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Evans' Demi Brigade, Army of the Potomac

Major C R Wheat, 1st Louisiana Special Battalion Infantry

Major C R Wheat, 1st Louisiana Special Battalion Infantry

First Louisiana Special Battalion Infantry

Mustered in Confederate service for the war 9 June, 1861, dated 8 June, 1861. Arrived at Manassas Junction, Virginia, 22 June, 1861. Stationed near the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, 21 July, 1861

MAJOR C R WHEAT
Captain C R Wheat, Old Dominion Guards, was appointed major, 1st Louisiana Special Battalion Infantry, on 25 May, 1861, and was mustered in Confederate service on 9 June, 1861, dated 6 June, 1861.

Company A Walker Guards, Company A: CAPT. R A HARRIS
The company was accepted in state service at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, at No.99 Granier Street, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, on 22 April, 1861, and was mustered in state service for the war at Camp Davis, near New Orleans, Orleans Parish, by Adjutant & Inspector General M Grivot, Louisiana Militia, on 25 April, 1861, and was disbanded near Richmond, Virginia, on 13 August, 1862.
Company B Tiger Rifles: CAPT. A WHITE
The company was accepted in states service at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, on 23 April, 1861, and was mustered in state service for the war at Camp Davis, near New Orleans, Orleans Parish, by Adjutant & Inspector General M Grivot, Louisiana Militia, on 25 April, 1861. The company was disbanded near Richmond, Virginia, on 25 August, 1862.
Company C Delta Rangers: CAPT. H C GARDNER
The company was accepted in state service at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, on 25 April, 1861, and was mustered in state service for the war on 28 April, 1861. The company was disbanded near Richmond, Virginia, on 25 August, 1862.
Company D Catahoula Guerrillas: CAPT. J W BUHOUP
The company was accepted in state service at Trinity, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana, on 14 May, 1861, and was mustered in state service for the war on 18 May, 1861. The company was ordered to proceed by the steamer E R Hart to New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, on 23 May, 1861, and arrived on 25 May, 1861. The company was assigned to the 8th Louisiana Infantry but was mustered in Confederate service as the 1st Louisiana Special Battalion Infantry, Company D, on 9 June, 1861, dated 8 June, 1861 (See the 8th Louisiana Infantry). The company was assigned to the 7th Louisiana Battalion Infantry, Company B, at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, under the command of Major H St Paul, on 1 November, 1861 (See the Washington Battalion Artillery).
Company E Old Dominion Guards: CAPT. O P MILLER
The company was mustered in state service for the war at Camp Davis, near New Orleans, Orleans Parish, under the command of Captain C R Wheat, on 25 April, 1861, and O P Miller was appointed captain, Old Dominion Guards, on 23 May, 1861. Captain C R Wheat, Old Dominion Guards, was appointed major, 1st Louisiana Special Battalion Infantry, on 25 May, 1861, and the company was redesignated the 1st Louisiana Special Battalion Infantry, Company D (2nd) on 1 November, 1861. The company was disbanded near Richmond, Virginia, on 15 August, 1862.
Company F Wheat's Life Guards: CAPT. G W HANNA
The company was mustered in state service at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, on 20 June, 1861, and was mustered in Confederate service by First Lieutenant C W Phifer, cavalry, Confederate States Army, on 26 June, 1861. The company was assigned to the 1st Louisiana Special Battalion Infantry, Company F, on 1 September, 1861, and R G Atkins was appointed captain on 19 September, 1861. The company was redesignated the 1st Louisiana Special Battalion Infantry, Company E (2nd), on 1 November, 1861, and was disbanded near Richmond, Virginia, on 15 August, 1862.
Unlettered Company Rough and Ready Rangers or Orleans Claiborne Guards: CAPT. H Chaffin
The company was stationed at No.73 Camp Street, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, on 27 April, 1861, and was assigned to the 1st Louisiana Special Battalion Infantry on 5 June, 1861. The company was disbanded on 10 June, 1861, and Second Lieutenant G W Hanna, Rough and Reday Rangers, was appointed captain, 1st Louisiana Special Battalion Infantry, Company F, on 20 June, 1861.

