The Fourth Alabama Painting by Don Troiani

Sixth Brigade, Army of the Potomac

Colonel W Barksdale, 13th Mississippi Infantry

Colonel W Barksdale, 13th Mississippi Infantry

Thirteenth Mississippi Infantry

Mustered in Confederate service for one year 23 May, 1861. Arrived at Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 20 July, 1861. Stationed between McLean's Farm, one mile southwest of McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, 21 July, 1861

COLONEL W BARKSDALE
W Barksdale was appointed brigadier general and quartermaster general, Army of Mississippi, on 12 March, 1861, dated 1 March, 1861, and was appointed colonel, Confederate States Army, on 14 May, 1861.

LIEUTENANT COLONEL M H WHITAKER
First Lieutenant M H Whitaker, Company H, was appointed lieutenant colonel, 13th Mississippi Infantry, at Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, on 18 May, 1861.

MAJOR I HARRISON
I Harrison was appointed major, 13th Mississippi Infantry, at Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, on 14 May, 1861.

Company A Alamutcha Infantry: CAPT. P H BOZEMAN
The company was accepted in state service at Macon, Noxubee County, Mississippi, on 4 March, 1861, and was mustered in state service on 23 March, 1861. The company was ordered to proceed by the Mobile & Ohio Railroad to Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, at 10 AM on 14 May, 1861, and was mustered in Confederate service for one year at Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, by Captain W S Walker, infantry, Confederate States Army, on 23 May, 1861, dated 14 May, 1861.
Company B Winston Guards: CAPT. J M BRADLEY
The company was accepted in state service at Louisville, Winston County, Mississippi, on 6 March, 1861, and was mustered in state service on 16 March, 1861. The company was ordered to Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, in the morning on 13 May, 1861, and arrived at Macon, Noxubee County, Mississippi, at 3 PM on 14 May, 1861. The company was ordered to proceed by the Mobile & Ohio Railroad to Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, in the evening the same day and arrived in the morning on 15 May, 1861. The company was mustered in Confederate service for one year at Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, by Captain W S Walker, infantry, Confederate States Army, on 23 May, 1861, dated 16 May, 1861.
Company C Wayne Rifles: CAPT. W J ECKFORD
The company was accepted in state service at Waynesboro, Wayne County, Mississippi, on 9 March, 1861, and was mustered in state service by Captain R J Lawrence, Shubuta Rifles, 14th Mississippi Infantry, Company A, on 17 April, 1861. The company was mustered in Confederate service for one year at Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, by Captain W S Walker, infantry, Confederate States Army, on 23 May, 1861, dated 14 May, 1861.
Company D Minute Men of Attala: CAPT. L D FLETCHER
The company was accepted in state service at Kosciusko, Attala County, Mississippi, on 15 March, 1861, and was mustered in state service on 19 April, 1861. The company was mustered in Confederate service for one year at Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, by Captain W S Walker, infantry, Confederate States Army, on 23 May, 1861, dated 13 May, 1861.
Company E Newton Rifles: CAPT. M CARLETON
The company was accepted and mustered in state service at Decatur, Newton County, Mississippi, on 23 March, 1861, and was ordered to rendezvous at Newton Station, Newton, Newton County, Mississippi, in the morning on 15 May, 1861. The company arrived by the Southern (Mississippi) Railroad at Meridian, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, at 3 PM the same day and was ordered to proceed by the Mobile & Ohio Railroad to Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, at 8 AM on 16 May, 1861. The company arrived at Corinth, Alcorn County, via West Point, Clay County, Mississippi, in the morning on 17 May, 1861, and was mustered in Confederate service for one year by Captain W S Walker, infantry, Confederate States Army, on 23 May, 1861, dated 17 May, 1861.
Company F Kemper Legion: CAPT. J W Carter
The company was accepted in state service at DeKalb, Kemper County, Mississippi, on 13 April, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Mobile & Ohio Railroad to Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, on 14 May, 1861. The company arrived at Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, on 14 May, 1861, and was mustered in Confederate service for one year by Captain W S Walker, infantry, Confederate States Army, on 23 May, 1861, dated 14 May, 1861.
Company G Lauderdale Zouaves: CAPT. K MCELROY
The company was accepted in state service at Lauderdale Springs, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, on 30 March, 1861, and was mustered in Confederate service for one year at Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, by Captain W S Walker, infantry, Confederate States Army, on 23 May, 1861, dated 13 May, 1861.
Company H Pettus Guards: CAPT. S J RANDELL
The company was accepted and mustered in state service at Marion Station, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, on 19 March, 1861, and was mustered in Confederate service for one year at Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, by Captain W S Walker, infantry, Confederate States Army, on 23 May, 1861, dated 14 May, 1861.
Company I Secessionists: CAPT. R D MCINTOSH
The company mustered in state service at Pierce's Springs, Clarke County, Mississippi, on 27 April, 1861, and was ordered proceed by the Mobile & Ohio Railroad to Corinth, on 12 May, 1861. The company arrived at Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, the same day and was mustered in Confederate service for one year by Captain W S Walker, infantry, Confederate States Army, on 23 May, 1861, dated 12 May, 1861.
Company K Spartan Band: CAPT. W H Worthington
The company was mustered in state service at Sparta, Chickasaw County, Mississippi, under the command of Captain W Mellard, by Captain W H Moore, Van Dorn Reserves, on 23 March, 1861, and was stationed at Marion Station, Lauderdale County, Mississippi, on 30 March, 1861 (See the 11th Mississippi Infantry). The company was mustered in Confederate service for one year at Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, by Captain W S Walker, infantry, Confederate States Army, on 23 May, 1861, dated 2 May, 1861, and Captain W Mellard, 13th Mississippi Infantry, Company K, resigned on 22 May, 1861. Private W H Worthington, 13th Mississippi Infantry, Company K, was appointed captain the same day.

