Nashville Confederate order of battle

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The following Confederate States Army units and commanders fought in the Battle of Nashville of the American Civil War. The order of battle has been compiled from the army organization[1] during the campaign[2] and reports.[3] 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

Lee’s Corps[edit]

LTG Stephen D. Lee

Chief of Artillery
Maj John W. Johnston

Division Brigade Regiments and Others

Johnson's Division
     MG Edward Johnson (c)

Deas' Brigade

   BG Zachariah C. Deas

  • 19th Alabama: Ltc George R. Kimbrough
  • 22nd Alabama: Cpt Hugh W. Henry
  • 25th Alabama: Cpt Napoleon B. Rouse
  • 39th Alabama: Ltc William C. Clifton
  • 50th Alabama: Col John G. Coltart
Sharp's Brigade

   BG Jacob H. Sharp

  • 7th-9th Mississippi: Maj Henry Pope
  • 10th-44th-9th Sharpshooters Battalion Mississippi: Cpt Robert A. Bell
  • 41st Mississippi: Cpt James M. Hicks
Manigault's Brigade

   Ltc William L. Butler

  • 24th Alabama: Cpt Thomas J. Kimbell
  • 28th Alabama: Cpt William M. Nabors
  • 34th Alabama: Ltc John C. Carter
  • 10th South Carolina: Ltc C. Irvine Walker
  • 19th South Carolina: Cpt Thomas W. Getzen
Brantley's Brigade

   BG William F. Brantley

  • 24th-34th Mississippi: Cpt Clifton Dancy
  • 27th Mississippi: Cpt Samuel M. Pegg
  • 29th-30th Mississippi: Cpt Robert W. Williamson
  • Alexander's (Tennessee) Cavalry Company (dismounted): Cpt David W. Alexander
Courtney's Artillery Battalion

   Cpt James P. Douglas

  • Dent's (Alabama) battery: Cpt Staunton H. Dent
  • Douglas' (Texas) battery: Lt Benjamin Hardin
  • Garrity's (Alabama) battery: Lt Henry F. Carrell

Stevenson's Division
     MG Carter L. Stevenson

Cumming's Brigade

   Col Elihu P. Watkins

  • 34th Georgia: Cpt Russell A. Jones
  • 36th Georgia: Col Charles E. Broyles
  • 39th Georgia: Cpt William P. Milton
  • 56th Georgia: Cpt Benjamin T. Spearman
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: Ltc Thomas M. Arrington
  • 46th Alabama: Cpt George E. Brewer
Brown's and Reynolds' Brigade

   Col Joseph B. Palmer

Clayton's Division
     MG Henry D. Clayton

Stovall's Brigade

   BG Marcellus A. Stovall

  • 40th Georgia: Col Abda Johnson
  • 41st Georgia: Cpt Jared E. Stallings
  • 42nd Georgia: Col Robert J. Henderson
  • 43rd Georgia: Col Henry C. Kellogg
  • 52nd Georgia: Cpt Rufus R. Asbury
Holtzclaw's Brigade

   BG James T. Holtzclaw

Gibson's Brigade

   BG Randall L. Gibson

  • 1st Louisiana: Cpt James C. Stafford
  • 4th Louisiana: Col Samuel E. Hunter
  • 13th Louisiana: Ltc Francis L. Campbell
  • 16th Louisiana: Ltc Robert H. Lindsey
  • 19th Louisiana: Maj Camp Flournoy
  • 20th Louisiana: Cpt Alexander Dresel
  • 25th Louisiana: Col Francis C. Zacharie
  • 30th Louisiana: Maj Arthur Picolet
  • 4th Louisiana Battalion: Cpt T. Alexander Bisland
  • 14th Louisiana Battalion Sharpshooters: Lt Andrew T. Martin
Eldridge's Artillery Battalion

   Cpt Charles E. Fenner

  • Eufaula (Alabama) Battery: Cpt William J. McKenzie
  • Fenner's (Louisiana) battery: Lt Wat T. Cluverius
  • Stanford's (Mississippi) battery: Lt James S. McCall

Corps Artillery

Johnston's Battalion

   Cpt John B. Rowan

  • Corput's (Georgia) battery: Lt William S. Hoge
  • Marshall's (Tennessee) battery: Cpt Lucius G. Marshall
  • Stephens (Georgia) Light Artillery: Lt William L. Ritter

Stewart’s Corps[edit]