Sources

"This company, which we have had occasion to mention heretofore in a very favourable manner, is now stationed at Camp Davis, (Marine hospital.) And, at an election just held, the following officers were elected; Captain, H. C. Gardner; first lieutenant, Thad. A. Ripley; second lieutenant, Middleton Eastman. This company will be mustered into service today."

The Daily True Delta (New Orleans), 28 April, 1861 - The Delta Rangers

"Company A of this corps, numbering 84 men, rank and file, was mustered into service yesterday by Adjutant General Grivot. Company B of this command, every man of whom has a big heart and a strong arm for the south, marched out to Camp Davis last evening. This corps, Captain Harris in command of company A, Captain Sam. McChesney in command of company B, and Major Dolan in command of the battalion, will prove their manhood and devotion to the south, and will show, on a bloody field, that they keep at heart the brave lessons of general Walker, whose have murder every Nicaragua-American hopes to see yet avenged."

The Daily True Delta (New Orleans), 28 April, 1861 - The Walker Guards

"Tomorrow the following city companies, constituting Col. Hunt's regiment, will leave for the new camp: The Tiger Rifles, Old Dominion Guards, Delta Rangers, Rough and Ready Rangers, Walker Guards, Southern Guards, Bienville Guards, Orleans Cadets, Orleans Southrons. This will finish the removal of Camp Walker - Capts. Harris, White, Miller, Gardener etc."

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

"The first special battalion, under the command of Major C. R. Wheat, leaves on Saturday for Virginia. The companies are the Walker Guards, Tiger Rifles, Old Dominion Guards, Delta Rangers, Orleans Claiborne Guards."

The New Orleans Daily Crescent, 7 June, 1861

"Nevertheless, the Tiger Rifles were a spirited, daredevil company, rakish in the picturesque new Zouave uniforms. A wealthy citizen, A Keene Richards, was so taken with the Tiger spirit, that at his own expense he outfitted the Tiger Rifles. Their uniform consisted of a scarlet skull cap with long tassel, red shirts and open brown jackets and baggy trousers of blue and white striped bed ticking, tucked into white leggings."

"Shortly after Wheat and his men reached Camp Moore two more companies were assigned to him, the Rough and Ready Rangers, commanded by Captain H Chaffin and the Delta Rangers, led by Captain Henry Clay Gardener."

Gentle tiger: The gallant life of Roberdeau Wheat, by Charles L Dufour

Lee's Tigers: The Louisiana Infantry in the Army of Northern Virginia, by Terry L Jones

Southern Historical Society Papers Volume 17: 'Bury me on the field, boys!' Memoir of Gen. C. R. Wheat, commander of the 'Louisiana Tiger Battalion', by Leo Wheat

Supplement to the Official Records: Part II, Record of Events, Volume 23, Serial No.35: Record of events for Wheat's First Special Battalion, Louisiana Infantry, June 1861-June 1862, edited by James B Hewett

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

Notes

The 1st Louisiana Special Battalion Infantry was organised at Camp Moore, on the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northen Railroad, one and a half miles above Tangipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, on 23 May, 1861.

United States Marine Hospital, on the Mississippi River, McDono(u)ghville, Jefferson Parish, New Orleans, Company C, 28 April, 1861: The Delta Rangers was stationed at the United States Marine Hospital, on the Mississippi River, McDono(u)ghville, Jefferson Parish, New Orleans, on 28 April, 1861.

Note: The Tiger Rifles was ordered to rendezvous at 29 Front Levee, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, New Orleans, on 21 April, 1861.

Camp Davis, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, New Orleans, Company A, 25 April, 1861: The Walker Guards, Company A, under the command of Captain R A Harris, and the Walker Guards, Company B, under the command of Captain S McChesney, were sttaioned at Camp Davis, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, New Orleans, under the command of Major T Dolan, in the evening on 25 April, 1861.

