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Sixth Brigade, Army of the Potomac

Colonel H T Hays, 7th Louisiana Infantry

Colonel H T Hays, 7th Louisiana Infantry

Seventh Louisiana Infantry

Mustered in Confederate service for the war 7 June, 1861. Arrived at Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 23 June, 1861. Stationed at the rear of McLean's farm, one mile southwest of McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, 21 July, 1861

COLONEL H T HAYS
Captain H T Hays, Crescent Rifles, Company B, was appointed colonel, 7th Louisiana Infantry, at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, on 27 May, 1861.

LIEUTENANT COLONEL C DE CHOISEUL
Captain C De Choiseul, American Rifles, was appointed major, American Rifle Battalion Militia, on 3 May, 1861, dated 30 April, 1861, and lieutenant colonel, 7th Louisiana Infantry, at Camp Moore, on Beaver Creek, one mile north of Tangipahoa, St Helena/ Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, on 29 May, 1861.

MAJOR D B PENN
Captain D B Penn, Virginia Guards, was appointed major, 7th Louisiana Infantry, on 27 May, 1861.

Company A Continental Guards: CAPT. G CLARK
The company was accepted in state service for one year at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, dated 1861, and was mustered in state service for the war on 23 May, 1861. The company was mustered in Confederate service for the war at Camp Moore, on Beaver Creek, one mile north of Tangipahoa, St Helena/ Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, by Second Lieutenant A W Pope, 4th Louisiana Infantry, Company F, on 7 June, 1861.
Company B Baton Rouge Fencibles: CAPT. A S HERRON
The company was accepted in state service for one year at Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, on 8 May, 1861, and was mustered in state service for the war on 25 May, 1861. The company was mustered in Confederate service for the war at Camp Moore, on Beaver Creek, one mile north of Tangipahoa, St Helena/ Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, by Second Lieutenant A W Pope, 4th Louisiana Infantry, Company F, on 7 June, 1861.
Company C Sarsfield Rangers: CAPT. J M WILSON
The company was accepted in state service for one year at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, on 29 April, 1861, and was mustered in Confederate service for the war at Camp Moore, on Beaver Creek, one mile north of Tangipahoa, St Helena/ Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, by Second Lieutenant A W Pope, 4th Louisiana Infantry, Company F, on 7 June, 1861.
Company D Virginia Guards: CAPT. R B SCOTT
The company was accepted in state service for one year, under the command of Captain D B Penn, at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, dated May, 1861, and was mustered in state service for one year at the Armory, 33 Carondelet Street, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, on 11 May, 1861. The company was mustered in state service for the war at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, on 22 May, 1861, and Captain D B Penn, Virginia Guards, was appointed major, 7th Louisiana Infantry, on 27 May, 1861. First Lieutenant R B Scott, Virginia Guards, was appointed captain, 7th Louisiana Infantry, Company D, on 1 June, 1861, and the company was mustered in Confederate service for the war at Camp Moore, on Beaver Creek, one mile north of Tangipahoa, St Helena/ Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, by Second Lieutenant A W Pope, 4th Louisiana Infantry, Company F, on 7 June, 1861. Captain R B Scott, 7th Louisiana Infantry, Company D, was too ill for duty and First Lieutenant H Doussan, 7th Louisiana Infantry, Company D, was assigned to command the company at the first battle of Manassas on 21 July, 1861.
Company E Crescent Rifles, Company C: CAPT. S H GILMAN
The company was accepted in state service for one year at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, and was mustered in state service for the war on 22 May, 1861. The company was mustered in Confederate service for the war at Camp Moore, on Beaver Creek, one mile north of Tangipahoa, St Helena/ Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, by Second Lieutenant A W Pope, 4th Louisiana Infantry, Company F, on 7 June, 1861.
Company F Irish Volunteers: CAPT. W B RATLIFF
The company was accepted in state service for one year at Donaldsville, Ascension Parish, and Napoleonville, Assumption Parish, Louisiana, 24 May, 1861, and was mustered in Confederate service for the war at Camp Moore, on Beaver Creek, one mile north of Tangipahoa, St Helena/ Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, by Second Lieutenant A W Pope, 4th Louisiana Infantry, Company F, on 7 June, 1861.
Company G American Rifles: CAPT. W D RICKARBY
The company was accepted in state service, under the command of Captain C De Choiseul, at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, on 30 April, 1861, and Major C De Choiseul, American Rifle Battalion Militia, was appointed lieutenant colonel, 7th Louisiana Infantry, at Camp Moore, on Beaver Creek, one mile north of Tangipahoa, St Helena/ Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, on 29 May, 1861. The company was mustered in Confederate service for the war at Camp Moore, on Beaver Creek, one mile north of Tangipahoa, St Helena/ Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, by Second Lieutenant A W Pope, 4th Louisiana Infantry, Company F, on 7 June, 1861.
Company H Crescent Rifles, Company B: CAPT. H T JETT
The company was accepted in state service for one year, under the command of Captain H T Hays, at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, on 16 May, 1861, and was mustered in state service for the war at the Armory, 59 St Charles Street, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, at 10 AM on 23 May, 1861. Captain H T Hays and First Lieutenant H T Jett, Crescent Rifles, Company B, were appointed colonel, 7th Louisiana Infantry, and captain, 7th Louisiana Infantry, Company H, respectively, on 27 May, 1861, and the company was mustered in Confederate service for the war at Camp Moore, on Beaver Creek, one mile north of Tangipahoa, St Helena/ Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, by Second Lieutenant A W Pope, 4th Louisiana Infantry, Company F, on 7 June, 1861. The resignation of Captain H T Jett, 7th Louisiana, Company H, was accepted by Special Orders No.132, Paragraph IV, Adjutant & Inspectors General's Office, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, on 23 August, 1861.
Company I Virginia Blues: CAPT. D A WILSON, JR.
The company was accepted in state service for one year at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, on 8 May, 1861, and was mustered in state service for the war by Second Lieutenant A W Pope, 4th Louisiana Infantry, Company F, on 20 May, 1861. The company was mustered in Confederate service for the war one at Camp Moore, on Beaver Creek, one mile north Tangipahoa, St Helena/ Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, by Second Lieutenant A W Pope, 4th Louisiana Infantry, Company F, on 7 June, 1861.
Company K Livingston Rifles: CAPT. T M TERRY
The company was accepted in state service for one year at Ponchatoula, Livingston Parish, Louisiana, on 22 March, 1861, and was mustered in state service for the war on 20 May, 1861. The company was mustered in Confederate service for the war at Camp Moore, on Beaver Creek, one mile north of Tangipahoa, St Helena/ Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, by Second Lieutenant A W Pope, 4th Louisiana Infantry, Company F, on 7 June, 1861.

