Re: [civilwarwest] Re: Order of Battle at Siege of Corinth
>Dan,I appreciate it; thanks.
>I can't address the Confederate organization as easily, so maybe
>someone else will chime in.
>As the advance was being organized, Halleck issued two Special Field
>Orders. The first specified that the advance would be organizaed
>into a right wing, a center and a left wing and that each would be
>composed of one of the armies, referred to in the order as army
>corps: AotT under Grant would be the right, AotO undr Buell the
>center, and AotM under Pope the left. I think this could be
>considered analogous to Sherman's organization during the Atlanta
>Then, a couple days later, the second Special Order made some
>adjustments. Thomas and his division were moved from the AotO to the
>AotT and he was placed in charge of the right wing (though not in
>command of the AotT). McClernand and Wallace were moved from the
>right wing to a new entity called the Reserve over which McClernand
>was placed in command. Another of Buell's divisions was added to
>this Reserve. The Order specified that Grant remained commander of
>the District of West Tennessee and of the AotT but that for the
>advance on Corinth he was to act as second to Halleck.
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