1862 November 1st

November 1 1862 Saturday

Arkansas. Skirmish at La Grange.

Kentucky. Skirmish in Henderson County.

Louisiana. Union operations began at Berwick Bay.

Mississippi. USS Louisville, Lieutenant-Commander Meade, captured the steamer Evansville in the Mississippi River above Island No 36.

Mississippi. During the summer of 1862 Confederate guerrillas regularly harassed Union shipping and soldiers along the Mississippi and its tributaries. To counter the threat, Commodore David Dixon Porter USN and Colonel Alfred Washington Ellet proposed forming a special unit to protect the Mississippi Valley from such bushwhackers. The War Department approved the idea and the Mississippi Marine Brigade was established, with Ellet taking command after his promotion to Brigadier-General. The Mississippi Marine brigade was composed of the 1st Battalion Infantry, the 1st Battalion Cavalry, and Walling’s Light Artillery Battery. The first two units were raised in Missouri, while the artillery battery was organised in Pennsylvania.

Like Ellet’s Ram fleet, which would transport the brigade along the river systems, the Mississippi Marine Brigade answered directly to the War Department and not to the local Army or Navy commanders. There was recurring confusion as to which branch of service it belonged and this caused increasing friction and concern. The Army’s Judge Advocate General ultimately declared that the brigade was a “special contingent of the Army and not the Navy” However, Major-General Ulysses Simpson Grant who commanded in the Mississippi Valley reported that the officers and men of the Marine Brigade “are not subject to my orders”.

Missouri. Operations in Boone County began.

Missouri. Operation in Jackson County began in pursuit of the Confederate guerrillas of Captain William Clarke Quantrill.

North Carolina. Expedition from New Bern began.

Tennessee. Confederate President Jefferson Finis Davis invited Lieutenant-General Edmund Kirby Smith to Richmond to discuss his acerbic criticisms of General Braxton Bragg. Smith had requested a transfer elsewhere so that he could no longer be required to cooperate with Bragg or serve under him. Smith was mollified that the matter was in hand and was asked to send reinforcements to Bragg to strengthen operations in middle Tennessee.

Texas. Union naval bombardment of Lavaca.

Virginia. Skirmish at Berry’s Ford Gap.

Virginia. Skirmish at Philomont involving the cavalry of Union Brigadier-General Alfred Pleasonton.

Virginia. USS Thomas Freeborn, Lieutenant-Commander Samuel Magaw, captured three unnamed boats at Maryland Point on the Potomac River, while the boats were attempting to run contraband goods across from Maryland to Virginia.

Virginia. Union Major-General George Brinton McClellan completed his crossing of the Potomac River into Virginia with his Army of the Potomac. McClellan’s intention was to march along the eastern side of the Blue Ridge and to concentrate at Warrenton.

Virginia. The Confederate Army of Northern Virginia completed its relocation from Winchester in the Shenandoah Valley to Culpeper.

Union Organisation

USA: XIII Corps (Tennessee) was divided into Right Wing XIII Corps (Tennessee), and Left Wing XIII Corps (Tennessee).

USA: Major-General Ulysses Simpson Grant retained command of XIII Corps (Tennessee) and Centre XIII Corps (Tennessee).

Grant, Ulysses Simpson (Hiram Ulysses) / Ohio / Born 27 April 1822 Point Pleasant, Ohio / Died Mount McGregor, New York 23 July 1885
USMA 1 July 1843 21/39 Infantry / Cadet USMA 1 July 1839 / 4th US Infantry 1 July 1843 / 2nd Lieutenant USA 7th US Infantry 30 September 1845 / 4th US Infantry 15 November 1845 / Regt Quartermaster 1 April 1847-23 July 1848 / 1st Lieutenant USA 16 September 1847 / Regt Quartermaster 17 November 1848-5 August 1853 / Captain USA 5 August 1853 / Resigned USA 31 July 1854 / Brigadier-General USV 9 August 1861 to rank from 17 May 1861 / Colonel USV 21st Illinois Infantry 15 June 1861 / Major-General USV 16 February 1862 / Major-General USA 7 July 1863 to rank from 4 July 1863 / Lieutenant-General USA 4 March 1864 to rank from 2 March 1864 / General-in-Chief of the US Army 12 March 1864 / General USA 25 July 1866 / Resigned USA 4 March 1869 / General USA Retired 4 March 1877 / Brevet 2nd Lieutenant USA 1 July 1843 Brevet 1 Lt USA 8 September 1847 Brevet Captain USA 13 September 1847
District of Ironton 8 August 1861-15 August 1861 / District of Southeast Missouri 1 September 1861-23 December 1861 / District of Cairo 23 December 1861-14 February 1862 / District of West Tennessee 14 February 1862-12 September 1862 / Army of West Tennessee 21 February 1862-24 October 1863 / Chief of Staff Department of the Mississippi 29 April 1862-10 June 1862 / Department of the Tennessee 16 October 1862-17 October 1863 / XIII Corps Tennessee 24 October 1862-22 December 1862 / Military Division of the Mississippi 16 October 1863-18 March 1864 / General-in-Chief 12 March 1864-4 March 1869

USA: Right Wing XIII Corps (Tennessee) was established in the Army of the Tennessee.

USA: Major-General James Birdseye McPherson assumed command of Right Wing XIII Corps (Tennessee).

