861ag: Confederate Forces Battles of Blackburn’s Ford, 18 July and Bull Run 21 July 1861

by Brett Schulte on May 16, 2010 · 1 comment

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                       Confederate Forces
              Battles of Blackburn's Ford, 18 July
                          and Bull Run
                          21 July 1861

Commanding General: General Beauregard

Ewell's Brigade:
     5th Alabama Volunteer Infantry Regiment (600)
     6th Alabama Volunteer Infantry Regiment (600)
     6th Louisiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment (600)
     Walton's Battery, 12th Howitzers (4 guns)(60)
     Virginia Cavalry (3 cos)(180)
Holme's Brigade: (arrived 20 July)
     Infantry (1,265)
     Artillery (6 guns)(90)
     Cavalry (1 co)(90)
     2nd Tennessee Volunteer Infantry Regiment (600)
     1st Arkansas Volunteer Infantry Regiment (600)
D.R.Jones' Brigade:
     5th South Carolina Volunteer Infantry Regiment (600)
     15th Mississippi Volunteer Infantry Regiment (600)
     16th Mississippi Volunteer Infantry Regiment (600)
     Walton's Battery (2 6pdrs)(30)
     Cavalry (1 co)(60)
Early's Brigade:
     7th Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment (600)
     24th Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment (600)
     7th Louisiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment (600)
     Walton's Battery  (3 3" rifles)(45)
Longstreet's Brigade:
     1st Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment (600)
     11th Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment (600)
     117h Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment (600)
     Walton's Battery (30)
Jackson's Brigade: (arrived 20 July)
     4th Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment (600)
     5th Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment (600)
     2nd Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment (600)
     27th Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment (600)
     33rd Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment (600)
     13th Mississippi Volunteer Infantry Regiment (600)
parts of Bee's and Bartow's Brigades:
     11th Mississippi Volunteer Infantry Regiment (2 cos)(150)
     2nd Mississippi Volunteer Infantry Regiment (700)
     1st Alabama Volunteer Infantry Regiment (700)
     7th Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiment (700)
     8th Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiment (700)
Bonham's Brigade:
     2nd South Carolina Volunteer Infantry Regiment (600)
     3rd South Carolina Volunteer Infantry Regiment (600)
     7th South Carolina Volunteer Infantry Regiment (600)
     8th South Carolina Volunteer Infantry Regiment (600)
     Shield's Battery (6 guns)(90)
     Delkemper's Battery (6 guns)(90)
     Virginia Cavarly (6 cos)(360)
Cocke's Brigade:
     18th Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment (600)
     19th Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment (600)
     28th Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment (600)
     Latham's battery (6 guns)(90)
     Cavalry Company (60)
  Arrived on 20th
     8th Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment (7 cos)(420)
     49th Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment (3 cos)(180)
     Cavalry (2 cos)(120)
     Roger's Battery (4 guns)(60)
Evans' Demi-Brigade:
     4th South Carolina Volunteer Infantry Regiment (600)
     Louisiana Volunteer Infantry Battalion (600)
     Battery (4 6pdrs)(60)
     Cavalry (2 cos)(120)
  Arrived on 20th
     Bradford Cavalry (120)
     Stuart's Cavalry (Army of Shenandoah)(300)
     Pendleton's Artillery Reserve (8 guns)(120)
     Walton's Reserve (5 guns)(75)
     Hampton's Legion (6 cos)(600)

Reinforcements from the army of Shenandoah:
     Arriving on the 21st - (2,334)

United States Congress, Joint Committee on the
Conduct of the War The Battle of Bull Run,
Millwood, N.Y., 1977

Source: George Nafziger Order of Battle Collection

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Jon Bell January 2, 2017 at 2:54 am

Longstreet’s Brigade included the 17th Virginia shown as “117h” in Confederate troop summary for Blackburn’s Ford and Bull Run battles. The 17th Virginia Volunteers was commanded by Col. Montgomery D. Corse, a banker from Alexandria who had been a Captain in the 1st Virginia Volunteers during the Mexican War. He later would be promoted to Brigadier General and would initially assume command of the Brigade formerly commanded by George Pickett, who had been promoted to Major General and command of his own division. Corse would eventually assume command of his own brigade as part of Pickett’s Division, which would include his old regiment the 17th Virginia. Corse served in the ANV from the engagement at Blackburn’s Ford until captured at Saylor’s Creek, Apr 6, 1865, after which he would spend several months imprisoned at Ft. Warren, Boston Harbor, along with 7 other CSA general officers including R. S. Ewell. During his period of service he was wounded on 5 occasions.. Ironically, his closest call with death was when he was present during the collapse of the Virginia State Capitol building in April of 1870. Many former CSA officers as well as the brother of Union Major General Scholfield were killed in this tragedy which was reported worldwide.

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