The Civil War in the East


Army of the Valley District

Major General Thomas J. Jackson


Jackson's old brigade and the Rockbridge artillery were transferred from Johnston's army at Manassas to bolster the three week brigades of infantry (each of only about 500 men). Several artillery units were created from infantry companies.

First Brigade

Colonel James Preston
Colonel James Allen
Brig. Gen. Richard B. Garnett
(after 11/14)

from Centreville 11/6*

2nd Virginia Infantry Regiment

Colonel James Allen


4th Virginia Infantry Regiment

Colonel James Preston


5th Virginia Infantry Regiment

Colonel William Harman


27th Virginia Infantry Regiment

Colonel John Echols


33rd Virginia Infantry Regiment

Colonel Arthur C. Cummings


Virginia Militia



Boggs' Militia Brigade

Brig. Gen. Boggs


Carson's Militia Brigade

Brig. Gen. J. H. Carson


Meem's Militia Brigade

Brig. Gen. G.S. Meem


Army Artillery



Alleghany Battery

Captain Joseph Carpenter

formed from 27th Va., Co. A

Cutshaw's Section of Artillery

Lieutenant W.E. Cutshaw

formed from 33rd Va.

Rockbridge Artillery

Captain William McLaughlin

from Centreville 11/6*

West Augusta Artillery

Captain James Waters

formed from 5th Va., Co. L

Valley Cavalry



7th Virginia Cavalry

Lt. Colonel Turner Ashby


Chew's Horse Artilley

Captain Robert Chew


*from OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, vol 5, Part 1 p. 938-9



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