Organistion of 7th Louisiana Infantry at first battle of Manassas, 21 July, 1861: Colonel H T Hays, Lieutenant Colonel C De Choiseul, Major D B Penn; Company A, Continental Guards, Captain G Clark; Company B, Baton Rouge Fencibles, Captain A S Herron; Company C, Sarsfield Rangers, Captain J M Wilson; Company D, Virginia Guards, Captain R B Scott*; Company E, Cresent Rifles, Company A, Captain S H Gilman; Company F, Irish Volunteers, Captain W B Ratliff; Company G, American Rifles, Captain W D Rickarby; Company H, Cresent Rifles, Company B, Captain H T Jett; Company I, Virginia Blues, Captain D A Wilson, Jr.; Company K, Livingston Rifles**, Captain T M Terry

*Not present at the first battle of Manassas on 21 July, 1861; **Stationed at Camp Wigfall, J J Wilcoxen's farm, east of the intersection of Union Mills and Hooe's Hill Roads, Prince William County, Virginia,at the first battle of Manassas on 21 July, 1861

Seizure of Fort Pike, 14 January, 1861

Captain G Clark, Continental Guards

The Continental Guards, under the command of Captain G Clark and First Lieutenant A W Merriam, was ordered to proceed by the mail boat Mobile to Fort Pike, Petite Coquille, on The Rigolets, twenty-eight miles northeast of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, at 3 PM on 12 January, 1861, and was accompanied by a detachment of the Louisiana Greys and the Chalmette Guards. The company arrived at Fort Pike, Petite Coquille, on The Rigolets, twenty-eight miles northeast of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, in the morning on 13 January, 1861, and was assigned to garrison duty at Fort Pike, Petite Coquille, on The Rigolets, twenty-eight miles northeast of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, between 14 and 19 January, 1861.

Mail boat Mobile (80): Captain G Clark, Continental Guards; Continental Guards, First Lieutenant A W Merriam; Louisiana Greys (13), detachment, Captain W T Dean; Chalmette Guards, detachment, Captain A E Shaw

Note: Sergeant W Bosworth, United States Ordnance Department, surrendered Fort Pike, Petite Coquille, on The Rigolets, twenty-eight miles northeast of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, on 14 January, 1861.

Fort Pike, Petite Coquille, on The Rigolets, twenty-eight miles northeast of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, 19-20 January, 1861: The Continental Guards was ordered to proceed by the mail boat California on Lake Pontchartrain to New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, in the evening on 19 January, 1861, and arrived at 10 AM on 20 January, 1861.

Note: The 1st Louisiana State Troopsc(40), Company C, under the command of Captain H A Clinch, was ordered to Fort Pike, Petite Coquille, on The Rigolets, twenty-eight miles northeast of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, in the morning on 18 January, 1861.

American Rifle Battalion Militia

Major C De Choiseul
Captain C De Choiseul, American Rifles, was appointed major, American Rifle Battalion Militia, at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, on 3 May, 1861, dated 30 April, 1861.

Company A American Rifles: CAPT. W D Rickarby
The company was assigned to the 7th Louisiana Infantry, Company G, on 7 June, 1861.
Unlettered Company Sarsfield Rangers: CAPT. J M Wilson
The company was assigned to the 7th Louisiana Infantry, Company C, on 7 June, 1861.
Unlettered Company Virginia Guards: CAPT. R B Scott
The company was assigned to the 7th Louisiana Infantry, Company D, on 7 June, 1861.
Unlettered Company Violet Guards: CAPT. W H Manning
The company was assigned to the 6th Louisiana Infantry, Company K, on 4 June, 1861 (See the 6th Louisiana Infantry).
Unlettered Company Sumter Guards: CAPT. F Newman
The company was assigned to the 8th Louisiana Infantry, Company D, on 19 June, 1861 (See the 8th Louisiana Infantry).

Sources

"Capt. Henry A. Clinch, of Company C, First Regiment of Louisiana Infantry, left with 40 men for Fort Pike on Friday, to relieve the Continental Guards."

