Battle of Franklin (1864) Union order of battle

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The following Union Army units and commanders fought in the Battle of Franklin (1864) of the American Civil War. Order of battle compiled from the army organization[1] during the campaign.[2] The Confederate order of battle is shown separately.

Abbreviations used

Military rank

Other

Army of the Ohio

MG John M. Schofield

IV Corps

MG David S. Stanley (w)

Division Brigade Regiments and Others

First Division


     BG Nathan Kimball

1st Brigade

   Col Isaac M. Kirby
   (K-2, W-8, M-4 =14)

2nd Brigade

   BG Walter C. Whitaker
   (K-0, W-5, M-4 =9)

3rd Brigade

   BG William Grose
   (K-3, W-24, M-10 =37)

Second Division


     BG George D. Wagner

1st Brigade

   Col Emerson Opdycke
   (K-16, W-125, M-65 =206)

2nd Brigade

   Col John Quincy Lane
   (K-29, W-269, M-340 =638)

3rd Brigade

   Col Joseph Conrad
   (K-7, W-125, M-265 =397)

Third Division[5]


     BG Thomas J. Wood
     

1st Brigade

   Col Abel D. Streight

2nd Brigade

   Col Philip S. Post

3rd Brigade

   Col Frederick Knefler

Artillery

   Cpt Lyman Bridges

XXIII Corps

BG Jacob D. Cox[8][9]

Division Brigade Regiments and Others

Second Division


     BG Thomas H. Ruger

1st Brigade

   BG Joseph A. Cooper[10]

2nd Brigade

   Col Orlando H. Moore
    (K-21, W-89, M-12 =122)

3rd Brigade

   Col Silas Strickland
   (K-73, W-178, M-280 =531)

Artillery

Third Division


     BG James W. Reilly[11]

1st Brigade

   BG James W. Reilly
   (K-33, W-130, M-70 =233)

2nd Brigade

   Col John S. Casement
   (K-3, W-16, M-0 =19)

3rd Brigade

   Col Israel N. Stiles
   (K-11, W-51, M-21 =83)

Artillery

Cavalry Corps

MG James H. Wilson

Escort:

Division Brigade Regiments and Others

First Division


     BG Edward M. McCook

1st Brigade

   BG John T. Croxton

Fifth Division


     BG Edward Hatch

1st Brigade

   Col Robert R. Stewart

2nd Brigade

   Col Datus E. Coon

Sixth Division


     BG Richard W. Johnson

1st Brigade

   Col Horace Capron

2nd Brigade

   Col James Biddle

Notes

  1. ^ Multiple commander names indicate command succession of command during the battle or the campaign.
  2. ^ Official Records 1894, pp. 1197–1205.
  3. ^ Sword 1992, p. 204.
  4. ^ Veteran Detachment 27th Illinois attached.
  5. ^ Not engaged.
  6. ^ http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unkyinf3.htm#17th, Dyer's Compendium
  7. ^ Sword 1992, p. 254.
  8. ^ Schofield was the official corps commander but assigned temporary command of the corps to Cox during the battle.
  9. ^ Boatner 1959, p. 199: "On 6 June '64 the 1st Div. was broken up and its troops assigned to the other two divisions."
  10. ^ Sword 1992, p. 289: Cooper's brigade was marching from Centerville, Tenn. and would arrive at Nashville on 8 December.
  11. ^ Reilly temporarily commanded the division during the battle while Cox was assigned to command the corps.
  12. ^ Unassigned, attached by Cox to Reilly as a reserve.
  13. ^ Guarding wagons at the bridge.

References

  • Boatner, Mark M. III (1959). The Civil War Dictionary. New York, N.Y.: David McKay Company Inc. ISBN 0-679-50013-8.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • "The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies". Washington, DC: Government Printing Office. 1894. Retrieved May 29, 2020.
  • Sword, Wiley (1992). The Confederacy's Last Hurrah: Spring Hill, Franklin, & Nashville. New York, N.Y.: University Press of Kansas for HarperCollins. ISBN 0-7006-0650-5.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Battle of Franklin: Union order of battle (Civil War Trust)

See also

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