Confederate Unit Strengths in the Vicksburg Campaign

Luke Freet

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Working on war gaming scenario. I have found quite limited amount of information regarding the strength of certain Confederate units in these campaigns. I guess that can be chocked up to the fact that Confederate record keeping was poor throughout the war, and this campaign takes place over a series of months with many minor battles.
The only bit of detail I've gotten was that Bowen's 2 brigade division numbered 5,000 men at Champion Hill. That and Gregg's Brigade numbered an absurd 3,200 men at Raymond.
Does anyone else have any more details on this campaign in this regard? I doubt I will get regimental or even brigade strengths on this. Divisional strengths would be quite helpful.
 

danny

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This may not be exactly what you want. It is taken from my notes from several volumes/chapters of RG #109 in the National Archives. I have extracted this material from my personal notes. The table did not reproduce the spacing very well [operator incompetence]

1/3/63 Return of eff troops in Maj-Gen Smith's command
Commands Officers Rank & file Agg
Gen S. D. Lee
6 6

3rd Ms 38 600 638


4th Ms 34 470 504


46th Ms 32 471 503


17th La 40 433 473


22nd La 20 156 176


26th La 36 526 562


28th La 30 448 478


31st La 23 519 542
3882


[27th​ La on police duty] …


3rd Bn Ms State 24 250 274


Withers' light Arty 37 757 794
1068


Hill's PR Co 3 86 89


Johnson Ms Ca 4 83 87


176
Grand total [5126]




Gregg
10th Tenn 349
50th, 51st & 1st Tenn 512
3rd & 30th Tenn 851
41st Tenn 526
[2238 plus Btry]

Gen Gregg has a four-gun Btry attached to his Bgde, but it is broken up among other commands, & hence is not reported. Devereux-Maj & AAG
Wirt Adams' Cav 35 539 574

Post of Vicksburg 37 530 567

40th Ala (in Vicksburg) 18 314 332

Upper Btrys, Vicksburg 48 465 513

Lower Btrys, Vicksburg 5 383 418

Sapper & Miner Co 4 21 25

Signal Corps. 1 13 14
Total...... [2443]

Grand total 9,807


1/7 Port Hudson to Major Waddy:
Total eff, 8,239, Agg present, 10,421.
Add about 2,500 for Gregg's Bgde.
Garrisons of Clinton & Camp Moore not included.
Gardner

1/7 Port Hudson -The troops of this post will be organized into Bgdes, arranged at the breastworks as follows:

I Gregg's Bgde to take post on the right, extending from the river; Maxey's Bgde the center, & Beall's Bgde the left

II. Maxey's Bgde will consist of
Miles' Legion
The consol. Tenn Regt consisting of the 42/46/48/53/9th Bn- Col Quarles;
The consol. Regt consisting of the 49/55 Tenn/7th Tex Col Bailey cdg
Col Gus A. Breaux's 30th La
Boone's, Roberts', & Fenner's Btrys,
& Allen's 4th La

III. Beall's Bgde will consist of:
The consol. Ark Regt consisting of the 14/16/17/18/23/1st Bn- Col R. H. Crockett;
The consol. Ark Regts consisting of the 11/15th Col John L. Logan;
The consol. Ala Regts consisting of the 27/49/6th Bn Col J. M. Simonton;
The consol. Ms Regts 39/1st Ms Col W. B. Shelby,
Abbay's, Herod's & Bradford's Btrys

V. The previous organization of Bgdes will be discontinued, but the consolidated Regts will remain so consolidated until the strength of any one Regt will justify its separation.

1/7 G O #5
Maxey Bgde
Miles legion
Quarles consol Regt 42-46-48-53 Tenn Regt & 9th Tenn Bn
Bailey consol Regt 49/55th Tenn/7th Tex
30th La
3 Btrys
Allen’s La [4th La] pencil notes added in small writing listed after 3 Btrys

Beall
Crockett consol Regt 14-16-17-18-23 & 1 Ark Bn
Logan consol Regt 11/15 Ark
Simonton consol 27/31 Ala Regt & Ala Bn [6th]
Shelby consol 39/1 Ms
3 Btrys

Gregg
Not enumerated

1/8/63 Loring at Jackson to Pemberton at Vicksburg:
-Agg of Maury's Div for duty by the last report, 3,661;
-Gregg's Bgde, 2,485.
-Both absent at Vicksburg

1/9 M. L. Smith, to Major M. R. Clark, Brookhaven:
The 6th, 15th, & 22nd​ Ms Regts are at Grenada.
The 46th Ms is at Vicksburg.
I referred your request for returns to senior officer in Dist. My command reports
Eff 6,765; Agg 9,929.


1/10 Smith’s Div-Agg present of eff of 2nd​ District

Lee's Bgde..................................... 2,737

Vaughn's Bgde.............................. 1,427

27th La (on police duty)..................... 561

Stationary batteries.......................... 931

Ward's Bn Arty................................. 122

Sappers & Miners & Signal Corps… 93

Adams' Regt (Cav)...................... 433
6,250

Maury’s Div

Moore's Bgde.........................................2,436

Hebert's Bgde........................................2,819

Arty.........................................................700
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1/11 Waddy to Gen Cooper-
Agg present for duty at Grenada 15,000
Eff; at Vicksburg 18,000;
at Port Hudson 10,000;
reserve at Jackson 1800;
at Columbus 1800, including those along RR

1/18 Jackson, Lt Col Harvie AIG to Col Fauntleroy IG, Jackson-Report of my inspection of the Army of Ms, stationed at & near Grenada:
I enclose herewith a list of Div’s, Bgdes, & Regt attached to the two Corps of the army.*[not found] It will be observed that of a paper force of 20,517, there are 12,058 present, making number of absentees 8,459.

The following is a list of Cav to go with Van Dorn, & the number in each Regt & Bn, as obtained from him:

1st Ms...........................................275

4th Ms...........................................390

28th Ms.........................................625

Sanders' Bn.....................................92

Balch's Bn......................................234

2nd Ms Bn (8 Co’s) [2nd Ms?]...…….246

1st Tenn........................................430

3rd Ark..........................................354

Ballentine’s Bn...............................259

1 Co of Jackson's Regt.....................80

Baxter's Bn................................… 120

3rd, 6th, 9th Tex & Tex Legion.......1,500

Bodyguard .....................................50

Total..........................................4,655


Roddey's command......................1,400

Regt from Montgomery..............…..700

Adams' Regt (on Ms River).........…..700

Total...........................................7,455


To remain with the Army:

2nd Ark....................................… 207

Wilbourn's Partisan Bn..............… 39

Willis' Tex Regt.........................…297

Jackson's Regt (9 Co’s)............…...250

Faulkner's Partisans........................75

Two Co’s 2nd Mo......................…..150
1,018

Recapitulation:

Van Dorn's corps..............................7,455

Cav with Ms Army.......................…...1,018

Cav on Mobile & Ohio RR...........……..8,733

This, Van Dorn informs me, was the present strength of the Cav, as near as he could come to it.


