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Evans' Demi Brigade, Army of the Potomac

Captain W R Terry, 30th Virginia Cavalry, Company A

Captain W R Terry, 30th Virginia Cavalry, Company A

Terry's Squadron Cavalry

Arrived at Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 10 June, 1861. Mustered in Confederate service for one year dated 1 July, 1861. Stationed in the vicinity of the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, 21 July, 1861

CAPTAIN W R TERRY
Captain W R Terry, 30th Virginia Cavalry, Company A, was assigned to command Terry's Squadron cavalry on 2 July, 1861, and was appointed colonel, 24th Virginia Infantry, by Special Orders No.286, Adjutant & Inspector General's Office, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, on 24 September, 1861 (See the 24th Virginia Infantry).

Company A Clay Troop or Dragoons, Thirtieth Virginia Cavalry: CAPT. W R TERRY
The company was accepted in state service at Liberty, Bedford County, Virginia, on 11 May, 1861, and was mustered in state service at Camp Davis, a quarter of a mile southwest of College Hill, Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, by Lieutenant Colonel D A Langhorne, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 14 May 1861. The company was assigned to Terry's Squadron Cavalry on 2 July, 1861 (See the 30th Virginia Cavalry).
Company I Campbell Rangers, Thirtieth Virginia Cavalry: CAPT. J D ALEXANDER
The company was accepted in state service at Campbell County, Virginia, on 8 June, 1861, and was mustered in state service at Camp Davis, a quarter of a mile southwest of College Hill, Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, by Lieutenant Colonel D A Langhorne, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 14 June, 1861. The company was assigned to Terry's Squadron Cavalry on 2 July, 1861 (See the 30th Virginia Cavalry).

Sources

"Mr. Goode, of Bedford, yesterday, by authority, tendered to the Executive the services of the Clay Dragoons, Capt. Terry, the Bedford Light Artillery, Capt. Jordan, and the Old Dominion Rifles, Capt. Bowyer. They were all accepted."

The Richmond Enquirer (Semi-weekly Edition), 18 April, 1861 - Bedford County

Books/ Manuscripts

The Virginia Regimental Histories Series: Second Virginia Cavalry, First Edition, No.990 of 1000, by R J Driver, Jr. & H E Howard

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

Notes

Clay Dragoons

The Clay Dragoons was accepted in state service at Liberty, Bedford County, Virginia, on 11 May, 1861, and was ordered to Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, the same day. The company was stationed at at Camp Davis, a quarter of a mile southwest of College Hill, Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, on 13 May, 1861.

Mustered in one year, Camp Davis, a quarter of a mile southwest of College Hill, Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, 14 May, 1861: The Clay Dragoons was mustered in state service for one year at Camp Davis, a quarter of a mile southwest of College Hill, Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, by Lieutenant Colonel D A Langhorne, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 14 May 1861.

Lynchburg to Milford Mills, on Broad Run, four & a half miles west of Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 3-10 June, 1861: The Clay Dragoons, under the command of Captain W R Terry, was ordered to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, at 10 AM on 3 June, 1861, and was accompanied by the 30th Virginia Cavalry, Company B (See Hales' Squadron Cavalry). The company arrived at Amherst Courthouse, Amherst County, Virginia, in the evening the same day and was ordered to Rockfish, Nelson County, Virginia, in the morning on 4 June, 1861. The Clay Dragoons arrived in the vicinity of Rockfish River in the evening the same day and arrived at Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Virginia, on 5 June, 1861. The company arrived at Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, on 7 June, 1861, and was ordered to White Sulphur Springs, on the Rappahannock River, four miles southeast of Waterloo, Fauquier County, Virginia, in the morning on 9 June, 1861. The Clay Dragoons arrived at White Sulphur Springs, on the Rappahannock River, four miles southeast of Waterloo, Fauquier County, Virginia, at 4 PM the same day and was ordered to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, in the morning on 10 June, 1861. The company arrived at Milford Mills, on Broad Run, four and a half miles west of Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, the same day.

Milford Mills, on Broad Run, four & a half miles west of Manassas Junction, Prince William County, to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 11 June, 1861: The Clay Dragoons was ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, under the command of Captain W R Terry, 30th Virginia Infantry, Company A, by Special Orders No.22, Headquarters, Department of Alexandria, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 11 June, 1861, and was accompanied by the 30th Virginia Cavalry, Company B. The company arrived at Camp Bonham, Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, the same day.

