The Fourth Alabama Painting by Don Troiani

Third Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah

Lieutenant Colonel E M Law

Lieutenant Colonel E M Law, 4th Alabama Infantry

Fourth Alabama Infantry

Mustered in Confederate service for one year 7 May, 1861. Arrived at Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 20 July, 1861. Stationed at Camp Walker, on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, one mile south of McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, 21 July, 1861

COLONEL E J JONES
Captain E J Jones, Huntsville Guards, was appointed colonel, 4th Alabama Infantry, at Dalton, Whitfield County, Georgia, on 2 May, 1861, and was mortally wounded in both hips at the first battle of Manassas on 21 July, 1861. He died at Orange Hospital, Orange Courthouse, Orange County, Virginia, on 3 September, 1861.

LIEUTENANT COLONEL E M LAW
Captain E M Law, Tuskegee/ Alabama Zouaves, was appointed lieutenant colonel, 4th Alabama Infantry, at Dalton, Whitfield County, Georgia, on 2 May, 1861, dated 7 May, 1861, and Lieutenant Colonel E M Law, 4th Alabama Infantry, was wounded in the left arm at the first battle of Manassas on 21 July, 1861.

MAJOR C L SCOTT
C L Scott was appointed major, 4th Alabama Infantry, at Dalton, Whitfield County, Georgia, on 2 May, 1861, and was wounded at the first battle of Manassas on 21 July, 1861.

Company A Governor's Guards: CAPT. T J GOLDSBY
The company was accepted in Confederate service for one year at Selma, Dallas County, Alabama, on 26 April, 1861, and was was mustered in Confederate service at Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, by Major & Assistant A Adjutant General H L Clay, Confederate States Army, on 7 May, 1861.
Company B Tuskegee/ Alabama Zouaves: CAPT. T B DRYER
The company was accepted in Confederate service for one year, under the command of Captain E M Law, at Tuskegee, Macon County, Alabama, on 28 April, 1861, and Captain E M Law, Tuskegee/ Alabama Zouaves, was appointed lieutenant colonel, 4th Alabama Infantry, at Dalton, Whitfield County, Georgia, on 2 May, 1861, dated 7 May, 1861. Second Lieutenant T B Dryer, Tuskegee/ Alabama Zouaves, was appointed captain, 4th Alabama Infantry, Company B, at Dalton, Whitfield County, Georgia, on 3 May, 1861, and was wounded in the left arm at the first battle of Manassas on 21 July, 1861.
Company C Magnolia Cadets: CAPT. N H R DAWSON
The company was accepted in Confederate service for one year at Selma, Dallas County, Alabama, on 26 April, 1861, and was mustered in Confederate service at Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, by Major & Assistant A Adjutant General H L Clay, Confederate States Army, on 7 May, 1861.
Company D Canebrake Rifle Guards: CAPT. R CLARKE
The company was accepted in Confederate service for one year at Uniontown, Perry County, Alabama, on 18 April, 1861, and was mustered in Confederate service at Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, by Major & Assistant A Adjutant General H L Clay, Confederate States Army, on 7 May, 1861.
Company E Conecuh Guards: CAPT. P D BOWLES
The company was accepted in Confederate service for one year at Sparta Depot/ Station, Conecuh County, Alabama, on 25 April, 1861, and was mustered in Confederate service at Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, by Major & Assistant A Adjutant General H L Clay, Confederate States Army, on 7 May, 1861.
Company F Huntsville Guards: CAPT. G B MAsTIN
The company was accepted in Confederate service for one year at Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, under the command of Captain E J Jones, on 26 April, 1861, and Captain E J Jones, Huntsville Guards, was appointed colonel, 4th Alabama Infantry, at Dalton, Whitfield County, Georgia, on 2 May, 1861, dated 3 May, 1861, and First Lieutenant G B Mastin, North Alabamians, was appointed captain, 4th Alabama Infantry, Company F, on 2 May, 1861. The company was mustered in Confederate service at Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, by Major & Assistant A Adjutant General H L Clay, Confederate States Army, on 7 May, 1861.
Company G Marion Light Infantry: CAPT. P KING
The company was accepted in Confederate service for one year at Marion, Perry County, Alabama, on 24 April, 1861, and was mustered in Confederate service at Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, by Major & Assistant A Adjutant General H L Clay, Confederate States Army, on 7 May, 1861.
Company H Lauderdale Guards (formerly Lauderdale Dragoons): CAPT. R MCFARLAND
The Lauderdale Guards was accepted in Confederate service for one year at Florence, Lauderdale County, Alabama, on 28 April, 1861, and was mustered in Confederate service at Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, by Major & Assistant A Adjutant General H L Clay, Confederate States Army, on 7 May, 1861.
Company I North Alabamians: CAPT. E D TRACY
The company was accepted in Confederate service for one year at Hunstville, Madison County, Alabama, on 26 April, 1861, and was mustered in Confederate service at Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, by Major & Assistant A Adjutant General H L Clay, Confederate States Army, on 7 May, 1861. Captain E D Tracy, 4th Alabama Infantry, Company I, was appointed major, 12th Alabama Infantry, on 17 July, 1861, but declined and was appointed lieutenant colonel, 13th Alabama Infantry, on 1 August, 1861 (See the 12th Alabama Infantry).
Company K Larkinsville Guards: CAPT. L E LINDSAY
The company was accepted in Confederate service for one year at Larkinsville, Jackson County, Alabama, on 27 April, 1861, and Captain L E Lindsay, 4th Alabama Infantry, Company K, was killed at the first battle of Manassas on 21 July, 1861.