1/19 Grenada, Price to Loring cdg Army of Ms-I have, in compliance with your orders, directed the 2nd Bgde of Bowen's Div to hold themselves readiness to move to Panola.
The effective total of this Bgde is 1,309.
The effective total of Green's Bgde (the only other troops of my corps now here) is 2,891.

I communicate these facts so that a different disposition may be made if the Bgde ordered to Panola is too weak for these duties of that position.


[1/21] 1/2 Dept of Ms & E La, #s 5-Grenada, note-apparently corrected to 1/21
Hereafter the organization of the army, Dept of Ms & East La, will be as follows, viz:

The Army will consist of two Div’s to be known as 1st & 2nd Div, & commanded, respectively, by Maj Gen W. W. Loring & Maj Gen Sterling Price.
Each Div will consist of two Bgdes.
1st Div comprises Tilghman's Bgde, Rust's Bgde, & Waul's Tex Legion, Col Waul cdg.
Gen Tilghman will take command of the Bgde hitherto under command of Gen Baldwin.
The command hitherto known as Rust's Div is merged into one Bgde, to be known as Rust's Bgde.

2nd Div comprises Bowen's Bgde & Green's Bgde.
The command hitherto known as Bowen's Div is resolved into two Bgdes, Gen Bowen taking command of one, Gen Green having command of the other.
The light Btrys will remain as at present organized, with the exception of being attached to Div in place of Corps.

1/20/63 Gen Featherston ordered to report for duty to Gen Pemberton


1/22 Gen Baldwin has been ordered to a command at Vicksburg.

1/21 Pemberton’s G O #5
Tilghman’s Bgde is merged into the 1st​ Div, Dept Ms & E La & Gen Tilghman will take charge of the Bgde hitherto commanded by Gen Baldwin

1/22 G O #1-2nd Div, Maj Gen Price: in pursuance of Gen Orders from Dept Hqs, assumes command of this Div
II. Bowen will assume command of the Mo Bgde, now commanded by BGen Green.
III. Gen Green will assume command of the Ark Bgde, now commanded by Lt-Col [W. H.] Dismukes

1/24 Waddy to Gen Cooper-There are 19 Bgdes in the Dept commanded by Gen’ls:
Tilghman
Rust
Bowen
Green
Tracy
Taylor
Barton
Hebert
Moore
Vaughn
Lee
Baldwin
Beall
Gregg
Maxey
Martin
Jackson

& Col’s:
Reynolds
Moore

Gen’ls cdg districts [troops in which are not brigaded]:
Ruggles
Adams

1/24 Grenada to Waddy-


Loring 1st Div
Rust Bgde
Tilghman Bgde
Waul Legion

Price 2nd Div
Bowen Bgde
Green Bgde

McCulloch cdg Cav

1/24 –2nd Div- There is in Gen Price's command at this point-
Five Btrys of four guns each
Total aggregate present, 5,322,
Cav used as bodyguards & couriers, 155;
Horses & servants belonging to the field & staff of 13 Regts; 2 Bgde Cdrs & one Div Cdr

1/26 Grenada--Loring from J M. Loughborough, AAG--In reply to your order, I have the honor to state that the effective total of [M. E.] Green's Bgde is:
Infy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,826
Arty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 414
Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,240

The above includes the reserve Arty of the Div which has been encamped with that Bgde.

1/26 Loring to Waddy: The last of one Bgde, Price's Div, left for Jackson. Eff strength 1,541- Lt Col [W. H] Dismukes cdg

1/31 Waddy to Pemberton-the strength of Bowen’s command for duty 3100 present eff; 4200 total present; 6900 P & A

Month of Jan, 1863.* Abstract from Monthly Report of the troops in the Dept of Ms & East La, Present for duty
Command Officer Men Agg

Beall's 337 3,598 4,820 6,635

Gregg's 215 2,611 3,414 4,171

Maxey's 305 3,188 4,685 5,778

Field Arty 18 342 462 580

unbrigaded 144 1,614 2,421 3,569
Total 1,019 11,353 13,802 20,733


1/31 Organization of the troops in the Dept of Ms & Eastern La
Dist of La * Gardner-*or 3rd Military Dist; Hqs at Port Hudson

Beall's Bgde
27th Ala

31st Ala

6th Ala Bn

11th Ark

14th Ark

15th Ark

16th Ark

17th Ark

18th Ark

23rd Ark

1st [8th] Ark Bn

1st Ms

39th Ms

1st Ms Light Arty [three Btrys] +

Gregg's Bgde
9th La Bn

3rd Tenn [Vol]

10th Tenn

30th Tenn

41st Tenn

50th Tenn

51st Tenn

1st Tenn Bn

Brookhaven, Light Arty

Maxey's Bgde
4th La.
30th La.
Miles' [La] Legion
42nd Tenn
46th Tenn
48th Tenn
49th Tenn
53rd Tenn
55th Tenn
7th Texas
Boone's [La] Btry
Fenner's [La] Btry
Roberts' [Ms] Btry

Field Arty.
Bledsoe' [Mo] Btry
McNally's [Ark] Btry
Sengstak's [Ala] Btry
Tobin's [Tenn] Btry

Heavy Arty Bgde
1st Ala
12th La Arty Bn
1st Tenn Hvy Arty Bn

Misc:
9th La Bn, Partisan Rangers
9th Tenn Cav Bn
Garland's [Ms] Cav Bn
Johnson's Cav Co
Lewis' Infy
English's Ms Btry

2/2 Gardner to Pemberton: 962 is the total effective of Cav at all stations, not including Ponchatoula.

2/13/64 Stevenson cdg 2nd​ Dist to Lt Taylor ADC-The following is the information called for in your note of today:
Ms troops-Agg-Bgde-Eff present
1st Light Arty 789 Lee's

3rd Infy 572 Not Brigaded

4th Infy 455 Lee's

7th Bn 170 Hebert's

35th Infy 414 Moore's

36th Infy 312 Hebert's

37th Infy 420 Do.

38th Infy 264 Do.

40th Infy 217 Moore's

43rd Infy 483 Hebert's

46th ​Infy 407 Lee's

2nd Regt State 106

2nd Bn State 88

Note–Co’s A & G, 1st Ms Light Arty, are detached with Gen Hebert's Bgde; the 2nd Regt & 2nd Bn State troops are serving with Hebert's Bgde.

2/23 Vicksburg, Maury to Pemberton: Agg present, my Div, 6,053; sick, 868, eff present, 5,186. Do not advise a THIRD Bgde to be formed out of it.

Feb 63-[month of]-Abstract from Return of the 3rd Military District, Dept of Ms & East La, Gen Gardner [Port Hudson]

Present for duty.
Command Officers Men Aggregate
Gen & staff 13... 15 16

Beall's 3203,728 4,995 6,849

Gregg's 197 2,490 3,340 4,066

Maxey's 279 2,438 3,548 4,509

unbrigaded 166 2,336 3,674 5,166
Total 975 10,992 15,572 20,606


March, 63 [month of]-Abstract from Monthly Report of the troops in the Dept of Ms & East La
Third Military District, Gen Gardner
Present for duty.
Command Officers Men Agg
Gen & staff 10 ... 12 17

Beall's Bgde 277 2,917 3,782 5,063

Buford's Bgde 230 2,505 3,458 4,396

Gregg's Bgde 226 2,519 3,323 4,130

Maxey's Bgde 297 2,470 3,608 4,536

Rust's Bgde 187 2,750 3,401 4,685

Not Brigaded 139 1,760 2,804 3,901
Total 1,366 14,921 20,388 26,728

*Embraces only so much of original returns as relates to the 3rd Military Dist.