Note: The Clay Dragoons and the 30th Virginia Cavalry, Company B, were assigned to Colonel P St G Cocke, Fifth Brigade, Army of the Potomac, at Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 22 June, 1861 (See the Fifth Brigade, Army of the Potomac).

Centreville to Frying Pan Church, on the old Ox Road, Fairfax County, Virginia, 16 June, 1861: The Clay Dragoons was ordered to Frying Pan Church, on the old Ox Road, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning on 16 June, 1861, and was accompanied by a section of the Alexandria Artillery and a detachment of the 30th Virginia Cavalry, Company B (See the Hales Squadron Cavalry).

Note: The 1st South Carolina Infantry, the Chesterfield Light Dragoons, Company B, and a detachment of the Hanover Light Dragoons, under the command of Colonel M Gregg, 1st South Carolina Infantry, arrived at Frying Pan Church, on the old Ox Road, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the afternoon on 16 June, 1861.

Frying Pan Church, on the old Ox Road, to Dranesville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 16 June, 1861: The Clay Dragoons arrived at Dranesville, Fairfax County, Virginia, under the command of Colonel M Gregg, 1st South Carolina Infantry, in the evening on 16 June, 1861.

Skirmish on the Alexandria, Loudoun & Hampshire Railroad, a quarter of a mile southeast of Vienna, Fairfax County, Virginia, 17 June, 1861: The Clay Dragoons was ordered to Hunter's Mills, on Difficult Run, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 17 June, 1861, and arrived at Vienna, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 4 PM the same day. The company was stationed on Ayr(e) Hill, Fairfax County, Virginia, during the skirmish on the Alexandria, Loudoun & Hampshire Railroad, a quarter of a mile southeast of Vienna, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 6 PM on 17 June, 1861 (See the Skirmish at Vienna).

Note: The 30th Virginia Cavalry, Company A, and a detachment of the Wise Troop, under the command of Colonel M Gregg, 1st South Carolina Infantry, were ordered to inspect the crossings at Woolington, Fairfax County, Virginia, opposite Seneca Creek, on the Potomac River, Montgomery County, Maryland, in the morning on 17 June, 1861.

Vienna to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 17-18 June, 1861: The Clay Dragoons was ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the evening on 17 June, 1861, and arrived via Flint Hill, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning on 18 June, 1861.

Organisation of Fifth Brigade, Army of the Potomac, 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, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, 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 (See the 1st Louisiana Special Battalion Infantry); the Lynchburg Artillery by Special Orders No.64, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 24 June, 1861 (See the Lynchburg Artillery).

Centreville to Frying Pan Church, on the old Ox Road, Fairfax County, Virginia, 25-30 June, 1861: The Clay Dragoons was ordered to Frying Pan Church, on the old Ox Road, Fairfax County, Virginia, between 25 and 30 June, 1861, and was stationed at Camp Radford, Frying Pan Church, on the old Ox Road, Fairfax County, Virginia, between 2 and 16 July, 1861. The company was assigned to Evans' Demi Brigade, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Major N G Evans, cavalry, Confederate States Army, at 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).

Withdrawal to Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, 17 July, 1861: The Clay Dragoons was ordered to withdraw to the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, on 17 July, 1861.

After the first battle of Manassas the Clay Dragoons was stationed at the Stone Bridge, on Bull Run River, in the evening on 21 July, 1861.

Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, to Vienna, Fairfax County, Virginia, 23 July, 1861: The Clay Dragoons was ordered to Vienna, Fairfax County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.154, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 23 July, 1861.

Note: The Clay Dragoons was assigned to Colonel R C W Radford, 30th Virginia Cavalry, by Special Orders No.154, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 23 July, 1861, and to the First Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, by Special Orders No.169, Paragraph III, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 25 July, 1861.

Organisation of First Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, 25 July, 1861: 2nd South Carolina Infantry, 3rd South Carolina Infantry, 7th South Carolina Infantry, 8th South Carolina Infantry, Alexandria Artillery, Hanover Light Dragoons, Fairfax Cavalry or Washington Home Guards, 30th Virginia Cavalry, Companies A, C, G, and H

Vienna to Flint Hill, two miles north of Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, 11 August, 1861: The Clay Dragoons was ordered to Flint Hill, two miles north of Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning on 11 August, 1861.

