Battle of Franklin Confederate order of battle

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The following Confederate States Army units and commanders fought in the Battle of Franklin on November 30, 1864.[1] The Union order of battle is shown separately.

Abbreviations used[edit]

Military rank[edit]


  • w = wounded
  • mw = mortally wounded
  • k = killed
  • c = captured

Army of Tennessee[edit]

Gen John B. Hood, Commanding

Cheatham's Corps[edit]

MG Benjamin F. Cheatham

Division Brigade Regiments and Others

Cleburne's Division
     MG Patrick Cleburne (k)
     BG James A. Smith

Lowrey's Brigade

   BG Mark P. Lowrey

Govan's Brigade

   BG Daniel C. Govan

Granbury's Brigade

   BG Hiram B. Granbury (k)
   Cpt E.T. Broughton

Smith's Brigade (on detached duty)

   BG James A. Smith
   Col Charles H. Olmstead

  • 54th Georgia
  • 57th Georgia
  • 63rd Georgia
  • 1st Georgia Volunteers: Col Charles H. Olmstead

Brown's (Cheatham's Old) Division
     MG John C. Brown (w)
     BG Mark P. Lowrey

Gist's Brigade

   BG States Rights Gist (k)
   Ltc Zachariah L. Watters

  • 46th Georgia: Maj Samuel J.C. Dunlop (w), Cpt Malcolm Gillis
  • 65th&8th Georgia: Ltc Zachariah L. Watters
  • 2nd Georgia Sharpshooters Battalion
  • 16th South Carolina: Maj B. Burgh Smith
  • 24th South Carolina: Col Ellison Capers (w), Cpt William C. Griffith
Maney's Brigade

   BG John C. Carter (mw)
   Col Hume R. Field

Strahl's Brigade

   BG Otho F. Strahl (k)
   Col Andrew J. Kellar

Vaughan's Brigade

   BG George W. Gordon (c)
   Col William M. Watkins

Bate's Division
     MG William B. Bate

Tyler's Brigade

   BG Thomas B. Smith

Finley's Brigade

   Col Robert Bullock
   Maj Jacob A. Lash

Jackson's Brigade

   BG Henry R. Jackson

  • 1st Georgia Confederate: Col George A. Smith (k)
  • 25th Georgia
  • 29th Georgia
  • 30th Georgia
  • 66th Georgia: Ltc Algernon S. Hamilton (w)
  • 1st Georgia Sharpshooters Battalion

Corps Artillery
     Col Melancthon Smith

Hoxton's Battalion

Ltc Llewellyn G. Hoxton

  • Phelan's Alabama Battery
  • Perry's Florida Battery
  • Turner's Miss Battery
Hotchkiss's Battalion
  • Goldthwaite's Alabama Battery (Present and engaged)[2]
  • Key's Arkansas Battery
  • Bledsoe's Missouri Battery
Cobb's Battalion
  • Slocumb's Louisiana Battery: Lt Joseph E. Chalaron
  • Ferguson's South Carolina Battery
  • Phillip's (Mabane's) Tennessee Battery

Lee's Corps[edit]

LTG Stephen D. Lee

Division Brigade Regiments and Others

Johnson's Division
     MG Edward Johnson

Deas's Brigade

   BG Zachariah C. Deas (w)

Manigault's Brigade

   BG Arthur M. Manigault (w)
   Ltc William L. Butler

  • 24th Alabama: Col Thomas P. Shaw (w&c)
  • 28th Alabama: Ltc William L. Butler
  • 34th Alabama: Col John C. Carter
  • 10th South Carolina: Ltc C. Irvine Walker
  • 19th South Carolina: Col Newton N. Davis (w)
Sharp's Brigade

   BG Jacob H. Sharp (w)

  • 7th-9th Mississippi: Col William H. Bishop (k)
  • 10th-44th Mississippi & 9th Sharpshooter Btln.: Col William H. Sims (w)
  • 41st Mississippi: Cpt James M. Hicks (w)
Brantley's Brigade

   BG William F. Brantley

  • 24th-34th Mississippi: Cpt Clifton Dancy
  • 27th Mississippi: Cpt Samuel M. Pegg
  • 29th Mississippi: Maj George W. Reynolds (k)
  • 30th Mississippi: Ltc James M. Johnson (w), Maj John K. Allen (missing)
  • Dismounted Cavalry Company: Cpt D.W. Alexander

Stevenson's Division
     MG Carter L. Stevenson

Cummings's Brigade

   Col Elihu P. Watkins

  • 34th Georgia
  • 36th Georgia
  • 39th Georgia
  • 56th Georgia
Pettus's Brigade

   BG Edmund W. Pettus

  • 20th Alabama: Col James M. Dedman
  • 23rd Alabama: Ltc Joseph B. Bibb
  • 30th Alabama: Ltc James K. Elliott
  • 31st Alabama
  • 46th Alabama

Clayton's Division
     MG Henry D. Clayton, Sr.

Stovall's Brigade

   BG Marcellus A. Stovall

  • 40th Georgia
  • 41st Georgia
  • 42nd Georgia
  • 43rd Georgia
  • 52nd Georgia
Gibson's Brigade

   BG Randall L. Gibson

  • 1st Louisiana
  • 4th Louisiana: Col Samuel E. Hunter (c)
  • 13th-20th Louisiana: Ltc Francis L. Campbell
  • 16th-25th Louisiana
  • 19th Louisiana
  • 30th Louisiana
  • 4th Louisiana Battalion
  • 14th Louisiana Sharpshooters Battalion
Holtzclaw's Brigade

   BG James T. Holtzclaw

Corps Artillery
     Col Robert F. Beckham (mw)
     Maj John W. Johnston

Courtney's Battalion

   Cpt James Postell Douglas

Eldridge's Battalion

   Cpt Charles E. Fenner

  • Eufaula Alabama Battery
  • Fenner's Louisiana Battery
  • Stanford's Miss Battery
Johnston's Battalion

   Maj John W. Johnston
   Cpt John B. Rowan

  • Corput's Georgia Battery
  • Marshall's Tenn Battery
  • Stephens's Light Artillery

Stewart's Corps[edit]

LTG Alexander P. Stewart

Division Brigade Regiments and Others

Loring's Division
     MG William W. Loring

Featherston's Brigade

   BG Winfield S. Featherston

  • 1st Mississippi
  • 3rd Mississippi: Ltc Samuel M. Dyer (w)
  • 22nd Mississippi
  • 31st Mississippi: Col Marcus D.L. Stephens (w)
  • 33rd Mississippi
  • 40th Mississippi
  • 1st Mississippi Battalion
Adams's Brigade

   BG John Adams (k)
   Col Robert Lowry

  • 6th Mississippi: Col Robert Lowry
  • 14th Mississippi
  • 15th Mississippi: Col Michael Ferrell (w)
  • 20th Mississippi: Col William N. Brown (w), Ltc Walter A. Rorer (mw), Maj Thomas B. Graham (w)
  • 23rd Mississippi
  • 43rd Mississippi
Scott's Brigade

   BG Thomas M. Scott (w)
   Col John Snodgrass

  • 27th-35th-49th Alabama: Col Samuel S. Ives (w)
  • 55th Alabama: Col John Snodgrass
  • 57th Alabama: Col Columbus J.L. Cunningham (w)
  • 12th Louisiana: Col Noel L. Nelson (k)

French's Division
     MG Samuel G. French

Ector's Brigade

   Col David Coleman

  • 29th North Carolina
  • 39th North Carolina
  • 9th Texas
  • 10th Texas Cavalry (dismounted)
  • 14th Texas Cavalry (dismounted)
  • 32nd Texas Cavalry (dismounted)
Cockrell's Brigade

