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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, 7th Louisiana Infantry, Company H, was appointed colonel, 7th Louisiana Infantry, on 27 May, 1861, dated 19 May, 1861.

LIEUTENANT COLONEL C DE CHOISEUL
Captain C De Choiseul, American Rifles, Company A, was appointed major, American Rifle Battalion Infantry, on 3 May, 1861, dated 30 April, 1861, and lieutenant colonel, 7th Louisiana Infantry, on 30 May, 1861, dated 29 May, 1861.

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

Company A Continental Guards: CAPT. G CLARK
The company was mustered in state service for the war at Orleans Parish, Louisiana, on 27 May, 1861, and arrived by the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad at Camp Moore, on the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad, one and a half miles north of Tangipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, on 1 June, 1861.
Company B Baton Rouge Fencibles: CAPT. A S HERRON
The company was accepted in state service at Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, on 8 May, 1861, and was ordered to Taugipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, on 4 June, 1861.
Company C Sarsfield Rangers: CAPT. J M WILSON
The company was accepted in state service at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, on 29 April, 1861.
Company D Virginia Guards: CAPT. R B SCOTT
The company was mustered in state service for one year at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, under the command of Captain D B Penn, on 11 May, 1861, and for the war on 22 May, 1861. Captain D B Penn, 7th Louisiana Infantry, Company D, was appointed major, 7th Louisiana Infantry, on 27 May, 1861, and First Lieutenant R B Scott, 7th Louisiana Infantry, Company D, captain, 7th Louisiana Infantry, Company D, on 1 June, 1861. First Lieutenant H Doussan, 7th Louisiana Infantry, Company D, was assigned to command the company as Captain R B Scott was too ill for duty during the first battle of Manassas on 21 July, 1861.
Company E Crescent Rifles, Company C: CAPT. S H GILMAN
The company was mustered in state service for the war at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, on 22 May, 1861, and arrived at Camp Moore, on the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad, one and a half miles north of Tangipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, in the evening on 28 May, 1861.
Company F Irish Volunteers: CAPT. W B RATLIFF
The company was mustered in state service for the war at Donaldsville, Ascension Parish, and Napoleonville, Assumption Parish, Louisiana, 24 May, 1861.
Company G American Rifles, Company A: CAPT. W D RICKARBY
The company was accepted in state service at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, on 30 April, 1861, and was mustered in state service for the war on 3 May, 1861.
Company H Crescent Rifles, Company B: CAPT. H T JETT
The company was mustered in state service for the war at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, under the command of Captain H T Hays, on 16 May, 1861, and Captain H T Hays and First Lieutenant H T Jett, 7th Louisiana Infantry, Company H, were appointed colonel, 7th Louisiana Infantry, and captain, 7th Louisiana Infantry, Company H, respectively, on 27 May, 1861, dated 19 May, 1861. The company arrived at arrived at Camp Moore, on the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad, one and a half miles north of Tangipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, in the evening on 28 May, 1861, and Captain H T Jett's resignation 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 at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, on 7 May, 1861, and was mustered in state service for the war on 20 May, 1861.
Company K Livingston Rifles: CAPT. T M TERRY
The company was accepted in state service 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 assigned to guard duty 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 did not participate in 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 rendezvous at the Armory, New Orleans, New Orleans Parish, Louisiana, by Major General J L Lewis, Louisiana Militia, at 9 AM on 10 January, 1861, and proceeded to Pontchartrain Depot, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, at 2.30 PM the same day. The company was ordered to proceed by the Pontchartrain Railroad to Lake Ponchartrain in the afternoon on 10 January, 1861, and by the Mobile mail boat to Fort Pike, on the Rigolets, in the vicinity of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, the same day. The Continental Guards arrived at Fort Pike, on the Rigolets, in the vicinity of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, on 14 January, 1861, and was assigned to garrison duty between 14 and 19 January, 1861.

Note: Sergeant W Bosworth, United States Ordnance Department, surrendered Fort Pike, on the Rigolets, in the vicinity of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, on 14 January, 1861.

Fort Pike, on the Rigolets, in the vicinity of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, 19-20 January, 1861: The Continental Guards was ordered to proceed by the steamer California to New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, in the evening on 19 January, 1861, and arrived in the morning on 20 January, 1861.

