The Fourth Alabama Painting by Don Troiani

Second Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah

Private D G Fleming, Company G, 8th Georgia Infantry

Private D G Fleming, 8th Georgia Infantry, Company G

Eighth Georgia Infantry

Mustered in Confederate service for the war between 21 May and 4 June, 1861. Arrived at Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 20 July, 1861. Stationed at the rear of McLean's and Blackburn's Fords, on the Bull Run River, 21 July, 1861

COLONEL F S BARTOW
Captain F S Bartow, 8th Georgia Infantry, Company B, was appointed colonel, 8th Georgia Infantry, on 1 June, 1861, and was assigned to command the Second Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah, at Camp Defiance, Stephenson's Station, on the Winchester & Potomac Railroad, four miles northeast of Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, on 17 June 1861. Colonel F S Bartow, 8th Georgia Infantry, was killed at the first battle of Manassas on 21 July, 1861.

LIEUTENANT COLONEL W M GARDENER
Major W M Gardener, infantry, Confederate States Army, was appointed lieutenant colonel, 8th Georgia Infantry, at Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, on 8 June, 1861, and was assigned to command the 8th Georgia Infantry at Camp Defiance, Stephenson's Station, on the Winchester & Potomac Railroad, four miles northeast of Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, on 17 June, 1861. Lieutenant Colonel W M Gardener, 8th Georgia Infantry, was wounded at the first battle of Manassas on 21 July, 1861, and was appointed colonel, 8th Georgia Infantry, on 4 September, 1861, dated 21 July, 1861.

MAJOR T L COOPER
Captain T L Cooper, 8th Georgia Infantry, Company F, was appointed major, 8th Georgia Infantry, on 1 June, 1861, and lieutenant colonel on 4 September, 1861, dated 21 July, 1861.

Company A Rome Light Guards: CAPT. E J MAGRUDER
The company was accepted in state service at Rome, Floyd County, Georgia, on 18 April, 1861, and was accepted in Confederate service at Camp Sheibley, Sheibley's School House, one mile northeast of Rome, Floyd County, Georgia, on 18 May, 1861. The company was mustered in Confederate service for the war at Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, by Captain J Scott, cavalry, Confederate States Army, on 4 June, 1861.
Company B Oglethorpe Light Infantry, Company A: CAPT. J J WEST
The company was accepted in Confederate service at Oglethorpe Barracks, Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, under the command of Captain F S Bartow, on 12 May, 1861, and was mustered in Confederate service for the war by Major W M Gardner, infantry, Confederate States Army, on 21 May, 1861. Captain F S Bartow, 8th Georgia Infantry, Company B, was appointed colonel, 8th Georgia Infantry, at Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, on 1 June, 1861, and First Lieutenant J J West, 8th Georgia Infantry, Company B, was appointed captain, 8th Georgia Infantry, Company B, at Bunker Hill, Berkeley County, Virginia, on 3 July, 1861. Captain J J West's, 8th Georgia Infantry, Company B, resignation was accepted by Special Orders No.122, Paragraph IV, Adjutant & Inspectors General's Office, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, on 13 August, 1861.
Company C Macon Guards: CAPT. L M LAMAR
The company was accepted in Confederate service for one year at Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, on 15 April, 1861, and was accepted in Confederate service for the war at Tybee Island, on the Savannah River, eight miles east of Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, on 21 May, 1861. The company was mustered in Confederate service for the war at Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, by Captain J Scott, cavalry, Confederate States Army, on 2 June, 1861.
Company D Echols Guards: CAPT. C W HOWARD
The company was accepted in Confederate service at Lone Oak, Meriwether County, Georgia, on 18 May, 1861, and was mustered in Confederate service for the war at Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, by Captain J Scott, cavalry, Confederate States Army, on 30 May, 1861. Captain C W Howard, 8th Georgia Infantry, Company D, was killed at the first battle of Manassas on 21 July, 1861, and First Lieutenant H E Malone, 8th Georgia Infantry, Company D, was appointed captain, 8th Georgia Infantry, Company D, on 31 July, 1861.
Company E Miller Rifles: CAPT. J R TOWERS
The company was accepted in Confederate service at Sheibley's School House, one mile northeast of Rome, Floyd County, Georgia, on 14 May, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Western & Atlantic Railroad to Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.50, Paragraph III, Adjutant & Inspectors General's Office, Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, at 11 AM on 29 May, 1861, dated 15 May, 1861. The company arrived by the Richmond & Petersburg Railroad at Camp Georgia, Howard's Grove, on the Mechanicsville Turnpike, one mile northeast of the Capitol, Capitol Hill, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, in the evening on 1 June, 1861, and was mustered in Confederate service for the war at Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, by Captain J Scott, cavalry, Confederate States Army, on 3 June, 1861.
Company F Atlanta Greys: CAPT. J T LEWIS
The company was accepted in Confederate service at Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, under the command of Captain T L Cooper, on 17 May, 1861, and was mustered in state service for the war on 22 May, 1861. The company was mustered in Confederate service for the war at Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, by Captain J Scott, cavalry, Confederate States Army, on 27 May, 1861, and Captain T L Cooper, 8th Georgia Infantry, Company F, was appointed major, 8th Georgia Infantry, at Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, on 1 June, 1861. First Lieutenant J T Lewis, 8th Georgia Infantry, Company F, was appointed captain, 8th Georgia Infantry, Company F, at Bunker Hill, Berkeley County, Virginia, on 4 July, 1861.
Company G Pulaski Volunteers: CAPT. T D L RYAN
The company was accepted in Confederate service at Hawkinsville, Pulaski County, Georgia, on 15 May, 1861, and was mustered in state service for the war at Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, on 16 May, 1861. The company was mustered in Confederate service for the war at by Captain J Scott, cavalry, Confederate States Army, on 31 May, 1861.
Company H Floyd Infantry: CAPT. J F COOPER
The company was organised at Rome, Floyd County, Georgia, on 18 April, 1861, and was accepted in Confederate service at Sheibley's School House, one mile northeast of Rome, Floyd County, Georgia, on 13 May, 1861. The company was mustered in Confederate service for the war at Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, by Captain J Scott, cavalry, Confederate States Army, on 28 May, 1861, and Captain J F Cooper, 8th Georgia Infantry, Company H, was appointed major, 8th Georgia Infantry, on 4 September, 1861, dated 21 July, 1861.
Company I Stephens Light Guards: CAPT. G O DAWSON
The company was accepted in Confederate service for the war at Greensboro, Greene County, Georgia, on 16 May, 1861.
Company K Oglethorpe Rifles: CAPT. G LUMPKIN
The company was accepted in Confederate service at Maxeys, Oglethorpe County, Georgia, on 15 May, 1861, and was was mustered in Confederate service for the war at Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, by Captain J Scott, cavalry, Confederate States Army, on 3 June, 1861.

