Second Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah
Colonel L J Gartrell, commanding the 7th Georgia Infantry
Seventh Georgia Infantry
Arrived at Manassas Junction in the morning on 20 July, 1861
COLONEL L J GARTRELL
LIEUTENANT COLONEL J F COOPER
MAJOR J DUNWOODY
- Company A Coweta Second District Guards: CAPT. S W LEE
- Company B Confederate Volunteers: CAPT. G J FOREACRE
- Company C Paulding Volunteers: CAPT. C S JENKINS
- Company D Cobb Confederate Guards: CAPT. S MOYER
- Company E DeKalb Light Infantry: CAPT. J W FOWLER
The company was organised at Decatur, DeKalb County, Georgia, and was ordered to Richmond, Virginia, on 1 June, 1861.
- Company F Iverson Invincibles or Carroll Rangers: CAPT. A T BURKE
The company was organised on 10 May, 1861.
- Company G Franklin Volunteers: CAPT. B E BROWN
- Company H Roswell Guards: CAPT. T E KING
The company was organised at Roswell, Cobb County, Georgia, and was ordered to Richmond, Virginia, on 29 May, 1861.
- Company I Cobb Mountaineers: CAPT. W W WHITE
- Company K Davis Infantry: CAPT. W J BALLARD
The company was organised at Fulton County, Georgia.
The Troup Artillery tendered its services to Governor J E Brown of Georgia, under the command of Captain M Stanley, on 19 January, 1861, and, after the bombardment of Fort Sumter, Charleston harbour, was ordered to Pensacola, Florida, by the Confederate Secretary of War, on 14 April, 1861. Governor J E Brown countermanded the order and the company proceeded to Savannah, Georgia, on 24 April, 1861. The Troup Artillery encamped at Camp Lawton and was temporarily attached to the 2nd Georgia Infantry. The Troup Artillery was mustered in Confederate service and was ordered to proceed to Richmond, Virginia, at 2 PM on 1 July, 1861, and arrived at Camp Toombs, near the reservoir, two miles from the city on 4 July, 1861. The quartermaster's department failed to supply equippage and horses in time for the company to be present at the first battle of Manassas. The Troup Artillery was ordered to report to General R E Lee who ordered the company to proceed to Huntsville, Virginia, on 21 July, 1861, to join the Army of the Northwest, at Monteray, Virginia. The company armament was three 6 pounder pieces and one 12 pounder howitzer.
Compendium of the Confederate Armies, South Carolina and Georgia, by Stewart Sifakis
The 7th Georgia Infantry was organised for the war at Atlanta, Georgia, on 31 May, 1861, and was ordered to Harpers Ferry, Virginia, on 6 June, 1861. The regiment arrived at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, on 10 June, 1861, and evacuated Harpers Ferry, Virginia, on 15 June, 1861. The 7th Georgia Infantry encamped at Bunker Hill, Virginia, on 16 June, 1861, and was ordered to proceed to Camp Winchester, near Winchester, Virginia, on 17 June, 1861. The regiment was ordered to Darkesville, Virginia, on 2 Juy, 1861, and returned to Winchester, Virginia, on 7 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 7th Georgia Infantry arrived at Piedmont Station, Virginia, at 10 AM on 19 July, 1861, and proceeded by railroad to Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, at 5 AM on 20 July, 1861, accompanied by Colonel F S Bartow. The regiment arrived at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, at 10 AM on 20 July, 1861, and after the first battle of Manassas remnants of the 7th Georgia Infantry encamped near Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction.
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 Shenandoah was reorganised and the 7th 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.