Organisation of 4th Alabama Infantry at first battle of Manassas, 21 July, 1861: Colonel E J Jones, Lieutenant Colonel E M Law, Major C L Scott; Company A, Governor's Guards, Captain T J Goldsby; Company B, Tuskegee/ Alabama Zouaves, Captain T B Dryer; Company C, Magnolia Cadets, Captain N H R Dawson; Company D, Canebrake Rifle Guards, Captain R Clarke; Company E, Conecuh Guards, Captain P D Bowles; Company F, Huntsville Guards, Captain G B Mastin; Company G, Marion Light Infantry, Captain P King; Company H, Lauderdale Guards, Captain R McFarland; Company I, North Alabamians, Captain E D Tracy; Company K, Larkinsville Guards, Captain L E Lindsay

Source

"I furnish the official report submitted by the officers in command of the respective companies inquired about: Company G, Captain King."

Richmond Daily Dispatch (Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia), 31 August, 1861 - The Fourth Alabama Regiment, Camp Jones, near Manassas, 27 Aug., 1861

Books/ Manuscripts

"As the men were so intensely anxious to meet the enemy, they preferred going on the earliest possible moment; the 4th Alabama, two companies of the 11th and the 2nd Mississippi (Generals Johnston and Bee accompanying us) reached the Junction about noon on the 20th. The remainder of the Army of the Shenandoah, consisting of 6th North Carolina and 1st Tennessee of our brigade, Colonel Elzey's brigade in charge of General E Kirby Smith, together with the remaining regiments of Colonel Bartow's command, failing to secure transportation by rail from Piedmont in time, did not reach the battlefield until the evening of the 21st, although the President of the railway promised General Johnston to have them all there by 20th."

From Huntsville to Appomattox: R. T. Cole's history of 4th Regiment, Alabama Volunteer Infantry, C.S.A., Army of Northern Virginia, edited by Jeffrey D. Stocker

The Alabama Historical Quarterly, Volume 23, Nos. 01 & 02, Spring Issue 1961: A story of Company D, 4th Alabama Infantry Regiment, C.S.A., by James G. Hudson, Chaplin & Treasurer

Diary kept by James G. Hudson from May to October 1861, while serving as chaplain and treasurer of the Canebrake Guards, Company D of the 4th Alabama Infantry

A beautiful glittering lie, by J. D. R. Hawkins

Alabama, her history, resources, war record, and public men from 1540 to 1872, by Willis Brewer

Notes

The 4th Alabama Infantry was organised at Dalton, Whitfield County, Georgia, on 2 May, 1861, and was mustered in Confederate service for one year on 7 May, 1861.

