The Fourth Alabama Painting by Don Troiani

Third Brigade, Army of the Potomac

Captain W H Luse, 18th Mississippi Infantry, Company B

Captain W H Luse, 18th Mississippi Infantry, Company B

Eighteenth Mississippi Infantry

Mustered in Confederate service for one year 7 June, 1861. Arrived at Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 18 June, 1861. Stationed at McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, 21 July, 1861

COLONEL E R BURT
Captain E R Burt, 18th Mississippi Infantry, Company K, was appointed colonel, 18th Mississippi Infantry, on 7 June, 1861.

LIEUTENANT COLONEL T M GRIFFIN
T M Griffin was appointed lieutenant colonel, 18th Mississippi Infantry, on 7 June, 1861.

MAJOR J W BALFOUR
Captain J W Balfour, 18th Mississippi Infantry, Company I, was appointed major, 18th Mississippi Infantry, at Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, on 7 June, 1861, dated 3 June, 1861.

Company A Confederate Rifles: CAPT. J M JAYNE
The company was mustered in state service at Brandon, Rankin County, Mississippi, on 12 April, 1861, and was ordered to Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, on 22 May, 1861. The company arrived at Camp Clark, south of the Charleston & Memphis Railroad, Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, on 24 May, 1861, and was mustered in Confederate service by Captain W S Walker, infantry, Confederate States Army, on 7 June, 1861, dated 24 May, 1861.
Company B Benton Rifles: CAPT. W H LUSE
The company was mustered in state service for one year at Benton, Yazoo County, Mississippi, by Second Lieutenant F Bostick, Hamer Rifles, on 27 April, 1861, and was ordered to Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, on 25 May, 1861. The company arrived at Camp Clark, south of the Charleston & Memphis Railroad, Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, and was mustered in Confederate service for one year by Captain W S Walker, infantry, Confederate States Army, on 7 June, 1861, dated 29 May, 1861.
Company C Confederates: CAPT. O R SINGLETON
The company was accepted in state service at Canton, Madison County, Mississippi, on 17 April, 1861, and was mustered in state service for one year on 22 April, 1861. The company (105) arrived at Camp Clark, south of the Charleston & Memphis Railroad, Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, on 28 May, 1861, and was mustered in Confederate service for one year by Captain W S Walker, infantry, Confederate States Army, on 7 June, 1861, dated 28 May, 1861.
Company D Hamer Rifles: CAPT. C F HAMER
The company was mustered in state service for one year at Yazoo City, Yazoo County, Mississippi, on 19 April, 1861, and arrived at Camp Clark, south of the Charleston & Memphis Railroad, Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, on 24 May, 1861. The company (86) was stationed at Camp Clark, south of the Charleston & Memphis Railroad, Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi,on 29 May, 1861, and was mustered in Confederate service for one year at by Captain W S Walker, infantry, Confederate States Army, on 7 June, 1861, dated 24 May, 1861.
Company E Mississippi College Rifles: CAPT. J W WELBORN
The company was mustered in state service for one year at Clinton, Hinds County, Mississippi, in the evening on 20 April, 1861, and was ordered to Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, in the evening on 27 May, 1861. The company (106) arrived at Camp Clark, south of the Charleston & Memphis Railroad, Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, on 29 May, 1861, and was mustered in Confederate service for one year by Captain W S Walker, infantry, Confederate States Army, on 7 June, 1861, dated 29 May, 1861.
