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  • Don Myers
    Thank You so very much.....That is exactly what I needed. If you have an opportunity please take a look at my question regarding the course of the Western
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      Thank You so very much.....That is exactly what I needed.  If you have an opportunity please take a look at my question regarding the course of the Western Campaign if the forces at Ft. Donelson had not surrendered.  I wasn't there obviously at the time so I can't take into account the weather, condition of the troops, food, ammunition, etc.  However, I have been to the battle site and find it hard to believe that the situation was so severe as to warrant the surrender of 14,000 to 16,000 (est +/-) effective men. 
       
      I hate to play Monday morning quarterback, especially since some of the Officers involved established exemplary reputations afterwards.  Just a thought.  Thanks again.
      Don Myers.
      -----Original Message-----
      From: Stephen D Wakefield <SDWAKEFIELD@...>
      To: civilwarwest@egroups.com <civilwarwest@egroups.com>
      Date: Tuesday, October 05, 1999 10:11 PM
      Subject: [civilwarwest] Organization of Cs forces In Kentucky campaign

      GENERAL ORDERS No. 116.

      HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT NO. 2,
      Chattanooga, Tenn., August 15, 1862.

      I. The commander of the forces resumes command of the Army of the Mississippi for the impending campaign.

      II. Major-General Polk is assigned to the command of the right wing, composed of Cheatham's and Withers divisions as now organized, and Major-General Hardee will command the left wing, formed of the divisions of Jones and Wood.

      By command of General Bragg:

      THOMAS JORDAN,

      Chief of Staf

      GENERAL ORDERS No. 4.

       

      HEADQUARTERS FORCES,
      Chattanooga, Tenn., August 17, 1862.

      The following-named officers and troops will be left for the base of operations at and near Chattanooga, Tenn., Maj. Gen. Samuel Jones in command:

      Brig. Gen S.B. Maxey: First Regiment Kentucky Cavalry; Howard's battalion <ar23_762> (nine companies) Georgia cavalry; Crawford's regiment (Third) Georgia cavalry; Forty-first Regiment Alabama Volunteers, Col. [H.] Talbird; Thirty-second Regiment Alabama Volunteers, Colonel McKinstry; Fourth Regiment Florida Volunteers, Col. [J.P.] Hunt; Twenty-fifth Regiment Tennessee Volunteers.

      Three companies Forty-first Regiment Alabama Volunteers will remain at Hiwassee Bridge, Charleston, Tenn., under a field officer; the other companies to report to Maj. Gen. S. Jones at this point for assignment. The Twenty-seventh Regiment Mississippi Volunteers, Col. Thomas M. Jones, is transferred to the left wing, and will report to Major-General Hardee. Two batteries of light artillery, one from each wing, to be designated by the commander, will report for duty to Maj. Gen. S. Jones.

      By command of General Bragg:

      THOMAS JORDAN,

      Chief of Staff.

      -----

      Organization of the Right Wing, Army of the Mississippi, under Maj. Gen. L. Polk, August 18 and 20, 1862.

      CHEATHAM'S DIVISION.

      Maj. Gen. BENJAMIN F CHEATHAM.

      First Brigade.

      Brig Gen. D. S. DONELSON.

      8th Tennessee, Col. W. L. Moore.

      15th Tennessee, Col. R. C. Tyler.

      16th Tennessee, Col. John H. Savage.

      38th Tennessee, Col. John C. Carter.

      51st Tennessee, Col. John Chester.

      Carnes' battery, Capt. W. W. Carnes.

      Second Brigade.

      Brig. Gen. A. P. STEWART.

      4th Tennessee, Col. O. F. Strahl.

      5th Tennessee, Col. C. D. Venable.

      24th Tennessee, Lieut. Col. H. L. W. Bratton.

      31st Tennessee, Col. E. E. Tansil.

      33d Tennessee, Col. W. P Jones.

      Stanford's battery, Capt. T. J. Stanford.

      Third Brigade.

      Brig. Gen. GEORGE MANEY.

      41st Georgia, Col. C. A. McDaniel.

      1st Tennessee, Col. H. R. Feild.

      6th Tennessee, Col. George C. Porter.

      9th Tennessee, Col. C. S. Hurt.

      27th Tennessee, Col. A. W. Caldwell.

      M. Smith's battery, Lieut. W. B. Turner.

      Fourth Brigade.

      Brig. Gen. PRESTON SMITH.

      12th Tennessee, Col. T. H. Bell.

