Union Military Organisations: Gulf Coast Theatre

Union Military Organisations: Gulf Coast Theatre

Index

Military Division of the Gulf

Military Division of the Southwest

Military Division of West Mississippi

Department of Florida #1

Department of Florida #2

Department of the Gulf

Department of Key West, Florida

Department of Louisiana

Department of Texas #1

Department of Texas #2

District of Alabama

District of South Alabama

District of Baton Rouge, Louisiana #1

District of Baton Rouge, Louisiana #2

District of Baton Rouge and Port Hudson, Louisiana

District of Bonnet Carré, Louisiana

District of Carrollton, Louisiana

District of Florida

District of West Florida #1

District of West Florida #2

District of West Florida and South Alabama

District of Key West and Tortugas

District of La Fourche, Louisiana

District of East Louisiana

Eastern District of Louisiana

District of Northeast Louisiana

Northern District of Louisiana

Southern District of Louisiana

Western District of Louisiana

District of Morganza, Louisiana

Defences of New Orleans, Louisiana

District of Pensacola, Florida

District of Port Hudson, Louisiana #1

District of Port Hudson, Louisiana #2

Central District of Texas

Eastern District of Texas

Western District of Texas

Sub-District of Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Sub-District of West Florida

Sub-District of Mobile, Alabama

Sub-District of Port Hudson, Louisiana

Army of the Gulf

Army of West Mississippi

XIII Corps Gulf #1

XIII Corps Gulf #2

XVI Corps Gulf

XIX Corps Gulf

XXV Corps Southwest

Reserve Corps Gulf

Military Division of the Gulf

27 June 1865-31 December 1865

Edward Richard Sprigg Canby interim 27 June 1865-5 June 1865

Philip Henry Sheridan 17 May 1865-31 December 1865

27 June 1865: The Military Division of the Gulf was established. It included the Department of Florida, the Department of Mississippi, the Department of Louisiana, and the Department of Texas.

27 June 1865: Major-General Philip Henry Sheridan assumed command of the Military Division of the Gulf.

27 June 1865: The Department of Florida was established in the Military Division of the Gulf.

27 June 1865: The Department of Louisiana was established in the Military Division of the Gulf.

27 June 1865: The Department of Mississippi was established in the Military Division of the Gulf.

27 June 1865: The Department of Texas was established in the Military Division of the Gulf.

7 October 1865: The Department of Mississippi transferred from the Military Division of the Gulf to the Military Division of the Tennessee.

Military Division of the Southwest

17 May 1865-27 June 1865

Edward Richard Sprigg Canby interim 17 May 1865-5 June 1865

17 May 1865: The Military Division of the Southwest was established, to comprise the Department of Arkansas, the Department of the Gulf. and the Department of Texas.

17 May 1865: The states of Louisiana and Texas were detached from the Department of the Gulf and assigned to the Military Division of the Southwest.

17 May 1865: Major-General Philip Henry Sheridan was appointed to command the Military Division of the Southwest, arriving on 29 May 1865.

23 May 1865: XXV Corps Southwest transferred from the Army of the James to the Military Division of the Southwest.

29 May 1865: Major-General Philip Henry Sheridan arrived to command the Military Division of the Southwest.

1 June 1865: The Army of West Mississippi transferred from the Military Division of West Mississippi to the Military Division of the Southwest.

3 June 1865: The Army of the Gulf transferred from the Army of West Mississippi to the Department of the Gulf.

3 June 1865: The Army of West Mississippi was discontinued.

4 June 1865: XXV Corps Southwest was discontinued.

5 June 1865: The Department of the Mississippi was discontinued.

5 June 1865: The Military Division of West Mississippi was finally disbanded after being officially discontinued on 17 May 1865.

27 June 1865: The Department of Arkansas transferred from the Military Division of the Southwest to the Military Division of the Mississippi.

27 June 1865: The Department of the Gulf was discontinued, and its territory incorporated into the Department of Louisiana, the Department of Mississippi, the Department of Alabama, the Department of Florida, and the Department of Texas.

27 June 1865: The Military Division of the Southwest was discontinued.

Military Division of West Mississippi

7 May 1864-17 May 1865

Edward Richard Sprigg Canby 7 May 1864-3 November 1864

Joseph Jones Reynolds temporary 4 November 1864-23 November 1864

Edward Richard Sprigg Canby 24 November 1864-17 May 1865

7 May 1864: The Military Division of West Mississippi was established, comprising the Department of the Gulf and the Department of Arkansas. It was also known as the Trans-Mississippi Military Division.

7 May 1864: Major-General Edward Richard Sprigg Canby was appointed to command the Military Division of West Mississippi, arriving on 11 May 1864.

7 May 1864: The Department of Arkansas transferred to the Military Division of West Mississippi.

7 May 1864: The Department of the Gulf transferred to the Military Division of West Mississippi.

11 May 1864: Major-General Edward Richard Sprigg Canby arrived to command the Military Division of West Mississippi.

27 May 1864: The Department of the Missouri transferred to the Military Division of West Mississippi.

4 November 1864: Major-General Joseph Jones Reynolds assumed temporary command of the Military Division of West Mississippi, succeeding Major-General Edward Richard Sprigg Canby.

25 November 1864: Major-General Edward Richard Sprigg Canby assumed command of the Military Division of West Mississippi, succeeding Major-General Joseph Jones Reynolds.

28 November 1864: The Department of the Mississippi was established and transferred to the Military Division of West Mississippi. It comprised the state of Mississippi and the parts of Tennessee west of the Tennessee River taken from the discontinued Department of the Tennessee.

10 February 1865: The District of Key West and Tortugas was detached from the Department of the Gulf to report directly to the Military Division of West Mississippi.

18 February 1865: The Army of West Mississippi was established in the Military Division of West Mississippi.

1 March 1865: The District of West Florida and South Alabama transferred from the Department of the Gulf to the direct control of the Military Division of West Mississippi.

1 March 1865: The Sub-District of West Florida transferred with the District of West Florida and South Alabama from the Department of the Gulf to the Military Division of West Mississippi.

17 March 1865: The District of West Florida and South Alabama was discontinued. Its territory transferred from the Military Division of West Mississippi to the Department of the Gulf as the new District of West Florida and the District of South Alabama.

21 March 1865: The Department of Arkansas transferred from the Military Division of West Mississippi to the Military Division of the Missouri.

17 May 1865: The Military Division of West Mississippi retained interim responsibility for the Army of West Mississippi and the Army of the Gulf.

17 May 1865: Major-General Edward Richard Sprigg Canby retained interim command of the Military Division of West Mississippi.

17 May 1865: The Department of the Gulf was separated from the authority of the discontinued Military Division of West Mississippi and became temporarily autonomous, pending transfer to the Military Division of the Southwest. It took responsibility for Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida.

17 May 1865: The District of Key West and Tortugas was discontinued, and its territory assigned to the Department of the Gulf.

17 May 1865: The Military Division of West Mississippi was officially discontinued but remained in interim existence until finally disbanded officially on 1 June 1865.

Department of Florida #1

13 April 1861-15 March 1862

Harvey Brown 13 April 1861-9 January 1862

Lewis Golding Arnold 10 January 1862-15 March 1862

13 April 1861: The Department of Florida was established with headquarters at Fort Pickens, comprising the state of Florida transferred from the Department of the East.

13 April 1861: Major Harvey Brown was appointed to command the Department of Florida, arriving on 18 April 1861.

18 April 1861: Major Harvey Brown arrived to command the Department of Florida, with headquarters at Fort Pickens in Pensacola Bay.

10 January 1862: Major Lewis Golding Arnold assumed command of the Department of Florida, succeeding Colonel Harvey Brown.

11 January 1862: Key West and the coastline of Florida from Cape Canaveral to the Apalachicola River transferred from the Department of Florida to the Department of Key West.

