County, Virginia, by Special Orders No. 280, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 29 August, 1861.

Reorganised at Conrad's Store, Rockingham County, Virginia, 9 May 1862: The 6th Louisiana Infantry was reorganised at Camp Bragg, Conrad's Store, Rockingham County, Virginia, on 9 May, 1862.

Surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse, Appomattox County, Virginia, 9 April, 1865: The 6th Louisiana Infantry, under the command of Colonel E Waggaman, 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 Lieutenant Colonel R H Chilton, cavalry, Provisional Army of Virginia, was assigned to command Camp Ashland, 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.

Camp Walker, Metairie Racecourse, Metairie, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, 29 April, 1861: Camp Walker was set up at Metairie Racecourse, Metairie, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, under the command of Brigadier General E L Tracy, First Brigade, First Division, Louisiana State Troops, on 29 April, 1861.

Camp Moore, on the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad, one & a half miles north of Tangipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, 11 May, 1861: The Irish Brigade, Company A, under the command of Captain S L James, was ordered to set up Camp Moore, on the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northen Railroad, one and a half miles north of Tangipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, in the evening on 11 May, 1861, and was accompanied by Lieutenant Colonel H Forno, 5th Louisiana Infantry (See the 6th Louisiana Infantry).

Note: Brigadier General E L Tracy, First Brigade, First Division, Louisiana State Troops, was assigned to command Camp Moore, on the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northen Railroad, one and a half miles north of Tangipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, on 12 May, 1861, and was stationed at Camp Tracey, Tangipahoa, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, on 28 May, 1861.

The 6th Louisiana Infantry was assigned to the Eighth Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Acting Brigadier General & Colonel I G Seymour, 6th Louisiana Infantry, 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 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, Union Mills, Prince William County, Virginia, 24 July, 1861