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Sixth Brigade, Army of the Potomac

Colonel J L Kemper, 7th Virginia Infantry

Colonel J L Kemper, 7th Virginia Infantry

Seventh Virginia Infantry

Seven companies arrived at Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 18 June, 1861, and three companies between 21 and 27 June, 1861. Mustered in Confederate service for one year dated 1 July, 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 J L KEMPER
J L Kemper was appointed colonel, Provisional Army of Virginia, at Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, on 2 May, 1861.

LIEUTENANT COLONEL L B WILLIAMS, JR.
Captain L B Williams, Montpelier Guards, was appointed lieutenant colonel, Provisional Army of Virginia, at Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, on 8 May, 1861 (See the 13th Virginia Infantry).

MAJOR W T PATTON

Company A Richardson Guards: CAPT. J WELCH
The company was accepted in state service at Madison Courthouse, Madison County, Virginia, on 25 April, 1861, and was ordered to Alexandria, Alexandria County, Virginia, the same day. The company arrived by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad at Alexandria via Gordonsville, Orange County, and Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 25 April, 1861, and was mustered in state service for one year at Camp Henry, C George's, northwest of Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, by Lieutenant Colonel A S Taylor, Provisional army of Virginia, on 13 May, 1861. The company was assigned to the 7th Virginia Infantry, Company A, at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 4 June, 1861.
Company B Washington Greys: CAPT. T B MASSIE
The company was accepted in state service at Washington, Rappahannock County, Virginia, on 20 April, 1861, and was mustered in state service for one year at Camp Henry, C George's, northwest of Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, by Lieutenant Colonel A S Taylor, Provisional army of Virginia, on 27 May, 1861. The company was stationed at Camp Henry, Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, between 15 and 27 June, 1861.
Company C Porter's Company: CAPT. J C PORTER
The company was accepted in state service at Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, on 30 April, 1861, and was mustered in state service for one year at Camp Henry, C George's, northwest of Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, by Lieutenant Colonel A S Taylor, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 8 May, 1861. The company was stationed at Camp Wigfall, J J Wilcoxen's Farm, in the vicinity of the intersection of Union Mills and Hooe's Hill Roads, Prince William County, Virginia, on 30 June, 1861.
Company D Giles Volunteers or Mountain Boomers: CAPT. J H FRENCH
The company was organised at Pearisburg, Giles County, Virginia, on 25 April, 1861, and was accepted in state service at Giles Courthouse, Giles County, Virginia, on 13 May, 1861. The company was ordered to Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, on 23 May, 1861, and arrived at Dublin, Pulaski County, Virginia, in the evening the same day. The company was ordered to proceed by the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad to Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, at 11 PM on 23 May, 1861, and arrived in the morning on 24 May, 1861. The company was ordered to proceed by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, in the evening on 31 May, 1861, and arrived at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, in the evening on 1 June, 1861. The company was assigned to the 24th Virginia Infantry, Company D (1st), at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 3 June, 1861, and was stationed east of the road to Davis' Ford, on the northeast bank of Cedar Run, three and a half miles southeast of Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 9 June 1861. The company was assigned to the 7th Virginia Infantry, Company D, 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, by Special Orders No. 50, Paragraph II, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 20 June, 1861 (See the 24th Virginia Infantry).
Company E Hazelwood Volunteers: CAPT. J TAYLOR
