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Army of the Potomac

Private W W Wilburn, 30th Virginia Cavalry, Company I

Private W W Wilburn, 30th Virginia Cavalry, Company I

Thirtieth Virginia Cavalry

Arrived at Manassas Junction, Virginia, between 11 May and 25 June, 1861, and mustered in Confederate service dated 1 July, 1861. Stationed on the Bull Run River on 21 July, 1861, and redesignated the Second Virginia Cavalry after the first battle of Manassas

COLONEL R C W RADFORD
Captain R C W Radford, Company G, was appointed colonel, 30th Virginia Cavalry, on 8 May, 1861.

LIEUTENANT COLONEL T T MUNFORD
T T Munford was appointed lieutenant colonel, 30th Virginia Cavalry, on 8 May, 1861.

MAJOR J S LANGHORNE
Captain J S Langhorne, Company B, was appointed major, 30th Virginia Cavalry, on 21 August, 1861.

Company A Clay Troop or Dragoons: CAPT. W R TERRY
The company was accepted in state service at Liberty, Beford County, Virginia, on 11 May, 1861, and mustered in state service at Camp Davis, the Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, Virginia, by Lieutenant Colonel D A Langhorne, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 13 May, 1861.
Assignment: Terry's Squadron Cavalry, Seventh (Demi) Brigade, Army of the Potomac, Captain W R Terry commanding (See Terry's Squadron Cavalry).
Company B Wise Troop: CAPT. J S LANGHORNE
The company was accepted in state service at Lynchburg, Virginia, on 13 May, 1861, and was mustered in state service, under the command of Captain R C W Radford, at Camp Davis, the Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, Virginia, by Lieutenant Colonel D A Langhorne, Provisional Army of Virginia, the same day. Captain R C W Radford was appointed colonel, 30th Virginia Cavalry, in May 1861 and First Lieutenant J S Langhorne was appointed captain shortly afterwards. Captain J S Langhorne was appointed major, 30th Virginia Cavalry, on 21 August, 1861, and First Lieutenant C M Blackford was appointed captain on 27 August, 1861.
Assignment: Hale's Squadron Cavalry, Fifth Brigade, Army of the Potomac, Captain G W B Hale commanding (See Hale's Squadron Cavalry).
Company C Botetourt Dragoons: CAPT. A L PITZER
The company was accepted in state service at Fincastle, Botetourt County, Virginia, on 17 May, 1861, and was ordered to Lynchburg, Virginia, on 17 May, 1861. The company arrived at Camp Davis, the Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, Virginia, on 18 May, 1861, and was mustered in state service by Lieutenant Colonel D A Langhorne, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 20 May, 1861. Captain A L Pitzer suffered an accidental gunshot wound on 23 June, 1861, and First Lieutenant C Breckenridge was assigned to command the company at the first battle of Manassas on 21 July, 1861.
Assignment: Radford's Squadron Cavalry, First Brigade, Army of the Potomac, Colonel R C W Radford commanding (See Radford's Squadron Cavalry).
Company D Franklin Rangers: CAPT. G W B HALE
The company was accepted in state service near Halesford, Franklin County, Virginia, on 20 May, 1861, and was mustered in state service at Camp Davis, the Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, Virginia, byLieutenant Colonel D A Langhorne, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 22 May, 1861.
Assignment: Hale's Squadron Cavalry, Fifth Brigade, Army of the Potomac, Capatin G W B Hale commanding (See Hale's Squadron Cavalry).
Company E Amherst Mounted Rangers: CAPT. E WHITEHEAD
The company was accepted in state service at Amherst Courthouse, Amherst County, Virginia, on 12 May, 1861, and was mustered in state service at Camp Davis, the Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, Virginia, by Lieutenant Colonel D A Langhorne, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 29 May, 1861.
Assignment: Fourth Brigade, Army of the Potomac (See the Fourth Brigade, Army of the Potomac).
Company F Bedford Southside Dragoons: CAPT. J WILSON
The company was accepted in state service at Davis Mills, Bedford County, Virginia, on 28 May, 1861, and was mustered in state service at Camp Davis, the Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, Virginia, by Lieutenant Colonel D A Langhorne, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 31 May, 1861.
Assignment: Jenifer's Battalion Cavalry, Second Brigade, Army of the Potomac, Lieutenant Colonel W H Jenifer, Provisional Army of Virginia, commanding (See Jenifer's Battalion Cavalry).
Company G Radford Rangers: CAPT. E W RADFORD
The company was accepted in state service at Forest Depot, Bedford County, Virginia, on 28 May, 1861, and was mustered in state service at Camp Davis, the Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, Virginia, by Lieutenant Colonel D A Langhorne, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 29 May, 1861.
Assignment: Radford's Squadron Cavalry, First Brigade, Army of the Potomac, Colonel R C W Radford commanding (See Radford's Squadron Cavalry).
Company H Appomattox Rangers: CAPT. J W FLOOD
The company was accepted in state service at Appomattox Courthouse, Appomattox County, Virginia, on 24 May, 1861, and was mustered in state service at Camp Davis, the Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, Virginia, by Lieutenant Colonel D A Langhorne, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 3 June, 1861.
Assignment: Third Brigade, Army of the Potomac (See the Third Brigade, Army of the Potomac).
Company I Campbell Rangers: CAPT. J D ALEXANDER
The company was accepted in state service at Campbell County, Virginia, on 8 June, 1861, and was mustered in state service at Camp Davis, the Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, Virginia, by Lieutenant Colonel D A Langhorne, Provisional Army of Virginia, on 14 June, 1861.
Assignment: Terry's Squadron Cavalry, Seventh (Demi) Brigade, Army of the Potomac, Captain W R Terry commanding (See Terry's Squadron Cavalry).
Company K Albemarle Light Horse: CAPT. E DAVIS
The company was accepted in state service at Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Virginia, on 11 May, 1861, and was mustered in state service at Camp Henry, near Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, on 13 may, 1861.
Assignment: Reserve Brigade, Army of the Potomac, Major J Scott commanding (See the Reserve Brigade, Army of the Potomac).
Band: Band Leader G R Lyman
The band was organised with nine musicians at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Virginia, in July 1861.