3/31 Organization of troops in the 3rd Military Dist, Dept of Ms & East La, Gen Gardner
Maxey Bgde.

4th La, Col S. E. Hunter

30th La, Major C. J. Bell.

42nd Tenn, Lt Col Isaac N. Hulme

46th Tenn, Col A. J. Brown.

55th Tenn, Col A. J. Brown.

48th Tenn, Col W. M. Voorhies.

49th Tenn, Col J. E. Bailey

53rd Tenn, Capt H. H. Aymett.

Texas Bn SS, Major Burnet

La Btry, Capt C. E. Fenner.

Ms Btry, Capt Roberts.

Beall Bgde
11th Ark, Col John L. Logan.

17th Ark, Col John L. Logan.

12th Ark, Col J. T. Reid.

14th Ark, Col O. P. Lyles.

18th Ark, Col O. P. Lyles.

23rd Ark, Col O. P. Lyles.

15th Ark, Col B. W. Johnson.

16th Ark, Col B. W. Johnson.

8th Ark Bn, Col B. W. Johnson.

1st Ms, Col J. M. Simonton.

39th Ms, Col W. B. Shelby

1st Ms Light Arty, Btry B, Capt A. J. Herod.

1st Ms Light Arty, Btry F, Capt J. L. Bradford.

1st Ms Light Arty, Btry K, Capt Abbay.

Gregg Bgde

9th La Bn, Capt T. B. R. Chinn.

3rd Tenn, Col R. W. MacGavock.

10th Tenn, Col R. W. MacGavock.

30th Tenn, Col R. W. MacGavock.

41st Tenn, Lt Col T. W. Beaumont.

50th Tenn, Lt Col T. W. Beaumont.

51st Tenn, Lt Col T. W. Beaumont.

1st Tenn Bn, Lt Col T. W. Beaumont.

7th Texas, Major K. M. Van Zandt.

Brookhaven (Ms) Arty, Capt J. A. Hoskins.

Mo Btry,* Capt H. M. Bledsoe

Rust Bgde
35th Ala, Lt Col Ed. Goodwin.

9th Ark, Col Isaac L. Dunlop.

1st Confederate Bn, Major G. H. Forney.

12th La, Col T. M. Scott

6th Ms, Col Robert Lowry.

15th Ms, Lt Col J. R. Binford.

Hudson's Btry, Lt J. R. Sweeney.

Point Coupee, Btry A, Lt C. L. Ilsley

Point Coupee, Btry C, Capt A. Chust

Buford Bgde

27th Ala, Col James Jackson.

49th Ala, Col Jeptha Edwards.

4th Ala Bn, + Lt Col John Snodgrass

6th Ala Bn, Lt Col John Snodgrass.

10th Ark, Col A. R. Witt.

3rd Ky, Col A. P. Thompson.

7th Ky, Col Ed. Crossland.

Miles' La Legion++

Boone's Btry++

Watson La Btry, Lt E. A. Toledano.

Arty
1st Ala Hvy Arty, Col I. G. W. Steedman
12th La Bn Hvy Arty, Lt Col P. F. DeGournay.
1st Tenn Bn Hvy Arty, Lt Col P. F. DeGournay.
Ms Btry++ Capt R. T. English

Cav
9th La Bn, Col J. H. Wingfield
Ms Bn# Major W. H. Garland
Herron’s Co// Lt-Col Miller.
Lester's Co // Lt-Col Miller.
Lewis' Infy Co++
Norman's Co //
Stuart's Co//
9th Tenn Bn, Lt Col Gantt.
Bryan's Co++ Lt Col Gantt
Cage's Co, Lt Col Gantt.
Daigre's Co, Lt Col Gantt.
Stockdale's Co, Lt Col Gantt.
Terrell's Co, Lt Col Gantt.
Wilbourn's (Ms) Bn, Lt Col Gantt.

*On return from which this compilation is made Bledsoe's Btry appears also as in Moore's Bgde.

+Known also as the 16th Bn.

++Omitted from one of the two returns on file & cdrs not indicated on the other.

# Capt T. C. Rhodes' Ms Co attached.

//On one of the returns Herron’s & Lester's under Miller's command; on the other Norman's & Stuart's Co’s, no Bn cdr being indicated.


4/11/63 Pemberton to Gen Cooper-All Tenn troops at Port Hudson are in 2 Bgdes.
Maxey has 6 Tenn Regts, 2 La Regts & 1 La Bn Agg present 3310
Gregg has 6 Tenn Regts, 1 Tex Regt, & 1 La Bn Agg 3135
Too many Tenn troops for 1 Bgde, not enough for 2-believe present arrangement is as good as can be made. Will make any changes desired.

5/21/63-7/8/63 Roster of defenses [From SHSP]
River Btrys
1 Ala
12 La Bn
1 Tenn Bn

L Wing-DeGournay
12 La Bn

Miles Leg Dtchmt


Landlines

R Wing-Miles

Miles Leg

9th La Bn Infy

Whiteside's Prov Bn-misc commands of Maxey’s Bgde

Merchant Bn-dtchmt of DeGournay’s Bn as Infy

Btry & 2 Sctns

Center-Beall
12 Ark

1 Ark Bn

16 Ark

1 Miss

23 Ark

49 Ala [1]

Arty

L Wing-Steedman as of 6/15
15 Ark-[384 men w/full complement of officers]

18 Ark Lt Col Parrish

10 Ark Vaughn

9 La Bn Cav dismtd [only 1 Co during siege]

39 Ms

1st Ms L Arty [Btrys]


6/4/63 Hqs left wing, J. S. Melvin, Adjt 39th​ Ms to Maj Wilson, AAG-I report that the following is a correct list of the commands & their respective numbers, commencing on the extreme right, to wit:
Maj James T. Coleman (five Co’s), 254 men; [Coleman was in Miles’ Leg]
Maj E. H. Messick (a part of Lyles' Regt), 150 men;
Lt Col E. C. Jordan (12th Ark), 210 men;
Capt [O. P.] Amacker (a part of Wingfield's Bn), 175 men;
Capt [J. H.] Cofer (two Co’s 39th​ Ms, near Lt Harman's gun), 80 men;
Lt [W. W.] Wilkins (Capt [R. T.] English's Co, 39th​ Ms), 285 men;
Capt [William] Weathersby (two Co’s 39th​ Ms, on ridge in front of my left), 100 men;
Lt [E. A.] Toledane (at 12-pounder howitzer near Maj Bennett's stable), 7 men

Total number along the line left wing, 1,301 men.

