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Army of The Potomac

The complete Orders of Battle for troops of the Army of the Potomac commanded by Brigadier General P G T Beauregard, Confederate States Army.

Brigadier General P G T Beauregard was assigned to command the Armies of the Potomac and Shenandoah in the field on 21 July, 1861

Brigadier General P G T Beauregard, Confederate States Army, commanding the Armies of the Potomac and Shenandoah during the first battle of Manassas on 21 July, 1861

Brevet Major & Captain P G T Beauregard, United States Corps Engineers, resigned at New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, on 9 February, 1861, dated 20 February, 1861, and was ordered to Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama, on 22 February, 1861. Major P G T Beauregard, Confederate States Army, arrived at Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama, on 26 February, 1861, and was appointed brigadier general, Confederate States Army, on 1 March, 1861. Brigadier General P G T Beauregard, Confederate States Army, was ordered to proceed by the Montgomery & West Point Railroad to Charleston, Charleston District, South Carolina, the same day and arrived on 1 March, 1861. He was assigned to command the troops at and in the vicinity of Charleston Harbour between 3 March and 28 May, 1861.

Brigadier General P G T Beauregard, Confederate States Army, was ordered to proceed by the Northeastern Railroad to Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, on 29 May, 1861, and was accompanied by Major & Assistant Adjutant General D R Jones, Confederate States Army, and Colonels & Volunteer Aides J A Chisholm, T S Haymond, W P Miles, A G Rice, and J L Manning. He arrived by the Richmond & Petersburg Railroad at Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, at 1 PM on 31 May, 1861, and was assigned to command the Department of Alexandria by Major General R E Lee, Provisional Army of Virginia, at the Spotswood Hotel, on the southeast corner of Eighth and Main Streets, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, between 4 and 19 June, 1861.

Brigadier General P G T Beauregard, Confederate States Army, was ordered to proceed by the Virginia Central Railroad to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, in the morning on 1 June, 1861, and arrived by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, via Gordonsville, Orange County, and Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, at 2 PM the same day. He was stationed at R Weir's Plantation/ Liberia, three quarters of a mile north of Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on the 3 June, 1861, and organised the Army of the Potomac by General Orders No.20, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 20 June, 1861.

Brigadier General P G T Beauregard, Confederate States Army, was assigned to command the Armies of the Potomac and Shenandoah during the first battle of Manassas on 21 July, 1861.

Department of Alexandria, 14 April-19 June, 1861

Colonel P St G Cocke, infantry, Provisional Army of Virginia, was assigned to command the Department of Alexandria, at Alexandria, Alexandria County, Virginia, on 14 April, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad to Culpeper Courthouse, Culpeper County, Virginia, at 7 AM on 28 April, 1861 (See the Garrison at Alexandria).

Major General M L Bonham, South Carolina Militia, was appointed a brigadier general, Confederate States Army, on 23 April, 1861, and arrived by the Richmond & Petersburg Railroad at Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, at 6 PM on 24 April, 1861. Brigadier General M L Bonham, Confederate States Army, was assigned to command the Department of Alexandria and set up headquarters at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.95, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, on 21 May, 1861, and arrived by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 23 May, 1861.

Brigadier General P G T Beauregard, Confederate States Army, was assigned to command the Department of Alexandria between 4 and 19 June, 1861, and Brigadier General M L Bonham, Confederate States Army, was assigned to command the troops stationed at Fairfax County, Virginia, including the 2nd South Carolina Infantry stationed at Camp Beauregard, Mitchell's Ford, on the Bull Run River, by Special Orders No. 1, Paragraph I, Headquarters, Department of Alexandria, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 4 June, 1861 (See the 2nd South Carolina Infantry).

Troop Arrivals at Camp Pickens, 21 July-3 August, 1861

49th Virginia Infantry, Companies A, D, F, G (1st), & I: Col. W Smith
Arrived at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, Company D, 10 AM, 21 July, 1861; Company F, AM 21 July, 1861; Company A, PM 21 July, 1861; Companies G (1st) & I, 1 August, 1861
Boykin (Mounted) Rangers: Capt. A H Boykin
Arrived at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, PM 21 July, 1861
6th South Carolina Infantry: Col. C S Winder
Arrived at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 2 PM 21 July, 1861
9th Louisiana Infantry: Col. R Taylor
Arrived at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, PM 21 July, 1861
13th North Carolina Infantry/ 23rd North Carolina State Troops, Companies A, B, E, G, G, I, & K: Col. J F Hoke
Arrived at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, PM 21 July, 1861
30th Virginia Infantry: Col. R M Cary
Arrived at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 8.30/ 10 PM 21 July, 1861
Westmoreland Cavalry/ or Lee's Light Horse: Capt. R L T Beale
Arrived at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 8.30/ 10 PM 21 July, 1861
12th Mississippi Infantry: Col. R Griffth
Arrived at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 5 companies, AM 22 July, 1861
12th Alabama Infantry: Col. R J Jones
Arrived at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 22 July, 1861; Company K, between 23 July-25 August, 1861
1st Mississippi Battalion Infantry: Lt. Col. W L Brandon
Arrived at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, Companies A, B, D, & E, AM 22 July, 1861; Company C, 23 July, 1861; Company G, 25 July, 1861; Companies H & I, 29 July, 1861
5th North Carolina State Troops, Companies I & K: Col. D K McRae
Arrived at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 23 July, 1861
3rd Georgia Battalion Infantry, Companies A, B, C, D, & I: Lt. Col. W D Smith
Arrived at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 23/25 July, 1861
Sumter Flying Artillery: Capt. A S Cutts
Arrived at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 24 July, 1861
Hampton Legion Battalion Cavalry, Companies A, B, & C: Maj. M C Butler
Arrived at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, Companies A, B, & C, PM 24 July, 1861
9th South Carolina Infantry: Col. J D Blanding
Arrived at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 9 AM 25 July, 1861
4th North Carolina State Troops, Companies A, C, F, G, & K: Col. G B Anderson
Arrived at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 3 AM 27 July, 1861
Rowan Artillery/ 10th North Carolina State Troops, Company D: Capt. J Reilly
Arrived at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 3 AM 27 July, 1861
Hampton Legion Artillery: Capt. S D Lee
Arrived at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 27 July, 1861
15th Georgia Infantry: Col. T W Thomas
Arrived at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, PM 28 July, 1861
1st Texas Battalion Infantry, Companies A. B, C, D, E, F, G, & H: Lt. Col. L T Wigfall
Arrived at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 3 August, 1861

The Army of Northern Virginia

The Army of the Potomac was redesignated the First Corps, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Brigadier General P G T Beauregard, Confederate States Army, on 25 September, 1861.

The Army of the Potomac was assigned to the Department of Northern Virginia by General Order 15, Adjutant & Inspector General's Office, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, on 22 October, 1861, and included the districts of the Valley, embracing the country between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains; the Potomac, consisting of the country between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the left bank of Powell's River; and Acquia, comprising the country between Powell's River and the mouth of the Potomac River, including the Northern Neck and the counties on each side of the Rappahannock River from its mouth to Fredericksburg, Virginia.

The Army of the Potomac was redesignated the Army of Northern Virginia, under the command of General J E Johnston, Confederate States Army, on 14 March, 1862.

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