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, 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 assigend to command the Second Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah, at Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, on 17 June 1861. Colonel F S Bartow 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 ordered to Richmond, Virginia, by Special Orders No.61, Paragraph IV, Adjutant & Inspectors General's Office, Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, on 27 May, 1861, and was appointed lieutenant colonel, 8th Georgia Infantry, on 8 June, 1861. 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, Virginia, the same day and was assigned to command the 8th Georgia Infantry at Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, on 17 June, 1861. He 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 Confederate service at Rome, Floyd County, Georgia, on 18 April, 1861, and arrived at Camp Brown, on the Western & Atlantic Railroad, near the old Smyrna Camp Meeting Ground, Smyrna, Cobb County, Georgia, the same day. The company was mustered in state service for the war at Camp Sheibley, Sheibley's School House, near Rome, Floyd County, Georgia, on 18 May, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Western & Atlantic Railroad to Richmond, 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. The company arrived by the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad at Lynchburg, Virginia, at 8 AM on 29 May, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Southside Railroad to Richmond, Virginia, at 6 AM on 30 May, 1861. The company arrived by the Richmond & Danville Railroad at Camp Georgia, near Fairfield Racecourse, opposite Howard's Grove, on the Mechanicsville Turnpike, near Richmond, Virginia, at 8 PM the same day and was mustered in Confederate service for the war at Richmond, 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. The company was ordered to proceed by the Charleston & Savannah Railroad to Richmond, Virginia, by Special Orders No.50, Paragraph III, Adjutant & Inspectors General's Office, Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, on 21 May, 1861, dated 15 May, 1861, and arrived by the Richmond & Petersburg Railroad at Camp Georgia, near Fairfield Racecourse, opposite Howard's Grove, on the Mechanicsville Turnpike, near Richmond, Virginia, in the evening on 23 May, 1861. Captain F S Bartow, 8th Georgia Infantry, Company B, was appointed colonel, 8th Georgia Infantry, on 1 June, 1861, and First Lieutenant J J West, 8th Georgia Infantry, Company B, was appointed captain, 8th Georgia Infantry, Company B, on 3 July, 1861. Captain J J West's resignation was accepted by Special Orders No.122, Paragraph IV, Adjutant & Inspectors General's Office, Richmond, Virginia, on 13 August, 1861.
Company C Macon Guards: CAPT. L M LAMAR
The company was accepted in Confederate service at Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, on 15 April, 1861, and was ordered to Tybee Island, near Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, in the evening on 16 April, 1861. The company was mustered in state service at Tybee Island, near Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, on 21 May, 1861, and was ordered to Richmond, Virginia, by Special Orders No.58, Paragraph I, Adjutant & Inspectors General's Office, Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, on 24 May, 1861. The company arrived at Camp Georgia, near Fairfield Racecourse, opposite Howard's Grove, on the Mechanicsville Turnpike, near Richmond, Virginia, at 1 PM on 31 May, 1861, and was mustered in Confederate service for the war at Richmond, 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 or mustered in state service for the war at Lone Oak, Meriwether County, Georgia, on 18 May, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Atlanta & West Point Railroad to Richmond, Virginia, by Special Orders No.57, Paragraph I, Adjutant & Inspectors General's Office, Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, on 25 May, 1861, dated 23 May, 1861. The company arrived at Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, at 8 AM the on 25 May, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Western & Atlanta Railroad to Dalton, Whitfield County, Georgia, at 9.30 AM the same day. The company arrived at Dalton, Whitfield County, Georgia, at 4.30 PM on 25 May, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Georgia & Tennessee Railroad to Bristol, Sullivan County Tennessee, at 9 PM the same day. The company