The company was accepted in state service at Stevensburg, Culpeper County, Virginia, on 25 April, 1861, and was mustered in state service for one year at Camp Henry, C George's, northwest of Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, by Lieutenant Colonel A S Taylor, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 6 June, 1861. The company was ordered to proceed by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 21 June, 1861, and was assigned to the 7th Virginia Infantry, Company E, 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, the same day. Captain J Taylor, 7th Virginia Infantry, Company E, was assigned to command the troops at Orange Courthouse, Orange County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.233, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 15 August, 1861.
Company F Greene Guards or McMullan's Company: CAPT. F M MCMULLAN
The company accepted in state service at Stanardsville, Greene County, Virginia, on 27 April, 1861, and was mustered in state service at Camp Henry, C George's, northwest of Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, by Lieutenant Colonel A S Taylor, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 11 May, 1861.
Company G Rappahannock Guard: CAPT. A T WALDeN
The company was accepted in state service at Woodville, Rappahannock County, Virginia, on 1 May, 1861, and was mustered in state service for one year at Camp Henry, C George's, northwest of Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, by Lieutenant Colonel A S Taylor, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 25 June, 1861. The company was ordered to proceed by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 26 June, 1861, and was assigned to the 7th Virginia Infantry, Company G, 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, the same day.
Company H Washington Volunteers, Company B: CAPT. R CLEARY
The company was accepted in state service at Phoenix Hall, on Prince Street, Alexandria, Alexandria County, Virginia, on 22 April, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad to Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, at 7 AM on 28 April, 1861 (See the Garrison at Alexandria). The company was accompanied by the Washington (National) Battalion Volunteers, Companies A and C, and Colonel P St G Cocke, Provisional Army of Virginia, and Lieutenant Colonel S Jones, assistant adjutant general, Provisional Army of Virginia, and arrived at Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, at 10 AM the same day. The company was mustered in state service for one year at Camp Henry, C George's, northwest of Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, by Lieutenant Colonel A S Taylor, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 8 May, 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, on 20 June, 1861. The men of the 1st Virginia Infantry, Company E, were assigned to the 7th Virginia Infantry, Company H, on 22 April, 1862, and the company was disbanded on 16 May, 1862 (See the 1st Virginia Infantry).
Company I Holcombe Guards: CAPT. J J WINN
The company was accepted in state service at White Hall, Albemarle County, Virginia, on 3 June, 1861, and was mustered in state service for one year at Camp Jefferson, on the grounds of the University of Virginia, one mile west of Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Virginia, on 11 June, 1861. The company arrived at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 21 June, 1861, and was assigned to the 7th Virginia Infantry, Company I, 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 26 June, 1861.
Company K Madison Greys: CAPT. W LOVELL
The company was accepted in state service at Madison Courthouse, Madison County, Virginia, on 23 April, 1861, and was mustered in state service for onr year at Camp Henry, C George's, northwest of Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, by Lieutenant Colonel J B Strange, 19th Virginia Infantry, on 19 May, 1861.
Unlettered Company Sperryville Sharpshooters: CAPT. J C GIBSON
The company was accepted in state service at Sperryville, Rappahannock County, Virginia, on 8 June, 1861, and was ordered to Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, on 11 July, 1861. The company arrived at Camp Henry, C George's, northwest of Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, on 13 July, 1861, and was mustered in state or Confederate service for one year as part of the 7th Virginia Infantry by Lieutenant Colonel A S Taylor, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 18 July, 1861. The company arrived by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, at 10 AM on 21 July, 1861, and was temporarily assigned to the 7th Virginia Infantry during the first battle of Manassas. The company was ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, as part of the 7th Virginia Infantry, on 28 July, 1861, and was assigned to the 49th Virginia Infantry, Company D, at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 7 August, 1861 (See the 49th Virginia Infantry).