Organisation of 8th Georgia Infantry at first battle of Manassas, 21 July, 1861: Colonel F S Bartow, Lieutenant Colonel W M Gardener, Major T L Cooper; Company A, Rome Light Guards, Captain E J Magruder; Company B, Oglethorpe Light Infantry, Company A, Captain J J West; Company C, Macon Guards, Captain L M Lamar; Company D, Echols Guards, Captain C W Howard; Company E, Miller Rifles, Captain J R Towers; Company F, Atlanta Greys, Captain J T Lewis; Company G, Pulaski Volunteers, Captain T D L Ryan; Company H, Floyd Infantry, Captain J F Cooper; Company I, Stephen Light Guards, Captain G O Dawson; Company K, Oglethorpe Rifles, Captain G Lumpkin

Seizure of Fort Pulaski, 3 January, 1861

Colonel A R Lawton, First Georgia (Volunteer) Militia

Three companies of the 1st Georgia (Volunteer) Militia, under the command of Colonel A R Lawton, were ordered to proceed by the steamer Ida on the Savannah River at West Broad Street wharf, Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, to seize Fort Pulaski, on Cockspur Island, at the mouth of the Savannah River, in the morning on 3 January, 1861.

Troops on board steamer Ida, 1st Georgia (Volunteer) Militia, 3 companies, 3 January, 1861: Adjutant General H C Wayne, Georgia; Colonel A R Lawton; Savannah Volunteer Guards (50), Captain J Screven; Oglethorpe Light Infantry (50), Captain F S Bartow; Chatham Artillery (25/50), Captain J S Claghorn

Surrendered Fort Pulaski, on Cockspur Island, at the mouth of the Savannah River, 3 January, 1861: Sergeant Walker, United States Ordnance Department, surrendered Fort Pulaski, on Cockspur Island, at the mouth of the Savannah River, on 3 January, 1861, and was ordered to Oglethorpe Barracks, Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, on 7 January, 1861.

Note: Captain W H C Whiting, United States Corps Engineers, arrived at Fort Pulaski, on Cockspur Island, at the mouth of the Savannah River, on 7 January, 1861, and a detachment of the Oglethorpe Light Infantry (50) and the Savannah Volunteer Guards (50) were ordered to Fort Pulaski, on Cockspur Island, at the mouth of the Savannah River, on 5 January, 1861.

Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, to Fort Pulaski, on Cockspur Island, at the mouth of the Savannah River, 1st Georgia (Volunteer) Militia, 12 & 13 January, 1861: The Irish Jasper Greens (50), under the command of Captain J Foley, and a detachment of the Savannah Volunteer Guards were ordered to proceed by the steamer Samson on the Savannah River to Fort Pulaski, on Cockspur Island, at the mouth of the Savannah River, on 12 January, 1861, and a detachment of the Chatham Artillery in the morning on 13 January, 1861.

Note: The Republican Blues (75), under the command of Captain J W Anderson, was ordered to Fort Pulaski, on Cockspur Island, at the mouth of the Savannah River, on 11 January, 1861.

Fort Pulaski, on Cockspur Island, at the mouth of the Savannah River, to Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, 1st Georgia (Volunteer) Militia, 12 January, 1861: A detachment of the Oglethorpe Light Infantry and the Savannah Volunteer Guards (50), under the command of Captain F S Bartow, Oglethorpe Light Infantry, was ordered to proceed by the steamer Samson on the Savannah River to Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, on 12 January, 1861.

Fort Pulaski, on Cockspur Island, at the mouth of the Savannah River, to Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, 1st Georgia (Volunteer) Militia, 19 & 24 January, 1861: The Phoenix Rifles (60), under the command of Captain G A Gordon, was ordered to Fort Pulaski, on Cockspur Island, at the mouth of the Savannah River, on 19 January, 1861, and the German Volunteers, under the command of Captain J H Stegin, was ordered to proceed by the steamer Samson on the Savannah River to Fort Pulaski, on Cockspur Island, at the mouth of the Savannah River, on 24 January, 1861.

Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, to Fort Pulaski, on Cockspur Island, at the mouth of the Savannah River, 1st Georgia (Volunteer) Militia, 13 March, 1861: The DeKalb Riflemen, under the command of Captain A P Wetter, and a detachment of the Republican Blues, under the command of Captain J W Anderson, were ordered to Fort Pulaski, on Cockspur Island, at the mouth of the Savannah River, in the morning on 13 March, 1861.

Garrison at Fort Pulaski, on Cockspur Island, at the mouth of the Savannah River, 1st Georgia (Volunteer) Militia, 14 March, 1861: Captain J W Anderson, Republican Blues; Chatham Artillery, Captain J S Claghorn; German Volunteers, Captain J H Stegin; Pulaski Guards, Captain A S Jones; Republican Blues, Captain J W Anderson

Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, to Fort Pulaski, at the mouth of the Savannah River, 1st Georgia Regular Infantry, 21 March, 1861: The 1st Georgia Regular Infantry, Companies D and K, under the command of Colonel C J Williams, was ordered to Fort Pulaski, on Cockspur Island, at the mouth of the Savannah River, in the morning on 21 March, 1861 (See the 20th Georgia Infantry).

Executive Department, Adjutant Generals Office, Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia, 19 March, 1861: The 1st Georgia (Volunteer) Militia was relieved by the 1st Georgia Regular Infantry, under the command of Colonel C J Williams, at Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, by Executive Department, Adjutant General's Office, Milledgeville, Baldwin County, Georgia, on 19 March, 1861.

Sources

"The Oglethorpe Light Infantry, of this city, Capt. Francis S. Bartow commanding, and numbering 101 men, rank and file, having been received into the Confederate Army, took their departure yesterday afternoon, on the Charleston train."

Savannah Daily Republican (Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia), 22 May, 1861 - Departure of the Oglethorpe Light Infantry for Virginia

"Charleston, 21 May - The train with the Oglethorpe Light Infantry arrived here at nine o'clock this evening. They were received at the depot by an escort numbering nine hundred and fifty men, consisting of the Charleston Riflemen, the Washington Light Infantry, and the Washington Artillery."