arrived by the East Tennessee & Virginia Railroad at Bristol, Sullivan County, via Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, at 5 PM on 26 May, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad to Lynchburg, Virginia, the same day. The company arrived by the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad at Lynchburg, Virginia, at 4.30 AM on 27 May, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Southside Railroad to Richmond, Virginia, the same day. The company arrived by the Richmond & Danville Railroad at Camp Georgia, near Fairfield Racecourse, opposite Howard's Grove, on the Mechanicsville Turnpike, near Richmond, Virginia, at 4 PM on 27 May, 1861, and was mustered in Confederate service for the war 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 Manasass 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 or mustered in state service for the war at Sheibley's School House, near Rome, Floyd County, Georgia, on 14 May, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Western & Atlantic Railroad to Richmond, 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, near Fairfield Racecourse, opposite Howard's Grove, on the Mechanicsville Turnpike, near Richmond, Virginia, in the evening on 1 June, 1861, and was mustered in Confederate service for the war at Richmond, 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 ordered to proceed by the Western & Atlantic Railroad to Richmond, 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 by the Georgia Railroad 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, Virginia, at 7.30 PM the same day and arrived at Camp Georgia, near Fairfield Racecourse, opposite Howard's Grove, on the Mechanicsville Turnpike, near Richmond, Virginia, on 25 May, 1861. The company was mustered in Confederate service for the war at Richmond, 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, on 1 June, 1861. First Lieutenant J T Lewis, 8th Georgia Infantry, Company F, was appointed captain, 8th Georgia Infantry, Company F, 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 on 16 May, 1861. The company was ordered to Richmond, Virginia, 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 proceeded across the Ocmulgee River to Buzzard Roost or Mill Creek Gap, near Dalton, Whitfield County, Georgia, the same day. The company arrived by the Richmond & Petersburg Railroad at Camp Georgia, near Fairfield Racecourse, opposite Howard's Grove, on the Mechanicsville Turnpike, near Richmond, Virginia, via Branchville, Orangeburg County, South Carolina, at 11 AM on 28 May, 1861, and was mustered in Confederate service by Captain J Scott, cavalry, Confederate States Army, on 31 May, 1861.
Company H Floyd Infantry: CAPT. J F COOPER
The company was accepted in Confederate service and mustered in state service for the war at Sheibley's School House, near Rome, Floyd County, Georgia, on 13 May, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Western & Atlantic Railroad to Richmond, Virginia, by Special Orders No.50, Paragraph III, Adjutant & Inspectors General's Office, Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, in the morning on 23 May, 1861, dated 15 May, 1861. The company arrived at Camp Georgia, near Fairfield Racecourse, opposite Howard's Grove, on the Mechanicsville Turnpike, near Richmond, Virginia, on 27 May, 1861, and was mustered in Confederate service for the war at Richmond, Virginia, by Captain J Scott, cavalry, Confederate States Army, on 28 May, 1861. 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 and mustered in state service at Greensboro, Greene County, Georgia, on 16 May, 1861, and was ordered to Richmond, 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. The company was delayed by a railroad accident on 4 June, 1861, and arrived at Camp Georgia, near Fairfield Racecourse, opposite Howard's Grove, on the Mechanicsville Turnpike, near Richmond, Virginia, on 5 June, 1861.
Company K Oglethorpe Rifles: CAPT. G LUMPKIN
The company was accepted in Confederate service and was mustered in state service for the war at Maxeys, Oglethorpe County, Georgia, on 15 May, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Charleston & Savannah Railroad to Richmond, 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. The company arrived at Camp Georgia, near Fairfield Racecourse, opposite Howard's Grove, on the Mechanicsville Turnpike, near Richmond, Virginia, on 31 May, 1861, and was mustered in Confederate service for the war by Captain J Scott, cavalry, Confederate States Army, on 3 June, 1861.

