Confederate Order of Battle for the Atlanta Campaign, First Phase (April 30th-July 17th)

Luke Freet

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Inspired way back by the Gettysburg Confederate/Union OoB threads from last year, I want to do something similar for the Atlanta Campaign. However, due to Campaign taking place over the course of 5 months rather than the 3 days at Gettysburg, there is going to be a lot of changes over the course of the campaign.
For sources, I'm primarily consulting the O.R.s, Volume 38, Part 3, pages 638-683, for both the OoBs and the divisional strengths, where they can be found. Other details I've gleaned from various other readings, and, at the least, Wikipedia.
  • Army of Tennessee: GEN Joseph E. Johnston
    • Chief of Staff: BG William Mackall
    • Chief of Artillery: BG Francis Shoup
    • Hardee's Corps: LtG William J. Hardee
      • Cheatham's Division: MG Benjamin F. Cheatham
        • Maney's Brigade: BG George Maney; Col. Francis M. Walker
          • 1st/27th TN: Col. Hume R. Field; Ltc. John L. House
          • 6th/9th TN: Col. George C. Porter; Ltc. John W. Buford
          • 34th (4th P.A.) TN: Ltc. Oliver A. Bradshaw
          • 41st TN: Ltc. James D. Tillman (Transferred to Strahl's Brigade mid-June)
          • 50th TN Consolidated: Col. Stephen H. Colms
        • Strahl's Brigade: BG Otho Strahl
          • 4th/5th TN: Col. Jonathan J. Lamb; Maj. Henry Hampton
          • 19th TN: Col. Francis M. Walker; Maj. James G. Deaderick (Transferred to Maney's Brigade mid-June)
          • 24th TN: Col. John A. Wilson; Ltc. Samuel E. Shannon
          • 31st/33rd TN: Col. Warner P. Jones; Ltc. Fountain E. P. Stafford; Ltc. Henry C. McNeill; Maj. Samuel Sharp
        • Wright's Brigade: Col. John C. Carter
          • 8th TN: Col. John H. Anderson
          • 16th TN: Capt. Benjamin Randals
          • 28th TN: Col. Sidney S. Stanton; Ltc. David C. Crook
          • 38th TN: Ltc. Andrew D. Gwynne
          • 51st/52nd TN: Ltc. John G. Hall; Ltc. John W. Estes
        • Vaughan's Brigade: BG Alfred Vaughan(WIA July 4th); Col. Michael Magevney
          • 11th TN: Col. George W. Gordon
          • 12th/47th TN: Col. William M. Watkins
          • 29th TN: Col. Horace Rice
          • 13th/154th TN: Col. Michael Magevney Jr.; Maj. William J. Crook
      • Cleburne's Division: MG Patrick R. Cleburne
        • Polk's Brigade: BG Lucius E. Polk(Polk wounded in early June, brigade disbanded and split between other commands)
          • 1st/15th AK: Ltc. William H. Martin (Transferred to Govan's Brigade)
          • 5th Confederate: Col. James C. Cole; Maj. Richard J. Person; Capt. William A. Brown (Transferred to J. A. Smith's Brigade)
          • 2nd TN: Col. William D. Robison (Transferred to Tyler's Brigade)
          • 35th TN: Col. Benjamin J. Hill (Detached as Provost Guard; consolidated with 48th TN mid-June and assigned to J. A. Smith's Brigade)
          • 48th TN IR: Capt. Henry G. Evans (Consolidated with 35th TN and transferred to J. A. Smith's Brigade)
        • Govan's Brigade: BG Daniel C. Govan
          • 2nd/24th AK: Col. Elisha Warfield
          • 5th/13th AK: Col. John E. Murray
          • 6th/7th AK: Col. Samuel G. Smith
