Second Corinth Union order of battle

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The following Union Army units and commanders fought in the Battle of Corinth of the American Civil War on October 3 and 4, 1862, in Corinth, Mississippi. Order of battle compiled from the army organization, return of casualties[1] and reports.[2] The Confederate order of battle is listed separately.

Abbreviations used[edit]

Military rank[edit]


Army of the Mississippi[edit]

MG William S. Rosecrans

  • Chief of Staff: Ltc Henry G. Kennett
  • Aide de Camp: Col John V. Du Bois
Division Brigade Regiments and Others

Second Division
     BG David S. Stanley

First Brigade

   Col John W. Fuller

Second Brigade

   Col Joseph A. Mower (w/c)[3]

Third Division
     BG Charles S. Hamilton

Escort: 5th Missouri Cavalry, Company C

First Brigade

   BG Napoleon B. Buford

Second Brigade

   BG Jeremiah C. Sullivan (w)
   Col Samuel A. Holmes

Cavalry Division
   Col John K. Mizner

First Brigade

   Col Edward Hatch

Second Brigade

   Col Albert L. Lee


  • 64th Illinois: Cpt John Morrill
  • 1st United States Infantry, Companies A, B, C, D, H, and I (siege artillery): Cpt G.A. Williams

Army of West Tennessee[edit]

MG Ulysses S. Grant (not present)
Detachment commanded by BG James B. McPherson[4]

Division Brigade Regiments and Others

Second Division
     BG Thomas A. Davies

First Brigade

   BG Pleasant A. Hackleman (mw)
   Col Thomas W. Sweeny

Second Brigade

   BG Richard J. Oglesby (w)
   Col August Mersy

Third Brigade

   Col Silas D. Baldwin (w)
   Col John V. Du Bois[6]


   Maj George H. Stone

  • 1st Missouri Light Artillery, Battery D: Cpt Henry Richardson
  • 1st Missouri Light Artillery, Battery H: Cpt Frederick Welker
  • 1st Missouri Light Artillery, Battery I: Lt Charles Thurber
  • 1st Missouri Light Artillery, Battery K: Lt Charles Green


Sixth Division
     BG John McArthur[7][8]
     BG Thomas J. McKean

First Brigade

   Col Benjamin Allen
   BG John McArthur

Second Brigade

   Col John M. Oliver

Third Brigade

   Col Marcellus M. Crocker


   Cpt Andrew Hickenlooper


  1. ^ Official Records, Series I, Volume XVII, Part 1, pages 173-176
  2. ^ Official Records, Series I, Volume XVII, Part 1, pages 150-154
  3. ^ Eicher p.401 Mower was wounded in the neck and captured on October 4 but was recovered by Union forces the same day
  4. ^ McPherson arrived October 5
  5. ^ Detachments of the 8th, 12th, and 14th Iowa and 58th Illinois whose members survived encirclement in the Hornet's Nest at Shiloh, were collectively known as the "Union Brigade", a regiment sized command under the command of Ltc John Coulter Official Records, Series I, Volume XVII, Part 1, page 175
  6. ^ Du Bois was serving as aide-de-camp to Rosecrans until he was detached from staff duty to assume brigade command after Baldwin's wounding (Cozzens page 228)
  7. ^ Eicher p.370
  8. ^ Cozzens p.151-154 Early on the morning of October 3, orders were given placing McKean (who outranked McArthur) in command of the Sixth Division. Unknowingly no orders were given to reassign McArthur and he was without a command as preparations for the battle began. A staff officer at Rosecrans' headquarters remembered this and a special order was sent assigning McArthur to command the 1st Brigade


  • U.S. War Department, The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1880–1901.
  • Eicher, John H., and David J. Eicher. Civil War High Commands. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2001. ISBN 0-8047-3641-3.
  • Cozzens, Peter. The Darkest Days of the War: The Battles of Iuka and Corinth (Chapel Hill, NC: The University of North Carolina Press), 1997. ISBN 0-8078-2320-1