Company F McClung Rifles: CAPT. G B GERALD
The company was mustered in state service for one year at Deasonville, Yazoo County, Mississippi, on 17 April, 1861, and was ordered to Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, on 29 May, 1861. The company arrived at Camp Clark, south of the Charleston & Memphis Railroad, Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, on 30 May, 1861, and was mustered in Confederate service for one year by Captain W S Walker, infantry, Confederate States Army, on 7 June, 1861, dated 30 May, 1861.
Company G Camden Rifles: CAPT. A MCWILLIE
The company was accepted in state service at Camden, Madison County, Mississippi, on 23 April, 1861, and was mustered in state service for one year by Captain O R Singleton, Confederates, Mississippi Volunteers, on 27 April, 1861. The company was ordered to Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, on 3 June, 1861, and arrived at Camp Clark, south of the Charleston & Memphis Railroad, Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, on 4 June, 1861. The company was mustered in Confederate service for one year at Camp Clark, south of the Charleston & Memphis Railroad, Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, by Captain W S Walker, infantry, Confederate States Army, on 7 June, 1861, dated 4 June, 1861.
Company H Brown Rebels: CAPT. A G BROWN
The company was accepted in state service at Terry's Depot, Hinds County, Mississippi, on 24 April, 1861, and was mustered in state service for one year on 29 April, 1861. The company arrived at Camp Clark, south of the Charleston & Memphis Railroad, Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, on 4 June, 1861, and was mustered in Confederate service for one year by Captain W S Walker, infantry, Confederate States Army, on 8 June, 1861, dated 7 June, 1861.
Company I Beauregard Rifles: CAPT. W G Kearney
The company was mustered in state service for one year at Vernon, Madison County, Mississippi, under the command of Captain J W Balfour, on 18 April, 1861, and was ordered to Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, on 18 May, 1861. The company arrived at Camp Clark, south of the Charleston & Memphis Railroad, Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, on 19 May, 1861, and was mustered in Confederate service for one year by Captain W S Walker, infantry, Confederate States Army, on 7 June, 1861, dated 19 May, 1861. Captain J W Balfour, 18th Mississippi Infantry, Company I, was appointed major, 18th Mississippi Infantry, on 7 June, 1861, dated 3 June, 1861, and First Lieutenant W G Kearney, 18th Mississippi Infantry, Company I, was appointed captain, 18th Mississippi Infantry, Company I, on 4 June, 1861.
Company K Burt Rifles: CAPT. E D FONTAINE
The company was mustered in state service for one year at Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, under the command of Captain E R Burt, on 22 April, 1861, and (90) arrived at Camp Clark, south of the Charleston & Memphis Railroad, Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, on 24 May, 1861. The company was mustered in Confederate service for one year at Camp Clark, south of the Charleston & Memphis Railroad, Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, by Captain W S Walker, infantry, Confederate States Army, on 7 June, 1861, dated 24 May, 1861, and Captain E R Burt, 18th Mississippi Infantry, Company K, was appointed colonel, 18th Mississippi Infantry, on 7 June, 1861. E D Fontaine was appointed captain, 18th Mississippi Infantry, Company K, on 7 June, 1861, dated 24 May, 1861, and arrived at Camp Clark, south of the Charleston & Memphis Railroad, Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, on 8 June, 1861.