15 March 1862: The Department of Florida was discontinued, and its territory incorporated into the Western District of the Department of the South.

Department of Florida #2

27 June 1865-31 December 1865

John Newton interim 27 June 1865-1 August 1865

John Gray Foster 1 August 1865-31 December 1865

27 June 1865: The Department of Florida was established in the Military Division of the Gulf. It included the state of Florida.

27 June 1865:  Major-General John Gray Foster was appointed to command the Department of Florida, arriving on August 1 1865

27 June 1865: Brigadier-General John Newton retained interim command of the Department of Florida.

1 August 1865: Major-General John Gray Foster arrived to command the Department of Florida.

Department of the Gulf

23 February 1862-27 June 1865

Benjamin Franklin Butler 23 February 1862-7 November 1862 interim 16 December 1862

Nathaniel Prentiss Banks 8 November 1862-21 September 1864, interim 22 September 1864

Stephen Augustus Hurlbut 22 September 1864-17 March 1865 interim to 21 April 1865

Nathaniel Prentiss Banks 22 April 1865-interim to 2 June 1865

Edward Richard Sprigg Canby 3 June 1865-27 June 1865

23 February 1862: The Department of the Gulf was established, with responsibility for the territory and forces west of the Mississippi River and in eastern Louisiana.

23 February 1862: Major-General Benjamin Franklin Butler was appointed to command the Department of the Gulf, arriving on 20 March 1862.

23 February 1862: The Army of the Gulf was established in the Department of the Gulf.

20 March 1862: Major-General Benjamin Franklin Butler arrived to command the Department of the Gulf.

8 August 1862: The District of Pensacola was established in the Department of the Gulf, comprising Florida west of the Apalachicola River. The rest of Florida remained in the Department of the South.

8 November 1862: The Department of Texas was discontinued and the state of Texas was added to the Department of the Gulf.

8 November 1862: Major-General Nathaniel Prentiss Banks was appointed to command the Department of the Gulf, arriving on 17 December 1862.

9 November 1862: The District of La Fourche was established in the Department of the Gulf.

16 December 1862: The Defences of New Orleans was established in the Department of the Gulf.

17 December 1862: Major-General Nathaniel Prentiss Banks arrived to command the Department of the Gulf, succeeding Major-General Benjamin Franklin Butler.

16 March 1863: The District of Key West and Tortugas was established in the Department of the Gulf. The Tortugas and West Florida transferred from the Department of the South, and the remainder of Florida remained in the Department of the South.

9 July 1863: The District of Port Hudson was established in the Department of the Gulf.

8 October 1863: The District of Baton Rouge was established in the Department of the Gulf.

1 May 1864: The District of Carrollton was established in the Department of the Gulf.

7 May 1864: The Department of the Gulf transferred to the Military Division of West Mississippi.

7 May 1864: Major-General Nathaniel Prentiss Banks retained command of the Department of the Gulf.

17 May 1864: The District of West Florida transferred from the Department of the South to the Department of the Gulf.

22 May 1864: The District of Morganza was established in the Department of the Gulf.

6 August 1864: The District of Baton Rouge was discontinued, and re-designated as a Sub-District in the District of Baton Rouge and Port Hudson.

6 August 1864: The District of Port Hudson was discontinued, and re-designated as a Sub-District in the District of Baton Rouge and Port Hudson.

6 August 1864: The District of Baton Rouge and Port Hudson was established to comprise the territories of Baton Rouge, Plaquemine, Gaines Landing, Pass Manchac, De Sair, and Port Hudson, Louisiana.

12 September 1864: The District of West Florida was discontinued, and renamed as the Sub-District of West Florida.

12 September 1864: The District of West Florida and South Alabama was established in the Department of the Gulf, comprising the territories of Mobile Bay and Pensacola, Florida.

12 September 1864: The Sub-District of West Florida was established in the District of West Florida and South Alabama.

22 September 1864: Major-General Stephen Augustus Hurlbut was appointed to command the Department of the Gulf, arriving on 23 September 1864, to succeed Major-General Nathaniel Prentiss Banks.

23 September 1864: Major-General Stephen Augustus Hurlbut arrived to command the Department of the Gulf, succeeding Major-General Nathaniel Prentiss Banks.

9 February 1865: The Northern District of Louisiana was established in the Department of the Gulf.

9 February 1865: The Defences of New Orleans was discontinued.

10 February 1865: The District of Key West and Tortugas transferred from the Department of the Gulf and transferred directly to the Military Division of West Mississippi.

11 February 1865: The Southern District of Louisiana was established.

11 February 1865: The District of Carrollton transferred to the Southern District of Louisiana.

11 February 1865: The District of La Fourche transferred to the Southern District of Louisiana.

11 February 1865: The District of Morganza transferred to the Northern District of Louisiana.

13 February 1865: The Sub-District of Baton Rouge was discontinued, and its territory transferred to the District of Baton Rouge and Port Hudson.

13 February 1865: The Sub-District of Port Hudson was discontinued, and its territory transferred to the District of Baton Rouge and the District of Port Hudson.

13 February 1865: The District of Baton Rouge and Port Hudson was discontinued, and divided into the District of Baton Rouge and the District of Port Hudson.

13 February 1865: The District of Baton Rouge was established and transferred to the Northern District of Louisiana.

13 February 1865: The District of Port Hudson was established and transferred to the Northern District of Louisiana.

18 February 1865: The Army of the Gulf transferred to the Army of West Mississippi.

1 March 1865: The District of West Florida and South Alabama transferred from the Department of the Gulf to the direct control of the Military Division of West Mississippi.

1 March 1865: The Sub-District of West Florida transferred with the District of West Florida and South Alabama from the Department of the Gulf to the Military Division of West Mississippi.

17 March 1865: The District of West Florida and South Alabama was discontinued. Its territory transferred to the Department of the Gulf as the new District of West Florida and the District of South Alabama.

17 March 1865: The Sub-District of West Florida was discontinued, and its territory assigned to the District of West Florida.

17 March 1865: The District of South Alabama was established in the Department of the Gulf.

17 March 1865: The District of West Florida was established in the Department of the Gulf.

18 March 1865: Major-General Nathaniel Prentiss Banks was appointed to command the Department of the Gulf, arriving on 22 April 1865.

27 March 1865: The District of Bonnet Carré was established in the Department of the Gulf. It comprised the territory between Bayou Manchac and Kennerville, Louisiana, west of New Orleans.

22 April 1865: Major-General Nathaniel Prentiss Banks arrived to command the Department of the Gulf, succeeding Major-General Stephen Augustus Hurlbut.

17 May 1865: The Military Division of the Southwest was established to comprise parts of the Department of Arkansas and the Department of the Gulf. The states of Louisiana and Texas were detached from the Department of the Gulf and assigned to the Military Division of the Southwest.

17 May 1865: The Military Division of West Mississippi was officially discontinued to be replaced by the Military Division of the Southwest. It remained in interim existence until finally disbanded officially on 1 June 1865.

17 May 1865: The Military Division of West Mississippi retained interim responsibility for the Army of West Mississippi and the Army of the Gulf.

17 May 1865: The Department of the Gulf was separated from the authority of the discontinued Military Division of West Mississippi and became temporarily autonomous with responsibility for Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida.

17 May 1865: The District of Alabama was established in the Department of the Gulf.

17 May 1865: The District of Mississippi was established in the Department of Gulf, comprising the state of Mississippi transferred from the Department of the Mississippi.

17 May 1865: The District of South Alabama was discontinued, and its territory incorporated into the District of Alabama.

17 May 1865: Major-General Edward Richard Sprigg Canby was appointed to command the Department of the Gulf, arriving on 3 June 1865 to succeed Major-General Nathaniel Prentiss Banks.