State Service

The Governor's Guards, under the command of Captain T J Goldsby, assigned to garrison duty at Fort Morgan, at the mouth of Mobile Bay, opposite Dauphin Island, Mobile County, Alabama, on 13 January, 1861, and the Tuskegee/ Alabama Zouaves, 2nd Alabama Volunteer Corps, under the command of Captain E M Law, arrived at Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, in the evening on 17 January, 1861.

Garrison duty at Fort Morgan, at the mouth of Mobile Bay, opposite Dauphin Island, Mobile County, Alabama, Company A, 13 January-21 February, 1861: The Governor's Guards was ordered to proceed by the steamer Senator on the Alabama River to Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, on 11 January, 1861, and was accompanied by the Independent Blues. The company arrived at Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, in the morning on 13 January, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the steamer Dick Keyes to Fort Morgan, at the mouth of Mobile Bay, opposite Dauphin Island, Mobile County, Alabama, in the morning the same day. The Governor's Guards was accompanied by the Independent Blues, the Lauderdale Rifles, and the Montgomery Rifles, and was ordered to proceed by the steamer Selma on the Mobile River to Selma, Dallas County, Alabama, on 21 February, 1861. The company was accompanied by the Independent Blues and arrived on the Alabama River at Selma, Dallas County, Alabama, at 3 PM on 22 February, 1861 (See the 5th Alabama Infantry).

Note: The Lauderdale Rifles (Mississippi) and the Montgomery Rifles, under the command of Captains C Rea and J B Bibb, were stationed at Mobile County, Alabama, on 13 January, 1861, and the Governor's Guards was assigned to garrison duty at Fort Morgan, at the mouth of Mobile Bay, opposite Dauphin Island, Mobile County, Alabama, between 13 and January and 21 February, 1861.

Stationed at Warrington Navy Yard & United States Marine Barracks, east of Warrington, Escambia County, Florida, Company B, 19 January-17 February, 1861: The Tuskegee/ Alabama Zouave was ordered to procced by the Tuskegee Railroad to Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, in the evening on 14 January, 1861, and arrived by the Alabama & Florida Railroad in the evening on 17 January, 1861. The company was accompanied by the Auburn Guards and arrived by the steamer Ewing at the Warrington Navy Yard and United States Marine Barracks, east of Warrington, Escambia County, Florida, at 12 PM on 19 January, 1861. The Tuskegee/ Alabama Zouaves was stationed at the United States Military (Barrancas) Barracks, one mile west of Warrington, Escambia County, Florida, under the command of Colonel T C Lomax, 2nd Alabama Volunteer Corps, on 26 January, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the steamer Dick Keyes to Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama, on 17 February, 1861. The company arrived by the steamer Southern Republic on the Alabama River at Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, in the morning on 21 February, 1861 (See the 11th Mississippi Infantry).

Note: The Auburn Guards, under the command of Captain G W Dixon, Jr., was ordered to Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, at 10 AM on 14 January, 1861, and arrived by the Western Alabama Railroad at Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, at 10 PM on 14 January, 1861.

Troops on board steamer Southern Republic, 2nd Alabama Volunteers, 4 companies, 21 February, 1861: Colonel T C Lomax, Lieutenant Colonel C A Battle, Major S Marks; Wetumpka Light Guards, Captain J Q Loomis; Tuskegee Light Infantry, Captain W G Swanson; Metropolitan Guards, Second Lieutenant I W Whiting; Tuskegee/ Alabama Zouaves, Captain E M Law

Confederate Service

The 4th Alabama Infantry, Companies A, C, and D, arrived by the Western & Atlantic Railroad at Dalton, Whitfield County, Georgia, at 2 AM on 29 April, 1861, and Companies F and I on 2 May, 1861.

Sparta Depot/ Station, Conecuh County, Alabama, to Dalton, Whitfield County, Georgia, Company E, 25 April, 1861: The Conecuh Guards was ordered to proceed by the Alabama & Florida Railroad to Dalton, Whitfield County, Georgia, 25 April, 1861.

