Chancellorsville Confederate and Union OoB and Unit Strength at Chancellorsville

Luke Freet

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Wikipedia's page on the Battle of Chancellorsville is rather thorough on not only the Order of Battle but also the strength of Confederate troops down to the divisional level. Same goes for the union (though numbers only go down to the Corps level)

-Battle of Chancellorsville: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Chancellorsville#Opposing_forces
-Confederate OoB: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chancellorsville_Confederate_order_of_battle
-Detailed Confederate Strengths:
--Pt. 1 (1st Corps): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Chancellorsville_ARMY_OF_NORTHERN_VIRGINIA_(Strength_1).png
--Pt. 2 (2nd Corps + Cavalry and Reserve Artillery): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Chancellorsville_ARMY_OF_NORTHERN_VIRGINIA_(Strength_2).png
--Pt. 3 (Full Army + notes): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Chancellorsville_ARMY_OF_NORTHERN_VIRGINIA_(Strength_3).png
-Union OoB: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chancellorsville_Union_order_of_battle
-Detailed Union Strengths: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Chancellorsville_ARMY_OF_THE_POTOMAC_(Strength).png

I would love to gather more information on unit strengths at the lower levels of command (brigade down for the Confederates; division down for the Union).
 

rpkennedy

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Army of the Potomac
FIRST CORPS: 16616
1st Division: 8727
Phelps: 1710
Cutler: 1765
Paul: 3381
Meredith: 1871
2nd Division: 4312
Root: 1166
Baxter: 1837
Leonard: 1309
Third Division: 2302
Rowley: 984
Stone: 1318

SECOND CORPS: 13387
1st Division: 4518
Caldwell: 1415
Meagher: 743
Zook: 946
Brooke: 1414
2nd Division: 4484
Sully: 1754
Owen: 1205
Hall: 1525
3rd Division: 4385
Carroll: 2033
Hays: 1403
MacGregor: 949

THIRD CORPS: 17870
1st Division: 6902
Graham: 2271
Ward: 2150
Hayman: 2481
2nd Division: 6267
Carr: 1996
Revere: 2150
Mott: 2121
3rd Division: 3301
Franklin: 1442
Bowman: 1293
Berdan: 566

FIFTH CORPS: 15546
1st Division: 5647
Barnes: 2179
McQuade: 1985
Stockton: 1483
2nd Division: 4646
Ayres: 1495
Burbank: 1285
O'Rorke: 1866
3rd Division: 4368
Tyler: 2031
Allabach: 2137

SIXTH CORPS: 22470
1st Division: 7209
Brown: 2210
Bartlett: 2642
Russell: 2357
2nd Division: 5347
Grant: 2604
Neill: 2743
3rd Division: 8814
Shaler: 1927
Browne: 2153
Wheaton: 1853
Light Division: 2881

ELEVENTH CORPS: 11535
1st Division: 3794
von Gilsa: 1475
McLean: 2319
2nd Division: 3149
Buschbeck: 1415
Barlow: 1734
3rd Division: 3992
Schimmelfennig: 1954
Krzyzanowski: 1515

TWELFTH CORPS: 12699
1st Division: 5877
Knipe: 1822
Ross: 1848
Ruger: 2207
2nd Division: 6222
Candy: 2317
Kane: 1957
Greene: 1948

CAVALRY CORPS:
1st Division:
Davis:
Devin: 1342
2nd Division:
Sargent:
McIntosh:
3rd Division:
Kilpatrick:
Wyndham:
Buford:

I couldn't find any scenarios that had the numbers for the cavalry (with the exception of Devin's Brigade).

Ryan
 

rpkennedy

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Army of Northern Virginia
FIRST CORPS
Anderson: 8210
Mahone: 1793
Posey: 1608
Perry: 848
Wilcox: 2256
Wright: 1705

McLaws: 8087
Kershaw: 2343
Semmes: 1716
Wofford: 1950
Barksdale: 2078

SECOND CORPS
A.P. Hill: 10565
Heth: 1300
Pender: 1792
McGowan: 2031
Lane: 2516
Archer: 1526
Thomas: 1400

Rodes: 9937
O'Neal: 2221
Doles: 1630
Iverson: 1791
Colquitt: 2264
Ramseur: 1556

Early: 8236
Gordon: 2039
Hoke: 2366
Smith: 1478
Hays: 1953

Colston: 8008
Paxton: 1812
Jones: 1632
Warren: 2620
Nicholls: 1544

CAVALRY DIVISION: 2552

Ryan
 

Pat Answer

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Thank you. :thumbsup:

Where corps totals exceed infantry brigade counts we have a basis for estimating the number of gunners.