McPherson, James Birdseye / Ohio / Born 14 November 1828 Clyde, Ohio / KIA Atlanta, Georgia 22 July 1864
USMA 1 July 1853 1/52 Engineers / Cadet USMA 1 July 1849 / Engineers 1 July 1853 / 2nd Lieutenant USA 18 December 1854 / 1st Lieutenant USA 13 December 1858 / Captain USA 6 August 1861 / Lieutenant-Colonel USA ADC (H W Halleck) 9 November 1861-30 November 1861 / 12 November 1861 / Colonel USA Staff 1 May 1862 / Colonel USA ADC (U S Grant) 1 May 1862-4 June 1862 / Brigadier-General USV 15 May 1862 / Major-General USV 8 October 1862 / Brigadier-General USA 4 August 1863 to rank from 1 August 1863 / Brevet 2nd Lieutenant USA 1 July 1853
Chief Engineer Department of the Missouri 30 November 1861-23 December 1861 /Chief Engineer Army of West Tennessee 23 December 1861-11 March 1862 / Chief Engineer Army of the Tennessee 11 March 1862-1 May 1862 / Chief Engineer Department of the Mississippi 4 June 1862-4 October 1862 / Right Wing XIII Corps Tennessee 1 November 1862-27 November 1862 / Centre XIII Corps Tennessee 27 November 1862-22 December 1862 / XVII Corps Tennessee 22 December 1862-12 March 1864 / Department of the Tennessee 12 March 1864-22 July 1864 / Army of the Tennessee 26 March 1864-22 July 1864

USA: Left Wing XIII Corps (Tennessee) was established in the Army of the Tennessee.

USA: Major-General Charles Smith Hamilton assumed command of Left Wing XIII Corps (Tennessee).

Hamilton, Charles Smith / New York / Born 16 November 1822 Westernville, New York / Died Milwaukee, Wisconsin 17 April 1891
USMA 26/39 1843 Infantry / Cadet USMA 1 July 1839 / 2nd US Infantry 1 July 1843 / 2nd Lieutenant USA 5th US Infantry 17 November 1845 / 1st Lieutenant USA 30 June 1847 / Regt Quartermaster 1 March 1848-18 September 1848 / Resigned USA 30 April 1853 / Colonel USV 3rd Wisconsin Infantry 11 May 1861 / Brigadier-General USV 7 August 1861 to rank from 17 May 1861 / Major-General USV 19 September 1862 / Resigned USV 13 April 1863 / Brevet 2nd Lieutenant USA 1 July 1843 Brevet Captain USA 20 August 1847 / WIA Molino del Rey 8 September 1847
3rd Brigade Department of the Shenandoah 8 August 1861-17 August 1861 / 3rd Brigade Banks’ Division Army of the Potomac 8 October 1861-13 March 1862 / 3rd Division III Corps Army of the Potomac 13 March 1862-3 May 1862 / 3rd Division Army of the Mississippi 18 June 1862-20 October 1862 / District of Corinth 20 October 1862-15 January 1863 / Left Wing XIII Corps Tennessee 1 November 1862-22 December 1862 / Left Wing XVI Corps Tennessee 22 December 1862-1 April 1863 / XVI Corps Tennessee 10 January 1863-5 February 1863 / District of West Tennessee 15 January 1863-11 February 1863 / District of Corinth 20 January 1863—23 March 1863

USA: Alfred Washington Ellet promoted Brigadier-General USV 3 November 1862 to rank from 1 November 1862.

Ellet, Alfred Washington / Pennsylvania / Born 11 October 1820 Penn’s Manor, Pennsylvania / Died El Dorado, Kansas 9 January 1895
Captain USV 59th Illinois Infantry 20 August 1861 / Lieutenant-Colonel USV ADC (J C Frémont) 28 April 1862 / Brigadier-General USV 3 November 1862 to rank from 1 November 1862 / Resigned USV 31 December 1864
Mississippi Marine Brigade

Commander in Chief: President Abraham Lincoln

Vice-President: Hannibal Hamlin

Secretary of War: Edwin McMasters Stanton

Secretary of the Navy: Gideon Welles

  • North Atlantic Blockading Squadron USN: Acting Rear Admiral Samuel Phillips Lee USN
  • South Atlantic Blockading Squadron USN: Flag Officer Samuel Francis Du Pont USN
  • West Gulf Blockading Squadron USN: Rear Admiral David Glasgow Farragut USN
  • East Gulf Blockading Squadron USN: Flag Officer James L Lardner USN
  • Pacific Squadron USN: Rear Admiral Charles H Bell USN
  • Mississippi River Squadron USN: Rear Admiral David Dixon Porter USN
  • Potomac Flotilla USN: Commodore Andrew Allen Harwood USN

General–in-Chief: Henry Wager Halleck

  • Department of the Cumberland: William Starke Rosecrans
    • Army of the Cumberland: William Starke Rosecrans
      • XIV Corps Cumberland: William Starke Rosecrans
        • Right Wing XIV Corps Cumberland: Alexander McDowell McCook
        • Left Wing XIV Corps Cumberland: Thomas Leonidas Crittenden
        • Centre XIV Corps Cumberland: Charles Champion Gilbert
      • Cavalry Corps Cumberland: John Kennett temporary
  • Department of the Missouri: Samuel Ryan Curtis
    • District of St Louis: John Wynn Davidson
    • District of Southwest Missouri: John McAllister Schofield
      • Army of the Southwest: Eugene Asa Carr
    • District of Northeast Missouri: Lewis Merrill
    • District of Northwest Missouri: Willard Preble Hall
    • District of Central Missouri: Benjamin Franklin Loan
    • Army of the Frontier: John McAllister Schofield
  • Department of the Gulf: Benjamin Franklin Butler
    • District of Pensacola: Neal S Dow
    • Army of the Gulf: Benjamin Franklin Butler
  • Middle Department: John Ellis Wool
    • District of the Eastern Shore of Maryland: Henry Hayes Lockwood
    • VIII Corps Middle: John Ellis Wool
  • Department of New Mexico: James Henry Carleton
    • District of Arizona: Joseph Rodman West
  • Department of New York: Edward Denison Morgan
  • Department of North Carolina: John Gray Foster
  • Department of the Northwest: John Pope
    • District of Wisconsin: Washington Lafayette Elliott
  • Department of the Ohio: Horatio Gouverneur Wright
    • District of Louisville: Jeremiah Tilford Boyle
    • District of Western Virginia: Jacob Dolson Cox
      • Sub-District of the Kanawha: Eliakim Parker Scammon
    • Cheat Mountain District: Robert Huston Milroy
  • Department of the Pacific: George Wright
    • District of the Humboldt: Francis James Lippitt
    • District of Oregon: Benjamin Alvord
    • District of Southern California: George Washington Bowie
    • District of Utah: Patrick Edward Connor
  • Department of the Potomac: George Brinton McClellan
    • Army of the Potomac: George Brinton McClellan
      • I Corps Potomac: John Fulton Reynolds
      • II Corps Potomac: Darius Nash Couch
      • III Corps Potomac: George Stoneman
      • V Corps Potomac: Fitz John Porter
      • VI Corps Potomac: William Buel Franklin
      • IX Corps Potomac: Orlando Bolivar Willcox temporary
      • XI Corps Potomac: Franz Sigel
      • XII Corps Potomac: Henry Warner Slocum
  • Department of the South: John Milton Brannan temporary
    • X Corps South: John Milton Brannan
  • Department of the Tennessee: Ulysses Simpson Grant
    • District of Memphis: William Tecumseh Sherman
    • District of Corinth: Charles Smith Hamilton
    • District of Jackson: Stephen Augustus Hurlbut
    • District of Columbus: Thomas Alfred Davies
    • Army of the Tennessee: Ulysses Simpson Grant
      • XIII Corps Tennessee: Ulysses Simpson Grant
        • Right Wing XIII Corps Tennessee: James Birdseye McPherson
        • Left Wing XIII Corps Tennessee: Charles Smith Hamilton
  • Department of Texas: Vacant
  • Department of Virginia: John Adams Dix
    • IV Corps Virginia: Erasmus Darwin Keyes
    • VII Corps Virginia: John Adams Dix
  • District of Colorado: John Milton Chivington
  • Military District of Washington: Samuel Peter Heintzelman

