[From the diary of Harrison B. Jones of the 33rd, Virginia Infantry]
The Militia are coming
in to day from the differ-
According to "33rd Virginia" Infantry by Lowell Reidenbaugh Captain William D. Rippetoe organized the Page Grays on June 19, 1861.
On July 15 the Grays became part of the newly formed 33rd Virginia under Colonel Arthur Campbell Cummings, a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute and Mexican War veteran.