The Fourth Alabama Painting by Don Troiani

Second Brigade, Army of the Potomac

Chief Trumpeter C H Powell, Goochland Light Dragoons

Chief Trumpeter C H Powell, Goochland Light Dragoons

Jenifer's Battalion Cavalry

Rappahannock Cavalry arrived at Manassas Junction, Virginia, 9 May, 1861; Goochland Light Dragoons 29 May, 1861; Governor's Mounted Guard 31 May, 1861; and Thirtieth Virginia Cavalry, Company F, 25 June, 1861. Mustered in Confederate service for one year dated 1 July, 1861. Stationed at Union Mills Ford, on the Bull Run River, 21 July, 1861

LIEUTENANT COLONEL W H JENIFER
Lieutenant Colonel W H Jenifer, Provisional Army of Virginia, was assigned to Jenifer's Battalion Cavalry at Sangster's or Elzey's Crossroads, Prince William County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.77, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 1 July, 1861, and was temporarily assigned to the 1st Louisiana Special Battalion Infantry by Special Orders No.170, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 26 July, 1861 (See the 1st Louisiana Special Battalion Infantry)

MAJOR J HARRISON
Major J Harrison, Provisional Army of Virginia, was ordered to Ashland, Hanover County, Virginia, on 12 May, 1861, and was assigned to Jenifer's Battalion Cavalry at Fairfax Station, Fairfax County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.102, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 7 July, 1861. He was appoinyed lieutenant colonel, 6th Virginia Cavalry, on 15 September, 1861, dated 11 September, 1861.

Unlettered Company Goochland Light Dragoons: CAPT. G F HARRISON
The company was accepted in state service at Goochland Courthouse, Goochland County, Virginia, under the command of Captain J Harrison, on 17 April, 1861, and was mustered in state service for one year at Camp Ashland, near Ashland, Hanover County, Virginia, by Lieutenant Colonel R S Ewell, cavalry, Confederate States Army, on 10 May, 1861. First Lieutenant G F Harrison was appointed captain, Goochland Light Dragoons, on 2 June, 1861, and resigned on 31 August, 1861, dated 6 September, 1861. The company was assigned to the 4th Virginia Cavalry, Company F, by Special Orders No.248, Adjutant & Inspector General's Office, Richmond, Virginia, on 4 September, 1861, and First Lieutenant A M Hobson, Goochland Light Dragoons, was appointed captain, Goochland Light Dragoons, on 11 September, 1861.
Unlettered Company Governor's Mounted Guard: CAPT. J G CABELL
The company was organised as the Richmond Light Dragoons, under the command of Captain J R Anderson, at Richmond, Virginia, on 3 September, 1859, and was accepted in state service on 17 April, 1861. The company arrived at Richmond, Virginia, on 22 April, 1861, and was mustered in state service for one year at Camp Lee, the Hermitage or New Fairgrounds, near Richmond, Virginia, by Colonel & Adjutant General J B Baldwin, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 8 May, 1861. The company was assigned to the 4th Virginia Cavalry, Company I, by Special Orders No.248, Adjutant & Inspector General's Office, Richmond, Virginia, on 4 September, 1861, and was disbanded by Special Orders No.30, Headquarters, Army of Northern Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, on 30 January, 1863.
Unlettered Company Rappahannock Cavalry or Old Guard: CAPT. J S GREEN
The company was accepted in state service at Washington, Rappahannock County, Virginia, on 22 April, 1861, and was mustered in state for one year service at Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, by Major G W Brent, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 20 May, 1861 (See the 17th Virginia Infantry). The company was assigned to the 6th Virginia Cavalry, Company B, by Special Orders No.276, Paragraph XVI, Adjutant & Inspector General's Office, Richmond, Virginia, on 12 September, 1861.
Company F Bedford Southside Dragoons, Thirtieth Virginia Cavalry, Company F: CAPT. J Wilson
The company was accepted in state service at Davis Mills, Bedford County, Virginia, on 28 May, 1861, and was mustered in state service for one year at Camp Davis, the Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, Virginia, by Lieutenant Colonel D A Langhorne, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 31 May, 1861. The company was assigned to Jenifer's Battalion Cavalry on 15 July, 1861 (See the 30th Virginia Cavalry).

Cavalry Camp of Instruction

Lieutenant Colonel R S Ewell, cavalry, Confederate States Army, was assigned to Camp Ashland, near Ashland, Hanover County, Virginia, by General Orders No.8, Paragraph I, Headquarters of the Division, Richmond, Virginia, on 2 May, 1861, and Lieutenant Colonel R H Chilton, cavalry, Confederate States Army, by General Orders No.18, Paragraph II, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Virginia, on 19 May, 1861. Lieutenant Colonel C W Field, Provisional Army of Virginia, was assigned to Camp Ashland, near Ashland, Hanover County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.201, Paragraph V, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Virginia, on 24 June, 1861, and was appointed colonel, 6th Virginia Cavalry, on 12 September, 1861.

