The Fourth Alabama Painting by Don Troiani

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, Virginia, 23 June, 1861. Stationed at a pine thicket on the road between McLean's Farm and Blackburn'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 above 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 above 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 above 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, 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, on McLean's Farm, near the intersection of Union Mills and Hooe's Hill Roads, 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."

The New Orleans Daily Crescent, 21 January, 1861 - Departure of troops

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

The Daily Ohio Statesman, 7 July, 1861 - Affairs in Louisiana, letter dated Baton Rouge, 18 June, 1861

"The three regiments were eager and ready for action, Hay's men having already pocketed forty rounds of ammunition and pinned strips of red flannel to their shirts to identify themselves as Confederates."

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

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

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

"A South Carolina company belonging to Kershaw's or Cash's regiment, which was on picket at the time their regiments moved from Mitchell's Ford, not being able to find its proper command, had joined me just as we were advancing against the enemy near Chinn's house, and had been attached to Hay's regiment, with which it went into action."

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

"The portion of the brigade with me consisted of Colonel Kemper’s regiment, Seventh Virginia; Col. Harry T. Hays’ regiment, Seventh Louisiana, and six companies of my own regiment, the Twenty-fourth Virginia."

Official Report No.109: Colonel Jubal A. Early, Sixth Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, dated 1 August, 1861

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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 dut 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; Contiental Guards; Louisiana Foot Rifles, 1st Company; Louisiana Guards; Montgomery Guards; Orleans Light Guards; Orleans Cadets; DeSoto Rifles; Crescent Rifles

East Baton Rouge Barracks & Arsenal, 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 the East Baton Rouge Barracks and Arsenal, 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).

Note: A detachment of twenty-one men of the Continental Guards, under the command of Captain G Clark, was assigned to guard duty on the steamer Texas between the evening on 30 April and the morning on 6 May, 1861.

Confederate Service

The 7th Louisiana Infantry, Companies E and H, arrived at at Camp Moore, on the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad, one and a half miles above 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.

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, to 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 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 above Tangipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, in the evening the same day.

New Orleans, Orleans Parish, to 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 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 in war, one & a half miles above 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 above Tangipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, by Second Lieutenant A W Pope, 4th Louisiana Infantry, Company F, on 7 June, 1861.

Taugipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, to Lynchburg, Virginia, Companies A, B, C, D, & E, 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, 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, Virginia, at 7 PM the same day and arrived by the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad via Bristol, Sullivan County, Tennessee, at 8 AM on 20 June, 1861.

Taugipahoa Station, St Helena (Tangipahoa) Parish, Louisiana, to Lynchburg, Virginia, Companies F, G, H, I, & K, 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, 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 Camp Davis, the Fairgrounds, near Lynchburg, Virginia, the same day.

Lynchburg to Manassas Junction, Virginia, Companies A, B, C, D, & E, 21-22 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, Virginia, on 21 June, 1861, and arrived at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, via Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and Gordonsville, Orange County, Virginia, in the morning on 22 June, 1861.

Lynchburg to Manassas Junction, 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, Virginia, on 22 June, 1861, and arrived at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, via Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and Gordonsville, Orange County, Virginia, on 23 June, 1861.

Manassas to Farr's Crossroads, on the Old Braddock Road, between Fairfax Station & Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, 25 June, 1861: The 7th Louisina 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, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 25 June, 1861, dated 24 June, 1861, and to Farr's Crossroads, on the Old Braddock Road, between Fairfax Station and Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, the same day (See the 5th Alabama Infantry ).

Note: The 7th Louisina 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, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 24 June, 1861.

Farr's Crossroads, on the Old Braddock Road, between Fairfax Station & Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, to Manassas Junction, Virginia, 1 July, 1861: The 7th Louisiana Infantry was ordered to Manassas Junction, Virginia, by Special Orders No.81, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 1 July, 1861, and was assigned to garrison duty at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, the same day (See the Garrison at Camp Pickens).

