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Third Brigade, Army of the Potomac

Appomattox Rangers, Thirtieth Virginia Cavalry, Company H

Arrived at Milford Mills, on Broad Run, for and a half miles west of Manassas Junction, Prince William County, 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, a quarter of a mile southwest of College Hill, Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, by Lieutenant Colonel D A Langhorne, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 3 June, 1861 (See the 30th Virginia Cavalry).

Books/ Manuscripts

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.

A place called Appomattox, by William Marvel

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, a quarter of a mile southwest of College Hill, Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, on 3 June, 1861.

Mustered in one year, Camp Davis, a quarter of a mile southwest of College Hill, Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, 3 June, 1861: The Appomattox Rangers was mustered in state service for one year at Camp Davis, a quarter of a mile southwest of College Hill, Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, by Lieutenant Colonel D A Langhorne, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 3 June, 1861.

A quarter of a mile southwest of College Hill, Lynchburg to Millford Mills, on Broad Run, four & a half miles west of Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 23-25 June, 1861: The Appomattox Rangers was ordered to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, 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 White Sulphur Springs, on the Rappahannock River, four miles southeast of Waterloo, Fauquier County, Virginia, at 7 AM on 24 June, 1861, and arrived at White Sulphur Springs, on the Rappahannock River, four miles southeast of Waterloo, Fauquier County, via Jeffersonville, Tazewell County, Virginia, at 3 PM the same day. The company was ordered to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, at 6.30 AM on 25 June, 1861, and arrived at Milford Mills, on Broad Run, four and a half miles west of Manassas Junction, Prince William County, via Warrenton, Fauquier County, Virginia, at 6 PM the same day.

Millford Mills, on Broad Run, four & a half miles west of Manassas Junction, Prince William County, 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, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, at 6 AM on 30 June, 1861, and was accompanied by the 30th Virginia Cavlary, Companies E, F, G, and I. The compamy arrived at Camp Radford, 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, Confederate States Army, set up Headquarters, Third Brigade, Army of the Potomac, at McLean's House or Yorkshire, on McLean's farm, one one southwest of McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, 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, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, 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, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, 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, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 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, Campbell County, Virginia, 11 April, 1865: The 2nd Virginia Cavalry and the 6th Virginia Cavalry were disbanded at Lynchburg, Campbell County, 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, Prince William County, Virginia, on 28 May, 1861, and arrived by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, 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, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 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 McLean’s Ford, on the Bull Run River, 23 July, 1861