New Orleans Daily Crescent, Morning edition (New Orleans, Orleans District, New Orleans), 21 January, 1861 - Departure of troops

"Fort Pike - Continental Guards. Capt. Clark, com. For the permanent holding of these fortifications, I have replaced the volunteers by the following companies, which I have authorised to be enlisted and mustered into the State service, viz: Company A, First Regiment Louisiana Infantry, Capt. C. M. Bradford, in command of Fort Jackson. Company B, First Regiment Louisiana Infantry, Capt. J. A. Jaquess, in command of Fort St. Philip. Company C, First Regiment Louisiana Infantry, Capt. H. A. Clinch, in command of Fort Pike. Lieutenant Colonel F. M. Kent, East Baton Rouge Regiment, was placed in command of the Baton Rouge Barracks, with Company D, First Regiment Louisiana Infantry, in command of Capt. H. M. Pierce, and Company E, First Regiment Louisiana Infantry, in the process of enlistment, in command of Capt. F. H Farrar."

New Orleans Daily Crescent, Morning edition (New Orleans, Orleans District, New Orleans), 24 January, 1861 - Fort Pike

"On Friday night, the First Regiment of the First Brigade, First Division New Orleans Militia, was formed, and the following officers elected to the following offices: A. H. Gladden, Colonel, S. M. Todd, Lieutenant Colonel, C. D. Dreux, Major. The following companies will compose the First Regiment: Continental Guards, Captain Clark; First Company of Foot Rifles, Capt. St. Paul; Louisiana Guards, Major Todd; Montgomery Guards, Capt. Nolan; Orleans Light Guards, Capt. Vincent; Orleans Cadets, Capt. Dreux; DeSoto Rifles, Capt. Kountz; Crescent Blues, Capt. Gladden."

New Orleans Daily Crescent, Morning edition (New Orleans, Orleans District, New Orleans), 8 April, 1861 - Organisation of Regiment

"The first company of the Crescent Rifles had hardly left the city when Company B of the same corps was organised under the command of Capt. Harry Hays."

Times Picayune (New Orleans, Orleans District, New Orleans), 26 April, 1861 - Company C, Crescent Rifles

"The steamship Texas left last evening for Texas having on board a detachment of the Continental Guards, under Capt. Clark. These men go on the Texas to see that she makes sure of getting to Texas and returns to this port, to keep up communications between Louisiana and that great and patriotic State."

New Orleans Daily Crescent, Morning edition (New Orleans, Orleans District, New Orleans), 1 May, 1861 - Off for Texas

"The steamship Texas returned from Texas yesterday morning, having on board Capt. Clark and his detachment of the Continental Guards, who went as a military escort to the steamer."

New Orleans Daily Crescent, Morning edition (New Orleans, Orleans District, New Orleans), 7 May, 1861 - Return of the Continentals

"The American Rifle Battalion now consists of those fine companies, the American Rifles, the Violet Guards, the Sumter Guards, the Virginia Guards and the Sarsfield Rangers. At a meeting of the officers of these companies on Saturday, Capt. C. DeChoiseul, of the American Rifles, was unanimously elected Major of the Battalion."

New Orleans Daily Crescent, Morning edition (New Orleans, Orleans District, New Orleans), 6 May, 1861

"Capt. Clark's splendid company, the Continental Guards, have decided to take the field in the Confederate service, for the war."

"The Continentals, having occupied Fort Pike and guarded a Texas steamer on her voyage, do feel that that was not actual service, and feel the desire to do something worthy the name of service."

New Orleans Daily Crescent, Morning edition (New Orleans, Orleans District, New Orleans), 21 May, 1861 - The Continental Guards

"Companies B and C, Crescent Rifles, under Captains Hays and Gilman, left the city yesterday morning for Camp Moore, up the Jackson Railroad."

New Orleans Daily Crescent, Morning edition (New Orleans, Orleans District, New Orleans), 29 May, 1861 - Off to Camp Moore

"Camp Moore, 11 June, 1861 - The right wing of the Seventh Regiment leaves for Virginia next Saturday, followed on Monday by the left."

New Orleans Daily Crescent, Morning edition (New Orleans, Orleans District, New Orleans), 11 June, 1861 - Letter from Camp Moore

"A dispatch dated Chattanooga, June 18, 1861, says that the left wing of the Seventh Regiment had arrived there, all well, and will leave directly for Richmond."

Daily Picayune (New Orleans, Orleans District, New Orleans), 19 June, 1861 - Col. Hays' Regiment

"The right wing of the Seventh Regiment left Camp Moore, Friday, the 14th inst., at 12 M."

Times Picayune (New Orleans, Orleans District, New Orleans), 21 June, 1861 - Knoxville, Tenn., 17 June, 1861

"The right wing of the 7th Regiment arrived here at 8 A. M. Our destination was Richmond. But here orders were given to proceed to Manassas Gap, and we took the cars at 3 P. M. for that point."

Times Picayune (New Orleans, Orleans District, New Orleans), 25 June, 1861 - Lynchburg, Va., 20 June, 1861

"We arrived here yesterday at 1 o'clock P. M., and proceeded immediately to Camp Davis or Jackson, situated in the suburbs of this place, about one mile off. After a little rest from the fatigue caused by marching up and down hill, we went immediately to work building our houses. This done, we were permitted to stroll about until 8 o'clock P. M.; during which time we had the pleasure of bidding adieu to a member of my old friends, members of Crescent Rifles, Company B, and American Rifles, who arrived in the same camp on 21st, and had received orders, and were marching out to the Railroad depot to proceed to Manassas Gap."

New Orleans Daily Crescent, Morning edition (New Orleans, Orleans District, New Orleans), 27 June, 1861 - Letter from a Crescent Blue, Lynchburg, Va., 23 June, 1861

"As you are doubtless aware, the left wing of our Pelican regiment left Camp Moore last Monday morning, 16th inst., at 9 A. M. It embraces companies F, (Irish Volunteers) G, (American Rifles) H, (Crescent Rifles, B) I, (Virginia Blues) and K, (Livingston Rifles,) Col. Hays in command. We arrived yesterday morning, having been fully five days on the road."