Manassas Junction, Virginia, to McLean's Farm, near the intersection of Union Mills & Hooe's Hill Roads, 12 July, 1861: The 7th Louisiana Infantry was ordered to McLean's Farm, near the intersection of Union Mills and Hooe's Hill Roads, by Special Orders No.103, Paragraph II, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 11 July, 1861, and proceeded on 12 July, 1861. The regiment arrived at Camp Wigfall, on McLean's Farm, near the intersection of Union Mills and Hooe's Hill Roads, the same day.

Note: The 7th Louisina 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, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 11 July, 1861.

McLean's Farm, near the intersection of Union Mills & Hooe's Hill Roads, to Union Mills Ford, on the Bull Run River, 17 July, 1861: The 7th Louisiana Infantry was ordered near 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 was accompanied by the 7th Virginia Infantry, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel L B Williams, and six companies of the 24th Virginia Infantry, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel P Hairston.

Note: The 7th Louisiana Infantry, Company K, was assigned to guard duty at Camp Wigfall, on McLean's Farm, near the intersection of Union Mills and Hooe's Hill Roads, on 17 July, 1861.

Union Mills Ford to Camp Walker, on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, near McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, 18 July, 1861: The 7th Louisiana Infantry was ordered near McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, in the morning on 18 July, 1861, and arrived at Camp Walker, on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, near McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, the same day.

Note: The 7th Louisiana Infantry was stationed on the road between Camp Walker, on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, near McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, and McLean's Farm in the morning on 18 July, 1861.

Skirmish at Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, 18 July, 1861: The 7th Louisiana Infantry was ordered to the left of the road between McLeans' Farm and Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, at 12 PM on 18 July, 1861, and to Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, in the afternoon on the same day. The regiment was accompanied by the 7th Virginia Infantry and two 6 pounder 3 inch rifles of the Washington Battalion Artillery, under the command of Colonel J A Early, 24th Virginia Infantry, and arrived at Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, on 18 July, 1861.

Note: The 7th Louisiana Infantry was stationed at Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, in the evening on 18 July, 1861.

Blackburn's Ford to the road between Camp Walker, on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, near McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, & McLean's Farm, 20 July, 1861: The 7th Louisiana Infantry was ordered to the road between Camp Walker, on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, near McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, and McLean's Farm in the morning on 20 July, 1861.

Note: The 7th Louisiana Infantry, Companies C and D, under the command of Captain J M Wilson, 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 were ordered to the road between Camp Walker, on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, near McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, and McLean's Farm on 20 July, 1861.

After the first battle of Manassas the 7th Louisiana Infantry was stationed near the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, in the evening on 21 July, 1861.

One mile above the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, 22 July, 1861: The 7th Louisiana Infantry was ordered one mile above the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, by Special Orders No.146, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 22 July, 1861, and arrived at Camp Hays, one mile above the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, the same day.

Note: The 7th Louisiana Infantry, Company G, was assigned to picket duty at two fords above the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, on 22 July, 1861, and 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, on 25 July, 1861.

Organisation of Eighth Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, 25 July, 1861: 1st Louisiana Special Battalion Infantry, 6th Louisiana Infantry, 7th Louisiana Infantry, 8th Louisiana Infantry, 9th Louisiana Infantry

Note: The 7th Louisiana Infantry arrived at Camp Hays, one mile above the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, on 26 July, 1861.

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, on 29 July, 1861.

Mitchell's Ford to between Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, & Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 31 July, 1861: The 7th Louisiana Infantry was ordered between Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, and Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 31 July, 1861, and arrived at Camp Bieneville, between Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, and Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, the same day.

Note: The 7th Louisiana Infantry, Company K, arrived at Camp Bieneville, between Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, and Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 1 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, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 1 September, 1861.

Between Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, & Centreville, to Germantown, Fairfax County, Virginia, 29 August, 1861: The 7th Louisiana Infantry was ordered to Germantown, Fairfax County, Virginia, by Special Orders No. 280, Paragraph I, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 29 August, 1861.

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

Note: The 24th Virginia Infantry, the 5th North Carolina State Troops 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.

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.

Camp Moore, on the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad, one & a half miles above 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 Northen Railroad, one and a half miles above 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 Northen Railroad, one and a half miles above 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.

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, on 25 July, 1861.

Reports

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