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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, Prince William County, Virginia, between 1 and 8 June, 1861, and mustered in Confederate service for one year dated 1 July, 1861. Six companies were stationed at the rear of McLean's Farm, one mile southwest of McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, and four companies at Camp Pryor, at the intersection of Davis' Ford Road and Spring's and Bland's Fords Roads, three miles south of Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 21 July, 1861

COLONEL J A EARLY
J A Early was appointed colonel, Provisional Army of Virginia, at Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, on 2 May, 1861, and was assigned to command the Sixth Brigade, Army of the Potomac, on 20 June, 1861. Colonel J A Early, 24th Virginia Infantry, arrived at Camp Pryor, at the intersection of Davis' Ford Road and the Spring's and Bland's Fords Roads, three miles south of Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 19 June, 1861, and was appointed brigadier general, Confederate States Army, on 28 August, 1861, dated 21 July, 1861.

LIEUTENANT COLONEL P HAIRSTON, JR.
P Hairston, Jr., was appointed major, infantry, Provisional Army of Virginia, at Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, on 2 May, 1861, and was assigned to duty at Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.45, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, on 16 May, 1861. Major P Hairston, Jr., was appointed lieutenant colonel, infantry, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 24 May, 1861, and was assigned to command the 24th Virginia Infantry at Camp Pryor, at the intersection of Davis' Ford Road and the Spring's and Bland's Fords Roads, three miles south of Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, between 4 and 19 June, 1861.

MAJOR J P HAMMET
Captain J P Hammet, 24th Virginia Infantry, Company K, was appointed major, 24th Virginia Infantry, at Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, on 23 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, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, 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, Campbell County, Virginia, the same day. The company arrived by the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad at Lynchburg via Christiansburg Station, one mile northeast of Christiansburg, Montgomery County, Virginia, on 16 May, 1861, and 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, the same day. The company was stationed at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, 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, a quarter of a mile southwest of College Hill, Lynchburg, Campbell County, 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, a quarter of a mile southwest of College Hill, Lynchburg, Campbell County, 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, Campbell County, 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, Campbell County, Virginia, at 11 PM on 23 May, 1861, and arrived at Camp Davis, a quarter of a mile southwest of College Hill, Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, in the morning on 24 May, 1861. The company was 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, between 24 and 31 May, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, in the evening on 31 May, 1861. The company arrived at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, via Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and Gordonsville, Orange County, Virginia, in the evening on 1 June, 1861, and was assigned to the 7th Virginia Infantry, Company C, at Camp Wigfall, J J Wilcoxen's farm, east of the intersection of Union Mills and Hooe's Hill Roads, Prince William County, Virginia, by Special Orders No. 42, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, 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, a quarter of a mile southwest of College Hill, Lynchburg, Campbell County, 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, Campbell County, Virginia, on 17 May, 1861. The company 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, 27 May, 1861.
Company F New River White Rifles: CAPT. W EGGLESTON
The company was accepted in state service at New River Church, one mile east of the New River, Giles County, Virginia, on 13 May, 1861, and arrived at Christiansburg, Montgomery County, Virginia, on 28 May, 1861. The company was ordered to proceed by the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad to Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, on 29 May, 1861, and arrived the same day. The company 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 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, a quarter of a mile southwest of College Hill, Lynchburg, Campbell County, 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, Campbell County, Virginia, on 3 June, 1861. The company 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 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, Montgomery County, Virginia, on 29 May, 1861. The company was ordered to proceed by the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad to Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, on 30 May, 1861, and arrived the same day. The company was mustered in state service for one year at Camp Davis, a quarter of a mile southwest of College Hill, Lynchburg, Campbell County, 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 Station, Christiansburg, Montgomery 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, a quarter of a mile southwest of College Hill, Lynchburg, Campbell County, 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."