P. S. There is at the slaughterhouse one piece of light Arty under Lt [J. A.] Purvis;
One on extreme left, Lt T L. Sorrels
One at corn house, Lt [J. E. D] Rowe;
One on riverbank near post QM, Lt Brown

[Maj Wilson was on Gardner’s staff per Gardner’s request of 4/11/62]
 
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danny

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I wrote in post #2 above: "It is taken from my notes from several volumes/chapters of RG #109 in the National Archives."

I should have been more precise and written-My personal notes on such topics rely heavily on the National Archives materials, but are also augmented by other sources, including, of course, the Official Records.

There are references in these multiple sources to the innumerable changes in organization as well as strength reports and strength estimates. As you know, they just have to be found, extracted and compiled for your specific needs. Meticulous work.

Here is an example from Official Records, Vol 24/part 3:

Bovina, May 14, 1863.
General Joseph E. Johnston, Jackson:
I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of your communication. I move at once with whole available force, about 16,000, from Edwards Depot, leaving Vaughn’s brigade, about 1,500, at Big Black Bridge. Tilghman’s brigade, 1,500, now at Baldwin’s Ferry, I have ordered to bring up the rear of my column. He will be, however, from 15 to 20 miles behind it. Baldwin’s Ferry will be left necessarily unprotected. To hold Vicksburg are Smith’s and Forney’s divisions, extending from Snyder’s Mill to Warren ton, numbering, effective, 7,500 men. To this should have been added Waul’s Legion, the Mississippi State troops, and Higgins’. The men have been marching several days, are much fatigued, and, I fear, will straggle very much. In directing this move, I do not think you fully comprehend the position that Vicksburg will be left in, but I comply at once with your order.
J. C. PEMBERTON.

Let me know if I can be of any help.
 

Luke Freet

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This may not be exactly what you want. It is taken from my notes from several volumes/chapters of RG #109 in the National Archives. I have extracted this material from my personal notes. The table did not reproduce the spacing very well [operator incompetence]

1/3/63 Return of eff troops in Maj-Gen Smith's command
Commands Officers Rank & file Agg
Gen S. D. Lee
6 6

3rd Ms 38 600 638


4th Ms 34 470 504


46th Ms 32 471 503


17th La 40 433 473


22nd La 20 156 176


26th La 36 526 562


28th La 30 448 478


31st La 23 519 542
3882


[27th​ La on police duty] …


3rd Bn Ms State 24 250 274


Withers' light Arty 37 757 794
1068


Hill's PR Co 3 86 89


Johnson Ms Ca 4 83 87


176
Grand total [5126]




Gregg
10th Tenn 349
50th, 51st & 1st Tenn 512
3rd & 30th Tenn 851
41st Tenn 526
[2238 plus Btry]

Gen Gregg has a four-gun Btry attached to his Bgde, but it is broken up among other commands, & hence is not reported. Devereux-Maj & AAG
Wirt Adams' Cav 35 539 574

Post of Vicksburg 37 530 567

40th Ala (in Vicksburg) 18 314 332

Upper Btrys, Vicksburg 48 465 513

Lower Btrys, Vicksburg 5 383 418

Sapper & Miner Co 4 21 25

Signal Corps. 1 13 14
Total...... [2443]

Grand total 9,807


1/7 Port Hudson to Major Waddy:
Total eff, 8,239, Agg present, 10,421.
Add about 2,500 for Gregg's Bgde.
Garrisons of Clinton & Camp Moore not included.
Gardner

1/7 Port Hudson -The troops of this post will be organized into Bgdes, arranged at the breastworks as follows:

I Gregg's Bgde to take post on the right, extending from the river; Maxey's Bgde the center, & Beall's Bgde the left

II. Maxey's Bgde will consist of
Miles' Legion
The consol. Tenn Regt consisting of the 42/46/48/53/9th Bn- Col Quarles;
The consol. Regt consisting of the 49/55 Tenn/7th Tex Col Bailey cdg
Col Gus A. Breaux's 30th La
Boone's, Roberts', & Fenner's Btrys,
& Allen's 4th La

III. Beall's Bgde will consist of:
The consol. Ark Regt consisting of the 14/16/17/18/23/1st Bn- Col R. H. Crockett;
The consol. Ark Regts consisting of the 11/15th Col John L. Logan;
The consol. Ala Regts consisting of the 27/49/6th Bn Col J. M. Simonton;
The consol. Ms Regts 39/1st Ms Col W. B. Shelby,
Abbay's, Herod's & Bradford's Btrys

V. The previous organization of Bgdes will be discontinued, but the consolidated Regts will remain so consolidated until the strength of any one Regt will justify its separation.

1/7 G O #5
Maxey Bgde
Miles legion
Quarles consol Regt 42-46-48-53 Tenn Regt & 9th Tenn Bn
Bailey consol Regt 49/55th Tenn/7th Tex
30th La
3 Btrys
Allen’s La [4th La] pencil notes added in small writing listed after 3 Btrys

Beall
Crockett consol Regt 14-16-17-18-23 & 1 Ark Bn
Logan consol Regt 11/15 Ark
Simonton consol 27/31 Ala Regt & Ala Bn [6th]
Shelby consol 39/1 Ms
3 Btrys

Gregg
Not enumerated

1/8/63 Loring at Jackson to Pemberton at Vicksburg:
-Agg of Maury's Div for duty by the last report, 3,661;
-Gregg's Bgde, 2,485.
-Both absent at Vicksburg

1/9 M. L. Smith, to Major M. R. Clark, Brookhaven:
The 6th, 15th, & 22nd​ Ms Regts are at Grenada.
The 46th Ms is at Vicksburg.
I referred your request for returns to senior officer in Dist. My command reports
Eff 6,765; Agg 9,929.


1/10 Smith’s Div-Agg present of eff of 2nd​ District

Lee's Bgde..................................... 2,737

Vaughn's Bgde.............................. 1,427

27th La (on police duty)..................... 561

Stationary batteries.......................... 931

Ward's Bn Arty................................. 122

Sappers & Miners & Signal Corps… 93

Adams' Regt (Cav)...................... 433
6,250

Maury’s Div

Moore's Bgde.........................................2,436

Hebert's Bgde........................................2,819

Arty.........................................................700
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1/11 Waddy to Gen Cooper-
Agg present for duty at Grenada 15,000
Eff; at Vicksburg 18,000;
at Port Hudson 10,000;
reserve at Jackson 1800;
at Columbus 1800, including those along RR

1/18 Jackson, Lt Col Harvie AIG to Col Fauntleroy IG, Jackson-Report of my inspection of the Army of Ms, stationed at & near Grenada:
I enclose herewith a list of Div’s, Bgdes, & Regt attached to the two Corps of the army.*[not found] It will be observed that of a paper force of 20,517, there are 12,058 present, making number of absentees 8,459.

