Second Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah
Captain M T Nunnally, commanding commanding Company H and his brother First Sergeant J E Nunnally, Company H, 11th Georgia Infantry
Eleventh Georgia Infantry
Mustered in Confederate service on 3 July, 1861. Arrived at Manassas Junction late in the afternoon on 22 July, 1861, and was not present at the first battle of Manassas
COLONEL G T ANDERSON
LIEUTENANT COLONEL T L GUERRY
MAJOR C T GOODE
- Company A Gainesville Light Infantry: CAPT. W H MITCHELL
- Company B Lee Volunteers: CAPT. J W STOKES
- Company C Murray Rifle Company: CAPT. W LUFFMAN
- Company D Gilmer Boys: CAPT. W R WELCH
- Company E Fannin Young Riflemen: CAPT. S C DOBBS
- Company F Mrs Joe Brown's Boys: CAPT. J D HYDE
- Company G Beauregard Rifles: CAPT. J Y WOOD
- Company H Walton Infantry: CAPT. M T NUNNALLY
- Company I Quitman Greys or Guards: CAPT. L P DOZIER
The company was organised at Quitman County by Senator T L Guerry. Captain T L Guerry was promoted to lieuteant colonel and First Lieutenant L P Dozier was promoted captain on 3 July, 1861.
- Company K Houston Volunteers: CAPT. G W WIMBERLY
Captain C T Goode was promoted to major and First Lieutenant G W Wimberley was promoted captain on 3 July, 1861.
"On the 8th of June 1861, the H. C. Vs. then in camp where New Hope now is, marched up in town and formed in front of the Perry hotel, where Miss Mitt Mann, (now Mrs. J. R. Duncan) after an appropriate address, presented the company with a beautiful flag made by the ladies of Perry. Capt. Charles T. Goode received the colors and made a short address in reply. After this the company which was uniformed in white pants and red shirts, had a zouave drill in front of the Hotel."
Houston Home Journal: Personal reminiscences, Thursday, 26 April, 1883
"Words can but feebly portray the feelings of your brother at the end of that long but rapid march, here we were to take the cars to join Beauregard who was at that time fighting the enemy on the memorable plains of Manassas but owing to an accident on the road we failed to reach Manassas until the next day after the fight."
"Arrived at Piedmont, the army began to take passage for Manassas. Owing to a collision of the cars three regiments of our brigade, including the Eleventh, were left there until the 22d, and did not, therefore, participate in the battle."
Georgia boys with 'Stonewall Jackson', James Thomas Thompson and the Walton Infantry, by Aurelia Austin
"Since the return of the army from Parksville, the Thirty-third Virginia regiment, organized by Colonel A C Cummings, had been added to Jackson's brigade; the Sixth North Carolina to Bee's; the Eleventh Georgia to Bartow's; and a fifth brigade formed, for Brigadier General E Kirby Smith, just promoted, of the Nineteenth Mississippi, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Alabama regiments, and Stannard's Battery. Measles, mumps, and other diseases, to which new troops are subject, had been so prevalent, that the average effective strength of the regiments of this army did not much exceed five hundred men."
Narrative of military operations during the Civil War, by General Joseph E Johnston
"The troops will move in the following order for Manassas Junction, viz: Brigade: Ninth Georgia, Colonel Goulding: Eleventh Georgia, Colonel Anderson; Kentucky Battalion, Major Thomas Claiborne, Fifth Brigade; Tenth Alabama, Lieutenant-Colonel Martin; Thirty-eithth Virginia, Colonel Edmonds; Eleventh Alabama, Colonel Moore; Ninth Alabama, Colonel Wilcox; Nineteenth Mississippi, Colonel Mott. The above commanders will send to this office a report stating the total number of men, officers, and servants of their commands who will require transportation."
Supplement to the Official Records: Part II, Record of Events, Volume 51, edited by Janet B Hewett
History of the Eleventh Georgia Vols. embracing the muster rolls, together with a special and succinct account of the marches, engagements, casualties, etc, by Kittrell J Warren
A Georgia boy with 'Stonewall' Jackson: The letters of James Thomas Thompson, The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Volume 70, No. 3 (July 1962), pp. 314–331, by James T Thompson and Aurelia Austin
Confederate Military History: A library of Confederate States history, written by distinguished men of the South, Volume VI, edited by Clement A Evans
The 11th Georgia Infantry was organised at Atlanta, Georgia, on 2 May, 1861, and was mustered in Confederate service on 3 July, 1861. The regiment was immediately ordered to proceed to Richmond, Virginia, and was ordered to Winchester, Virginia, in the evening on 15 July, 1861. The 11th Georgia Infantry arrived at Winchester, Virginia, via Manassas Junction and Strasburg, Virginia, on 17 July, 1861.
At 1 AM on 18 July, 1861, the War Department at Richmond, Virginia, ordered General J E Johnston to proceed with the Army of the Shenandoah to Manassas Junction and join the Army of the Potomac, under the command of Brigadier General P G T Beauregard.
The 11th Georgia Infantry arrived at Piedmont Station, Virginia, at 10 AM on 19 July, 1861, and proceeded by railroad to Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, in the morning on 22 July, 1861. The regiment arrived at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, late in the afternoon on 22 July, 1861, and was ordered to Camp Bartow, on the right of the Orange & Alexandria railroad, three miles from Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, on 2 August, 1861.
Captain F S Bartow was commissioned colonel, 8th Georgia Infantry, on 21 June, 1861, and assigned to command the Second Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah.
On 25 July 1861, the Army of the Potomac was reorganised and the 11th Georgia Infantry was assigned to the Second Brigade, Second Corps, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Brigadier General S A M Jones.
Orders of Battle
The above painting, 'Never give up the field', is by Don Troiani, modern America's finest historial artist.