Note: The Delta Rangers (72), the Old Dominion Guards (84), the Tiger Rifles (88), the Walker Guards (85), and the Rough and Ready Rangers (80) 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 4 May, 1861.

Metairie Racecourse, Metairie, Jefferson Parish, to Tangipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, Companies A, B, C, & E, 14-15 May, 1861: The Delta Rangers, the Old Dominion Guards, the Tiger Rifles, the Walker Guards, Company A, and the Rough and Ready Rangers or Orleans Claiborne Guards were ordered to proceed by the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad to Tangipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, on 14 May, 1861, and was accompanied by the Southern Cadets, the Bienville Guards, the Orleans Cadets, and the Orleans Southrons, under the command of Colonel T G Hunt, 5th Louisiana Infantry. The Delta Rangers, the Old Dominion Guards, the Tiger Rifles, the Walker Guards, and the Rough and Ready Rangers or Orleans Claiborne Guards arrived at Camp Moore, on the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northen Railroad, one and a half miles above Tangipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, on 15 May, 1861.

Note: The Delta Rangers, the Old Dominion Guards, the Tiger Rifles, the Walker Guards, Company A, and the Rough and Ready Rangers or Orleans Claiborne Guards were stationed at Camp Walker, Metairie Racecourse, Metairie, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, under the command of Colonel T G Hunt, 5th Louisiana Infantry, on 13 May, 1861, and Captain C R Wheat, Old Dominion Guards, was appointed major, 1st Louisiana Special Battalion Infantry, at Camp Moore, on the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northen Railroad, one and a half miles above Tangipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, on 25 May, 1861.

Mustered in war, Tangipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, 8 June, 1861, dated 9 June, 1861, & 9 June, 1861: The 1st Special Battalion Louisiana Infantry, Companies A, B, C, and D, were mustered in Confederate service for the war at Camp Moore, on the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northen Railroad, one and a half miles above Tangipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, by Second Lieutenant N W Pope, 4th Louisana Infantry, Company C, on 8 June, 1861, dated 9 June, 1861, and Company E on 9 June, 1861.

Note: The Rough and Ready Rangers or Orleans Claiborne Guards, under the command of Captain H Chaffin, First Lieutenant G W Rider, and Second Lieutenant G W Hanna, was assigned to the 1st Louisiana Special Battalion Infantry at Camp Moore, on the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northen Railroad, one and a half miles above Tangipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, on 5 June, 1861, and was disbanded on 10 June, 1861. Second Lieutenant G W Hanna was appointed captain, 1st Louisiana Special Battalion Infantry, Company F, on 20 June, 1861.

Tangipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, to Lynchburg, Virginia, 10-19 June 1861: The 1st Louisiana Special Battalion Infantry was ordered to proceed by the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad to Lynchburg, Virginia, on 10 June, 1861, and arrived by the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad via Jackson, Hinds County, and Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi; and Grand Junction, Fayette and Hardeman Counties, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Knoxville, Knox County, and Bristol, Sullivan County, Tennessee, on 19 June, 1861.

Note: The 1st Louisiana Special Battalion Infantry was stationed at Lynchburg, Virginia, on 20 June, 1861, and the 1st Louisiana Special Battalion Infantry, Company F, under the command of Captain G W Hanna, was mustered in Confederate service at Camp Moore, on the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northen Railroad, near Tangipahoa Station, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, on 26 June, 1861.

Lynchburg to Manassas Junction, Virginia, 21-22 June 1861: The 1st Louisiana Special Battalion Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad to Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 21 June, 1861, and arrived at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, via Charlotteville, Albemarle County, and Gordonsville, Orange County, in the morning on 22 June, 1861.

