Chaffin's Farm Union order of battle

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The following Union Army units and commanders fought in the Battle of Chaffin's Farm of the American Civil War. The Confederate order of battle is shown separately.

Abbreviations used[edit]

Military rank[edit]

Other[edit]

Army of the James[edit]

MG Benjamin F. Butler

X Corps[edit]

MG David B. Birney

Division Brigade Regiments and Others

First Division
     BG Alfred H. Terry

1st Brigade

   Col Francis B. Pond (w)
   Col Thomas Mulcahy
   Ltc Alvin C. Voris

2nd Brigade

   Col Joseph C. Abbott

3rd Brigade

   Col Harris M. Plaisted

Second Division
     BG Robert Sanford Foster

1st Brigade

   Col Rufus Daggett (w)
   Ltc Albert M. Barney

2nd Brigade

   Col Galusha Pennypacker

3rd Brigade

   Col Louis Bell

Third Division
     (incomplete)

1st Brigade

   BG William Birney

Artillery

Artillery Brigade

   Col Richard H. Jackson

  • 1st Battery, Connecticut Light Artillery
  • 4th Battery, New Jersey Light Artillery
  • 5th Battery, New Jersey Light Artillery
  • 1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery, Battery E
  • 3rd Rhode Island Heavy Artillery, Battery C
  • 1st U.S. Artillery, Batteries C and D
  • 1st U.S. Artillery, Battery M
  • 3rd U.S. Artillery, Battery E
  • 4th U.S. Artillery, Battery D

XVIII Corps[edit]

MG Edward O. C. Ord (w) September 29
BG Charles A. Heckman
BG Godfrey Weitzel[2]

Division Brigade Regiments and Others

First Division
     BG George J. Stannard (w)
     Colonel James Jourdan[3]
     BG Gilman Marston

1st Brigade

   Col Aaron Fletcher Stevens (w)
   Ltc John B. Raulston

2nd Brigade

   BG Hiram Burnham (k)
   Col Michael Donohoe (w)
   Ltc Stephen Moffitt temp 29 Sept
   Col Edgar M. Cullen

3rd Brigade

   Col Samuel H. Roberts (w)
   Col Edgar M. Cullen temp 29 Sept
   Ltc Stephen H. Moffitt

Second Division
     BG Charles A. Heckman
     Col Harrison S. Fairchild[4]
     BG Charles A. Heckman

1st Brigade

   Col James Stewart, Jr. (w)
   Col George M. Guion

2nd Brigade

   Col Edward H. Ripley

3rd Brigade

   Col Harrison S. Fairchild

Third Division[5]
     BG Charles J. Paine

1st Brigade

   Col John Henry Holman

2nd Brigade

   Col Alonzo G. Draper

3rd Brigade

   Col Samuel A. Duncan (w)
   Col John W. Ames

Unattached
  • U.S. Sharpshooters

Artillery

Artillery Brigade

   Maj George B. Cook

  • 2nd New York Light Artillery, Battery H
  • 3rd New York Light Artillery, Battery E
  • 3rd New York Light Artillery, Battery K
  • 3rd New York Light Artillery, Battery M
  • 7th Battery, New York Light Artillery
  • 16th Battery, New York Light Artillery
  • 17th Battery, New York Light Artillery
  • 1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery, Battery A
  • 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery, Battery F
  • 1st U.S. Artillery, Battery B
  • 4th U.S. Artillery, Battery L
  • 5th U.S. Artillery, Battery A
  • 5th U.S. Artillery, Battery F

Cavalry[edit]

Division Brigade Regiments and Others

Cavalry Division
     BG August V. Kautz

1st Brigade

   Col Robert M. West

2nd Brigade

   Col Samuel P. Spear

Artillery

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Weitzel served as Butler's Chief Engineer until September 30, when he was placed in command of the XVIII Corps
  2. ^ Official Records Volume XLII, part II, page 1146 Weitzel was assigned to command on 30 Sept 1864 by Butler's field order No. 116.
  3. ^ Sommers p.575
  4. ^ Fairchild temporarily commanded the 2nd Division in conjunction with his own 3rd Brigade when Heckman commanded the corps(Eicher p. 230) though Colonel James Anderson may have assumed brigade command until his death (Sommers p. 575). Some reports say Colonel James Jourdan was in temporary command of the division by order of General Heckman (Sommers p.575)
  5. ^ Temporarily attached to X Corps during the fighting at New Market Heights on September 29.

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