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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, 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 a pine thicket on the road between McLean's Farm and Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River, 21 July, 1861

COLONEL J L KEMPER
J L Kemper was appointed colonel, 7th Virginia Infantry, on 2 May, 1861.

LIEUTENANT COLONEL L B WILLIAMS
Captain L B Williams, 13th Virginia Infantry, Company A, was appointed lieutenant colonel, 7th Virginia Infantry, at Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, Virginia, on 9 May, 1861.

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, Virginia, the same day. The company arrived by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad at Alexandria via Gordonsville, Orange County, and Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 25 April, 1861, and was mustered in state service for one year at Camp Henry, near 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, near Manassas Junction, 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, near 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, near 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, near 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, on McLean's Farm, near the intersection of Union Mills and Hooe's Hill Roads, 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, 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, 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, Virginia, in the evening on 31 May, 1861, and arrived at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, via Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and Gordonsville, Orange County, Virginia, in the evening on 1 June, 1861. The company was assigned to the 24th Virginia Infantry, Company D (1st), at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 3 June, 1861, and was stationed at Camp Tick Grove, near Davis' Ford, on Cedar Run, on 9 June 1861. The company was assigned to the 7th Virginia Infantry, Company D, at Camp Wigfall, on McLean's Farm, near the intersection of Union Mills and Hooe's Hill Roads, by Special Orders No. 50, Paragraph II, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, 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, near 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, Virginia, on 21 June, 1861, and was assigned to the 7th Virginia Infantry, Company E, at Camp Wigfall, on McLean's Farm, near the intersection of Union Mills and Hooe's Hill Roads, 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, near Manassas Junction, 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 ordered to Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, on 16 May, 1861. The company was stationed at Camp Henry, near Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, on 20 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, near 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, Virginia, on 26 June, 1861, and was assigned to the 7th Virginia Infantry, Company G, at Camp Wigfall, on McLean's Farm, near the intersection of Union Mills and Hooe's Hill Roads, 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, Virginia, on 22 April, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad to Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, on 29 April, 1861 (See the Garrison at Alexandria). The company was accompanied by the Washington Volunteers, Companies A and C, and and arrived at Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, the same day. The company was mustered in state service for one year at Camp Henry, near 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, on McLean's Farm, near the intersection of Union Mills and Hooe's Hill Roads, 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 Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Virginia, on 11 June, 1861. The company arrived at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 21 June, 1861, and was assigned to the 7th Virginia Infantry, Company I, at Camp Wigfall, on McLean's Farm, near the intersection of Union Mills and Hooe's Hill Roads, 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, near 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, near Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, on 13 July, 1861, and was mustered in Confederate service for one year 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, near Manassas Junction, 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, near Manassas Junction, 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..."

The Richmond Daily Dispatch, 24 May, 1861 - 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

"The Sperryville Sharpshooters, the fourth company of those who would eventually become members of the Forty-ninth, arrived on the field only hours (10.00 am) before the opening of the battle. They were hastily placed with the 7th Virginia Infantry apparently because they came on the train from Culpeper, the town where the nucleus of James Kemper's 7th regiment was originally mustered."

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

"Early in the morning a Virginia company under Captain Gibson, unattached, had been permitted, at the request of the Captain, to join Kemper's regiment and remained with it throughout the day. 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

"After a long, tiresome, all-night ride, we reached Manassas at sunrise on the morning of June 1st, the morning on which occurred, at Fairfax Court House, a skirmish between the Federal and Confederate outposts, in which Capt. John Q Marr, of Faquier, was killed and Major Ewell wounded. The Confederate post at manassas was named "Camp Pickens" in honor of Governor Pickens of South Carolina."

"On the tramp to Occoquan occurred a difficulty between Lieutenant Hairston and our Lieutenant Gibson, the two high bloods squarring themselves in the road for battle, but the prompt intervention of Major J P Hammett of the regiment prevented the trouble, which threatened to involve not only the two officers but their respective companies, and which difficulty was the cause of the transfer of our company from the 24th to the 7th Virginia regiment."

"The three regiments of Colonel Early's brigade, 7th Louisiana, 7th Virginia, and 13th Mississippi, (the latter substituted for 24th Virginia) passed to the extreme Confederate left, reaching there at near 3:20 PM, finding thenselves face to face with the foe at the Chinn house and in open ground."

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

"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

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

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

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, near Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, on 20 May, 1861; Company D at Camp Davis, the Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, Virginia, on 24 may, 1861; Company E at Camp Henry, near 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, near Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, on 25 June, 1861.

Mustered in one year, 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 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 Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Virginia, on 11 June, 1861; and Company G for one year at Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, by Lieutenant Colonel A S Taylor, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 25 June, 1861.

Alexandria to Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, Company H, 22 & 29 April, 1861: The Washington Volunteers, Company B, was stationed at Alexandria, Virginia, on 22 April, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad to Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, on 29 April, 1861 (See the Garrison at Alexandria). The company was accompanied by the Washington Volunteers, Companies A and C, and arrived at Camp Henry, near Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, the same day.