Richmond Daily Dispatch (Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia), 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 (Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia), 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 (Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia), 28 June, 1861 - Camp Pryor, 25 June, 1861

Books/ Manuscripts

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

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

Company G, Twenty-fourth Virginia Infantry. A list of its members and a brief history of them: Southern Historical Society Papers Volume XXXV, January-December, 1907, pp352-356, H G White, a member of the company, Richmond Times Dispatch (Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia), 17 June, 1901

"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

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 Camp Davis, a quarter of a mile southwest of College Hill, Lynchburg, Campbell County, 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, Henrico County, Virginia, on 10 May, 1861.

Mustered for one year, Camp Davis, a quarter of a mile southwest of College Hill, Lynchburg, Campbell County, 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 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 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, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel P Hairston, Jr., was organised at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 3 June, 1861.

Camp Davis, a quarter of a mile southwest of College Hill, Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, Colonel J A Early, 6 & 17 May, 1861: Lieutenant Colonel J A Early, Provisional Army of Virginia, was stationed at Rocky Mount, Franklin County, Virginia, on 5 May, 1861, and was ordered to Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, on 6 May, 1861. He was assigned to command Camp Davis, a quarter of a mile southwest of College Hill, Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, on 17 May, 1861.

Note: Lieutenant Colonel D A Langhorne, Provisional Army of Virginia, was assigned to command Camp Davis, a quarter of a mile southwest of College Hill, Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, on 19 June, 1861.

Camp Davis, a quarter of a mile southwest of College Hill, Lynchburg, to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, 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, Prince William County, Virginia, in the evening on 31 May, 1861, and arrived at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, via Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and Gordonsville, Orange County, in the morning on 1 June, 1861.

Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, to east of the road to Davis' Ford, on the northeast bank of Cedar Run, three & a half miles southeast of Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 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 the northeast bank of Cedar Run, three and a half miles southeast of Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.4, Paragraph III, Headquarters, Department of Alexandria, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 4 June, 1861.

Note: A detachment of the Wise Dragoons (12) was assigned to Lieutenant Colonel P Hairston, Jr., 24th Virginia Infantry, as pickets and couriers east of the road to Davis' Ford, on the northeast bank of Cedar Run, three and a half miles southeast of Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.4, Paragraph III, Headquarters, Department of Alexandria, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 4 June, 1861 (See Lays Squadron Cavalry).

Camp Davis, a quarter of a mile southwest of College Hill, Lynchburg, to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, 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, Prince William County, Virginia, on 7 June, 1861, and arrived at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, via Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and Gordonsville, Orange County, on 8 June, 1861.

General Orders No.25, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, 8 June, 1861: The 24th Virginia Infantry was assigned to the Confederate States by General Orders No.25, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, on 8 June, 1861, and was accepted in Confederate service on 1 July, 1861.

Reconnaissance 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 arrived east of the road to Davis' Ford, on the northeast bank of Cedar Run, three and a half miles southeast of Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 11 June, 1861.

Note: The Early Guards was assigned to the 24th Virginia Infantry, Company D (2nd), east of the road to Davis' Ford, on the northeast bank of Cedar Run, three and a half miles southeast of Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, between 11 and 13 June, 1861.

Reconnaissance 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, in the morning on 15 June, 1861, dated 14 June, 1861, and was ordered to Davis' Ford, on the northeast bank of Cedar Run, three and a half miles southeast of Manassas Junction, in the morning on 16 June, 1861.

Note: A detachment of the 24th Virginia Infantry (26) was stationed east of the road to Davis' Ford, on the northeast bank of Cedar Run, three and a half miles southeast of Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, between 15 and 16 June, 1861, and the Wise Dragoons was stationed in the vicinity of Occoquan, Prince William County, Virginia, on 15 June, 1861 (See Lay's Squadron of Cavalry).

Special Orders No.40, Paragraphs I, Headquarters, Department of Alexandria, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 7 companies, 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, three miles south of Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.40, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Department of Alexandria, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 16 June, 1861.

Special Orders No.40, Paragraph II, Headquarters, Department of Alexandria, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 2 companies, 16 June, 1861: Two companies of the 24th Virginia Infantry were assigned east of the road to Davis' Ford, on the northeast bank of Cedar Run, three and a half miles southeast of Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.40, Paragraph II, Headquarters, Department of Alexandria, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 16 June, 1861.