Sources

"The following companies are assigned to duty, under the requisition just received from Montgomery for five regiments, to rendezvous at Corinth: Confederate Rifles, J. M. Jayne. Beauregard Rifles, J. W. Balfour. Benton Rifles, W. H. Luse. Confederates, O. R. Singleton. Hamer Rifles, C. F. Hamer. Mississippi Colege Rifles, J. W. Welborn. Burt Rifles, E. R. Burt."

The Oxford Intelligencer (Oxford, Lafayette County, Mississippi), 29 May, 1861 - Companies embraced in the call for five regiments

"When we arrived here there were about 6000 troops, I suppose, here - five regiments of Mississippi volunteers, and one of Alabama volunteers, under Col. Seibels. The latter with two Mississippi regiments Col. Burt's and Col. Featherston's have left for Virginia."

The Eastern Clarion (Paulding, Jasper County, Mississippi), 28 June, 1861 - Companies embraced in the call for five regiments

Books/ Manuscripts

"Both the Burt Rifles (CoK, 18th Mississippi) and the Smith-Quitman Rifles of the 3rd Regt, Alcorn's Brigade, wore grey woolen shirts trimmed with green braid, after the changed regulations of 14 March, 1861."

The Confederate Army 1861-65 No.1: South Carolina & Mississippi, text by R Field & illustrated by R Hook

1861 to 1865 by an Old Johnnie: Personal recollections and experiences in the Confederate Army, by Captain James Dinkin

Roster and sketches of the several military companies which were in regular service of the Confererate States during the Civil War from Yazoo County, Mississippi, collected from the muster rolls and authentic sources of reliable men and published by order of Yazoo Camp, 176, of Confederate veterans, Yazoo city, Mississippi

Military history of Mississippi, 1803-1898, taken from the official and statistical register of the State of Mississippi, 1908, by Dunbar Rowland

Notes

The 18th Mississippi Infantry was accepted in Confederate service on 3 June, 1861, and was stationed at Camp Clark, south of the Charleston & Memphis Railroad, Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, on 8 June, 1861.

Note: The Beauregard Rifles was stationed at Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, on 24 April and 20 May, 1861; the Mississippi College Rifles on 27 April, 1861; the Confederate Rifles on 29 April, 1861; the Burt Rifles on 30 April and 1, 3, (85) 13 and (90) on 24 May, 1861; the McClung Rifles on 11 May, 1861; the Camden Rifles on 14 and 31 May, and 1 June, 1861; the Hamer Rifles (102) on 21 May, 1861; and the Confederates (105) on 22 May, 1861.

Mustered in one year, Camp Clark, south of the Charleston & Memphis Railroad, Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, 7 June, 1861, dated 19, 24, 28, 29, & 30 May, 1861 & 4 & 8 June, 1861: The 18th Mississippi Infantry, Company I, was mustered in Confederate service for one year at Camp Clark, south of the Charleston & Memphis Railroad, Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, by Captain W S Walker, infantry, Confederate States Army, on 7 June, 1861, dated 19 May, 1861; Companies A, D, and K on 7 June, 1861, dated 24 May, 1861; Company C on 7 June, 1861, dated 28 May, 1861; Companies B and E on 7 June, 1861, dated 29 May, 1861; Company F on 7 June, 1861, dated 30 May, 1861; Company G on 7 June, 1861, dated 4 June, 1861; and Company H on 8 June, 1861, dated 7 June, 1861.

Note: The Hamer Rifles was ordered to Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, by Special Orders No.54, Paragraph II, Adjutant & Inspectors General's Office, Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, on 20 May, 1861.

General Orders, Headquarters, Army of Mississippi, Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, 21 May, 1861: The 18th Mississippi Infantry, Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, I, and K, were assigned to Major General C Clark, Army of Mississippi, at Camp Clark, south of the Charleston & Memphis Railroad, Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, by General Orders, Headquarters, Army of the Mississippi, Jackson, Hinds County, Mississippi, on 21 May, 1861.

South of the Charleston & Memphis Railroad, Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, to Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, Companies A, C, D, F, & I, 10-12 June, 1861: The 18th Mississippi Infantry, Companies A, C, D, F, and I, were ordered to proceed by the Memphis & Charleston Railroad to Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, at 10.30 AM on 10 June, 1861, and arrived by the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad at Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, via Chattanooga, Hamilton County, and Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, on 12 June, 1861.

South of the Charleston & Memphis Railroad, Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, to Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, Companies B, E, G, H, & K, 11-14 June, 1861: The 18th Mississippi Infantry, Companies B, E, G, H, and K, were ordered to proceed by the Memphis & Charleston Railroad to Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, in the morning on 11 June, 1861, and arrived by the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad at Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, via Chattanooga, Hamilton County, and Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, on 14 June, 1861.

Lynchburg to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 17-18 June, 1861: The 18th Mississippi Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 17 June, 1861, and arrived at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, in the evening on 18 June, 1861.

Manassas Junction, Prince William County, to the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, one & a half miles southwest of McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, 18 June, 1861: The 18th Mississippi Infantry arrived at Camp Walker, on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, one and a half miles southwest of McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, on 18 June, 1861.

Note: The 18th Mississippi Infantry was assigned to the Third Brigade, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Brigadier General D R Jones, by General Orders No.20, Paragraph III, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 20 June, 1861.

Orange & Alexandria Railroad, one & a half miles southwest of McLean's Ford, to McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, 17 July, 1861: The 18th Mississippi Infantry was ordered to McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, on 17 July, 1861.

After the first battle of Manassas the 18th Mississippi Infantry was stationed at McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, in the evening on 21 July, 1861.