Virginia Rangers: CAPT. B B Douglas
The Virginia Rangers was accepted or mustered in state service for one year at West Point, King William County, Virginia, by Major H B Tomlin, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 10 June, 1861, and was stationed at Camp Ashland, near Ashland, Hanover County, Virginia, on 4 July, 1861. Captain W H F Lee and First Lieutenant B B Douglas, Virginia Rangers, was appointed major, Provisional Army of Virginia, and captain, Virginia Rangers, respectively, on 17 July, 1861. The Virginia Rangers was ordered to Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia, under the command of Major W H F Lee, Provisional Army of Virginia, by Special Orders No.223, Paragraph VII, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Virginia, on 18 July, 1861, dated 16 July, 1861, and was accompanied by the Lunenburg Light Dragoons. The company arrived at Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia, on 23 July, 1861, and was assigned to the 9th Virginia Cavalry, Company H, by Special Orders No.6, Headquarters, Aquia District, Fredercksburg, Virginia, on 18 January, 1862.
Stationed at Camp Ashland, near Ashland, Hanover County, Virginia, 4-18 July, 1861
Lunenburg Light Dragoons: CAPT. W H Hatchett
The Lunenburg Light Dragoons was accepted in state service for one year at Lunenburg Courthouse, Lunenburg County, Virginia, on 7 June, 1861, and was stationed at Camp Ashland, near Ashland, Hanover County, Virginia, on 18 June, 1861. The Lunenburg Light Dragoons was ordered to Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia, under the command of Major W H F Lee, Provisional Army of Virginia, by Special Orders No.223, Paragraph VII, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Virginia, on 18 July, 1861, dated 16 July, 1861, and was accompanied by the Virginia Rangers. The company arrived at Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia, on 23 July, 1861, and was assigned to the 9th Virginia Cavalry, Company G, by Special Orders No.6, Headquarters, Aquia District, Fredercksburg, Virginia, on 18 January, 1862.
Stationed at Camp Ashland, near Ashland, Hanover County, Virginia, 18 June-18 July, 1861
Prince Edward Dragoons: CAPT. J T Thornton
The Prince Edward Dragoons was accepted in state service for one year at Prince Edward Courthouse, Prince Edward County, Virginia, on 24 June, 1861, and arrived at Richmond, Virginia, in the evening on 26 June, 1861. The company arrived at Camp Ashland, near Ashland, Hanover County, Virginia, in the afternoon on 28 June, 1861, and was mustered in state service for one year by Major J E Johnson, cavalry, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 30 June, 1861. The Prince Edward Dragoons was stationed at Camp Ashland, near Ashland, Hanover County, Virginia, on 22 July, 1861, and was ordered to Yorktown, York County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.260, Paragraph III, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Virginia, on 28 August, 1861. The company was assigned to the 3rd Virginia Cavalry, Company L, in September 1861, and was stationed at Yorktown, York County, Virginia, on 7 September, 1861.
Stationed at Camp Ashland, near Ashland, Hanover County, Virginia, 28 June-28 August, 1861
New Kent Light Dragoons: CAPT. M Vaiden
The New Kent Light Dragoons was accepted in state service at New Kent Courthouse, New Kent County, Virginia, on 28 June, 1861, and was mustered in state service for one year at Brick House, New Kent County, Virginia, by Major H B Tomlin, Provisional Army of Virginia, the same day. The company was ordered to Ashland, Hanover County, Virginia, on 3 July, 1861, and arrived at Camp Ashland, near Ashland, Hanover County, Virginia, in the evening on 4 July, 1861. The New Kent Light Dragoons was ordered to Yorktown, York County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.260, Paragraph III, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Virginia, on 28 August, 1861, and was assigned to the 3rd Virginia Cavalry, Company K, in September 1861. The New Kent Dragoons was stationed at Yorktown, York County, Virginia, on 7 September, 1861.
Stationed at Camp Ashland, near Ashland, Hanover County, Virginia, 4 July-28 August, 1861
Cumberland Light Dragoons: CAPT. H R Johnson
The Cumberland Light Dragoons was accepted in state service for one year at Cumberland Corthouse, Cumberland County, Virginia, on 14 May, 1861, and arrived at Richmond, Virginia, in the evening on 15 May, 1861. The company arrived at Camp Ashland, near Ashland, Hanover County, Virginia, in the evening on 16 May, 1861, and was mustered in state service for one year by Lieutenant Colonel R S Ewell, cavalry, Confederate States Army, on 17 May, 1861. The Cumberland Light Dragoons was ordered to Williamsburg, James City County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.205, Paragraph VII, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Virginia, on 28 June, 1861, dated 1 July, 1861, and was accompanied by the Boydton or Mecklenburg Troop. The company was assigned to the 3rd (2nd) Virginia Cavalry, Company D, in July 1861.
Stationed at Camp Ashland, near Ashland, Hanover County, Virginia, 16 May-1 July, 1861
Boydton or Mecklenburg Troop: CAPT. T F Goode
The Boydton or Mecklenburg Troop was accepted in state service for one year at Boydton, Mecklenburg County, Virginia, on 14 May, 1861, and arrived at Camp Ashland, near Ashland, Hanover County, Virginia, on 22 May, 1861. The company was mustered in state service for one year at Camp Ashland, near Ashland, Hanover County, Virginia, by Major J E Johnson, cavalry, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 27 May, 1861, and was ordered to Williamsburg, James City County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.205, Paragraph VII, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Virginia, on 28 June, 1861, dated 1 July, 1861. The Boydton or Mecklenburg Troop was accompanied by the Cumberland Light Dragoons and was assigned to the 3rd (2nd) Virginia Cavalry, Company E, in July 1861.
Stationed at Camp Ashland, near Ashland, Hanover County, Virginia, 22 May-1 July, 1861
Henrico Light Dragoons: CAPT. Z S McGruder
The Henrico Light Dragoons was accepted in state service for one year at Henrico Courthouse, Henrico County, Virginia, on 9 May, 1861, and arrived at Camp Ashland, near Ashland, Hanover County, Virginia, on 10 May, 1861. The company was ordered to proceed by the Southside Railroad to Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, via Salem, Roanoke County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.209, Paragraph II, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Virginia, on 2 July, 1861.
Stationed at Camp Ashland, near Ashland, Hanover County, Virginia, 10 May-2 July, 1861
Pittsylvania Dragoons: CAPT. C E Flournoy
The Pittsylvania Dragoons was mustered in state service for one year at Camp Ashland, near Ashland, Hanover County, Virginia, Major J E Johnson, cavalry, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 27 May, 1861, and was ordered to Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.177, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Virginia, on 6 June, 1861. Special Orders No.177, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Virginia, dated 6 June, 1861, was revoked by Special Orders No.186, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Virginia, on 8 June, 1861, and the company was ordered to proceed by the Virginia Central Railroad to Huntersville, Pocahontas County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.201, Paragraph IV, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Virginia, on 27 June, 1861, dated 24 June, 1861.
Stationed at Camp Ashland, near Ashland, Hanover County, Virginia, 27 May-27 June 1861
Charlotte Cavalry: CAPT. J G Smith
The Charlotte Cavalry (81) was accepted in state service for one year at Charlotte Courthouse, Charlotte County, Virginia, on 15 May, 1861, and was ordered to Richmond, Virginia, in the morning on 16 May, 1861. The company was mustered in state service at Camp Ashland, near Ashland, Hanover County, Virginia, by Major J E Johnson, cavalry, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 27 May, 1861, and was ordered to Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.177, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Virginia, on 6 June, 1861. Special Orders No.177, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Virginia, dated 6 June, 1861, was revoked by Special Orders No.186, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Virginia, on 8 June, 1861, and the Charlotte Cavalry was ordered to proceed by the Virginia Central Railroad to Huntersville, Pocahontas County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.201, Paragraph IV, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Virginia, on 27 June, 1861, dated 24 June, 1861.
Stationed at Camp Ashland, near Ashland, Hanover County, Virginia, 27 May-27 June 1861