Sources

"Before that the separate companies had been parcelled out to different infantry brigades for orderly and escort duty and on the eve of the fight the two regiments were so depleted by detachments for similar purposes that neither one had more than 150 men left for action."

Bull Run remembers, by Joseph M Hanson

"A later report stated that only about 500 men of the regiment were engaged in the battle. There were 34 officers and 642 men present in the ten companies."

The Virginia Regimental Histories Series: Second Virginia Cavalry, First Edition, No.990 of 1000, by R J Driver, Jr. & H E Howard

"In support of the 5th Brigade were five companies of cavalry, the battery of Capt. H Gray Latham, and Capt. A L Rogers' Loudoun Artillery, in positions selected by David B. Harris, now assigned to Beauregard's staff, while retaining his commission in the Virginia Corps of Engineers."

"Hunton's regiment was quickly ordered back to Leesburg, however, along with the three companies of cavalry that had accompanied it to Manassas. Departing on July 24, they took two full days to reach Camp Berkeley at Ball's Mill in southern Loudoun County."

Confederate engineer: Training and campaigning with John Morris Wampler, by George G Kundahl

"While there, I organised and armed three regiments to-wit: The 28th Virginia Regiment (Colonel R T Preston) and the 30th Virgnia Regiment (Colonel R C W Radford), as cavalry. This latter regiment was subsequently designated the 2nd Virginia Cavalry."

"The cavalry, consisting of Colonel R C W Radford's regiment of nine companies and several unattached companies, was employed mainly on scouting and picketing with Evans, Bonham, and Ewell, one company being right to watch the lower fords of the Occoquon, and the landings on the Potomac below the mouth of the Occoquon, where it subsequently joined by another."

"It was my duty to watch the right of our line, and the two companies of cavalry on that flank, Eugene Davis' and W W Thornton's companies of Virginia cavalry, were placed under my command, and Captain John Scott was assigned to the immediate command of them."

"Our cavalry consisted of one organised regiment of nine companies, and a number of unattached companies."