Manassas Junction to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 23 June, 1861: The 1st Louisiana Special Battalion Infantry was ordered to Frying Pan Church, on the Old Ox Road, Fairfax County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.61, Paragraph III, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 23 June, 1861, dated 22 June, 1861, and arrived the same day.

Note: The 1st Louisiana Special Battalion Infantry was assigned to the Fifth Brigade, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Colonel P St G Cocke, 19th Virginia Infantry, by Special Orders No.61, Paragraph III, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 22 June, 1861.

Organisation of Fifth Brigade, Army of the Potomac, near Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 24 June, 1861: The 18th Virginia Infantry, the 19th Virginia Infantry, and the 28th Virginia Infantry were assigned to the Fifth Brigade, Army of the Potomac, by General Orders No.20, Paragraph V, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 20 June, 1861; the 30th Virginia Cavalry, Companies A and B, on 22 June, 1861 (See the 30th Virginia Cavalry); the 1st Louisiana Special Battalion Infantry by Special Orders No.61, Paragraph III, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, on 22 June, 1861; the Lynchburg Artillery by Special Orders No.64, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 24 June, 1861 (See the Lynchburg Artillery).

Centreville to Frying Pan Church, on the Old Ox Road, Fairfax County, Virginia, 24 June, 1861: The 1st Louisiana Special Battalion Infantry was ordered to Frying Pan Church, on the Old Ox Road, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning on 24 June, 1861, and arrived at 12 AM the same day.

Note: A detachment of the 1st Louisiana Special Battalion Infantry, Companies B and D, under the command of Captain A White, Company B, were engaged in a skirmish with the 5th District of Columbia Militia Battalion Infantry at Seneca Creek, on the Potomac River, on 28 June, 1861 (See the Rockville Expedition).

Evans' Demi Brigade, Army of the Potomac, near Frying Pan Pan Church, on the Old Ox Road, Fairfax County, Virginia, 11 July, 1861: The 1st Louisiana Special Battalion Infantry was assigned to Evans' Demi Brigade, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Major N G Evans, cavalry, Confederate States Army, near Frying Pan Church, on the Old Ox Road, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 11 July, 1861.

Note: Major N G Evans, cavalry, Confederate States Army, was assigned to command the troops at and in the vicinity of Frying Pan Church, on the Old Ox Road, Fairfax County, Virginia, as part of the Fifth Brigade, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Colonel P St G Cocke, 19th Virginia Infantry, on 11 July, 1861 (See the 19th Virginia Infantry). The 1st Louisiana Special Battalion Infantry was stationed between Frying Pan Church, on the Old Ox Road, and Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 12 July, 1861.

Seneca Falls, on the Potomac River, 14 July, 1861: The 1st Louisiana Special Battalion Infantry, Company B, was engaged in a skirmish near Seneca Falls, on the Potomac River, on 14 July, 1861.

Withdrawal to Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, 17 July, 1861: The 1st Louisiana Special Battalion Infantry was ordered to withdraw to the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, on 17 July, 1861, and arrived in the evening same day.

After the first battle of Manassas the 1st Louisiana Special Battalion Infantry was stationed near the Stone Bridge, on Bull Run River, in the evening on 21 July, 1861.

Note: A detachment of thirty men of the 1st Louisiana Special Battalion Infantry, under the command of Captain G W Hanna, was stationed at Shocco Warehouse, Richmond, Virginia, on 24 July, 1861, and R G Atkins was appointed captain, 1st Louisiana Special Battalion Infantry, Company F, on 19 September, 1861, and the 1st Louisiana Special Battalion Infantry was assigned to the Eighth Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Acting Brigadier General I G Seymour, colonel, 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

Special Orders No.170, Paragaph II, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, 26 July, 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, Paragaph II, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 26 July, 1861 (See the Jenifer's Battalion Cavalry).

Stone Bridge to Camp Bienville, between Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, & Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 28 July, 1861: The 1st Louisiana Special Battalion Infantry was ordered between Blackburn's Ford, on Bull Run River, and Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 28 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 1st Louisiana Special Battalion 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 (See the 6th Louisiana Infantry).