      13th Tennessee, Col. A. J. Vaughan, Jr.

      47th Tennessee, Col. M. R. Hill.

      154th Tennessee, Col. E. Fitzgerald.

      9th Texas, Col. W. H. Young.

      Sharpshooters, Capt. P. T. Allin.

      S. P. Bankhead's battery, Lieut. W. L. Scott.

      WITHERS' DIVISION.

      Brig. Gen. J. M. WITHERS.

      First Brigade.

      Brig. Gen. FRANK GARDNER.

      19th Alabama, Col. Joseph Wheeler.

      22d Alabama, Col. Z. C. Deas.

      25th Alabama, Col. J. Q. Loomis.

      26th Alabama, Col. J. G. Coltart.

      39th Alabama, Col. H. D. Clayton.

      Sharpshooters, Capt. B.C. Yancey.

      Robertson's baty., Capt. F. H. Robertson.

      Second Brigade.

      Brig. Gen. J. R. CHALMERS.

      5th Mississippi, Lieut. Col. W. L. Sykes.

      7th Mississippi, Col. W. H. Bishop.

      9th Mississippi, Capt. T. H. Lynam.

      10th Mississippi, Lieut. Col. J. G. Bullard.

      29th Mississippi, Col. E. C. Walthall.

      Blythe's Mississippi regiment, Lieut. Col. James Moore.

      Ketchum's baty., Capt. Wm. H. Ketchum.

      Third Brigade.

      Brig. Gen. J. K. JACKSON.

      24th Alabama, Col. W. A. Buck.

      32d Alabama, Col. Alexander McKinstry.

      5th Georgia, Col. W. T. Black.

      8th Mississippi, Lieut. Col. A. McNeill.

      27th Mississippi,(*) Col. T. M. Jones.

      Burtwell's battery, Capt. J. R. B. Burtwell.

      Fourth Brigade.

      Col. A. M. MANIGAULT, 10th South Carolina Infantry.

      28th Alabama, Lieut. Col. John C. Reid.

      34th Alabama, Col. J. C.B. Mitchell.

      1st Louisiana, Lieut. Col. F. H. Farrar, Jr.

      10th South Carolina, Lieut. Col. James F. Pressley.

      19th South Carolina, Col. A. J. Lythgoe.

      Waters' battery, Capt. David D. Waters.

      -----

      SPECIAL ORDERS No. 157.

       

      HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT No. 2,
      Chattanooga, Tenn., August 19, 1862.

      * * * * * * * * * *

      IV. Maj. Gen. S. B. Buckner, Provisional Army, having reported at these headquarters, is assigned to duty with the left wing of the Army of the Mississippi, and will report to Major-General Hardee.

      * * * * * * * * * *

      By command of General Bragg:

      [GEO. G. GARNER,]

      Assistant Adjutant-General.

      SPECIAL ORDERS No. 159.

       

      HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT NO. 2,
      Chattanooga, Tenn., August 21, 1862.

      * * * * * * * * * *

      IV. Brig. Gen. J. K. Duncan, Provisional Army, will report to Major-General Polk for duty with Withers' division.

      * * * * * * * * * *

      By command of General Bragg:

      [GEO. G. GARNER,

      ] Assistant Adjutant-General.

      SPECIAL ORDERS No. 5.

       

      HDQRS. RIGHT WING, ARMY OF THE MISS.,
      Chattanooga, Tenn., August 21, 1862.

      * * * * * * * * * *

      II. Brig. Gen. J. K. Duncan will report for duty to Brigadier-General Withers, commanding Withers' division, right wing, to be assigned to the command of the brigade now commanded by Colonel Manigault.

      By command of Major-General Polk:

      GEORGE WILLIAMSON,

      Assistant Adjutant-General.

      -----

      [CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT NO. 2,
      Chattanooga, Tenn., August 25, 1862.

      On the proposed advance movement of the army general headquarters will be accompanied by the following staff departments, with the number of officers and attachés and the means of transportation herein prescribed:

      1. General Headquarters.--Personal staff, 4 aides; adjutant-general's department, 3; judge-advocate, 1; medical inspector, 1, with 2 wagons and 1 ambulance.

      2. Medical Department.--Medical director, 1; medical inspector, 1, and 1 wagon and 2 ambulances.

      3. Engineer Department.--Chief of engineers, 1; draughtsman, 1, with I wagon.

      4. Quartermaster's Department.--Chief quartermaster, 1; assistants, 2; ordnance department, chief of ordnance, and 1 four-horse wagon.

