Shiloh Union order of battle

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The following Union Army units and commanders fought in the Battle of Shiloh of the American Civil War. The Confederate order of battle is shown separately. Order of battle compiled from the army organization, return of casualties[1] and reports.[2]

Union forces at Shiloh

Abbreviations used[edit]

Military rank[edit]

Artillery[edit]

Other[edit]

Army of the Tennessee[edit]

MG Ulysses S. Grant, Commanding

General Staff & Headquarters

Division Brigade Regiments and Others

First Division


     MG John A. McClernand

1st Brigade
K-104, W-467, M-9 = 580


   Col Abraham M. Hare (w)
   Col Marcellus M. Crocker

  • 8th Illinois: Cpt J. M. Ashmore (w), Cpt W. H. Harvey (k), Cpt R. H. Sturgess (30 killed, 91 wounded)
  • 18th Illinois: Maj S. Eeaton (w), Cpt Daniel H. Brush (w), Cpt William J. Dillon (k), Cpt J. J. Anderson (17 killed, 68 wounded)
  • 11th Iowa: Ltc William Hall (w) (33 killed, 160 wounded, 1 captured or missing)[4]
  • 13th Iowa: Col Marcellus M. Crocker (20 killed, 139 wounded, 3 captured or missing)[5]
  • Battery D, 2nd Illinois Light Artillery (6 James R): Cpt James P. Timmony (4 killed, 9 wounded)
2nd Brigade
K-80, W-475, M-30 = 583


   Col C. Carroll Marsh

3rd Brigade
K-96, W-393, M-46 = 535


   Col Julius Raith (mw)
   Ltc Enos P. Wood

Not brigaded
K-5, W-35, M-0 = 40

Second Division


     BG W.H.L. Wallace (mw)
     Col James M. Tuttle

1st Brigade
K-39, W-143, M-676 = 858


   Col James M. Tuttle
   Ltc James Baker

  • 2nd Iowa: Ltc James Baker (8 killed, 60 wounded, 4 captured or missing)[6]
  • 7th Iowa: Ltc James C. Parrott (10 killed, 17 wounded, 6 captured or missing)[7]
  • 12th Iowa: Col Joseph J. Woods (w/c), Cpt S. R. Edgington (c) (12 killed, 37 wounded, 320 captured or missing)[8]
  • 14th Iowa (7 companies): Col William T. Shaw (9 killed, 28 wounded, 126 captured or missing)[9]
2nd Brigade
K-99, W-470, M-11 = 580


   BG John McArthur (w)
   Col Thomas Morton

3rd Brigade
K-127, W-501, M-619 = 1,247


   Col Thomas W. Sweeny (w)
   Col Silas D. Baldwin

Not brigaded
K-1, W-5, M-0 = 6
  • Company C, 2nd U.S. Cavalry: Lt James Powell
  • Company I, 4th U.S. Cavalry: Lt James Powell
  • 2nd Illinois Cavalry (Company A): Cpt John R. Hotaling
  • 2nd Illinois Cavalry (Company B): Cpt Thomas J. Larison
  • Battery A, 1st Illinois Light Artillery (4 6 lb SB, 2 12 lb how): Lt Peter P. Wood (4 killed, 26 wounded)
  • Battery D, 1st Missouri Light Artillery (4 20 lb Parrott R): Cpt Henry Richardson (6 wounded)
  • Battery H, 1st Illinois Light Artillery (2 20 lb, 2 10 lb Parrott R): Cpt Frederick Welker (17 wounded)
  • Battery K, 1st Missouri Light Artillery (4 10 lb Parrott R): Cpt George H. Stone (4 wounded)

Third Division


     MG Lew Wallace

1st Brigade
K-18, W-114, M-0 = 132


   Col Morgan L. Smith

2nd Brigade
K-20, W-99, M-3 = 122


   Col John M. Thayer

3rd Brigade
K-2, W-32, M-1 = 35


   Col Charles Whittlesey

Not brigaded
K-1, W-6, M-0 = 7

Fourth Division


     BG Stephen A. Hurlbut

1st Brigade
K-112, W-532, M-43 = 687


   Col Nelson G. Williams (w)
   Col Isaac C. Pugh

  • 3rd Iowa: Maj William M. Stone (c), Lt George W. Crosley (23 killed, 134 wounded, 30 captured or missing)[11]
  • 28th Illinois: Col Amory K. Johnson (29 killed, 211 wounded)
  • 32nd Illinois: Col John Logan (w) (39 killed, 114 wounded)
  • 41st Illinois: Col Isaac C. Pugh, Ltc A. Tupper (k), Maj John Warner, Cpt John N. Hale (21 killed, 73 wounded)
2nd Brigade
K-130, W-492, M-8 = 630


   Col James C. Veatch

3rd Brigade
K-70, W-384, M-4 = 458


   BG Jacob G. Lauman

Not brigaded
K-5, W-33, M-56 = 97

Fifth Division


     BG William T. Sherman (w)