Note: Major J E Johnson, cavalry, Provisional Army of Virginia, was appointed mustering officer at Camp Ashland, near Ashland, Hanover County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.121, Paragraph IV, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Virginia, on 25 May, 1861, and was assigned to command the cavalry, under the command of Brigadier General T H Holmes, Confederate States Army, by Special Orders No.121, Paragraph IX, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Virginia, on 16 August, 1861.

First Virginia Cavalry

The Amelia Light Dragoons and the Washington Mounted Guards arrived at Camp Ashland, near Ashland, Hanover County, Virginia, on 10 May and 22 June, 1861, respectively, and were ordered to Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.206, Paragraph V, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Virginia, on 2 July, 1861, dated 29 June, 1861 (See the 1st Virginia Cavalry).

Fourth Virginia Cavalry

The Chesterfield Light Dragoons, Company B, was stationed at Camp Ashland, near Ashland, Hanover County, Virginia, between 8 and 30 May, 1861; the Goochland Light Dragoons and the Hanover Light Dragoons between 10 and 31 May, 1861; and the Governor's Mounted Guards between 11 and 30 May, 1861.

Hampton Legion Battalion Cavalry

The Hampton Legion Battalion Cavalry, Companies A, B, and C, arrived at Camp Ashland, near Ashland, Hanover, County, Virginia, on 10 July, 1861, and Company D on 21 July, 1861. The Hampton Legion Battalion Cavalry, Companies A, B, and C, were ordered to Manassas Junction, Virginia, on the 22 July, 1861, and Company D by Special Orders No.252, Paragraph V, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Virginia, on 16 August, 1861 (See the Hampton Legion).

Independent Cavalry Companies

The Natchez Cavalry or Adam's Troop, Boykin's Mounted Rangers, and the Texas Rangers or Rosser's Mounted Rangers were ordered to Ashland, Hanover County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.215, Paragraph III, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Virginia, on 10 July, 1861, dated 8 July, 1861, and arrived at Camp Ashland, near Ashland, Hanover County, Virginia, the same day. Boykin's Mounted Rangers was ordered to Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 17 July, 1861, and the Natchez Cavalry or Adam's Troop on 22 August, 1861.

Sources

"The Governor's Mounted Guard, Captain Cabell, numbering about 75 uniformed members and 50 recruits, who had been on a tour of duty, also returned yesterday."

The Richmond Daily Dispatch, 23 April, 1861 - Return of military

"The Governor's Mounted Guard, some 65 men, Captain J. G. Cabell, commanding, were mustered into the service of the State yesterday, by the Inspector General and his aids, at the Custom-House."

The Richmond Daily Dispatch, 9 May, 1861 - Mustered into service

"This fine body of horsemen, whose presence has occasionally enlivened our city, is now in the service of the State, under the command of Capt. Williams C. Wickham, at Camp Ashland. The company numbers between 80 and 100 men.."

The Richmond Daily Dispatch, 13 May, 1861 - Hanover Dragoons, & c.

"Last evening the Governor's Guard arrived at this Camp, and are quartered in the Methodist Church."