Source

"On yesterday a requisition was made for the following companies to rendezvous immediately at Corinth in addition to the two regiments heretofore ordered to that point. We presume their destination is further North. The companies are ordered out according to priority of enrollment: Pettus Relief, M. B. Harris, Capt., Copiah. Sardis Blues, J. R. Dickens, Capt., Panola. Coast Rangers, J. B. Avart, Capt., Harrison. Alamutcha Infantry, P. H. Bozman, Capt., Lauderdale. Winston Guards, J. M. Bradley, Capt., Winston. Wayne Rifles, W. J. Eckford, Capt., Wayne. Durant Rifles, John A. Cason, Capt., Holmes. Vicksburg Sharpshooters, H. H. Miller, Capt., Warren. Claiborne Guards, Henry Hughes, Capt., Claiborne. Minute Men of Attala, L. D. Fletcher, Capt., Attala. Satartia Rifles, E. R. Gale, Capt., Yazoo. Newton Rifles. M. Carlton, Capt., Newton. Kemper Legion, J. W. Carter, Capt., Kemper. Lauderdale Zouaves, K. McElroy, Capt., Lauderdale. Pettus Guards, S. J. Randall, Capt., Lauderdale. Secessionists, R. D. McIntosh, Capt., Clark."

The Eastern Clarion (Paulding, Jasper County, Mississippi), 10 May, 1861 - Another requisition

"We (that is the 'Sardis Blues') have been here just two weeks. Upon our arrival we found five other companies. Since then two full regiments have been orgabised, and today here are six or seven companies of the last requisition encamped here, and several others expected today. The 13th regiment, Colonel Barksdale, left here yesterday for Union City, and ours (the 12th) will probably follow tomorrow."

The Memphis DailyAppeal, 30 May, 1861 - Letter from Corinth

"I give you the number of our Regiment, Field, Staff, and Officers of line, and as we are the east Mississippi Regiment, you perhaps might put it in the Clarion, that our friends may know where we are."

"We are in quarters in a fine situation, good water and dry ground. The 12th Regiment are on our right. A Tennessee Regiment are in encampment near us."

The Eastern Clarion (Paulding, Jasper County, Mississippi), 21 June, 1861 - Thirteenth Mississippi Regiment: Headquarters, Camp Barksdale, Union City, Tenn., 30th May, 1861

Books/ Manuscripts

Supplement to the Official Records: Part II, Record of Events, Volume 33, Serial No.45: Record of events for the Thirteenth Mississippi Infantry, March 1861-March 1865, edited by James B Hewett

"This company, the first in Newton county, was organised at Decatur, and called the Newton Rifles. The organisation was completed as early as the first of March, 1861, Montgomery Carleton being the captain; was mustered into service on the 9th March, same year, by Capt. Yerger."

"From there they were ordered into camp of instruction at Union City, Tenn., and there remained six weeks; from there to Jackson, Tenn., where they remianed but one day, and were ordered to Virginia, where they participated in the first Manassas battle, on 21st July, 1861."

History of Newton County, Mississippi, from 1834 to 1894, by A J Brown

Lieutenant General Jubal Anderson Early C.S.A.: Autobiographical sketch and narrative of the War Between the States, with notes by Jubal Anderson Early

"Immediately on reaching Lynchburg they were ordered to Manassas, and reached the railroad junction during the night of July 20 and the morning of the 21st, the day of the battle. As soon as possible they were advanced to the field, with much marching and countermarching in the intense heat and stifling dust. The orders were to report to General Longstreet, but for convenience they were attached to Jubal A Early's brigade, which was stationed in the rear of Beauregard's line on Bull Run, near McLean's ford."

Military history of Mississippi, 1803-1898, taken from the official and statistical register of the State of Mississippi, 1908, by Dunbar Rowland

Lauderdale County, Missisissippi, a brief history, by Richelle Putnam

Notes

The 13th Mississippi Infantry was accepted in Confederate service for one year on 14 May, 1861, and was stationed at at Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, on 23 May, 1861.

Rendezvous south of the Charleston & Memphis Railroad, Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, & I, 7 May, 1861: The Alamutcha Infantry, the Winston Guards, the Wayne Rifles, the Minute Men of Attala, the Newton Rifles, the Kemper Legion, the Lauderdale Zouaves, the Pettus Guards, and the Secessionists were ordered to rendezvous south of the Charleston & Memphis Railroad, Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, on 7 May, 1861.

Mustered in one year, Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, 23 May, 1861: The 13th Mississippi Infantry was mustered in Confederate service for one year at Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, by Captain W S Walker, infantry, Confederate States Army, on 23 May, 1861.

Note: Major General C Clark, Army of Mississippi, was ordered to send the 12th Mississippi Infantry and 13th Mississippi Infantry to Union City, Obion County, Tennessee, by Secretary of War L P Walker on 22 May, 1861 (See the 12th Mississippi Infantry).

Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, to Union City, Obion County, Tennessee, 25-26 May, 1861: The 13th Mississippi Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Mobile & Ohio Railroad to Union City, Obion County, Tennessee, at 3 PM on 25 May, 1861, dated 24 May, 1861, and arrived at Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee, at 8 PM the same day. The regiment was ordered to Union City, Obion County, Tennessee, at 10 AM on 26 May, 1861, and arrived at Camp Barksdale, in the vicinity of Union City, Obion County, Tennessee, at 12 PM the same day.

Note: Secretary of War L P Walker ordered Major General L Polk and Brigadier General C Clark to send the 12th Mississippi Infantry and 13th Mississippi Infantry to Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 9 July, 1861.

Union City, Obion County, Tennessee, to Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, 11-12 July, 1861: The 13th Mississippi Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Mobile & Ohio Railroad to Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, on 11 July, 1861, and arrived via Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee, on 12 July, 1861.

Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, to Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, 13-19 July, 1861: The 13th Mississippi Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Memphis & Charleston Railroad to Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, at 9 PM on 13 July, 1861, and arrived at Iuka, Tishomingo County, Mississippi, at 3 PM on 14 July, 1861. The regiment arrived at Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, at 9 PM on 15 July, 1861, and was ordered proceed by the East Tennessee & Georgia Railroad to Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, at 7 AM on 16 July, 1861. The 13th Mississippi Infantry arrived at Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, in the afternoon the same day and was ordered to proceed by the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad to Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, in the morning on 17 July, 1861. The regiment arrived at Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, at 5 PM on 19 July, 1861.

Lynchburg to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 19-20 July, 1861: The 13th Mississippi Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, at 9 PM on 19 July, 1861, and arrived at Gordonsville, Orange County, via Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Virginia, in the afternoon on 20 July, 1861. The regiment was ordered to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, at 4 PM the same day and arrived at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, between 10 PM the same day.

Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, to between McLean's Farm, one mile southwest of McLean's Ford, & Mitchell's Ford, on the Potomac River, 21 July, 1861: The 13th Mississippi Infantry was ordered between McLean's Farm, one mile southwest of McLean's Ford, and Mitchell's Ford, on the Potomac River, in the morning on 21 July, 1861.

Note: The 13th Mississippi Infantry was assigned to the Sixth Brigade, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Colonel J A Early, 24th Virginia Infantry, and six companies of the 24th Virginia Infantry were temporarily assigned to the Fourth Brigade, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Brigadier General J Longstreet, in the morning on 21 July, 1861 (See the 24th Virginia Infantry).

After the first battle of Manassas the 13th Mississippi Infantry was ordered one mile north the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, by Special Orders No.146, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 22 July, 1861.

One mile above the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, 25 July, 1861: The 13th Mississippi Infantry arrived at the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, in the evening on the 25 July, 1861.

Note: The 13th Mississippi Infantry was assigned to the Seventh Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Colonel N G Evans, cavalry, Confederate States Army, by Special Orders No.169, Paragraph I, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 25 July, 1861.

Organisation of Seventh Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, 25 July, 1861: 1st Mississippi Battalion Infantry, 13th Mississippi Infantry, 17th Mississippi Infantry, 18th Mississippi Infantry

Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 1 August, 1861: The 13th Mississippi Infantry was ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 1 August, 1861.

Centreville, Fairfax County, to Carter's Mill, on the east bank of Goose Creek, six miles southwest of Leesburg, Loudoun County, Virginia, 9-11 August, 1861: The 13th Mississippi Infantry 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 9 August, 1861, dated 8 August, 1861, and arrived at Carter's Mills, on the east bank of Goose Creek, six miles southwest of Leesburg, via Gum Spring, Loudoun County, Virginia, on 11 August, 1861.

Reorganised, Yorktown, York County, Virginia, 26 April, 1862: The 13th Mississippi Infantry was reorganised at Yorktown, York County, Virginia, on 26 April, 1862.

Surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse, Appomattox County, Virginia, 9 April, 1865: The 13th Mississippi Infantry, under the command of Captain G R Cherry, 17th Mississippi Infantry, Company C, surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse, Appomattox County, Virginia, on 9 April, 1865.

Colonel J A Early, 24th Virginia Infantry, Sixth Brigade, Army of the Potomac: J A Early was appointed colonel, Provisional Army of Virginia, at Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, on 2 May, 1861, and was stationed at Rocky Mountain, Franklin County, Virginia, on 5 May, 1861. Colonel J A Early, Provisional Army of Virginia, was ordered to Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, on 6 May, 1861, and was assigned to command the troops stationed at Camp Davis, a quarter of a mile southwest of College Hill, Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, on 16 May, 1861. He organised the 24th Virginia Infantry, the 28th Virginia Infantry, and the 30th Virginia Cavalry on 17 May, 1861, and was appointed brigadier general, Confederate States Army, on 28 August, 1861, dated 21 July, 1861.

Brigadier General C Clark, Confederate States Army, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 4 September, 1861: C Clark was appointed brigadier general, Mississippi Militia, on 23 January, 1861, and major general on 15 April, 1861. Major General C Clark, Army of Mississippi, was appointed brigadier general, Confederate States Army, on 22 May, 1861, and was assigned to command Camp Clark, south of the Charleston & Memphis Railroad, Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, between 28 May and 21 June, 1861. Brigadier General C Clark, Confederate States Army, was assigned to command Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.143, Adjutant & Inspector General's Office, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, on 4 September, 1861, and was stationed at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, between 4 September and 14 October, 1861 (See the Garrison at Camp Pickens).

The 13th Mississippi Infantry was assigned to the Seventh Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Colonel N G Evans, by Special Orders No.169, Paragraph I, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 25 July, 1861.

Reports

OFFICIAL REPORT NO.109: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), Chapter IX, pp555-558
Colonel J Early, Sixth Brigade, Army of the Potomac, dated 1 August, 1861