17 May 1865: Major-General Nathaniel Prentiss Banks retained interim command of the Department of the Gulf, pending the arrival of Major-General Edward Richard Sprigg Canby.

29 May 1865: The District of East Louisiana was established in the Department of the Gulf.

3 June 1865: Major-General Edward Richard Sprigg Canby arrived to command the Department of the Gulf, succeeding Major-General Nathaniel Prentiss Banks.

3 June 1865: The Army of the Gulf transferred from the Army of West Mississippi to the Department of the Gulf.

3 June 1865: The District of Florida transferred from the Department of the South to the Department of the Gulf. It comprised the state of Florida.

3 June 1865: The District of West Florida was discontinued, and its territory incorporated in the District of Florida.

3 June 1865: The Sub-District of Mobile was established in the District of Alabama.

5 June 1865: The District of Vicksburg transferred from the Department of the Mississippi to the Department of the Gulf.

22 June 1865: The District of Vicksburg was discontinued.

24 June 1865: The District of Port Hudson was discontinued.

27 June 1865: The Army of the Gulf was discontinued.

27 June 1865: The District of Florida was discontinued, and its territory transferred to the Department of Florida.

27 June 1865: The District of Bonnet Carré was discontinued.

27 June 1865: The District of Carrollton was discontinued.

27 June 1865: The District of La Fourche was discontinued.

27 June 1865: The District of Morganza was discontinued.

27 June 1865: The Northern District of Louisiana was discontinued.

27 June 1865: The Southern District of Louisiana was discontinued.

27 June 1865: The District of Baton Rouge transferred from the Department of the Gulf to the Department of Louisiana.

27 June 1865: The District of East Louisiana was discontinued.

27 June 1865: The District of Mississippi was discontinued.

27 June 1865: The District of Alabama was discontinued.

27 June 1865: The Sub-District of Mobile was discontinued, and incorporated into the Department of Alabama.

27 June 1865: The Department of the Gulf was discontinued, and its territory incorporated into the Department of Louisiana, the Department of Mississippi, the Department of Alabama, the Department of Florida, and the Department of Texas.

Department of Key West, Florida

11 January 1862-15 March 1862

John Milton Brannan 11 January 1862-15 March 1862

11 January 1862: The Department of Key West was established, comprising Florida from Cape Canaveral along the coast to the Apalachicola River, and the Tortugas.

11 January 1862: Key West and the coastline of Florida from Cape Canaveral to the Apalachicola River transferred from the Department of Florida to the Department of Key West.

11 January 1862: Brigadier-General John Milton Brannan was appointed to command the Department of Key West, arriving on 21 February 1862.

21 February 1862: Brigadier-General John Milton Brannan arrived to command the Department of Key West.

15 March 1862: The Department of Key West was discontinued, and incorporated into the Department of the South, later becoming the Southern District if the Department of the South.

Department of Louisiana

27 June 1865-31 December 1865

Edward Richard Sprigg Canby 27 June 1865-31 December 1865

27 June 1865: The Department of Louisiana was established in the Military Division of the Gulf.

27 June 1865: Major-General Edward Richard Sprigg Canby was appointed to command the Department of Louisiana, arriving on July 17 1865.

27 June 1865: The District of Baton Rouge transferred from the Department of the Gulf to the Department of Louisiana.

27 June 1865: The Western District of Louisiana was established in the Department of Louisiana.

27 June 1865: The Eastern District of Louisiana was established in the Department of Louisiana.

17 July 1865: Major-General Edward Richard Sprigg Canby arrived to command the Department of Louisiana.

17 July 1865: The District of Baton Rouge was discontinued.

20 July 1865: The Western District of Louisiana was discontinued.

26 July 1865: The Eastern District of Louisiana was discontinued.

Department of Texas #1

1 January 1861-8 November 1862

David Emanuel Twiggs 1 January 1861-18 February 1861

Carlos Adolphus Waite temporary 19 February 1861-22 April 1861

Vacant 23 April 1861-8 November 1862

1 January 1861: The Department of Texas comprised the state of Texas. Headquarters were at San Antonio.

1 January 1861: The Department of Texas was commanded by Brigadier-General USA David Emanuel Twiggs

18 February 1861: Command of the Department of Texas became vacant following the defection of Brigadier-General David Emanuel Twiggs to the Confederacy.

19 February 1861: Colonel Carlos Adolphus Waite assumed temporary command of the Department of Texas, replacing Brigadier-General David Emanuel Twiggs.

23 April 1861: The command the Department of Texas became vacant when Colonel Carlos Adolphus Waite was captured by Confederate authorities.

8 November 1862: The Department of Texas was discontinued. The state of Texas was added to the Department of the Gulf.

Department of Texas #2

27 June 1865-31 December 1865

Horatio Gouverneur Wright 27 June 1865-31 December 1865

27 June 1865: The Department of Texas was re-established in the Military Division of the Gulf. It comprised the state of Texas.

27 June 1865: Major-General Horatio Gouverneur Wright was appointed to command the Department of Texas, arriving on 6 August 1865.

27 June 1865: The Central District of Texas was established in the Department of Texas.

27 June 1865: The Eastern District of Texas was established in the Department of Texas.

27 June 1865: The Western District of Texas was established in the Department of Texas.

20 July 1865: The Western District of Texas was discontinued.

20 July 1865: The Central District of Texas was discontinued.

20 July 1865: The Eastern District of Texas was discontinued.

6 August 1865: Major-General Horatio Gouverneur Wright arrived to command the Department of Texas.

District of Alabama

17 May 1865-27 June 1865

Andrew Jackson Smith 17 March 1865-17 May 1865

17 May 1865: The District of Alabama was established in the Department of the Gulf, and comprised the state of Alabama.

17 May 1865: Major-General Andrew Jackson Smith assumed command of the District of Alabama.

3 June 1865: The Sub-District of Mobile was established in the District of Alabama. It comprised the territory round Mobile, Alabama.

27 June 1865: The Sub-District of Mobile was discontinued, and incorporated into the Department of Alabama.

27 June 1865: The District of Alabama was discontinued, and incorporated into the Department of Alabama.

District of South Alabama

17 March 1865-17 May 1865

Thomas Kilby Smith 17 May 1865-27 June 1865

17 March 1865: The District of South Alabama was established in the Department of the Gulf from part of the District of West Florida and South Alabama.

17 March 1865: Brigadier-General Thomas Kilby Smith assumed command of the District of South Alabama.

17 May 1865: The District of South Alabama was discontinued, and its territory incorporated into the District of Alabama.

District of Baton Rouge, Louisiana #1

8 October 1863-6 August 1864

Philip St George Cooke 8 October 1863-1 May 1864

Henry Warner Birge 2 May 1864-14 May 1864

William Plummer Benton 15 May 1864-30 May 1864

Fitz-Henry Warren 31 May 1864-12 June 1864

William Plummer Benton 13 June 1864-6 August 1864

8 October 1863: The District of Baton Rouge was established in the Department of the Gulf, comprising the territory around Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

8 October 1863: Brigadier-General Philip St George Cooke was appointed to command the District of Baton Rouge.

2 May 1864: Brigadier-General Henry Warner Birge assumed command of the District of Baton Rouge, succeeding Brigadier-General Philip St George Cooke.

15 May 1864: Brigadier-General William Plummer Benton assumed command of the District of Baton Rouge, succeeding Brigadier-General Henry Warner Birge.

31 May 1864: Brigadier-General Fitz-Henry Warren assumed command of the District of Baton Rouge, succeeding Brigadier-General William Plummer Benton.

13 June 1864: Brigadier-General William Plummer Benton assumed command of the District of Baton Rouge, succeeding Brigadier-General Fitz-Henry Warren.

6 August 1864: The District of Baton Rouge was discontinued, and re-designated as the Sub-District of Baton Rouge in the District of Baton Rouge and Port Hudson, in the Department of the Gulf.