"Upon our arrival here we found that our right wing, diverted from our original destination, Richmond, had moved to Manassas Gap, whither we follow as soon as we can get transportation; for troops are pouring in here so fast from all the Southern States, that it is hard work to keep moving We have the first chance, however, which will probably offer tonight or tomorrow morning. From manassas, pherhaps to Winchester; but if I knew, it would be improper in me to say, Our companies are encamped at the Fairground."

New Orleans Daily Crescent, Morning edition (New Orleans, Orleans District, New Orleans), 28 June, 1861 - Letter from Virginia, Lynchburg, Va., 22 June, 1861

"This little city, with five hundred voters, has sent over five hundred men - two hundred of whom, the Baton Rouge Fencibles and Creole Guards - are now in Virginia, the remainder in Arkansas and Mississippi."

Daily Ohio Statesman (Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio), 7 July, 1861 - Affairs in Louisiana, letter dated Baton Rouge, 18 June, 1861

"The first wing arrived here on Friday night, followed on Sunday last by the left."

New Orleans Daily Crescent, Morning edition (New Orleans, Orleans District, New Orleans), 8 July, 1861 - Headquarters Seventh Reg. La. Volunteers, Manassas Junction, 30 June, 1861

"Stone Bridge, Virginia, 24 July, 1861: The camp life at Camp Pickens, at the Junction, went on in the usual routine of business - drill, parade, etc - until the 9th inst., when our company was ordered a few miles from camp, on picket duty, where we remained up to 12th, on the morning of which day we were ordered back to camp, in order to join our regiment in the march of advance on the enemy. On the morning after our return to camp we struck tents and marched to Camp Wigfall, about five miles distant, and there took up our abode for the time being."

New Orleans Daily Crescent, Morning edition (New Orleans, Orleans District, New Orleans), 5 August, 1861 - The Continental Guards, at Bull Run and Stone Bridge

Books/ Manuscripts

Supplement to the Official Records: Part II, Record of Events, Volume 24, Serial No.36: Record of events for the Seventh Regiment, Louisiana Infantry (also called the Pelican Regiment), June 1861-March 1865, edited by James B Hewett

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

A guide to Louisiana Confederate military units 1861-1865, by Arthur W Bergeron, Jr.

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

Scarred by war: Civil War in Southeast Louisiana, by Christopher G Peña

Notes

The 7th Louisiana Infantry was organised at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, on 27 May, 1861.

Camp Walker, Metairie Racecourse, on Metairie, Street, Metairie, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, 29 April, 1861: Camp Walker was set up at the Metairie Racecourse, Metairie, Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, under the command of Brigadier General E L Tracy, First Brigade, First Division, Louisiana Militia, on 29 April, 1861.

State Service, Baton Rouge Arsenal & Barracks, Company B, 12 January, 1861

The Baton Rouge Fencibles, under the command of First Lieutenant J H Stith, was ordered to seize the United States Arsenal and Barracks, old Spanish Town Road, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, , under the command of Colonel L Hébert, East Baton Rouge Regiment, Louisiana Militia, in the evening on 12 January, 1861 (See the Washington Battalion Artillery).

Troops ordered to seize United States Arsenal & Barracks, old Spanish Town Road, Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, 12 January, 1861: Colonel L Hébert, East Baton Rouge Regiment, Louisiana Militia; East Baton Rouge Regiment, Louisiana Militia, Pelican Rifles, Captain W F Tunnard; National Guards, Captain H A Rauhman; Creole Guards, Captain J L Fremaux; Attached detachment of Baton Rouge Louisiana Militia, Baton Rouge Fencibles, First Lieutenant J H Stith; Grosse Téte Rangers, Captain W L Keep; Delta Rifles, Captain H M Favrot; Carter Minutemen, Captain J W Fuqua; Detachment of New Orleans Louisiana Militia, Captain J B Walton, Washington Artillery; Colonel & Acting Quarternmaster C De Choiseul, Louisiana Militia; Washington Artillery, Senior First Lieutenant O Voorhies; Orleans Cadets, Captain C D Dreux; Louisiana Guards, Captain S M Todd; Crescent Rifles, First Lieutenant W A Metcalf; Sarsfield Guards, Captain J O'Hara; Louisiana Foot Rifles, 2nd Company, Captain S Meilleur

State Service, Fort Pike & New Orleans, Company A, 14-19 January, 1861

The Continental Guards was assigned to garrison duty at Fort Pike, Petite Coquille, on The Rigolets, twenty-eight miles northeast of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, between 14 and 19 January, 1861.

Organisation of 1st Regiment Infantry, First Brigade, First Division (New Orleans), Louisiana Militia, 5 April, 1861: Colonel A H Gladden, Lieutenant Colonel S M Todd, Major C D Dreux; Continental Guards, Captain G Clark; Louisiana Foot Rifles, 1st Company, Captain H St Paul; Louisiana Guards' Battalion Volunteers, Major S M Todd; Montgomery Guards, Captain M Nolan; Orleans Light Guards, Captain W G Vincent; Orleans Cadets, Captain C D Dreux; DeSoto Rifles, Captain W B Kountz; Crescent Rifles, Captain A H Gladden

Note: The Continental Guards, under the command of Captain G Clark, was assigned to the 1st Regiment Infantry, First Brigade, First Division (New Orleans), Louisiana Militia, under the command of Colonel A H Gladden, at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, in the evening on 5 April, 1861.