1st Louisiana State Troops, Company C, 18 January, 1861: A detachment of forty men of the 1st Louisiana State Troops, Company C, under the command of Captain H A Clinch and First Lieutenant W C Capers, was ordered to Fort Pike, on the Rigolets, in the vicinity of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, in the morning on 18 January, 1861, and arrived at 9 PM the same day.

Note: The Baton Rouge Fencibles, under the command of First Lieutenant J H Stith, was assigned to garrison duty at Baton Rouge, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, under the command of Colonel L Hébert, Louisiana Militia, in January 1861.

American Rifle Battalion Infantry

Major C De Choiseul
Captain C De Choiseul, American Rifles, was appointed major, American Rifle Battalion Infantry, 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

"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."

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 Camp Moore, on the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad, one and a half miles above Tangipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, on 27 May, 1861.

Camp Walker, Metairie Racecourse, 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 State Troops, on 29 April, 1861.

State Service

Fort Pike, on the Rigolets, in the vicinity of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, Company A, 14-19 January, 1861: The Continental Guards was assigned to garrison duty at Fort Pike, on the Rigolets, in the vicinity of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, between 14 and 19 January, 1861.

Organisation of 1st Regiment Infantry, First Brigade, First Division, Louisiana State Troops, 5 April, 1861: Colonel A H Gladden, Lieutenant Colonel S M Todd, Major C D Dreux; Continental Guards; Louisiana Foot Rifles, 1st Company; Louisiana Guards; Montgomery Guards; Orleans Light Guards; Orleans Cadets; DeSoto Rifles; Crescent Rifles

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

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, & Texas, Company A, 30 April-6 May, 1861: A detachment of the Continental Guards (22), under the command of Captain G Clark, was assigned to guard duty on the steamer Texas in the evening on 30 April, 1861. The steamer Texas arrived at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, the morning on 6 May, 1861.

Confederate Service

The 7th Louisiana Infantry, Companies E and H, arrived at Camp Moore, on the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad, one and a half miles north Tangipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, in the evening on 28 May, 1861; Company A on 1 June, 1861; Company B on 4 June, 1861; and Company H on 7 June, 1861.

Camp Moore, on the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad, one & a half miles north Tangipahoa Station, 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 the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad, one and a half miles north Tangipahoa Station, 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 State Troops, was assigned to command Camp Moore, on the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad, one and a half miles north Tangipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, on 12 May, 1861, and was stationed at Camp Tracey, Tangipahoa, Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, on 28 May, 1861.

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, to Camp Moore, one & a half miles north of Tangipahoa Station, 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 one and a half miles north of Tangipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, in the morning on 28 May, 1861, and arrived at Camp Moore, on the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad, one and a half miles north Tangipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, in the evening the same day.

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, to Camp Moore, one & a half miles north of Tangipahoa Station, 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 one and a half miles north of Tangipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, at 7.30 AM on 1 June, 1861 and was accompanied by the Calhoun Guards (See the 6th Louisiana Infantry).

Note: The Baton Rouge Fencibles arrived at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, on 4 June, 1861.

Mustered for the war, Camp Moore, on the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad, one & a half miles north of Tangipahoa Station, 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 the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad, one and a half miles north Tangipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, by Second Lieutenant A W Pope, 4th Louisiana Infantry, Company F, on 7 June, 1861.

Camp Moore, one & a half miles north of Taugipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, to Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, Companies A, B, C, D, & E (right wing), 14-20 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, between 20 and 21 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 Virginia & Tennessee Railroad via Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, and Grand Junction, Fayette and Hardeman Counties; 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.

Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, to W Farr's Crossroads, on the old Braddock Road, one & a quarter miles south of Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, 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, the same day (See the 5th Alabama Infantry ).

Note: 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.

W Farr's Crossroads, on the old Braddock Road, one & a quarter miles south of Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 1 July, 1861: The 7th Louisiana Infantry was ordered to 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 assigned to garrison duty 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 garrison duty 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.

Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, to intersection of Union Mills & Hooe's Hill Roads, Prince William County, Virginia, 13 July, 1861: The 7th Louisiana Infantry was ordered to J J Wilcoxen's farm, at the intersection of 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 intersection of Union Mills and Hooe's Hill Roads, Prince William County, Virginia, between 13 and 16 July, 1861.

Camp Wigfall, J J Wilcoxen's farm, east of the intersection of Union Mills & Hooe's Hill Roads, Prince William County, Virginia, to Union Mills Ford, on the Bull Run River, 16 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 intersection of 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 towards 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 half a mile north of W Carter's or 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

Note: The 7th Louisiana Infantry was ordered half a mile north of W Carter's or Pittslyvania, and 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.

Camp Hays, one mile northwest of the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, 21-29 July, 1861: The 7th Louisiana Infantry was stationed at Camp Hays, one mile northwest of the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, between 21 and 29 July, 1861.

Note: The 7th Louisiana Infantry, Company G, was assigned to picket duty at Farm and Poplar Fords, north of the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, in the evening on 22 July, 1861, and arrived at Camp Hays, one mile northwest of the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, on 26 July, 1861.

Organisation of Eighth Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, 25 July, 1861: Acting Brigadier General I G Seymour, colonel, 6th Louisiana Infantry; 1st Louisiana Special Battalion Infantry, Lieutenant Colonel W H Jenifer, Provisional Army of Virginia; 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: 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.

Camp Hays, one mile northwest of the Stone Bridge, to Mitchell's Ford, on the Bull Run River, 29 July, 1861: The 7th Louisiana Infantry was ordered to Mitchell's Ford, on the Bull Run River, in the morning on 29 July, 1861.

Mitchell's Ford to one mile northwest of Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, 31 July, 1861: The 7th Louisiana Infantry was ordered one mile northwest of 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.

Camp Bienville No.1, one mile northwest of Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, to Stewart's, a quarter of a mile southwest of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 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.

Camp Bienville No.2, Stewart's, a quarter of a mile southwest of Centreville, to Difficult Run, one & a half miles northwest of Germantown, Fairfax County, Virginia, 26 September, 1861: 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, and was stationed at Camp Beauregard, on Difficult Run, one and a half miles northwest of Germantown, two miles north of Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, between 26 September and 17 October, 1861.

Note: 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, and 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.

Reconnaissance to Great Falls, Seneca Falls, & Coon's Ferry, on the Potomac River, one & half a miles west of Offutt's Crossroads, Montgomery County, Maryland, 29 September-1 October, 1861: The 7th Louisiana Infantry arrived two miles west of Great Falls, on the Potomac River, Montgomery County, Maryland, on 29 September, 1861, and was engaged in a skirmish at Great Falls, Seneca Falls, and Coon's Ferry, on the Potomac River, one and half a miles west of Offutt's Crossroads, Montgomery County, Maryland, on 30 September, 1861. The regiment was ordered to Dransville, Loudoun County, Virginia, in the evening the same day and arrived at Camp Beauregard, Flint Hill, two miles north of Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 1 October, 1861 (See the Washington Battalion Artillery).

Organisation of reconnaissance to Great Falls, Seneca Falls, & Coon's Ferry, on the Potomac River, one & half a miles west of Offutt's Crossroads, 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; section of Washington Battalion Artillery (12), 3rd Company, First Lieutenant J J Garnett; section of Rowan Artillery, 10th North Carolina State Troops, Company D, Captain J Reilly (See the Garrison at Camp Pickens)

Note: The 7th Louisiana Infantry was stationed at McGee's farm, between Hunter's Lane and the Alexandria, Loudoun & Hampshire Railroad, six miles northeast of Germantown, Fairfax County, Virginia, between 13 and 16 October, 1861 (See the 6th Louisiana Infantry).

McGee's farm, between Hunter's Lane & the Alexandria, Loudoun & Hampshire Railroad, six miles northeast of Germantown, to A S Grigsby's farm, one & a half miles south of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 16-17 October, 1861: The 6th Louisiana Infantry was ordered to Camp Bienville No.2, Stewart's, a quarter of a mile southwest of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 7 PM on 16 October, 1861, and to Camp Reserve, A S Grigsby's farm, one and a half miles south of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning 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, 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 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