Seizure of Fort Pulaski, 3 January, 1861

Colonel A R Lawton, First Georgia Militia

A detachment of three companies of the 1st Georgia 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, 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.

Note: 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, and the Republican Blues (75), under the command of Captain J W Anderson, on 11 January, 1861.

Detachment of 1st Georgia Militia, 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), 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 Captain F S Bartow, Oglethorpe Light Infantry, First Georgia Militia Infantry, was ordered to Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, on 12 January, 1861.

Garrison at Fort Pulaski, on Cockspur Island, at the mouth of the Savannah River, 12 January, 1861: The Irish Jasper Guards, under the command of Captain J Foley, and a detachment of the Savannah Volunteer Guards, First Georgia Volunteer Infantry, were ordered to proceed on the steamer Sampson on the Savannah River to Fort Pulaski, on Cockspur Island, at the mouth of the Savannah River, on 12 January, 1861.

Note: The German Volunteers, First Georgia Volunteer Infantry, was ordered to proceed on the steamer Sampson on the Savannah River to Fort Pulaski, on Cockspur Island, at the mouth of the Savannah River, on 24 January, 1861, and the 1st Georgia (Regulars) Infantry, under the command of Colonel C J Williams, was ordered to Fort Pulaski, on Cockspur Island, at the mouth of the Savannah River, on 15 March, 1861.

Sources

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

The Richmond Daily Dispatch, 25 May, 1861 - Oglethorpe Light Infantry

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

Rome Tri-Weekly Courier, 30 May, 1861 - Miller Rifles

"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, 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, 6 June, 1861 - Camp Howard Grove, Richmond, Virginia, 31 May, 1861

"Our citizens, numbering at least one thousand, two-thirds of whom Virginia's fair daughters, were present at the Fairgroundson 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 opended column and marched to the depot, where they took the cars amidst thundering applause, the ladies throwing bouquets and waving their lily white hanhkerchiefs. The other Georgia regiment came in on Sunday afternoon, and left on Monday morning."

The Richmond Daily Dispatch, 15 June, 1861 - Winchester, 11 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."

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A history of Rome and Floyd County, state of Georgia, including numerous incidents of more than local interest, 154--1922, by George Magruder Battey, Jr.

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, near Fairfield Racecourse, opposite Howard's Grove, on the Mechanicsville Turnpike, near Richmond, Virginia, on 1 June, 1861.

State Service

Seizure of Fort Pulaski, on Cockspur Island, at the mouth of the Savannah River, Company B, 3 January, 1861: The Oglethorpe Light Infantry (50), 1st Georgia Militia Infantry, under the command of Captain F S Bartow, 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 Chatham Artillery (25), under the command of Colonel A R Lawton, 1st Georgia Militia Infantry.

Confederate Service

Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia, to Richmond, Virginia, Company B, 21-23 May, 1861: The Oglethorpe Light Infantry, Company A, was ordered to proceed by the Charleston & Savannah Railroad to Richmond, Virginia, by Special Orders No.50, Paragraph III, Adjutant & Inspectors General's Office, Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, on 21 May, 1861, dated 15 May, 1861, and arrived by the Richmond & Petersburg Railroad in the evening on 23 May, 1861.

Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, to Richmond, Virginia, Company F, 22-25 May, 1861: The Atlanta Greys was ordered to proceed by the Western & Atlantic Railroad to Richmond, 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 by the Richmond & Petersburg Railroad on 25 May, 1861.

Rome, Floyd County, Georgia, to Richmond, Virginia, Company H, 23-27 May, 1861: The Floyd Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Western & Atlantic Railroad to Richmond, Virginia, by Special Orders No.50, Paragraph III, Adjutant & Inspectors General's Office, Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, in the morning 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, Virginia, Company G, 23-28 May, 1861: The Pulaski Volunteers was ordered to proceed by the Georgia Railroad to Richmond, Virginia, 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 Richmond & Petersburg Railroad at 1 AM 28 May, 1861.

Lone Oak, Meriwether County, Georgia, to Richmond, Virginia, Company G, 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 by the Richmond & Danville Railroad at 4 PM 27 May, 1861.

Rome, Floyd County, Georgia, to Richmond, Virginia, Company A, 27-30 May, 1861: The Rome Light Guards was ordered to proceed by the Western & Atlantic Railroad to Richmond, 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 Richmond & Danville Railroad at 8 PM on 30 May, 1861.