The Richmond Daily Dispatch, 15 May, 1861 - From the camp at Ashland, Camp Ashland, Hanover County, 14 May, 1861

"The First Regiment of Virginia Volunteer Cavalry has been made up as follows: 1. Chesterfield Troop, Capt. Wm. M. Ball; 2. Gov.'s Mounted Guard, Richmond, Capt. J. G. Cabell; 3. Hanover Troop, Capt. Wms. C. Wickham; 4. Henrico Troop, Capt. Z. S. McGruder; 5. Amelia Troop, Capt. S. S. Weisiger; 6. Goochland Troop, Capt. Julian Harrison; 7. Meckenburg Troop, Capt. Thomas F. Goode; 8. Pittsylvania Troop, Capt. C. E. Flourney; 9. Cumberland Troop, Capt. Henry R. Johnson; 10. Charlotte Troop, Capt. John G. Smith. This regiment goes at once into a camp of instruction, at Ashland, under the command of Lieut. Col. R. S. Ewell, late of the U. S. Army."

The Richmond Enquirer, 17 May, 1861 - Cavalry regiment

"The Goochland troop, and another from an ajoining county, the two numbering about 160 men, rode into town yesterday evening. They were fully armed and equipped."

The Richmond Examiner, 20 May, 1861 - Arrival of troops at Richmond

"Tuesday evening two companies were transported with their horses and provisions, on the Central Railroad. This evening the Governor's Guard and the Chesterfield Troop will leave in the evening the same way, and to the same destination."

The Richmond Daily Dispatch, 31 May, 1861 - Camp Ashland, Hanover County, 30 May, 1861

"The Goocland Light Dragoons, with the Governor's Guard, and two infantry companies, are stationed at Fairfax county, in the neighbourhood of the Black Republican forces."

The Richmond Enquirer, 11 June, 1861 - Camp of the Goochland Cavalry, 9 June, 1861

"The troop left Goochland, Va., on May 9, 1861, and proceeded to Richmond, Va., and was quartered for the night in a new building on Franklin street, below the Exchange Hotel. I think the building was known later as Westcott's Hotel. The next day (the 10th) the troop marched to Ashland, and was quartered in the Methodist church. It was mustered into the service of Virginia by Colonel Richard Ewell. It remained at Ashland about ten days, and was then ordered to Manassas, and on its arrival there marched to Fairfax Station, on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, and went into camp to await the coming of the Yankees, and to do picket duty on the outpost."

Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 24: Goochland Light Dragoons, p359

"Robert W. Parker enlisted in Capt. James Wilson's company of Mounted Rangers, Bedford Southside Dragoons, Thirtieth Regiment Virginia Volunteers, on May 28, 1861, for one year's service under Col. Richard C. W. Radford. They were among the first mounted units to defend Bull Run, and they fought in the First Battle of Manassas."

"We are here for a few days under the command of General Ewell, an infantry general. Twenty of our company were detailed to Colonel (Rodes) soon after they got here."

"July the 20, '61, evening. Union Mills."

"Our company was called together as soon as possible, wagons loaded and started for the Junction. We there mounted and prepared for action. Prayer was offered by one of our squadron for our heavenly Father's protection."

"Our squadron took the rear of the infantry from the station."

"We were under General Ewell's command here at the mill, expecting an attack at any time, but did not have any."

"In this retreat, all the cavalry companies near the battleground, except those belonging to General Ewell's command (of which we were a part), made a charge with great effect and losing but few men."

Lee's last casualty: The life and letters of Sgt. Robert W Parker, Second Virginia Cavalry, by Robert W Parker

"There were two companies of cavalry serving with Ewell's brigade on that day - the Governor's Guard, Captain Cabell, and my own, the Goochland Light Dragoons."

Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14: Ewell at First Manassas, by Captain George F Harrison

"Fontaine offered his services to the Confederacy and received an assignment as assistant surgeon to the 5th Virginia Regiment of Volunteers om May 21, 1861. This order was almost immediately countermanded, and on May 29 he reported to Major Harrison's cavalry command at Manassas. The month of June saw Fontaine attached to Lt. Col. Walter H. Jenifer's cavalry stationed at Sangsters Crossroads."

They followed the plume: The story of J. E. B. Stuart and his staff, by Robert J Trout

"The three infantry regiments had over 2500 men for duty. Siebels had some 1360 on his rolls – the others about 250 less, each. The Cavy. was about 300 men – & the "Governor's Mounted Guard" & "Gouchland Troop" were very fine men & unusually intelligent. The other companies I forget."

Campbell Brown's Civil War with Ewell and the Army of Northern Virginia, by Terry L Jones

"It soon entered hard service, scouting and doing outpost duty, first at Alexandria and then at Fairfax Courthouse."

"The Rappahannock unit was present at a skirmish at Fairfax on 1 June, but due to poor arms and lack of ammunition, took no active part. Its operations in this period were under Colonel, soon to be Brigadier General, Richard S. Ewell. It continued to serve with other units of his brigade at Blackburn's Ford and First Manassas."

The Virginia Regimental Histories Series: Sixth Virginia Cavalry, Second Edition, by M Musick

"The men stayed at the Exchange Hotel on 9 May before leaving for Ashland at first light. The Governor's Guard was not far behind. Cabell left Richmond and led his men into Ashland on 11 May."

The Virginia Regimental Histories Series: Fourth Virginia Cavalry, Second Edition, by K L Stiles

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

Notes

Goochland Light Dragoons

The Goochland Light Dragoons was accepted in state service at Goochland County, Virginia, on 17 April, 1861, and was ordered to Richmond, Virginia, on 9 May, 1861. The company arrived at Franklin Street, Richmond, Virginia, in the evening the same day.