Seizure of Balize telegraph office, on Carondelet Street, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, detachment, 27 April, 1861: A detachment of the Continental Guards, under the command of First Lieutenant A W Merriam, was ordered to seize the Balize telegraph office, on Carondelet Street, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, in the evening on 27 April, 1861.

Seizure of steamers Tennessee, Texas, & W G Hawes, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, detachment, 29 April, 1861: A detachment of the Continental Guards (22), under the command of Captain G Clark, was ordered to seize the steamers Tennessee, Texas, and W G Hawes at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, on 29 April, 1861, and was accompanied by a detachment of the Washington Battalion Artillery and Calhoun Guards (See the 6th Louisiana Infantry).

Note: The detachment of the Continental Guards was assigned to guard duty on the steamer Texas in the evening on 30 April, 1861, and arrived disemabrked at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, in the morning on 6 May, 1861.

Camp Moore, on Beaver Creek, one mile north of Tangipahoa, St Helena/ Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, 11 May, 1861: The Irish Brigade, Company A, under the command of Captain S L James, was ordered to set up Camp Moore, on Beaver Creek, one mile north of Tangipahoa, St Helena/ Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, in the evening on 11 May, 1861, and was accompanied by Lieutenant Colonel H Forno, 5th Louisiana Infantry (See the 6th Louisiana Infantry).

Note: Brigadier General E L Tracy, First Brigade, First Division, Louisiana Militia, was assigned to command Camp Moore, on Beaver Creek, one mile north of Tangipahoa, St Helena/ Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, on 12 May, 1861, and was stationed at Camp Tracy, Tangipahoa, Helena/ Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, on 28 May, 1861.

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, to Beaver Creek, Tangipahoa, St Helena/ Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, Company G, 23 May, 1861: The American Rifles, Company A, was ordered to proceed by the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad to Beaver Creek, one mile north of Tangipahoa, St Helena/ Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, in the morning on 23 May, 1861.

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, to Beaver Creek, Tangipahoa, St Helena/ Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, Companies E & H, 28 May, 1861: The Crescent Rifles, Companies B and C, under the command of Captains H T Hays and S H Gilman, were ordered to proceed by the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad to Beaver Creek, one mile north of Tangipahoa, St Helena/ Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, in the morning on 28 May, 1861, and arrived at Camp Moore, on Beaver Creek, one mile north of Tangipahoa, St Helena/ Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, in the evening the same day.

Note: The Crescent Rifles, Company B, was stationed at Camp Moore, on Beaver Creek, one mile north of Tangipahoa, St Helena/ Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, in the morning on 29 May, 1861.

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, to Beaver Creek, one mile north of Tangipahoa, St Helena/ Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, Company A, 1 June, 1861: The Continental Guards was ordered to proceed by the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad to Beaver Creek, one mile north of Tangipahoa, St Helena/ Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, at 7.30 AM on 1 June, 1861 and was accompanied by the Calhoun Guards. The company arrived at Camp Moore, on Beaver Creek, one mile north of Tangipahoa, St Helena/ Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, on 1 June, 1861 (See the 6th Louisiana Infantry).

Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, to New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, Company B, 3-4 June, 1861: The Baton Rouge Fencibles was ordered to New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, in the morning on 3 June, 1861, and arrived on 4 June, 1861.

Note: A S Herron was appointed captain, Baton Rouge Fencibles, at Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, at 7.30 PM on 4 May, 1861, and the Baton Rouge Fencibles, at Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, on 11 May, 1861.

Mustered for the war, Camp Moore, on Beaver Creek, one mile north of Tangipahoa, St Helena/ Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, 7 June, 1861: The 7th Louisiana Infantry was mustered in Confederate service for the war one at Camp Moore,on Beaver Creek, one mile north of Tangipahoa, St Helena/ Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, by Second Lieutenant A W Pope, 4th Louisiana Infantry, Company F, on 7 June, 1861.

Tangipahoa to Lynchburg, 14/16-20/21 June, 1861

The 7th Louisiana Infantry, Companies A, B, C, D, and E, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel C De Choiseul and Major D B Penn, were ordered to proceed by the New Orleans, Jackson and Great Northern Railroad to Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, at 12 PM 14 June, 1861, and arrived by the East Tennessee & Georgia Railroad at Knoxville, Knox County, via Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, and Grand Junction, Fayette and Hardeman Counties, Tennessee, at 7 AM on 15 June, 1861. The regiment was ordered to Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, at 4 PM the same day and arrived by the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad via Bristol, Sullivan County, Tennessee, at 8 AM on 20 June, 1861.

Note: The 7th Louisiana Infantry, Companies A, B, C, D, and E, were stationed at Camp Davis, a quarter of a mile southwest of College Hill, Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, 20 June, 1861.

Camp Moore, one & a half miles north of Taugipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, to Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, Companies F, G, H, I, & K (left wing), 16-21 June, 1861: The 7th Louisiana Infantry, Companies F, G, H, I, and K, under the command of Colonel H T Hays, were ordered to proceed by the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad to Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, at 9 AM 16 June, 1861, and arrived by the Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad at Chattanooga, Hamilton County, via Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, and Grand Junction, Fayette and Hardeman Counties, Tennessee, on 18 June, 1861. Companies F, G, H, I, and K arrived by the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad at Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, via Knoxville, Knox County, and Bristol, Sullivan County, Tennessee, in the morning on 21 June, 1861.

Note: The 7th Louisiana Infantry, Companies F, G, H, I, and K, were stationed at the Agricultural & Mechanics' Society Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, three quarters of a mile southwest of Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, between 21 and 22 June, 1861.