Lieutenant General Jubal Anderson Early C.S.A., Autobiographical sketch and narratve of the War Between the States, with notes by Jubal Anderson Early

Supplement to the Official Records: Part II, Record of Events, Volume 69, Serial No.81: Record of events for the Second Virginia Cavalry, May 1861-August 1864, edited by James B Hewett

Letters from Lee's Army, by Susan Leigh Blackford

Reminiscences of a Confederate soldier of Co. C, 2nd Va. Cavalry, by R H Peck

A guide to Virginia military organisations 1861-1865, Revised Second Edition by I A Wallace, Jr.

Notes

The 30th Virginia Cavalry was organised at Camp Davis, the Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, Virginia, on 25 May, 1861, and Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, and I, were mustered in state service by Lieutenant Colonel D A Langhorne, Provisional Army of Virginia, between 13 May and 14 June, 1861. Company K was accepted in state service at Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Virginia, on 11 May, 1861.

Note: Captain R C W Radford, Radford Rangers, was appointed colonel, 30th Virginia Cavalry, on 8 May, 1861, and was ordered to Lynchburg, Virginia, on 9 May, 1861. Colonel R C W Radford, 30th Virginia Cavalry, was ordered to take charge of the companies of cavalry mustered and to be mustered in state service at Camp Davis, the Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, Virginia, on 17 May, 1861.

Camp Davis, the Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, Virginia, 17 May, 1861: Lieutenant Colonel J A Early, Provisional Army of Virginia, was appointed colonel, 24th Virginia Infantry, on 2 May, 1861, and was ordered to the Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, Virginia, on 6 May, 1861. Colonel J A Early, 24th Virginia Infantry, was assigned to command Camp Davis, the Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, Virginia, on 17 May, 1861 (See the 24th Virginia Infantry).

Note: Lieutenant Colonel D A Langhorne, Confederate States Army, was assigned to command Camp Davis, the Fairgrounds, on Fifth Street, two miles west of Lynchburg, Virginia, on 19 June, 1861.

Charlottesville, Albemarle County, to Manassas Junction, Virginia, Company K, 11 May, 1861: The Albemarle Light Horse was ordered to Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 11 May, 1861, and arrived at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, in the evening the same day.

Lynchburg to Milford Mills, on Broad Run, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, Companies A & B, 3-10 June, 1861: The 30th Virginia Cavalry, Companies A and B, were ordered to Manassas Junction, Virginia, under the command of Captain W R Terry, 30th Virginia Cavalry, Company A, on 3 June, 1861, and arrived at Milford Mills, on Broad Run, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 10 June, 1861.

General Orders No.25, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Virginia, 8 June, 1861: The 30th Virginia Cavalry was assigned to the Confederate States by General Orders No.25, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Virginia, on 8 June, 1861, and was accepted in Confederate service on 1 July, 1861.

Headquarters, Department of Alexandria, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, Company K, 9 June, 1861: The Powhatan Troop and the Albemarle Light Horse, under the command of Captain J F Lay, Powhatan Troop, were assigned to Headquarters, Department of Alexandria, at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, by Special Orders No.14, Headquarters, Department of Alexandria, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 9 June, 1861.

Manassas Junction to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, Companies A & B, 11 June, 1861: The 30th Virginia Cavalry, Companies A and B, were ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.22, Headquarters, Department of Alexandria, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 11 June, 1861.

Special Orders No.192, Paragraph IV, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Virginia, 14 June, 1861: The 30th Virginia Cavalry, Companies C, D, E, F, G, H, and I, under the command of Colonel R C W Radford, were ordered to Manassas Junction, Virginia, by Special Orders No.192, Paragraph IV, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Virginia, on 14 June, 1861.

Manassas Junction to Payne's Store, near Occoquan, Prince William County, Virginia, Company K, 15-16 June, 1861: The Albermarle Light Horse was ordered to Payne's Store, near Occoquan, Prince William County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.37, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Department of Alexandria, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 15 June, 1861, and arrived via Bacon Race and Bethel Churches, Prince William County, Virginia, on 16 June, 1861.