Confederate Organisation

CSA: George Pierce Doles promoted Brigadier-General PACS 1 November 1862.

Doles, George Pierce / Georgia / Born 14 May 1830 Milledgeville, Georgia / KIA Bethesda Church, Virginia 2 June 1864
Lieutenant Georgia Militia / Captain 26 April 1861 / Captain PACS 4th Georgia Infantry 9 May 1861 / Colonel PACS 26 May 1861 / Brigadier-General PACS 1 November 1862 / WIA Malvern Hill 1 July 1862
Doles’ Brigade D H Hill’s Division II Corps Army of Northern Virginia 17 September 1862-July 1863 / Doles’ Brigade Rodes’ Division II Corps Army of Northern Virginia July 1863-2 June 1864

CSA: Carnot Posey promoted Brigadier-General (Special) PACS General March 5 1863 to rank from 1 November 1862.

Posey, Carnot / Mississippi / Born 5 August 1818 Woodville, Mississippi / DOW Charlottesville, Virginia 13 November 1863
1st Lieutenant USV 1st Mississippi Rifles 1846/ Mustered Out USV 1848 / Captain PACS Mississippi Infantry 21 May 1861 / Colonel PACS 16th Mississippi Infantry 4 June 1861 / Brigadier-General PACS (Special) 5 March 1863 to rank from 1 November 1862 / WIA Buena Vista 23 February 1847 WIA Cross Keys 8 June 1862 MWIA Bristoe Station 14 October 1863
Featherston’s Brigade Wilcox’s Division I Corps Army of Northern Virginia 30 August 1862-November 1862 / Posey’s Brigade R H Anderson’s Division I Corps Army of Northern Virginia 19 January 1863-30 May 1863 / Posey’s Brigade R H Anderson’s Division III Corps Army of Northern Virginia 30 May 1863-14 October 1863

CSA: Montgomery Dent Corse promoted Brigadier-General PACS 1 November 1862.

Corse, Montgomery Dent / Virginia / Born 14 March 1816 Alexandria, Virginia / Died Alexandria, Virginia 11 February 1895
Captain USV 1st Virginia Infantry 1847-1848 / Captain Virginia Militia 1860 / Major 6th Battalion Virginia Militia 10 April 1861 / Major PACS Assistant Adjutant-General April 1861 / Colonel PACS 17th Virginia Infantry 10 June 1861 / Colonel Provisional Army of Virginia 15 June 1861 / Brigadier-General PACS 1 November 1862 / Paroled Fort Warren, Massachusetts 24 July 1865 / WIA Second Bull Run 30 August 1862 WIA Boonsboro 14 September 1862 WIA and CIA Antietam 17 September 1862 Rescued 17 September 1862 WIA Drewry’s Bluff 16 May 1864 CIA Sayler’s Creek 6 April 1865
Corse’s Brigade Kemper’s Division I Corps Army of Northern Virginia August 1862-30 August 1862 / Corse’s Brigade Kemper’s Division I Corps Army of Northern Virginia September 1862-17 September 1862 / Garnett’s Brigade Pickett’s Division I Corps Army of Northern Virginia 6 November 1862-26 November 1862 / Corse’s Brigade Pickett’s Division I Corps Army of Northern Virginia 26 November 1862-25 February 1863 / Corse’s Brigade Pickett’s Division Department of North Carolina 23 February 1863-1 April 1863 / Corse’s Brigade Pickett’s Division I Corps Army of Northern Virginia May 1863-27 September 1863 / Corse’s Brigade R Ransom’s Division Trans-Allegheny Department 27 September 1863-January 1864 / Corse’s Brigade Hoke’s Division Department of North Carolina January 1864-May 1864 / Corse’s Brigade Hoke’s Division Department of Richmond May 1864-10 May 1864 / Corse’ Brigade Pickett’s Division Defences of Richmond 14 May 1864-22 May 1864 / Corse’s Brigade Pickett’s Division I Corps Army of Northern Virginia 22 May 1864-6 April 1865

CSA: George Thomas Anderson promoted Brigadier-General PACS 1 November 1862.

