By SCV Camp 1708, Scottsdale AZ
Pvt. Charles Able answered the bugle call of the War Between the States when he joined the 1st Infantry Regiment when it was assembled at Winchester, Virginia, during the early summer of 1861 with about 600 men.
It fought in General Elzey’s Brigade, then the Maryland Line, and was active at First Manassas, in Jackson’s Valley Campaign, and the Seven Days’ Battles. On August 11, 1862, the unit disbanded at Gordonsville, Virginia.
Its commanders were Colonels Arnold Elzey, Bradley T. Johnson, and George H. Steuart, and Lieutenant Colonel Edward R. Dorsey.