Lynchburg to Milford Mills, on Broad Run, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, Companies C & D, 17-21 June, 1861: The 30th Virginia Cavalry, Companies C and D, were ordered to Manassas Junction, Virginia, in the morning on 17 June, 1861, and arrived at Milford Mills, on Broad Run, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, in the evening the same day.

Lynchburg to Millford Mills, on Broad Run, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, Companies E, F, G, H, & I, 23-25 June, 1861: The 30th Virginia Cavalry, Companies E, F, G, H, and I, under the command of Colonel R C W Radford, were ordered to Manassas Junction, Virginia, at 7.30 AM on 23 June, 1861, and arrived at Milford Mills, on Broad Run, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, at 6 PM on 25 June, 1861.

Centreville to Frying Pan Church, on the Old Ox Road, Fairfax County, Virginia, Companies A & B, 16 June, 1861: The 30th Virginia Cavalry, Company A, and a detachment of the 30th Virginia Cavalry, Company B, were ordered to Frying Pan Church, on the Old Ox Road, Fairfax County, Virginia, under the command of Captain W R Terry, 30th Virginia Cavalry, Company A, in the morning on 16 June, 1861, and were accompanied by a section of the Alexandria Artillery (See the Alexandria Artillery).

Note: The 1st South Carolina Infantry, the Chesterfield Light Dragoons, Company B, and a detachment of the Hanover Light Dragoons, under the command of Colonel M Gregg, 1st South Carolina Infantry, arrived at Frying Pan Church, on the Old Ox Road, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the afternoon on 16 June, 1861.

Frying Pan Church, on the Old Ox Road, to Dranesville, Fairfax County, Virginia, Companies A & B, 16 June, 1861: The 30th Virginia Cavalry, Company A, and a detachment of the 30th Virginia Cavalry, Company B, arrived at Dranesville, Fairfax County, Virginia, under the command of Colonel M Gregg, 1st South Carolina Infantry, in the evening on 16 June, 1861.

Skirmish on the Hampshire, Loudoun & Alexandria Railroad, near Vienna, Fairfax County, Virginia, Companies A & B, 17 June, 1861: The 30th Virginia Cavalry, Company A, and a detachment of the 30th Virginia Cavalry, Company B, were ordered to Hunter's Mills, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 17 June, 1861, and arrived at Vienna via Hunter's Mills, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 4 PM the same day. Company A and a detachment of Company B, were engaged in a skirmish on the Hampshire, Loudoun & Alexandria Railroad, near Vienna, Fairfax County, Virginia, between 6 and 8 PM on 17 June, 1861 (See the Vienna Expedition).

Note: Ayer Hill, Fairfax County, Virginia, was renamed Vienna by Dr W Hendrick in 1855 and Colonel M Gregg, 1st South Carolina Infantry, was ordered on a reconnaissance to Seneca Creek, on the Potomac River, in the morning on 17 June, 1861.

Vienna to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, Companies A & B, 17-18 June, 1861: The 30th Virginia Cavalry, Company A, and a detachment of the 30th Virginia Cavalry, Company B, were ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the evening on 17 June, 1861, and arrived via Flint Hill, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning on 18 June, 1861.

Note: Ayer Hill, Fairfax County, Virginia, was renamed Vienna by Dr W Hendrick in 1855.

Milford Mills, on Broad Run, near Manassas Junction, to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, Companies C & D, 24 June, 1861: The 30th Virginia Cavalry, Companies C and D, were ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel T T Munford, by Special Orders No.62, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 23 June, 1861, and proceeded on 24 June, 1861.

Note: The Albermarle Light Horse was assigned to the 30th Virginia Cavalry by Special Orders No.68, Paragraph II, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 26 June, 1861.

Centreville to Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, Companies C & D, 29 June, 1861: The 30th Virginia Cavalry, Companies C and D, arrived at Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the evening on 29 June, 1861.

Milford Mills, on Broad Run, near Manassas Junction, to Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, Companies E, F, G, H, & I, 30 June, 1861: The 30th Virginia Cavalry, Companies E, F, G, H, and I, were ordered to Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, under the command of Colonel R C W Radford, by Special Orders No.74, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 30 June, 1861, and proceeded at 6 AM the same day. Companies E, F, G, H, and I arrived at Camp Radford, near Fairfax Courthouse via Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 5 PM the on 30 June, 1861.