Daily Morning News (Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia), 22 May, 1861 - Reception of the Oglethorpe Light Infantry in Charleston

"The following is a correct list of all the members of this company which leave this morning at 11 o'clock, on a special train, for Richmond, Va., where they are to rendezvous."

Rome Tri-Weekly Courier (Rome, Floyd County, Georgia), 23 May, 1861 - Floyd Infantry

"Richmond, 24 May - The Oglethorpe Light Infantry, from Savannah, arrived here last night. All well. W. H. Bennett, Oglethorpe Light Infantry."

Augusta Evening Dispatch (Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia), 25 May, 1861 - Special telegram to the Dispatch

"Another contribution to the cause of Southern Independence arrived in Richmond yesterday from Georgia in the shape of the Atlanta Greys, a gallant body of men, commanded by Capt. Thos. L. Cooper."

"The Grey's are now encamped at Fairfield Race Course."

Richmond Daily Dispatch (Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia), 25 May, 1861 - Atlanta Greys

"Brief mention was made in yesterday's paper of the arrival of this admirable corps on Thursday night. The battalion is now quartered at the Fairfields Racecourse."

Richmond Daily Dispatch (Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia), 25 May, 1861 - Oglethorpe Light Infantry

"This corps, under command of Captain Lamar, which has been stationed on Tybee Island for sometime past, having been received into the army of the Confederate States, arrived by the steamer Robert Habersham, and marched up to their quarters in the city yesterday morning, where they remained until they embarked on the train at 1.30, p. m. for Macon."

Savannah Daily Republican (Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia), 28 May, 1861 - Macon Guards

"The Floyd Infantry, Rome, Ga., Capt. John F. Cooper, eighty-two men, left Rome for Virginia on Thursday. The Rome Light Guards, seventy-six men, and the Miller Rifles, both of Rome, have received orders and left."

Georgia Journal & Messenger (Macon, Bibb County, Georgia), 29 May, 1861 - Troops moving

"This company left yesterday at 11 o'clock, on a special train for Richmond."

Rome Tri-Weekly Courier (Rome, Floyd County, Georgia), 30 May, 1861 - Miller Rifles

"Five companies arrived in this city last night - the Oglethorpe Infantry, Capt. Adam, and Walker Light Infantry, Capt. Crump, of Augusta; Newnan Guards, Capt. Harvey, of Newnan; Stephens Light Guards, Capt. Dawson, of Greensboro', and Southern Guards, Capt. Wilkins, of Columbus."

Weekly Chronicle & Sentinel (Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia), 5 June, 1861 - A military ovation

"Our regiment is very nearly completed. We have here now: Oglethorpe Light Infantry, Rome Light Guards, Macon Guards, Echols Guards, (of Meriwether county) Letcher Guards, (of Augusta) Beauregard Volunteers, Pulaski Volunteers, Atlanta Greys."

Daily Morning News (Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia), 6 June, 1861 - Letter from the Oglethorpes, Howard's Grove, near Richmond, Camp Georgia, 1st June, 1861

"On the regular Southern train which arrived at or about the same time, there arrived a number of military Companies from Georgia, to wit: the Independent Blues, of Augusta, Captain Richards, 60 men; the Oglethorpe Rifles, of Oglethorpe County, Ga., Captain Lumpkin, 86 men; the Beauregard Volunteers, of Houston County,Ga., Captain Anderson, 90 men; the Macon Guards, of Bibb County, Ga., Captain Lamar; the Butts Volunteers, Captain Dupree. Also, squads of the Macon Volunteers, the Spaulding Greys, and the Governor's Guards- all of Georgia."

Wilmington Journal (Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina), 6 June, 1861

"We arrived here at 8 o'clock yesterday evening. We are about a mile from the centre of the city, in a beautiful pine grove. Only six companies are yet arrived of Col. Bartow's Regiment, but the others are expected soon."

Rome Tri-Weekly Courier (Rome, Floyd County, Georgia), 6 June, 1861 - Camp Howard Grove, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, 31 May, 1861

"Our citizens, numbering at least one thousand, two-thirds of whom Virginia's fair daughters, were present at the Fairgrounds on Saturday evening, witnessing the grand military display of the 1st Regiment of Georgians, from Atlanta city, under the command of Col. Bartow, a gallant specimen of a Southern military gentleman. They struck their tents early on Sunday morning, and the regiment was formed, when their heroic Colonel addressed them with a patriotic eloquence for a few minutes, when the Chaplin stepped forward and in the most fervent appeal to the Throne of Grace, invoked the blessing of God upon them and the righteous cause of the South. The regiment then opened column and marched to the depot, where they took the cars amidst thundering applause, the ladies throwing bouquets and waving their lily white handkerchiefs. The other Georgia regiment came in on Sunday afternoon, and left on Monday morning."

Richmond Daily Dispatch (Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia), 15 June, 1861 - Winchester, 11 June, 1861

"A Brigade was organised yesterday, composed of the 7th and 8th Georgia Regiments, and the 4th Alabama Regiment, and two battalions of Kentucky troops, and Col. F. S. Bartow appointed Brevet Brigadier General."

Rome Tri-Weekly Courier, 27 June, 1861 - Camp of Gen. Johnston's command, three miles from Winchester, Tuesday, 18 June, 1861

"The 7th and 8th Georgia Regiments, one Tennessee, and one Alabama Regiment, and two Kentucky Battalions are formed into a Brigade - Col. Bartow acting as Brigadier General, having two Virginia Artillery Companies attached - quartered now at this place."

Southern Confederacy (Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia), 29 June, 1861 - Camp two miles north of Winchester, 20th June, 1861

"Brevet Brigadier Gen. Bartow is in command of the brigade composed of the 7th Georgia Regiment, (Col. Gartrell's) the 8th, (Col. Bartow's) the 9th, Col. Goulding) 1st Kentucky Battalion, Lieut. Col. Blanton Duncan, and company B, 1st Virginia Regiment of Artillery."

Augusta Chronicle (Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia), 7 July, 1861 - Camp two miles north of Winchester, 20 June, 1861

"The Echols Guards, from Meriwether county, Capt. C. W. Howard, were detailed as picket guard at Harpers Ferry, and kept their post for six days, on half rations, without tents, and many without even a blanket."