Special Orders No.40, Paragraph III, Headquarters, Department of Alexandria, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 1 company, 16 June, 1861: One company of the 24th Virginia Infantry was ordered to the intersection of Davis' Ford Road and Woodyard's Ford Road, a quarter of a mile north of the Bull Run River, Prince William County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.40, Paragraph III, Headquarters, Department of Alexandria, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 16 June, 1861.

Bradley's, three miles south of Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, Company A, 18 June, 1861: The 24th Virginia Infantry, Company A, was assigned to picket duty at Bradley's, three miles south of Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, between 18 June and 18 July, 1861.

Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, to Camp Pryor, at the intersection of Davis' Ford Road & the Spring's & Bland's Fords Roads, three miles south of Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, Company D (2nd), dated 19 June, 1861: The 24th Virginia Infantry, Company D (2nd), was stationed at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 18 June, 1861, and was ordered to Camp Pryor, at the intersection of Davis' Ford Road and the Spring's and Bland's Fords Roads, three miles south of Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, dated 19 June, 1861.

Note: The 24th Virginia Infantry, Company D (1st), was stationed at Camp Pryor, at the intersection of Davis' Ford Road and the Spring's and Bland's Fords Roads, three miles south of Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 17 June, 1861, and was ordered to Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, dated 18 June, 1861.

Intersection of Davis' Ford Road & the Spring's & Bland's Fords Roads, three miles south of Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, Colonel J A Early, 19 June, 1861: Colonel J A Early, 24th Virginia Infantry, arrived at Camp Pryor, at the intersection of Davis' Ford Road and the Spring's and Bland's Fords Roads, three miles south of Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 19 June, 1861.

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, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 20 June, 1861.

Reconnaissance to Occoquan, Prince William County, Virginia, seven companies, 26-28 June, 1861: Seven companies of the 24th Virginia Infantry, under the command of Colonel J A Early, were ordered on a reconnaissance to Occoquan, Prince William County, Virginia, on 26 June, 1861, and was stationed at Occoquan and Freestone Point, Prince William County, Virginia, on 27 June, 1861. The seven companies arrived at Camp Pryor, at the intersection of Davis' Ford Road and the Spring's and Bland's Fords Roads, three miles south of Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 28 June, 1861.

Note: The 24th Virginia Infantry was stationed at Camp Pryor, at the intersection of Davis' Ford Road and the Spring's and Bland's Fords Roads, three miles south of Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 25 June, 1861.

Reconnaissance to Occoquan, Prince William County, Virginia, Colonel J A Early, 8-13 July, 1861: The 7th Virginia Infantry, a detachment of the the Wise Dragoons, and a section of the Washington Battalion Artillery, under the command of Colonel J A Early, 24th Virginia Infantry, were ordered on a reconnaissance to Occoquan, Prince William County, Virginia, on 8 July, 1861, and was stationed at Occoquan, Prince William County, Virginia, between 8 and 13 July, 1861.

Note: A detachment of the Wise Dragoons and a section of the Washington Battalion Artillery were ordered to Camp Pryor, at the intersection of Davis' Ford Road and the Spring's and Bland's Fords Roads, three miles south of Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, in the morning on 8 July, 1861.

Organisation of reconnaissance to Occoquan, Prince William County, Virginia, 8-13 July, 1861: Colonel J A Early, 24th Virginia Infantry; 7th Virginia Infantry, Lieutenant Colonel L B Williams, Jr.; detachment of Wise Dragoons, Captain J A Adams; one 6 pounder 3 inch rifle and one 12 pounder field howitzer, First Lieutenant C W Squires, Washington Battalion Artillery, 1st Company

Camp Pryor, at the intersection of Davis' Ford Road & Spring's & Bland's Fords Roads, three miles south of Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, to Union Mills Ford, on the Bull Run River, six companies, 17 July, 1861: Six companies of the 24th Virginia Infantry, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel P Hairston, Jr., were ordered to Union Mills Ford, on the Bull Run River, under the command of Colonel J A Early, 24th Virginia Infantry, in the morning on 17 July, 1861, and were accompanied by the 7th Virginia Infantry and the 7th Louisiana Infantry.