   BG Francis M. Cockrell (w)
   Col Peter C. Flournoy

Sears's Brigade

   BG Claudius Sears

  • 4th Mississippi: Col Thomas N. Adaire (w)
  • 35th Mississippi
  • 36th Mississippi: Col William W. Witherspoon (k)
  • 39th Mississippi
  • 46th Mississippi: Maj Turpin D. Magee (w)
  • 7th Mississippi Battalion

Walthall's Division
     MG Edward C. Walthall

Quarles's Brigade

   BG William A. Quarles (w)
   BG George D. Johnston

  • 1st Alabama: Maj Samuel L. Knox (w&c)
  • 42nd Tennessee: Col Isaac N. Hulme (w)
  • 46th Tennessee: Maj Sylvester C. Cooper (w&c)
  • 48th Tennessee: Capt H G Evans
  • 49th Tennessee: Ltc Thomas M. Atkins (w&c)
  • 53rd Tennessee: Cpt James J. Rittenbury (w&c)
  • 55th (Brown's) Tennessee: Maj Joseph E. McDonald (k)
Cantey's Brigade

   BG Charles M. Shelley

  • 17th Alabama: Col Virgil S. Murphy (missing)
  • 26th Alabama: Ltc John S. Garvin (w)
  • 29th Alabama: Cpt Alfred V. Gardner (w)
  • 37th Mississippi
Reynolds' Brigade

   BG Daniel H. Reynolds

Corps Artillery
     Ltc Samuel C. Williams

Truehart's Battalion
  • Lumsden's Alabama Battery
  • Selden's Alabama Battery
Myrick's Battalion (arrived early next morning)
Storrs' Battalion
  • Guibor's Missouri Battery (Present and engaged)[3]
  • Hoskin's Miss Battery
  • Kolb's Alabama Battery

Cavalry Corps[edit]

MG Nathan B. Forrest

Division Brigade Regiments and Others

Chalmers' Division
     BG James R. Chalmers

Rucker's Brigade

   Col Edmund W. Rucker

  • 7th Alabama Cavalry
  • 5th Mississippi Cavalry
  • 7th Tennessee Cavalry
  • 12th Tennessee Cavalry
  • 14th Tennessee Cavalry: Ltc Raleigh R. White
  • 15th Tennessee Cavalry
  • Forrest's (3rd) Tennessee Regiment: Col David C. Kelley
Biffle's Brigade

   Col Jacob B. Biffle

  • 4th Tennessee Cavalry
  • 9th Tennessee Cavalry
  • 10th Tennessee Cavalry

Buford's Division
     BG Abraham Buford

Bell's Brigade

   Col Tyree H. Bell

Crossland's Brigade

   Col Edward Crossland

Jackson's Division
     BG William H. Jackson

Armstrong's Brigade

   BG Frank C. Armstrong

  • 1st Mississippi Cavalry
  • 2nd Mississippi Cavalry
  • 28th Mississippi Cavalry
  • Ballentine's Mississippi Regiment
Ross's Brigade

   BG Lawrence S. Ross

  • 3rd Texas Cavalry: Ltc Jiles S. Boggess
  • 6th Texas Cavalry: Col Jack Wharton
  • 9th Texas Cavalry: Col Dudley W. Jones
  • 1st Texas Legion (27th Cavalry): Col Edwin R. Hawkins
  • Morton's Tennessee Battery: Cpt John W. Morton


  1. ^ Multiple commander names indicate succession of command during the battle or campaign.
  2. ^ "[T]he first that opened at Franklin..." Source: Brewer, Willis. 1872. Alabama: Her history, resources, war record, and public men.: From 1540 to 1872. Montgomery, Ala: Barrett & Brown, steam printers and book binders., p. 703,
  3. ^ Source: Guide to Missouri Confederate Units, 1861-1865, edited by James E. McGhee, p. 33,, saying it was one of only two Confederate batteries engaged in the battle.