Richmond to Ashland, Hanover County, Virginia, 10 May, 1861: The Goochland Light Dragoons was ordered to Ashland, Hanover County, Virginia, on 10 May, 1861, and arrived at the Camp Ashland, near Ashland, Hanover County, Virginia, in the evening the same day.

Mustered in one year, Ashland, Hanover County, Virginia, 10 May, 1861: The Goochland Light Dragoons was mustered in state service for one year at Ashland, Hanover County, Virginia, by Lieutenant Colonel R S Ewell, cavalry, Confederate States Army, on 10 May, 1861.

Note: The Goochland Light Dragoons was ordered to Richmond, Virginia, on 19 May, 1861, and was accompanied by the Hanover Light Dragoons. The company arrived at Richmond, Virginia, in the evening the same day.

Ashland, Hanover County, to Manassas Junction, Virginia, 28-29 May, 1861: The Goochland Light Dragoons was ordered to proceed by the Virginia Central Railroad to Manassas Junction, Virginia, by Special Orders No.127, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Virginia, in the evening on 28 May, 1861, dated 27 May, 1861, and was accompanied by the Hanover Light Dragoons (See the Wickham's Squadron Cavalry). The company arrived by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, via Gordonsville, Orange County, Virginia, on 29 May, 1861.

Manassas Junction to Fairfax Station, Fairfax County, Virginia, 31 May, 1861: The Goochland Light Dragoons was ordered to Fairfax Station, Fairfax County, Virginia, under the command of Major J Harrison, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 31 May, 1861, and was accompanied by the Governor's Mounted Guard, the Chesterfield Light Dragoons, Company B, and the Hanover Light Dragoons (See Harrison's Battalion Cavalry). The company arrived at Fairfax Station, Fairfax County, via Union Mills, Prince William County, Virginia, the same day.

Skirmish at Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, 1 June, 1861: The Goochland Light Dragoons was ordered to Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 4 AM on 1 June, 1861, and was accompanied by the Hanover Light Dragoons (See Wickham's Squadron Cavalry). The company was ordered to Fairfax Station, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the afternoon same day.

Note: The Goochland Light Dragoons was stationed at Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 2 June, 1861.

Sangster's or Elzey's Crossroads, Fairfax County, Virginia, 4 June, 1861: The Goochland Light Dragoons and the Governor's Mounted Guard were ordered to Sangster's or Elzey's Crossroads, Fairfax County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.2, Paragraph II, Headquarters, Department of Alexandria, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 4 June, 1861.

Note: The Goochland Light Dragoons, the Governor's Mounted Guard, the Fairfax Rifles, and the Mount Vernon Guards were stationed at Sangster's or Elzey's Crossroads, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 9 June, 1861 (See the 17th Virginia Infantry).

General Orders No.25, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Virginia, 8 June, 1861: The Goochland Light Dragoons was assigned to the Confederate States by General Orders No.25, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Virginia, on 8 June, 1861, and was accepted in Confederate service on 1 July, 1861.

Note: The Goochland Light Dragoons was stationed at Sangster's or Elzey's Crossroads, Fairfax County, Virginia, between 4 June and 17 July, 1861, and was assigned to Jenifer's Squadron Cavalry at Sangster's or Elzey's Crossroads, Fairfax County, Virginia, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel W H Jenifer, Provisional Army of Virginia, by Special Orders No.77, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 1 July, 1861.

Withdrawal to Union Mills, Prince William County, Virginia, 17 July, 1861: The Goochland Light Dragoons was ordered to withdraw to Union Mills, Prince William County, Virginia, on 17 July, 1861, and proceeded across the Bull Run River at Union Mills Ford, on the Bull Run River, on 18 July, 1861.

After the first battle of Manassas the Goochland Light Dragoons was stationed near Union Mills Ford, on the Bull Run River, on 23 July, 1861.

The Goochland Light Dragoons was assigned to the 4th Virginia Cavalry, Company I, under the command of Colonel B H Robertson, 4th Virginia Cavalry, by Special Orders No.248, Adjutant & Inspector General's Office, Richmond, Virginia, on 4 September, 1861, and was ordered to rendezvous at Sangster's Station, Prince William County, Virginia, in September 1861.

Governor's Mounted Guard

The Governor's Mounted Guard was accepted in state service on 17 April, 1861, and arrived at at Camp Lee, the Hermitage or New Fairgrounds, near Richmond, Virginia, on 22 April, 1861.

Mustered in one year, Richmond, Virginia, 8 May, 1861: The Governor's Mounted Guard was mustered in state service for one year at Richmond, Virginia, by Colonel & Adjutant General J B Baldwin, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 8 May, 1861.

Richmond to Ashland, Hanover County, Virginia, 11 May, 1861: The Governor's Mounted Guard was ordered to Camp Ashland, near Ashland, Hanover County, Virginia, on 11 May, 1861, and arrived the same day.

Ashland, Hanover County, to Manassas Junction, Virginia, 30-31 May, 1861: The Governor's Mounted Guard was ordered to proceed by the Virginia Central Railroad to Manassas Junction, Virginia, by Special Orders No.127, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Virginia, in the evening on 30 May, 1861, dated 27 May, 1861, and was accompanied by the Chesterfield Light Dragoons, Company B (See the Munford's Squadron Cavalry). The company arrived by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, via Gordonsville, Orange County, Virginia, on 31 May, 1861.

