May 27, 1862, it was ordered to report to Major Jones
' Battery, No. 3, near Richmond, Va.
, as a reserve to sustain our forces in the event of need at the battle of Seven Pines
June 14th, it was ordered to Battery 10, near Richmond
July 15th, it was ordered to report to Brigadier-General John H. Winder
, to do guard duty at Libby Prison, Richmond, Va.
July 14th, it was assigned to the 61st Regiment of Virginia Infantry, under command of Colonel Samuel M. Wilson
July 20th, it was ordered by Lieutenant-Colonel W. F. Neimeyer
, 61st Virginia Infantry, to report to the headquarters at Dunn's Hill, and was designated Company I in the regiment.
About this time Cohoon
's Battalion of Virginia Volunteers was disbanded, and the men of conscript age in Captain Max Herbert
's command were assigned to the company.
By command of Brigadier-General S. G. French
, dated August 28, 1862, all men in Captain McAlpine
's Company, formerly of Captain Herbert
's Company, Lieutenant-Colonel Cohoon
's Battalion, will be promptly returned to Captain Herbert
The last of August, 1862, the company was ordered to Brook Turnpike, near Richmond
, and in September to Rapidan River
and Alexander Railroad, and there performed fatigue duty at Bristoe Station, some distance up the road, in the removal of burnt cars, &c. It thus saved an immense amount of property.
On September 29, 1862, the enemy advanced, and a part of our regiment, comprising about 200 men, gave them battle and repulsed them.
This was at Catlett Station, Orange and Alexandria Railroad.
The strength of the company was 59; present for duty, 47; absent, sick, 7; absent on leave, I; absent on detail, 4; total 59.
Lieutenant-Colonel William F. Neimeyer
at this time ordered the sick from Washington Hospital, about 1,500 in number, to Richmond
Also about this time Colonel V. D. Groner
took command as Colonel
of the 61st Virginia Infantry, Colonel Samuel M. Wilson
The regiment proceeded to Fredericksburg
as the advance guard of General Lee
's army, previous to the battle of Fredericksburg
We were there assigned to General William Mahone
's Brigade, and became identified with that command thereafter.
At the battle of Fredericksburg
, December 11, 12 and 13, 1862, the strength of the company was 58; present, 44; absent, sick, 10; absent on detail, 4.
Immediately after the battle of Fredericksburg
we were encamped