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Re: [civilwarwest] Re: Order of Battle at Siege of Corinth

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  • Dan Cone
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      >Dan,
      >
      >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
      >Campaign.
      >
      >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.

      I appreciate it; thanks.

      Dan

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