District of Baton Rouge, Louisiana #2

13 February 1865-17 July 1865

Joseph Bailey 13 February 1865-10 March 1865

Edmund Jackson Davis 11 March 1865-17 March 1865

John Giles Fonda 18 March 1865-22 March 1865

Michael Kelly Lawler 23 March 1865-29 May 1865

John Giles Fonda 30 May 1865-17 July 1865

13 February 1865: The District of Baton Rouge was established in the Department of the Gulf from the renamed Sub-District of Baton Rouge.

13 February 1865: Brigadier-General Joseph Bailey retained command of the District of Baton Rouge.

11 March 1865: Brigadier-General Edmund Jackson Davis assumed command of the District of Baton Rouge, succeeding Brigadier-General Joseph Bailey.

18 March 1865: Colonel John Giles Fonda assumed command of the District of Baton Rouge, succeeding Brigadier-General Edmund Jackson Davis.

23 March 1865: Brigadier-General Michael Kelly Lawler assumed command of the District of Baton Rouge, succeeding Colonel John Giles Fonda.

17 May 1865: The District of Baton Rouge was subordinated to the Northern District of Louisiana.

17 May 1865: Brigadier-General Michael Kelly Lawler retained command of the District of Baton Rouge.

30 May 1865: Colonel John Giles Fonda assumed command of the District of Baton Rouge, succeeding Brigadier-General Michael Kelly Lawler.

27 June 1865: Colonel John Giles Fonda retained command of the District of Baton Rouge.

17 July 1865: The District of Baton Rouge was discontinued.

District of Baton Rouge and Port Hudson, Louisiana

6 August 1864-13 February 1865

Francis Jay Herron 6 August 1864-29 October 1864

William Plummer Benton 30 October 1864-25 December 1864

George Leonard Andrews 26 December 1864-13 February 1865

6 August 1864: The District of Baton Rouge and Port Hudson was established in the Department of the Gulf to comprise the territories of Baton Rouge, Plaquemine, Gaines Landing, Pass Manchac, De Sair, and Port Hudson, Louisiana.

6 August 1864: Major-General Francis Jay Herron assumed command of the District of Baton Rouge and Port Hudson.

6 August 1864: The Sub-District of Baton of Baton Rouge was established in the District of Baton Rouge and Port Hudson.

6 August 1864: The Sub-District of Port Hudson was established in the District of Baton Rouge and Port Hudson.

30 October 1864: Brigadier-General William Plummer Benton assumed command of the District of Baton Rouge and Port Hudson, succeeding Major-General Francis Jay Herron.

26 December 1864: Brigadier-General George Leonard Andrews assumed command of the District of Baton Rouge and Port Hudson, succeeding Brigadier-General William Plummer Benton.

13 February 1865: The Sub-District of Baton Rouge was discontinued, and its territory transferred to the District of Baton Rouge and Port Hudson.

13 February 1865: The Sub-District of Port Hudson was discontinued, and its territory transferred to the District of Baton Rouge and Port Hudson.

13 February 1865: The District of Baton Rouge and Port Hudson was discontinued, and divided into the District of Baton Rouge and the District of Port Hudson.

District of Bonnet Carré, Louisiana

27 March 1865-27 June 1865

Charles Everett 27 March 1865-31 March 1865

James J Byrne 1 April 1865-27 June 1865

27 March 1865: The District of Bonnet Carré was established in the Department of the Gulf. It comprised the territory between Bayou Manchac and Kennerville, Louisiana, west of New Orleans.

27 March 1865: Colonel Charles Everett assumed command of the District of Bonnet Carré.

1 April 1865: Colonel James J Byrne assumed command of the District of Bonnet Carré, succeeding Colonel Charles Everett.

27 June 1865: The District of Bonnet Carré was discontinued.

District of Carrollton, Louisiana

1 May 1864-27 June 1865

Nelson B Bartram 1 May 1864-30 September 1864

Nelson Viall 1 October 1864-31 March 1865

William S Mudgett 1 April 1865-27 June 1865

1 May 1864: The District of Carrollton was established in the Department of the Gulf, comprising the territory around Carrollton, Camp Parapet, De Sair, Fort Banks, Kennerville, Jeffersonville, and Pass Manchac, Louisiana.

1 May 1864: Colonel Nelson B Bartram assumed command of the District of Carrollton.

1 October 1864: Lieutenant-Colonel Nelson Viall assumed command of the District of Carrollton, succeeding Colonel Nelson B Bartram.

11 February 1865: The District of Carrollton transferred to the Southern District of Louisiana.

11 February 1865: Lieutenant-Colonel Nelson Viall retained command of the District of Carrollton.

1 April 1865: Colonel William S Mudgett assumed command of the District of Carrollton, succeeding Lieutenant-Colonel Nelson Viall.

27 June 1865: The District of Carrollton was discontinued.

District of Florida

7 February 1864-27 June 1865

Truman Seymour 7 February 1864-27 March 1864

John Porter Hatch 28 March 1864-19 April 1864

William Birney 20 April 1864-12 May 1864

George Henry Gordon 13 May 1864-1 June 1864

William Birney 2 June 1864-28 July 1864

William Henry Noble temporary 29 July 1864-3 August 1864

John Porter Hatch 4 August 1864-13 November 1864

Eliakim Parker Scammon 14 November 1864-6 April 1865

Benjamin Chew Tilghman 7 April 1865-18 April 1865

Israel Vogdes 19 April 1865-27 June 1865

7 February 1864: The District of Florida was established in the Department of the South, comprising the territories of Florida occupied by Federal troops.

7 February 1864: Brigadier-General Truman Seymour was appointed to command the District of Florida, arriving on 16 February.

16 February 1864: Brigadier-General Truman Seymour arrived to command the District of Florida.

28 March 1864: Brigadier-General John Porter Hatch assumed command of the District of Florida, succeeding Brigadier-General Truman Seymour.

20 April 1864: Brigadier-General William Birney assumed command of the District of Florida, succeeding Brigadier-General John Porter Hatch.

13 May 1864: Brigadier-General George Henry Gordon assumed command of the District of Florida, succeeding Brigadier-General William Birney.

2 June 1864: Brigadier-General William Birney assumed command of the District of Florida, succeeding Brigadier-General George Henry Gordon.

29 July 1864: Colonel William Henry Noble assumed temporary command of the District of Florida, succeeding Brigadier-General William Birney.

4 August 1864: Brigadier-General John Porter Hatch assumed command of the District of Florida, succeeding Colonel William Henry Noble.

14 November 1864: Brigadier-General Eliakim Parker Scammon assumed command of the District of Florida, succeeding Brigadier-General John Porter Hatch.

7 April 1865: Colonel Benjamin Chew Tilghman assumed command of the District of Florida, succeeding Brigadier-General Eliakim Parker Scammon.

19 April 1865: Brigadier-General Israel Vogdes assumed command of the District of Florida, succeeding Colonel Benjamin Chew Tilghman.

3 June 1865: The District of Florida transferred from the Department of the South to the Department of the Gulf. It comprised the state of Florida.

3 June 1865 Brigadier-General Israel Vogdes retained command of the District of Florida

27 June 1865: The District of Florida was discontinued, and its territory transferred to the Department of Florida.

District of West Florida #1

1 February 1864-12 September 1864

Alexander Asboth 1 February 1864-12 September 1864

1 February 1864: The District of West Florida was established in the Department of the South, comprising the vicinity of Pensacola, Florida from the discontinued District of Pensacola.