Selma, Dallas County, to Dalton, Whitfield County, Alabama, Companies A, C, & D, 26-29 April, 1861: The Governor' Guards, the Canebrake Rifle Guards, and the Magnolia Cadets were ordered to proceed by the steamer Senator on the Alabama River to Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, at 9 AM on 26 April, 1861, and arrived at Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, at 7 PM the same day. The Governor's Guards, the Magnolia Cadets, and the Canebrake Rifle Guards were ordered to proceed by the Montgomery & West Point Railroad to Dalton, Whitfield County, Georgia, at 8 AM on 28 April, 1861, and arrived by the Western & Atlantic Railroad at 2 AM on 29 April, 1861.

Note: The Canebrake Rifle Guards was ordered to proceed by the Alabama & Mississippi Rivers Railroad to Selma, Dallas County, Alabama, in the morning on 25 April, 1861, dated 23 April, 1861, and arrived on 25 April, 1861.

Florence, Lauderdale County, Alabama, to Dalton, Whitfield County, Georgia, Company H, 28 April, 1861: The Lauderdale Guards was ordered to Dalton, Whitfield County, Georgia, at 2.30 PM on 28 April, 1861.

Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, to Dalton, Whitfield County, Georgia, Companies F & I, 29 April-2 May, 1861: The Huntsville Guards and the North Alabamians were ordered to proceed by the Memphis & Charleston Railroad to Dalton, Whitfield County, Georgia, on 29 April, 1861, and arrived by the Western & Atlantic Railroad on 2 May, 1861.

Dalton, Whitfield County, Georgia, to Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, 3-5 May, 1861: The 4th Alabama Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Western & Atlantic Railroad to Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, at 11 AM on 3 May, 1861, and arrived by the East Tennessee & Virginia Railroad at Bristol, Sullivan County, via Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, at 10 AM on 4 May, 1861. The regiment was ordered to proceed by the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad to Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, at 5 PM the same day and arrived at 10 AM on 5 May, 1861.

Mustered for one year, Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, 7 May, 1861: The 4th Alabama Infantry was mustered in Confederate service at Lynchburg, Campbell County, Virginia, by Major & Assistant A Adjutant General H L Clay, Confederate States Army, on 7 May, 1861.

Lynchburg, Campbell County, to Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, Virginia, 10-13 May, 1861: The 4th Alabama Infantry (1,100) was ordered to proceed by the Orange & Alexandria Railroad to Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, Virginia, at 6 PM 10 May, 1861, and arrived at Manassas Junction, Prince William County, via Charlottesville, Albemarle County, at 12 PM on 12 May, 1861. The regiment was ordered to proceed by the Manassas Gap Railroad to Strasburg, Shenandoah County, Virginia, the same day and arrived at 8 AM on 13 May, 1861. The 4th Alabama Infantry was ordered to Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, the same day and arrived at 5 PM on 13 May, 1861. The regiment was ordered to proceed by the Winchester & Potomac Railroad to Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, Virginia, at 8 PM the same day and arrived via Charlestown, Jefferson County, Virginia, in the evening on 13 May, 1861.

Note: The 4th Alabama Infantry was ordered to Bolivar Heights, one and a half miles west of Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, Virginia, on 21 May, 1861.

Troops stationed at & in the vicinity of Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, Virginia, 23 May, 1861: 2nd Virginia Infantry, Colonel J W Allen; 4th Virginia Infantry, Colonel J F Preston; 5th Virginia Infantry, Colonel K Harper; 10th Virginia Infantry, Colonel S B Gibbons; 13th Virginia Infantry, Colonel A P Hill; 2nd Mississippi Infantry, Colonel W C Falkner; 11th Mississippi Infantry, Colonel W H Moore; 4th Alabama Infantry, Colonel E J Jones; 1st Maryland Infantry, Companies A, B, C (1st), D, D, F (1st), G, and H (1st), Captain G H Steuart, cavalry, Confederate States Army; 1st Kentucky Battalion Infantry, Companies A, B, C, and D, Major H B Duncan; 2nd Kentucky Battalion Sharpshooters, Companies A and B, Acting Major & Captain J D Pope, Bustard Guards; 1st Virginia Cavalry, Companies A, B, C, D, E, F, G (1st), and H, Lieutenant Colonel J E B Stuart; 1st Rockbridge Artillery, Captain W N Pendelton; Wise Artillery, Captain E G Alburtis; Newtown Artillery, Captain G A Groves; Staunton Artillery, Captain J D Imboden

Note: The 4th Alabama Infantry was stationed at Bolivar Heights, one and a half miles west of Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, Virginia, between 21 May and 15 June, 1861.