LTG Alexander P. Stewart

Chief of Artillery
Ltc Samuel C. Williams

Division Brigade Regiments and Others

Loring's Division
     MG William W. Loring

Featherston's Brigade

   BG Winfield S. Featherston

  • 1st Mississippi: Cpt Owen D. Hughes
  • 3rd Mississippi: Cpt O. H. Johnston
  • 22nd Mississippi: Maj Martin A. Oatis
  • 31st Mississippi: Cpt Robert A. Collins
  • 33rd Mississippi: Cpt Thomas L. Cooper
  • 40th Mississippi: Col Wallace B. Colbert
  • 1st Mississippi Battalion: Maj James M. Stigler
Adams' Brigade

   Col Robert Lowry

  • 6th Mississippi: Ltc Thomas J. Borden
  • 14th Mississippi: Col Washington L. Doss
  • 15th Mississippi: Ltc James R. Binford
  • 20th Mississippi: Maj Thomas B. Graham
  • 23rd Mississippi: Maj George W. B. Garrett
  • 43rd Mississippi: Col Richard Harrison
Scott's Brigade

   Col John Snodgrass

  • 55th Alabama: Maj James B. Dickey
  • 57th Alabama: Maj J. Horatio Wiley
  • 27th-35th-49th Alabama: Ltc John D. Weeden
  • 12th Louisiana: Cpt James T. Davi
Myrick's Artillery Battalion

French's Division
   MG Samuel G. French (absent, sick)
temporarily attached to Walthall's Division

Sears' Brigade

   BG Claudius W. Sears (w)

  • 4th Mississippi
  • 35th Mississippi
  • 36th Mississippi
  • 39th Mississippi
  • 46th Mississippi
  • 7th Mississippi Battalion
Ector's Brigade

   Col David Coleman

  • 29th North Carolina: Maj Ezekiel H. Hampton
  • 39th North Carolina: Cpt James G. Crawford
  • 9th Texas: Maj James H. McReynolds
  • 10th Texas Cavalry (dismounted): Col Cullin R. Earp
  • 14th Texas Cavalry (dismounted): Cpt Robert H. Harkey
  • 32nd Texas Cavalry (dismounted): Maj William E. Estes
Cockrell's Brigade
(on detached duty on the Duck River)

   Col Peter C. Flournoy

  • 1st-4th Missouri: Cpt James H. Wickersham
  • 2nd-6th Missouri: Ltc Stephen Cooper
  • 3rd-5th Missouri: Cpt Benjamin E. Guthrie
  • 1st-3rd Missouri Cavalry (dismounted): Lt Charles B. Cleveland
Storrs' Artillery Battalion
  • Guibor's (Missouri) battery
  • Hoskins' (Mississippi) battery
  • Kolb's (Alabama) battery

Walthall's Division
     MG Edward C. Walthall

Quarles' Brigade

   BG George D. Johnston

  • 1st Alabama: Lt Charles M. McRae
  • 42nd-46th-49th-53rd-55th Tennessee: Cpt Austin M. Duncan
  • 48th Tennessee: Col William M. Voorhies
Cantey's Brigade

   BG Charles M. Shelley

  • 17th Alabama: Cpt John Bolling, Jr.
  • 26th Alabama: Cpt Daniel M. Gideon
  • 29th Alabama: Cpt Samuel Abernethy
  • 37th Mississippi: Maj Samuel H. Terral
Reynolds' Brigade

   BG Daniel H. Reynolds

Trueheart's Artillery Battalion

   Cpt James H. Yates

  • Lumsden's (Alabama) battery
  • Selden's (Alabama) battery
  • Tarrant's (Alabama) battery

Cheatham’s Corps[edit]

MG Benjamin F. Cheatham

Chief of Artillery
Col Melancthon Smith

Division Brigade Regiments and Others

Brown's Division
     BG Mark P. Lowrey

Gist's Brigade

   Ltc Zachariah L. Watters

  • 46th Georgia: Cpt Malcolm Gillis
  • 65th Georgia-8th Georgia Battalion: Cpt William W. Grant
  • 2nd Georgia Sharpshooters Battalion: Cpt William H. Brown
  • 16th South Carolina: Cpt John W. Boling
  • 24th South Carolina: Cpt William C. Griffith
Strahl's Brigade

   Col Andrew J. Kellar

  • 4th-5th-31st-33rd-38th Tennessee: Ltc Luke W. Finlay
  • 19th-24th-41st Tennessee: Cpt Daniel A. Kennedy
Maney's Brigade