      5. Subsistence Department.--Chief of subsistence, 1; assistants, 1; clerks, 2, and 1 two-horse wagon.

      6. Artillery.--Chief, 1; inspectors, 2, with 1 two-horse wagon.

      7. The chief of staff, with clerks, will remain, with the records. &c., of the department, at Chattanooga and carry on the current business, forwarding only such papers as may be necessary.

      8. The chief paymaster will remain with his department in Chattanooga, furnishing a small amount of funds to the quartermaster who moves forward for payment of officers.

      9. Extra wagons and ambulances will be turned in to the chief quartermaster. Supernumerary officers will report to Major-General Jones.

      By command of General Bragg:

      JNO. M. OTEY,

      Assistant Adjutant-General.

      -----

      SPECIAL ORDERS No. 164.

       

      HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT NO. 2,
      Chattanooga, Tenn., August 26, 1862.

      * * * * * * * * * *

      VIII. The following assignment of cavalry is announced: Crawford's, Mead's, and Allen's regiments, commanded by Colonel Wheeler, <ar23_782> to left wing, Army of the Mississippi, and will report to Major-General Hardee.

      * * * * * * * * * *

      By command of General Bragg:

      JNO. M. OTEY,

      Assistant Adjutant-General.

      SPECIAL ORDERS No. 7.

       

      HDQRS. ARMY OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
      Glasgow, Ky., September 14, 1862.

      * * * * * * * * * *

      V. The following cavalry force, to be commanded by Brig. Gen. N. B. Forrest, is assigned to the right wing, Army of the Mississippi, and will report to Major-General Polk forthwith: First Alabama, [W. W.] Allen; Second Georgia, [W. J.] Lawton; [Fourth] Tennessee, [J.P.] Murray; Forrest's regiment, [Third Tennessee Cavalry], four companies; [J. F.] Lay's [Confederate] regiment. The following cavalry force, to be commanded by Col. Joseph Wheeler, is assigned to the left wing, Army of the Mississippi, and will report forthwith to Major-General Hardee: Third Georgia, Crawford; First Kentucky, Maj. [J. W.] Caldwell; Texas Rangers, [Eighth Texas Cavalry]. Wharton; [J. D.] Bennett's battalion.

      * * * * * * * * * *

      SPECIAL ORDERS No. 3.

       

      HEADQUARTERS DEPARTMENT NO. 2,
      Bardstown, Ky., September 25, 1862.
      (Rec'd Hdqrs. Army of the West, Nov. 19, 1862.)

      I. Brig. Gen. N. B. Forrest is relieved from duty with this army, and is charged with the military operations in Middle Tennessee. He is <ar23_877> authorized to raise six regiments of new troops, two of cavalry and four of infantry, and muster them into the Confederate States service. With these and such corps as he may find already organized he will operate against the enemy wherever found, but especially at Nashville, Clarksville, &c., cutting off' supplies, capturing trains, and harassing them in all ways practicable.

      II. Requisitions will be made on Maj. Gen. Samuel Jones at Chattanooga for arms and ammunition.

      III. The four companies of Forrest's cavalry will report to the general as his escort on this service and remain subject to his order.

      By command of General Bragg:

      JNO. M. OTEY,

       

      CIRCULAR.] HEADQUARTERS ARMY OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
      Bardstown, Ky., September 27, I862.

      The following disposition of cavalry will be immediately made:

      Right Wing, Army of the Mississippi

      .--Colonel Wharton, with main force, will establish his headquarters at High Grove or Salt River, if enemy will permit, with strong pickets in front; one regiment at Taylorsville, strong pickets in front; one regiment at or near Shepherdsville, strong pickets in front.

      Left Wing, Army of the Mississippi.

      --Colonel Wheeler, with main force, will establish his headquarters at Boston; one regiment at Lebanon Junction, pickets at or near Elizabethtown; one regiment at New Haven, and pickets well down on Glasgow road.

      By command of General Bragg:

      GEO. G. GARNER,

      Assistant Adjutant-General.

      -----

      GENERAL ORDERS No. 9.

       

      HDQRS. ARMY OF THE MISSISSIPPI,
      Bardstown, Ky., September 28, 1862.

      The general commanding, temporarily absent, relinquishes the command of this army to Major-General Polk.

      By command of General Bragg:

      GEO. G. GARNER,

      Assistant Adjutant-General.

