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Army of The Potomac

The complete Orders of Battle for troops of the Army of the Potomac commanded by Brigadier General P G T Beauregard, Confederate States Army.

Brigadier General P G T Beauregard was assigned to command the Armies of the Potomac and Shenandoah in the field on 21 July, 1861

Brigadier General P G T Beauregard, Confederate States Army, commanding the Armies of the Potomac and Shenandoah in the field on 21 July, 1861

Brevet Major & Captain P G T Beauregard, United States Corps Engineers, resigned at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, on 9 February, 1861, dated 20 February, 1861, and was appointed brigadier general, Confederate States Army, at Charleston, Charleston District, South Carolina, on 1 March, 1861. Brigadier General P G T Beauregard, Confederate States Army, was ordered to proceed by the Northeastern Railroad to Richmond, Virginia, on 28 May, 1861, and arrived by the Richmond & Petersburg Railroad at 1 PM on 31 May, 1861. He was assigned to command the Department of Alexandria by Major General R E Lee, Provisional Army of Virginia, at the Spotswood Hotel, at the southeast corner of Eighth and Main Streets, Richmond, Virginia, on 31 May, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Virginia Central Railroad to Manassas Junction, Virginia, in the morning on 1 June, 1861. Brigadier General P G T Beauregard was accompanied by Major & Assistant Adjutant General D R Jones, Confederate States Army, and Captains & Volunteer Aides J A Chisholm, T S Haymond, and J L Manning, South Carolina, and arrived by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction via Gordonsville, Orange County, and Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, at 2 PM the same day.

Brigadier General P G T Beauregard, Confederate States Army, was stationed at the Weir House, Liberia, near Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on the 3 June, 1861, and the Army of the Potomac was organised by General Orders No.20, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 20 June, 1861.

Brigadier General P G T Beauregard, Confederate States Army, was assigned to command the Armies of the Potomac and Shenandoah on 21 July, 1861.

Department of Alexandria

Brigadier General P St G Cocke, Provisional Army of Virginia, was assigned to command the Department of Alexandria, at Alexandria, Virginia, on 14 April, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad to Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, on 28 April, 1861 (See the Garrison at Alexandria).

Major General M L Bonham, South Carolina Militia, was appointed a brigadier general, Confederate States Army, on 23 April, 1861, and arrived by the Richmond & Petersburg Railroad at Richmond, Virginia, at 6 PM on 24 April, 1861. He was assigned to command the Department of Alexandria and establish headquarters at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, by Special Orders No.95, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Virginia, on 21 May, 1861, and arrived by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 23 May, 1861. Brigadier General P G T Beauregard, Confederate States Army, was assigned to command the Department of Alexandria on 31 May, 1861, and Brigadier General M L Bonham was assigned to command the the troops stationed at Fairfax County, Virginia, and the 7th Virginia Infantry by Special Orders No. 1, Headquarters, Department of Alexandria, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 4 June, 1861 (See the 7th Virginia Infantry).

Troop Arrivals at Camp Pickens

Boykin's Mounted Rangers and the 49th Virginia Infantry, Company A, were ordered to Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 17 and 18 July, 1861, respectively, and arrived at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 21 July, 1861. The 6th South Carolina Infantry, the 30th Virginia Infantry, and the Westmoreland Cavalry were ordered to Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 20 July, 1861, and arrived at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 21 July, 1861. The 9th Louisiana Infantry and the 13th North Carolina Infantry, Companies A, B, E, F, G, I, and K, were ordered to Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 21 July, 1861, and arrived at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, the same day. The 1st Mississippi Battalion Infantry, Companies A, B, C, D, and E, were ordered to Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 20 July, 1861, and arrived at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 22 July, 1861. Five companies of the 12th Mississippi Infantry and eight companies of the 12th Alabama Infantry were ordered to Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 21 July, 1861, and arrived at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 22 July, 1861. The 9th South Carolina Infantry and the 3rd Georgia Battalion Infantry, Companies A, B, C, D, and I, were ordered to Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 23 July, 1861, and the 1st Texas Battalion Infantry on 3 August, 1861 (See Reserves, Army of the Potomac).

The Army of Northern Virginia

The Army of the Potomac was redesignated the First Corps, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Brigadier General P G T Beauregard, on 25 September, 1861.

The Army of the Potomac was assigned the Department of Northern Virginia by General Order 15, Adjutant & Inspector General's Office, Richmond, Virginia, on 22 October, 1861, and included the districts of the Valley, embracing the country between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains; the Potomac, consisting of the country between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the left bank of Powell's River; and Acquia, comprising the country between Powell's River and the mouth of the Potomac River, including the Northern Neck and the counties on each side of the Rappahannock River from its mouth to Fredericksburg, Virginia.

The Army of the Potomac was redesignated the Army of Northern Virginia, under the command of General J E Johnston, on 14 March, 1862.

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