Note: The 7th Virginia Infantry and the 7th Louisiana Infantry were stationed at Camp Wigfall, J J Wilcoxen's farm, in the vicinity of the intersection of Union Mills and Hooe's Hill Roads, Prince William County, Virginia, on 17 July, 1861, and the Sixth Brigade, Army of the Potomac, was stationed at the rear of Union Mills Ford, on the Bull Run River, in the morning on 18 July, 1861.

Mitchell's Ford to Union Mills Ford, on the Bull Run River, Washington Battalion Artillery, 1st Company, 17 July, 1861: One 12 pounder field howitzer and one 6 pounder 3 inch rifle, under the command of First Lieutenants C W Squires and J B Richardson, Washington Battalion Artillery, 1st Company, was ordered to Union Mills Ford, on the Bull Run River, in the morning on 17 July, 1861 (See the Washington Battalion Artillery).

Note: Four companies of the 24th Virginia Infantry, under the command of Major J P Hammet, were assigned to picket duty at Camp Pryor, at the intersection of Davis' Ford Road and Spring's and Bland's Fords Roads, three miles south of Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, in the morning on 17 July, 1861.

McLean's farm, one mile southwest of Mitchell's Ford, on the Bull Run River, detachment of Washington Battalion Artillery, 4th Company, 18 July, 1861: One 12 pounder field howitzer, under the command of Major J B Walton, Washington Battalion Artillery, and Second Lieutenant H A Battles, Washington Battalion Artillery, 4th Company, was ordered to Union Mills Ford, on the Bull Run River, in the morning on 18 July, 1861, dated 6 PM 17 July, 1861.

Note: Two 12 pounder field howitzers were exchanged for two 6 pounder 3 inch rifles at Camp Walker, on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, one and a half miles southwest of McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, in the morning on 18 July, 1861.

Union Mills Ford to Camp Walker, on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, one & a half miles southwest of McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, six companies, 18 July, 1861: Six companies of the 24th Virginia Infantry arrived at the Camp Walker, on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, one and a half miles southwest of McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, in the morning on 18 July, 1861.

Note: Six companies of the 24th Virginia Infantry were stationed at the road between Camp Walker, on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, one and a half miles southwest of McLean's Ford, and McLean's farm, one mile southwest of McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, at 12 PM 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 Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, in the afternoon on 18 July, 1861, and was accompanied by four 6 pounder smoothbores and one 6 pounder 3 inch rifle, under the command of First Lieutenants J J Garnett and J B Whittington, and Second Lieutenant LA Adam, Washington Battalion Artillery, 3rd Company.

Organisation of Sixth Brigade, Army of the Potomac during the skirmish at Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, 1861 July, 1861: Colonel J A Early, 24th Virginia Infantry; six companies of 24th Virginia Infantry, Lieutenant Colonel P Hairston, Jr.; 7th Virginia Infantry, Lieutenant Colonel L B Williams, Jr. (See the 7th Virginia Infantry); 7th Louisiana Infantry, Colonel H T Hays (See the 7th Louisiana Infantry)

Road between Camp Walker, on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, one and a half miles southwest of McLean's Ford, and McLean's farm, one mile southwest of McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, six companies, 20-21 July, 1861: Six companies of the 24th Virginia Infantry were stationed west of the road between Blackburn's Ford and McLean's farm, one mile southwest of McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, in the evening on 18 July, 1861, and at the road between Camp Walker, on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, one and a half miles southwest of McLean's Ford, and McLean's farm, one mile southwest of McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, between 20 and 21 July, 1861.

Yates' Ford, on the Bull Run River, & Davis' Fords, on Cedar Run, four companies, 19 July, 1861: Four companies of the 24th Virginia Infantry, under the command of Major J P Hammet, were assigned to guard the fords between Yates' Ford, on the Bull Run River, and Davis' Fords, on Cedar Run, on 19 July, 1861.

Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, six companies, 21 July, 1861: Six companies of the 24th Virginia Infantry, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel P Hairston, Jr., were temporarily assigned to the Fourth Brigade, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Brigadier General J Longstreet, Confederate States Army, at Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, in the morning on 21 July, 1861 (See the Fourth Brigade, Army of the Potomac).

Note: The 13th Mississippi Infantry was temporarily assigned 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 six companies of the 24th Virginia Infantry were stationed at Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, in the evening on 21 July, 1861, and were ordered to Camp Pryor, at the intersection of Davis' Ford Road and Spring's and Bland's Fords Roads, three miles south of Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 24 July, 1861.

Organisation of Sixth Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, 25 July, 1861: Colonel J A Early, 24th Virginia Infantry; 24th Virginia Infantry, Lieutenant Colonel P Hairston, Jr.; 5th North Carolina States Troops, Colonel D K McRae; 11th North Carolina Infantry, Colonel W W Kirkland; 13th North Carolina Infantry, Colonel J F Hoke

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,

Butler's, three quarters of a mile north of Mitchell's Ford, on the Bull Run River, Brigadier General J Early, Confederate States Army, 26 July, 1861: Colonels D K McRae, W W Kirkland, and J F Hoke, 5th North Carolina Infantry, 11th North Carolina Infantry, and 13th North Carolina Infantry, respectively, were ordered to report to Brigadier General J Early, Confederate States Army, for further orders at Butler's, three quarters of a mile north of Mitchell's Ford, on the Bull Run River, by Special Orders No.173, Paragraph II, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 26 July, 1861.

Note: The 11th North Carolina Infantry was assigned to the Seventh Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Brigadier General G B Crittenden, Confederate States Army, at Pageland, two miles northeast of Gainesville, Prince William County, Virginia, on 29 August, 1861.

Camp Pryor, at the intersection of Davis' Ford Road & Spring's & Bland's Fords Roads, three miles south of Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, to Wolf Run Shoals Ford, on the Occoquon River, 24 August, 1861, dated 21 August, 1861: The 24th Virginia Infantry was ordered 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, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 24 August, 1861, dated 21 August, 1861, and arrived at Camp Ellis, in the vicinity of Wolf Run Shoals Ford, on the Occoquon River, the same day.

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

Mason's Hill, west of the Columbia Turnpike, two & a half miles southwest of Arlington Mills, Alexandria County, Virginia, 31 August- 2 September, 1861: The 24th Virginia Infantry was ordered to Mason's Hill, west of the Columbia Turnpike, two and a half miles southwest of Arlington Mills, Alexandria County, Virginia, at 8 PM on 30 August, 1861, and arrived at 4 AM on 31 August, 1861. The regiment was stationed at Mason's Hill, west of the Columbia Turnpike, two and a half miles southwest of Arlington Mills, Alexandria County, Virginia, between 31 August and 2 September, 1861, and was ordered to Fairfax Station, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 2 September, 1861. The 24th Virginia Infantry was relieved by the 20th Georgia Infantry and arrived at Camp Ellis, in the vicinity of Wolf Run Shoals Ford, on the Occoquan River, on 3 September, 1861 (See the 5th North Carolina Infantry and the 20th Georgia Infantry).

Note: 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, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, at 2 PM on 29 August, 1861.

Reorganised in the vicinity of Long Bridge, Charles County, Virginia, 10 May, 1862: The 24th Virginia Infantry was reorganised in the vicinity of 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: 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.

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, Prince William County, 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, Campbell County, 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, Campbell County, Virginia, between 1 May and 30 June, 1861.

The 24th Virginia Infantry was was assigned to the Third Brigade, Second Division, Potomac District, Department of Northern Virginia, under the command of Brigadier General J Early, Confederate states Army, by General Orders No.15, Adjutant & Inspector General's Office, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, on 22 October, 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