Distribution, 30th Virginia Cavalry, 30 June, 1861: The 30th Virginia Cavalry, Company A, was stationed at Frying Pan Church, on the Old Ox Road, Fairfax County, Virginia; Company B at Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia; Companies C, D, E, F, G, H, and I, at Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia; and Company K at Payne's Store, near Occoquan, Prince William County, Virginia, on 30 June, 1861.

Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, to Centreville, Virginia, Company I, 1 July, 1861: The 30th Virginia Cavalry, Company I, was ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning on 1 July, 1861.

Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, to Leesburg, Loudoun County, Virginia, Company D, 1-2 July, 1861: The 30th Virginia Cavalry, Company D, was ordered to Leesburg, Loudoun County, Virginia, on 1 July, 1861, and arrived on 2 July, 1861.

Centreville to Frying Pan Church, on the Old Ox Road, Fairfax County, Virginia, 2 July, 1861: The 30th Virginia Cavalry, Company I, was ordered to Frying Pan Church, on the Old Ox Road, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning on 2 July 1861.

Distribution, 30th Virginia Cavalry, 17 July, 1861: The 30th Virginia Cavalry, Companies A and I, were stationed at Frying Pan Church, on the Old Ox Road, Fairfax County, Virginia; Company B near Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia; Company D at Leesburg, Loudoun County, Virginia; Companies C, E, G, and H at Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia; Company F at Fairfax Station and Farr's Crossroads, Fairfax County, Virginia; and Company K at Davis' House, near Occoquan, Prince Wiliam County, Virginia, on 17 July, 1861.

Withdrawal to Mitchell's & Lewis' Fords, on the Bull Run River, 17-18 July, 1861: The 30th Virginia Cavalry, Company H, under the command of Captain W C Wickham, Hanover Light Dragoons, was ordered to withdraw to Mitchell's Ford, on the Bull Run River, via Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, under the command of Colonel J B Kershaw, 2nd South Carolina Infantry, at 8.30 AM on 17 July, 1861, and was accompanied by the 2nd South Carolina Infantry, the Hanover Light Dragoons, and the Alexandria Artillery. Company H arrived at Mitchell's Ford, on the Bull Run River, in the morning on 18 July, 1861. The 30th Virginia Cavalry, Companies C and G, were ordered to withdrew to Mitchell's Ford, on the Bull Run River, via Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel T T Munford, at 8.30 AM on 17 July, 1861, and were accompanied by the 7th South Carolina Infantry and the Richmond Howitzer Battalion Artillery, 1st Company. Companies C and G arrived at Mitchell's Ford, on the Bull Run River, in the morning on 18 July, 1861. The Chesterfield Light Dragoons, Company B, the Black Horse Troop, and the Fairfax Cavalry were ordered to withdraw to Mitchell's Ford, on the Bull Run River, via Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, under the command of Colonel R C W Radford, in the morning on 18 July, 1861, and were accompanied by the 3rd South Carolina Infantry and the 18th Virginia Infantry. Colonel R C W Radford arrived at Mitchell's Ford, on the Bull Run River, in the morning on 18 July, 1861, and was assigned to command the cavalry of the Army of the Potomac shortly afterwards. The 30th Virginia Cavalry, Company B, was ordered to withdraw to Lewis' Ford, on the Bull Run River, under the command of Colonel P St G Cocke, in the morning on 17 July, 1861, and arrived the same day.

Occoquan, Prince William County, to Manassas Junction, Virginia, Company K, 18 July, 1861: The 30th Virginia Cavalry, Company K, under the command of Captain J Scott, cavalry, Confederate States Army, was ordered to Manassas Junction, Virginia, at 8 PM on 18 July, 1861, and arrived at Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, in the evening the same day (See the Reserve Brigade, Army of the Potomac).