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

Return of troops stationed at Camp Henry, near Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, 20 May, 1861: The Richardson Guards, the Washington Greys, Porter's Company, the Greene Guards, the Madison Greys, and Washington Volunteers, Company B, were stationed at Camp Henry, near Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, on 20 May, 1861.

Note: The Washington Greys was not equipped on 20 May, 1861, and 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, near Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, 20 May, 1861 (See the 19th Virginia Infantry).

Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, to Manassas Junction, Virginia, 25 May, 1861: Three companies of the 7th Virginia Infantry arrived at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, 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, Virginia, and at 4.30 AM on 25 May, 1861, and were accompanied by Lieutenant Colonel R S Ewell, Confederate States Army; Lieutenant Colonel T Jordan, infantry, Provisional Army of Virginia, and Captain D B Harris, corps engineers, Provisional Army of Virginia. Companies A, B, and E, arrived at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, at 7.30 AM the same day (See the 19th Virginia Infantry).

Manassas Junction to Fairfax Station, Fairfax County, Virginia, Companies A, C, F, H, & K, 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, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 4 June, 1861, and the 7th Virginia Infantry, Companies A, C, F, H, and K, 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, near Manassas Junction, 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, Virginia, by Special Orders No.4, Paragraph II, Headquarters, Department of Alexandria, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 4 June, 1861 (See the 1st Virginia Infantry).

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

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

Manassas Junction to McLean's Farm, near the intersection of Union Mills & Hooe's Hill Roads, Companies A, C, F, H, & K, 18 June, 1861: The 7th Virginia Infantry was ordered to McLean's Farm, near the intersection of Union Mills and Hooe's Hill Roads, by Special Orders No. 42, Paragraph II, Headquarters, Department of Alexandria, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, 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, near 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 by Special Orders No. 42, Paragraphs I and IV, Headquarters, Department of Alexandria, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 17 June, 1861.

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

McLean's Farm, near the intersection of Union Mills & Hooe's Hill Roads, to Union Mills Ford, on the Bull Run River, 20 June, 1861: A working party of twenty-five men of the 7th Virginia Infantry were assigned to build an earthwork at the bridge on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, near Union Mills Ford, on the Bull Run River, by Special Orders No. 53, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 20 June, 1861, and were ordered to the bridge on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, near Union Mills Ford, on the Bull Run River, at 7 AM on 21 June, 1861.

Note: A company of the 7th Virginia Infantry was ordered to Union Mills, Prince William County, Virginia, by Special Orders No. 51, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 20 June, 1861, and the Albemarle Rifles was ordered to Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, the same day.

Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, to Manassas Junction, Virginia, Company E, 21 June, 1861: The Hazelwood Volunteers was ordered to proceed by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad to Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 21 June, 1861, and was assigned to the 7th Virginia Infantry, Company E, at Camp Wigfall, on McLean's Farm, near 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, near Manassas Junction, 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, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 22 June, 1861 (See the 19th Virginia Infantry).

Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, to Manassas Junction, Virginia, Company G, 21 June, 1861: The Holcombe Guards was ordered to proceed by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad to Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 21 June, 1861, and arrived at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, the same day.

Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, to Manassas Junction, Virginia, Company I, 27 June, 1861: The Rappahannock Guards was ordered to proceed by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad to Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 27 June, 1861, and arrived at Camp Wigfall, on McLean's Farm, near the intersection of Union Mills and Hooe's Hill Roads, via Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, the same day.

Note: The Rappahanock Guards and the Holcombe Guards were assigned to the 7th Virginia Infantry, Companies G and I, respectively, at Camp Wigfall, on McLean's Farm, near the intersection of Union Mills and Hooe's Hill Roads, by Special Orders No. 68, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 26 June, 1861.

Colonel J L Kemper, Quartermasters Department, Army of the Potomac, 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, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 4 July, 1861.

McLean's Farm, near 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, Prince William County, Virginia, to McLean's Farm, near the intersection of Union Mills & Hooe's Hill Roads, 14 July, 1861: The 7th Virginia Infantry, was ordered to McLean's Farm, near the intersection of Union Mills and Hooe's Hill Roads, on 14 July, 1861, and arrived at Camp Wigfall, on McLean's Farm, near the intersection of Union Mills and Hooe's Hill Roads, the same day.

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 Virginia 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 Louisiana Infantry and six companies of the 24th Virginia Infantry, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel P Hairston.

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 Virginia 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 Virginia 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 Virginia 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 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 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 Virginia 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: Colonel J L Kemper assumed command of the 7th Virginia Infantry on the road between Camp Walker, on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, near McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, andMcLean's Farm 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 near the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, in the evening on 21 July, 1861.

Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, 22 July, 1861: The 7th Virginia 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.

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, near Manassas Junction, 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, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, by Special Orders No.172, Paragraph I, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, 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, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 10 August, 1861, dated 9 August, 1861, and arrived at Camp Harrison, Headquarters, Fourth Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, the same day.

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

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