Evacuation Harpers Ferry, 15 June 1861

The 4th Alabama Infantry evacuated Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County, Virginia, in the morning on 15 June, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Smithfield, Charlestown & Harpers Ferry Turnpike to Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, the same day. The regiment arrived by the Berryville & Charleston Turnpike at Camp Johnston, F P Frame's, on the North or South Fork of Bull Skin Run, four miles west of Charlestown, Jefferson County, Virginia, in the evening on 15 June, 1861.

Note: The sick of the 4th Alabama Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Winchester & Potomac Railroad to Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, at 2 PM on 13 June, 1861.

Camp Johnston, F P Frame's, on the North or South Fork of Bull Skin Run, four miles west of Charlestown, Jefferson County, to Mill Creek, a quarter of a mile north of Bunker Hill, Berkeley County, Virginia, 16 June, 1861: The 4th Alabama Infantry was ordered to Bunker Hill, Berkeley County, Virginia, at 9 AM on 16 June, 1861, and arrived at Mill Creek, a quarter of a mile north of Bunker Hill, via Smithfield or Middleway, Berkeley County, Virginia, in the evening the same day.

Mill Creek, a quarter of a mile north of Bunker Hill, Berkeley County, to Stephenson's Station, on the Winchester & Potomac Railroad, four miles northeast of Frederick County, Virginia, 17 June, 1861: The 4th Alabama Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Martinsburg Turnpike to Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, at 2 PM on 17 June, 1861, and arrived at Camp Defiance, Stephenson's Station, on the Winchester & Potomac Railroad, four miles northeast of Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, in the evening the same day.

Camp Defiance, Stephenson's Station, on the Winchester & Potomac Railroad, four miles northeast of Winchester, to Apple Pie Ridge, half a mile northwest of Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, 20 June, 1861: The 4th Alabama Infantry was ordered to Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, in the morning on 20 June, 1861, and arrived at Hollingsworth Grove, east of the Millwood Turnpike, one mile southeast of Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, the same day.

Organisation of Second Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah, 20 June, 1861: Acting Brigadier General & Colonel F S Bartow, 8th Georgia Infantry; 7th Georgia Infantry, Colonel L J Gartrell; 8th Georgia Infantry, Lieutenant Colonel W M Gardener; 1st Tennessee Infantry, Colonel P Turney; 4th Alabama Infantry, Colonel E J Jones; 1st Kentucky Battalion Infantry, Lieutenant Colonel H B Duncan; 2nd Kentucky Battalion Sharpshooters, Acting Major & Captain J D Pope; Wise Artillery, Captain E G Alburtis; Newtown Artillery, Captain G A Groves

Note: Brigadier General B E Bee, Confederate States Army, was assigned to command the Third Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah, at Camp Bee, on Apple Pie Ridge, half a mile northwest of Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, on 19 June, 1861.

Camp Bee, on Apple Pie Ridge, half a mile northwest of Winchester, Frederick County, to Darkesville, Berkeley County, Virginia, 2-3 July, 1861: The 4th Alabama Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Martinsburg Turnpike to Darkesville, Berkeley County, Virginia, at 12 PM on 2 July, 1861, and arrived via Bunker Hill, Berkeley County, Virginia, at 10 AM on 3 July, 1861.

Note: The 4th Alabama Infantry was assigned to the Third Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah, under the command of Brigadier General B E Bee, Confederate States Army, between 20 June and 2 July, 1861.