          • 8th/19th AK: Col. George Baucum
          • 3rd Confederate: Capt. Mumford H. Dixon
        • Lowrey's Brigade: BG Mark P. Lowrey
          • 16th AL: Ltc. Frederick A. Ashford
          • 33rd AL: Col. Samuel Adams
          • 45th AL: Col. Harris D. Lampley
          • 32nd MS: Col. William H. H. Tison
          • 45th MS IR: Col. Aaron B. Hardcastle; Maj. Elisha F. Nunn
        • J. A. Smith's Brigade: BG Hiram Granbury(sick); BG James A. Smith(returned mid-June)
          • 6th/15th TX Consolidated: Col. Robert Garland; Capt. Rhoads Fisher
          • 7th TX: Capt. J. H. Collett; Capt. C. E. Talley; Capt. T. B. Camp
          • 10th TX: Col. Roger Q. Mills
          • 17th/18th TX Cavalry (Dismounted): Capt. George D. Manion
          • 24th/25th TX Cavalry (Dismounted): Col. Franklin C. Wilkes; Ltc. William M. Neyland; Maj. William A. Taylor
      • Walker's Division: MG William H. T. Walker
        • J. K. Jackson's Brigade: BG John K. Jackson(Brigade broken up in Early June; J. K. Jackson and the 5th and 47th GA sent to Coastal Command while remaining units transferred to Gist's Brigade)
          • 1st GA Confederate: Col. George A. Smith (Transferred to Stevens' Brigade mid-June)
          • 5th GA: Col. Charles P. Daniel
          • 47th GA: Col. A. C. Edwards
          • 65th GA: Capt. William G. Foster
          • 2nd GA Sharpshooter Battalion: Maj. Richard H. Whiteley
          • 5th MS: Col. John Weir; Ltc. John B. Herring
          • 8th MS IR: Col. John C. Wilkinson
        • Stevens' Brigade: BG Clement H. Stevens
          • 25th GA: Col. William J. Winn
          • 29th GA: Ltc. William D. Mitchell; Maj. John J. Owens
          • 30th GA: Ltc. James S. Boynton; Maj. Henry Hendrick
          • 66th GA: Col. J. Cooper Nisbet
          • 26th GA Battalion: Maj. John W. Nisbet (transferred to guard Andersonville Prison in early-June)
          • 1st GA Sharpshooters Battalion: Maj. Arthur Shaaff
        • Gist's Brigade: BG States Rights Gist
          • 46th GA: Maj. Samuel J. C. Dunlop
          • 8th GA Battalion: Ltc. Zachariah L. Watters
          • 16th SC: Col. James McCullough
          • 24th SC IR: Col. Ellison Capers
        • Mercer's Brigade: BG Hugh Mercer(Joined some time in May)
          • 1st GA Volunteers: Col. Charles Olmstead
          • 54th GA: Ltc. Morgan Rawls
          • 57th GA: Col. William Barkuloo; Ltc. Cincinnatus S. Guyton
          • 63rd GA: Col. George A. Gordon; Maj. Joseph V. H. Allen
      • Bate's Division: MG William B. Bate
        • Orphan Brigade: BG Joseph H. Lewis
          • 2nd KY: Col. James W. Moss
          • 4th KY: Ltc. Thomas W. Thompson
          • 5th KY: Ltc. Hiram Hawkins
          • 6th KY: Col. Martin H. Cofer; Maj. George W. Maxson
          • 9th KY: Col. John W. Caldwell
        • Bate's/Tyler's Brigade: Ltc. Joseph T. Smith; Col. Thomas Benton Smith(Seemed to have arrived late in the Campaign; first real mention is Utoy Creek)
          • 37th GA: Ltc. Joseph T. Smith
          • 4th GA Sharpshooters: Maj. Theodore D. Caswell; Capt. W. M. Carter
          • 10th TN: Maj. John O'Neill
          • 15th/37th TN: Ltc. R. Dudley Frayser; Maj. John M. Wall
          • 20th TN: Ltc. William M. Shy