Anderson, George Thomas / Georgia / Born 3 February 1824 Covington, Georgia / Died Anniston, Alabama 4 April 1901
2nd Lieutenant USV Georgia Mounted Infantry 27 May 1847 / Mustered Out USV 10 July 1848 / Major-General Georgia Militia 1848-1850 / Captain USA 1st US Cavalry 3 May 1855 / Resigned USA 11 June 1858 / Colonel PACS 11th Georgia Infantry 2 July 1861 / Brigadier-General PACS 1 November 1862 / Paroled Appomattox, Virginia 9 April 1865 / WIA Second Bull Run 1862 WIA Gettysburg 2 July 1863
S Jones’ Brigade G W Smith’s Division Army of the Potomac 10 January 1862-17 February 1862 / 2nd Brigade 1st Division Right Wing Army of the Potomac 23 March 1862 / Anderson’s Brigade D R Jones’ Division Magruder’s Corps May 1862-3 July 1862 / Anderson’s Brigade D R Jones’ Division I Corps Army of Northern Virginia July 1862-27 October 1862 / Anderson’s Brigade Hood’s Division I Corps Army of Northern Virginia 27 October 1862-23 February 1863 / Anderson’s Brigade Hood’s Division Department of Virginia and North Carolina 25 February 1863-1 April 1863 / Anderson’s Brigade Department of Southern Virginia 1 April 1863-May 1863 / Anderson’s Brigade Hood’s Division I Corps Army of Northern Virginia May 1863-2 July 1863 / Anderson’s Brigade Department of South Carolina Georgia and Florida September 1863 / Anderson’s Brigade Field’s Division Longstreet’s Corps Army of Tennessee 5 October 1863-5 November 1863 / Anderson’s Brigade Field’s Division Longstreet’s Corps Department of East Tennessee 5 November 1863-12 April 1864 / Anderson’s Brigade Field’s Division Longstreet’s I Corps Army of Northern Virginia 12 April 1864-January 1865 / Anderson’s Brigade Field’s Division Longstreet’s I Corps Army of Northern Virginia March 1865-9 April 1865

CSA: Alfred Iverson promoted Brigadier-General PACS 1 November 1862.

Iverson, Alfred (Jr) / Georgia-North Carolina / Born 14 February 1829 Clinton, Georgia / Died Atlanta, Georgia 31 March 1911
2nd Lieutenant USV Georgia Infantry 20 August 1847 / Mustered Out USV 11 July 1848 / 1st Lieutenant USA 1st US Cavalry 3 March 1855 / Resigned USA 21 March 1861 / Captain ACSA Infantry 16 March 1861 / Colonel PACS 20th North Carolina Infantry 20 August 1861 / Brigadier-General PACS 1 November 1862 / Paroled Lawrenceville, Georgia 12 May 1865 / WIA Gaines’ Mill 27 June 1862 WIA Chancellorsville 3 May 1863
Iverson’s Brigade D H Hill’s Division II Corps Army of Northern Virginia 6 November 1862-14 January 1863 / Iverson’s Brigade Rodes’ Division II Corps Army of Northern Virginia 24 January 1863-21 July 1863 / Iverson’s Brigade E Johnson’s Division II Corps Army of Northern Virginia 21 July 1863-6 October 1863 / Iverson’s Brigade Martin’s Division Wheeler’s Cavalry Corps Army of Tennessee 29 February 1864-September 1864 / Iverson’s Division Wheeler’s Cavalry Corps Department of South Carolina Georgia and Florida September 1864-February 1865 / Iverson’s Cavalry Division District of South Carolina and Georgia February 1865-25 March 1865

CSA: James Henry Lane promoted Brigadier-General PACS 1 November 1862.

Lane, James Henry / Virginia-North Carolina / Born 28 July 1833 Mathews, Virginia / Died Auburn, Alabama 21 September 1907
Major PACS 1st North Carolina Infantry 11 May 1861 / Lieutenant-Colonel PACS 1 September 1861 / Colonel PACS 28th North Carolina 15 September 1861 / Brigadier-General PACS 1 November 1862 / Paroled Appomattox, Virginia 9 April 1865 / WIA Gaines’ Mill 27 June 1862 WIA Frayser’s Farm 30 June 1862 WIA Gettysburg 3 July 1863 WIA Cold Harbor 2 June 1864
Branch’s Brigade A P Hill’s Division Jackson’s Corps Army of Northern Virginia August 1862-17 September 1862 / Lane’s Brigade A P Hill’s Division II Corps Army of Northern Virginia 17 September 1862-30 May 1863 / 2nd Brigade Pender’s Division III Corps Army of Northern Virginia 30 May 1863-2 July 1863 / Pender’s Division III Corps Army of Northern Virginia 2 July 1863-2 July 1863 / 2nd Brigade Pender’s Division III Corps Army of Northern Virginia 3 July 1863-3 July 1863 / Pender’s Division III Corps Army of Northern Virginia 3 July 1863-July 1863 / Lane’s Brigade Wilcox’s Division III Corps Army of Northern Virginia July 1863-2 June 1864 / Lane’s Brigade Wilcox’s Division III Corps Army of Northern Virginia 29 August 1864-February 1865 / February 1865-March 1865

CSA: Edward Lloyd Thomas promoted Brigadier-General PACS 1 November 1862.

Thomas, Edward Lloyd (Jr) / Georgia / Born 23 March 1825 Clarke, Georgia / Died South McAlester, Indian Territory 8 March 1898
Private USV Georgia Mounted Infantry 1847 / 2nd Lieutenant USV 1848 / Mustered Out USV 1848 / Colonel PACS 35th Georgia Infantry 15 October 1861 / Brigadier-General PACS 1 November 1862 / Paroled Appomattox, Virginia 9 April 1865 / WIA Mechanicsville 26 June 1862
Pettigrew’s Brigade G W Smith’s Division Army of the Potomac 31 May 1862-30 June 1862 / 3rd Brigade 2nd Division Centre Army of Northern Virginia 30 June 1862-27 July 1862 / 3rd Brigade 2nd Division II Corps Army of Northern Virginia 27 July 1862-30 May 1863 / 3rd Brigade Pender’s Division III Corps Army of Northern Virginia 30 May 1863-30 August 1863 / Thomas’ Brigade Wilcox’s Division III Corps Army of Northern Virginia 31 August 1863-January 1865 / Thomas’ Brigade Wilcox’s Division III Corps Army of Northern Virginia February 1865-9 April 1865

CSA: Stephen Dodson Ramseur promoted Brigadier-General PACS 1 November 1862.

