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Third Brigade, Army of the Potomac

Thirtieth Virginia Cavalry, Company H

Arrived at Milford Mills, on Broad Run, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, 25 June, 1861. Mustered in Confederate service for one year dated 1 July, 1861. Stationed at McLean's on the Bull Run River, 21 July, 1861

CAPTAIN J W FLOOD

The company was accepted in state service at Appomattox Courthouse, Appomattox County, Virginia, on 24 May, 1861, and was mustered in state service for one year at Camp Davis, the Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, Virginia, by Lieutenant Colonel D A Langhorne, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 3 June, 1861 (See the 30th Virginia Cavalry).

Sources

A place called Appomattox, by William Marvel

The Virginia Regimental Histories Series: Second Virginia Cavalry, First Edition, No.990 of 1000, by R J Driver, Jr. & H E Howard

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

Notes

The Appomattox Rangers was accepted in state service at Appomattox Courthouse, Appomattox County, Virginia, on 24 May, 1861, and was stationed at Camp Davis, the Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, Virginia, on 3 June, 1861.

Mustered in one year, Lynchburg, Virginia, 3 June, 1861: The Appomattox Rangers was mustered in state service for one year at Lynchburg, Virginia, by Lieutenant Colonel D A Langhorne, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 3 June, 1861.

Lynchburg to Millford Mills, on Broad Run, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, 23-25 June, 1861: The Appomattox Rangers was ordered to Manassas Junction, Virginia, at 7.30 AM on 23 June, 1861, and was accompanied by the 30th Virginia Cavalry, Companies E, F, G, and I, under the command of Colonel R C W Radford. The company arrived at Orange Courthouse, Orange County, Virginia, ay 10 AM the same day and was stationed at Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, at 6.30 PM on 23 June, 1861. The Appomattox Rangers was ordered to Fauquier White Sulphur Springs, Fauquier County, Virginia, at 7 AM on 24 June, 1861, and arrived at Fauquier White Sulphur Springs, Fauquier County, via Jeffersonville, Tazewell County, Virginia, at 3 PM the same day. The company was ordered to Manassas Junction, Virginia, at 6.30 AM on 25 June, 1861, and arrived at Milford Mills, on Broad Run, near Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, via Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia, at 6 PM the same day.

Millford Mills, near Manassas Junction, to Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, 30 June, 1861: The Appomattox Rangers was ordered to Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, under the command of Colonel R C W Radford, by Special Orders No.74, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, at 6 AM on 30 June, 1861, dated the same day and was accompanied by the 30th Virginia Cavlary, Companies E, F, G, and I. The compamy arrived at Camp Radford, near Fairfax Courthouse via Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 5 PM the smae day.

Withdrawal to Mitchell's Ford, on the Bull Run River, 17-18 July, 1861: The Appomattox Rangers, under the command of Captain W C Wickham, Hanover Light Dragoons, was ordered to withdraw to Mitchell's Ford, on the Bull Run River, under the command of Colonel J B Kershaw, 2nd South Carolina Infantry, at 8.30 AM on 17 July, 1861, and was accompanied by the 2nd South Carolina Infantry, the Hanover Light Dragoons, and the Alexandria Artillery. The company arrived at Mitchell's Ford via Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, Virginia, in the morning on 18 July, 1861.

Mitchell's Ford to McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, 18 July, 1861: The 30th Virginia Cavalry, Company H, was assigned to the Third Brigade, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Brigadier General D R Jones, at McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, on 18 July, 1861.

Note: Brigadier General D R Jones established Headquarters, Third Brigade, Army of the Potomac, at McLean's House, Yorkshire, on 17 July, 1861.

After the first battle of Manassas the Appomattox Rangers was stationed at McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, in the evening on 21 July, 1861.

McLeans' Ford, on the Bull Run River, to Vienna, Fairfax County, Virginia, 23 July, 1861: The Appomattox Rangers was ordered to Vienna, Fairfax County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.154, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 23 July, 1861.

Note: The Appomattox Rangers was assigned to Colonel R C W Radford, 30th Virginia Cavalry, by Special Orders No.154, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 23 July, 1861, and to the First Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, by Special Orders No.169, Paragraph III, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, on 25 July, 1861.

Organisation of First Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, 25 July, 1861: 2nd South Carolina Infantry, 3rd South Carolina Infantry, 7th South Carolina Infantry, 8th South Carolina Infantry, Alexandria Artillery, Hanover Light Dragoons, Fairfax Cavalry or Washington Home Guards, 30th Virginia Cavalry, Companies A, C, G, and H

Vienna to Flint Hill, between Vienna & Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, 11 August, 1861: The Appomattox Rangers was ordered to Flint Hill, between Vienna and Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning on 11 August, 1861.

Disbanded at Lynchburg, Virginia, 11 April, 1865: The 2nd Virginia Cavalry and the 6th Virginia Cavalry were disbanded at Lynchburg, Virginia, on 11 April, 1865.

Brigadier General D R Jones, Confederate States Army, Third Brigade, Army of the Potomac: Brevet Captain & Assistant Adjutant General D R Jones, United States Army, resigned on 15 February, 1861, and was appointed captain and assistant adjutant general, Confederate States Army, on 6 March, 1861. Captain & Assistant Adjutant General D R Jones, Confederate States Army, was assigned to Brigadier General P G T Beauregard, Confederate States Army, at Charleston Harbour between 11 and 31 March, 1861, and was appointed major and assistant adjutant and inspector general, Confederate States Army, on 29 March, 1861, dated 16 March, 1861. Major & Assistant Adjutant General D R Jones, Confederate States Army, was ordered to Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 28 May, 1861, and arrived by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 3 June, 1861. He was appointed brigadier general, Confederate States Army, on 17 June, 1861, and was assigned to command the Third Brigade, Army of the Potomac, on 20 June, 1861.

Note: Captain & Assistant Adjutant General D R Jones, Confederate States Army, was appointed major and assistant adjutant and inspector general, Confederate States Army, between 29 March and 30 April, 1861.

The 30th Virginia Cavalry, Companies A, C, G, and H, and the Hanover Light Dragoons and the Fairfax Cavalry or Washington Home Guards were assigned to the First Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Colonel R C W Radford, 30th Virginia Cavalry, by Special Orders No.169, Paragraph III, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, on 25 July, 1861.

Reports

OFFICIAL REPORT NO.96: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), Chapter IX, pp537-539
Brigadier General D R Jones, Third Brigade, Army of the Potomac, dated near McLean’s Ford, on the Bull Run River, 23 July, 1861