Between Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, & Centreville, to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 28 August, 1861: The 1st Louisiana Special Battalion Infantry was ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, by Special Orders No. 272, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 28 August, 1861.

Centreville to Germantown, Fairfax County, Virginia, 29 August, 1861: The 1st Louisiana Special Battalion Infantry was ordered to Germantown, Fairfax County, Virginia, by Special Orders No. 280, Paragraph I, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 29 August, 1861.

Special Orders No. 287, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, 1 September, 1861: Lieutenant Colonel C De Choiseul, 7th Louisiana Infantry, was temporarily 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 near Richmond, Virginia, 13, 15, & 25 August, 1862: The 1st Special Battalion Louisiana Infantry was disbanded near Richmond, Virginia, on 13, 15 and 25 August, 1862.

Major N G Evans, cavalry, Confederate States Army, Seventh (Demi) Brigade, Army of the Potomac: Captain N G Evans, 2nd United States Cavalry, Company H, resigned at Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, on 23 February, dated 27 February, 1861, and was appointed major and assistant adjutant general, Provisional Army of South Carolina, on 27 February, 1861 (See the United States Battalion Cavalry). Major & Assistant Adjutant General N G Evans, Provisional Army of South Carolina, arrived at Cokesbury, Greenwood District, South Carolina, on 14 March, 1861, and was appointed adjutant general to Brigadier General R G M Dunovant, Provisional Army of South Carolina, on 28 March, 1861. He was ordered to Sullivan's Island, Charleston District, South Carolina, on 9 April, 1861, and was on duty during the bombardment of Fort Sumter, Charleston Harbour, on 12 and 13 April, 1861. Major & Adjutant General N G Evans, Provisional Army of South Carolina, was stationed at Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, on 16 May, 1861, and was appointed major, cavalry, Confederate States Army, at Charleston, Charleston District, South Carolina, on 21 May, 1861, dated 16 March, 1861. Major N G Evans, cavlary, Confederate States Army, mustered the 7th South Carolina Infantry in Confederate service on 4 June, 1861, and was ordered to Manassas Junction, Virginia, by Special Orders No.74, Paragraph VI, Adjutant & Inspector General's Office, Richmond, Virginia, on 18 June, 1861 (See the 7th South Carolina Infantry). He was accompanied the 4th South Carolina Infantry and arrived by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, via Gordonsville, Orange County, Virginia, on 21 June, 1861 (See the 4th South Carolina Infantry). Major N G Evans was ordered to Leesburg, Loudoun County, Virginia, on 22 June, 1861, and was accompanied by the 4th South Carolina Infantry. He was assigned to command at Loudoun County and the Potomac River between Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, and Drainesville, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 23 June, 1861, and was ordered to Frying Pan Church, on the Old Ox Road, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 10 July, 1861. Major N G Evans was appointed colonel, cavlary, Confederate States Army, on 23 July, 1861, and was assigned to command the Seventh Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, by Special Orders No.169, Paragarph I, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, on 25 July, 1861. Colonel N G Evans, cavlary, Confederate States Army, was ordered to Leesburg, Loudoun County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.212, Paragraph I, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 8 August, 1861, and was appointed brigadier general, Confederate States Army, on 21 October, 1861.

Note: Major N G Evans, cavlary, Confederate States Army, was ordered to Manassas Junction, Virginia, by Special Orders No.198, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Virginia, on 20 June, 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 above 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 above 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 above 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 1st Louisiana Special Battalion 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.

Reports

Supplement to Offical Records, Volume 1, REPORTS TO ADDENDUM: Series I, Volume 2, pp194-195
Major C R Wheat, First Special Battalion Louisiana Infantry, dated near Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Virginia, 1 August, 1861

OFFICIAL REPORT NO.110: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), Chapter IX, pp558-560
Colonel N G Evans, Seventh Brigade, Army of the Potomac, dated near the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, 24 July, 1861