1st Brigade
K-137, W-444, M-70 = 651


   Col John A. McDowell

2nd Brigade
K-80, W-380, M-90 = 550


   Col David Stuart (w)
   Ltc Oscar Malmborg[13]
   Col Thomas Kilby Smith

3rd Brigade
K-70, W-221, M-65 = 356


   Col Jesse Hildebrand

4th Brigade
K-36, W-203, M-74 = 313


   Col Ralph P. Buckland

Not brigaded
K-2, W-28, M-0 = 30

Sixth Division


     BG Benjamin M. Prentiss (c)

1st Brigade
K-113, W-372, M-263 = 721


   Col Everett Peabody (k)
   Col John L. Doran[14]

  • 21st Missouri: Col David Moore (w), Ltc Humphrey M. Woodyard
  • 25th Missouri: Ltc Robert T. Van Horn (28 killed, 84 wounded)
  • 16th Wisconsin: Col Benjamin Allen (w) (40 killed, 188 wounded)
  • 12th Michigan: Col Francis Quinn (27 killed, 54 wounded)[15]
2nd Brigade
K-44, W-228, M-178 = 450


   Col Madison Miller (c)

  • 18th Missouri: Ltc Issac V. Pratt
  • 61st Illinois: Col Jacob Fry (12 killed, 42 wounded)
  • 16th Iowa: Col Alexander Chambers (w), Ltc Addison H. Sanders (17 killed, 101 wounded, 13 captured or missing)[16]
Not brigaded
K-78, W-328, M-592 = 998
Unassigned troops
K-39, W-159, M-17 = 215
  • 15th Michigan: Col John M. Oliver
  • 14th Wisconsin: Col David E. Wood (16 killed, 74 wounded)
  • 8th Ohio Battery (6 30 lb Parrott R): Cpt Louis Markgraf (3 wounded)
  • Battery H, 1st Illinois Light Artillery (4 20 lb Parrott R) (none)
  • Battery I, 1st Illinois Light Artillery (4 6 lb James R): Cpt Edward Bouton
  • Battery L, 1st Illinois Light Artillery (6 James R)
  • Battery B, 2nd Illinois Light Artillery (5 24 lb SB)
  • Battery F, 2nd Illinois Light Artillery (6 6 lb SB): Cpt John Wesley Powell (w) (6 wounded)

Army of the Ohio[edit]

MG Don Carlos Buell, Commanding

Division Brigade Regiments and Others

Second Division


     BG Alexander M. McCook

4th Brigade
K-28, W-280, M-3 = 311


   BG Lovell H. Rousseau

5th Brigade
K-34, W-310, M-2 = 346


   Col Edward N. Kirk (w)

6th Brigade
K-25, W-220, M-2 = 247


   Col William H. Gibson

Fourth Division


     BG William Nelson

10th Brigade
K-16, W-106, M-8 = 130


   Col Jacob Ammen

19th Brigade
K-48, W-357, M-1 = 406


   Col William B. Hazen

22nd Brigade
K-29, W-138, M-11 = 178


   Col Sanders D. Bruce

Fifth Division


     BG Thomas L. Crittenden

11th Brigade
K-33, W-212, M-18 = 263


   BG Jeremiah T. Boyle

14th Brigade
K-25, W-157, M-10 = 192


   Col William S. Smith

Not brigaded
K-2, W-8, M-0 = 10

Sixth Division


     BG Thomas J. Wood

20th Brigade
K-0, W-0, M-0 = 0


   BG James A. Garfield

21st Brigade
K-0, W-4, M-0 = 4


   Col George D. Wagner

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Official Records, Series I, Volume X, Part 1, pages 100-108
  2. ^ Official Records, Series I, Volume X, Part 1, pages 93-98
  3. ^ Accompanied Grant on the field (Official Records: Report of Maj. Gen. U. S. Grant)
  4. ^ Iowa In War Times, p. 146, S. H. M. Byers, W. D CONDIT & CO. Des Moines, Iowa
  5. ^ Iowa In War Times, p. 146
  6. ^ Iowa In War Times, p. 146
  7. ^ Iowa In War Times, p. 146
  8. ^ Iowa In War Times, p. 146
  9. ^ Iowa In War Times, p. 146
  10. ^ Iowa In War Times, p. 146
  11. ^ Iowa In War Times, p. 137, figures for Sunday only
  12. ^ Iowa In War Times, p. 146
  13. ^ Cunningham, page 413
  14. ^ Doran's regiment, the 17th Wisconsin, was stationed at Benton Barracks until April 10 when it moved to Pittsburg Landing Civil War Archive: 17th Wisconsin. Colonel Doran was detached from his regiment to assume command of the 1st Brigade on the Shiloh battlefield on April 6 Dyer's Compendium page 482
  15. ^ Quinn commanded the remnants of the 6th Division following Prentiss' surrender (Official Records: Report of Col. Francis Quinn)
  16. ^ Iowa In War Times, p. 146
  17. ^ Iowa In War Times, p. 146
  18. ^ At Savannah during the engagement (Official Records: Report of Maj. Gen. Don Carlos Buell)

References[edit]

  • U.S. War Department, The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1880–1901.
  • Cunningham, O. Edward. Shiloh and the Western Campaign of 1862. Edited by Gary Joiner and Timothy Smith. New York: Savas Beatie, 2007. ISBN 978-1-932714-27-2.
  • McDonough, James Lee. Shiloh: In Hell before Night. University of Tennessee Press, 1977. ISBN 0870492322