Opequon Union Order of Battle

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The following Union Army units and commanders fought in the Battle of Opequon of the American Civil War. The Confederate order of battle is listed separately.

Abbreviations used[edit]

Military rank[edit]

Other[edit]


Army of the Shenandoah[edit]

MG Philip Sheridan, Commanding

VI Corps[edit]

MG Horatio Wright

Division Brigade Regiments and Others

First Division


    BG David Allen Russell (k)
    BG Emory Upton (w)
    Col Oliver Edwards

1st Brigade (First New Jersey Brigade)


   Ltc Edward L. Campbell

2nd Brigade


   BG Emory Upton
   Col Joseph Eldridge Hamblin

3rd Brigade


   Col Oliver Edwards
   Col Isaac C. Bassett

Second Division


     BG George W. Getty

1st Brigade


   BG Frank Wheaton

2nd Brigade (First Vermont Brigade)


   Col James M. Warner
   Ltc Amasa S. Tracy
     (supervised part of the line)

3rd Brigade


   BG Daniel D. Bidwell

Third Division


     BG James Ricketts

1st Brigade


   Col William Emerson

2nd Brigade


   Col J. Warren Keifer

Artillery Artillery Brigade


   Col Charles H. Tompkins

Army of West Virginia[edit]

BG George Crook

Division Brigade Regiments and Others

First Division


     Col Joseph Thoburn

1st Brigade


   Col George D. Wells

3rd Brigade


   Col Thomas M. Harris

Second Division (Kanawha Division)


     Col Isaac H. Duval (w)
     Col Rutherford B. Hayes

1st Brigade


   Col Rutherford B. Hayes
   Col Hiram F. Devol

2nd Brigade


   Col Daniel D. Johnson (w)
   Ltc Benjamin F. Coates

Artillery Artillery Brigade


   Cpt Henry A. du Pont

XIX Corps[edit]

BG William H. Emory

Division Brigade Regiments and Others

First Division


     BG William Dwight

1st Brigade


   Col George L. Beal

2nd Brigade


   BG James W. McMillan

Division Artillery

Second Division


     BG Cuvier Grover

1st Brigade


   BG Henry W. Birge

2nd Brigade


   Col Edward L. Molineux

3rd Brigade


   Col Jacob Sharpe (w)
   Ltc Alfred Neafie

4th Brigade


   Col David Shunk

Division Artillery
Artillery Reserve


   Cpt Elijah D. Taft

Cavalry Corps[edit]

BG Alfred T. A. Torbert

Division Brigade Regiments and Others

First Division


     BG Wesley Merritt

1st Brigade


   BG George Armstrong Custer

2nd Brigade


   BG Thomas C. Devin

Reserve Brigade


   Col Charles Russell Lowell

Second Division


     BG William W. Averell[1]

1st Brigade


   Col James M. Schoonmaker

  • 22nd Pennsylvania Cavalry: Ltc Andrew J. Greenfield
  • 8th Ohio Cavalry: Col Alpheus S. Moore
  • 14th Pennsylvania Cavalry: Cpt Ashbell F. Duncan, Cpt William W. Miles
2nd Brigade


   Col William H. Powell

Division Artillery
  • 5th U.S. Artillery, Battery L: Lt Gulian V. Weir

Third Division


     BG James H. Wilson

1st Brigade


   BG John B. McIntosh (w)
   Ltc George A. Purington

  • 1st Connecticut Cavalry: Maj George O. Marcy
  • 3rd New Jersey Cavalry: Maj William P. Robeson, Jr.
  • 2nd New York Cavalry: Cpt Walter C. Hull
  • 5th New York Cavalry: Maj Abram H. Krom
  • 2nd Ohio Cavalry: Ltc George A. Purington, Maj A. Bayard Nettleton
  • 18th Pennsylvania Cavalry: Ltc William P. Brinton (w), Maj John W. Phillips
2nd Brigade


   BG George H. Chapman

Horse Artillery Horse Artillery


   Cpt La Rhett L. Livingston

  • 1st United States, Batteries K and L: Lt Franck E. Taylor
  • 2nd United States, Batteries B and L: Cpt Charles H. Pierce
  • 2nd United States, Battery D: Lt Edward B. Williston


Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Averell’s (later William H. Powell’s) Division was officially the 2nd Cavalry Division of the Department of West Virginia (Eicher, p. 110). The regular 2nd Division of the Cavalry Corps was commanded by David M. Gregg on detached duty along the Petersburg Front.

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