Campbell Rangers

The Campbell Rangers was accepted in state service at Campbell County, Virginia, on 8 June, 1861, and was stationed at Camp Davis, a quarter of a mile southwest of College Hill, Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, on 14 June, 1861.

Mustered in one year, Camp Davis, a quarter of a mile southwest of College Hill, Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, 14 June, 1861: The Campbell Rangers was mustered in state service for one year at Camp Davis, a quarter of a mile southwest of College Hill, Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, by Lieutenant Colonel D A Langhorne, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 14 June, 1861.

A quarter of a mile southwest of College Hill, Lynchburg to four & a half miles west of Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 23-25 June, 1861: The Campbell Rangers was ordered to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, at 7.30 AM on 23 June, 1861, and was accompanied by the 30th Virginia Cavalry, Companies E, F, G, and H, 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 Campbell Rangers was ordered to White Sulphur Springs, on the Rappahannock River, four miles southeast of Waterloo, Fauquier County, Virginia, at 7 AM on 24 June, 1861, and arrived at White Sulphur Springs, on the Rappahannock River, four miles southeast of Waterloo, 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, four and a half miles west of Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, at 6 PM the same day.

Millford Mills, four & a half miles west of Manassas Junction, Prince William County, to Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, 30 June, 1861: The Campbell Rangers was ordered to Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, under the command of Colonel R C W Radford, by Special Orders No.74, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, at 6 AM on 30 June, 1861, and was accompanied by the 30th Virginia Cavlary, Companies E, F, G, and H. The company arrived at Camp Radford, Fairfax Courthouse via Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 5 PM the same day.

Fairfax Courthouse to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 1 July, 1861: The Campbell Rangers was ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning on 1 July, 1861, and arrived at Camp Blackford, Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, the same day.

Note: The Wise Troop was stationed at Camp Blackford, Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 1 July, 1861 (See Hale's Squadron Cavalry).

Centreville to Frying Pan Church, on the old Ox Road, Fairfax County, Virginia, 2 & 11 July, 1861: The Campbell Rangers was ordered to Frying Pan Church, on the old Ox Road, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning on 2 July 1861, and was assigned to Terry's Squadron Cavalry, under the command of Captain W R Terry, 30th Virginia Cavalry, Company A, the same day. The Campbell Rangers was assigned to Evans' Demi Brigade, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Major N G Evans, cavalry, Confederate States Army, at 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).

Withdrawal to Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, 17 July, 1861: The Campbell Rangers was ordered to withdraw to the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, on 17 July, 1861, and arrived in the evening the same day.

Note: The Campbell Rangers was assigned to Major C R Wheat, 1st Louisiana Special Battalion Infantry, in the morning on 21 July, 1861 (See the 1st Louisiana Special Battalion Infantry).

After the first battle of Manassas the Campbell Rangers was stationed in the vicinity of the Stone Bridge, on Bull Run River, on 21 July, 1861.

Note: The Campbell Rangers 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, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 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

Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 25 July, 1861: The Campbell Rangers was ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.169, Paragraph III, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 25 July, 1861.

Terry's Squadron Cavalry

After the first battle of Manassas the 30th Virginia Cavalry, Companies A and I, were stationed at the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, on 21 July, 1861.

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, Prince William County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.74, Paragraph VI, Adjutant & Inspector General's Office, Richmond, Henrico County, 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, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 21 June, 1861 (See the 4th South Carolina Infantry). Major N G Evans, cavlary, Confederate States Army, 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, cavlary, Confederate States Army, was appointed colonel, cavlary, Confederate States Army, on 23 July, 1861, and was ordered to Leesburg, Loudoun County, Virginia, on 11 August, 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, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 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, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, 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, Prince William County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.198, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, on 20 June, 1861.

The 30th Virginia Cavalry, Companies A, C, G, and H, and the Hanover Light Dragoons and the Fairfax Cavalry or Washington Home Guards were assigned to the First Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Colonel R C W Radford, 30th Virginia Cavalry, by Special Orders No.169, Paragraph III, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 25 July, 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, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 25 July, 1861.

Reports

OFFICIAL REPORT NO.112: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), Chapter IX, p562
Captain W R Terry, Thirtieth Virginia Cavalry, dated 23 July, 1861

OFFICIAL REPORT NO.114: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), Chapter IX, pp564-565
Captain J D Alexander, Thirtieth Virginia Cavalry, dated in the vicinity of the Stone Bridge, on the Bull River, July 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 Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, 24 July, 1861