February 2 2015

Peninsular Campaign – Order of Battle

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CORRESPONDENCE, ORDERS, AND RETURNS RELATING TO THE PENINSULAR CAMPAIGN, VIRGINIA, FROM MARCH 17 TO SEPTEMBER 2, 1862.
CONFEDERATE CORRESPONDENCE, ETC.–#5
Organization of the Army of Northern Virginia,  commanded by General Joseph E. Johnston, on the Peninsula, about April 30, 1862.(*)


 

RIGHT OF POSITION.- Maj. Gen. J. B. MAGRUDER commanding.

McLAWS’ DIVISION.

Brig. Gen. L. McLAWS commanding.

McLaws’ Brigade.

Brig. Gen. L. McLAWS commanding.

5th Louisiana                  744

10th Louisiana                595

15th Virginia                   476

Noland’s battalion            162

Garrett’s battery               50

Young’s battery               57

2,084

Griffith’s Brigade.

Brig. Gen. RICHARD GRIFFITH commanding.

1st Louisiana Battalion     315

13th Mississippi               640

18th Mississippi               684

21st Mississippi               792

Cosnahan’s battery          51

Howitzer battery             103

Manly’s battery               37

Read’s battery                 72

Sands’ battery                 80

2,774

Kershaw’s Brigade.

Brig. Gen. J. B. KERSHAW commanding.

2d South Carolina            616

3d South Carolina            550

7th South Carolina           581

8th South Carolina           467

Gracie’s battalion             276

Kemper’s battery            77

2,567

Cobb’s Brigade.

Brig. Gen. HOWELL COBB commanding.

16th Georgia                   488

24th Georgia                   660

Cobb’s Georgia Legion      594

2d Louisiana                   782

17th Mississippi               692

15th North Carolina         532

Page’s battery                  48

3,796

IN RESERVE.

10th Georgia, Col. A. Cumming commanding           582

Effective strength of McLaws’ division                    11,803

 

TOOMBS’ DIVISION.

Brig. Gen. R. TOOMBS commanding.

Toombs’ Brigade.

Brig. Gen. R. TOOMBS commanding.

1st Georgia (Regulars)       367

2d Georgia                      607

15th Georgia                   441

17th Georgia                   398

38th Virginia                   544

2,357

D. R. Jones’ Brigade.

Brig. Gen. P. J. SEMMES commanding.

7th Georgia                     611

8th Georgia                     251

9th Georgia                     411

11th Georgia                   573

1st Kentucky                  496

2,342

Total effective strength of Toombs’ division          4,699

FORCES AT WILLIAMSBURG.

Col. B. S. EWELL commanding.

32d Virginia (one company)          29

52d Virginia Militia                      30

68th Virginia Militia                     20

115th Virginia Militia                    40

Old Dominion Rifles                     60

Allen’s artillery battalion                500

Companies artillery B and C          121

800

Total effective strength of the right wing, Major-General Magruder commanding      17,302

CENTER OF POSITION.- Maj. Gen. JAMES LONGSTREET commanding.

A. P. Hills Brigade.

Brig. Gen. A. P. HILL commanding.

1st Virginia                     400

7th Virginia                     700

11th Virginia                   750

17th Virginia                   600

Rogers’ battery                62

2,512

Anderson’s Brigade.

Brig. Gen. R. H. ANDERSON commanding.

4th South Carolina           450

5th South Carolina           650

6th South Carolina           550

9th South Carolina           450

Stribling’s battery             68

2,168

Colston’s Brigade.

Brig. Gen. R. E. COLSTON commanding.

3d Virginia                      550

13th North Carolina         575

14th North Carolina         625

1,750

Pickett’s Brigade.

Brig. Gen. G. E. PICKETT commanding.

8th Virginia                     450

18th Virginia                   700

19th Virginia                   650

28th Virginia                   600

Dearing’s battery              60

2,460

Wilcox’s Brigade.

Brig. Gen. C. M. WILCOX commanding.

9th Alabama                  550

10th Alabama                 550

11th Alabama                 656

19th Mississippi               800

Stanard’s battery                         60

2,616

Pryor’s Brigade.

Col. J. A. WINSTON commanding.

