Reserves, Army of the Potomac
Colonel R M Cary, commanding the 30th Virginia Infantry
Thirtieth Virginia Infantry
COLONEL R M CARY
LIEUTENANT COLONEL A T HARRISON
MAJOR W S BARTON
- Company A Washington Guards: CAPT. J W Sener
Captain J W Sener resigned in 1861 and was replaced by Captain H Peyton.
- Company B Fredericksburg Rifle Greys: CAPT. R S Chew
Assigned to the 2nd Virginia Battalion Infantry.
- Company C Gordon Rifles: CAPT. R H Alexander
- Company D Mount Pleasant Rifles: CAPT. V M Johnston
Captain S B Goodloe resigned in May 1861.
- Company E Caroline Greys: CAPT. R O Peatross
- Company F Bowling Green Guards: CAPT. W D Quesenberry
- Company G Chilesburg Light Infantry: CAPT. T B Coghill
- Company H Sparta Greys: CAPT. J M Gouldin
- Company I (1st) Stafford Guards: CAPT. J D Bruce
Transferred to the 47th Virginia Infantry, Company I (3rd), in September 1861.
- Company I (2nd) Braxton's Company: CAPT. E M Braxton
Assigned to replace Company I (1st) in september 1861.
- Company K King George Greys: CAPT. B T Tayloe
Replaced Captain C J Green's company prior to its acceptance onto Confederate States service.
- Unlettered Rough and Readys: CAPT. C J Green
Assigned to the 47th Virginia Infantry, Company A, prior to its acceptance onto Confederate States service.
"The regiment was stationed at Aquia Creek, on the Potomac, until February 1862. When the first battle of Manassas was fought, it made a forced march to that place on Sunday, but arrived too late to take part in the action."
The University memorial: biographical sketches of alumni of the University of Virginia who fell in the Confederate War, five Volumes in one, by Rev John Lipscomb Johnson, B A
In 1860 the Washington Guards, the Fredericksburg Rifle Greys, and the Fredericksburg Artillery formed the 2nd Virginia Battalion Volunteers, under Major W S Barton. The 30th Virginia Infantry was accepted into the service of the Confederate States on 1 July, 1861. The 30th Virginia Infantry marched to Manassas Junction arriving on 21 July, 1861, too late to participate in the first battle of Bull Run.
Orders of Battle
The above painting, 'The Fourth Alabama', is by Don Troiani, modern America's finest historial artist.