Wilmington Union order of battle

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The following Union Army units and commanders fought in the Battle of Wilmington (February 11-22, 1865) of the American Civil War. The Confederate order of battle is listed separately.

Abbreviations used[edit]

Military Rank[edit]

Department of North Carolina/Wilmington Expeditionary Force[edit]

MG John M. Schofield

XXIII Corps[edit]

MG John M. Schofield

Division Brigade Regiments and Others

Second Division

2nd Brigade

Col Orlando H. Moore

Third Division
MG Jacob D. Cox

1st Brigade

Col Oscar W. Sterl

2nd Brigade

Bvt BG John S. Casement

3rd Brigade

Bvt BG Thomas J. Henderson

  • 112th Illinois
  • 63rd Indiana
  • 140th Indiana

Terry's Provisional Corps[edit]

MG Alfred H. Terry

Division Brigade Regiments and Others

First Division (XXIV Corps)

2nd Brigade

Bvt BG Joseph C. Abbott

Second Division (XXIV Corps)
BG Adelbert Ames

1st Brigade

Col Rufus Daggett

2nd Brigade

Maj Oliver P. Harding until 14 Feb
Ltc James A. Colvin

3rd Brigade

Ltc Nathan J. Johnson until 14 Feb
Col George F. Granger

  • 15th New York Engineers Cos. A, I

Third Division (XXV Corps)
BG Charles J. Paine

1st Brigade

Col Delevan Bates[1]

  • 107th U.S. Colored Troops
  • Other regiments dispersed throughout division
2nd Brigade

Col John W. Ames

3rd Brigade

Col Elias Wright until 20 Feb
Col John Henry Holman

  • 1st U.S. Colored Troops
  • 5th U.S. Colored Troops
  • 10th U.S. Colored Troops
  • 27th U.S. Colored Troops
  • 37th U.S. Colored Troops
  • Battery E, 3rd U.S. Artillery

North Atlantic Blockading Squadron[edit]

Rear Admiral David D. Porter

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bates was in command of the 1st Brigade (Eicher, p.121), but the 30th U.S.C.T. and 1st U.S.C.T. of Bates' brigade were attached to the 2nd and 3rd brigades respectively and were the only regiments from the 1st Brigade to take an active part at Fort Fisher or Wilmington.