The Fourth Alabama Painting by Don Troiani

Fifth Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah

First Sergeant W T Davis, Company I, 11th Alabama Infantr

First Sergeant W T Davis, 11th Alabama Infantry, Company I

Eleventh Alabama Infantry

Mustered in Confederate service for the war 28 and 30 June and 2 July, 1861, dated 11 June, 1861. Arrived at Manassas Junction, Virginia, 22 July, 1861. Did not participate in the first battle of Manassas

COLONEL S MOORE
S Moore was appointed colonel, 11th Alabama Infantry, on 11 June, 1861.

LIEUTENANT COLONEL S F HALE
S F Hale was appointed lieutenant colonel, 11th Alabama Infantry, on 11 June, 1861.

MAJOR A GRACIE, JR.
Captain A Grace, Jr., 3rd Alabama Infantry, Company E, was appointed captain, 11th Alabama Infantry, on 12 July, 1861.

Company A Marengo Rifles: CAPT. Y M MOODY
The company was accepted in Confederate service at Linden, Marengo County, Alabama, on 4 May, 1861, and was mustered in Confederate service for the war at Lynchburg, Virginia, by Major & Assistant Adjutant H L Clay, Confederate States Army, on 30 June, 1861, dated 11 June, 1861.
Company B Greene County Greys: CAPT. G W FIELDS
The company was accepted in Confederate service Eutaw, Greene County, Alabama, on 27 May, 1861, and was mustered in Confederate service for the war at Lynchburg, Virginia, by Major & Assistant Adjutant H L Clay, Confederate States Army, on 30 June, 1861, dated 11 June, 1861.
Company C Confederate Guards: CAPT. J C C SANDERS
The company was accepted in Confederate service at Clinton, Greene County, Alabama, on 26 April, 1861, and was mustered in Confederate service for the war at Lynchburg, Virginia, by Major & Assistant Adjutant H L Clay, Confederate States Army, on 30 June, 1861, dated 11 June, 1861.
Company D Canebrake Legion, Company B: CAPT. G E TAYLOr
The company was accepted in Confederate service at Demopolis, Marengo County, Alabama, on 15 May, 1861, and was mustered in Confederate service for the war at Lynchburg, Virginia, by Major & Assistant Adjutant H L Clay, Confederate States Army, on 28 June, 1861, dated 11 June, 1861.
Company E Washington Sharpshooters or Yancey Rifles: CAPT. R J FLETCHER
The company was accepted in Confederate service at St Stephens, Washington County, Alabama, on 11 June, 1861, and was mustered in Confederate service for the war at Lynchburg, Virginia, by Major & Assistant Adjutant H L Clay, Confederate States Army, on 30 June, 1861, dated 11 June, 1861.
Company F Bibb Greys: CAPT. J L DAVIDSON
The company was accepted in Confederate service at Centreville, Bibb County, Alabama, on 23 April, 1861, and was mustered in Confederate service for the war at Lynchburg, Virginia, by Major & Assistant Adjutant H L Clay, Confederate States Army, on 30 June, 1861, dated 11 June, 1861.
Company G North Port Rifles: CAPT. J MCMATH
The North Port Rifles was accepted in Confederate service at Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, on 11 June, 1861, and was mustered in Confederate service for the war at Lynchburg, Virginia, by Major & Assistant Adjutant H L Clay, Confederate States Army, on 30 June, 1861, dated 11 June, 1861.
Company H Pickens County Guards: CAPT. R CHAPMAN, Jr.,
The Picken County Guards was accepted in Confederate service at Pickens County, Alabama, on 11 June, 1861, and was mustered in Confederate service for the war at Lynchburg, Virginia, by Major & Assistant Adjutant H L Clay, Confederate States Army, on 30 June, 1861, dated 11 June, 1861.
Company I Fayette and Pickens Rifles: CAPT. G TRAWeeK
The company was accepted and mustered in Confederate service at Fayette Courthouse, Fayette County, Alabama, on 11 June, 1861, and was mustered in Confederate service for the war at Lynchburg, Virginia, by Major & Assistant Adjutant H L Clay, Confederate States Army, on 2 July, 1861, dated 11 June, 1861.
Company K Independent Volunteers: CAPT. H TALBIRD
The company was accepted in Confedearte service at Marion, Perry County, Alabama, on 1 June, 1861, and was mustered in Confederate service for the war at Lynchburg, Virginia, by Major & Assistant Adjutant H L Clay, Confederate States Army, on 30 June, 1861, dated 11 June, 1861. Captain H Tailbird's, 11th Alabama Infantry, Company K, resignation was accepted by Special Orders No.116, Paragraph VII, Adjutant & Inspectors General's Office, Richmond, Virginia, on 6 August, 1861, and First Lieutenant M M England, 11th Alabama Infantry, Company K, was appointed captain, 11th Alabama Infantry, Company K, on 20 August, 1861.

Sources

"The brigade that I subsequently commanded was organised in the valley near Winchester, as the different regiments reported their arrival, the 9th Alabama being the last regiment assigned to it. It was composed at first as follows: 9th Alabama, 10th Alabama, 11th Alabama, 19th Mississippi and the 38th Virginia – five – regiments. E K Smith, or Edmund Kirby Smith was the first brigade commander."

Transactions of the Alabama historical society 1898-99, Volume 3: Chapter XI, Wilcox's brigade, by Genearl C M Wilcox, edited by Thomas M Owen

General Edmund Kirby Smith C.S.A., by Joseph H Parks

Alabama, her history, resources, war record, and public men from 1540 to 1872, by W Brewer

The Eleventh Alabama Volunteer Regiment in the Civil War, by Ronald G Griffin

Notes

The 11th Alabama Infantry was accepted in Confederate service on 11 June, 1861, and was ordered to rendezvous at Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, on 21 June, 1861.

Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa County, to Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, Company G, 16-22 June, 1861: The Tuscaloosa Rifles was ordered to Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, on 16 June, 1861, and arrived at Randolph via Centreville, Bibb County, Alabama, on 17 June, 1861. The company arrived by the Alabama & Tennesse River Railroad at Selma, Dallas County, Alabama, in the evening on 19 June, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the steamer Duke on the Alabama River to Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, on 21 June, 1861. The Tuscaloosa Rifles arrived at Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, on 22 June, 1861.

Fayette Courthouse, Pickens County, to Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, Company I, 18-25 June, 1861: The Fayette and Pickens Rifles was ordered to Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, on 18 June, 1861, and arrived at Palmetto, Pickens County, Alabama, the same day. The company was ordered to Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi, on 19 June, 1861, and arrived via Millport, Lamar County, Alabama, at 10 PM on 20 June, 1861. The Fayette and Pickens Rifles was ordered to proceed by the Mobile & Ohio railroad to Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, at 2 PM on 21 June, 1861, and arrived at 6 AM on 22 June, 1861. The company was ordered to proceed by the steamer Coquette to Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, at 4 PM the same day and arrived on the Alabama River in the afternoon on 25 June, 1861.

Pickens County, to Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, Company H, 18-23 June, 1861: The Pickens County Guards was ordered to Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, on 18 June, 1861, and arrived at Brooksville, Noxubee County, Mississippi, the same day. The company was ordered to proceed by the Mobile & Ohio Railroad to Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, on 19 June, 1861, and arrived on 20 June, 1861. The Pickens County Guards was ordered to proceed by steamer to Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, the same day and arrived on the Alabama River on 23 June, 1861.

Clinton & Eutaw, Greene County, to Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, Companies B & C, 19-20 June, 1861: The Confederate Guards was stationed at Newbern, Hale County, Alabama, on 18 June, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Alabama & Mississippi Rivers Railroad to Selma, Dallas County, Alabama, on 19 June, 1861. The company was accompanied by Colonel S Moore and Lieutenant Colonel S F Hale, 11th Alabama Infantry, and arrived at Selma, Dallas County, via Uniontown, Perry County, Alabama, on 19 June, 1861. The Greene County Greys was stationed at Selma, Dallas County, Alabama, the same day and the Confederate Guards and the Greene County Greys were ordered to proceed by the steamer Faney on the Alabama River to Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, at 10 PM on 19 June, 1861, and were accompanied Colonel S Moore and Lieutenant Colonel S F Hale. The Confederate Guards and the Greene County Greys arrived at Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, at 2 PM on 20 June, 1861, and was ordered to the fairgrounds, near Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, in the afternoon the same day.

Marengo County, to Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, Company D, 19-21 June, 1861: The Canebrake Legion, Company B, was stationed near Prairieville, Hale County, Alabama, on 19 June, 1861, and was ordered to Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, the same day. The company arrived by the Alabama & Mississippi Rivers Railroad at Selma, Dallas County, Alabama, in the evening on 20 June, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the steamer Duke on the Alabama River to Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, on 21 June, 1861.

Linden, Marengo County, to Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, Company A, 20-22 June, 1861: The Marengo Rifles was ordered to Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, at 4.30 AM on 20 June, 1861, and arrived at Dayton, Marengo County, Alabama, at 10 AM the same day. The company was ordered to Uniontown, Perry County, Alabama, at 5 PM on 20 June, 1861, and arrived in the evening the same day. The Marengo Rifles was ordered to proceed by the Alabama & Mississippi Rivers Railroad to Selma, Dallas County, Alabama, on 21 June, 1861, and arrived by steamer on the Alabama River at Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, on 22 June, 1861.