          • 30th TN: Ltc. James J. Turner
        • Finley's Brigade: BG Jesse J. Finley(WIA July 14th); Col. Angus D. McLean
          • 1st/3rd FL: Maj. Grover A. Ball; Capt. Martin H. Strain
          • 4th/1st (Cavalry) FL: Ltc. Edward Badger
          • 6th FL: Col. Angus D. McLean; Ltc. Daniel L. Kenan
          • 7th FL: Col. Robert Bullock; Ltc. Tillman Ingram
      • Corps Artillery: Col. Melancthon Smith
        • Hoxton's Battalion: Maj. Llewelyn Hoxton
          • Phelan's AL Battery: Capt. John Phelan
          • Marion FL Battery: Capt. Thomas J. Perry
          • Turner's MS Battery: Capt. William B. Turner
        • Martin's Battalion: Maj. Robert Martin
          • Howell's GA Battery: Lt. W. G. Robson
          • Bledsoe's MO Battery: Lt. Charles D. Higgins
          • Ferguson's SC Battery: Lt. Rene T. Beauregard
        • Hotchkiss' Battalion: Maj. Thomas Hotchkiss (usually assigned to Cleburne's command)
          • Semple's AL Battery: Capt. Richard W. Goldthwaite
          • Helena AK Battery: Capt. Thomas J. Key
          • Warren County MS Battery: Lt. Harvey Shannon
        • Cobb's Battalion: Maj. Robert Cobb
    • Hood's Corps: LtG John Bell Hood
    • Polk's Corps/Army of Mississippi (from Leonidas Polk's department): LtG Leonidas Polk (KIA June 14); MG William W. Loring (June 14 to July 7); LtG Alexander P. Stewart
      • Loring's Division: MG William W. Loring; BG Winfield S. Featherson(June 14 to July 7)
        • Featherston's Brigade: BG Winfield S. Featherston; Col. Marcus D. L. Stephens or Col. Jabez Drake
          • 3rd MS: Col. Thomas A. Mellon; Maj. Samuel M. Dyer
          • 22nd MS: Maj. Martin A. Oatis; Ltc. H. J. Reid
          • 31st MS: Col. Marcus D. L. Stephens
          • 33rd MS: Col. Jabez L. Drake
          • 40th MS: Col. Wallace B. Colbert; Ltc. George P. Wallace
          • 1st MS Sharpshooter Battalion: Maj. James M. Stigler
        • Adams' Brigade: BG John Adams
        • Scott's Brigade: Col./BG Thomas M. Scott
          • 27th AL: Col. James Jackson; Ltc. Edward McAlexander
          • 35th AL: Col. Samuel S. Ives
          • 49th AL: Ltc. John D. Weeden
          • 55th AL: Col. John Snodgrass
          • 57th AL: Col. Charles J. L. Cunningham
          • 12th LA: Ltc. Noel L. Nelson
        • Myrick's Battalion: Maj. John D. Myrick
          • Pointe Coupee LA Battery: Capt. Alcide Bouanchaud
          • Cowan's MS Battery: Capt. James J. Cowan
          • Lookout TN Battery: Capt. Robert L. Barry
      • French's Division: MG Samuel G. French(joined after Reseca)
        • Ector's Brigade: BG Matthew D. Ector
        • Missouri Brigade: BG Francis M. Cockrell
          • 1st/4th MO: Col. Amos Riley (KIA May 26); Ltc. Hugh A. Garland
          • 2nd/6th MO: Col. Peter C. Flournoy
          • 3rd/5th MO: Col. James McCown; Capt. Peter Canniff
          • 1st/3rd MO Cavalry (Dismounted): Col. Elijah Gates
        • Sears' Brigade: BG Claudius W. Sears(WIA May 19); Col. William T. S. Barry
          • 4th MS: Col. Thomas N. Adaire; Maj. Thomas P. Nelson
          • 35th MS: Col. William T. S. Barry; Ltc. Reuben H. Shortwell
          • 36th MS: Col. William W. Witherspoon; Maj. Charles P. Partin
