Confederate Unit Strengths in the Overland Campaign (Army, Corps, Division, and/or Brigade)

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I am wondering if anyone has any statistics regarding the number of troops Lee had at the start of the May 64 Campaign season. I know Antietam and Gettysburg have better documentation on this subject in their regard, but the only numbers I find are that Lee had overall 65000 men, and the Texas Brigade was at a strength of 850.
If anyone can expand on this, that would be helpful.
Especially interested in the strength of Johnson's division before it was overrun at the Mule Shoe (I know it lost between 2500 and 3000 men; don't know how many were left to form Terry's Consolidated Brigade, though I presume it was around 1500).
 

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Meant to get to this the other day. According to Lee's Army in the Overland Campaign: A Numerical Study by Alfred C. Young, the estimated strength of the ANV at the start of the campaign was about 66,000 men.

Johnson's Division numbered 5,490 at the beginning of the campaign and lost 4,300 from May 5-12.

Estimated strength at the outset of the campaign:
Stonewall Brigade: 1,320
Steuart's Brigade: 1,610
Jones' Brigade: 1,850
Stafford's Brigade: 705

Terry's Consolidated Brigade only fielded 600-700 men after May 12; the 1st and 3rd North Carolina were each left with about 30 men; and the consolidated Louisiana Brigade numbered no more than 700, Stafford's 2nd LA Brigade probably around 265.
 
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@AUG How about numbers for the rest of the Army? Maybe start start small with the other 2 divisions of II Corps, Gordon's and Rodes'. I believe it was in your May 12th Assault post, it was mentioned Clement Evans' (Gordon's Old Georgian) Brigade and Hoffman's (Pegram's) Virginia Brigade, in their counterattack, numbered together 3,500 men. I assume that corroborated by Young (would get a copy if I had the time and cash).
 
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Thank you.
Huh. These numbers really put the situation into perspecitive. The Texas Brigade and Johnson's division were noted for the heavy losses inflicted on them in the campaign, but many units seemed to have faired just as worse.
According to the statistics, R. D. Johnston's brigade lost half its men at Spotsylvania. The fact that they continued to campaign in the Valley at a poultry 600 strength is shocking.
 
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So, lets see:
Mapping out the post-battle reorganizations of II Corps:
-Gordon's Division: 2710
--York's Consolidated Louisiana Brigade: 460 + 225 = 685
--Terry's Consolidated Virginia Brigade: 285 + 310 + 140 = 735
--Clement Evans' (Gordon's Old) Georgian Brigade: 1290
-Early's/Ramseur's Division: 2825
--R. D. Johnston's NC Brigade: 590
--Hoke's/Lewis' NC Brigade: 1360
--Pegram's Virginian Brigade: 875
-Rodes' Division: 3730
--Ramseur's/Cox's NC Brigade: 760
--Daniel's/Grimes' NC Brigade: 1175
--Doles' Georgia Brigade: 735
--Battle's Alabama Brigade: 1060

These numbers are rather appalling. Strange how the brigade had gotten so depleted, and yet it doesn't seem that much consolidating of regiments was done, with the exceptions of York's and Terry's Brigades. Johnston's brigade, for instance, is barely the strength of 2 regiments (average of around 300 men). It is a wonder this corps was able to take part in offensive operations in the Valley after Cold Harbor, all the way to Appomattox Court House.
 

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According to the statistics, R. D. Johnston's brigade lost half its men at Spotsylvania. The fact that they continued to campaign in the Valley at a poultry 600 strength is shocking.
And that was also the same brigade formerly commanded by Iverson that lost so many men at Gettysburg.

According to Young, Johnston's brigade suffered a total of 733 losses at Spotsylvania: 150 on May 9 (opposing the advance of the IX Corps down the Fredericksburg Road); 54 on May 10 (counterattacking Upton's breakthrough); 2 on May 11; 401 on May 12; 2 on May 15; 2 on May 16-17; and 122 on May 19 (Harris Farm).

On the 12th it was the first brigade sent by Gordon to counterattack the eastern side of the Mule Shoe and was shot up after running into a large number of Federal troops, Gen. Johnston wounded and next in command, Col. Thomas M. Garrett of the 5th NC killed. Col. Thomas F. Toon then assumed command of the brigade.
 



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