1 February 1864: Brigadier-General Alexander Asboth assumed command of the District of West Florida.

17 May 1864: The District of West Florida transferred from the Department of the South to the Department of the Gulf.

17 May 1864: Brigadier-General Alexander Asboth retained command of the District of West Florida.

12 September 1864: The District of West Florida was discontinued and renamed as the Sub-District of West Florida.

District of West Florida #2

17 March 1865-27 June 1865

Alexander Asboth 17 March 1865-27 June 1865

17 March 1865: The District of West Florida was re-established in the Department of the Gulf.

17 March 1865: Brigadier-General Alexander Asboth assumed command of the District of West Florida.

3 June 1865: The District of West Florida was discontinued, and its territory incorporated in the District of Florida.

District of West Florida and South Alabama

12 September 1864– 17 March 1865

Gordon Granger 12 September 1864– 17 March 1865

12 September 1864: The District of West Florida and South Alabama was established in the Department of the Gulf, comprising the territories of Mobile Bay and Pensacola, Florida.

12 September 1864: Major-General Gordon Granger assumed command of the District of West Florida and South Alabama.

12 September 1864: The Sub-District of West Florida was established in the District of West Florida and South Alabama.

1 March 1865: The District of West Florida and South Alabama transferred from the Department of the Gulf to the direct control of the Military Division of West Mississippi.

1 March 1865: Major-General Gordon Granger retained command of the District of West Florida and South Alabama.

17 March 1865: The Sub-District of West Florida was discontinued, and its territory assigned to the District of West Florida.

17 March 1865: The District of West Florida and South Alabama was discontinued. Its territory transferred from the Military Division of West Mississippi to the Department of the Gulf as the District of West Florida and the District of South Alabama.

District of Key West and Tortugas

16 March 1863-17 May 1865

Daniel Phineas Woodbury 16 March 1863-12 September 1863

Charles Hamilton temporary 13 September 1863-14 October 1863

Daniel Phineas Woodbury 15 October 1863-30 November 1863

Charles Hamilton temporary 1 December 1863-30 December 1863

Daniel Phineas Woodbury 31 December 1863-14 August 1864

Vacant 15 August 1864-14 October 1864

John Newton 15 October 1864-17 May 1865

16 March 1863: The District of Key West and Tortugas was established in the Department of the Gulf. The Tortugas and West Florida transferred from the Department of the South. The remainder of Florida remained in the Department of the South.

16 March 1863: Brigadier-General Daniel Phineas Woodbury assumed command of the District of Key West and Tortugas.

13 September 1863: Colonel Charles Hamilton assumed temporary command of the District of Key West and Tortugas, succeeding Brigadier-General Daniel Phineas Woodbury.

15 October 1863: Brigadier-General Daniel Phineas Woodbury assumed command of the District of Key West and Tortugas, succeeding Colonel Charles Hamilton.

1 December 1863: Colonel Charles Hamilton assumed temporary command of the District of Key West and the Tortugas, succeeding Brigadier-General Daniel Phineas Woodbury.

31 December 1863: Brigadier-General Daniel Phineas Woodbury assumed command of the District of Key West and Tortugas, succeeding Colonel Charles Smith Hamilton

15 August 1864: Command of the District of Key West and Tortugas became vacant.

15 October 1864: Brigadier-General John Newton assumed command of the District of Key West and Tortugas, following a vacancy.

10 February 1865: The District of Key West and Tortugas transferred from the Department of the Gulf directly to the Military Division of West Mississippi.

10 February 1865: Major-General John Newton retained command of the District of Key West and Tortugas.

17 May 1865: The District of Key West and Tortugas was discontinued, and its territory assigned to the Department of the Gulf.

District of La Fourche, Louisiana

9 November 1862-27 June 1865

Godfrey Weitzel 9 November 1862-29 April 1863

Henry Warner Birge 30 April 1863-31 December 1863

Edward Leslie Molineux 1 January 1864-31 January 1864

Nicholas Wyckoff Day 1 February 1864-3 May 1864

John McNeil 4 May 1864-8 June 1864

Robert Alexander Cameron 9 June 1864-27 June 1865

9 November 1862: The District of La Fourche was established in the Department of the Gulf, comprising the territory west of the Mississippi River and east of the Atchafalaya River in Louisiana. Its authority varied over Bayou Boeuf, Bayou des Allemands, Brashear City, Donaldsonville, Napoleonville, Terre Bonne, and Thibodeaux.

9 November 1862: Brigadier-General Godfrey Weitzel assumed command of the District of La Fourche.

30 April 1863: Colonel Henry Warner Birge assumed command of the District of La Fourche, succeeding Brigadier-General Godfrey Weitzel.

1 January 1864: Colonel Edward Leslie Molineux assumed command of the District of La Fourche, succeeding Brigadier-General Henry Warner Birge.

1 February 1864: Colonel Nicholas Wyckoff Day assumed command of the District of La Fourche, succeeding Colonel Edward Leslie Molineux.

4 May 1864: Brigadier-General John McNeil assumed command of the District of La Fourche, succeeding Colonel Nicholas Wyckoff Day.

9 June 1864: Brigadier-General Robert Alexander Cameron assumed command of the District of La Fourche, succeeding Brigadier-General John McNeil.

11 February 1865: The District of La Fourche transferred to the Southern District of Louisiana.

11 February 1865: Brigadier-General Robert Alexander Cameron retained command of the District of La Fourche.

22 June 1865: Command of the District of La Fourche became vacant with the resignation of Brigadier-General Robert Alexander Cameron.

27 June 1865: The District of La Fourche was discontinued and its territory incorporated into the Western District of Louisiana.

District of East Louisiana

29 May 1865-27 June 1865

Michael Kelly Lawler 29 May 1865-27 June 1865

29 May 1865: The District of East Louisiana was established in the Department of the Gulf.

29 May 1865: Brigadier-General Michael Kelly Lawler assumed command of the District of East Louisiana.

27 June 1865: The District of East Louisiana was discontinued and its territory incorporated into the Eastern District of Louisiana.

Eastern District of Louisiana

27 June 1865-26 July 1865

Thomas West Sherman 27 June 1865-26 July 1865

27 June 1865: The Eastern District of Louisiana was established in the Department of Louisiana, comprising the state of Louisiana east of the Mississippi River, the region between the Mississippi and the Atchafalaya and the ports from Brashear to New Iberia to Washington, Louisiana.

27 June 1865: Brigadier-General Thomas West Sherman assumed command of the Eastern District of Louisiana.

26 July 1865: The Eastern District of Louisiana was discontinued.

District of Northeast Louisiana

11 May 1863-7 February 1864

Elias Smith Dennis 11 May 1863-28 July 1863

Isaac Fitzgerald Shepard 28 July 1863-18 August 1863

John Parker Hawkins 18 August 1863-7 February 1864

11 May 1863: The District of Northeast Louisiana was established in the Department of the Tennessee, comprising the territory around Milliken’s Bend, Young’s Point, Goodrich’s Landing, Lake Providence, and Transylvania along the west bank of the Mississippi River.

11 May 1863: Brigadier-General Elias Smith Dennis assumed command of the District of Northeast Louisiana.

28 July 1863: Colonel Isaac Fitzgerald Shepard assumed command of the District of Northeast Louisiana, succeeding Brigadier-General Elias Smith Dennis.

18 August 1863: Brigadier-General John Parker Hawkins assumed command of the District of Northeast Louisiana, succeeding Colonel Isaac Fitzgerald Shepard.

7 February 1864: The District of Northeast Louisiana was discontinued.

Northern District of Louisiana

9 February 1865-17 May 1865

Francis Jay Herron 9 February 1865-27 June 1865

9 February 1865: The Northern District of Louisiana was established in the Department of the Gulf.

9 February 1865: Brigadier-General Francis Jay Herron assumed command of the Northern District of Louisiana.

11 February 1865: The District of Morganza transferred to the Northern District of Louisiana.

13 February 1865: The District of Baton Rouge was re-established and transferred to the Northern District of Louisiana.

13 February 1865: The District of Port Hudson was re-established and transferred to the Northern District of Louisiana in the Department of the Gulf.