      -----

      GENERAL ORDERS No. 8.

       

      HDQRS. RIGHT WING, ARMY OF THE MISS.,
      In Camp near Bardstown, Ky., 2½ miles east,
      on the Springfield Turnpike, Sept. 28, 1862.

      I. The general commanding, having been temporarily placed in command of the Army of the Mississippi, hereby relinquishes the command of the right wing to Major-General Cheatham.

      By command of Major-General Polk:

      GEORGE WILLIAMSON,

      Assistant Adjutant-General.

      Abstract from Daily Returns, right wing, Army of the Mississippi, Maj. (Gen. L. Polk com

      manding, for October 1, 1862, near Bardstown, Ky.

      Command. Effective
      total. Total
      present. Total
      present
      and
      absent.

       

      FIRST (DONELSON'S) DIVISION

      1st (Savage's) Brigade

      1,553 1,720 2,554

      2d (Stewart's) Brigade

      1,741 1,823 2,812

      3d (Maney's) Brigade

      1,799 1,927 3,002

      Total First Division

      5,093 5,570 8,368

      {Actual Total--Ed.}

      5,470

      RESERVE (WITHERS') DIVISION.

      1st (Gardner's) Brigade

      2,303 2,526 4,264

      2d (Chalmers') Brigade

      1,582 1,805 3,139

      4th (Duncan's) Brigade

      1,673 1,876 3,705

      Total Reserve Division

      5,558 6,207 11,108

      Grand total

      10,651 11,777 19,476

      Reorganization of the troops under command of Lieut. Gen. E. Kirby Smith.

      [About October 31, 1862. ]

      FIRST DIVISION.

      Maj. Gen. C. L. STEVENSON.

      First Brigade.

      Brig. Gen. S. M. BARTON.

      30th Alabama, Col. C. M. Shelley.

      31st Alabama, Col. D. R. Hundley.

      40th Georgia, Col. A. Johnson.

      52d Georgia, Col. W. Boyd.

      9th Georgia Battalion, Maj. Joseph T. Smith.

      Anderson's battery, Capt. J. W. Anderson.

      Second Brigade.

      Brig. Gen. JAMES E. RAINS.

      4th Tennessee, Col. J. A. McMurry.

      11th Tennessee, Col. G. W. Gordon.

      29th North Carolina, Col. R. B. Vance.

      42d Georgia, Col. R. J. Henderson.

      3d Georgia Battalion, Lieut. Col. M. A. Stovall.

      Eufaula Artillery, Capt. W. A. McTyer.

      Third Brigade.

      Brig. Gen. THOMAS H. TAYLOR.

      36th Georgia, Col. J. A. Glenn.

      39th Georgia. Col. J. T. McConnell.

      54th [57th] Georgia, Col. William Barkuloo.

      56th Georgia, Col. E. P. Watkins.

      59th [34th] Georgia, Col. J. A. W. Johnson.

      Cherokee Artillery, Capt. Max. Van Den Corput.

      SECOND DIVISION.

      Maj. Gen. J. P. McCowN.

      First Brigade.

      Brig. Gen. E. D. TRACY.

      20th Alabama, Col. I. W. Garrott.

      23d Alabama, Col. F. K. Beck.

      46th Alabama, Col. M. L. Woods.

      43d Georgia, Col. Skidmore Harris.

      Waddell's artillery, Capt. J. F. Waddell.

      Second Brigade.

      Brig. Gen. M. D. ECTOR.

      10th Texas Dismounted Cavalry, Col. C. R. Earp.

      11th Texas Dismounted Cavalry, Col. J. C. Burks.

      14th Texas Dismounted Cavalry, Col. A. Harris.

      15th Texas Dismounted Cavalry, Col. J. A. Weaver.

      Douglas' artillery, Capt. J.P. Douglas.

      Third Brigade.

      Brig. Gen. E. McNAIR.

      4th Arkansas, Col. H. O. Bunn.

      30th Arkansas Col. C. J. Turnbull.

      31st Arkansas, Col. T. H. McCray.

      4th Arkansas Battalion, Major Ross.

      1st Arkansas Dismounted Rifles, Col. R. W. Harper.

      2d Arkansas Dismounted Rifles, Col. J. A. Williamson.

      Humphreys' battery, Capt. J. T. Humphreys.

      Fourth---Hilliard's Legion.

      Col. A. H. BRADFORD.

      1st Alabama Battalion, Lieut.. Col. J. Thorington.