Note: The 18th Mississippi Infantry, under the command of Colonel E R Burt, was stationed at McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, on 22 July, 1861,

McLean's Ford to one & a half miles southeast of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 23 July, 1861: The 18th Mississippi Infantry was ordered one and a half miles southeast of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.146, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 23 July, 1861, dated 22 July, 1861, and arrived at Camp Pettus, one and a half miles southeast of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, the same day.

Note: The 18th Mississippi Infantry was assigned to the Seventh Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Colonel N G Evans, cavalry, Confederate States Army, by Special Orders No.169, Paragraph I, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 25 July, 1861.

Organisation of Seventh Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, 25 July, 1861: 1st Mississippi Battalion Infantry, 13th Mississippi Infantry, 17th Mississippi Infantry, 18th Mississippi Infantry

One & a half miles southeast of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, to the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, 3 August, 1861: The 18th Mississippi Infantry was ordered to the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, on 3 August, 1861.

Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, to Carter's Mill, on Goose Creek, four miles north of Aldie, Loudoun County, Virginia, 9-11 August, 1861: The 18th Mississippi Infantry was ordered to Leesburg, Loudoun County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.212, Paragraph I, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 9 August, 1861, dated 8 August, 1861, and arrived at Carter's Mill, on Goose Creek, four miles north of Aldie, Loudoun County, Virginia, on 11 August, 1861.

Reorganised at Yorktown, York County, Virginia, 26 April, 1862: The 18th Mississippi Infantry was reorganised for two years at Yorktown, York County, Virginia, on 26 April, 1862.

Surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse, Appomattox County, Virginia, 9 April, 1865: The 18th Mississippi Infantry, under the command of Captain G R Cherry, 17th Mississippi Infantry, Company C, surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse, Appomattox County, Virginia, on 9 April, 1865.

Brigadier General D R Jones, Confederate States Army, Third Brigade, Army of the Potomac: Brevet Captain & Assistant Adjutant General D R Jones, United States Army, resigned on 15 February, 1861, and was appointed captain and assistant adjutant general, Confederate States Army, on 6 March, 1861. Captain & Assistant Adjutant General D R Jones, Confederate States Army, was assigned to Brigadier General P G T Beauregard, Confederate States Army, at Charleston Harbour between 11 and 31 March, 1861, and was appointed major and assistant adjutant and inspector general, Confederate States Army, on 29 March, 1861, dated 16 March, 1861. Major & Assistant Adjutant General D R Jones, Confederate States Army, was ordered to Manassas Junction, Virginia, on 28 May, 1861, and arrived by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 3 June, 1861. He was appointed brigadier general, Confederate States Army, on 17 June, 1861, and was assigned to command the Third Brigade, Army of the Potomac, on 20 June, 1861.

Note: Captain & Assistant Adjutant General D R Jones, Confederate States Army, was appointed major and assistant adjutant and inspector general, Confederate States Army, between 29 March and 30 April, 1861.

Brigadier General C Clark, Confederate States Army, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 4 September, 1861: C Clark was appointed brigadier general, Mississippi Militia, on 23 January, 1861, and major general on 15 April, 1861. Major General C Clark, Army of Mississippi, was appointed brigadier general, Confederate States Army, on 22 May, 1861, and was assigned to command Camp Clark, south of the Charleston & Memphis Railroad, Corinth, Alcorn County, Mississippi, between 28 May and 21 June, 1861. Brigadier General C Clark, Confederate States Army, was assigned to command Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.143, Adjutant & Inspector General's Office, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, on 4 September, 1861, and was stationed at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, between 4 September and 14 October, 1861 (See the Garrison at Camp Pickens).

The 18th Mississippi Infantry was assigned to the Seventh Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Colonel N G Evans, by Special Orders No.169, Headquarters, First Corps, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 25 July, 1861.

Reports

OFFICIAL REPORT NO.98: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), Chapter IX, p541
Colonel E R Burt, Eighteenth Mississippi Infantry, dated McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, 22 July, 1861

OFFICIAL REPORT NO.96: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), Chapter IX, pp537-539
Brigadier General D R Jones, Third Brigade, Army of the Potomac, dated McLean’s Ford, on the Bull Run River, 23 July, 1861