Mac, that was a mouth full! Was this really Alexander's Rag Time Brigade?Just kidding!Of course, I do not have access to the book that you mention, but it is most interesting what you have disclosed for me. I have always thought that my Capt. John Reid's dau. Rachel Alexander Reid must have been named for one or all of these Alexanders that were so prominant in Sumter and Hampton's efforts for the colonies. Would it be reasonable that wherever Hampton fought, each of his companies took part?If so, where am I apt to find a chronology of such skirmishes and battles?Thanks for the informative response.Most of what I find only deals with the larger armies.