Raleigh Weekly Standard (Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina), 10 July, 1861 - Camp two miles north of Winchester, 20 June, 1861

Books/ Manuscripts

A scythe of fire: A civil war story of the Eighth Georgia Infantry Regiment, by Warren Wilkinson and Steven E Woodworth

Supplement to the Official Records: Part II, Record of Events: Record of events for Eighth Regiment, Georgia Infantry, May 1861-October 1864, edited by James B Hewett

Historical sketch of Company G, 8th Georgia, C.S.A.: The Hawkinsville Dispatch, 10 July, 1879, by D G Fleming

The Oglethorpe Light Infantry of Savannah, in peace and in war: A brief sketch of its two companies, 'A' Company, known in the Confederate States Army as Co. B., 8th Regt. Ga. Vols., and 'B' Company known as Co. H., 1st Volunteer Regt. of Ga., by Captain W S Rockwell

Confederate military history: A library of Confederate States history, written by distinguished men of the South, Volume VI, edited by Clement A Evans

Roster of the Confederate soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, Volume 1, by Lillian Henderson

Charlotte's boys: Civil War letters of the Branch family of Savannah, by Mauriel Joslyn

A Confederate chronicle: The life of a Civil War survivor, by Pamela Chase Hain

Civil War Macon: The history of a Confederate city, by Richard W Iobst

A history of Rome and Floyd County, state of Georgia, including numerous incidents of more than local interest, 1540-1922, Volume I, by George Magruder Battey, Jr., author of "70,000 miles on a submarine destroyer"

Historical sketch of the Chatham Artillery during the Confederate struggle for independence, by Charles C Jones, Jr, late lieutenant colonel of artillery, C.S.A

Notes

The 8th Georgia Infantry was organised at Camp Georgia, Howard's Grove, on the Mechanicsville Turnpike, one mile northeast of the Capitol, Capitol Hill, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, on 1 June, 1861.

State Service

The Oglethorpe Light Infantry, 1st Georgia (Volunteer) Militia, under the command of Captain F S Bartow, was assigned to garrison duty at Fort Pulaski, on Cockspur Island, at the mouth of the Savannah River, on 3 January, 1861.

Seizure of Fort Pulaski, on Cockspur Island, at the mouth of the Savannah River, Company B, 3 January, 1861: The Oglethorpe Light Infantry (50) was ordered to proceed by the steamer Ida on the Savannah River at West Broad Street, Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, to seize Fort Pulaski, on Cockspur Island, at the mouth of the Savannah River, in the morning on 3 January, 1861, and was accompanied by a detachment of the Savannah Volunteer Guards (50), and the Chatham Artillery (25/50), under the command of Colonel A R Lawton, 1st Georgia (Volunteer) Militia.

Troops on board steamer Ida, 1st Georgia (Volunteer) Militia, 3 companies, 3 January, 1861: Colonel A R Lawton; Savannah Volunteer Guards (50), Captain J Screven; Oglethorpe Light Infantry (50), Captain F S Bartow; Chatham Artillery (25/50), Captain J S Claghorn

Fort Pulaski, on Cockspur Island, at the mouth of the Savannah River, to Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, 1st Georgia (Volunteer) Militia, 12 January, 1861: A detachment of the Oglethorpe Light Infantry and the Savannah Volunteer Guards (50), under the command of Captain F S Bartow, Oglethorpe Light Infantry, was ordered to proceed by the steamer Samson on the Savannah River to Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, on 12 January, 1861.

Note: A detachment of the Oglethorpe Light Infantry, under the command of First Lieutenant J L Branch, was stationed at Fort Pulaski, on Cockspur Island, at the mouth of the Savannah River, on 13 January, 1861, and First Lieutenant J L Branch, Oglethorpe Light Infantry, was appointed drill instructor, Banks County Guards, 2nd Georgia Infantry, Company A, by Special Orders No.20, Headquarters, Military District of Savannah, Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, on 13 May, 1861. He was appointed first lieutenant, infantry, Confederate States Army, at Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, on 22 May, 1861, and was appointed adjutant, 8th Georgia Infantry, on 1 June, 1861 (See the 20th Georgia Infantry).

Confederate Service

The Macon Guards was assigned to garrison duty at Tybee Island, on the Savannah River, eight miles east of Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, between 20 April and 27 May, 1861.

Note: Major W M Gardener, infantry, Confederate States Army, was ordered to Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.61, Paragraph IV, Adjutant & Inspectors General's Office, Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, on 27 May, 1861.

Garrison duty at Tybee Island, on the Savannah River, eight miles east of Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, Company C, 20 April-27 May, 1861: The Macon Guards was ordered to proceed by the Georgia Central Railroad to Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, in the evening on 16 April, 1861, and was accompanied by the Columbus Guards. The company arrived by the Georgia Central Railroad at Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, at 7 AM on 17 April, 1861, and was ordered to Tybee Island, on the Savannah River, eight miles east of Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, in the morning on 20 April, 1861. The company was assigned to the 2nd Georgia Infantry, Company C (1st), by Special Orders No.14, Headquarters, Military District of Savannah, Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, at Tybee Island, on the Savannah River, eight miles east of Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, on 4 May, 1861, and was accepted in Confederate service for the war on 21 May, 1861. The Macon Guards arrived by the steamer Robert Habersham on the Savannah River at Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, in the morning on 27 May, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Georgia Central Railroad to Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, at 1.30 PM the same day. The company arrived at Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, in the evening on 27 May, 1861.

Note: The Columbus Guards (115) arrived at Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, on 16 April, 1861, and the Macon Guards and the Columbus Guards were stationed at Camp Lawton, Forsyth Park, between Gaston Street and Park Avenue, and Drayton and Whitakers Streets, one and a half miles south of Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, between 17 and 20 April, 1861 (See the 20th Georgia Infantry).

Camp Brown, old Smyrna Camp Meeting Ground, on the Western & Atlantic Railroad, four miles south of Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, Company A, 23 April-9 May, 1861: The Rome Light Guards, under the command of Captain E J Magruder, was ordered to Camp Brown, old Smyrna Camp Meeting Ground, on the Western & Atlantic Railroad, four miles south of Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, in the morning on 23 April, 1861, and was ordered to Rome, Floyd County, Georgia, in the morning on 9 May, 1861.

Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, to Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, Company B, 21-23 May, 1861: The Oglethorpe Light Infantry (101), Company A, was ordered to proceed by the Charleston & Savannah Railroad to Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.50, Paragraph III, Adjutant & Inspectors General's Office, Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, in the afternoon on 21 May, 1861, dated 15 May, 1861, and arrived at Charleston, Charleston District, South Carolina, at 9 PM the same day. The company was ordered to proceed by the Northwestern Railroad to Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, at 11 PM on 21 May, 1861, and arrived by the Richmond & Petersburg Railroad in the evening on 23 May, 1861.

Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, to Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, Company F, 22-24 May, 1861: The Atlanta Greys (95) was ordered to proceed by the Georgia Railroad to Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.50, Paragraph III, Adjutant & Inspectors General's Office, Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, in the morning on 22 May, 1861, dated 15 May, 1861, and arrived at Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, at 6.30 PM on 23 May, 1861. The company was ordered to proceed by the South Carolina Railroad to Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, at 7.30 PM the same day and arrived by the Richmond & Petersburg Railroad on 24 May, 1861.

Note: The Atlanta Greys and the Oglethorpe Light Infantry were stationed at Camp Georgia, Fairfield Racecourse, opposite Howard's Grove, on the Mechanicsville Turnpike, one mile northeast of the Capitol, Capitol Hill, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, on 25 May, 1861.

Rome, Floyd County, Georgia, to Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, Company H, 23-27 May, 1861: The Floyd Infantry (82) was ordered to proceed by the Rome (& Kingston) Railroad to Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.50, Paragraph III, Adjutant & Inspectors General's Office, Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, at 11 AM on 23 May, 1861, dated 15 May, 1861, and arrived by the Richmond & Petersburg Railroad on 27 May, 1861.

Hawkinsville, Pulaski County, Georgia, to Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, Company G, 23-30 May, 1861: The Pulaski Volunteers (88/95) was ordered across the Ocmulgee River to Buzzard Roost, Twiggs County, Georgia, by Special Orders No.53, Paragraph I, Adjutant & Inspectors General's Office, Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, at 3 PM on 23 May, 1861, dated 18 May, 1861, and arrived by the Macon & Brunswick Railroad at Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, on 27 May, 1861. The company was ordered to proceed by the the Georgia Railroad to Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, in the evening the same day and arrived by the Richmond & Petersburg Railroad at 1 AM 30 May, 1861.

Note: The Pulaski Volunteers was stationed in the vicinity of Buzzard Roost Ferry, on the Ocmulgee River, Twiggs County, Georgia, on 26 May, 1861, and arrived by the Waynesboro Railroad at Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, on 28 May, 1861.

Lone Oak, Meriwether County, Georgia, to Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, Company D, 25-27 May, 1861: The Echols Guards was ordered to proceed by the Atlanta & West Point Railroad by Special Orders No.57, Paragraph I, Adjutant & Inspectors General's Office, Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, on 25 May, 1861, dated 23 May, 1861, and arrived at Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, at 8 AM the same day. The company was ordered to proceed by the Western & Atlanta Railroad to Dalton, Whitfield County, Georgia, at 9.30 AM on 25 May, 1861, and arrived at 4.30 PM the same day. The Echols Guards was ordered to proceed by the East Tennessee & Georgia Railroad to Bristol, Sullivan County Tennessee, at 9 PM on 25 May, 1861, and arrived by the East Tennessee & Virginia Railroad via Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, at 5 PM on 26 May, 1861. The company was ordered to proceed by the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad to Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, the same day and arrived at 4.30 AM on 27 May, 1861. The Echols Guards a was ordered to proceed by the Southside Railroad to Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, the same day and arrived by the Richmond & Danville Railroad at Camp Georgia, Howard's Grove, on the Mechanicsville Turnpike, one mile northeast of the Capitol, Capitol Hill, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, at 4 PM on 27 May, 1861.

Rome, Floyd County, Georgia, to Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, Company A, 27-30 May, 1861: The Rome Light Guards was ordered to proceed by the Rome (& Kingston) Railroad to Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.53, Paragraph I, Adjutant & Inspectors General's Office, Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, at 6 PM on 27 May, 1861, dated 18 May, 1861, and arrived by the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad at Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, at 8 AM on 29 May, 1861. The company was ordered to proceed by the Southside Railroad to Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, at 6 AM on 30 May, 1861, and arrived by the Richmond & Danville Railroad at Camp Georgia, Howard's Grove, on the Mechanicsville Turnpike, one mile northeast of the Capitol, Capitol Hill, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, at 8 PM the same day.

Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, to Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, Company C, 28-31 May, 1861: The Macon Guards (87) was ordered to proceed by the Georgia Central Railroad to Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.58, Paragraph I, Adjutant & Inspectors General's Office, Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, on 28 May, 1861, dated 24 May, 1861, and arrived arrived by the Richmond & Petersburg Railroad at Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, at 1 PM on 31 May, 1861.

Note: The Macon Guards arrived by the Augusta & Savannah Railroad at Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, on 29 May, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the South Carolina Railroad at 8 AM on 30 May, 1861. The Butts Volunteers (89) and the Crawford Greys (85), under the command of Captains J M Newton and W C Cleveland, respectively, arrived by the Georgia Railroad at Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, and the Southern Guards (72), Company G, and a detachment of the Macon Volunteers, under the command of Captain J A Jones and Private U Van Giesen, respectively, by the Augusta & Savannah Railroad on 29 May, 1861.

Maxeys, Richmond County, Georgia, to Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, Company K, 28-31 May, 1861: The Oglethorpe Rifles (86) was ordered to proceed by the Georgia Railroad to Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.53, Paragraph I, Adjutant & Inspectors General's Office, Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, on 28 May, 1861, dated 18 May, 1861, and arrived at Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, in the evening the same day. The company arrived by the Richmond & Petersburg Railroad at Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, at 1 PM on 31 May, 1861.

Note: The Oglethorpe Rifles and the Beauregard Volunteers (84/90), under the command of Captain C D Anderson, arrived by the Georgia Railroad in the evening on 28 May, 1861, and the Oglethorpe Rifles and the Macon Guards arrived by the Richmond & Petersburg Railroad at Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, at 1 PM on 31 May, 1861. The Oglethorpe Rifles and the Macon Guards were accompanied by the Independent Blues (60), the Beauregard Volunteers, under the command of the Butts Volunteers, under the command of Captains E Richards, C D Anderson, and J M Newton, respectively, and detachments of the Macon Volunteers, the Spaulding Greys, and the Governor's Guards.

Troops stationed at Camp Georgia, Fairfield Racecourse, opposite Howard's Grove, on the Mechanicsville Turnpike, one mile northeast of the Capitol, Capitol Hill, Richmond, Companies A, B, C, D, F, &, G, 1 June, 1861: Rome Light Guards; Oglethorpe Light Infantry, Company A; Macon Guards; Echols Guards; Atlanta Greys; Pulaski Volunteers

Note: The Beauregard Volunteers (84), 6th Georgia Infantry, Company C, and the Letcher Guards (80), 10th Georgia Infantry, Company D, were stationed at Camp Georgia, Howard's Grove, on the Mechanicsville Turnpike, one mile northeast of the Capitol, Capitol Hill, Richmond, to Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, Virginia, on 1 June, 1861.