Ramseur, Stephen Dodson / North Carolina / Born 31 May 1837 Lincolnton, North Carolina/ DOW Meadow Mills Virginia 20 October 1864
USMA 1 July 1860 14/41 Artillery / Cadet USMA 1 July 1855 / 3rd US Artillery 1 July 1860 / 2nd Lieutenant USA 4th US Artillery 1 February 1861 / Resigned USA 6 April 1861 / 1st Lieutenant ACSA Artillery 16 March 1861 / Captain 10th North Carolina Militia 8 May 1861 / Major North Carolina Militia 16 May 1861 / Captain PACS Alabama Artillery May 1861 / Lieutenant-Colonel PACS 3rd North Carolina Infantry 27 May 1861 / Major PACS Artillery 20 August 1861 / Colonel PACS 49th North Carolina Infantry 12 April 1862 / Brigadier-General PACS 1 November 1862 / Major-General PACS (Temporary) 31 May 1864 to rank from 1 June 1864 / Brevet 2nd Lieutenant USA 1 July 1860 / WIA Malvern Hill 1 July 1862 WIA Chancellorsville 3 May 1863 WIA Spotsylvania 12 May 1864 MWIA Cedar Creek 19 October 1864
Ramseur’s Brigade Rodes’ Division II Corps Army of Northern Virginia 8 April 1863-2 May 1863 / Rodes’ Division II Corps Army of Northern Virginia 2 May 1863-3 May 1863 / Ramseur’s Brigade Rodes’ Division II Corps Army of Northern Virginia 3 May 1863-12 May 1864 / Iverson’s Brigade Rodes’ Division II Corps Army of Northern Virginia 4 July 1863-8 September 1863 / Ramseur’s Division II Corps Army of Northern Virginia 4 June 1864-13 June 1864 / Ramseur’s Division II Corps Valley District 13 June 1864-19 October 1864 / I Corps Valley 19 September 1864-27 September 1864

CSA: John Rogers Cooke promoted Brigadier-General PACS 1 November 1862.

Cooke, John Rogers / North Carolina / Born 9 June 1833 St Louis, Missouri / Died Richmond, Virginia 10 April 1891
2nd Lieutenant USA 8th US Infantry 30 June 1855 / 1st Lieutenant USA 28 January 1861 / Resigned USA 30 May 1861 / 1st Lieutenant ACSA Artillery 16 March 1861 / Assistant Quartermaster 1861 / Major PACS Artillery February 1862 / Colonel PACS 27th North Carolina Infantry April 1862 / Brigadier-General PACS 1 November 1862 / Paroled Appomattox, Virginia 9 April 1865 / WIA Fair Oaks 31 May 1862 WIA Antietam 17 September 1862 WIA Fredericksburg 13 December 1862 WIA Bristoe Station 14 October 1863 WIA Wilderness 8 May 1864
Reserve Brigade Army of the Potomac 1861 / 2nd Brigade R Ransom’s Division I Corps Army of Northern Virginia 6 November 1862-13 December 1862 / Cooke’s Brigade Third Sub-District of South Carolina January 1863-23 April 1863 / Cooke’s Brigade District of Cape Fear 26 April 1863-1 May 1863 / Cooke’s Brigade D H Hill’s Division Department of North Carolina 1 May 1863-July 1863 / Cooke’s Brigade R Ransom’s Division Department of Richmond 1 July 1863-August 1863 / Cooke’s Brigade Wilcox’s Division III Corps Army of Northern Virginia August 1863-3 October 1863/ Cooke’s Brigade Heth’s Division III Corps Army of Northern Virginia 3 October 1863-9 April 1865

CSA: Jerome Bonaparte Robertson promoted Brigadier-General PACS 1 November 1862.

Robertson, Jerome Bonaparte / Kentucky / Born 14 March 1815 Woodford, Kentucky / Died Waco, Texas 7 January 1891
Captain Army of Texas 1836-1837 / Captain PACS 5th Texas Infantry 3 August 1861 / Lieutenant-Colonel PACS 10 October 1861 / Colonel PACS 26 September 1862 / Brigadier-General PACS 1 November 1862 / No Record of Parole / WIA Gaines’ Mill 27 June 1862 WIA Second Bull Run 30 August 1862 WIA Gettysburg 2 July 1863
Robertson’s Brigade Hood’s Division I Corps Army of Northern Virginia 6 November 1862-23 February 1863 / Robertson’s Brigade Hood’s Division Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia 25 February 1863-1 April 1863 / Robertson’s Brigade Hood’s Division Department of Southern Virginia 1 April 1863-May 1863 / Robertson’s Brigade Hood’s Division I Corps Army of Northern Virginia May 1863-2 July 1863 / Robertson’s Brigade Law’s Division I Corps Army of Northern Virginia August 1863-9 September 1863 / Robertson’s Brigade Hood’s Division Longstreet’s Corps Left Wing Corps Army of Tennessee 19 September 1863-October 1863 / Robertson’s Brigade Jenkins’ Division Department of East Tennessee October 1863-1 November 1863 / Robertson’s Brigade Jenkins’ Division Department of East Tennessee 5 November 1863-23 December 1863 / Reserve Forces of Texas 24 June 1864-10 September 1864 / Reserve Corps Trans-Mississippi 10 September 1864-12 September 1864 / Robertson’s Brigade Maxey’s Division Department of Texas, New Mexico and Arizona 5 April 1865

CSA: Elisha Franklin Paxton promoted Brigadier-General PACS 1 November 1862.