Manassas Junction to Fairfax Station, Fairfax County, Virginia, 31 May, 1861: The Governor's Mounted Guard was ordered to Fairfax Station, Fairfax County, Virginia, under the command of Major J Harrison, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 31 May, 1861, and was accompanied by the Goochland Light Dragoons, the Chesterfield Light Dragoons, Company B, and the Hanover Light Dragoons (See Harrison's Battalion Cavalry). The company arrived at Fairfax Station, Fairfax County, via Union Mills, Prince William County, Virginia, the same day.

Sangster's or Elzey's Crossroads, Fairfax County, Virginia, 4 June, 1861: The Governor's Mounted Guard and the Goochland Light Dragoons were ordered to Sangster's or Elzey's Crossroads, Fairfax County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.2, Paragraph II, Headquarters, Department of Alexandria, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 4 June, 1861.

Note: The Goochland Light Dragoons, the Governor's Mounted Guard, the Fairfax Rifles, and the Mount Vernon Guards were stationed at Sangster's or Elzey's Crossroads, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 9 June, 1861 (See the 17th Virginia Infantry).

General Orders No.25, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Virginia, 8 June, 1861: The Governor's Mounted Guard was assigned to the Confederate States by General Orders No.25, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Virginia, on 8 June, 1861, and was accepted in Confederate service on 1 July, 1861.

Note: The Governor's Mounted Guard was assigned to Jenifer's Squadron Cavalry at Sangster's or Elzey's Crossroads, Fairfax County, Virginia, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel W H Jenifer, Provisional Army of Virginia, by Special Orders No.77, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 1 July, 1861.

Withdrawal to Union Mills, Prince William County, Virginia, 17 July, 1861: The Governor's Mounted Guard was ordered to withdraw to Union Mills, Prince William County, Virginia, on 17 July, 1861, and proceeded across the Bull Run River at Union Mills Ford, on the Bull Run River, on 18 July, 1861.

After the first battle of Manassas the Governor's Mounted Guard was stationed near Union Mills Ford, on the Bull Run River, on 23 July, 1861.

The Governor's Mounted Guard was assigned to the 4th Virginia Cavalry, Company F, under the command of Colonel B H Robertson, 4th Virginia Cavalry, by Special Orders No.248, Adjutant & Inspector General's Office, Richmond, Virginia, on 4 September, 1861, and was ordered to rendezvous at Sangster's Station, Prince William County, Virginia, in October 1861.

Rappahannock Cavalry

The Rappahannock Cavalry was accepted in state service at Washington, Rappahannock County, Virginia, on 22 April, 1861, and arrived at Alexandria, Virginia, on the 24 April, 1861 (See the Garrison at Alexandria).

Alwxandria to Amissville, Rappahannock County, Virginia, 24 April, 1861: The Rappahannock Cavalry was ordered to Amissville, Rappahannock County, Virginia, on 24 April, 1861.

Amissville, Rappahannock County, to Manassas Junction, Virginia, 9 May, 1861: The Rappahannock Cavalry was ordered to Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 9 May, 1861, and arrived at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, the same day.

Manassas Junction & Gainesville, Prince William County, Virginia, 11 & 14 May, 1861: The Rappahannock Cavalry was stationed at stage stables, near Gainesville, Prince William County, Virginia, on 11 May, 1861, and at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 14 May, 1861.

Note: The Rappahannock Cavalry was mustered in state service at Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, by Major G W Brent, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 20 May, 1861 (See the 17th Virginia Infantry).

Skirmish at Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, 1 June, 1861: The Rappahannock Cavalry was stationed at the Episcopal Church, Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 20 May, 1861, and was engaged in a skirmish at Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, between 3 and 4 AM on 1 June, 1861 (See the Skirmish at Fairfax Courthouse).

Note: The Rappahannock Cavalry, the Prince William Cavalry, and the Warrenton Rifles were stationed at Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel R S Ewell, on 1 June, 1861 (See Scott's Squadron Cavalry).

General Orders No.25, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Virginia, 8 June, 1861: The Rappahannock Cavalry was assigned to the Confederate States by General Orders No.25, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Virginia, on 8 June, 1861, and was accepted in Confederate service on 1 July, 1861.

Note: The Prince William Cavalry, the Hanover Light Dragoons, the Chesterfield Light Dragoons, Company B; the Rappahannock Cavalry, and the Black Horse Troop were stationed at Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 17 June, 1861.

Fairfax Courthouse to Fairfax Station, Fairfax County, Virginia, 21 June, 1861: The Rappahannock Cavalry was ordered to Fairfax Station, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning on 21 June, 1861, and was accompanied by the Prince William Cavalry.

Fairfax Station, Fairfax County, to Manassas Junction, Virginia, 23 June, 1861: The Rappahannock Cavalry was ordered to Manassas Junction, Virginia, by Special Orders No.62, Paragraph II, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 23 June, 1861, and was accompanied by the Prince William Cavalry.

Note: The Rappahannock Cavalry and the Prince William Cavalry were stationed at Fairfax Station, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 23 June, 1861.

Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, 24 June, 1861: The Rappahannock Cavalry was assigned to Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, under the command of, Captain J F Lay, Powhatan Troop, by Special Orders No.64, Paragraph VI, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 24 June, 1861.

Hooe's Farm, near Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, 30 June, 1861: The Rappahannock Cavalry was stationed at Hooe's Farm, near Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 30 June 1861.