Rome, Floyd County, Georgia, to Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, Company E, 29 May-1 June, 1861: The Miller Rifles was ordered to proceed by the Western & Atlantic Railroad to Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.50, Paragraph III, Adjutant & Inspectors General's Office, Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, at 11 AM on 29 May, 1861, dated 15 May, 1861, and arrived by the Richmond & Petersburg Railroad in the evening on 1 June, 1861.

Note: The Oglethorpe Light Infantry, Company A, arrived at Camp Georgia, Howard's Grove, on the Mechanicsville Turnpike, one mile northeast of the Capitol, Capitol Hill, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, on 23 May, 1861; the Atlanta Greys on 25 May, 1861; the Floyd Infantry on 26 May, 1861; the Echols Guards on 27 May, 1861; the Pulaski Volunteers on 28 May, 1861; the Rome Light Guards on 30 May, 1861; the Macon Guards and the Oglethorpe Rifles on 31 May, 1861; the Miller Rifles on 1 June, 1861; and the Stephens Light Guards on 5 June, 1861.

Mustered for the war, Camp Bartow, Howard's Grove, on the Mechanicsville Turnpike, one mile northeast of the Capitol, Capitol Hill, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, 21, 27, 28, 30, & 31 May & 2, 3, & 4 June, 1861: The 8th Georgia Infantry, Company B, was mustered in Confederate service for the war at Oglethorpe Barracks, Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, by Major W M Gardner, infantry, on 21 May, 1861; Company F for the war at Camp Georgia, Howard's Grove, on the Mechanicsville Turnpike, one mile northeast of the Capitol, Capitol Hill, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, by Captain J Scott, cavalry, Confederate States Army, on 27 May, 1861; Company H for the war on 28 May, 1861; Company D for the war on 30 May, 1861; Company G for the war on 31 May, 1861; Company C for the war on 2 June 1861; Companies E and K for the war on 3 June 1861; and Company A for the war on 4 June, 1861.

Greensboro, Greene County, Georgia, to Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, Company I, 3-5 June, 1861: The Stephens Light Guards was ordered to proceed by the Georgia Railroad to Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.51, Paragraph III, Adjutant & Inspectors General's Office, Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, on 3 June, 1861, dated 16 May, 1861, and arrived by the Georgia Railroad at Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia, in the afternoon the same day. The company arrived by the Richmond & Petersburg Railroad at Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, in the evening on 5 June, 1861.

Camp Bartow, Howard's Grove, on the Mechanicsville Turnpike, one mile northeast of the Capitol, Capitol Hill, Richmond, Henrico County, to Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, & K, 5-7 June 1861: The 8th Georgia Infantry, Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and K, under the command of Colonel F S Bartow, were ordered to proceed by the Virginia Central Railroad to Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.63, Paragraph II, Adjutant & Inspectors General's Office, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, at 1.30 PM on 5 June, 1861, dated 4 June, 1861, and arrived by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad at Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, at 1 AM on 6 June, 1861. Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and K were ordered to proceed by the Manassas Gap Railroad to Strasburg, Shenandoah County, Virginia, at 2 PM the same day and arrived at 7 PM on 6 June, 1861. The 8th Georgia Infantry, Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and K, were ordered to proceed by the Valley Turnpike to Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, at 10 AM on 7 June, 1861, and arrived the at 6 PM the same day.

Note: The 8th Georgia Infantry, Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and K, were stationed at the Shenandoah Valley Agricultural Society Fairgrounds, one mile northwest of Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, between 7 and 9 June, 1861, and Lieutenant Colonel W M Gardener, 8th Georgia Infantry, was ordered to Harpers Ferry, Jefferson county, Virginia, by Special Orders No.67, Paragraph I, Adjutant & Inspectors General's Office, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, on 8 June, 1861.

Shenandoah Valley Agricultural Society Fairgrounds, one mile northwest of Winchester, Frederick County, to Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, Virginia, Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, & K, 9 June 1861: The 8th Georgia Infantry, Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and K, were ordered to proceed by the Winchester & Potomac Railroad to Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, Virginia, at 11 AM on 9 June, 1861, and arrived at Camp Defiance, on Bolivar Heights, one and a half miles west of Harpers Ferry, via Halltown and Charlestown, Jefferson County, Virginia, at 1.30 PM the same day.

Note: The 7th Georgia Infantry arrived at Bolivar Heights, one and a half miles west of Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, Virginia, on 10 June, 1861, and (See the 7th Georgia Infantry).

Howard's Grove, on the Mechanicsville Turnpike, one mile northeast of the Capitol, Capitol Hill, Richmond, Henrico County, to Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, Virginia, Companies H & I, 6-10 June 1861: The 8th Georgia Infantry, Companies H and I, were ordered to proceed by the Virginia Central Railroad to Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.65, Paragraph X, Adjutant & Inspectors General's Office, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, at 5 PM on 6 June, 1861, and arrived by the Winchester & Potomac Railroad at Camp Defiance, on Bolivar Heights, one and a half miles west of Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, Virginia, on 10 June, 1861.

Note: The 8th Georgia Infantry was stationed at Camp Defiance, on Bolivar Heights, one and a half miles west of Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, Virginia, between 9/10 and 15 June, 1861.

Evacuation Harpers Ferry, 15 June 1861

The 8th Georgia Infantry evacuated Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, Virginia, in the morning on 15 June, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Smithfield, Charlestown & Harpers Ferry Turnpike to Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, the same day. The regiment arrived by the Berryville & Charleston Turnpike at Camp Johnston, F P Frame's, on the North or South Fork of Bull Skin Run, four miles west of Charlestown, Jefferson County, Virginia, in the evening on 15 June, 1861.

Note: The sick of the 8th Georgia Infantry were ordered to proceed by the Winchester & Potomac Railroad to Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, at 2 PM on 13 June, 1861.

Camp Johnston, F P Frame's, on the North or South Fork of Bull Skin Run, four miles west of Charlestown, Jefferson County, to Mill Creek, a quarter of a mile north of Bunker Hill, Berkeley County, Virginia, 16 June, 1861: The 8th Georgia Infantry was ordered to Bunker Hill, Berkeley County, Virginia, at 7 AM on 16 June, 1861, and arrived at Mill Creek, a quarter of a mile north of Bunker Hill, via Smithfield or Middleway, Berkeley County, Virginia, in the evening the same day.