Manassas Junction, Virginia, to Dumfries, Prince William County, Virginia, Company K, 19-20 July, 1861: The 30th Virginia Cavalry, Company K, under the command of Captain J Scott, cavalry, Confederate States Army, was ordered to Dumfries via Brentsville, Prince William County, Virginia, on 19 July, 1861, and was assigned to Brigadier General T H Holmes in the evening the same day (See the Reserve Brigade, Army of the Potomac). The company arrived at Camp Wigfall, on McLean's Farm, near the intersection of Union Mills and Hooe's Hill Roads, in the morning on 20 July, 1861.

Distribution of 30th Virginia Cavvalry, 21 July, 1861: The 30th Virginia Cavalry, Companies A and I, under the command of Captain W R Terry, 30th Virginia Cavalry, Company A, were stationed near the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River; Companies B and D, under the command of Captain G W B Hale, 30th Virginia Cavalry, Company D, near the Lewis House, Portici; Companies C and G, under the command of Colonel R C W Radford, 30th Virginia Cavalry, in the rear between Island and Mitchell's Fords, on the Bull Run River; Company E at Blackburn's Ford, on the Bull Run River; Company F, under Lieutenant Colonel W H Jenifer, Provisional Army of Virginia, at Union Mills Ford, on the Bull Run River; Company H, at McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River; and Company K, under the command of Captain J Scott, cavalry, Confederate States Army, at Camp Wigfall, between Manassas Junction and Union Mills Ford, on the Bull Run River, on 21 July, 1861.

Note: The 30th Virginia Cavalry, Company D, was ordered to Leesburg, Loudoun County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.154 1/2, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, near Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 23 July, 1861, and arrived at Camp Berkeley, on Goose Creek, near Ball's Mill, Loudoun County, Virginia, in the evening on 25 July, 1861.

Reorganised near Liberty Mills, Orange County, Virginia, on 10 April, 1862: The 2nd Virginia Cavalry was reorganised near Liberty Mills, Orange County, Virginia, on 10 April, 1862.

Disbanded at Lynchburg, Virginia, 11 April, 1865: The 2nd Virginia Cavalry was disbanded at Lynchburg, Virginia, on 11 April, 1865.

The 30th Virginia Cavalry, Companies A, C, G, and H, and the Hanover Light Dragoons and the Fairfax Cavalry or Washington Home Guards were assigned to the First Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Colonel R C W Radford, 30th Virginia Cavalry, by Special Orders No.169, Paragraph III, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, on 25 July, 1861, and were stationed at Camp Vienna, near Vienna, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 1 August, 1861.

The 30th Virginia Cavalry, Companies B, E, F, and I, were assigned to the Fourth Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel T T Munford, 30th Virginia Cavalry, by Special Orders No.169, Paragraph III, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, on 25 July, 1861, and were stationed at Camp Blackford, near Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 28 July, 1861.

Reports

OFFICIAL REPORT NO.72: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), Chapter IX, pp457-458
Colonel R C W Radford, Thirtieth Virginia Cavalry, of operations of Cavalry Brigade, 17 to 20 July, 1861, dated Camp Gregg, near Vienna, Fairfax County, Virginia, 27 July, 1861

OFFICIAL REPORT NO.92: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), Chapter IX, pp532-533
Colonel R C W Radford, Thirtieth Virginia Cavalry, dated Camp Vienna, near Vienna, Fairfax County, Virginia, 1 August, 1861

OFFICIAL REPORT NO.106: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), Chapter IX, pp552-553
Captain J S Langhorne, Thirtieth Virginia Cavalry, dated near Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 25 July, 1861

OFFICIAL REPORT NO.112: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), Chapter IX, p562
Captain W R Terry, Thirtieth Virginia Cavalry, dated 23 July, 1861

OFFICIAL REPORT NO.114: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), Chapter IX, pp564–565
Captain J D Alexander, Thirtieth Virginia Cavalry, dated near the Stone Bridge, on the Bull River, July 1861

OFFICIAL REPORT NO.124: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), Chapter IX, p573
Captain E Whitehead, Thirtieth Virginia Cavalry, of pursuit, 22 July, 1861, dated near Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 28 July, 1861

Orders of Battle

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