8th Alabama                  800

14th Alabama                 700

14th Louisiana                750

Macon’s battery              60

2,310

Total effective strength of the forces in the center of position, commanded by Maj. Gen. James Longstreet        13,816

LEFT OF POSITION.- Maj. Gen. D. H. HILL commanding.

EARLY’S DIVISION.

Brig. Gen. J. A. EARLY commanding.

Early’s Brigade.

Brig. Gen. J. A. EARLY commanding.

20th Georgia                   560

5th North Carolina           460

23d North Carolina          540

24th Virginia                   740

Jeff. Davis Artillery          80

2,380

Rode’s Brigade.

Brig. Gen. R. E. RODES commending.

5th Alabama                  660

6th Alabama                  1,100

12th Alabama                 550

12th Mississippi               650

King William Artillery       80

3,040

DETACHED.

Colonel WARD commanding.

2d Florida                       530

2d Mississippi Battalion    360

890

Total Brig. Gen. J. A. Early’s division       6,310

RAINS’ DIVISION.

Brig. Gen. G. J. RAINS commanding.

Rains’ Brigade.

Brig. Gen. G. J. RAINS commanding.

Forces within the post (Yorktown):

13th Alabama                 494

26th Alabama                 283

6th Georgia                     703

23d Georgia                    370

1,830

Nineteen heavy batteries               1,151

Featherston’s Brigade.

Brig. Gen. W. S. FEATHERSTON commanding.

27th Georgia                   428

28th Georgia                   518

4th North Carolina           739

49th Virginia                   539

——

2,224

Gloucester Point.

Colonel CRUMP commanding.

46th Virginia                               356

9th Virginia Militia.                      29

21st Virginia Militia                      39

61st Virginia Militia                      201

Detachment cavalry.                    18

Detachment from Eastern Shore     58

Matthews Light Dragoons             40

Armistead’s battery                      46

Battalion heavy artillery               332

1,119

Total Rains’ division                   6,324

Total effective strength left of position                  12,634

RESERVE.- Maj. Gen. G. W. SMITH commanding.

WHITING’S DIVISION.

Brig. Gen. W. H. C. WHITING commanding.

Whiting’s Brigade.

Brig. Gen. W. H. C. WHITING commanding.

4th Alabama      459

2d Mississippi      477

11 th Mississippi 504

6th North Carolina..         715

Imboden’s battery            111

Reilly’s battery    132

2,398

Hood’ s Brigade.

Brig. Gen. J. B. HOOD commanding.

18th Georgia       634

1st Texas           477

4th Texas           470

5th Texas           341

1,922

Hampton’s Brigade.

Col. W. HAMPTON commanding.

14th Georgia       379

19th Georgia       395

16th North Carolina         721

Hampton Legion             658

Moody’s battery. 72

2,225

Total Brigadier General Whiting’s division           6, 545

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Anderson’s Brigade.

Brig. Gen. S. R. ANDERSON commanding.

1st Tennessee     }

7th Tennessee     }           Estimated          2,030

14th Tennessee   }

Braxton’s battery }

Pettigrew’s Brigade.

Brig. Gen. J. J. PETTIGREW commanding.

Arkansas Battalion          146

35th Georgia       545

22d North Carolina          752

47th Virginia       444

Andrews’ battery 130

2,017

Total effective strength of reserve, commanded by Maj. Gen. G. W. Smith         10,592

Cavalry Brigade.

Brig. Gen. J. E. B. STUART commanding.

1st Virginia Cavalry         437

4th Virginia Cavalry         540

Jeff. Davis Legion            171

Stuart Horse Artillery        141

Total     1,289

Reserve Artillery.

Brig. Gen. W. N. PENDLETON commanding.

            Pieces.

Pendleton’s artillery corps 36

Washington Artillery         20

Total    56

RECAPITULATION.

Total effective strength right wing, Major-General Magruder commanding         17,302

Total effective strength center of position, Major-General Longstreet commanding         13,816

Total effective strength left of position, Maj. Gen. D. H. Hill commanding         12,634

Total effective strength of reserve, Maj. Gen. G. W. Smith commanding            10,592

Total effective strength cavalry brigade, Brig. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart commanding  1,289

Total    55,633

Reserve Artillery, Brigadier Pendleton commanding, 56 pieces.



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Posted February 2, 2015 by Tom Martin in category "Battles", "Civil War", "Military / War

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