Arrival at Manassas Junction, 22 & 23 June, 1861

The 7th Louisiana Infantry, Companies A, B, C, D, and E, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel C De Choiseul and Major D B Penn, were ordered to proceed by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, at 3 PM on 20 June, 1861, and arrived at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, in the morning on 22 June, 1861.

Agricultural & Mechanics' Society Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, three quarters of a mile southwest of Lynchburg, to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, Companies F, G, H, I, & K, 22-23 June, 1861: The 7th Louisiana Infantry, Companies F, G, H, I, and K, under the command of Colonel H T Hays, were ordered to proceed by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 22 June, 1861, and arrived at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 23 June, 1861.

Note: The 7th Louisiana Infantry was stationed at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, between 22 and 25 June, 1861.

Advance to Farr's Crossroads, 25 June, 1861

The 7th Louisiana Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad to Fairfax Station, Fairfax County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.64, Paragraph VI, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 25 June, 1861, dated 24 June, 1861, and arrived at W Farr's Crossroads, on the old Braddock Road, one and a quarter miles south of Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 25 June, 1861.

Note: The 5th Alabama Infantry arrived at W Farr's Crossroads, one and a quarter miles south of Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 3 AM on 23 June, 1861, and the 7th Louisiana Infantry was assigned to the Second Brigade, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Brigadier General R S Ewell, by Special Orders No.64, Paragraph VI, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 24 June, 1861 (See the 5th Alabama Infantry ).

Garrison Duty at Manassas Junction, 1-13 July, 1861

The 7th Louisiana Infantry was assigned to Colonel G H Terrett, Provisional Army of Virginia, at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.81, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 1 July, 1861, and was stationed at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, between 1 and 13 July, 1861 (See the Garrison at Camp Pickens).

Note: The 8th Louisiana Infantry was assigned to Colonel G H Terrett, Provisional Army of Virginia, at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.81, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 1 July, 1861 (See the 8th Louisiana Infantry).

Special Orders No.103, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 11 July, 1861: The 7th Louisiana Infantry was assigned to the Sixth Brigade, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Colonel J Early, by Special Orders No.103, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 11 July, 1861.

Note: The 7th Louisiana Infantry, Company A, was assigned to picket duty between 9 and 13 July, 1861.

Manassas Junction to J J Wilcoxen's Farm, 13 July, 1861

The 7th Louisiana Infantry was ordered to J J Wilcoxen's farm, jnction of the Union Mills and Hooe's Hill Roads, Prince William County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.103, Paragraph II, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, in the morning on 13 July, 1861, dated 11 July, 1861, and was stationed at Camp Wigfall, J J Wilcoxen's farm, east of the junction of the Union Mills and Hooe's Hill Roads, Prince William County, Virginia, between 13 and 16 July, 1861.

Note: The 7th Virginia Infantry was stationed at Camp Wigfall, J J Wilcoxen's farm, east of the junction of the Union Mills and Hooe's Hill Roads, Prince William County, Virginia, on 13 June, 1861 (See the 7th Virginia Infantry).

J J Wilcoxen's Farm to Union Mills & McLean's Fords, 16 & 18 July, 1861

The 7th Louisiana Infantry was ordered to Union Mills Ford, on the Bull Run River, in the evening on 16 July, 1861.

Note: The 7th Louisiana Infantry, Company K, was assigned to guard duty at Camp Wigfall, J J Wilcoxen's farm, east of the junction of the Union Mills and Hooe's Hill Roads, Prince William County, Virginia, in the evening on 16 July, 1861.

Union Mills Ford to Camp Walker, on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, one mile south of McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, 18 July, 1861: The 7th Louisiana Infantry arrived at Camp Walker, on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, one mile south of McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, in the morning on 18 July, 1861.

Note: The 7th Louisiana Infantry was stationed at the road between Camp Walker, on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, one mile south 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, 18 July, 1861

The 7th Louisiana Infantry was ordered to Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, in the afternoon on 18 July, 1861.

Note: First Lieutenant W P Harper, 7th Louisiana Infantry, Company H, was assigned to command the 7th Louisiana Infantry, Company H, during the skirmish at Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, on 18 July, 1861.

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.; 7th Louisiana Infantry, Colonel H T Hays

Note: The 7th Louisiana Infantry relieved the 17th Virginia Infantry during the skirmish at Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, in the afternoon on 18 July, 1861 (See the 17th Virginia Infantry).

List of killed, etc, 7th Louisiana Infantry, at the skirmish at Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, 18 July, 1861: killed 2, wounded 2, total 4

List of killed, wounded, & missing of the 7th Louisiana Infantry in the battle of Bull Run, fought 18 July, 1861, as called for by article 456 of the Army Regulations of C.S.A: Killed 2 wounded 2, total 4

Note: The 7th Louisiana Infantry was stationed west and east 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.

Blackburn's Ford to road between Camp Walker, on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, one mile south of McLean's Ford, & McLean's farm, one mile southwest of McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River,, 20 July, 1861: The 7th Louisiana Infantry was ordered to the road between Camp Walker, on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, one mile south of McLean's Ford, and McLean's farm, one mile southwest of McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, on 20 July, 1861.

Note: The 7th Louisiana Infantry, Companies C and D, under the command of Captain J M Wilson, 7th Louisiana Infantry, Company C, were ordered to McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, at 11 PM on 18 July, 1861, and were assigned to picket duty at Mitchell's and McLean's Fords, on the Bull Run River, under the command of Colonel J L Kemper, 7th Virginia Infantry, in the evening on 19 July, 1861. Companies C and D arrived at the road between Camp Walker, on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, one mile south of McLean's Ford, and McLean's farm, one mile southwest of McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, on 20 July, 1861 (See the 7th Virginia Infantry).