Mill Creek, a quarter of a mile north of Bunker Hill, Berkeley County, to Stephenson's Station, on the Winchester & Potomac Railroad, four miles northeast of Frederick County, Virginia, 17 June, 1861: The 8th Georgia Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Martinsburg Turnpike to Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, at 12 PM on 17 June, 1861, and arrived at Camp Defiance, Stephenson's Station, on the Winchester & Potomac Railroad, four miles northeast of Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, in the evening the same day.

Note: The 8th Georgia Infantry was assigned to the Second Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah, under the command of Acting Brigadier General & Colonel F S Bartow, 8th Georgia Infantry, at Bunker Hill, Berkeley County, Virginia, on 17 June, 1861.

Stephenson's Station, on the Winchester & Potomac Railroad, four miles northeast of Winchester, to Hollingsworth Grove, east of the Millwood Turnpike, one mile southeast of Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, 20 June, 1861: The 8th Georgia Infantry was ordered to Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, at 7 AM on 20 June, 1861, and arrived at Hollingsworth Grove, east of the Millwood Turnpike, one mile southeast of Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, the same day.

Note: The 8th Georgia Infantry, Company D, was assigned to picket duty at Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, Virginia, between 15 and 20 June, 1861.

Organisation of Second Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah, 20 June, 1861: Acting Brigadier General & Colonel F S Bartow, 8th Georgia Infantry; 7th Georgia Infantry, Colonel L J Gartrell; 8th Georgia Infantry, Lieutenant Colonel W M Gardener; 1st Tennessee Infantry, Colonel P Turney; 4th Alabama Infantry, Colonel E J Jones; 1st Kentucky Battalion Infantry, Lieutenant Colonel H B Duncan; 2nd Kentucky Battalion Sharpshooters, Acting Major & Captain J D Pope; Wise Artillery, Captain E G Alburtis; Newtown Artillery, Captain G A Groves

Hollingsworth Grove, east of the Millwood Turnpike, one mile southeast of Winchester, Frederick County, to Darkesville, Berkeley County, Virginia, 2-3 July, 1861: The 8th Georgia Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Martinsburg Turnpike to Darkesville, Berkeley County, Virginia, in the evening on 2 July, 1861, and arrived via Bunker Hill, Berkeley County, Virginia, at 10 AM on 3 July, 1861.

Darkesville, Berkeley County, to Hollingsworth Grove, east of the Millwood Turnpike, one mile southeast of Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, 7 July, 1861: The 8th Georgia Infantry was ordered to Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, at 11 AM on 7 July, 1861, and arrived at Hollingsworth Grove, east of the Millwood Turnpike, one mile southeast of Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, at 8 PM the same day.

March to Manassas Junction, 18-20 July, 1861

The 8th Georgia Infantry was ordered to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.1, Headquarters, Army of the Shenandoah, Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, at 1 PM on 18 July, 1861.

Hollingsworth's Grove, east of the Millwood Turnpike, one mile southeast of Winchester, Frederick County, to Berry's Ferry, on the Shenandoah River, three & a half miles southeast of Millwood, Clarke County, Virginia, 18 July, 1861: The 8th Georgia Infantry arrived at Millwood, Clarke County, Virginia, at 6 PM on 18 July, 1861, and at Berry's Ferry, on the Shenandoah River, three and a half miles southeast of Millwood, Clarke County, Virginia, at 9 PM the same day.

Berry's Ferry, on the Shenandoah River, three & a half miles southeast of Millwood, Clarke County, to Piedmont Station, Fauquier County, Virginia, 19 July, 1861: The 8th Georgia Infantry arrived at Paris via Ashby's Gap, on the Blue Ridge Mountains, Clarke, Loudoun, and Fauquier Counties, Virginia, at 3 AM on 19 July, 1861, and was ordered to Piedmont Station, Fauquier County, Virginia, at 5 AM the same day. The regiment arrived at Piedmont Station, Fauquier County, Virginia, at 9 AM on 19 July, 1861.

Piedmont Station, Fauquier County, to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 19-20 July, 1861: The 8th Georgia Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Manassas Gap Railroad to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, at 7 PM on 19 July, 1861, and was accompanied by the 7th Georgia Infantry. The regiment arrived at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, at 2 AM on 20 July, 1861 (See the 7th Georgia Infantry).

Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, to rear between McLean's and Blackburn's Fords, on Bull Run River, 20 July, 1861: The 8th Georgia Infantry was ordered to the rear between McLean's and Blackburn's Fords, on Bull Run River, on 20 July, 1861.

First battle of Manassas, 21 July, 1861

The 8th Georgia Infantry, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel W M Gardner, was stationed at the rear between McLean's and Blackburn's Fords, on Bull Run River, in the morning on 21 July, 1861.

Note: The 8th Georgia Infantry was assigned to Brigadier General B E Bee, Confederate States Army, at the rear between McLean's and Blackburn's Fords, on the Bull Run River, in the morning on 21 July, 1861, and was ordered southwest of the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, at 7 AM the same day (See the Third Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah).

Advance to Henry Hill, one mile west of the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, 21 July, 1861: The 8th Georgia Infantry was ordered to Henry Hill, one mile west of the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, in the morning on 21 July, 1861.

Note: The 8th Georgia Infantry was stationed southwest of I Henry's or Spring Hill, on Henry Hill, one mile west of the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, at 9 AM on 21 July, 1861.

Advance to Matthew's Hill, one mile southeast of Sudley Spring, Prince William County, Virginia, 21 July, 1861: The 8th Georgia Infantry was ordered east of E Matthew's, on Matthew's Hill, one mile southeast of Sudley Spring, Prince William County, Virginia, in the morning on 21 July, 1861.

Note: Lieutenant Colonel W M Gardener, 8th Georgia Infantry, was wounded east of E Matthew's, on Matthew's Hill, one mile southeast of Sudley Spring, Prince William County, Virginia, and Acting Lieutenant Colonel & Captain J Haggerty, 69th New York State Militia, Company A, was killed by Private P Brennan, 8th Georgia Infantry, Company I, in the morning on 21 July, 1861 in the morning on 21 July, 1861 (See the 69th New York State Militia).

Withdrawal to rear J Robinson's, on Henry Hill, one mile west of the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, 21 July, 1861: The 8th Georgia Infantry was ordered to withdraw to the rear of J Robinson's, on Henry Hill, one mile west of the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, in the morning on 21 July, 1861.

Note: Colonel F S Bartow, 8th Georgia Infantry, was killed southeast of I Henry's or Spring Hill, on Henry Hill, one mile west of the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, in the afternoon on 21 July, 1861 (See the 7th Georgia Infantry).