Manassas Junction to Fairfax Station, Fairfax County, Virginia, 14 July, 1861: The Rappahannock Cavalry was ordered to Fairfax Station, Fairfax County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.112, Paragraph II, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 14 July, 1861.

Note: The 30th Virginia Cavalry, Company F, was ordered to Fairfax Station, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning on 15 July, 1861.

Withdrawal to Union Mills, Prince Wiliam County, Virginia, 17-18 July, 1861: The Rappahannock Cavalry was ordered to withdraw to Union Mills, Prince William County, Virginia, in the morning on 17 July, 1861, and was accompanied by the 30th Virginia Cavalry, Company F. The company was ordered across the Bull Run River at Union Mills Ford, on the Bull Run River, in the morning on 18 July, 1861

After the first battle of Manassas the Rappahannock Cavalry was stationed near Union Mills Ford, on the Bull Run River, on 23 July, 1861, and was assigned to Colonel J E B Stuart, 1st Virginia Cavalry, between 13 and 27 August, 1861 (See the 1st Virginia Cavalry).

The Rappahannock Cavalry was assigned to the 6th Virginia Cavalry, Company B, under the command of Colonel C W Field, by Special Orders No.276, Paragraph XVI, on 12 September, 1861, and was ordered to rendezvous at Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 31 October, 1861.

Bedford Southside Dragoons

The Bedford Southside Dragoons was accepted in state service at Davis' Mills, Bedford County, Virginia, on 28 May, 1861, and arrived at Camp Davis, the Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, Virginia, the same day.

Mustered in one year, Lynchburg, Virginia, 31 May, 1861: The Bedford Southside Dragoons was mustered in state service for one year at Lynchburg, Virginia, by Lieutenant Colonel D A Langhorne, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 31 May, 1861.

Lynchburg to Millford Mills, on Broad Run, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, 23-25 June, 1861: The Bedford Southside Dragoons was ordered to Manassas Junction, Virginia, at 7.30 AM on 23 June, 1861, and was accompanied by the 30th Virginia Cavalry, Companies E, G, H, and I, under the command of Colonel R C W Radford. The company arrived at Orange Courthouse, Orange County, Virginia, ay 10 AM the same day and was stationed at Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, at 6.30 PM on 23 June, 1861. The Bedford Southside Dragoons was ordered to Fauquier White Sulphur Springs, Fauquier County, Virginia, at 7 AM on 24 June, 1861, and arrived at Fauquier White Sulphur Springs, Fauquier County, via Jeffersonville, Tazewell County, Virginia, at 3 PM the same day. The company was ordered to Manassas Junction, Virginia, at 6.30 AM on 25 June, 1861, and arrived at Milford Mills, on Broad Run, near Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, via Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia, at 6 PM the same day.

Millford Mills, near Manassas Junction, to Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, 30 June, 1861: The Bedford Southside Dragoons was ordered to Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, under the command of Colonel R C W Radford, 30th Virginia Cavalry, by Special Orders No.74, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, at 6 AM on 30 June, 1861, dated the same day and was accompanied by the 30th Virginia Cavlary, Companies E, G, H, and I. The company arrived at Camp Radford, near Fairfax Courthouse via Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 5 PM the the same day.

Note: The Bedford Southside Dragoons was stationed at Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, between 1 July and 14 July, 1861.

Fairfax Courthouse to Fairfax Station, Fairfax County, Virginia, 15 July, 1861: The Bedford Southside Dragoons was ordered to Fairfax Station, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning on 15 July, 1861.

Note: A detachment of twenty men of the Bedford Southside Dragoons were temporarily assigned to the 5th Alabama Infantry at Farr's Crossroads, on the Old Braddock Road, between Fairfax Station and Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 15 July, 1861.

Withdrawal to Union Mills, Prince Wiliam County, Virginia, 17 & 18 July, 1861: The Bedford Southside Dragoons was ordered to withdraw to Union Mills, Prince William County, Virginia, on 17 July, 1861, and was accompanied by the Rappahannock Cavalry. The company was ordered across the Bull Run River at Union Mills Ford, on the Bull Run River, in the morning on 18 July, 1861.

Note: The Rappahannock Cavalry was ordered to Fairfax Station, Fairfax County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.112, Paragraph II, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 14 July, 1861.

After the first battle of Manassas the Bedford Southside Dragoons was stationed near Union Mills Ford, on the Bull Run River, in the evening on 21 July, 1861.

Note: The Bedford Southside Dragoons was assigned to the Fourth Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel T T Munford, 30th Virginia Cavalry, by Special Orders No.169, Paragraph III, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, on 25 July, 1861.

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

Note: The Bedford Southside Dragoons was stationed near Union Mills Ford, on the Bull Run River, on 26 July, 1861.

Union Mills Ford, on the Bull Run River, to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 31 July, 1861: The Bedford Southside Dragoons was ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.169, Paragraph III, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, on 25 July, 1861, and was stationed at Camp Blackford, near Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 31 July, 1861.

Centreville to Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, 11 August, 1861: The Bedford Southside Dragoons was ordered to Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 11 August, 1861, and arrived at Camp Harrison, Headquarters, Fourth Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, the same day.

Jennifer's Battalion Cavalry

Lieutenant Colonel W H Jenifer, Provisional Army of Virginia, was assigned to command the Goochland Light Dragoons and the Governor's Mounted Guard at Elzey's or Sangster's Crossroads, Prince William County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.77, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 1 July, 1861, and Major J Harrison, Provisional Army of Virginia, was assigned to the Second Brigade, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Brigadier General R S Ewell, at Fairfax Station, Fairfax County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.102, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 7 July, 1861.