Sources

"The Richardson Guards, from Madison Court-House, Capt. Welch and Lieutenants Cave and Gordon, arrived in this city yesterday. They number 84 fine looking Virginia soldiers."

The Richmond Daily Dispatch, 27 April, 1861 - From Alexandria

"Today, 16th instant, Company No.1, Greene Guards, left for their place of rendezvous, Culpeper Court-house, amidst many tears of weeping mothers and sisters, who nevertheless urged them on, and bade them raily around our standard of Southern rights, unfurl our Southern flag to the breezes of heaven, and in the name and strength of the God of righteousness and of battles confront the invading foe!."

The Richmond Daily Dispatch, 24 May, 1861 - Interesting from Greene County: Stanardsville, Greene Co., Va., 18 May, 1861

"According to the return of the Commissioner of Revenue in the spring of 1860, there was enrolled less than 750 men capable of bearing arms; out of these in and ready for service we have seven companies, viz: Captain John S. Green's Cavalry, numbering about 90 men; two companies of infantry to barracks, one commanded by Capt. Thomas B. Massie, numbering 100 men, the other by Captain Wm. J. Williams, numbering 75 men; also another company in barracks at another point, commanded by Capt., Walden, numbering 80 men."

The Richmond Enquirer (Semi-weekly Edition), 25 June, 1861 - Rappahannock, 22 June, 1861

"The following are the officers of the Hazelwood Volunteers, another company of this county: Captain, John Taylor; 1st Lieutenant, Dr. J. Woodville Ashby; 2d Lieutenant, W. F. Stout; 3d Lieutenant, Thomas W. Harris; Orderly Sergeant, Thomas Ashby; Surgeon, Dr. J. S. Wharton. They are all fighting men, and hail from the town and neighborhood of Stevensburg."

The Richmond Daily Dispatch, 7 June, 1861 - Mitchell's Station, Culpeper County, 3 June, 1861

"Capt. Cleary's company of light infantry, volunteers from the city of Washington, now attached to this command, was ordered to advance as skirmishers, and, dashing into the woods, scoured the country for miles without finding any trace of the enemy."

The Richmond Daily Dispatch, 24 June, 1861 - Camp Wigfall, Prince William Co., 22 June, 1861

Books/ Manuscripts

Virginia Regimental Histories Series: Seventh Virginia Infantry, by D F Riggs

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

The story of a Confederate boy in the Civil War, by David E Johnston of the 7th Virginia Infantry Regiment

The Virginia Regimental Histories Series: Forty-ninth Virginia Infantry, First Edition, No.547 of 1000, by L Reidenbaugh

Roster of Confederate soldiers, 1861 to 1865: A history of Orange County, Virginia, from its formation in 1734 to the end of reconstruction in 1870, by E. Waddey co. in Richmond, Virginia

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

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

Notes

The 7th Virginia Infantry, Companies A, B, C, F, H, and K, were stationed at at Camp Henry, C George's, northwest of Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, on 20 May, 1861; Company D at Camp Davis, a quarter of a mile southwest of College Hill, Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, on 24 May, 1861; Company E at Camp Henry, C George's, northwest of Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, on 6 June, 1861; Company I at Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Virginia, on 11 June, 1861; and Company G at Camp Henry, C George's, northwest of Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, on 25 June, 1861.

Mustered in one year, Camp Henry, C George's, northwest of Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, & Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Virginia, 8, 13, 19, & 27 May & 6, 11, & 25 June, 1861: The 7th Virginia Infantry, Companies C and H, were mustered in state service for one year at Camp Henry, C George's, northwest of Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, by Lieutenant Colonel A S Taylor, Provisional army of Virginia, on 8 May, 1861; Company A for one year on 13 May, 1861; Company K for one year by Lieutenant Colonel J B Strange, 19th Virginia Infantry, on 19 May, 1861; Company B for one year on 27 May, 1861; Company E for one year on 6 June, 1861; Company I for one year at Camp Jefferson, on the grounds of the University of Virginia, one mile west of Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Virginia, on 11 June, 1861; and Company G for one year at Camp Henry, C George's, northwest of Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, by Lieutenant Colonel A S Taylor, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 25 June, 1861.

Madison Courthouse, Madison County, to Alexandria, Alexandria County, Virginia, Company A, 25 April, 1861: The Richardson Guards (84) arrived by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad at Alexandria on 25 April, 1861 (See the Garrison at Alexandria).

Alexandria to Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, Company H, 28 April, 1861: The Washington Volunteers, Company B, was ordered to proceed by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad to Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, at 7 AM on 28 April, 1861, and was accompanied by the Washington (National) Battalion Volunteers, Companies A and C, and Colonel P St G Cocke, Provisional Army of Virginia, and Lieutenant Colonel S Jones, assistant adjutant general, Provisional Army of Virginia (See the Garrison at Alexandria). The company arrived at Camp Henry, C George's, northwest of Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, at 10 AM the same day.

Note: The Washington (National) Battalion Volunteers was stationed at Alexandria, Alexandria County, Virginia, on 27 April, 1861, and at Camp Henry, C George's, northwest of Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel L B Williams, 7th Virginia Infantry, on 20 May, 1861.