First battle of Manassas, 21 July, 1861

The 7th Louisiana Infantry was stationed at the road between Camp Walker, on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, one mile south of McLean's Ford, and McLean's farm, one mile southwest of McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, in the morning on 21 July, 1861.

Note: The 7th Louisiana Infantry was temporarily assigned to Brigadier General J Longstreet, Confederate States Army, at the rear of Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, in the morning on 21 July, 1861 (See the Fourth Brigade, Army of the Potomac).

Advance to Bald Hill, on Chinn's Branch, northeast of Chinn's Spring, Prince William County, Virginia, 21 July, 1861: The 7th Louisiana Infantry was ordered southwest of Bald Hill, on Chinn's Branch, northeast of Chinn's Spring, Prince William County, Virginia, in the afternoon on 21 July, 1861.

Note: The 2nd South Carolina Infantry, Company F, was assigned to the 7th Louisiana Infantry in the afternoon on 21 July, 1861 (See the 2nd South Carolina Infantry).

Chinn Ridge, half a mile southeast of Groveton, Prince William County, Virginia, 21 July, 1861: The 7th Louisiana Infantry was stationed on Chinn Ridge, half a mile southeast of Groveton, Prince William County, Virginia, in the afternoon on 21 July, 1861.

Note: The 19th Virginia Infantry arrived at Chinn Ridge, half a mile southeast of Groveton, Prince William County, Virginia, in the afternoon on 21 July, 1861 (See the 19th Virginia Infantry).

General pursuit to Poplar Ford, on the Bull Run River, 21 July, 1861: The 7th Louisiana Infantry was ordered on a general pursuit towards Poplar Ford, on the Bull Run River, in the afternoon on 21 July, 1861.

Note: The 7th Louisiana Infantry was stationed northeast of W Carter's/ Pittslyvania, one mile northwest of the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, in the evening on 21 July, 1861.

Return of casualties in the 7th Louisiana Infantry, Sixth Brigade, Army of the Potomac, at the first battle of Manassas, 21 July, 1861: Killed 3, wounded 20/23, total 23/26

W Carter's/ Pittsylvania, 21 July, 1861

The 7th Louisiana Infantry arrived at Camp Hays, northeast of W Carter's/ Pittsylvania, one mile northwest of the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, in the evening on 21 July, 1861, and was stationed at Camp Hays, northeast of W Carter's/ Pittsylvania, one mile northwest of the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River between 21 and 29 July, 1861.

Note: The 7th Louisiana Infantry was ordered one mile northwest of 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, dated 22 July, 1861.

Picket duty at Farm & Poplar Fords, on the Bull Run River, Company G, 22-26 July, 1861: The 7th Louisiana Infantry, Company G, was assigned to picket duty at Farm and Poplar Fords, on the Bull Run River, in the evening on 22 July, 1861, and arrived at Camp Hays, northeast of W Carter's/ Pittsylvania, one mile northwest of the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, on 26 July, 1861.

Organisation of Seventh Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, 25 July, 1861: Colonel N G Evans, cavalry, Confederate States Army; 1st Mississippi Battalion Infantry, Lieutenant Colonel W L Brandon; 13th Mississippi Infantry, Colonel W Barksdale; 17th Mississippi Infantry, Colonel W S Featherston; 18th Mississippi Infantry, Colonel E R Burt; Chesterfield Light Dragoons, Company B, Captain W B Ball

Note: The 7th Louisiana Infantry was assigned to the Eighth Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Acting Brigadier General & Colonel I G Seymour, 6th Louisiana Infantry, by Special Orders No.169, Paragraph I, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 25 July, 1861.

W Carter's/ Pittsylvania to Mitchell's & Blackburn's Fords, 29-31 July, 1861

The 7th Louisiana Infantry was ordered to Mitchell's Ford, on the Bull Run River, in the morning on 29 July, 1861, and was stationed at Mitchell's Ford, on the Bull Run River, between 29 and 31 July, 1861.

Mitchell's Ford to Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, 31 July, 1861: The 7th Louisiana Infantry was ordered to Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, on 31 July, 1861, and was stationed at Camp Bieneville No.1, one mile northwest of Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, between 31 July and 26 August, 1861.

Blackburn's Ford to Centreville, 26 August, 1861

The 7th Louisiana Infantry was ordered to Stewart's, a quarter of a mile southwest of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 26 August, 1861, and was stationed at Camp Bienville No.2, Stewart's, a quarter of a mile southwest of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, between 26 August and 26 September, 1861.

Note: The 7th Louisiana Infantry was ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, by Special Orders No. 272, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, dated 28 August, 1861.

Organisation of Eighth Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, 29 August, 1861: Brigadier General W H Walker, Confederate States Army; 1st Louisiana Special Battalion Infantry, Lieutenant Colonel W H Jenifer, Virginia Volunteers; 6th Louisiana Infantry, Colonel I G Seymour; 7th Louisiana Infantry, Colonel H T Hays; 8th Louisiana Infantry, Colonel H B Kelly; 9th Louisiana Infantry, Colonel R Taylor

Note: Brigadier General W H Walker, Confederate States Army, was relieved from duty at Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, by Special Orders No.179, Paragraph II, Headquarters Troops Confederate States Army, Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, on 2 August, 1861, and arrived at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 27 August, 1861.

