Thursday, October 29, 2009

Confederate Order of Battle for Shiloh

Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston, (killed) commanding
Col. Wm. Preston, volunteer aid (OR Report)

Gen. P.G. T. Beauregard, commanding, Monday (OR Report)
Col. Jacob Thompson, volunteer aid (OR Report)

Maj. Gen. Leonidas Polk (OR Report)
Maj. Smith P. Bankhead, Chief of Artillery (OR Report)
Surg W. D. Lyles, Medical Director (OR Report)

Brig. Gen. Charles Clark (wounded) (OR Report) (Supplement OR Report)
First Brigade
Col. Robert M. Russell (OR Report)
11th Louisiana (OR Report)
12th Tennessee (OR Report) (OR Report)
13th Tennessee (OR Report)
22d Tennessee
Bankhead’s Tennessee Battery

Second Brigade
Brig. Gen. Alexander P. Stewart (OR Report)
13th Arkansas (OR Report) (OR Report)
4th Tennessee (OR Report)
5th Tennessee (OR Report)
33d Tennessee (OR Report)
Stanford’s Mississippi Battery (OR Report)

Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Cheatham (wounded) (OR Report)

First Brigade
Brig. Gen. Bushrod R. Johnson (wounded) (OR Report)
Blythe's Mississippi
Walker’s 2d Tennessee
15th Tennessee
154th Senior Tennessee (OR Report) (OR Report)
Polk’s Tennessee Battery

Second Brigade
Col. William H. Stephens (OR Report) (Maney’s OR Report)
7th Kentucky (OR Report)
1st Tennessee Battalion
6th Tennessee
9th Tennessee
Smith’s Mississippi Battery

1st Mississippi (OR Report) (OR Report)
Mississippi and Alabama Battalion (OR Report)

47th Tennessee (arrived on field April 7)

Maj. Gen. Braxton Bragg (OR Report)

Brig. Gen. Daniel Ruggles (OR Report)

First Brigade
Col. Randall L. Gibson (OR Report)
1st Arkansas (OR Report)
4th Louisiana (OR Report)
13th Louisiana (OR Report)
19th Louisiana (OR Report)
Vaiden, or Bain's Mississippi Battery

Second Brigade
Brig. Gen. Patton Anderson (OR Report)
1st Florida Battalion (OR Report)
17th Louisiana (OR Report)
20th Louisiana (OR Report)
Confederate Guards Response Battalion (OR Report)
9th Texas (OR Report)
Washington (Louisiana) Artillery, Fifth Company (OR Report)

Third Brigade
Col. Preston Pond, Jr. (OR Report)
16th Louisiana (OR Report)
18th Louisiana (OR Report)
Crescent (Louisiana) Regiment (OR Report)
Orleans Guard (Louisiana) Battalion
38th Tennessee (OR Report)
Ketchum's Alabama Battery (OR Report)

1st Alabama Cavalry Battalion (OR Report)
Prattville Dragoons (OR Report)
Mathew Rangers (OR Report)
Robins’ Cavalry (OR Report)

Brig. Gen. Jones M. Withers (OR Report)

First Brigade
Brig. Gen. Adley H. Gladden (mortally wounded)
Col. Daniel W. Adams (wounded) (OR Report) (Deas’ OR Report) (Loomis' OR Report)
21st Alabama (OR Report)
22d Alabama (OR Report) (OR Report)
25th Alabama (OR Report)
26th Alabama (OR Report)
1st Louisiana
Robertson's Alabama Battery

Second Brigade
Brig. Gen. James R. Chalmers (OR Report)
5th Mississippi
7th Mississippi
9th Mississippi
10th Mississippi
52d. Tennessee
Gage's Alabama Battery

Third Brigade
Brig. Gen. John K. Jackson (OR Report) (Moore’s OR Report)
17th Alabama
18th Alabama (OR Report)
19th Alabama (OR Report)
2d Texas (OR Report)
Girardey's Georgia Battery (OR Report)

Clanton's Alabama Regiment

Maj. Gen. William J. Hardee (wounded) (OR Report)

First Brigade
Brig. Gen. Thomas C. Hindman (disabled), commanding his own and Third Brigade
Col. R. G. Shaver (disabled) (OR Report)
2d Arkansas (OR Report)
6th Arkansas
7th Arkansas (OR Report)
3d Confederate
Warren Light Artillery, or Swett's Mississippi Battery,
Pillow's Flying Artillery, or Miller's Tennessee Battery,

Second Brigade
Brig. Gen. Patrick R. Cleburne (OR Report)
15th Arkansas
6th Mississippi
Bate’s 2d Tennessee (OR Report) (OR Report)
5th (35th) Tennessee (OR Report)
23d Tennessee (OR Report)
24th Tennessee

Shoup's Battalion
Trigg's (Austin) Arkansas Battery
Calvert's (Helena) Arkansas Battery
Hubbard's Arkansas Battery

