Knoxville Confederate order of battle

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The following Confederate States Army units and commanders fought in the Knoxville Campaign and subsequent East Tennessee operations during the American Civil War from November 4 to December 31, 1863 under the command of Lt. Gen. James Longstreet. Engagements of this campaign include the Battle of Dandridge and the Battle of Bean's Station. Order of battle compiled from the army organization during the campaign.[1] The Union order of battle is shown separately.

Abbreviations used[edit]

Military rank[edit]


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

Longstreet's Command[edit]

LTG James Longstreet[2]

Division Brigade Regiments and Others

McLaws' Division
     MG Lafayette McLaws

Kershaw's Brigade

   BG Joseph B. Kershaw

Wofford's Brigade[3]

   Col Solon Z. Ruff (k)[4]

   Ltc N.L. Hutchins Jr.

Humphreys' Brigade

   BG Benjamin Humphreys

Bryan's Brigade

   BG Goode Bryan

Hood's Division
     BG Micah Jenkins

Jenkins' Brigade

   Col John Bratton

  • 1st South Carolina: Ltc Daniel Livingston
  • 2nd South Carolina Rifles: Col Thomas Thomson
  • 5th South Carolina: Col Ashbury Coward
  • 6th South Carolina: Col John Bratton
  • Hampton South Carolina Legion: Col Martin W. Gary
  • Palmetto South Carolina Sharpshooters: Col Joseph A. Walker
Law's Brigade

   BG Evander Law

Robertson's Brigade

   BG Jerome B. Robertson

Anderson's Brigade

   BG George T. Anderson

  • 7th Georgia: Col W.W. White
  • 8th Georgia: Col John R. Towers
  • 9th Georgia: Col Benjamin Beck
  • 11th Georgia: Col Francis Little
  • 59th Georgia: Col Jack Brown
Benning's Brigade

   BG Henry Benning

Buckner's Division
     BG Bushrod Johnson

Johnson's Brigade

   Col John Fulton

Gracie's Brigade

   BG Archibald Gracie III


Alexander's Battalion

   Col Edward P. Alexander
   Maj Frank Huger

  • Fickling's (South Carolina) battery: Cpt Wiliam W. Fickling
  • Jordan's (Virginia) battery: Cpt Tyler C. Jordan
  • Moody's (Louisiana) battery: Cpt George V. Moody
  • Parker's (Virginia) battery: Cpt William W. Parker
  • Taylor's (Virginia) battery: Cpt Osmond B. Taylor
  • Woolfolk's (Virginia) battery: Cpt Pichegru Woolfolk, Jr.

Cavalry Corps[edit]

MG William T. Martin[6]

Division Brigade Regiments and Others

First Division
     BG John T. Morgan

1st Brigade

   Col Alfred Russell

  • 1st Alabama: Col William A. Allen
  • 3rd Alabama: Col James Hagan
  • 4th Alabama: Col Alfred Russell
  • 7th Alabama: Col James C. Malone Jr.
  • 51st Alabama: Maj James T. Dye
2nd Brigade

   Col Charles C. Crews

  • 1st Georgia: Ltc Samuel Davitte
  • 2nd Georgia: Ltc F.M. Ison
  • 3rd Georgia: Col R. Thompson
  • 4th Georgia (Avery's): Ltc William C. Cook
  • 6th Georgia: Col John R. Hart


Second Division
     BG Frank Armstrong

1st Brigade

   Col Jacob B. Biffle

  • 4th Tennessee: Col Peril C. Haynes
  • 8th Tennessee: Col George G. Dibrell
  • 9th Tennessee: Col Jacob B. Biffle
  • 10th Tennessee: Ltc Nicholas N. Cox
  • 11th Tennessee: Col Daniel W. Holman
2nd Brigade

   Col Thomas Harrison



  • Huggins' (Tennessee) Battery: Cpt A.L. Huggins


  1. ^ Official Records, Series I, Volume XXXI, Part 1, pages 451-454 (Organization of the Troops in East Tennessee under command of Lieut. Gen. James Longstreet, C. S. Army, November 30, 1863) and Official Records, Series I, Volume XXXI, Part 3, pages 890-892 (Organization of the forces in East Tennessee, commanded by Lient. Gen. James Longstreet, C. S. Army, December 31, 1863)
  2. ^ On January 4th, Longstreet was notified that he was commander of the Department of East Tennessee. Until that time, he headed his command as "Forces in East Tennessee". The later engagements in East Tennessee (Mossey Creek, Dandridge, Bean's Station) were fought with Longstreet officially commanding the Department of East Tennessee. For shorthand, Longstreet's force is simply referred to as his command. Official Records, Series I, Volume XXXI, Part 1, page 468
  3. ^ Wofford was on leave because of the recent death of his daughter.
  4. ^ Ruff was killed at the Battle of Fort Sanders on November 29th, 1863. Antietam on the Web website
  5. ^ McElroy was killed at the Battle of Fort Sanders on November 29th, 1863
  6. ^ National Park Service - Civil War Battle Summaries