Special Orders No. 280, Paragraph I, Headquarters, First Corps, Amy of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, dated 29 August, 1861: The 7th Louisiana Infantry was ordered to Germantown, Fairfax County, Virginia, by Special Orders No. 280, Paragraph I, Headquarters, First Corps, Amy of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, dated 29 August, 1861.

Note: Lieutenant Colonel C De Choiseul, 7th Louisiana Infantry, was assigned to command the 1st Louisiana Special Battalion Infantry by Special Orders No. 287, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 1 September, 1861 (See the 1st Louisiana Special Battalion Infantry).

Centreville to Germantown, 26 September, 1861

The 7th Louisiana Infantry was ordered to Germantown, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning on 26 September, 1861, and was stationed at Camp Beauregard, on Difficult Run, one and a half miles northwest of Germantown, Fairfax County, Virginia, between 26 and 29 September, 1861.

Note: The 7th Louisiana Infantry arrived at Camp Beauregard, on Difficult Run, one and a half miles northwest of Germantown, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 1 PM on 26 September, 1861.

Reconnaissance to Great Falls, Coon's Ferry, & Seneca Falls, 29 September-1 October, 1861

The 7th Louisiana Infantry, under the command of Brigadier General W H T Walker, Confederate States Army, was ordered on a reconnaissance to Great Falls, on the Potomac River, Montgomery County, Maryland, on 29 September, 1861.

Organisation of reconnaissance to Great Falls, on Potomac River; Coon's Ferry, on the Potomac River, one & half a miles west of Offutt's Crossroads; & Seneca Falls, on the Potomac River, Montgomery County, Maryland, 29 September-1 October, 1861: Brigadier General W H T Walker, Confederate States Army; 6th Louisiana Infantry, Colonel I G Seymour; 7th Louisiana Infantry, Colonel H T Hays; 8th Louisiana Infantry, Colonel H B Kelly; 30th Virginia Cavalry, Company E, Captain E Whitehead; Washington Battalion Artillery (13), 3rd Company, detachment, First Lieutenant J J Garnett; Rowan Artillery, 10th North Carolina State Troops, Company D, section, Captain J Reilly

Skirmish at Great Falls, on the Potomac River, Montgomery County, Maryland, 30 September, 1861: The 7th Louisiana Infantry was stationed as a reserve during a skirmish at Great Falls, on the Potomac River, Montgomery County, Maryland, at 9 AM on 30 September, 1861.

Note: The 7th Louisiana Infantry was ordered to Coon's Ferry, on the Potomac River, one and a half miles west of Offutt's Crossroads, Montgomery County, Maryland, at 5 PM on 30 September, 1861.

Coon's Ferry, on the Potomac River, one & a half miles west of Offutt's Crossroads, to Seneca Falls, on the Potomac River, Montgomery County, Maryland, 30 September, 1861: The 7th Louisiana Infantry was ordered to Seneca Falls, on the Potomac River, Montgomery County, Maryland, in the evening on 30 September, 1861.

Skirmish at Coon's Ferry, on the Potomac River, one & a half miles west of Offutt's Crossroads, & Seneca Falls, on the Potomac River, Montgomery County, Maryland, 30 September, 1861: The 7th Louisiana Infantry was stationed as a reserve during a skirmish at Coon's Ferry, on the Potomac River, one and a half miles west of Offutt's Crossroads, and Seneca Falls, on the Potomac River, Montgomery County, Maryland, in the evening on 30 September, 1861.

Seneca Falls, on the Potomac River, Montgomery County, Maryland, to Difficult Run, one & a half miles northwest of Germantown, Fairfax County, Virginia, 30 September-1 October, 1861: The 7th Louisiana Infantry was ordered to Dransville, Loudoun County, Virginia, in the evening on 30 September, 1861, and arrived at Camp Beauregard, on Difficult Run, one and a half miles northwest of Germantown, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning on 1 October, 1861.

Note: The 7th Louisiana Infantry was stationed at Dransville, Loudoun County, Virginia, in the evening on 30 September, 1861.

Picket duty at McGee's farm, on the Alexandria, Loudoun & Hampshire Railroad, six miles northeast of Germantown, Fairfax County, Virginia, 13 October, 1861: The 7th Louisiana Infantry arrived at McGee's farm, on the Alexandria, Loudoun & Hampshire Railroad, six miles northeast of Germantown, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 13 October, 1861.

Note: The 6th Louisiana Infantry was stationed at McGee's farm, on the Alexandria, Loudoun & Hampshire Railroad, six miles northeast of Germantown, Fairfax County, Virginia, between 10 and 13 October, 1861 (See the 6th Louisiana Infantry).

Withdrawal to Centreville, 16-17 October, 1861

The 7th Louisiana Infantry was ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 7 PM on 16 October, 1861, and was stationed at Camp Bienville No.2, Stewart's, a quarter of a mile southwest of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, between 16 and 17 October, 1861.

Note: The 7th Louisiana Infantry arrived at Camp Reserve, A S Grigsby's farm, one and a half miles south of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 17 October, 1861.

Surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse, Appomattox County, Virginia, 9 April, 1865: The 7th Louisiana Infantry, under the command of Colonel E Waggaman, 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, Virginia Volunteers, on 2 May, 1861, and was ordered to Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, on 6 May, 1861. Colonel J A Early, Virginia Volunteers, 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, 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 and 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 Brigadier General J A Early, on 25 July, 1861. The Fluvanna Artillery No.1, under the command of Captain W H Holman, was assigned to the Sixth Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, on 3 September, 1861.

The 7th Louisiana Infantry was assigned to the Fifth Brigade, Third Division, Potomac District, Department of Northern Virginia, under the command of Brigadier General R Taylor, 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.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