Disposition of troops, Headquarters, Potomac Department, Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, 8 May, 1861: 6th Virginia Battalion Volunteers (100), Company E, Captain S H Devaugh; 6th Virginia Battalion Volunteers (88), Company G, Captain A Herbert; 6th Virginia Battalion Volunteers (69), Company H, Captain M Mayre; Alexandria Home Guards (100), Captain J Latouche; Washington('s) Home Guards or Fairfax Cavalry (53), Captain E B Powell; Border Guards or Fairfax Cavalry, Captain M D Ball, at Alexandria, Virginia; Fairfax Rifles (51), Captain W H Dulany, at Fairfax Station, Fairfax County, Virginia; Washington Volunteers (113), Company A, Captain C K Sherman; Porter's Company (74), Captain J C Porter; Alexandria Artillery (86), Captain D Kemper, at Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia; Richardson Guards, Captain J Welsh, at Madison Courthouse, Madison County, Virginia; Emmett Guards, Captain J E Towsen, Jr.; Irish Volunteers or Triplett's Heavy Artillery, Captain T Triplett, at Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia; Rappahannock Cavalry (64), Captain J S Green, at Amissville, ten miles east of Washington, Rappahannock County, Virginia; Black Horse Troop, Captain W H Payne, at Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia; Powhatan Troop, Captain J F Lay, enroute to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia

Return of troops stationed at Camp Henry, C George's, northwest of Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, Companies A, B, F, H, & K, 20 May, 1861: The Richardson Guards, the Washington Greys, Porter's Company, the Greene Guards or McMullan's Company, the Madison Greys, and the Washington Volunteers, Company B, were stationed at Camp Henry, C George's, northwest of Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, on 20 May, 1861.

Note: The Albemarle Rifles, Washington Volunteers, Company A; Piedmont Guards, Monticello Guards, Madison Cavalry or Invincibles, Albemarle Light Horse, Powhatan Troop, and a section of the Alexandria Artillery were stationed at Camp Henry, C George's, northwest of Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, 20 May, 1861 (See the 19th Virginia Infantry).

C George's, northwest of Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 25 May, 1861: Three companies of the 7th Virginia Infantry arrived at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, in the afternoon on 25 May, 1861.

Note: The 19th Virginia Infantry, Companies A, B, and E, under the command of Colonel P St G Cocke, 19th Virginia Infantry, were ordered to proceed by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, and at 4.30 AM on 25 May, 1861, and were accompanied by Lieutenant Colonel R S Ewell, Provisional Army of Virginia; Lieutenant Colonel T Jordan, Provisional Army of Virginia, and Captain D B Harris, corps engineers, Provisional Army of Virginia. Companies A, B, and E, arrived at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, at 7.30 AM the same day (See the 19th Virginia Infantry).

Special Orders No.4, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Department of Alexandria, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, Company A, 4 June, 1861: The Richardson Guards was assigned to the the 7th Virginia Infantry, Company A, by Special Orders No.4, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Department of Alexandria, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 4 June, 1861.

Manassas Junction, Prince William County, to Fairfax Station, Fairfax County, Virginia, Companies A, C, F, H, & K, 4 June, 1861: The 7th Virginia Infantry, Companies A, C, F, H, and K, under the command of Colonel J L Kemper, were ordered to proceed by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad to Fairfax Station, Fairfax County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.4, Paragraph II, Headquarters, Department of Alexandria, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 4 June, 1861.

Note: The 1st Virginia Infantry, Companies B, D, G, and K, under the command of Major W Munford, arrived at Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 2 June, 1861, and were ordered to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.4, Paragraph II, Headquarters, Department of Alexandria, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 4 June, 1861 (See the 1st Virginia Infantry).

Special Orders No.9, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Department of Alexandria, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, Colonel J L Kemper, 6 June, 1861: Colonel J L Kemper, 7th Virginia Infantry, was temporarily assigned to special service and charged with the duty of procuring transportation for the 7th Virginia Infantry by Special Orders No.9, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Department of Alexandria, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 6 June, 1861.