1st Louisiana Special Battalion Infantry, 26 July-1 September, 1861: Lieutenant Colonel W H Jenifer, Provisional Army of Virginia, was temporarily assigned to command the 1st Louisiana Special Battalion Infantry by Special Orders No.170, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 26 July, 1861, and was ordered to Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, by Special Orders No. 287, Parragraph II, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 1 September, 1861 (See the 1st Louisiana Special Battalion Infantry).

Note: Lieutenant Colonel C De Choiseul, 7th Louisiana Infantry, was assigned to command the 1st Louisiana Special Battalion Infantry by Special Orders No. 287, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 1 September, 1861 (See the 7th Louisiana Infantry)

Disbanded at Lynchburg, Virginia, 11 April, 1865: The 4th Virginia Cavalry and the 6th Virginia Cavalry were disbanded at Lynchburg, Virginia, on 11 April, 1865.

Lieutenant Colonel W H Jenifer, Provisional Army of Virginia, Jenifer's Battalion Cavalry: First Lieutenant W H Jenifer, 2nd United States Cavalry, Company G, was stationed at Carlisle Barracks, Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, on 14 April, 1861, and proceeded to Washington, D. C., on a leave of absence on 19 April, 1861 (See the United States Battalion Cavalry). He resigned the same day and arrived at Baltimore City, Maryland, during the riot at Pratt Street, Baltimore, Baltimore County, Maryland, on 19 April, 1861. First Lieutenant W H Jenifer proceeded to Carlisle Barracks, Carlisle, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, in the evening on 19 April, 1861, and proceeded to Washington, D. C., on 22 April, 1861. He arrived at Hanover, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, at 5 PM the same day and was arrested on 22 April, 1861. First Lieutenant W H Jenifer arrived at York, York County, Pennsylvania, at 11 PM on 22 April, 1861, and at Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, at 3 PM on 24 April, 1861. He proceeded to Richmond, Virginia, the same day and arrived in the evening on 24 April, 1861, and was appointed captain, cavalry, Confederate States Army, at Richmond, Virginia, on 12 June, 1861, dated 16 March, 1861. Captain W H Jenifer, cavalry, Confederate States Army, was ordered to Fredericksburg, Virginia, by Special Orders No.71, Paragraph I, Adjutant & Inspector General's Office, Richmond, Virginia, on 14 June, 1861, and to Manassas Junction, Virginia, by Special Orders No.81, Paragraph VIII, Adjutant & Inspector General's Office, Richmond, Virginia, on 28 June, 1861. He was assigned to command Jenifer's Battalion Cavalry by Special Orders No.77, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 1 July, 1861, and to command the cavalry, Seventh Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Colonel N G Evans, cavlary, Confederate States Army, on 11 August, 1861. Captain W H Jenifer was appointed colonel, 8th Virginia Cavalry, on 24 September, 1861.

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, Virginia, by General Orders No.7, Paragraph I, Headquarters of the Division, Richmond, 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, Virginia, on 2 May, 1861. He arrived at Camp Ashland, near Ashland, Hanover County, Virginia, the same day and was ordered to Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, on 19 May, 1861. He arrived at Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, on 24 May, 1861, and was immediately ordered to Manassas Junction, Virginia, at 4.30 AM the same day. Lieutenant Colonel R S Ewell was accompanied by Colonel P St G Cocke, 19th Virginia Infantry, and three companies of the 19th Virginia Infantry, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel J B Strange, and arrived at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, at 7.30 AM on 25 May, 1861 (See the 19th Virginia Infantry). He was ordered to Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 27 May, 1861, and the Rappahannock Cavalry, the Prince William Cavalry, and the Warrenton Rifles, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel R S Ewell, were engaged in a skirmish at Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, between 3 and 4 AM on 1 June, 1861 (See the Skirmish at Fairfax Courthouse). Lieutenant Colonel R S Ewell was appointed brigadier general, Confederate States Army, on 17 June, 1861, and assigned to command the Second Brigade, Army of the Potomac, on 20 June, 1861.

Special Orders No.61, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Virginia, 14 May, 1861: The Halifax Light Infantry, Old Dominion Guards, and Chatham Greys were ordered to the Hermitage or New Fairgrounds, Fush Hill, near Richmond, Virginia, by Special Orders No.61, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Virginia, on 14 May, 1861.

Special Orders No.63, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Virginia, 15 May, 1861: The Young Guard, Mount Vernon Guards, Chesterfield Central Guards, Bedford Rifle Greys, and Meadville Greys were ordered to the Hermitage or New Fairgrounds, Fush Hill, near Richmond, Virginia, by Special Orders No.63, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Virginia, on 15 May, 1861.

Note: The Young Guards, 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, Virginia, on 2 May, 1861, and Lieutenant Colonel R H Chilton, cavalry, Confederate States Army, was assigned to command Camp Ashland, near Ashland, Hanover County, Virginia, by General Orders No.18, Paragraph II, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Virginia, on 19 May, 1861.

The 30th Virginia Cavalry, Companies B, E, F, and I, were assigned to the Fourth Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel T T Munford, 30th Virginia Cavalry, by Special Orders No.169, Paragraph III, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, 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, dated Union Mills, Prince William County, Virginia, 24 July, 1861