Darkesville, Berkeley County, to Apple Pie Ridge, half a mile northwest of Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, 7 July, 1861: The 4th Alabama Infantry was ordered to Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, at 11 AM on 7 July, 1861, and arrived at Apple Pie Ridge, half a mile northwest of Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, at 8 PM the same day.

Note: The 4th Alabama Infantry was stationed at Camp Bee, on Apple Pie Ridge, half a mile northwest of Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, between 7 and 18 July, 1861.

March to Manassas Junction, 18-20 July, 1861

The 4th Alabama Infantry was ordered to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.1, Headquarters, Army of the Shenandoah, Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, at 2 PM on 18 July, 1861.

Note: The Third and Fourth Brigades, Army of Shenandoah, and the 1st Virginia Cavalry were assigned to Brigadier General B E Bee, Confederate States Army, at Winchester, Frederick County, Virginia, in the morning on 18 July, 1861.

Apple Pie Ridge, half a mile northwest of Winchester, Frederick County, to Berry's Ferry, on the Shenandoah River, three & a half miles southeast of Millwood, Clarke County, Virginia, 18 July, 1861: The 4th Alabama Infantry arrived at Berry's Ferry, on the Shenandoah River, three and a half miles southeast of Millwood, Clarke County, Virginia, at 11 PM on 18 July, 1861.

Berry's Ferry, on the Shenandoah River, three & a half miles southeast of Millwood, Clarke County, to Piedmont Station, Fauquier County, Virginia, 18-19 July, 1861: The 4th Alabama Infantry was ordered across the Shenandoah River at Berry's Ferry, three and a half miles southeast of Millwood, Clarke County, Virginia, in the evening on 18 July, 1861, and arrived at Paris via Ashby's Gap, on the Blue Ridge Mountains, Clarke, Loudoun, and Fauquier Counties, in the morning on 19 July, 1861. The regiment arrived by the graded road at Piedmont Station via Upperville, Fauquier County, Virginia, in the evning the same day.

Note: The 4th Alabama Infantry was ordered to march directly to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, at Paris, Fauquier County, Virginia, by General J E Johnston, Confederate States Army, in the morning on 19 July, 1861, but the order was countermanded two miles east of Paris, Fauquier County, Virginia, and to rendezvous at Piedmont Station, Fauquier County, Virginia, by First Lieutenant B Randolph, Confederate States Navy and volunteer aid to General J E Johnston, Confederate States Army, the same day.

Piedmont Station, Fauquier County, to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 20 July, 1861: The 4th Alabama Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Manassas Gap Railroad to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, at 2 AM on 20 July, 1861, and was accompanied by General J E Johnston and Brigadier General B E Bee, Confederate States Army. The regiment arrived at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, at 9.30/10 AM on 20 July, 1861.

Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, to Camp Walker, on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, one mile south of McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, 20 July, 1861: The 4th Alabama Infantry was ordered to the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, one mile south of McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, at 11 AM on 20 July, 1861, and was stationed at Camp Walker, on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, one mile south of McLean's Ford, on the Bull Run River, between 20 and 21 July, 1861.

First battle of Manassas, 21 July, 1861

The 4th Alabama Infantry was stationed at rear of McLean's and Blackburn's Ford's, on the Bull Run River, in the morning on 21 July, 1861.

Note: The 4th Alabama Infantry was ordered southwest of the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, at 7 AM on 21 July, 1861.

Advance to Henry Hill, one mile west of the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, 21 July, 1861: The 4th Alabama Infantry was ordered to Henry Hill, one mile west of the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, in the morning on 21 July, 1861.

Note: The 4th Alabama Infantry was stationed east of I Henry's or Spring Hill, on Henry Hill, one mile west of the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, at 9 AM on 21 July, 1861.

Advance to Matthew's Hill, one mile southeast of Sudley Spring, Prince William County, Virginia, 21 July, 1861: The 4th Alabama Infantry was ordered northeast of H P Matthew's, one mile northeast of Groveton, Prince William County, Virginia, in the morning on 21 July, 1861.