The following is a list of Cav to go with Van Dorn, & the number in each Regt & Bn, as obtained from him:

1st Ms...........................................275

4th Ms...........................................390

28th Ms.........................................625

Sanders' Bn.....................................92

Balch's Bn......................................234

2nd Ms Bn (8 Co’s) [2nd Ms?]...…….246

1st Tenn........................................430

3rd Ark..........................................354

Ballentine’s Bn...............................259

1 Co of Jackson's Regt.....................80

Baxter's Bn................................… 120

3rd, 6th, 9th Tex & Tex Legion.......1,500

Bodyguard .....................................50

Total..........................................4,655


Roddey's command......................1,400

Regt from Montgomery..............…..700

Adams' Regt (on Ms River).........…..700

Total...........................................7,455


To remain with the Army:

2nd Ark....................................… 207

Wilbourn's Partisan Bn..............… 39

Willis' Tex Regt.........................…297

Jackson's Regt (9 Co’s)............…...250

Faulkner's Partisans........................75

Two Co’s 2nd Mo......................…..150
1,018

Recapitulation:

Van Dorn's corps..............................7,455

Cav with Ms Army.......................…...1,018

Cav on Mobile & Ohio RR...........……..8,733

This, Van Dorn informs me, was the present strength of the Cav, as near as he could come to it.


1/19 Grenada, Price to Loring cdg Army of Ms-I have, in compliance with your orders, directed the 2nd Bgde of Bowen's Div to hold themselves readiness to move to Panola.
The effective total of this Bgde is 1,309.
The effective total of Green's Bgde (the only other troops of my corps now here) is 2,891.

I communicate these facts so that a different disposition may be made if the Bgde ordered to Panola is too weak for these duties of that position.


[1/21] 1/2 Dept of Ms & E La, #s 5-Grenada, note-apparently corrected to 1/21
Hereafter the organization of the army, Dept of Ms & East La, will be as follows, viz:

The Army will consist of two Div’s to be known as 1st & 2nd Div, & commanded, respectively, by Maj Gen W. W. Loring & Maj Gen Sterling Price.
Each Div will consist of two Bgdes.
1st Div comprises Tilghman's Bgde, Rust's Bgde, & Waul's Tex Legion, Col Waul cdg.
Gen Tilghman will take command of the Bgde hitherto under command of Gen Baldwin.
The command hitherto known as Rust's Div is merged into one Bgde, to be known as Rust's Bgde.

2nd Div comprises Bowen's Bgde & Green's Bgde.
The command hitherto known as Bowen's Div is resolved into two Bgdes, Gen Bowen taking command of one, Gen Green having command of the other.
The light Btrys will remain as at present organized, with the exception of being attached to Div in place of Corps.

1/20/63 Gen Featherston ordered to report for duty to Gen Pemberton


1/22 Gen Baldwin has been ordered to a command at Vicksburg.

1/21 Pemberton’s G O #5
Tilghman’s Bgde is merged into the 1st​ Div, Dept Ms & E La & Gen Tilghman will take charge of the Bgde hitherto commanded by Gen Baldwin

1/22 G O #1-2nd Div, Maj Gen Price: in pursuance of Gen Orders from Dept Hqs, assumes command of this Div
II. Bowen will assume command of the Mo Bgde, now commanded by BGen Green.
III. Gen Green will assume command of the Ark Bgde, now commanded by Lt-Col [W. H.] Dismukes

1/24 Waddy to Gen Cooper-There are 19 Bgdes in the Dept commanded by Gen’ls:
Tilghman
Rust
Bowen
Green
Tracy
Taylor
Barton
Hebert
Moore
Vaughn
Lee
Baldwin
Beall
Gregg
Maxey
Martin
Jackson

& Col’s:
Reynolds
Moore

Gen’ls cdg districts [troops in which are not brigaded]:
Ruggles
Adams

1/24 Grenada to Waddy-


Loring 1st Div
Rust Bgde
Tilghman Bgde
Waul Legion

Price 2nd Div
Bowen Bgde
Green Bgde

McCulloch cdg Cav

1/24 –2nd Div- There is in Gen Price's command at this point-
Five Btrys of four guns each
Total aggregate present, 5,322,
Cav used as bodyguards & couriers, 155;
Horses & servants belonging to the field & staff of 13 Regts; 2 Bgde Cdrs & one Div Cdr

1/26 Grenada--Loring from J M. Loughborough, AAG--In reply to your order, I have the honor to state that the effective total of [M. E.] Green's Bgde is:
Infy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,826
Arty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 414
Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,240

The above includes the reserve Arty of the Div which has been encamped with that Bgde.

1/26 Loring to Waddy: The last of one Bgde, Price's Div, left for Jackson. Eff strength 1,541- Lt Col [W. H] Dismukes cdg

1/31 Waddy to Pemberton-the strength of Bowen’s command for duty 3100 present eff; 4200 total present; 6900 P & A

Month of Jan, 1863.* Abstract from Monthly Report of the troops in the Dept of Ms & East La, Present for duty
Command Officer Men Agg

Beall's 337 3,598 4,820 6,635

Gregg's 215 2,611 3,414 4,171

Maxey's 305 3,188 4,685 5,778

Field Arty 18 342 462 580

unbrigaded 144 1,614 2,421 3,569
Total 1,019 11,353 13,802 20,733


1/31 Organization of the troops in the Dept of Ms & Eastern La
Dist of La * Gardner-*or 3rd Military Dist; Hqs at Port Hudson

Beall's Bgde
27th Ala

31st Ala

6th Ala Bn

11th Ark

14th Ark

15th Ark

16th Ark

17th Ark

18th Ark

23rd Ark

1st [8th] Ark Bn

1st Ms

39th Ms

1st Ms Light Arty [three Btrys] +

Gregg's Bgde
9th La Bn

3rd Tenn [Vol]

10th Tenn

30th Tenn

41st Tenn

50th Tenn

51st Tenn

1st Tenn Bn

Brookhaven, Light Arty

Maxey's Bgde
4th La.
30th La.
Miles' [La] Legion
42nd Tenn
46th Tenn
48th Tenn
49th Tenn
53rd Tenn
55th Tenn
7th Texas
Boone's [La] Btry
Fenner's [La] Btry
Roberts' [Ms] Btry

Field Arty.
Bledsoe' [Mo] Btry
McNally's [Ark] Btry
Sengstak's [Ala] Btry
Tobin's [Tenn] Btry

Heavy Arty Bgde
1st Ala
12th La Arty Bn
1st Tenn Hvy Arty Bn

Misc:
9th La Bn, Partisan Rangers
9th Tenn Cav Bn
Garland's [Ms] Cav Bn
Johnson's Cav Co
Lewis' Infy
English's Ms Btry

2/2 Gardner to Pemberton: 962 is the total effective of Cav at all stations, not including Ponchatoula.

2/13/64 Stevenson cdg 2nd​ Dist to Lt Taylor ADC-The following is the information called for in your note of today:
Ms troops-Agg-Bgde-Eff present
1st Light Arty 789 Lee's

3rd Infy 572 Not Brigaded

4th Infy 455 Lee's

7th Bn 170 Hebert's

35th Infy 414 Moore's

36th Infy 312 Hebert's

37th Infy 420 Do.

38th Infy 264 Do.

