Second Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah
Private J Peek, Company K, 9th Georgia Infantry
Ninth Georgia Infantry
Arrived at Manassas Junction in the evening on 22 July, 1861, and was not present at the first battle of Manassas
COLONEL E R GOULDIN
LIEUTENANT COLONEL R A TURNIPSEED
MAJOR J C MOUNGER
- Company A Irvin Guards or Irvin Artillery: CAPT. G G Norman
The company was organised at Wilkes County, Georgia, on 11 June, 1861. The company was transferred to artillery on 12 December, 1861, under the command of Captain J Lane, and assigned to the Reserve Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia, commanded by Colonel W N Pendleton. The Irvin Artillery and the Sumter Flying Artillery were assigned to the 11th Georgia Battalion Artillery, Company C and A respectively in 1862 (See the Sumter Flying Artillery).
- Company B Chattooga Volunteers: CAPT. W M JONES
The company was organised at Chattooga County, Georgia, on 11 June, 1861.
- Company C Hillyer Rifles: CAPT. G HILLYER
The company was organised at Walton County, Georgia, on 13 June, 1861.
- Company D Fort Gaines Guards: CAPT. J G WEBB
The company was organised at Clay County, Georgia, on 11 June, 1861, and was ordered to rendezvous at Atlanta, Georgia.
- Company E Talbot Guards: CAPT. P A S MORRIS
The company was organised at Talbot County, Georgia, on 11 June, 1861.
- Company F Baldwin Volunteers: CAPT. B BECK
The company was organised at Baldwin County, Georgia, on 12 June, 1861.
- Company G Lafayette Volunteers: CAPT. E F HOGE
The company was organised at Walker County, Georgia, on 12 June, 1861.
- Company H Brooks County Rifles: CAPT. R A HARDEE
The company was organised at Brooks County, Georgia, on 6 June, 1861.
- Company I Toombs Guards: CAPT. L C BELT
The company was organised at Bulloch County, Georgia, on 10 June, 1861.
- Company K Americus Volunteer Rifles: CAPT. J M D KING
The company was organised at Americus, Georgia, on 11 June, 1861.
"It arrived after a much faster run than the one to Manassas – this time it carried no load – and was ready for Bartow's Second Brigade men to start boarding the cars by sundown. He got the 7th amd 8th Georgia Regiments aboard but did not have room to mount the rest of the brigade, which left the 9th Georgia and the 1st Kentucky stranded for the time being."
Battle at Bull Run: A history of the first major campaign of the Civil War by W C Davis
"From there, it was ordered to Manassas Junction, arriving there the same day as the Sumter Flying Artillery Battery. They, too, had missed the first great battle of the war."
The Sumter Flying Artillery: A Civil War history of the Eleventh Battalion Georgia Light Artillery, by James L Speicher
Confederate Military History: A library of Confederate States history, written by distinguished men of the South, Volume VI, edited by Clement A Evans
The 9th Georgia Infantry was organised in June 1861 and was mustered in Confederate service with nine companies at Capital Square, Richmond, Virginia, on 26 June, 1861. The regiment arrived near Winchester, Virginia, on the evening on 30 June, 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 9th Georgia Infantry proceeded by railroad to Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, in the morning on 22 July, 1861, and arrived in the late afternoon the same day.
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 9th 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.