Shiloh Confederate order of battle

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The following Confederate States Army units and commanders fought in the Battle of Shiloh of the American Civil War. The Union order of battle is shown separately. Order of battle compiled from the army organization during the battle.[1][2]

Confederate Army of the Mississippi as organized during the Battle of Shiloh

Abbreviations used[edit]

Military rank[edit]


Army of the Mississippi[edit]

Gen Albert S. Johnston (k)
Gen Pierre G. T. Beauregard

First Army Corps[edit]

MG Leonidas Polk

Division Brigade Regiments and Others

First Division
     BG Charles Clark (w)
     BG Alexander P. Stewart

1st Brigade

   Col Robert M. Russell

2nd Brigade

   BG Alexander P. Stewart

Second Division
    BG Benjamin F. Cheatham (w)
    BG Bushrod R. Johnson (w)

1st Brigade

    BG Bushrod R. Johnson
    Col Preston Smith (w)

2nd Brigade

   Col William H. Stephens
   Col George Maney[3]

  • 1st Mississippi: Col Andrew J. Lindsay
  • Mississippi and Alabama Battalion: Ltc Richard H. Brewer

Second Army Corps[edit]

MG Braxton Bragg


  • Alabama Cavalry: Cpt Robert W. Smith
Division Brigade Regiments and Others

First Division
     BG Daniel Ruggles

1st Brigade

   Col Randall L. Gibson

2nd Brigade

   BG Patton Anderson

  • 1st Florida Battalion: Maj Thaddens A. McDonell (w), Cpt W. G. Poole, Cpt W. Capers Bird
  • 17th Louisiana: Ltc Charles Jones (w)
  • 20th Louisiana: Col August Reichard
  • 9th Texas: Col Wright A. Stanley
  • Confederate Guards Response Battalion: Maj Franklin H. Clack
  • Washington Louisiana Artillery, 5th Company: Cpt W. Irwin Hodgson
3rd Brigade

   Col Preston Pond, Jr.

  • 16th Louisiana: Maj Daniel Gober
  • 18th Louisiana: Col Alfred Mouton (w), Ltc Alfred Roman
  • Crescent (Louisiana) Regiment: Col Marshall J. Smith
  • Orleans Guard Battalion: Maj Leon Querouze (w)
  • 38th Tennessee: Col Robert F. Looney
  • Alabama Battery: Cpt William H. Ketchum
  • Alabama Battalion: Cpt Thomas F. Jenkins

Second Division
     BG Jones M. Withers

1st Brigade

   BG Adley H. Gladden (mw)
   Col Daniel W. Adams (w)
   Col Zach C. Deas (w)

2nd Brigade

   BG James R. Chalmers

  • 5th Mississippi: Col Albert E. Fant
  • 7th Mississippi: Ltc Hamilton Mayson
  • 9th Mississippi: Ltc William A. Rankin (mw), Maj F. Eugene Whitfield
  • 10th Mississippi: Col Robert A. Smith
  • 52nd Tennessee: Col Benjamin J. Lea
  • Alabama Battery: Cpt Charles P. Gage
3rd Brigade

   BG John K. Jackson

Third Army Corps[edit]

MG William J. Hardee (w)

Brigades Regiments and batteries
1st Brigade

   BG Thomas C. Hindman[6]
   Col Robert G. Shaver

2nd Brigade

   BG Patrick Cleburne

3rd Brigade

   BG Sterling A. M. Wood (w)
   Col William K. Patterson[7]

Reserve Corps[edit]

BG John C. Breckinridge

Brigades Regiments and batteries
1st Brigade

   Col Robert P. Trabue

2nd Brigade

   BG John S. Bowen (w)
   Col John D. Martin

  • 9th Arkansas: Col Isaac L. Dunlop
  • 10th Arkansas: Col Thomas D. Merrick
  • 2nd Confederate: Col John D. Martin, Maj Thomas H. Mangum
  • 1st Missouri: Col Lucius L. Rich (mw)
  • Mississippi Battery: Cpt Alfred Hudson
3rd Brigade

   Col Winfield S. Statham


Brigades Regiments and batteries


  1. ^ Official Records, Series I, Volume LII, Part 1, pages 26-29
  2. ^ Multiple commander names indicate command succession of command during the battle or the campaign.
  3. ^ Maney, who was senior to Stephens, arrived on the field later and took command. Stephens was injured when thrown from his horse, as he records in his report (see: Official Records, Series I, Volume X, Part 1, page 452)
  4. ^ Arrived on April 7, 1862.
  5. ^ Not to be confused with the other 26th Alabama(O'Neill's) that served in the Army of Northern Virginia and later Army of Tennessee. Coltart's 26th Alabama was renamed 50th Alabama on June 6 1863.
  6. ^ Commanded his own and the 3rd Brigade.
  7. ^ Temporarily
  8. ^ Sometimes mistaken for the 55th (Brown's) Tennessee Infantry.