40th Infy 217 Moore's

43rd Infy 483 Hebert's

46th ​Infy 407 Lee's

2nd Regt State 106

2nd Bn State 88

Note–Co’s A & G, 1st Ms Light Arty, are detached with Gen Hebert's Bgde; the 2nd Regt & 2nd Bn State troops are serving with Hebert's Bgde.

2/23 Vicksburg, Maury to Pemberton: Agg present, my Div, 6,053; sick, 868, eff present, 5,186. Do not advise a THIRD Bgde to be formed out of it.

Feb 63-[month of]-Abstract from Return of the 3rd Military District, Dept of Ms & East La, Gen Gardner [Port Hudson]

Present for duty.
Command Officers Men Aggregate
Gen & staff 13... 15 16

Beall's 3203,728 4,995 6,849

Gregg's 197 2,490 3,340 4,066

Maxey's 279 2,438 3,548 4,509

unbrigaded 166 2,336 3,674 5,166
Total 975 10,992 15,572 20,606


March, 63 [month of]-Abstract from Monthly Report of the troops in the Dept of Ms & East La
Third Military District, Gen Gardner
Present for duty.
Command Officers Men Agg
Gen & staff 10 ... 12 17

Beall's Bgde 277 2,917 3,782 5,063

Buford's Bgde 230 2,505 3,458 4,396

Gregg's Bgde 226 2,519 3,323 4,130

Maxey's Bgde 297 2,470 3,608 4,536

Rust's Bgde 187 2,750 3,401 4,685

Not Brigaded 139 1,760 2,804 3,901
Total 1,366 14,921 20,388 26,728

*Embraces only so much of original returns as relates to the 3rd Military Dist.

3/31 Organization of troops in the 3rd Military Dist, Dept of Ms & East La, Gen Gardner
Maxey Bgde.

4th La, Col S. E. Hunter

30th La, Major C. J. Bell.

42nd Tenn, Lt Col Isaac N. Hulme

46th Tenn, Col A. J. Brown.

55th Tenn, Col A. J. Brown.

48th Tenn, Col W. M. Voorhies.

49th Tenn, Col J. E. Bailey

53rd Tenn, Capt H. H. Aymett.

Texas Bn SS, Major Burnet

La Btry, Capt C. E. Fenner.

Ms Btry, Capt Roberts.

Beall Bgde
11th Ark, Col John L. Logan.

17th Ark, Col John L. Logan.

12th Ark, Col J. T. Reid.

14th Ark, Col O. P. Lyles.

18th Ark, Col O. P. Lyles.

23rd Ark, Col O. P. Lyles.

15th Ark, Col B. W. Johnson.

16th Ark, Col B. W. Johnson.

8th Ark Bn, Col B. W. Johnson.

1st Ms, Col J. M. Simonton.

39th Ms, Col W. B. Shelby

1st Ms Light Arty, Btry B, Capt A. J. Herod.

1st Ms Light Arty, Btry F, Capt J. L. Bradford.

1st Ms Light Arty, Btry K, Capt Abbay.

Gregg Bgde

9th La Bn, Capt T. B. R. Chinn.

3rd Tenn, Col R. W. MacGavock.

10th Tenn, Col R. W. MacGavock.

30th Tenn, Col R. W. MacGavock.

41st Tenn, Lt Col T. W. Beaumont.

50th Tenn, Lt Col T. W. Beaumont.

51st Tenn, Lt Col T. W. Beaumont.

1st Tenn Bn, Lt Col T. W. Beaumont.

7th Texas, Major K. M. Van Zandt.

Brookhaven (Ms) Arty, Capt J. A. Hoskins.

Mo Btry,* Capt H. M. Bledsoe

Rust Bgde
35th Ala, Lt Col Ed. Goodwin.

9th Ark, Col Isaac L. Dunlop.

1st Confederate Bn, Major G. H. Forney.

12th La, Col T. M. Scott

6th Ms, Col Robert Lowry.

15th Ms, Lt Col J. R. Binford.

Hudson's Btry, Lt J. R. Sweeney.

Point Coupee, Btry A, Lt C. L. Ilsley

Point Coupee, Btry C, Capt A. Chust

Buford Bgde

27th Ala, Col James Jackson.

49th Ala, Col Jeptha Edwards.

4th Ala Bn, + Lt Col John Snodgrass

6th Ala Bn, Lt Col John Snodgrass.

10th Ark, Col A. R. Witt.

3rd Ky, Col A. P. Thompson.

7th Ky, Col Ed. Crossland.

Miles' La Legion++

Boone's Btry++

Watson La Btry, Lt E. A. Toledano.

Arty
1st Ala Hvy Arty, Col I. G. W. Steedman
12th La Bn Hvy Arty, Lt Col P. F. DeGournay.
1st Tenn Bn Hvy Arty, Lt Col P. F. DeGournay.
Ms Btry++ Capt R. T. English

Cav
9th La Bn, Col J. H. Wingfield
Ms Bn# Major W. H. Garland
Herron’s Co// Lt-Col Miller.
Lester's Co // Lt-Col Miller.
Lewis' Infy Co++
Norman's Co //
Stuart's Co//
9th Tenn Bn, Lt Col Gantt.
Bryan's Co++ Lt Col Gantt
Cage's Co, Lt Col Gantt.
Daigre's Co, Lt Col Gantt.
Stockdale's Co, Lt Col Gantt.
Terrell's Co, Lt Col Gantt.
Wilbourn's (Ms) Bn, Lt Col Gantt.

*On return from which this compilation is made Bledsoe's Btry appears also as in Moore's Bgde.

+Known also as the 16th Bn.

++Omitted from one of the two returns on file & cdrs not indicated on the other.

# Capt T. C. Rhodes' Ms Co attached.

//On one of the returns Herron’s & Lester's under Miller's command; on the other Norman's & Stuart's Co’s, no Bn cdr being indicated.


4/11/63 Pemberton to Gen Cooper-All Tenn troops at Port Hudson are in 2 Bgdes.
Maxey has 6 Tenn Regts, 2 La Regts & 1 La Bn Agg present 3310
Gregg has 6 Tenn Regts, 1 Tex Regt, & 1 La Bn Agg 3135
Too many Tenn troops for 1 Bgde, not enough for 2-believe present arrangement is as good as can be made. Will make any changes desired.