Note: Colonel E J Jones, 4th Alabama Infantry, was killed and Lieutenant Colonel E M Law and Major C L Scott, 4th Alabama Infantry, were wounded northeast of H P Matthew's, one mile northeast of Groveton, Prince William County, Virginia, in the morning on 21 July, 1861.

Withdrawal east of I Henry's or Spring Hill, on Henry Hill, one mile west of the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, 21 July, 1861: The 4th Alabama Infantry was ordered to withdraw east of I Henry's or Spring Hill, on Henry Hill, one mile west of the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, in the morning on 21 July, 1861.

Note: Lieutenant Colonel E M Law and Major C L Scott, 4th Alabama Infantry, were wounded east of I Henry's or Spring Hill, on Henry Hill, one mile west of the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, in the morning on 21 July, 1861.

Withdrawal to rear J Robinson's, on Henry Hill, one mile west of the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, 21 July, 1861: The 4th Alabama Infantry was ordered to withdraw to the rear of J Robinson's, on Henry Hill, one mile west of the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, in the morning on 21 July, 1861.

Note: Two companies of the 2nd Mississippi Infantry, under the command of Captain M B Miller, 2nd Mississippi Infantry, and a detachment of the 4th Alabama Infantry, under the command of Brigadier General B E Bee, Confederate States Army, were ordered southeast of I Henry's or Spring Hill, on Henry Hill, one mile west of the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, in the afternoon on 21 July, 186 (See the 4th Alabama Infantry).

Advance to Henry Hill, one mile west of the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, 21 July, 1861: Detachments of the 4th Alabama Infantry were ordered southeast and southwest of I Henry's or Spring Hill, on Henry Hill, one mile west of the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, in the afternoon on 21 July, 1861.

Note: The 4th South Carolina Infantry, Companies B, C, D, and K, and detachments of the 4th Alabama Infantry and 1st Louisian Special Battalion Infantry were assigned to a temporary battalion under the command of Major B H Whitner, 4th South Carolina Infantry, and Colonel F J Thomas, acting chief of ordnance (Army of the Shenandoah), Provisional of Virginia, in the afternoon on 21 July, 1861 (See the 1st Maryland Infantry).

List of killed, etc, 4th Alabama Infantry, Companies C & G, at the first battle of Manassas, 21 July, 1861: Company C, k 4, w 17, t 21; Company G, w 15, t 15; Killed 4, wounded 22, total 26

List of the killed, wounded & missing of the 4th Alabama Infantry, commanded by Col. E. J. Jones, at the first battle of Manassas, 21 July, 1861: Colonel E J Jones, w; Lieutenant Colonel E M Law, w; Major C L Scott, w; Company A, k 7, w 16, t 23; Company B, k 1, w 14, t 15; Company C, k 4, w 18, t 22; Company D, k 3, w 18, m 1, t 22; Company E, k 3, w 15, t 18; Company F, k 1, w 7, m 2, t 10; Company G, w 14, t 14; Company H, k 10, w 22, t 32; Company I, k 6, w 15, t 21; Company K, k 1, w 8, t 9; Killed 36, wounded 147, missing 3, total 189

Return of casualties in the 4th Alabama Infantry, Third Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah, at the first battle of Manassas, 21 July, 1861: Killed 40, wounded 157, total 197

Note: Brigadier General B E Bee, Confederate States Army, was killed at the first battle of Manassas in the afternoon on 21 July, 1861, and Brigadier General & Adjutant & Inspector General S R Gist (South Carolina), volunteer aide to Brigadier General B E Bee, Confederate States Army, was assigned to command the 4th Alabama Infantry the same day.

Note: Captain R Clarke, 4th Alabama Infantry, Company D, was temporarily appointed acting major and captain, 4th Alabama Infantry, between 23 July and 10 August, 1861.

Camp Walker, on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, one mile south of McLean's Ford, to F Lewis' farm, a quarter of a mile southwest of Lewis' Ford, on the Bull Run River, 23 July, 1861: The 4th Alabama Infantry was ordered to F Lewis' farm, a quarter of a mile southwest of Lewis' Ford, on the Bull Run River, in the morning on 23 July, 1861.