Note: The 7th Virginia Infantry, Companies A, C, F, H, and K, were stationed at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 17 June, 1861.

General Orders No.25, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, 8 June, 1861: The 7th Virginia Infantry was assigned to the Confederate States by General Orders No.25, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, on 8 June, 1861, and was accepted in Confederate service on 1 July, 1861.

Manassas Junction to J J Wilcoxen's Farm, east of the intersection of Union Mills & Hooe's Hill Roads, Prince William County, Virginia, Companies A, C, F, H, & K, 17 June, 1861: The 7th Virginia Infantry, Companies A, C, F, H, and K, was ordered to W J J Wilcoxen's Farm, east of the intersection of Union Mills and Hooe's Hill Roads, Prince William County, Virginia, by Special Orders No. 42, Paragraph II, Headquarters, Department of Alexandria, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 17 June, 1861.

Note: One company of the 7th Virginia Infantry was assigned to guard duty at the bridge on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, half a mile northwest of Union Mills Ford, on the Bull Run River, and detachments of the 7th Virginia Infantry to picket duty on the Yate's and Union Mills Fords Roads, one and a half miles northeast of J J Wilcoxen's Farm, in the vicinity of the intersection of Union Mills and Hooe's Hill Roads, Prince William County, Virginia, by Special Orders No. 42, Paragraphs I and IV, Headquarters, Department of Alexandria, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 17 June, 1861.

J J Wilcoxen's Farm, east of the intersection of Union Mills & Hooe's Hill Roads, Prince William County, Virginia, Company D, 20 June, 1861: The 24th Virginia Infantry, Company D (1st), was assigned to the 7th Virginia Infantry, Company D, at Camp Wigfall, J J Wilcoxen's Farm, east of the intersection of Union Mills and Hooe's Hill Roads, Prince William County, Virginia, by Special Orders No. 50, Paragraph II, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 20 June, 1861 (See the 24th Virginia Infantry).

Note: The 7th Virginia Infantry was assigned to the Sixth Brigade, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Colonel J A Early, by General Orders No.20, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 20 June, 1861.

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, 21 June, 1861: A working party of the 7th Virginia Infantry (25) were assigned to build an earthwork at the bridge on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, half a mile northwest of Union Mills Ford, on the Bull Run River, by Special Orders No. 53, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, at 7 AM on 21 June, 1861, dated 20 June, 1861.

Note: A company of the 7th Virginia Infantry was ordered to Union Mills, Fairfax County, Virginia, and the Albemarle Rifles was ordered to Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, by Special Orders No. 52, Paragraph III, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 20 June, 1861.

Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, Company E, 21 June, 1861: The Hazelwood Volunteers was ordered to proceed by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 21 June, 1861, and was assigned to the 7th Virginia Infantry, Company E, at Camp Wigfall, J J Wilcoxen's Farm, in the vicinity of the intersection of Union Mills and Hooe's Hill Roads, the same day.

Note: The Montgomery Guards, under the command of Captain B Taylor, was assigned to the 7th Virginia Infantry by Special Orders No.54, Paragraph II, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 21 June, 1861, and to the 19th Virginia Infantry, Company F, by Special Orders No.59, Paragraph II, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 22 June, 1861 (See the 19th Virginia Infantry).

Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, Company G, 21 June, 1861: The Holcombe Guards arrived by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 21 June, 1861.

Note: The Holcombe Guards was assigned to the 7th Virginia Infantry, Companyd I, 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, by Special Orders No. 68, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 26 June, 1861.

Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, Company I, 27 June, 1861: The Rappahannock Guards was ordered arrived by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 27 June, 1861.

Note: The Rappahanock Guards was assigned to the 7th Virginia Infantry, Company G, 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, by Special Orders No. 68, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 26 June, 1861.

Special Orders No. 85, Headquarters, Army of the Potomc, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 4 July, 1861: Colonel J L Kemper, 7th Virginia Infantry, was assigned to detached duty with the Quartemasters Department, Army of the Potomc, at Fairfax County, Virginia, by Special Orders No. 85, Headquarters, Army of the Potomc, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 4 July, 1861.