5/21/63-7/8/63 Roster of defenses [From SHSP]
River Btrys
1 Ala
12 La Bn
1 Tenn Bn

L Wing-DeGournay
12 La Bn

Miles Leg Dtchmt


Landlines

R Wing-Miles

Miles Leg

9th La Bn Infy

Whiteside's Prov Bn-misc commands of Maxey’s Bgde

Merchant Bn-dtchmt of DeGournay’s Bn as Infy

Btry & 2 Sctns

Center-Beall
12 Ark

1 Ark Bn

16 Ark

1 Miss

23 Ark

49 Ala [1]

Arty

L Wing-Steedman as of 6/15
15 Ark-[384 men w/full complement of officers]

18 Ark Lt Col Parrish

10 Ark Vaughn

9 La Bn Cav dismtd [only 1 Co during siege]

39 Ms

1st Ms L Arty [Btrys]


6/4/63 Hqs left wing, J. S. Melvin, Adjt 39th​ Ms to Maj Wilson, AAG-I report that the following is a correct list of the commands & their respective numbers, commencing on the extreme right, to wit:
Maj James T. Coleman (five Co’s), 254 men; [Coleman was in Miles’ Leg]
Maj E. H. Messick (a part of Lyles' Regt), 150 men;
Lt Col E. C. Jordan (12th Ark), 210 men;
Capt [O. P.] Amacker (a part of Wingfield's Bn), 175 men;
Capt [J. H.] Cofer (two Co’s 39th​ Ms, near Lt Harman's gun), 80 men;
Lt [W. W.] Wilkins (Capt [R. T.] English's Co, 39th​ Ms), 285 men;
Capt [William] Weathersby (two Co’s 39th​ Ms, on ridge in front of my left), 100 men;
Lt [E. A.] Toledane (at 12-pounder howitzer near Maj Bennett's stable), 7 men

Total number along the line left wing, 1,301 men.

P. S. There is at the slaughterhouse one piece of light Arty under Lt [J. A.] Purvis;
One on extreme left, Lt T L. Sorrels
One at corn house, Lt [J. E. D] Rowe;
One on riverbank near post QM, Lt Brown

[Maj Wilson was on Gardner’s staff per Gardner’s request of 4/11/62]
Thank you immensly. This is some helpful information, if a bit dense.
 

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Luke,
I have some more material that I hope you can use. Much of our stuff is in storage right now, and I'm struggling to access all those years of persona notes. Never thought they would be of any interest to anyone else. I'm going to make 3 separate posts for this stuff because it is a lot of material and I don't want to hog the forum space. One will be for Vicksburg troops; another for Port Hudson troops and a third for Johnston's relief force.
And I will start from the last up.

Johnston’s Relief Force sent to Mississippi

5/9/63 ordered from Bragg's army to Ms- Eff strength, 2,789;
McCown's Div
Ector's Tex Bgde
McNair's Ark Bgde

29th NC
39th NC

5/23 Bragg to Davis-Sent 3,500 Gen [Johnston], three Btrys of Arty, & 2,000 Cav-Will dispatch 6,000 more immediately

5/26 Bragg to Cooper-All of McCown's Div, except one Ga Regt, Helm's, Adams' & Preston's Bgde, Breckinridge in command, Jackson's Cav Div, of Van Dorn's Corps.*

*Troops ordered to Ms.
Breckinridge Div sent to Ms-
Helm's Bgde
Adams' Bgde
Preston's Bgde

Jackson's Cav Div

...On May 20-21, I[Johnston] was joined [at Jackson] by the brigades of Generals Gist, Ector, McNair.
The DIVISION of General Loring, cut off from General Pemberton in the battle of Baker's Creek, reached Jackson on the 20th,
General Maxey, with his brigade, on the 23rd.

By June 4, the army had, in addition to these, been re-enforced by the brigade of General [N. G.] Evans, the DIVISION of General Breckinridge, the DIVISION of cavalry, numbering 2,800, commanded by Brigadier General W. H. Jackson.
Small as was this force (about 24,000 infantry & artillery,* not one THIRD of that of the enemy), it was deficient in artillery, in ammunition for all arms, field transportation, could not be moved upon that enemy (already entrenching his large force) with any hope of success.

6/1/63 Jackson, Johnston’s AG to Johnston-Breckenridge's Div, but 2 Btrys due tonight, has arrived numbers 5200 eff/5600 Agg.

Almost as soon as Grant left Jackson, Johnston reentered & began to assemble an army to go to Pemberton's relief. By 3 June 1863 Johnston has amassed some 31,000 men & 72 cannon for his Army of Relief. Ector’s & McNair’s veteran troops (about 3,000) would be expected to arrive by dusk on the 16th.

Johnston, who had wanted to abandon the city before the siege rather than risk losing Pemberton’s army, assembled a relief force at Jackson Canton. In mid-June, he had 28,000 men

HEADQUARTERS, Jackson, June 21, 1863.
Abstract from field return of the following brigades:
McNair's brigade, aggregate present, 1,517; aggregate present &absent, 2,394.
[N. G.] Evans' brigade, aggregate present, 2,890; aggregate present &absent, 3,803.
[S. B.] Maxey's brigade, aggregate present, 2,986; aggregate present &absent, 4,187.
The 39th North Carolina Regiment has recently been attached to McNair’s brigade. The brigade return does not state whether it is included or not.

ARMY OF RELIEF
Gen. Joseph E. Johnston

BRECKINRIDGE'S DIVISION Maj. Gen. John C. Breckinridge

Adam's Brigade Brig. Gen. Daniel W. Adams
32nd Alabama, Lt. Col. Henry Maury
13th/20th Louisiana (Consolidated), Col. Augustus Reichard
16th/25th Louisiana (Consolidated), Col. Daniel Gober
19th Louisiana, Col. Wesley P. Winans
14th Louisiana Sharpshooters Battalion, Maj. John E. Austin

Helm's Brigade Brig. Gen. Benjamin H. Helm

41st Alabama, Col. Martin L. Stansel
2d Kentucky, Lt. Col. James W. Hewitt
4th Kentucky, Col. Joseph P. Nuckols, Lt. Col. John A. Adair
6th Kentucky, Lt. Col. Martin H. Cofer
9th Kentucky, Col. John W. Caldwell

Stovall's Brigade Brig. Gen. Marcellus A. Stovall
1st/3rd Florida (Consolidated), Col. William S. Dilworth
4th Florida, Col. Edward Badger
47th Georgia, Col. George W. M. Williams
60th North Carolina, Col. Washington M. Hardy, Lt. Col. James M. Ray

Artillery Maj. Rice E. Graves
Johnston (Tennessee) Artillery, Capt. John W. Mebane
Cobb's Kentucky Battery, Capt. Robert Cobb
5th Company, Washington Artillery, Capt. Cuthbert H. Slocomb



FRENCH'S DIVISION Maj. Gen. Samuel G. French

McNair's Brigade Brig. Gen. Evander McNair
1st Arkansas Mounted Rifles (dismounted), Col. Robert W. Harper, Lt. Col. Daniel H. Reynolds
2nd Arkansas Mounted Rifles (dismounted), Col. J. A. Williamson
4th Arkansas, Col. Henry G. Bunn
25th/31st Arkansas (Consolidated), Col. Thomas H. McCray
39th North Carolina, Col. David Coleman
Maxey's Brigade Brig. Gen. Samuel B. Maxey
4th Louisiana, Lt. Col. William F. Pennington, Col. Samuel E. Hunter
30th Louisiana (battalion), Lt. Col. Thomas Shields
42d Tennessee, Lt. Col. Isaac N. Hulme
46th/55th Tennessee (Consol), Col. Alexander J. Brown, Lt. Col. Gideon B. Black
48th Tennessee, Col. William M. Voorhees
49th Tennessee, Maj. David A. Lynn
53d Tennessee, Lt. Col. John R. White
1st Texas Sharpshooter Battalion, Maj. James Burnet