F Lewis' farm, a quarter of a mile southwest of Lewis' Ford, to one & a half miles northwest of the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, 25/26 July, 1861: The 4th Alabama Infantry arrived at Camp Bee, one and a half miles northwest of the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, in the evening on 25/26 July, 1861.

Camp Bee, on Broad Run, one & a half miles northwest of the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, to Broad Run, half a mile north of Bristoe Station, Prince William County, Virginia, 3 August, 1861: The 4th Alabama Infantry was ordered to Bristoe Station, on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, Prince William County, Virginia, at 7 AM on 3 August, 1861, and was stationed at Camp Jones, on Broad Run, half a mile north of Bristoe Station, Prince William County, Virginia, between 3 August and 18 September, 1861.

Camp Jones, on Broad Run, half a mile north of Bristoe Station, to one mile west of Dumfries, Prince William County, Virginia, 18-20 September, 1861: The 4th Alabama Infantry arrived at Powell's Run, two and a half miles northwest of Dumfries, Prince William County, Virginia, on 18 September, 1861, and was stationed at Camp Law, one mile west of Dumfries, Prince William County, Virginia, between 20 September and 25 October, 1861.

Reorganised at Yorktown, York County, Virginia, 31 April, 1862: The 4th Alabama Infantry was reorganised at Yorktown, York County, Virginia, 31 April 1862.

Surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse, Appomattox County, Virginia, 9 April, 1865: The 4th Alabama Infantry surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse, Appomattox County, Virginia, on 9 April, 1865.

Brigadier General B E Bee, Confederate States Army, Third Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah: Captain B E Bee, 10th United States Infantry, Company D, resigned on 3 March, 1861, and was appointed lieutenant colonel, infantry, Confederate States Army, on 4 May, 1861. Lieutenant Colonel B E Bee, infantry, Confederate States Army, was appointed brigadier general, Confederate States Army, at Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, on 17 June, 1861, and was mortally wounded in the stomach at the first battle of Manassas on 21 July, 1861. Brigadier General B E Bee, Confederate States Army, died one mile northeast of Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 22 July, 1861.

Major B Allston, artillery, Confederate States Army, 11 August, 1861: B Allston was appointed first lieutenant, artillery, Confederate States Army, on 11 June, 1861, dated 16 March, 1861, and was assigned to command the artillery in and about Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.190, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, on 11 June, 1861. First Lieutenant B Allston, artillery, Confederate States Army, was appointed major, artillery, Confederate States Army, on 20 June, 1861, and was stationed at the Richmond or Baptist College Artillery Barracks, on Bush Hill, south of Deep Run Turnpike, one and a quarter miles northwest of the Capitol, Capitol Hill, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, between 20 and 28 June, 1861. Major B Allston, artillery, Confederate States Army, was temporarily assigned to the 19th Mississippi Infantry by Special Orders No.76, Paragraph XII, Adjutant & Inspectors General's Office, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, on 20 June, 1861, and appears on the muster roll of the 4th Alabama Infantry, Company F, on 30 June, 1861. He was assigned to command the 4th Alabama Infantry on 11 August, 1861.

Second Corps, Army of the Potomac, 25 September, 1861: Major General G W Smith, Confederate States Army, was assigned to the command of the Second Corps, Army of the Potomac, by General Orders No.31, Headquarters, Army of the Potomac, Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 25 September, 1861.

The 4th Alabama Infantry was assigned to the Second Brigade, First Division, Potomac District, Department of Northern Virginia, under the command of Brigadier General W H C Whiting, Confederate States Army, by General Orders No.15, Adjutant & Inspector General's Office, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, on 22 October, 1861.

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Captain T J Goldsby, Fourth Alabama Infantry, dated Camp Bee, near Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 29 July, 1861

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Major H C Whiting, Third Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah, dated Camp Bee, on the Bull Run River, 1 August, 1861

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Adjutant General & Brigadier General S R Gist (South Carolina), Major R A Howard (Texas), and Captain A Vander Horst (South Carolina), aides to Brigadier General B E Bee, Third Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah