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Sixth Brigade, Army of the Potomac

Private R H Hylton, 24th Virginia Infantry, Company A, postwar

Private R H Hylton, 24th Virginia Infantry, Company A, postwar

Twenty-fourth Virginia Infantry

Arrived at Manassas Junction, Virginia, between 1 and 8 June, 1861, and mustered in Confederate service for one year dated 1 July, 1861. Six companies were stationed at a pine thicket on the road between McLean's Farm and Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, and four companies at Camp Pryor, near Davis' Ford, on Cedar Run, 21 July, 1861

COLONEL J A EARLY
J A Early was appointed colonel, 24th Virginia Infantry, on 2 May, 1861, and was assigned to command the Sixth Brigade, Army of the Potomac, on 20 June, 1861.

LIEUTENANT COLONEL P HAIRSTON, JR.
Major P Hairston, Jr., was assigned to duty at Lynchburg, Virginia, by Special Orders No.45, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Virginia, on 16 May, 1861, and was appointed lieuetenat colonel, 24th Virginia Infantry, on 24 May, 1861. Lieutenant Colonel P Hairston, Jr., 24th Virginia Infantry, was assigned to command the 24th Virginia Infantry at Camp Pryor, near the intersection of Davis' Ford Road and the Spring's and Bland's Fords Roads, on 20 June, 1861.

MAJOR J P HAMMET
J P Hammet, 24th Virginia Infantry, Company K, was appointed major, 24th Virginia Infantry, on 24 May, 1861, and his resignation and a leave of absence for fifteen days was granted by Special Orders No.250, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 18 August, 1861, dated 6 September, 1861.

Company A Floyd Riflemen: CAPT. C M STIGLEMAN
The company was accepted in state service at Floyd Courthouse, Floyd County, Virginia, on 14 May, 1861, and was ordered to Lynchburg, Virginia, the same day. The company arrived by the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad at Lynchburg via Christiansburg Depot, Montgomery County, Virginia, on 16 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, the same day. The company was stationed at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 7 June, 1861.
Company B Franklin Rifles: CAPT. J A HAMBRICK
The company was accepted in state service at Gogginsville, Franklin County, Virginia, on 25 April, 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, 23 May, 1861.
Company C Carroll Boys: CAPT. W R JENNINGS
The company was accepted in state service at Carroll County, Virginia, on 28 April, 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, 24 May, 1861.
Company D (1st) Giles Volunteers or Mountain Boomers: CAPT. J H FRENCH
The company was organised at Pearisburg, Giles County, Virginia, on 25 April, 1861, and was accepted in state service at Giles Courthouse, Giles County, Virginia, on 13 May, 1861. The company was ordered to Lynchburg, Virginia, on 23 May, 1861, and arrived at Dublin, Pulaski County, Virginia, in the evening the same day. The company was ordered to proceed by the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad to Lynchburg, Virginia, at 11 PM on 23 May, 1861, and arrived in the morning on 24 May, 1861. The company was ordered to proceed by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad to Manassas Junction, Virginia, in the evening on 31 May, 1861, and arrived at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, via Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and Gordonsville, Orange County, Virginia, in the evening on 1 June, 1861. The company was assigned to the 7th Virginia Infantry, Company C, at Camp Wigfall, on McLean's Farm, near the intersection of Union Mills and Hooe's Hill Roads, by Special Orders No. 42, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 20 June, 1861 (See the 7th Virginia Infantry).
Company D (2nd) Early Guards: CAPT. T S TAYLOR
The company was accepted in state service at Franklin County, Virginia, on 13 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, 11 June, 1861.
Company E Bentley's Company: CAPT. W W BENTLEY
The company was accepted in state service at Dublin, Pulaski County, Virginia, on 1 May, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad to Lynchburg, Virginia, on 17 May, 1861. The company 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, 27 May, 1861.
Company F New River White Rifles: CAPT. W EGGLESTON
The company was accepted in state service at New River, near White Sulphur Springs, Giles County, Virginia, on 13 May, 1861, and arrived at Christiansburg, Mountgomery County, Virginia, on 28 May, 1861. The company was ordered to proceed by the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad to Lynchburg, Virginia, on 29 May, 1861, and arrived the same day. The company 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 30 May, 1861.
Company G Richardson's Company: CAPT. R A RICHARDSON
The company was accepted in state service at Mercer County, Virginia, on 4 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, 2 June, 1861.
Company H Henry Guards: CAPT. P R REAMY
The company was accepted in state service at Martinsville, Henry County, Virginia, in May 1861 and was ordered to proceed by the Richmond & Danville Railroad to Lynchburg, Virginia, on 3 June, 1861. The company 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 5 June, 1861, and Captain P R Reamy, 24th Virginia Infantry, Company H, resigned on 13 August, 1861, dated 18 August, 1861. First Lieutenant H H Dyer, 24th Virginia Infantry, Company H, was appointed captain, 24th Virginia Infantry, Company H, on 24 August, 1861.
Company I Lybrook's Company: CAPT. A M LYBROOK
The company was accepted in state service at Patrick Courthouse, Patrick County, Virginia, on 25 April, 1861, and arrived at Christiansburg, Mountgomery County, Virginia, on 29 May, 1861. The company was ordered to proceed by the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad to Lynchburg, Virginia, on 30 May, 1861, and arrived the same day. The company was mustered in state service for one year at Camp Davis, the Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, Virginia, on 31 May, 1861.
Company K New River Greys: CAPT. J T RADFORD
The company was accepted in state service at Christiansburg, Montgomery County, Virginia, under the command of Captain J P Hammet, on 14 May 1861, and was stationed at the Central Railroad Depot, near Christiansburg, Mountgomery County, Virginia, on 18 May, 1861. The company was mustered in state service for one year, under the command of Captain J T Radford, 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 30 May, 1861.

Sources

"Last evening our town had the pleasure of showing the hospitality of its good people to Capt. Eggleston's company from New River, White Sulphur, Giles county, 83 strong, and as good material as one would wish to look at for soldiers. They go to Lynchburg to-day Capt. Lybrock's company from the State of Patrick, 88 strong, passes through our town."

The Richmond Daily Dispatch, 1 June, 1861 - Christiansburg, Montgomery County, Virginia, 29 May, 1861

"One company from this county, commanded by Capt. C. M. Stigleman, of 87 men, is now at Manassas Junction, and another company, commanded by Capt. Henry Lane, numbering 100 rank and file, leaves for the wars on Wednesday next."

The Richmond Daily Dispatch, 11 June, 1861 - Floyd Courthouse, Floyd County, Virginia, 7 June, 1861

"On the 15th of the present month, our Regiment, then under the command of Lieut. Col. Hairston, received orders to march to Occoquan: we arrived there on the evening of the same day, and early on the morning of the 16th we were ordered to march back to our encampment, which is about thirteen miles distant from the village."

The Richmond Daily Dispatch, 28 June, 1861 - Camp Pryor, 25 June, 1861

"Under previous instructions four companies of the 24th Virginia Regiment had been left under Major Hambrick to guard the camp of the regiment and picket on the right of our line, and the two companies of cavalry under Captain Scott had also been left to watch our right."

"No artillery was attached to my brigade on this day."

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

"After remaining there for some time, Early received a request from Longstreet for one of Early's regiments. Early detailed Lieutenant Colonel P Hairston and six companies of the 24th Virginia Infantry, plus two companies of the 7th Louisiana Infantry."

The Virginia Regimental Histories Series: Twenty-fourth Virginia Infantry, Second Edition, by LR W Gunn

"The general commanding has directed to be sent to Fairfax Station some 6,000 wing badges, made in Richmond, which he wishes to be used by the infantry and cavalry of your brigade and that of General Ewell until otherwise directed. Your brigade will wear these badges the yellow side out, and General Ewell's the red side out. Each brigade commander will designate, at their option, the shoulder upon which the wing will be worn by his brigade. All pains and precautions must be taken to make the men of your command understand these badges and to regard them as the insignia of friends, who are not to be fired into under any pretense. It is the intention of the general that your artillery shall wear a different badge – perhaps a red flannel band around the cap or arm. This will be indicated in time and the flannel furnished. Colonel Cocke's brigade will wear a red flannel band badge around the cap or arm. This is communicated, so that it may be made known also to your several regiments, corps, and companies. The general trusts that after the recent catastrophe in one of our advanced brigades it will be unnecessary to impress on your men the need for coolness, an iron nerve, and all possible precautions against the slaughter of our own men."

Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Manassas Junction, 8 July, 1861: Acting Assistant Adjutant General, Colonel T Jordan

Supplement to the Official Records: Part II, Record of Events, Volume 71, Serial No.83: Record of events for the Twenty-fourth Virginia Infantry, May 1861-October 1864, edited by James B Hewett

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

Notes

The 24th Virginia Infantry, Companies A, B, C, D (1st), and E, arrived at at Camp Davis, the Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, Virginia, between 16 and 24 May, 1861, and Companies F, G, H, I, and K between 29 May and 5 June, 1861.

Note: Captain P R Reamy, Henry Guards, and Captain S J Mullins, Horse Pasture Volunteers, were stationed at Richmond, Virginia, on 10 May, 1861.

Mustered in one year, Lynchburg, Virginia, 16, 23,24,27,30, & 31 May & 2, 5, & 11 June, 1861: The 24th Virginia Infantry, Company A, was mustered in state service for one year at Lynchburg, Virginia, by Lieutenant Colonel D A Langhorne, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 16 May, 1861; Company B for one year on 23 May, 1861; Company C for one year on 24 May, 1861; Company E for one year on 27 May, 1861; Companies F and K for one year on 30 May, 1861; Company I for one year on 31 May, 1861; Company G for one year on 2 June, 1861; Company H for one year on 5 June, 1861; and Company D (2nd) for one year on 11 June, 1861.

Note: The 24th Virginia Infantry was organised at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel P Hairston, on 3 June, 1861.

Camp Davis, the Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, Virginia, 6 May, 1861: Lieutenant Colonel J A Early, Provisional Army of Virginia, was appointed colonel, 24th Virginia Infantry, on 2 May, 1861, and was stationed at Rocky Mount, Franklin County, Virginia, on 5 May, 1861. Colonel J A Early, 24th Virginia Infantry, was ordered to Lynchburg, Virginia, on 6 May, 1861, and was assigned to command Camp Davis, the Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, Virginia, on 17 May, 1861. He arrived at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 19 June, 1861.

Note: Lieutenant Colonel D A Langhorne, Provisional Army of Virginia, was assigned to command Camp Davis, the Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, Virginia, on 19 June, 1861.

Lynchburg to Manassas Junction, Virginia, Companies A, B, C, D (1st), & E, 31 May-1 June, 1861: The 24th Virginia Infantry, Companies A, B, C, D (1st), and E, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel P Hairston, Jr., were ordered to proceed by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad to Manassas Junction, Virginia, in the evening on 31 May, 1861, and arrived at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, via Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and Gordonsville, Orange County, in the morning on 1 June, 1861.

Manassas Junction to Davis' Ford, on Cedar Run, Companies A, B, C, D (1st), & E, 4 June, 1861: The 24th Virginia Infantry, Companies A, B, C, D (1st), and E, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel P Hairston, Jr., were ordered to Davis' Ford, on Cedar Run, by Special Orders No.4, Paragraph III, Headquarters, Department of Alexandria, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 4 June, 1861, and arrived at Camp Tick Grove, near Davis' Ford on Cedar Run, the same day.

Note: A detachment of ten men of the Wise Dragoons were assigned to Lieutenant Colonel P Hairston, Jr., 24th Virginia Infantry, as pickets and couriers on 4 June, 1861 (See Lays Squadron Cavalry).

Lynchburg to Manassas Junction, Virginia, Companies F, G, H, I, & K, 7-8 June, 1861: The 24th Virginia Infantry, Companies F, G, H, I, and K, under the command of Major J P Hammett, were ordered to proceed by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad to Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 7 June, 1861, and arrived at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, via Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and Gordonsville, Orange County, on 8 June, 1861.

General Orders No.25, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Virginia, 8 June, 1861: The 24th Virginia Infantry 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.

Davis' Ford, on Cedar Run, to Occoquan, Prince William County, Virginia, 10-11 June, 1861: The 24th Virginia Infantry was ordered on a reconnaissance to Occoquan, Prince William County, Virginia, on 10 June, 1861, and proceeded to Davis' Ford, on Cedar Run, on 11 June, 1861.

Note: The Early Guards was assigned to the 24th Virginia Infantry, Company D (2nd), at Camp Tick Grove, near Davis' Ford on Cedar Run, between 11 and 13 June, 1861.

Davis' Ford, on Cedar Run, to Occoquan, Prince William County, Virginia, 15-16 June, 1861: The 24th Virginia Infantry, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel P Hairston, Jr., was ordered to Occoquan, Prince William County, Virginia, on 15 June, 1861, and arrived in the evening the same day. The regiment was ordered to Davis' Ford, on Cedar Run, in the morning on 16 June, 1861, and arrived at Camp Tick Grove, near Davis' Ford on Cedar Run, the same day.

Davis', Spring's, Bland's, & Woodward's Fords Roads, 16 June, 1861: Seven companies of the 24th Virginia Infantry, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel P Hairston, Jr., were ordered to the intersection of Davis' Ford Road and the Spring's and Bland's Fords Roads; two companies to Davis' Ford, on Cedar Run; and one company to the intersection of Davis' Ford Road and Woodward's Ford Road by Special Orders No.40, Headquarters, Department of Alexandria, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 16 June, 1861.

Brentsville Road, near Bradley, Prince William County, Virginia, Company A, 18 June, 1861: The 24th Virginia Infantry, Company A, was assigned to picket duty on the Brentsville Road, near Camp Pryor, near the intersection of Davis' Ford Road and the Spring's and Bland's Fords Roads, between 18 June and 18 July, 1861.

Intersection of Davis' Ford Road & Spring's & Bland's Fords Roads, Colonel J A Early, 24th Virginia Infantry, 19 June, 1861: Colonel J A Early, 24th Virginia Infantry, arrived by the Organe & Alexandria Railroad at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, via Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and Gordonsville, Orange County, Virginia, on 19 June, 1861, and assumed command of the 24th Virginia Infantry stationed at Camp Pryor, near the intersection of Davis' Ford Road and the Spring's and Bland's Fords Roads, the same day.

Note: The 24th Virginia Infantry was assigned to the Sixth Brigade, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Colonel J A Early, by General Orders No.20, Paragraph VI, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 20 June, 1861.

Reconnaissence to Occoquan & Freestone Point, Prince William County, Virginia, 21-22 June, 1861: The 24th Virginia Infantry was ordered on a reconnaissence on the Potomac River to Occoquan and Freestone Point, Prince William County, Virginia, between 21 and 22 June, 1861, and was stationed at Camp Pryor, the intersection of Davis' Ford Road and the Spring's and Bland's Fords Roads, on 25 June, 1861.

Note: The 7th Virginia Infantry, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel L B Williams, and one 12 pounder field howitzer and one 6 pounder 3 inch rifle of the Washington Battalion Artillery, under the command of First Lieutenant C W Squires, were ordered on a reconnaissence to Occoquan, Prince William County, Virginia, under the command of Colonel J A Early, 24th Virginia Infantry, between 12 and 14 July, 1861.

Intersection of Davis' Ford Road & Spring's & Bland's Fords Roads, to Union Mills Ford, on the Bull Run River, 17 July, 1861: Six companies of the 24th Virginia Infantry were ordered near Union Mills Ford, on the Bull Run River, , under the command of Colonel J A Early, in the morning on 17 July, 1861, and were accompanied by the 7th Virginia Infantry, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel L B Williams, and the 7th Louisiana Infantry.

Note: Four companies of the 24th Virginia Infantry, under the command of Major J P Hammet, were assigned to picket duty at Camp Pryor, near the intersection of Davis' Ford Road and Spring's and Bland's Fords Roads, between 17 and 21 July, 1861, and one 12 pounder field howitzer and one 6 pounder 3 inch rifle of the Washington Battalion Artillery, under the command of First Lieutenants C W Squires and J B Richardson, were assigned to the Sixth Brigade, Army of the Potomac, near Union Mills, Prince Willaim County, Virginia, on 17 July, 1861 (See the Washington Battalion Artillery).

Union Mills Ford to Camp Walker, on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, near McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, 18 July, 1861: Six companies of the 24th Virginia Infantry were ordered near McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, in the morning on 18 July, 1861, and arrived at Camp Walker, on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, near McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, the same day.

Note: Six companies of the 24th Virginia Infantry were stationed on the road between Camp Walker, on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, near McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, and McLean's Farm in the morning on 18 July, 1861.

Skirmish at Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, 18 July, 1861: Six companies of the 24th Virginia Infantry were ordered to the left of the road between McLeans' Farm and Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, at 12 PM on 18 July, 1861, and to Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, in the afternoon on the same day. The six companies of the 24th Virginia Infantry were accompanied by one 6 pounder 3 inch rifle and four 6 pounder smoothbores of the Washington Battalion Artillery, under the command of Second Lieutenant J J Garnett, and arrived at Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, on 18 July, 1861.

Note: Six companies of the 24th Virginia Infantry were stationed at Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, in the evening on 18 July, 1861.

Blackburn's Ford to the road between Camp Walker, on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, near McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, & McLean's Farm, 20 July, 1861: Six companies of the 24th Virginia Infantry were ordered to the road between Camp Walker, on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, near McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, and McLean's Farm in the morning on 20 July, 1861.

Road between Camp Walker, on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, near McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, & McLean's Farm to Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, 21 July, 1861: Six companies of the 24th Virginia Infantry, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel P Hairston, Jr., were ordered to Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, in the morning on 21 July, 1861.

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

After the first battle of Manassas the 24th Virginia Infantry was ordered to the intersection of Davis' Ford Road and Spring's and Bland's Fords Roads, in the evening on 21 July, 1861, and arrived at Camp Pryor, near the intersection of Davis' Ford Road and Spring's and Bland's Fords Roads, the same day.

Note: The 24th Virginia Infantry was assigned to the Sixth Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Colonel J A Early, 24th Virginia Infantry, by Special Orders No.169, Paragraph I, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, on 25 July, 1861.

Organisation of Sixth Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, 25 July, 1861: 24th Virginia Infantry, 5th North Carolina States Troops, 11th North Carolina Infantry, 13th North Carolina Infantry

Intersection of Davis' Ford Road & Spring's & Bland's Fords Roads, to Wolf Run Shoals Ford, on the Occoquon River, 23 August, 1861: The 24th Virginia Infantry was ordered to proceed to Wolf Run Shoals Ford, on the Occoquon River, by Special Orders No.257, Paragraph II, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 23 August, 1861, dated 21 August, 1861, and arrived at Camp Ellis, near Wolf Run Shoals Ford, on the Occoquon River, the same day.

Wolf Run Shoals Ford, on the Occoquan River, to Fairfax Station, Fairfax County, Virginia, 29 August, 1861: The 24th Virginia Infantry was ordered to Fairfax Station, 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.

Lieutenant Colonel W Munford, 17th Virginia Infantry, 28 August, 1861: Lieutenant Colonel W Munford, 17th Virginia Infantry, was temporarily assigned to the 24th Virginia Infantry by Special Orders No. 278, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 28 August, 1861 (See the 17th Virginia Infantry).

Wolf Run Shoals Ford, on the Occoquan River, to Fairfax Station, Fairfax County, Virginia, 29 August, 1861: The 24th Virginia Infantry was ordered to Fairfax Station, Fairfax County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.280, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 29 August, 1861.

Reorganised near Long Bridge, Charles County, Virginia, 10 May, 1862: The 24th Virginia Infantry was reorganised near Long Bridge, Charles County, Virginia, on 10 May, 1862.

Surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse, Appomattox County, Virginia, 9 April, 1865: The 24th Virginia Infantry, under the command of Major General G E Pickett, surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse, Appomattox County, Virginia, on 9 April, 1865.

Colonel J A Early, 24th Virginia Infantry, Sixth Brigade, Army of the Potomac: Colonel J A Early, Provisional Army of Virginia, was assigned to command Camp Davis, the Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, Virginia, on 16 May, 1861, and organised the 24th Virginia Infantry, the 28th Virginia Infantry, and the 30th Virginia Cavalry on 17 May, 1861. He was appointed brigadier general, Confederate States Army, on 28 August, 1861, dated 21 July, 1861.

Note: The 24th Virginia Infantry, the 5th North Carolina State Troops, the 13th North Carolina Infantry, and the Prince William Cavalry were assigned to the Sixth Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Colonel J A Early, 24th Virginia Infantry, on 25 July, 1861, and the Fluvanna Artillery No.1, under the command of Captain W H Holman, on 3 September, 1861.

Lieutenant Colonel D A Langhorne, 42nd Virginia Infantry, 1 July, 1861: Colonel J A Early, 24th Virginia Infantry, was ordered to proceed by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad to Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 19 June, 1861, and Lieutenant Colonel D A Langhorne, Provisional Army of Virginia, was assigned to command Camp Davis, the Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, Virginia, the same day. Lieutenant Colonel D A Langhorne, Provisional Army of Virginia, was appointed lieutenant colonel, 42nd Virginia Infantry, on 1 July, 1861.

Note: Lieutenant Colonel D A Langhorne, Provisional Army of Virginia, was stationed at Lynchburg, Virginia, between 1 May and 30 June, 1861.

The 24th Virginia Infantry was assigned to the Sixth Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Colonel J A Early, 24th Virginia Infantry, by Special Orders No.169, Paragraph I, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, on 25 July, 1861.

Reports

OFFICIAL REPORT NO.77: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), Chapter IX, pp463-465
Colonel J Early, Twenty-fourth Virginia Infantry, of action at Blackburn’s Ford, dated 31 July, 1861

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