Centreville, Bibb County, to Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, Company F, 21-25 June, 1861: The Bibb Greys was ordered to Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, on 21 June, 1861, and arrived by steamer on the Alabama River via Randolph, Bibb County, and Selma, Dallas County, Alabama, on 25 June, 1861.

St Stephens, Washington County, Alabama, to Lynchburg, Virginia, Company E, 21-28 June, 1861: The Washington Sharpshooters or Yancey Rifles was ordered to Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, on 21 June, 1861, and arrived at St Stephens Landing, Washington County, Alabama, the same day. The company arrived by the steamer Rescue on the Mobile River at Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, in the morning on 22 June, 1861, and arrived by the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad at Lynchburg, Virginia, on 28 June, 1861.

Marion, Perry County, to Lynchburg, Virginia, Company K, 21-28 June, 1861: The Independent Volunteers was ordered to proceed by the Cahaba, Marion & Greensboro Railroad to Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, on 21 June, 1861, and arrived by the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad at Lynchburg, Virginia, in the morning on 28 June, 1861.

Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, to Lynchburg, Virginia, Companies B & C, 21-25 June, 1861: The Confederate Guards and the Greene County Greys were ordered to proceed by the Montgomery & West Point Railroad to Lynchburg, Virginia, in the morning on 21 June, 1861, and arrived by the Western & Atlantic Railroad at Dalton, Whitfield County, via Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, at 2 AM on 22 June, 1861. The companies arrived by the East Tennessee & Georgia Railroad at Knoxville, Knox County, via Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee, in the afternoon the same day and arrived by the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad at Lynchburg via Bristol, Sullivan County, Tennessee, at 5 PM on 25 June, 1861.

Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, to Lynchburg, Virginia, Companies A, F, G, & H, 25-28 June, 1861: The Marengo Rifles, the Bibb Greys, the Tuscaloosa Rifles, and the Pickens County Guards were ordered to proceed by the Montgomery & West Point Railroad to Lynchburg, Virginia, on 25 June, 1861, and arrived by the the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad via Atlanta and Dalton, Fulton County, Georgia; Knoxville, Knox County; Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee; and Bristol, Sullivan County, Tennessee, on 28 June, 1861.

Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, to Lynchburg, Virginia, Companies D & I, 27 June-1 July, 1861: The Canebrake Legion, Company B, and the Fayette and Pickens Rifles were ordered to proceed by the Montgomery & West Point Railroad to Lynchburg, Virginia, on 24 and at 8 PM 25 June, 1861, respectively, and arrived by the the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad via Atlanta and Dalton, Fulton County, Georgia; Knoxville, Knox County; Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee; and Bristol, Sullivan County, Tennessee, on 27 June and 1 July, 1861, respectively.

Mustered in war, Lynchburg, Virginia, 28, 30 June & 2 July, 1861, dated 11 June, 1861: The 11th Alabama Infantry, Company D, was mustered in Confederate service for the war at Lynchburg, Virginia, by Major & Assistant Adjutant General H L Clay, Confederate States Army, on 28 June, 1861, dated 11 June, 1861; Companies, A, B, C, E, F, G, H, and K in the morning on 30 June, 1861, dated 11 June, 1861; and Company I on 2 July, 1861, dated 11 June, 1861.

Lynchburg to Richmond, Virginia, Companies A, B, C, F, I, & K, 4-5 July, 1861: The 11th Alabama Infantry, Companies A, B, C, F, I, and K, were ordered to proceed by the Southside Railroad to Richmond, Virginia, in the evening on 4 July, 1861, and arrived by the Richmond & Danville Railroad via Burkeville Junction, Nottoway County, Virginia, in the morning on 5 July, 1861.

Lynchburg to Richmond, Virginia, Companies D, E, G, & H , 6 July, 1861: The 11th Alabama Infantry, Companies D, E, G, and H, were ordered to proceed Southside Railroad to Richmond, Virginia, in the morning on 6 July, 1861, and arrived by the Richmond & Danville Railroad via Burkeville Junction, Nottoway County, Virginia, the same day.

Note: The 11th Alabama Infantry was stationed at Camp Clay, one and a half miles from the railroad depot, Richmond, Virginia, between 5 and 12 July, 1861.

Richmond to Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, 12-14 July, 1861: The 11th Alabama Infantry was ordered to Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.218, Paragraph IV, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Virginia, on 11 July, 1861, and proceeded by the Virginia Central Railroad at 6 PM on 12 July, 1861. The regiment arrived by the Manassas Gap Railroad at Strasburg, Shenandoah County, via Gordonsville, Orange County, and Manassas Junction, Virginia, at 11 AM on 14 July, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Valley Turnpike to Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, at 1 PM the same day. The 11th Alabama Infantry arrived at Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, in the evening on 14 July, 1861, and was ordered to the north of Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, on 15 July, 1861.

Note: The 11th Alabama Infantry was assigned to the Fifth Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah, under the command of Brigadier General E K Smith, near Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, on 15 July, 1861.

The 11th Alabama Infantry was ordered to Manassas Junction, Virginia, by Special Orders No.1, Headquarters, Army of the Shenandoah, Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, at 1 AM on 18 July, 1861.

Winchester, Frederick County, to Piedmont Station, Fauquier County, Virginia, 18-19 July, 1861: The 11th Alabama Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Millwood Turnpike to Piedmont Station, Fauquier County, Virginia, at 3 PM on 18 July, 1861, and arrived at Berry's Ferry, on the Shenandoah River, via Millwood, Clarke County, Virginia, at 12 AM on 19 July, 1861. The regiment was ordered across the Shenandoah River at Berry's Ferry, Clarke County, Virginia, at 6 AM the same day and arrived at Piedmont Station via Ashby's Gap and Paris, Fauquier County, Virginia, at 1 PM on 19 July, 1861.

Note: Brigadier General E K Smith, Confederate States Army, Fifth Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah, assumed command of the Fourth Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah, at Piedmont Station, Fauquier County, Virginia, in the morning on 21 July, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Manassas Gap Railroad to Manassas Junction, Virginia, at 5 AM the same day (See the Fourth Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah).

Piedmont Station, Fauquier County, to Manassas Junction, Virginia, 22 July, 1861: The 11th Alabama Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Manassas Gap Railroad to Manassas Junction, Virginia, in the morning on 22 July, 1861, and arrived at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, at 10 AM the same day.

Note: Colonel J H Forney, 10th Alabama Infantry, was assigned to command the Fifth Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah, and all troops stationed at Piedmont Station, Fauquier County, Virginia, by General Orders No.1, Headquarters, Fifth Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah, on 21 July, 1861 (See the 10th Alabama Infantry).

Manassas Junction, Virginia, to Lewis House, Portici, 22 July, 1861: The 11th Alabama Infantry was ordered to the Lewis House, Portici, at 12 PM on 22 July, 1861.

Lewis House, Portici, to Broad Run, near Bristoe Station, Prince William County, Virginia, 10 August, 1861: The 11th Alabama Infantry was ordered to Broad Run, near Bristoe Station, Prince William County, Virginia, on 10 August, 1861.

Surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse, Appomattox County, Virginia, 9 April, 1865: The 11th Alabama Infantry surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse, Appomattox County, Virginia, on 9 April, 1865.

Brigadier General E K Smith, Confederate States Army, Fifth Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah: Captain E K Smith, 2nd United States Cavalry, Company B, surrendered at Camp Colorado, Jim Ned Creek, Texas, to Colonel H E McCulloch, Provisional Army of Texas, on 22 February, 1861, and proceeded to Fort Mason, Post Oak Hill, near Comanche and Centennial Creeks, Texas, on 26 February, 1861 (See the United States Battalion Cavalry). Captain E K Smith arrived at Fort Mason, Post Oak Hill, near Comanche and Centennial Creeks, Texas, on 1 March, 1861, and was appointed major, 2nd United States Cavalry, on 3 March, 1861. Major E K Smith, 2nd United States Cavalry, resigned the same day and was appointed major, artillery, Confederate States Army, on 1 April, 1861. He was appointed lieutenant colonel, cavalry, Confederate States Army, on 20 April, 1861, dated 16 March, 1861, and was ordered to Lynchburg, Virginia, by Special Orders No.34, Paragraph I, Adjutant & Inspector General's Office, Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, on 24 April, 1861. Lieutenant Colonel E K Smith, cavalry, Confederate States Army, was ordered to proceed by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad to Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, Virginia, on the 22 May, 1861, and was accompanied by Brigadier General J E Johnston, Confederate States Army, and Major W H C Whiting, corps engineers, Confederate States Army (See Engineers Army of the Shenandoah). Lieutenant Colonel E K Smith was appointed brigadier general, Confederates States Army, at Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, on 17 June, 1861, and was assigned to command the Fifth Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah, on 15 July, 1861.

Note: Major H L Clay, assistant adjutant general, Confederates States Army, was ordered to Lynchburg, Virginia, and assigned to mustering duty by Special Orders No.34, Paragraph II, Adjutant & Inspector General's Office, Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, on 24 April, 1861.

Second Corps, Army of the Potomac, 25 September, 1861: Major General G W Smith, Confederate States Army, was assigned to the command of the Second Corps, Army of the Potomac, by General Orders No.31, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, on 25 September, 1861.

The 11th Alabama Infantry was assigned to the Fifth Brigade, Second Corps, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Senior Colonel J H Forney, on 25 September, 1861.