Boydton Plank Road Union order of battle

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The following Union Army units and commanders fought in the Battle of Boydton Plank Road (October 27-28, 1864) of the American Civil War. Order of battle compiled from the casualty returns.[1]

Abbreviations used[edit]

Military rank[edit]


Army of the Potomac[edit]

II Corps[edit]

MG Winfield S. Hancock[2][3]

Division Brigade Regiments and Others

Second Division
     BG Thomas W. Egan

1st Brigade

   Ltc Horace P. Rugg

2nd Brigade

   Col James M. Willett

  • 8th New York Heavy Artillery
  • 155th New York
  • 164th New York
  • 170th New York
  • 182nd New York
3rd Brigade

   BG Thomas A. Smyth

  • 5th United States, Batteries C and I
Provost Guard

   Cpt Mahlon Black

  • 2nd Company Minnesota Sharpshooters

Third Division
     Bvt MG Gershom Mott

1st Brigade

   BG P. Regis De Trobriand

2nd Brigade

   BG Byron R. Pierce

3rd Brigade

   Col Robert McAllister

  • 11th Massachusetts (7 companies)
  • 5th New Jersey (5 companies)
  • 7th New Jersey (4 companies)
  • 8th New Jersey
  • 11t New Jersey
  • 72nd New York (1 company)
  • 120th New York
  • Massachusetts Light, 10th Battery
  • 4th United States, Battery K

V Corps[edit]

MG Gouverneur K. Warren

Escort: Cpt Napoleon J. Horrell

  • 4th Pennsylvania Cavalry (detachment)

Provost Guard: Cpt Paul A. Oliver

  • 5th New York (battalion)

Ambulance Train: Cpt William F. Drum

Division Brigade Regiments and Others

First Division
     BG Charles Griffin

1st Brigade

   Col Horatio G. Sickel

  • 185th New York
  • 198th Pennsylvania
2nd Brigade

   Col Edgar M. Gregory

3rd Brigade

   BG Joseph J. Bartlett

Second Division
     BG Romeyn B. Ayres

1st Brigade

   Col Frederick Winthrop

2nd Brigade

   Col Andrew W. Denison

3rd Brigade

   Col Arthur H. Grimshaw

  • 3rd Delaware
  • 4th Delaware
  • 157th Pennsylvania (4 companies)
  • 190th Pennsylvania
  • 191st Pennsylvania
  • 210th Pennsylvania
Provost Guard

   Cpt Joshua S. Fletcher, Jr.

  • 2nd United States, Company C

Third Division[5]
     BG Samuel W. Crawford

1st Brigade

   BG Edward S. Bragg

3rd Brigade

   Col J. William Hofmann

Artillery Brigade

   Col Charles S. Wainwright

  • Massachusetts Light, 5th Battery (E)
  • Massachusetts Light, 9th Battery
  • 1st New York Light, Battery B
  • 1st New York Light, Battery H
  • 4th United States, Battery B

IX Corps[edit]

MG John G. Parke

Escort: Lt William W. Neiterfield

  • 2nd Pennsylvania Cavalry, Companies C and H

Provost Guard: Cpt Andrew D. Baird

Division Brigade Regiments and Others

First Division
     BG Orlando B. Willcox

1st Brigade

   BG John F. Hartranft

2nd Brigade

   Col Byron M. Cutcheon

3rd Brigade

   Col Napoleon B. McLaughlen

  • 3rd Maryland (4 companies)
  • 29th Massachusetts
  • 57th Massachusetts
  • 59th Massachusetts
  • 14th New York Heavy Artillery
  • 100th Pennsylvania
Acting Engineers

   Col Constant Luce

Second Division
     BG Robert B. Potter

1st Brigade

   Col John I. Curtin

2nd Brigade

   BG Simon G. Griffin

Third Division
     BG Edward Ferrero

1st Brigade

   Ltc Ozora P. Stearns

  • 27th United States Colored Troops
  • 30th United States Colored Troops
  • 39th United States Colored Troops
  • 43rd United States Colored Troops
3rd Brigade

   Col Henry G. Thomas

  • 19th United States Colored Troops
  • 23rd United States Colored Troops
  • 28th United States Colored Troops
  • 29th United States Colored Troops
  • 31st United States Colored Troops
Artillery Brigade

   Col John C. Tidball

  • New York Light, 19th Battery
  • New York Light, 34th Battery

Cavalry Corps[edit]

Division Brigade Regiments and Others

Second Division[2]
     BG David M. Gregg

1st Brigade

   BG Henry E. Davies

  • 1st Massachusetts
  • 1st New Jersey
  • 10th New York
  • 24th New York
  • 1st Pennsylvania (4 companies)
  • 2nd United States Artillery, Battery A
2nd Brigade

   Col Michael Kerwin

  • 2nd Pennsylvania
  • 4th Pennsylvania
  • 8th Pennsylvania
  • 13th Pennsylvania
  • 16th Pennsylvania
  • 1st United States Artillery, Batteries H and I
3rd Brigade

   Col Charles H. Smith


  1. ^ Official Records, Series I, Volume XLII, Part 1, pages 153-160
  2. ^ a b Second Division, Cavalry Corps was also under Hancock's orders
  3. ^ The First Division under Brigadier General Nelson A. Miles manned the Petersburg trenches and did not take part in the battle (see: Hancock's report)
  4. ^ Brady's and Jardine's Companies Michigan Sharpshooters attached
  5. ^ The Second Brigade remained in the trenches
  6. ^ 1st and 2nd Companies Michigan Sharpshooters attached
  7. ^ 9th and 10th Companies Ohio Sharpshooters attached