According to William Seymour (Yours to Reason Why (DaCapo Press, New York, 1982, p. 299ff), the number of batteries were:
I Corps (10)
II Corps (8)
III Corps (11)
V Corps (9)
VI Corps (10)
XI Corps (6)
XII Corps (5)
Cav (6)* not engaged
Artillery Reserve (14)

at about six guns per battery in the Union army. The total number of guns is often given as 404. But of course this is the Wilderness...
 
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Luke Freet

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Army of the Potomac
FIRST CORPS: 16616
1st Division: 8727
Phelps: 1710
Cutler: 1765
Paul: 3381
Meredith: 1871
2nd Division: 4312
Root: 1166
Baxter: 1837
Leonard: 1309
Third Division: 2302
Rowley: 984
Stone: 1318

SECOND CORPS: 13387
1st Division: 4518
Caldwell: 1415
Meagher: 743
Zook: 946
Brooke: 1414
2nd Division: 4484
Sully: 1754
Owen: 1205
Hall: 1525
3rd Division: 4385
Carroll: 2033
Hays: 1403
MacGregor: 949

THIRD CORPS: 17870
1st Division: 6902
Graham: 2271
Ward: 2150
Hayman: 2481
2nd Division: 6267
Carr: 1996
Revere: 2150
Mott: 2121
3rd Division: 3301
Franklin: 1442
Bowman: 1293
Berdan: 566

FIFTH CORPS: 15546
1st Division: 5647
Barnes: 2179
McQuade: 1985
Stockton: 1483
2nd Division: 4646
Ayres: 1495
Burbank: 1285
O'Rorke: 1866
3rd Division: 4368
Tyler: 2031
Allabach: 2137

SIXTH CORPS: 22470
1st Division: 7209
Brown: 2210
Bartlett: 2642
Russell: 2357
2nd Division: 5347
Grant: 2604
Neill: 2743
3rd Division: 8814
Shaler: 1927
Browne: 2153
Wheaton: 1853
Light Division: 2881

ELEVENTH CORPS: 11535
1st Division: 3794
von Gilsa: 1475
McLean: 2319
2nd Division: 3149
Buschbeck: 1415
Barlow: 1734
3rd Division: 3992
Schimmelfennig: 1954
Krzyzanowski: 1515

TWELFTH CORPS: 12699
1st Division: 5877
Knipe: 1822
Ross: 1848
Ruger: 2207
2nd Division: 6222
Candy: 2317
Kane: 1957
Greene: 1948

CAVALRY CORPS:
1st Division:
Davis:
Devin: 1342
2nd Division:
Sargent:
McIntosh:
3rd Division:
Kilpatrick:
Wyndham:
Buford:

I couldn't find any scenarios that had the numbers for the cavalry (with the exception of Devin's Brigade).

Ryan
Thank you. I had thus far only been able to compile the 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 11th and 12th Corps (1st Corps is not present in any of the scenarios, and 5th Corps shows up in a scenario as the Confederates where they are constantly on the offensive and thus getting solid numbers is only achievable by calculating back casualties...which i discovered is always off with the way percentages work).
Also, kind of makes sense the Cavalry don't show up in these scenarios. Historically, Hooker sent Stoneman with most of the Corps on a long range recon mission which achieved little other than denying himself of vital reconnaissance.
 

rpkennedy

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Thank you. I had thus far only been able to compile the 2nd, 3rd, 6th, 11th and 12th Corps (1st Corps is not present in any of the scenarios, and 5th Corps shows up in a scenario as the Confederates where they are constantly on the offensive and thus getting solid numbers is only achievable by calculating back casualties...which i discovered is always off with the way percentages work).
Also, kind of makes sense the Cavalry don't show up in these scenarios. Historically, Hooker sent Stoneman with most of the Corps on a long range recon mission which achieved little other than denying himself of vital reconnaissance.

I was hoping that I would be able to find out the cavalry numbers by looking at some of the late April scenarios but no dice on that information.

Ryan
 
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