Paxton, Elisha Franklin / Virginia-Tennessee / Born 4 March 1828 Rockbridge, Virginia / KIA Chancellorsville, Virginia 3 May 1863
1st Lieutenant PACS 4th Virginia Infantry 18 April 1861 / Major PACS 27th Virginia Infantry 14 October 1861 / ADC (T J Jackson) 30 May 1862 / Major PACS Assistant Quartermaster 4 August 1862 / Assistant Adjutant-General 15 August 1862 / Brigadier-General PACS 1 November 1862 / WIA First Bull Run 21 July 1861
Paxton’s Brigade Taliaferro’s Division II Corps Army of Northern Virginia 6 November 1862-24 March 1863 / 1st Brigade Colston’s Division II Corps Army of Northern Virginia 24 March 1863-3 May 1863

CSA: Thomas Reade Rootes Cobb promoted Brigadier-General PACS 1 November 1862 unconfirmed.

Cobb, Thomas Reade Rootes / Georgia / Born 10 April 1823 Jefferson, Georgia / KIA Fredericksburg, Virginia 13 December 1862
Colonel PACS Cobb’s Georgia Legion 28 August 1861 / Brigadier-General PACS 1 November 1862 Unconfirmed
Cobb’s Brigade McLaws’ Division I Corps Army of Northern Virginia December 1862-13 December 1862

CSA: John Brown Gordon promoted Brigadier-General PACS 1 November 1862 unconfirmed.

Gordon, John Brown / Georgia / Born 6 February 1832 Upson, Georgia / Died Miami, Florida 9 January 1904
Captain PACS 6th Alabama Infantry 15 April 1861 / Major PACS 14 May 1861 / Lieutenant-Colonel PACS 26 December 1861 / Colonel PACS 28 April 1862 / Brigadier-General PACS 1 November 1862 Unconfirmed / Brigadier-General PACS 11 May 1863 to rank from 7 May 1863 / Major-General PACS 14 May 1864 / Paroled Appomattox, Virginia 9 April 1865 / WIA Malvern Hill 1 July 1862 WIA Antietam 17 September 1862 WIA Shepherdstown 25 August 1864 WIA Fort Stedman 25 March 18645
2nd Brigade 4th Division Centre Army of Northern Virginia 31 May 1862-28 June 1862 / 1st Brigade D H Hill’s Left Wing Army of Northern Virginia 28 June 1862-1 July 1862 / Gordon’s Brigade Early’s Division II Corps Army of Northern Virginia 11 April 1863-8 May 1864 / Gordon’s Division II Corps Army of Northern Virginia 8 May 1864-22 May 1864 / Johnson’s Division II Corps Army of Northern Virginia 22 May 1864-13 June 1864 / 2nd Division II Corps Army of Northern Virginia 13 June 1864-9 December 1864 / II Corps Northern Virginia 9 December 1864-6 April 1865 / Left Wing Army of Northern Virginia 6 April 1865-9 April 1865

Commander in Chief: President Jefferson Finis Davis

Vice-President: Alexander Hamilton Stephens

Secretary of War: George Wythe Randolph

Secretary of the Navy: Stephen Russell Mallory

Military Adviser to the President: Vacant

  • Department of East Tennessee: Edmund Kirby Smith
  • Department of Henrico: John Henry Winder
  • Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana: John Clifford Pemberton
    • District One of Mississippi and East Louisiana: Daniel Ruggles
    • District Two of Mississippi and East Louisiana: Martin Luther Smith
    • District Three of Mississippi and East Louisiana: William Nelson Rector Beall
  • Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia: Gustavus Woodson Smith
      • Sub-District of Cape Fear: Samuel Gibbs French
  • Department of Northern Virginia: Robert Edward Lee
    • Army of Northern Virginia: Robert Edward Lee
      • Longstreet’s Command Northern Virginia: James Longstreet
      • Jackson’s Command Northern Virginia: Thomas Jonathan Jackson
    • Valley District: Daniel Harvey Hill temporary
  • Department of Richmond: Gustavus Woodson Smith
  • Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida: Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard
    • District of Georgia: Alexander Robert Lawton
    • District of South Carolina: Roswell Sabine Ripley
      • 1st Sub-District of South Carolina: Roswell Sabine Ripley
      • 2nd Sub-District of South Carolina: Johnson Hagood
      • 3rd Sub-District of South Carolina: William Stephen Walker
      • 4th Sub-District of South Carolina: William Stephen Walker
    • District of Middle and East Florida: Joseph Finegan
    • District of West Florida: John Horace Forney
  • Department of Southwestern Virginia: John Echols
    • District of Abingdon: Humphrey Marshall
  • Trans-Mississippi Department: Theophilus Hunter Holmes
    • District of Arkansas: Thomas Carmichael Hindman
    • District of West Louisiana: Richard Taylor
    • District of Texas: John Bankhead Magruder
      • 1st Sub-District of Texas: Paul Octave Hébert
      • 2nd Sub-District of Texas: vacant
      • Sub-District of Houston: Xavier Blanchard Debray
      • Southwest Army: Thomas Carmichael Hindman
    • Western District of Texas: Henry Eustace McCullough
      • Eastern Sub-District of Western Texas: Xavier Blanchard Debray
      • Sub-District of the Rio Grande: Hamilton Prioleau Bee
    • District of Arizona: Henry Hopkins Sibley
    • District of Indian Territory: Douglas Hancock Cooper
    • Defences of Pass Cavallo: John W Glenn
    • I Corps Trans-Mississippi: vacant
  • Western Department: Leonidas Polk temporary
    • District of the Tennessee: John Porter McCown
    • District of Middle Tennessee: Samuel Jones
      • Army of Middle Tennessee: John Cabell Breckinridge
    • Gulf District: John Horace Forney
    • Army of Mississippi: Leonidas Polk temporary
      • Right Wing Mississippi: Benjamin Franklin Cheatham temporary
      • Left Wing Mississippi: William Joseph Hardee
      • III Corps Mississippi (Army of Kentucky): Edmund Kirby Smith
      • Reserve Corps Mississippi: Jones Mitchell Withers
    • Army of West Tennessee: Earl Van Dorn

Union Generals

Note: Italics, awaiting confirmation of the commission

Major-General USA

George Brinton McClellan
John Charles Frémont
Henry Wager Halleck
John Ellis Wool