27 June 1865: The District of Morganza was discontinued.

27 June 1865: The District of Baton Rouge transferred from the Department of the Gulf to the Department of Louisiana.

27 June 1865: The Northern District of Louisiana was discontinued.

Southern District of Louisiana

11 February 1865-27 June 1865

Thomas West Sherman 11 February 1865-27 June 1865

11 February 1865: The Southern District of Louisiana was established.

11 February 1865: Brigadier-General Thomas West Sherman assumed command of the Southern District of Louisiana.

11 February 1865: The District of Carrollton transferred to the Southern District of Louisiana.

11 February 1865: The District of La Fourche transferred to the Southern District of Louisiana.

17 May 1865: Brigadier-General Thomas West Sherman retained command of the Southern District of Louisiana.

27 June 1865: The District of Carrollton was discontinued.

27 June 1865: The District of La Fourche was discontinued.

27 June 1865: The Southern District of Louisiana was discontinued.

Western District of Louisiana

27 June 1865-20 July 1865

John Parker Hawkins 27 June 1865-20 July 1865

27 June 1865: The Western District of Louisiana was established in the Department of Louisiana. It comprised the part of Louisiana west of the Mississippi River.

27 June 1865: Brigadier-General John Parker Hawkins assumed command of the Western District of Louisiana.

20 July 1865: The Western District of Louisiana was discontinued.

District of Morganza, Louisiana

22 May 1864-27 June 1865

William Hemsley Emory 22 May 1864-15 June 1864

Joseph Jones Reynolds 16 June 1864-4 July 1864

Michael Kelly Lawler 5 July 1864-29 October 1864

George Francis McGinnis 30 October 1864-22 November 1864

Daniel Ullmann 23 November 1864-25 February 1865

Henry William Fuller 26 February 1865

Edmund Jackson Davis 27 February 1865-1 March 1865

Thomas Jefferson McKean 2 March 1865-26 April 1865

William Henry Dickey 27 April 1865-27 June 1865

22 May 1864: The District of Morganza was established in the Department of the Gulf.

22 May 1864: Brigadier-General William Hemsley Emory assumed command of the District of Morganza.

16 June 1864: Major-General Joseph Jones Reynolds assumed command of the District of Morganza, succeeding Brigadier-General William Hemsley Emory.

5 July 1864: Brigadier-General Michael Kelly Lawler assumed command of the District of Morganza, succeeding Major-General Joseph Jones Reynolds.

30 October 1864: Brigadier-General George Francis McGinnis assumed command of the District of Morganza, succeeding Brigadier-General Michael Kelly Lawler.

23 November 1864: Brigadier-General Daniel Ullmann assumed command of the District of Morganza, succeeding Brigadier-General George Francis McGinnis.

11 February 1865: The District of Morganza transferred to the Northern District of Louisiana.

11 February 1865: Brigadier-General Daniel Ullmann retained command of the District of Morganza.

26 February 1865: Colonel Henry William Fuller assumed command of the District of Morganza, succeeding Brigadier-General Daniel Ullmann.

27 February 1865: Brigadier-General Edmund Jackson Davis assumed command of the District of Morganza, succeeding Colonel William Henry Fuller.

2 March 1865: Brigadier-General Thomas Jefferson McKean assumed command of the District of Morganza, succeeding Brigadier-General Edmund Jackson Davis.

27 April 1865: Colonel William Henry Dickey assumed command of the District of Morganza, succeeding Brigadier-General Thomas Jefferson McKean.

27 June 1865: The District of Morganza was discontinued.

Defences of New Orleans, Louisiana

16 December 1862-9 February 1865

Thomas W Cahill 16 December 1862-8 January 1863

Thomas West Sherman 9 January 1863-24 August 1863

Edward Griffin Beckwith 25 August 1863-5 January 1864

Joseph Jones Reynolds 5 January 1864-15 June 1864

Thomas West Sherman 16 June 1864-9 February 1865

16 December 1862: The Defences of New Orleans was established in the Department of the Gulf, comprising the vicinity of New Orleans, Louisiana.

16 December 1862: Colonel Thomas W Cahill assumed command of the Defences of New Orleans.

9 January 1863: Brigadier-General Thomas West Sherman assumed command of the Defences of New Orleans, succeeding Colonel Thomas W Cahill.

25 August 1863: Colonel Edward Griffin Beckwith assumed command of the Defences of New Orleans, succeeding Brigadier-General Thomas West Sherman.

6 January 1864: Major-General Joseph Jones Reynolds assumed command of the Defences of New Orleans, succeeding Colonel Edward Griffin Beckwith.

16 June 1864: Brigadier-General Thomas West Sherman assumed command of the Defences of New Orleans succeeding Major-General Joseph Jones Reynolds.

9 February 1865: The Defences of New Orleans was discontinued.

District of Pensacola, Florida

8 August 1862-1 February 1864

Lewis Golding Arnold 8 August 1862-1 October 1862

Neal Dow 2 October 1862-23 January 1863

Isaac Dyer 24 January 1863-20 April 1863

William Cune Holbrook temporary 21 April 1863-8 November 1863

Alexander Asboth 9 November 1863-1 February 1864

8 August 1862: The District of Pensacola was established in the Department of the Gulf, comprising Florida west of the Apalachicola River. The rest of Florida remained in the Department of the South.

8 August 1862: Brigadier-General Lewis Golding Arnold assumed command of the District of Pensacola.

2 October 1862: Brigadier-General Neal Dow assumed command of the District of Pensacola, succeeding Brigadier-General Lewis Golding Arnold.

24 January 1863: Colonel Isaac Dyer assumed command of the District of Pensacola, succeeding Brigadier-General Neal S Dow.

21 April 1863: Colonel William Cune Holbrook assumed temporary command of the District of Pensacola, succeeding Colonel Isaac Dyer.

9 November 1863: Brigadier-General Alexander Asboth assumed command of the District of Pensacola, succeeding Colonel William Cune Holbrook.

1 February 1864: The District of Pensacola was discontinued in the Department of the Gulf and its territory transferred to the District of West Florida in the Department of the South.

District of Port Hudson, Louisiana #1

9 July 1863-6 August 1864

George Leonard Andrews 9 July 1863-12 January 1864

Daniel Ullmann 13 January 1864-22 June 1864

John McNeil 23 June 1864-6 August 1864

9 July 1863: The District of Port Hudson was established in the Department of the Gulf, comprising the vicinity of Port Hudson, Louisiana.

9 July 1863: Brigadier-General George Leonard Andrews assumed command of the District of Port Hudson.

13 January 1864: Brigadier-General Daniel Ullmann assumed command of the District of Port Hudson, succeeding Brigadier-General George Leonard Andrews.

7 May 1864: Brigadier-General Daniel Ullmann retained command of the District of Port Hudson.

23 June 1864: Brigadier-General John McNeil assumed command of the District of Port Hudson, succeeding Brigadier-General Daniel Ullmann.

6 August 1864: The District of Port Hudson was discontinued, and renamed the Sub-District of Port Hudson in the District of Baton Rouge and Port Hudson, in the Department of the Gulf.

District of Port Hudson, Louisiana #2

13 February 1865-24 June 1865

Charles Wilson Drew 13 February 1865-19 February 1865

Cyrus Hamlin 20 February 1865-24 June 1865

13 February 1865: The District of Port Hudson was re-established in the Northern District of Louisiana in the Department of the Gulf.

13 February 1865: Colonel Charles Wilson Drew retained command of the District of Port Hudson.

20 February 1865: Brigadier-General Cyrus Hamlin assumed command of the District of Port Hudson, succeeding Colonel Charles Wilson Drew.

