Vicksburg Union order of battle

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The following Union Army units and commanders fought in the Siege of Vicksburg of the American Civil War. The Confederate order of battle is listed separately. Order of battle compiled from the army organization[1] during the campaign.[2]

Abbreviations used[edit]

Military rank[edit]

Other[edit]

Army of the Tennessee[edit]

MG Ulysses S. Grant, Commanding

General Staff:

General Headquarters:


IX Corps[edit]

MG John Parke[4]

Division Brigade Regiments and Others

First Division


     BG Thomas Welsh

1st Brigade


   Col Henry Bowman

3rd Brigade


   Col Daniel Leasure

Artillery
  • Battery D, Pennsylvania Light: Cpt George W. Durell[5]

Second Division


     BG Robert B. Potter

1st Brigade


   Col Simon Goodell Griffin

2nd Brigade


   BG Edward Ferrero

3rd Brigade


   Col Benjamin C. Christ

Artillery
  • Battery L, 2nd New York Light: Cpt Jacob Roemer
Artillery Reserve

XIII Corps[edit]

MG John A. McClernand[6]
MG Edward Ord

Escort

Pioneers

Division Brigade Regiments and Others

Ninth Division


     BG Peter J. Osterhaus

1st Brigade


   BG Albert L. Lee (w) [May 19]
   Col James Keigwin[7]

2nd Brigade


   Col Daniel W. Lindsey

Cavalry
Artillery


   Cpt Jacob T. Foster

Tenth Division


   BG Andrew J. Smith


Escort

  • 4th Indiana Cavalry, Company C: Cpt Andrew P. Gallagher
1st Brigade


   BG Stephen G. Burbridge

2nd Brigade


   Col William J. Landram

Artillery

Twelfth Division


     BG Alvin P. Hovey


Escort

  • 1st Indiana Cavalry, Company C: Lt James L. Carey
1st Brigade


   BG George F. McGinnis

2nd Brigade


   Col James R. Slack

Artillery

Fourteenth Division


     BG Eugene A. Carr


Escort

1st Brigade


   BG William P. Benton
   Col Henry D. Washburn[8]
   Col David Shunk[9]

2nd Brigade


   BG Michael K. Lawler

Artillery

XV Corps[edit]

MG William T. Sherman

  • Chief of Staff: Ltc John Henry Hammond
  • Chief of Artillery: Maj Ezra Taylor
Division Brigade Regiments and Others

First Division


     MG Frederick Steele

1st Brigade


   Col Francis H. Manter
   Col Bernard G. Farrar[10]

2nd Brigade


   Col Charles R. Woods

3rd Brigade


   BG John M. Thayer

Artillery
  • 1st Battery, Iowa Light: Cpt Henry H. Griffiths
  • Battery F, 2nd Missouri Light: Cpt Clemens Landgraeber
  • 4th Battery, Ohio Light: Cpt Louis Hoffmann
Cavalry

Second Division


     MG Francis Preston Blair, Jr.

1st Brigade


   Col Giles A. Smith

2nd Brigade


   Col Thomas Kilby Smith
   BG Joseph A. J. Lightburn[11]

3rd Brigade


   BG Hugh Boyle Ewing

Artillery
Cavalry

Third Division


     BG James M. Tuttle

1st Brigade


   BG Ralph P. Buckland
   Col William L. McMillen[12]

2nd Brigade


   BG Joseph A. Mower

3rd Brigade


   BG Charles L. Matthies
   Col Joseph J. Woods[13]

Artillery


   Cpt Nelson T. Spoor

Unattached cavalry

XVI Corps (detachment)[edit]

MG Cadwallader C. Washburn

Division Brigade Regiments and Others

First Division[14]


     BG William Sooy Smith


Escort

1st Brigade


   Col John M. Loomis
   Col Sanford J. Stoughton

2nd Brigade


   Col Stephen G. Hicks

3rd Brigade


   Col Joseph R. Cockerill

4th Brigade


   Col William W. Sanford

Artillery


   Cpt William Cogswell

Fourth Division[15]


     BG Jacob G. Lauman

1st Brigade


   Col Isaac C. Pugh

2nd Brigade


   Col Cyrus Hall

3rd Brigade


   Col George E. Bryant
   Col Amory K. Johnson[17]

Cavalry
Artillery.