Major-General USV

Asterisk indicates concurrently Brigadier-General USA

John Adams Dix
Nathaniel Prentiss Banks
Benjamin Franklin Butler
David Hunter
Edwin Denison Morgan
Ethan Allen Hitchcock
Ulysses Simpson Grant
Irvin McDowell*
Ambrose Everett Burnside
William Starke Rosecrans*
Don Carlos Buell
John Pope*
Samuel Ryan Curtis
Franz Sigel
John Alexander McClernand
Lewis Wallace
Cassius Marcellus Clay
George Henry Thomas
George Cadwalader
William Tecumseh Sherman
Edward Otho Cresap Ord
Edwin Vose Sumner*
Samuel Peter Heintzelman
Erasmus Darwin Keyes
Joseph Hooker*
Silas Casey
Fitz John Porter
William Buel Franklin
Darius Nash Couch
Israel Bush Richardson
Henry Warner Slocum
John James Peck
John Sedgwick
William Farrar Smith
Alexander McDowell McCook
Thomas Leonidas Crittenden
John Gray Foster
John Grubb Parke
Christopher Columbus Augur
Robert Cumming Schenck
Stephen Augustus Hurlbut
Gordon Granger
Charles Smith Hamilton
Jacob Dolson Cox
Lovell Harrison Rousseau
James Birdseye McPherson

Brigadier-General USA

Brackets indicates concurrently Major-General USV

William Selby Harney
(Edwin Vose Sumner)
(Irvin McDowell)
Robert Anderson
(William Starke Rosecrans)
Philip St George Cooke
(John Pope)
(Joseph Hooker)

Brigadier-General USV

Andrew Porter
Charles Pomeroy Stone
Thomas West Sherman
George Archibald McCall
William Reading Montgomery
Rufus King
Benjamin Mayberry Prentiss
Benjamin Franklin Kelley
Alpheus Starkey Williams
James Cooper
James Brewerton Ricketts
Orlando Bolivar Willcox
Michael Corcoran
Henry Hayes Lockwood
Louis Blenker
James Samuel Wadsworth
George Webb Morell
John Henry Martindale
Samuel Davis Sturgis
George Stoneman
James William Denver
Egbert Ludovicus Vielé
James Shields
John Fulton Reynolds
William Farquhar Barry
John Joseph Abercrombie
Lawrence Pike Graham
George Gordon Meade
Abram Duryée
Oliver Otis Howard
Eleazar Arthur Paine
Daniel Edgar Sickles
Charles Davis Jameson
Ebenezer Dumont
Robert Huston Milroy
Willis Arnold Gorman
Daniel Butterfield
Horatio Gouverneur Wright
William Thomas Ward
John Gross Barnard
Innis Newton Palmer
Seth Williams
John Newton
Winfield Scott Hancock
George Wright
George Sykes
William Henry French
William Thomas Harbaugh Brooks
John Milton Brannan
William Wallace Burns
John Porter Hatch
David Sloane Stanley
William Kerley Strong
Albin Francisco Schoepf
James Scott Negley
Thomas John Wood
Richard W Johnson
Adolph Wilhelm August Friedrich Von Steinwehr
George Washington Cullum
Jeremiah Tilford Boyle
Schuyler Hamilton
George Washington Morgan
Julius Stahel
John McAllister Schofield
Thomas Jefferson McKean
Zealous Bates Tower
Jefferson Columbus Davis
James Henry Lane
John McAuley Palmer
James Abram Garfield
Lewis Golding Arnold
Frederick Steele
William Scott Ketchum
Abner Doubleday
John Wynn Davidson
Napoleon Jackson Tecumseh Dana
David Bell Birney
Thomas Francis Meagher
Henry Morris Naglee
Andrew Johnson
James Gallant Spears
Eugene Asa Carr
Thomas Alfred Davies
Daniel Tyler
William Hemsley Emory
Andrew Jackson Smith
Marsena Rudolph Patrick
Isaac Ferdinand Quinby
Hiram Gregory Berry
Orris Sanford Ferry
Daniel Phineas Woodbury
Henry Moses Judah
Richard James Oglesby
John Cook
John McArthur
Jacob Gartner Lauman
Horatio Phillips Van Cleve
John Alexander Logan
Speed Smith Fry
Alexander Asboth
James Craig
Mahlon Dickerson Manson
Edward Richard Sprigg Canby
Grenville Mellen Dodge
Robert Byington Mitchell
James Gilpatrick Blunt
Francis Engle Patterson
Quincy Adams Gillmore
Amiel Weeks Whipple
Cuvier Grover
George Lucas Hartsuff
Rufus Saxton
Benjamin Alvord
Napoleon Bonaparte Buford
William Sooy Smith
Nathan Kimball
Charles Devens
James Henry Van Alen
Carl Schurz
Samuel Wylie Crawford
Henry Walton Wessells
Milo Smith Hascall
Leonard Fulton Ross
John White Geary
Alfred Howe Terry
Andrew Atkinson Humphreys
James Henry Carleton
Absalom Baird
John Cleveland Robinson
Truman Seymour
George Dashiell Bayard
Henry Prince
Abram Sanders Piatt
Thomas Turpin Crittenden
Maximilian Weber
Jeremiah Cutler Sullivan
Alvin Peterson Hovey
James Clifford Veatch
William Plummer Benton
John Curtis Caldwell
Neal Dow
George Sears Greene
Samuel Powhatan Carter
John Gibbon
Erastus Barnard Tyler
Charles Griffin
George Henry Gordon
James Madison Tuttle
Julius White
Peter Joseph Osterhaus
Stephen Gano Burbridge
Washington Lafayette Elliott
Albion Parris Howe
Green Clay Smith
William Bowen Campbell
Philip Henry Sheridan
Benjamin Stone Roberts
Alfred Pleasonton
Jacob Ammen
Joshua Woodrow Sill
Catharinus Putnam Buckingham
Fitz-Henry Warren
Morgan Lewis Smith
Charles Cruft
Frederick Salomon
Cadwallader Colden Washburn
Francis Jay Herron
John Cochrane
John Basil Turchin
Henry Shaw Briggs
Conrad Feger Jackson
James Dada Morgan
Johann August Ernst Willich
Henry Dwight Terry
James Blair Steedman
George Foster Shepley
John Buford
Francis Preston Blair
John Reese Kenly
John Potts Slough
Godfrey Weitzel
Gabriel René Paul
George Crook
Thomas Leiper Kane
Gershom Mott
Edward Ferrero
Francis Laurens Vinton
Henry Jackson Hunt
Joseph Jones Reynolds
Francis Channing Barlow
Mason Brayman
Nathaniel James Jackson
George Washington Getty
Alfred Sully
Gouverneur Kemble Warren
William Woods Averell
Alexander Hays
Henry Hastings Sibley
Calvin Edward Pratt
Francis Barretto Spinola
John Henry Hobart Ward
John Milton Thayer
Solomon Meredith
James Bowen
Eliakim Parker Scammon
Robert Seaman Granger
Joseph Rodman West
Joseph Warren Revere
Alfred Washington Ellet