   Col Hume R. Field

  • 4th (Provision Army)-6th-9th-50th Tennessee: Ltc George W. Pease
  • 1st-27th Tennessee: Ltc John L. House
  • 8th-16th-28th Tennessee: Col John H. Anderson
Vaughan's Brigade

   Col William M. Watkins

Artillery Battalion
  • Perry's (Florida) battery
  • Phelan's (Alabama) battery
  • Turner's (Mississippi) battery

Cleburne's Division
     BG James A. Smith

Smith's Brigade
(attached to Forrest's command at Murfreesboro)

   Col Charles H. Olmstead

  • 1st Georgia Volunteers: Maj Martin J. Ford
  • 54th Georgia: Cpt George W. Moody
  • 57th Georgia: Cpt Lucius C. Bryan
  • 63rd Georgia: Cpt Elijah J. Craven
Govan's Brigade

   BG Daniel C. Govan (w)
   Col Peter V. Green (w)

Lowrey's Brigade

   Ltc Robert H. Abercrombie

  • 16th-33rd-45th Alabama: Ltc Robert H. Abercrombie
  • 5th Regiment-3rd Mississippi Battalion: Cpt Francis M. Woodward
  • 8th-32nd Mississippi: Maj Andrew E. Moody
Granbury's Brigade

   Cpt Edward T. Broughton

  • 5th Confederate: Lt William E. Smith
  • 35th Tennessee: Col Benjamin J. Hill
  • 6th-15th Texas: Cpt Benjamin R. Tyus
  • 7th Texas: Cpt Orren P. Forrest
  • 10th Texas: Cpt Reuben D. Kennedy
  • 17th-18th Texas Cavalry (dismounted): Cpt Felix L. McKnight
  • 24th-25th Texas Cavalry (dismounted): Cpt John F. Matthews
  • Nutt's (Louisiana) Cavalry Company (dismounted): Cpt Leroy M. Nutt

Bate's Division
     MG William B. Bate

Tyler's Brigade

   BG Thomas B. Smith (w&c)

  • 37th Georgia: Cpt James A. Sanders
  • 4th Georgia Sharpshooters Battalion: Maj Theodore D. Caswell
  • 2nd-10th-20th-37th Tennessee: Ltc William M. Shy (k), Maj Henry C. Lucas
Finley's Brigade

   Maj Jacob A. Lash (mw&c)
   Maj Glover A. Ball

Jackson's Brigade

   BG Henry R. Jackson (c)

  • 1st Georgia (Confederate)-66th Georgia: Ltc James C. Gordon
  • 25th Georgia: Cpt Joseph E. Fulton
  • 29th-30th Georgia: Col William D. Mitchell
  • 1st Georgia Sharpshooters Battalion: Lt R. Cuyler King
Cobb's Artillery Battalion

   Cpt Rene T. Beauregard

  • Slocomb's (Louisiana) Battery
  • Ferguson's (South Carolina) Battery
  • Mebane's (Tennessee) Battery

Corps artillery

Hotchkiss's Battalion

Cavalry Corps[edit]

MG Nathan B. Forrest
(Detached; at Murfreesboro with Jackson's and Buford's Divisions.)

Division Brigade Regiments and Others

Chalmers' Division
     BG James R. Chalmers

Rucker's Brigade

   Col Edmund W. Rucker (w&c)
   Ltc Raleigh R. White

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

   Col Jacob B. Biffle

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

Buford's Division
(Detached; at Murfreesboro)
     BG Abraham Buford

Bell's Brigade

   Col Tyree H. Bell

Crossland's Brigade

   Col Edward Crossland

Jackson's Division
(Detached; at Murfreesboro)
     BG William H. Jackson

Armstrong's Brigade

   BG Frank C. Armstrong

  • 1st Mississippi Cavalry
  • 2nd Mississippi Cavalry
  • 28th Mississippi Cavalry
  • Ballentine's Mississippi Regiment (2nd Partisan Rangers)
Ross's Brigade

   BG Lawrence S. Ross

  • 3rd Texas Cavalry
  • 6th Texas Cavalry
  • 9th Texas Cavalry
  • 27th Texas Cavalry
  • 1st Texas Legion
  • Morton's Tennessee Battery


  1. ^ Multiple commander names indicate command succession of command during the battle or the campaign.
  2. ^ Official Records, Series I, Volume XLV, Part 1, pages 664-669 (December 10, 1864)
  3. ^ Official Records, Series I, Volume XLV, Part 1, pages 31-32