Advance to Henry Hill, one mile west of the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, 21 July, 1861: The 8th Georgia Infantry, under the command of Major T L Cooper, was ordered southeast of I Henry's/ Spring Hill, on Henry Hill, one mile west of the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, in the afternoon on 21 July, 1861.

Note: The 8th Georgia Infantry, under the command of Major T L Cooper, was ordered to withdraw northwest of F Lewis' farm, a quarter of a mile southwest of Lewis' Ford, on the Bull Run River, in the morning on 21 July, 1861.

Camp Victory, northwest of F Lewis' farm, a quarter of a mile southwest of Lewis' Ford, on the Bull Run River, 21 July, 1861: The 8th Georgia Infantry was stationed at Camp Victory, northwest of F Lewis' farm, a quarter of a mile southwest of Lewis' Ford, on the Bull Run River, between 21 and 31 July, 1861.

Statement of the numbers entering the battle of the 21st, from the various companies of the 8th Georgia Regiment, & of the killed , wounded, & prisoners (543), k 36, w 156, p 16: Company A, Rome Light Guards (56), k 5, w 14, p 2, t 21; Company B, Oglethorpe Light Infantry (83), k 5, w 25, p 3, t 33; Company C, Macon Guards (62), k 4, w 16, p 2, t 22; Company D, Echols Guards (42), k 2, w 11, p 1, t 14; Company E, Miller Rifles(37), k 2, w 15, t 17; Company F, Atlanta Greys (76), k 3, w 20, p 7, t 30; Company G, Pulaski Volunteers (36), k 4, w 14, t 18; Company H, Floyd Infantry (40), k 4, w 12, t 16; Company I, Stephens Light Guards (78), k 7, w 13, p 1, t 21; Company K, Ogleyhorpe Rifles (33), w 16, t 16; Killed 36, wounded 156, prisoners 16, total 204

Return of casualties in the 8th Georgia Infantry, Second Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah, at the first battle of Manassas, 21 July, 1861: Killed 42, wounded 159, total 201

Camp Victory, northwest of the F Lewis' farm, a quarter of a mile southwest of Lewis' Ford, on the Bull Run River, to Smith's farm, two & a half miles northeast of Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 31 July, 1861: The 8th Georgia Infantry was ordered to Smith's farm, two and a half miles northeast of Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 31 July, 1861, and was stationed at Camp Bartow, Smith's farm, three miles northeast of Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, between 31 July and 11 September, 1861.

Camp Bartow, Smith's farm, two & a half miles northeast of Manassas Junction, Prince William County, to Piney Branch, on the old Braddock Road, four miles southwest of Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, 11 September, 1861: The 8th Georgia Infantry was ordered to Piney Branch, on the old Braddock Road, four miles southwest of Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning on 11 September, 1861.

Note: The 8th Georgia Infantry was stationed at Camp Jones, on Piney Branch, on the old Braddock Road, four miles southwest of Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, between 11 and 15 September, 1861.

Mason's Hill, west of the Columbia Turnpike, two & a half miles southwest of Arlington Mills, Alexandria County, Virginia, 15-19 September, 1861: The 8th Georgia Infantry was ordered to Mason's Hill, west of the Columbia Turnpike, two and a half miles southwest of Arlington Mills, Alexandria County, Virginia, at 9 AM on 15 September, 1861, and was accompanied by the 1st Kentucky Infantry. The regiment arrived at Mason's Hill, west of the Columbia Turnpike, two and a half miles southwest of Arlington Mills, Alexandria County, Virginia, at 4 PM the same day and was stationed at Mason's Hill, west of the Columbia Turnpike, two and a half miles southwest of Arlington Mills, Alexandria County, Virginia, between 15 and 19 September, 1861 (See the 1st Kentucky Infantry).

Mason's Hill, west of the Columbia Turnpike, two & a half miles southwest of Arlington Mills, Alexandria County, to Piney Branch, on the old Braddock Road, four miles southwest of Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, 19 September, 1861: The 8th Georgia Infantry was ordered to Piney Branch, on the old Braddock Road, four miles southwest of Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 3.30 PM on 19 September, 1861, and arrived at 11.30 PM the same day.

Note: The 8th Georgia Infantry was stationed one mile southwest of Mason's Hill, west of the Columbia Turnpike, two and a half miles southwest of Arlington Mills, Alexandria County, Virginia, at 7 PM on 19 September, 1861.

Camp Jones, Piney Branch, on the old Braddock Road, four miles southwest of Fairfax Courthouse, to W Farr's Crossroads, on the old Braddock Road, one & a quarter miles south of Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, 21 September, 1861: The 8th Georgia Infantry was ordered to the W Farr's Crossroads, on the old Braddock Road, one and a quarter miles south of Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 21 September, 1861.

W Farr's Crossroads, on the old Braddock Road, one & a quarter miles south of Fairfax Courthouse, to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 16 October, 1861: The 8th Georgia Infantry was ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning on 16 October, 1861.

Surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse, Appomattox County, Virginia, 9 April, 1865: The 8th Georgia Infantry surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse, Appomattox County, Virginia, on 9 April, 1865.

Colonel F S Bartow, Second Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah: Captain F S Bartow, Oglethorpe Light Infantry, Company A, was commissioned colonel, 8th Georgia Infantry, on 1 June, June 1861, and was assigned to command the Second Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah, at Camp Defiance, Stephenson's Station, on the Winchester & Potomac Railroad, four miles northeast of Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, on 17 June, 1861.

Note: Captain W M Gardiner, 2nd United States Infantry, Company D, resigned at Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, on 19 January, 1861, and was appointed major, infantry, Confederate States Army, on 13 April, 1861, dated 16 March, 1861. Major W M Gardener, infantry, Confederate States Army, was appointed lieutenant colonel, 8th Georgia Infantry, on 8 June, 1861 (See the United States Battalion Infantry).

Oglethorpe Light Infantry, Company B, 3 September, 1861: The Oglethorpe Light Infantry, Company B, under the command of Captain F W Sims, was organised Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, and mustered in Confederate service for twelve months on 3 September, 1861. The company was assigned to the 1st Georgia Infantry, Company H, and assigned to garrison duty at Fort Pulaski, Cockspur Island, Chatham County, Georgia, between 28 September, 1861, and 10 April, 1862.

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, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 25 September, 1861.

The 8th Georgia Infantry was assigned to the Second Brigade, Second Division, Potomac District, Department of Northern Virginia, under the command of Brigadier General S A M Jones, Confederate States Army, on 22 October, 1861.