Brigadier-General USA (Staff)

Montgomery Cunningham Meigs (Quartermaster-General)
Henry Knox Craig
Lorenzo Thomas (Adjutant-General)
James Wolfe Ripley (Ordnance)
William Alexander Hammond (Surgeon-General)

Confederate Generals

Note: Italics, awaiting confirmation of the commission

General ACSA/PACS

Samuel Cooper
Robert Edward Lee
Joseph Eggleston Johnston
Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard
Braxton Bragg

Lieutenant-General PACS

James Longstreet
Edmund Kirby Smith
Leonidas Polk
Theophilus Hunter Holmes
William Joseph Hardee
Thomas Jonathan Jackson
John Clifford Pemberton

Major-General PACS

Earl Van Dorn
Gustavus Woodson Smith
Benjamin Huger
John Bankhead Magruder
Mansfield Lovell
Richard Stoddert Ewell
William Wing Loring
Sterling Price
Benjamin Franklin Cheatham
Samuel Jones
John Porter McCown
Daniel Harvey Hill
Jones Mitchell Withers
Thomas Carmichael Hindman
John Cabell Breckinridge
Lafayette McLaws
Ambrose Powell Hill
Richard Heron Anderson
James Ewell Brown Stuart
Richard Taylor
Simon Bolivar Buckner
Samuel Gibbs French
David Rumph Jones
George Edward Pickett
Carter Littlepage Stevenson
John Bell Hood
John Horace Forney

Brigadier-General PACS

Alexander Robert Lawton
Charles Clark
John Buchanan Floyd
Henry Alexander Wise
Henry Hopkins Sibley
John Henry Winder
Daniel Smith Donelson
Robert Augustus Toombs
Arnold Elzey
William Henry Chase Whiting
Jubal Anderson Early
Isaac Ridgeway Trimble
Daniel Ruggles
Roswell Sabine Ripley
Paul Octave Hébert
Albert Gallatin Blanchard
Gabriel James Rains
Thomas Fenwick Drayton
Lloyd Tilghman
Nathan George Evans
Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox
Robert Emmett Rodes
James Heyward Trapier
William Henry Carroll
Hugh Weedon Mercer
Alexander Peter Stewart
William Montgomery Gardner
Richard Brooke Garnett
William Mahone
Edward Johnson
Maxcy Gregg
Raleigh Edward Colston
Henry Heth
Johnson Kelly Duncan
Sterling Alexander Martin Wood
John George Walker
John King Jackson
Bushrod Rust Johnson
James Patton Anderson
Howell Cobb
George Wythe Randolph
Joseph Brevard Kershaw
James Ronald Chalmers
James Johnston Pettigrew
Daniel Leadbetter
William Whann Mackall
Robert Ransom
Daniel Marsh Frost
Winfield Scott Featherston
Thomas James Churchill
William Booth Taliaferro
Albert Rust
Patrick Ronayne Cleburne
Samuel Bell Maxey
Hamilton Prioleau Bee
James Morrison Hawes
George Hume Steuart
James Edwin Slaughter
Charles William Field
Paul Jones Semmes
Lucius Marshall Walker
Seth Maxwell Barton
Dabney Herndon Maury
John Bordenave Villepigue
Henry Eustace McCullough
John Stevens Bowen
Benjamin Hardin Helm
John Selden Roane
States Rights Gist
William Nelson Pendleton
Lewis Addison Armistead
Joseph Finegan
Martin Luther Smith
Franklin Gardner
William Nelson Rector Beall
Thomas Jordan
William Preston
Roger Atkinson Pryor
John Echols
George Earl Maney
Jean Jacques Alfred Alexandre Mouton
John Stuart Williams
James Green Martin
Thomas Lanier Clingman
Wade Hampton
Daniel Weisiger Adams
Louis Hébert
John Creed Moore
Ambrose Ransom Wright
James Lawson Kemper
James Jay Archer
Beverley Holcombe Robertson
St John Richardson Liddell
Nathan Bedford Forrest
Johnson Hagood
William Dorsey Pender
Micah Jenkins
Martin Edwin Green
Fitzhugh Lee
Harry Thompson Hays
Albert Gallatin Jenkins
William Barksdale
Edward Dorr Tracy
Matthew Duncan Ector
Edward Aylesworth Perry
John Gregg
John Calvin Brown
Alfred Holt Colquitt
Junius Daniel
Abraham Buford
William Steele
James Fleming Fagan
William Read Scurry
Francis Asbury Shoup
Joseph Robert Davis
William Henry Fitzhugh Lee
William Edmondson Jones
William Edwin Baldwin
John Crawford Vaughn
Evander McIvor Law
William Brimage Bate
John Sappington Marmaduke
Elkanah Brackin Greer
Francis Redding Tillou Nicholls
Preston Smith
Alfred Cumming
William Stephen Walker
Joseph Wheeler
George Pierce Doles
Carnot Posey
Montgomery Dent Corse
George Thomas Anderson
Alfred Iverson
James Henry Lane
Edward Lloyd Thomas
Stephen Dodson Ramseur
John Rogers Cooke
Jerome Bonaparte Robertson
Elisha Franklin Paxton

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