      2d Alabama Batt'n. Lieut. Col. B. Hall, jr.

      3d Alabama Battalion, Lieut. Col. J. W. A. Sanford.

      4th Alabama Battalion, Lieut. Col. W. N. Reeves.

      Kolb's artillery, Capt. R. F. Kolb.

      <ar23_985>

      THIRD DIVISION.

      Brig. Gen. HENRY HETH.

      First Brigade.

      Brig. Gen. W. G. M. Davis.

      1st Florida Dismounted, Cavalry Col. G. T. Maxwell.

      6th Florida, Col. J. J. Finley.

      7th Florida, Col. M. S. Perry.

      Marion Artillery, Capt. J. M. Martin.

      Second Brigade.

      Brig. Gen. A. GRACIE, JR.

      43d Alabama, Col. Y. M. Moody.

      55th Georgia, Col. C. B. Harkie.

      58th North Carolina, Col. J. B. Palmer.

      62d North Carolina, Col. R. G. A. Love.

      64th North Carolina, Col. L. M. Allen.

      Newman Artillery, Capt. G. M. Hanvey.

      Third--Smith's Legion.

      Col. SUMNER J. SMITH.

      Battalion Georgia Cavalry, Lieut. Col. J. R. Hart.

      Battalion Georgia Volunteers, Col. John S. Fain.

      Fourth Brigade.

      Col. A. W. REYNOLDS.

      3d Tennessee, Col. N.J. Lillard.

      31st Tennessee, Col. W. M. Bradford.

      [59th] Tennessee, Col. J. B. Cooke.

      43d Tennessee, Col. J. W. Gillespie.

      39th North Carolina, Col. D. Coleman.

      3d Maryland Battery, Capt. H. B. Latrobe.

       

      63d Tennessee, Col. R. G. Fain.

      Regiment North Carolina Volunteers, Col. W. H. Thomas.

      First Cavalry Brigade.

      JOHN H. MORGAN.

      2d Kentucky, Col. B. W. Duke.

      7th Kentucky, Col. R. M. GaNo. 1st

      8th Kentucky, Col. R. S. Cluke.

      11th Kentucky, Col. D. W. Chenault.

      9th Kentucky Battalion, Maj. W. C. P. Breckinridge.

      Howitzer Battery, Captain Arnett.

      Second Cavalry Brigade.

      Brig. Gen. JOHN PEGRAM.

      1st Tennessee, Col. H. M. Ashby.

      3d Tennessee, Col. J. W. Starnes.

      -- Tennessee, Col. J. E. Carter.

      [3d Confederate] Col. James R. Howard.

      Howitzer Battery, Capt. G. A. Huwald.

      First section Kain's artillery, Lieut. Hugh White.

      Third Cavalry Brigade.

      Col. J. S. SCOTT.

      1st Georgia, Col. J. J. Morrison.

      1st Louisiana, Lieut. Col. J. O. Nixon.

      12th Tennessee Battalion, Maj. T. W. Adrian.

      Howitzer Battery,Captain Holmes

      7th North Carolina Battalion, Lieut. Col. G. N. Folk.

      [16th] Tennessee Battalion, Maj. E. W. Rucker.

      2d [5th] Tennessee, Col. G. W. McKenzie.

      16th Battalion Georgia Partisans, Lieut. Col. F. M. Nix.

      [3d] Kentucky Cavalry, Col. J. R. Butler.

      Horse Artillery, Capt. W. R. Marshall.

      -----

      These are excerpts from Hardee's Perryville report:

      "The forces under my command were two divisions, constituting the left wing of the army, commanded respectively by Major-General Buckner and Brig. Gen. J. Patton Anderson. Each consisted of four brigades, with a battery attached to each brigade."

      "Brigadier-General Anderson, with two brigades, under command of Brigadier-General Adams and Colonel Powell, covered the extreme left on the Springfield road to"

      "The brigade of Brigadier-General Johnson gallantly led the advance, with Brigadier-General Cleburne's as a support, while the brigade of General St. John R. Liddell was held as a reserve. The brigades of [John C.] Brown and Jones, of Anderson's, and [S. A.M.] Wood, of Buckner's division, had been detached to occupy the interval between the right of Buckner and the left of Cheatham, and the two remaining brigades of Anderson's division, under command of General [D. W.] Adams and Col. [Sam.] Powell, [Twenty-ninth Tennessee], covered the extreme left of our line. "

       

       

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