J J Wilcoxen's Farm, in the vicinity of the intersection of Union Mills & Hooe's Hill Roads, to Occoquan, Prince William County, Virginia, 12 July, 1861: The 7th Virginia Infantry, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel L B Williams, was ordered on a reconnaissence to Occoquan, Prince William County, Virginia, under the command of Colonel J A Early, between 12 July, 1861, and was accompanied by one 12 pounder field howitzer and one 6 pounder 3 inch rifle of the Washington Battalion Artillery, under the command of First Lieutenant C W Squires and First Lieutenant J B Richardson (See the Washington Battalion Artillery).

Occoquan to J J Wilcoxen's Farm, in the vicinity of the intersection of Union Mills & Hooe's Hill Roads, Prince William County, Virginia, 14 July, 1861: The 7th Virginia Infantry arrived 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 14 July, 1861.

J J Wilcoxen's Farm, in the vicinity of the intersection of Union Mills & Hooe's Hill Roads, Prince William County, Virginia, to Union Mills Ford, on the Bull Run River, 17 July, 1861: The 7th Virginia Infantry, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel L B Williams, was ordered to Union Mills Ford, on the Bull Run River, under the command of Colonel J A Early, 24th Virginia Infantry, in the morning on 17 July, 1861, and was accompanied by the 7th Louisiana Infantry and six companies of the 24th Virginia Infantry, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel P Hairston, Jr.

Union Mills Ford to Camp Walker, on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, one & a half miles southwest of McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, 18 July, 1861: The 7th Virginia Infantry arrived at Camp Walker, on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, one and a half miles southwest of McLean's Ford, in the morning on 18 July, 1861.

Note: The 7th Virginia Infantry was stationed at the rear of McLean's Farm, one mile southwest of McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, in the morning on 18 July, 1861.

Skirmish at Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, 18 July, 1861: The 7th Virginia Infantry was ordered to the west of the road between McLeans' Farm, one mile southwest of McLean's Ford, 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 Louisiana 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 Virginia Infantry was stationed at Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, in the evening on 18 July, 1861.

Blackburn's Ford to the rear of McLean's Farm, one mile southwest of McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, 20 July, 1861: The 7th Virginia Infantry was ordered to the rear of McLean's Farm, one mile southwest of McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, in the morning on 20 July, 1861.

Note: Colonel J L Kemper assumed command of the 7th Virginia Infantry at the rear of McLean's Farm, one mile southwest of McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, on 20 July, 1861, and the Sperryville Sharpshooters was temporarily assigned to the 7th Virginia Infantry in the morning on 21 July, 1861 (See the 49th Virginia Infantry).

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

One mile north of the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, 22 July, 1861: The 7th Virginia Infantry was ordered one mile north 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, on 22 July, 1861.

Note: The 7th Virginia Infantry was assigned to the Fourth Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, 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.

Organisation of Fourth Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, 25 July, 1861: 1st Virginia Infantry, 7th Virginia Infantry, 11th Virginia Infantry, 17th Virginia Infantry, Richmond Howitzer Battalion Artillery, 1st Company; 30th Virginia Cavalry, Companies B, E, F, and I

Note: Colonel J L Kemper, 7th Virginia Infantry, was assigned to special duty at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.172, Paragraph I, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 26 July, 1861.

Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 28 July, 1861: The 7th Virginia Infantry was ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 28 July, 1861, and arrived the same day.

Centreville to Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, 10 August, 1861: The 7th Virginia Infantry was ordered to Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.216, Paragraph III, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 10 August, 1861, dated 9 August, 1861.

Note: The 7th Virginia Infantry was stationed at Camp Harrison, Headquarters, Fourth Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 10 August, 1861.

Reorganised at Yorktown, York County, Virginia, 28 April, 1862: The 7th Virginia Infantry was reorganised at Yorktown, York County, Virginia, on 28 April, 1862.

Surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse, Appomattox County, Virginia, 9 April, 1865: The 7th Virginia Infantry 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 Virginia Infantry was assigned to the Fourth Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Brigadier General J Longstreet, by Special Orders No.169, 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