   Cpt George C. Gumbart

Provisional Division[18]


     BG Nathan Kimball

Engelmann's Brigade


   Col Adolph Engelmann

Richmond's Brigade


   Col Jonathan Richmond

Montgomery's Brigade


   Col Milton Montgomery

XVII Corps[edit]

MG James B. McPherson

Escort

  • 4th Company Ohio Cavalry: Cpt John S. Foster
Division Brigade Regiments and Others

Third Division


     MG John A. Logan


Escort

1st Brigade


   BG John E. Smith[19]
   BG Mortimer D. Leggett

2nd Brigade


   BG Mortimer D. Leggett
   Col Manning F. Force[20]

3rd Brigade


   BG John Dunlap Stevenson

Artillery


   Maj Charles J. Stolbrand

Sixth Division


     BG John McArthur


Escort

1st Brigade
(Post of Lake Providence)


   BG Hugh T. Reid

2nd Brigade


   BG Thomas E.G. Ransom

3rd Brigade


   Col William Hall
   Col Alexander Chambers[22]

Artillery


   Maj Thomas D. Maurice

Seventh Division


     BG Isaac Quinby
     BG John E. Smith[23]


Escort

1st Brigade


   Col John B. Sanborn

2nd Brigade


   Col Samuel A. Holmes
   Col Green B. Raum[24]

3rd Brigade


   Col George B. Boomer (k) [May 22]
   Col Holden Putnam[25]
   BG Charles L. Matthies[26]

Artillery.


   Cpt Frank C. Sands
   Cpt Henry Dillon[27]

Herron's Division[29]


     MG Francis J. Herron

1st Brigade


   BG William Vandever

2nd Brigade


   BG William W. Orme

Unattached cavalry


   Col Cyrus Bussey

District of Northeast Louisiana[edit]

BG Elias S. Dennis

Brigades Regiments and batteries
Detached Brigade


   Col George W. Neeley

African Brigade


   Col Isaac F. Shephard

Post of Goodrich's Landing, La.


   Col William F. Wood


Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Multiple commander names indicate command succession of command during the battle or the campaign.
  2. ^ Official Records, Series I, Volume XXIV, Part 2, pages 148-158
  3. ^ The judge advocate general declared this unit as a special contingent of the army, however Grant later wrote "the Marine Brigade is not subject to my orders"
  4. ^ IX Corps: joined from the Department of the Ohio, June 14 to 17.
  5. ^ Transferred from Second Division June 25.
  6. ^ Relieved June 19.
  7. ^ Assumed command May 19.
  8. ^ Assumed command May 31.
  9. ^ Assumed command June 27.
  10. ^ Assumed command June 13.
  11. ^ Assumed command May 24.
  12. ^ Assumed command June 22.
  13. ^ Assumed command June 1.
  14. ^ Joined from La Grange, Tenn., June 12.
  15. ^ Joined from Memphis, Tenn., May 13 to 20. Temporarily attached to the Thirteenth Corps.
  16. ^ Transferred to Third Brigade June 22.
  17. ^ Assumed command June 9.
  18. ^ Composed of the First and Second Brigades of the Third Division and four regiments from the Sixth Division. Joined from Memphis, Tenn., June 3.
  19. ^ transferred to 7th Division, XVII Corps on June 3
  20. ^ Assumed command June 3.
  21. ^ By the collision of two steamers May 1, 1863, near Grand Gulf, MISS., this battery lost all its guns, and was sent to Memphis to refit. It rejoined the army at Vicksburg June 30. Meantime Captain Sparrestrom had been assigned, June 16, to the command of Battery D, First Illinois Light Artillery.
  22. ^ Assumed command June 6.
  23. ^ Assumed command June 3.
  24. ^ Assumed command June 10.
  25. ^ Assumed command May 22.
  26. ^ Assumed command June 2.
  27. ^ Assumed command June 6.
  28. ^ Temporarily attached to Kimball's Division, XVI Corps, June 6.
  29. ^ Joined from the Department of the Missouri June 11.

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