          • 39th MS: Ltc. William E. Ross: Maj. R. J. Durr
          • 46th MS: Col. William H. Clark
          • 7th MS Battalion
        • Storrs' Battalion: Maj. George S. Storrs
          • Ward's AL Battery: Capt. John J. Ward
          • Brookhaven MS Battery: Capt. James A. Hoskins
          • Guibor's MO Battery: Capt. Henry Guibor
      • Cantey's/Walthall's Division: BG James Cantey(commanded until Mid-June when Walthall took permanent command); MG Edward Walthall
        • Reynolds' Brigade: BG Daniel H. Reynolds
        • Cantey's Brigade: Col. Virgil Murphey; BG James Cantey; Col. Edward O'Neal
          • 1st AL: Maj. Samuel L. Knox (joined early-June; transferred to Quarles' Brigade mid-June)
          • 17th AL: Col. Virgil Murphey; Maj. Thomas J. Burnett
          • 26th AL: Col. Edward O'Neal; Maj. David F. Bryan
          • 29th AL: Col. John F. Conoley; Maj. Henry B. Turner
          • 37th MS: Col. Orlando S. Holland; Ltc. William W. Wier
          • Moreland's AL Sharpshooter Battalion: Maj. J. S. Moreland (Listed in April 30th OoB)
        • Quarles' Brigade: BG William A. Quarles(joined mid-June)
          • 4th LA: Col. Samuel E. Hunter
          • 30th LA Battalion: Ltc. Thomas Shields
          • 42nd TN: Col. Isaac N. Hulme
          • 46th/55th TN: Col. Robert A. Owens
          • 48th (Voorhies) TN: Ltc. Aaron S. Goodwin
          • 49th TN: Col. William F. Young
          • 53rd TN: Col. John R. White
        • Preston's Battalion: Maj. William C. Preston
          • Selden's AL Battery: Lt. Charles W. Lovelace
          • Tarrant's AL Battery: Capt. Edward Tarrant
          • Yates' MS Battery: Lt. R. B. Jones
      • Jackson's Cavalry Division: BG William H. Jackson
        • Armstrong's Brigade: BG Frank C. Armstrong
          • 6th AL Cavalry: Charles H. Colvin (attached from Clanton's Brigade; returned mid-June)
          • 1st MS Cavalry: Col. Richard A. Pinson
          • 2nd MS Cavalry: Maj. John J. Perry
          • 28th MS Cavalry: Maj. Joshua T. McBee
          • Ballentine's MS Cavalry: Ltc. William L. Maxwell
        • Ross' Brigade: BG Lawrence S. Ross
          • 3rd TX Cavalry: Col. Giles S. Boggess
          • 6th TX Cavalry: Ltc. Peter F. Ross
          • 9th TX Cavalry: Col. Dudley W. Jones
          • 27th TX Cavalry: Col. Edwin R. Hawkins
        • Ferguson's Brigade: BG Samuel W. Ferguson
          • 2nd AL Cavalry: Ltc. John N. Carpenter
          • 56th AL Cavalry: Col. William Boyles
          • 9th MS Cavalry: Col. Horace H. Miller
          • 11th MS Cavalry: Col. Robert O. Perrin
          • 12th MS Cavalry Battalion: Col. William Inge
        • Waties' Horse Battalion: Capt. John Waties
          • Columbus GA Battery: Capt. Ed Croft
          • Clark MO Battery: Capt. Houston King
          • Waties' SC Battery: Lt. R. B. Waddell
    • Wheeler's Cavalry Corps: MG Joseph Wheeler
      • Martin's Division: MG William T. Martin
        • Morgan's/Allen's Brigade: BG John T. Morgan (replaced mid-June); BG William Allen
          • 1st AL Cavalry: Ltc. D. T. Blakey; Maj. A. H. Johnson
          • 3rd AL Cavalry: Col. James Hagan
          • 4th AL Cavalry: Col. Alfred A. Russell
          • 7th AL Cavalry: Col. James C. Malone Jr.
          • 51st AL Cavalry: Col. M. L. Kirkpatrick
          • 12th AL Cavalry Battalion: (from mid-June)
        • Iverson's Brigade: BG Alfred Iverson
          • 1st GA Cavalry: Col. Samuel W. Davitte
          • 2nd GA Cavalry: Col. Charles C. Crews; Ltc. James W. Mayo
          • 3rd GA Cavalry: Col. Robert Thompson
          • 4th (12th) GA Cavalry: Col. Isaac W. Avery; Maj. Augustus W. Stewart
          • 6th GA Cavalry: Col. John R. Hart
      • Kelly's Division: BG John H. Kelly
        • Allen's/R. H. Anderson's Brigade: BG William Allen (until mid-June): Col. Robert H. Anderson
          • 3rd Confederate Cavalry: Col. P. H. Rice; Ltc. John McCaskill
          • 8th Confederate Cavalry: Ltc. John S. Prather
          • 10th Confederate Cavalry:
          • 12th Confederate Cavalry:
          • 5th GA Cavalry: Col. Robert H. Anderson; Maj. Richard J. Davant Jr.
        • Dibrell's Brigade: Col. George Dibrell
          • 4th TN Cavalry: Col. William S. McLemore
          • 8th TN Cavalry:
          • 9th TN Cavalry: Col. Jacob Biffle
          • 10th TN Cavalry: Col. William E. DeMoss; Maj. John Minor
          • 11th TN Cavalry: Daniel W. Holman
      • Humes' Division: BG William Y. C. Humes
        • Humes'/Ashby's Brigade: Col. James T. Wheeler; Col. Henry M. Ashby (took command mid-June)
          • 1st (6th) TN Cavalry: Col. James T. Wheeler; Maj. Joseph J. Dobbins
          • 2nd (Ashby's) TN Cavalry: Col. Henry M. Ashby; Capt. John H. Kuhn
          • 4th (Murray's) TN Cavalry: Ltc. Paul F. Anderson (transferred to Harrison's Brigade mid-june)
          • 5th TN Cavalry: Col. George W. McKenzie
          • 9th TN Cavalry Battalion: Maj. James Akin
        • Grigsby's/Williams' Brigade (brigade reassigned to Kelly's Division early-July): Col. J. Warren Grigsby; BG John S. Williams(joined mid-June)
          • 1st (3rd) KY Cavalry: Col. J. R. Butler; Ltc. Jacob W. Griffith
          • 2nd KY (Woodward's) Cavalry: Maj. Thomas W. Lewis
          • 9th KY Cavalry: Col. William C. P. Breckinridge; Ltc. Robert G. Stoner
          • Dortch's KY Cavalry Battalion: Capt. John B. Dortch
          • Hamilton's TN Cavalry Battalion: Maj. Joseph Shaw
          • Allison's TN Cavalry Squadron: Capt. John H. Allison
        • Harrison's Brigade: Col. Thomas Harrison
          • 3rd AK Cavalry: Col. Amson W. Hobson
          • 8th TX Cavalry: Ltc. Gustave Cook; Maj. Samuel P. Christian
          • 11th TX Cavalry: Col. George R. Reeves
        • Hannon's Brigade: Col. Moses W. Hannon (transferred to Kelly's Division mid-June)
          • 53rd AL Cavalry: Ltc. John F. Gaines
          • 24th AL Cavalry Battalion: Maj. Robert B. Snodgrass
      • Horse Artillery: Ltc. Felix H. Robertson
        • Wiggins' 2nd AK Battery: Lt. J. P. Bryant
        • Ferrell's GA Battery:
        • Huggins' TN Battery: (Joined mid-June)
        • Huwald's TN Battery: Lt. D. Breck Ramsey
        • White's TN Battery: Capt. Benjamin F. White Jr.