Third Brigade
Brig. Gen. Sterling A. M. Wood (disabled) (OR Report)
16th Alabama (OR Report)
8th Arkansas (OR Report)
9th (14th ) Arkansas (battalion) (OR Report)
3d Mississippi Battalion (OR Report)
27th Tennessee (OR Report)
44th Tennessee (OR Report)
55th Tennessee
Harper's (Jefferson Mississippi) Battery (OR Report) (OR Report)
Avery’s Georgia Dragoons (OR Report)

Brig. Gen. John C. Breckinridge (OR Report)

First Brigade
Col. Robert P. Trabue (OR Report)
Clifton's 4th Alabama Battalion
31st Alabama
3d Kentucky
4th Kentucky
5th Kentucky
6th Kentucky
Crew's Tennessee Battalion
Lyon's (Cobb's) Kentucky Battery
Byrne's Mississippi Battery
Morgan’s Squadron Kentucky Cavalry

Second Brigade
Brig. Gen. John S. Bowen (wounded) (Martin’s OR Report)
9th Arkansas (OR Report)
10th Arkansas
2d Confederate
1st Missouri
Pettus Flying Artillery, or Hudson's Mississippi Battery
Watson's Louisiana Battery
Thompson's Company Kentucky Cavalry

Third Brigade
Col. Winfield S. Statham, 15th Mississippi
15th Mississippi
22d Mississippi
19th Tennessee
20th Tennessee
28th Tennessee
45th Tennessee
Rutledge's Tennessee Battery
Forrest's Regiment Tennessee Cavalry

Wharton's Texas Regiment Cavalry (OR Report)
Wirt Adams's Mississippi Regiment Cavalry
McClung's Tennessee Battery
Roberts Arkansas Battery


Chris Evans said...

Being a student of Shiloh myself what Confederate brigade do you think performed the best in the battle? I have always been fascinated by the exploits of Cleburne's brigade and Cleburne himself being thrown in the mud.

Nick said...

I'm not sure there is one I can say performed the best. It was just a slug-fest. Cleburne's performance reflected his experience, had this fight happened a year later Cleburne probably would have done a much better job, but so would everyone else. I think Wood's brigade did a good job, it crushed two Union brigades, but in the process they removed themselves from combat for several hours.

Chris Evans said...

Thanks for the reply. I agree with you that it was just a total slug-fest like so many of the Western Theater battles were. Shiloh, Perryville, Stones River, and Chickamauga etc. were just incredibly hard pounding battles that could get out of control quickly and didn't have the ability to maneuver around like in the Eastern Theater.

Nick said...

You're right, so many Western battles start with plans of flanking movements but normally the thick woods and terrain limit them to a slug-fest. At Shiloh both sides are hemmed in by the creeks/swamps.

Anonymous said...

Nick, I came across your site & wanted to tell you that one of my Great x? grandfather's & his brother (on my mother's side)were at the Battle of Shiloh. One was in the 13th Louisiana in the 1st Brigade under Col Randall Gibson & the other was in the 18th Louisiana in the 3rd Brigade under Col Preston Pond Jr. They had come over from Germany in 1839 into New Orleans. From what I've gathered they actually changed the way their last name was spelled to appear more American. Their names were John & Jacob Hesler. Their last name was previously spelled Heirtzler. The family line goes as far back as the 1500s in Switzerland. I believe one or both of them were captured & escaped, & eventually ended up being in Labadieville Louisiana. I think my Great Grandfather's (Jacob) brother (John), was around 42 years old at the time of Shiloh. Just thought I'd add that for whatever it's worth. I'm always trying to find more about them & my other ancestors. Pat Abshire, Beaumont, Texas

maurie said...

Does anyone know the casualty list
for the 16 th Louisiana at Shiloh?

1st Sgt John P Kissane 16LA INF CSA
Company G was a member of extended
family. The Report by Major Gober
Commanding Sixteenth Louisiana Volunteers does not give this infomation but says that due to sickness that 330 rank and file entered engagement at Shiloh.

Rev. Robert Walker said...

Dr. William D.Lyle was my wife's great grandfather. He operated the field hospital for the First Corps at the battle of Shiloh. An interesting confrontation took place between he and his Union counterpart to allow humane treatment of each others prisoners. The agreement was promptly broken the next day by Union soldiers firing into Dr. Lyles field hospital and then he was taken prisioner with his warning that he expected to be recaptured the next day....and he was. Later, post war he was elected as state Senatorfrom Noxubee County. He also practiced medicine a couple of years before poor health drove him back to Mississippi. He settled in Old Marion in Lauderdale county where he died in 1873. His grave has never been found and perhaps the Macon Beacon news paper obit gives a hint....."Peace be to his ashes" it wrote. Perhaps he was cremated.
By the way we live about 60 miles from Shiloh and 10 miles from Brices Cross Road battle field. Best regards,
Rev. Robert and Elizabeth Lyle Walker