17 May 1865: Brigadier-General Cyrus Hamlin retained command of the District of Port Hudson.

24 June 1865: The District of Port Hudson was discontinued.

Central District of Texas

27 June 1865-20 July 1865

David Sloane Stanley 27 June 1865-20 July 1865

27 June 1865: The Central District of Texas was established in the Department of Texas. It comprised the region between the Nueces River and the Brazos and Navasota Rivers.

27 June 1865: Major-General David Sloane Stanley assumed command of the Central District of Texas.

20 July 1865: The Central District of Texas was discontinued.

Eastern District of Texas

27 June 1865-20 July 1865

Joseph Anthony Mower 27 June 1865-20 July 1865

27 June 1865: The Eastern District of Texas was established in the Department of Texas. It comprised the region east of the Brazos and Navasotas Rivers.

27 June 1865: Brigadier-General Major-General Joseph Anthony Mower assumed command of the Eastern District of Texas.

20 July 1865: The Eastern District of Texas was discontinued.

Western District of Texas

27 June 1865-20 July 1865

Frederick Steele 27 June 1865-20 July 1865

27 June 1865: The Western District of Texas was established in the Department of Texas. It comprised the state of Texas west of the Nueces River.

27 June 1865: Major-General Frederick Steele assumed command of the Western District of Texas.

July 20 1976: The Western District of Texas was discontinued.

Sub-District of Baton Rouge, Louisiana

6 August 1864-13 February 1865

William Plummer Benton 6 August 1864-2 October 1864

William Jennings Landram 3 October 1864-2 December 1864

Joseph Bailey 3 December 1864-13 February 1865

6 August 1864: The Sub-District of Baton of Baton Rouge was established in the District of Baton Rouge and Port Hudson.

6 August 1864: Brigadier-General William Plummer Benton retained command of the Sub-District of Baton Rouge.

3 October 1864: Colonel William Jennings Landram assumed command of the Sub-District of Baton Rouge, succeeding Brigadier-General William Plummer Benton.

3 December 1864: Brigadier-General Joseph Bailey assumed command of the Sub-District of Baton Rouge, succeeding Colonel William Jennings Landram.

13 February 1865: The Sub-District of Baton Rouge was discontinued, and its territory transferred to the District of Baton Rouge.

Sub-District of West Florida

12 September 1864-17 March 1865

Alexander Asboth 12 September 1864-26 September 1864

Joseph Bailey 27 September 1864-24 November 1864

Thomas Jefferson McKean 25 November 1864-14 February 1865

Alexander Asboth 15 February 1865-17 March 1865

12 September 1864: The Sub-District of West Florida was established in the District of West Florida and South Alabama.

12 September 1864: Brigadier-General Alexander Asboth retained command of the Sub-District of West Florida.

27 September 1864: Colonel Joseph Bailey assumed command of the Sub-District of West Florida, succeeding Brigadier-General Alexander Asboth.

25 November 1864: Brigadier-General Thomas Jefferson McKean assumed command of the Sub-District of West Florida, succeeding Brigadier-General Joseph Bailey.

15 February 1865: Brigadier-General Alexander Asboth assumed command of the Sub-District of West Florida, succeeding Brigadier-General Thomas Jefferson McKean.

17 March 1865: The Sub-District of West Florida was discontinued, and its territory assigned to the District of West Florida.

Sub-District of Mobile, Alabama

3 June 1865-27 June 1865

Christopher Columbus Andrews 3 June 1865-11 June 1865

Thomas Kilby Smith 12 June 1865-27 June 1865

3 June 1865: The Sub-District of Mobile was established in the District of Alabama. It comprised the territory round Mobile, Alabama.

3 June 1865: Brigadier-General Christopher Columbus Andrews assumed command of the Sub-District of Mobile.

12 June 1865: Brigadier-General Thomas Kilby Smith assumed command of the Sub-District of Mobile, succeeding Brigadier-General Christopher Columbus Andrews.

27 June 1865: The Sub-District of Mobile was discontinued, and incorporated into the Department of Alabama.

Sub-District of Port Hudson, Louisiana

6 August 1864-13 February 1865

George Leonard Andrews 6 August 1864-25 December 1864

Charles Wilson Drew 26 December 1864-13 February 1865

6 August 1864: The Sub-District of Port Hudson was established in the District of Baton Rouge and Port Hudson from the District of Port Hudson.

6 August 1864: Brigadier-General George Leonard Andrews assumed command of the Sub-District of Port Hudson, succeeding Brigadier-General John McNeil.

26 December 1864: Colonel Charles Wilson Drew assumed command of the Sub-District of Port Hudson, succeeding Brigadier-General George Leonard Andrews.

13 February 1865: The Sub-District of Port Hudson was discontinued, and renamed the District of Port Hudson.

Army of the Gulf

23 February 1862-27 June 1865

Benjamin Franklin Butler 23 February 1862-14 December 1862

Nathaniel Prentiss Banks 15 December 1862-22 September 1864

Stephen Augustus Hurlbut temporary 23 September 1864-21 April 1865

Nathaniel Prentiss Banks 22 April 1865-3 June 1865

Edward Richard Sprigg Canby 3 June 1865-27 June 1865

23 February 1862: The Army of the Gulf was established in the Department of the Gulf.

23 February 1862: Major-General Benjamin Franklin Butler assumed command of the Army of the Gulf.

15 December 1862: Major-General Nathaniel Prentiss Banks assumed command of the Army of the Gulf, succeeding Major-General Benjamin Franklin Butler.

16 December 1862: XIX Corps Gulf was designated in the Army of the Gulf, comprising all field forces in the Department of the Gulf, and confirmed retroactively on 5 January 1863.

5 January 1863: XIX Corps Gulf was officially established retrospectively from 16 December 1862.

7 August 1863: XIII Corps Tennessee transferred from the Army of the Tennessee to the Amy of the Gulf.

11 June 1864: XIII Corps Gulf was discontinued, and most its forces assigned to form Reserve Corps Gulf. Reserve Corps Gulf was established in the Department of the Gulf.

23 September 1864: Major-General Stephen Augustus Hurlbut assumed temporary command of the Army of the Gulf, succeeding Major-General Nathaniel Prentiss Banks.

7 November 1864: XIX Corps Gulf was discontinued. The elements of 1st Division and 2nd Division, known as ‘Detachment XIX Corps’ while serving in the Shenandoah Valley were officially designated XIX Corps Shenandoah. The 3rd Division remained in Louisiana with the interim title XIX Corps Gulf.

17 January 1865: Reserve Corps Gulf was discontinued.

18 February 1865: The Army of the Gulf transferred to the Army of West Mississippi.

18 February 1865: Major-General Stephen Augustus Hurlbut retained command of the Army of the Gulf.

18 February 1865: XIII Corps Gulf was established in the Army of the Gulf, composed largely of troops previously in Reserve Corps Gulf.

18 February 1865: The Detachment Army of the Tennessee was discontinued, and reverted to the name XVI Corps Gulf, and transferred to the Army of the Gulf.

18 February 1865: XVI Corps Gulf was established in the Army of the Gulf.

22 April 1865: Major-General Nathaniel Prentiss Banks assumed command of the Army of the Gulf, succeeding Major-General Stephen Augustus Hurlbut.

3 June 1865: The Army of the Gulf transferred from the Army of West Mississippi to the Department of the Gulf.

3 June 1865: Major-General Edward Richard Sprigg Canby assumed command of the Army of the Gulf, succeeding Major-General Benjamin Franklin Butler.