    • Artillery Reserve: Ltc. James H. Hallonquist
      • Palmer's Battalion: Maj. Joseph Palmer
        • Lumsden's AL Battery: Capt. Charles L. Lumsden
        • Anderson's Battery, 14th GA Artillery Battalion: Capt. Ruel W. Anderson
        • Havis' Battery, 14th GA Artillery Battalion: Capt. Minor W. Havis
      • Williams' Battalion: Ltc. Samuel C. Williams
        • Barbour AL Battery: Capt. Reuben F. Kolb
        • Jefferson MS Battery: Capt. Putnam Darden
        • Nottaway VA Battery: Capt. William C. Jeffries
      • Waddell's Battalion: Maj. James F. Waddell
        • Bellamy's AL Battery: Lt. Francis A. O'Neal
        • Emery's AL Battery: Capt. Winslow D. Emery
        • Barret's MO Battery: Capt. Overton W. Barret
    • Engineer Regiment: Maj. Stephen W. Presstman
 

Luke Freet

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Due to the length of time involved, placing down unit strengths in the OoBs a la the Gettysburg OoB is not as simple.
I am thus going to give a chart summarizing the AoT's returns for April 30th, June 10th, June 30th, and July 10th, accessed from the aforementioned O.R. section.
For more information, I made a thread a while back looking for the strength returns.
Strength by ETPDateApril 30thJune 10thJune 30thJuly 10th
Unit
Army of Tennessee43987 men; 144 guns60564 men; 187 guns54900 men; 187 guns47447 men; 187 guns
Staff/Escort174186158168
Engineers422422349350
Hardee's Corps19311 men; 48 guns18035 men; 47 guns15635 men; 47 guns14226 men; 47 guns
Staff/Escorts240220197200
Cheatham's Division4167368934543174
Cleburne's Division5218425838553743
Walker's Division5304632449804046
Bate's Division3511260322502171
Hardee's Artillery975 (48 guns)941 (47 guns)899 (47 guns)892 (47 guns)
Hood's Corps19201 men; 36 guns15332 men; 36 guns14046 men; 36 guns13553 men; 36 guns
Staff/Escorts168101106105
Hindman's/Brown's Division6057512249824766
Stevenson's Division6323497142374003
Stewart's/Clayton's Division5781437739923936
Hood's Artillery872 (36 guns)761 (36 guns)747 (36 guns)743 (36 guns)
Polk's/Stewart's Corps1543 men; 6 guns19245 men; 50 guns17068 men; 50 guns11751 men; 50 guns
Staff/Escorts
Loring's Division523945894410
French's Division412733342817
Cantey's/Walthall's Division1543 (6 guns) (Only Cantey's Brigade accounted for)415037243485
Jackson's Cavalry Division45374356 (833 dismounted)3524
Polk's/Stewart's Artillery1192 (50 guns)1065 (50 guns)1000 (50 guns)
Wheeler's Cavalry Corps2419 (+?) men; 18 guns6366 men; 18 guns6886 men; 18 guns6648 men; 18 guns
Staff9
Martin's Division(Not reported)
Kelly's Division602 (Dibrell's Brigade not reported)
Humes' Division1790 (Harrison's Brigade not reported; Hannon's and Grigsby's Brigade counted seperately)
Horse Artillery27 (18 guns; most of the artillery "in rear recruiting horses")
Artillery Reserve817 (36 guns)978 (36 guns)758 (36 guns)751 (36 guns)
 

Luke Freet

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Note: I plan to split the Atlanta Campaign into 3, rather than the normal 2, phases. The first phase being Johnston's tenure up to July 17th, when Hood takes command. Normally, the 2nd phase would be considered Hood's entire command from then on to when he abandons Atlanta September 2nd. However, I decided I'd make an intermediary phase during the great trilogy of battles Hood fought around Atlanta in his first two weeks of command from July 17th to about July 28th. One of the reasons for this being visualizing the breakup of Walker's Division following Bald Hill (Aka Atlanta July 22nd); the intermediary stage will show the division prior to it's breakup, while the final phase will show how the brigades were reassigned.
As to when that will be posted, that depends on how much free time I have available in these coming days, given I am in college currently. I may start today, or I may wait until I'm free of immediate obligations.
 
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