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

Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, to Richmond, Virginia, Company K, 28-31 May, 1861: The Oglethorpe Rifles was ordered to proceed by the Charleston & Savannah Railroad to Richmond, 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 by the Richmond & Petersburg Railroad at 1 PM on 31 May, 1861.

Note: The Macon Guards and the Oglethorpe Rifles arrived by the Richmond & Petersburg Railroad at Richmond, Virginia, at 1 PM on 31 May, 1861, and were accompanied by the Independent Blues, the Beauregard Volunteers, the Butt (County) Volunteers, detachments of the Macon Volunteers and the Spaulding Greys, and the Governor's Guards.

Rome, Floyd County, Georgia, to Richmond, Virginia, Company E, 29 May-1 June, 1861: The Miller Rifles was ordered to proceed by the Western & Atlantic Railroad to Richmond, 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.

Greensboro, Greene County, Georgia, to Richmond, Virginia, Company I, 3-5 June, 1861: The Stephens Light Guards was ordered to proceed by the Georgia Railroad to Richmond, 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 Richmond & Petersburg Railroad on 5 June, 1861.

Mustered in for the war, near Fairfield Racecourse, opposite Howard's Grove, on the Mechanicsville Turnpike, near Richmond, 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 Camp Georgia, near Fairfield Racecourse, opposite Howard's Grove, on the Mechanicsville Turnpike, near Richmond, Virginia, by Captain J Scott, cavlary, Confederate States Army, on 21 May, 1861; Company F for the war 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.

Richmond to Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, Virginia, 5-9 June 1861: The 8th Georgia Infantry was ordered to Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.63, Paragraph II, Adjutant & Inspectors General's Office, Richmond, Virginia, on 4 June, 1861, and proceeded by the Virginia Central Railroad at 1.30 PM on 5 June, 1861. The regiment arrived by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad at Manassas Junction via Gordonsville, Orange County, Virginia, at 1 AM on 6 June, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Manassas Gap Railroad to Strasburg, Shenandoah County, Virginia, at 2 PM the same day. The 8th Georgia Infantry arrived at Strasburg, Shenandoah County, Virginia, at 7 PM on 6 June, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Valley Turnpike to Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, at 10 AM on 7 June, 1861. The regiment arrived at Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, at 3 PM the same day and was ordered to proceed by the Winchester & Potomac Railroad to Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, Virginia, at 11 AM on 9 June, 1861. The 8th Georgia Infantry arrived at Camp Defiance, Bolivar Heights, near Harpers Ferry, via Charlestown, Jefferson County, Virginia, at 1.30 PM the same day.

Richmond to Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, Virginia, Companies H & I, 6-10 June 1861: The 8th Georgia Infantry, Companies H and I, were ordered to Harpers Ferrry, Jefferson County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.65, Paragraph X, Adjutant & Inspectors General's Office, Richmond, Virginia, on 6 June, 1861, and proceeded by the Virginia Central Railroad in the morning on 6 June, 1861. Companies H and I arrived by the Winchester & Potomac Railroad at Camp Defiance, Bolivar Heights, near Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, Virginia, on 10 June, 1861.

Evacuation Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, Virginia, 15 June 1861: The 8th Georgia Infantry evacuated Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, Virginia, at 11 AM on 15 June, 1861, and arrived by the Charlestown Turnpike at Charlestown, Jefferson County, Virginia, at 3 PM the same day. The company encamped at Camp Johnston, near Bull Skin Run, between Charlestown, Jefferson County, and Winchester, Frederick 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.

Charlestown, Jefferson County, to Bunker Hill, Berkeley County, Virginia, 16 June, 1861: The 8th Georgia Infantry was ordered to Bunker Hill, Berkeley County, Virginia, at 9 AM on 16 June, 1861, and arrived via Smithfield, Berkeley County, Virginia, in the afternoon the same day. The regiment encamped on Mill Creek, near Bunker Hill, Berkeley County, Virginia, in the evening on 16 June, 1861.