27 June 1865: XIII Corps Gulf transferred from the Army of the Gulf to the Military Division of the Gulf.

27 June 1865: XVI Corps Gulf transferred from the Army of the Gulf to the Military Division of the Gulf.

27 June 1865: The Army of the Gulf was discontinued.

Army of West Mississippi

18 February 1865-3 June 1865

Edward Richard Sprigg Canby 18 February 1865-3 June 1865

18 February 1865: The Army of West Mississippi was established in the Military Division of West Mississippi.

18 February 1865: Major-General Edward Richard Sprigg Canby assumed command of the Army of West Mississippi.

18 February 1865: The Army of the Gulf transferred to the Army of West Mississippi.

17 May 1865: The Military Division of West Mississippi also referred to as the Trans-Mississippi Division was officially discontinued to be replaced by the Military Division of the Southwest. However, it remained in interim existence until finally disbanded officially on 1 June 1865.

17 May 1865: The Military Division of West Mississippi retained interim responsibility for the Army of West Mississippi and the Army of the Gulf.

3 June 1865: The Army of the Gulf transferred from the Army of West Mississippi to the Department of the Gulf.

3 June 1865: The Army of West Mississippi was discontinued.

XIII Corps Gulf #1

7 August 1863-7 May 1864

Cadwallader Colden Washburn 7 August 1863-14 September 1863

Edward Otho Cresap Ord 15 September 1863-18 October 1863

Cadwallader Colden Washburn 19 October 1863-24 October 1863

Napoleon Jackson Tecumseh Dana 25 October 1863

Cadwallader Colden Washburn temporary 26 October 1863-8 January 1864

Edward Otho Cresap Ord 9 January 1864-20 February 1864

John Alexander McClernand 20 February 1864-14 March 1864

Thomas Edward Greenfield Ransom 15 March 1864-7 April 1864

Robert Alexander Cameron 8 April 1864-26 April 1864

Michael Kelly Lawler 27 April 1864-9 May 1864

William Plummer Benton 9 May 1864-11 June 1864

7 August 1863: XIII Corps Tennessee transferred from the Army of the Tennessee to the Army of the Gulf.

7 August 1863: Major-General Cadwalader Colden Washburn retained command of XIII Corps Gulf.

15 September 1863: Major-General Edward Otho Cresap Ord assumed command of XIII Corps Gulf, succeeding Brigadier-General Cadwallader Colden Washburn.

19 October 1863: Major-General Cadwallader Colden Washburn assumed command of XIII Corps Gulf, succeeding Major-General Edward Otho Cresap Ord.

25 October 1863: Major-General Napoleon Jackson Tecumseh Dana assumed command of XIII Corps Gulf, succeeding Brigadier-General Cadwallader Colden Washburn.

26 October 1863: Major-General Cadwallader Colden Washburn assumed temporary command of XIII Corps Gulf, succeeding Major-General Napoleon Jackson Tecumseh Dana.

9 January 1864: Major-General Edward Otho Cresap Ord assumed command of XIII Corps Gulf, succeeding Brigadier-General Cadwallader Colden Washburn.

20 February 1864: Major-General John Alexander McClernand assumed command of XIII Corps Gulf, succeeding Major-General Edward Otho Cresap Ord.

15 March 1864: Brigadier-General Thomas Edward Greenfield Ransom assumed command of XIII Corps Gulf, succeeding Major-General John Alexander McClernand.

8 April 1864: Brigadier-General Robert Alexander Cameron assumed command of XIII Corps Gulf, succeeding Brigadier-General Thomas Edward Greenfield Ransom.

27 April 1864: Brigadier-General Michael Kelly Lawler assumed command of XIII Corps Gulf, succeeding Brigadier-General Robert Alexander Cameron.

7 May 1864: Brigadier-General Michael Kelly Lawler assumed command of XIII Corps Gulf.

9 May 1864: Brigadier-General William Plummer Benton assumed command of XIII Corps Gulf, succeeding Brigadier-General Michael Kelly Lawler.

11 June 1864: XIII Corps (Gulf) was discontinued, and most its forces assigned later to form Reserve Corps (Gulf).

XIII Corps Gulf #2

18 February 1865-20 July 1865

Gordon Granger 18 February 1865-20 July 1865

18 February 1865: XIII Corps Gulf was re-established in the Army of the Gulf, composed largely of troops previously in Reserve Corps Gulf.

18 February 1865: Major-General Gordon Granger assumed command of XIII Corps Gulf.

27 June 1865: XIII Corps Gulf transferred from the Army of the Gulf to the Military Division of the Gulf.

27 June 1865: Major-General Gordon Granger retained command of XIII Corps Gulf.

20 July 1865: XIII Corps Gulf was discontinued.

XVI Corps Gulf

18 February 1865-20 July 1865

Andrew Jackson Smith 18 February 1865-20 July 1865

18 February 1865: The Detachment Army of the Tennessee was discontinued, and reverted to the name XVI Corps Gulf, and transferred to the Army of the Gulf.

18 February 1865: XVI Corps Gulf was established in the Army of the Gulf.

18 February 1865: Major-General Andrew Jackson Smith retained command of XVI Corps Gulf.

27 June 1865: XVI Corps Gulf transferred from the Army of the Gulf to the Military Division of the Gulf.

27 June 1865: Major-General Andrew Jackson Smith retained command of XVI Corps Gulf.

20 July 1865: XVI Corps Gulf was discontinued.

XIX Corps Gulf

16 December 1862-7 November 1864

Nathaniel Prentiss Banks 16 December 1862-19 August 1863

William Buel Franklin 20 August 1863-1 May 1864

William Hemsley Emory 2 May 1864-7 May 1864

Michael Kelly Lawler 7 May 1864-8 May 1864

William Plummer Benton 9 May 1864-1 July 1864

Benjamin Stone Roberts temporary 2 July 1864-5 July 1864

Michael Kelly Lawler temporary 6 July 1864

Joseph Jones Reynolds 7 July 1864-7 November 1864

16 December 1862: XIX Corps Gulf was designated in the Army of the Gulf, comprising all field forces in the Department of the Gulf, and confirmed retroactively on 5 January 1863.

16 December 1862: Major-General Nathaniel Prentiss Banks assumed command of XIX Corps Gulf.

5 January 1863: XIX Corps Gulf was officially established retroactively from 16 December 1862.

20 August 1863: Major-General William Buel Franklin assumed command of XIX Corps Gulf, succeeding Major-General Nathaniel Prentiss Banks.

2 May 1864: Brigadier-General William Hemsley Emory assumed command of XIX Corps Gulf, succeeding Major-General William Buel Franklin.

2 July 1864: Brigadier-General Benjamin Stone Roberts assumed temporary command of XIX Corps Gulf, succeeding Brigadier-General William Hemsley Emory.

6 July 1864: Brigadier-General Michael Kelly Lawler assumed temporary command of XIX Corps Gulf, succeeding Brigadier-General Benjamin Stone Roberts.

7 July 1864: Major-General Joseph Jones Reynolds assumed command of XIX Corps Gulf, succeeding Brigadier-General Michael Kelly Lawler.

7 November 1864: XIX Corps Gulf was discontinued. The elements of 1st Division and 2nd Division, known as ‘Detachment XIX Corps’ while serving in the Shenandoah Valley were officially designated XIX Corps Shenandoah. The 3rd Division remained in Louisiana with the interim title XIX Corps Gulf.

7 November 1864: Major-General Joseph Jones Reynolds retained interim command of the remnant of XIX Corps Gulf.

XXV Corps Southwest

23 May 1865-4 June 1865

Godfrey Weitzel 23 May 1865-4 June 1865

23 May 1865: XXV Corps transferred from the Army of the James to the Military Division of the Southwest.

23 May 1865: Major-General Godfrey Weitzel retained command of XXV Corps Southwest.

4 June 1865: XXV Corps Southwest was discontinued.

Reserve Corps Gulf

11 June 1864-17 January 1865

Gordon Granger 11 June 1864-17 January 1865

11 June 1864: Reserve Corps Gulf was established in the Department of the Gulf.

11 June 1864: Major-General Gordon Granger assumed command of Reserve Corps Gulf.

17 January 1865: Reserve Corps Gulf

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