Bunker Hill, Berkeley County, to Stephenson's Depot, Frederick County, Virginia, 17 June, 1861: The 8th Georgia Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Valley Turnpike to Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, at 7 AM on 17 June, 1861, and arrived at Camp Defiance, near Stephenson's Depot, Frederick County, Virginia, the same day.

Note: The 8th Georgia Infantry was assigned to the Second Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah, under the command of Colonel F S Bartow, 8th Georgia Infantry, at Camp Defiance, near Stephenson's Depot, Frederick County, Virginia, on 17 June 1861.

Stephenson's Depot to Hollingsworth Grove, one mile southeast of Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, 21-26 June, 1861: The 8th Georgia Infantry was ordered one mile south of Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, on 21 June, 1861, and proceeded to Hollingsworth Grove, one mile southeast of Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, on 26 June, 1861.

Hollingsworth Grove, one mile southeast of Winchester, Frederick County, to Darkesville, Berkeley County, Virginia, 2-7 July, 1861: The 8th Georgia Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Valley Turnpike to Darkesville, Berkeley County, Virginia, at 12 PM on 2 July, 1861, and arrived via Bunker Hill, Berkeley County, Virginia, at 10 AM on 3 July, 1861. The regiment was ordered to Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, at 11 AM on 7 July, 1861, and arrived at Hollingsworth Grove, one mile southeast of Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, at 6 PM the same day.

The 8th Georgia 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 8th Georgia Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Millwood Turnpike to Piedmont Station, Fauquier County, Virginia, at 1 PM on 18 July, 1861, and arrived at Berry's Ferry, on the Shenandoah River, via Millwood, Clarke County, Virginia, at 9 PM the same day. The regiment was ordered across the Shenandoah River at Berry's Ferry, Clarke County, Virginia, in the evening on 18 July, 1861, and arrived at Paris, Fauquier County, Virginia, via Ashby's Gap at 3 AM on 19 July, 1861. The 8th Georgia Infantry was ordered to Piedmont Station, Fauquier County, Virginia, at 5 AM the same day and arrived at 11 AM on 19 July, 1861.

Piedmont Station, Fauquier County, to Manassas Junction, Virginia, 19-20 July, 1861: The 8th Georgia Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Manassas Gap Railroad to Manassas Junction, Virginia, at 9 PM on 19 July, 1861, and arrived at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Virginia, at 6 AM on 20 July, 1861. The regiment was ordered to the rear between McLean's and Blackburn's Fords, on Bull Run River, the same day.

Note: The 8th Georgia Infantry was stationed at the rear between McLean's and Blackburn's Fords, on Bull Run River, under the command of Brigadier General B E Bee, Confederate States Army, Third Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah, as support to the Fourth Brigade, Army of the Potomac, on 20 July, 1861 (See the Third Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah).

After the first battle of Manassas the 8th Georgia Infantry was stationed at Camp Victory, near the Lewis House, Portici, on the Bull Run River, between 21 and 31 July, 1861.

Lewis House, Portici, on the Bull Run River, to Smith's Farm, two & a half miles east of Manassas Junction, Virginia, 31 July, 1861: The 8th Georgia Infantry was ordered to Smith's Farm, two and a half miles east of Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 31 July, 1861, and arrived at Camp Bartow, on Smith's Farm, two and a half miles east of Manassas Junction, Virginia, the same day.

Note: The 8th Georgia Infantry was stationed at Camp Bartow, on Smith's Farm, two and a half miles east of Manassas Junction, Virginia, between 31 July and 11 September, 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 was commissioned colonel, 8th Georgia Infantry, in June 1861 and was assigned to command the Second Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah, 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 was mustered in Confederate service for twelve months on 3 September, 1861. The company was asigned to the 1st Georgia Infantry, Company H, and was assigned to garrison duty at Fort Pulaski, Cockspur Island, 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, on 25 September, 1861.

The 8th Georgia Infantry was was assigned to Second Brigade, Second Corps, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Brigadier General S A M Jones, on 25 September, 1861.