Evan's Brigade Brig. Gen. Nathan G. Evans
17th South Carolina, Col. Fitz William McMasters
18th South Carolina, Col. William H. Wallace
22d South Carolina, Lt. Col. James O'Connell
23d South Carolina, Col. Henry L. Benbow
26th South Carolina, Col. Alexander D. Smith
Holcombe Legion, Lt. Col. William J.Crawley, Maj. Martin G. Zeigler

Artillery
Fenner's (Louisiana) Battery, Capt. Charles E. Fenner
Macbeth (South Carolina) Artillery, Lt. B. A. Jeter
Culpeper's (South Carolina) Battery, Capt. James F. Culpeper



LORING'S DIVISION Maj. Gen. William W. Loring

Adams' Brigade
Brig. Gen. Lloyd Tilghman (k)
Col. Arthur E. Reynolds
Brig. Gen. John Adams​
1st Confederate Battalion, Lt. Col. George H. Forney
6th Mississippi, Col. Robert Lowry
14th Mississippi, Lt. Col. Washington L. Doss
15th Mississippi, Col. Michael Farrell
20th Mississippi, Col. Daniel R. Russell, Lt. Col. William N. Brown
23d Mississippi, Col. Joseph M. Wells
26th Mississippi, Col. Arthur E. Reynolds, Maj. Tully F. Parker
Lookout (Tennessee) Artillery, Capt. Robert L. Barry

Buford's Brigade Brig. Gen. Abraham Buford
27th Alabama, Col. James Jackson
35th Alabama, Col. Edward Goodwin
54th Alabama, Col. Alpheus Baker, Maj. T. H. Shackelford
55th Alabama, Col. John Snodgrass
9th Arkansas, Col. Isaac L. Dunlop
3d Kentucky, Col. Albert P. Thompson
7th Kentucky, Col. Edward Crossland
8th Kentucky, Col. Hylan B. Lyon, Lt. Col. A. R. Shacklett
12th Louisiana, Col. Thomas M. Scott
3d Missouri Cavalry (dismounted), Lt. Col. D. Todd Samuels
Company A, Pointe Coupee Artillery, Capt. Alcide Bouanchaud


Featherston's Brigade Brig. Gen. Winfield S. Featherston/Col. John A. Orr

3d Mississippi, Col. Thomas A. Mellon, Maj. Samuel A. Dyer
22d Mississippi, Col. Frank S. Schaller, Lt. Col. H. J. Reid
31st Mississippi, Col. John A. Orr, Lt. Col. Marcus D. L. Stephens
33d Mississippi, Col. David W. Hurst
1st Mississippi Sharpshooter Battalion, Maj. William A. Rayburn, Maj. James M. Stigler
Charpentier's Alabama Battery, Capt. Stephen Charpentier
Company C, 14th Mississippi Artillery Battalion, Capt. J. Culbertson



WALKER'S DIVISION Maj. Gen. William H. T. Walker

Ector's Brigade Brig. Gen. Matthew D. Ector
9th Texas, Lt. Col. Miles A. Dillard
10th Texas Cavalry (dismounted), Lt. Col. C. R. Earp
14th Texas Cavalry (dismounted), Col. John L. Camp
32d Texas Cavalry (dismounted), Col. Julius A. Andrews
Battalion, 43d Mississippi, Capt. M. Pounds
Battalion, 40th Alabama, Maj. Thomas O. Stone
McNally's Arkansas Battery, Lt. F. A. Moore

Gregg's Brigade Brig. Gen. John Gregg
3d Tennessee, Col. Calvin H. Walker
10th Tennessee, Lt. Col. William Grace
30th Tennessee, Col. Randall MacGavock (k), Lt. Col. James J. Turner
41st Tennessee, Col. Robert Farquharson
50th Tennessee, Lt. Col. Thomas W. Beaumont (w), Col. Cyrus A. Sugg
1st Tennessee Infantry Battalion, Maj. Stephen H. Colms
7th Texas, Col. Hiram B. Granbury
Bledsoe's Missouri Battery, Capt. Hiram M. Bledsoe

Gist's Brigade Brig. Gen. Gist
46th Georgia, Col. Peyton H. Colquitt
8th Georgia, Capt. Zachariah L. Watters
16th South Carolina, Col. James McCullough
24th South Carolina, Col. C. H. Stevens
Ferguson's South Carolina Battery, Capt. T. B. Ferguson

Wilson's Brigade Col. Claudius C. Wilson
25th Georgia, Lt. Col. Andrew J. Williams
29th Georgia, Col. William J. Young
30th Georgia, Col. T. W. Mangham
1st Georgia Sharpshooter Battalion, Maj. Arthur Shaaff
4th Louisiana Infantry Battalion, Lt. Col. John McEnery
Martin's Georgia Battery, Lt. Evan P. Howell



CAVALRY DIVISION Brig. Gen. William H. Jackson

1st Brigade Brig. Gen. George B. Cosby
1st Mississippi Cavalry, Col. R. A. Pinson
4th Mississippi Cavalry, Col. James Gordon, Maj. J. L. Harris
28th Mississippi Cavalry, Col. Peter B. Starke
Wirt Adams' Mississippi Cavalry, Col. William Wirt Adams
Ballentine's Mississippi Cavalry, Lt. Col. William L. Maxwell
17th Mississippi Cavalry Battalion (State Troops), Maj. Abner C. Steede
Clark's Missouri Battery, Capt. Houston King

2d Brigade Brig. Gen. John W. Whitfield
3d Texas Cavalry, Col. Giles S. Boggess
6th Texas Cavalry, Col. Lawrence S. Ross, Maj. Jack Wharton
9th Texas Cavalry, Col. Dudley W. Jones
27th Texas Cavalry (also called 1st Texas Legion), Lt. Col. John H. Broocks
Bridge's Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, Maj. H. W. Bridges

Escorts Guards
Company A, 7th Tennessee Cavalry, Capt. W. F. Taylor
Independent Company Louisiana Cavalry, Capt. J. Y. Webb
Provost Guard (Company D 4th Mississippi Cavalry), Capt. James Ruffin

Reserve Artillery Maj. W. C. Preston
Columbus Georgia Battery, Capt. Edward Croft
Durrive's Louisiana Battery, Capt. E. Durrive, Jr.
Battery B, Palmetto South Carolina Artillery, Capt. J. Wates



See also for more information: OR, Vol 24 part 3
Various other strength/organization reports for Johnston’s relief force:
p 917 Loring’s Div
p 925 Walker’s Div for 5/26
p 958 Walker’s Div morning report of 6/10
p 936 Returns organization for 5/30
P 978 Abstract from return of the army in Mississippi under the immediate command of Ge J E. Johnston, for June 25, 1863
P 994 Returns for Breckinridge & Loring’s Divisions for July 8
P 1006 Returns for Breckenridge's Div for July 15
P 1039 Returns Organization of the Army of Ms & E La, Gen Hardee cdg
 

danny

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Port Hudson-Gen Gardner cdg

1/7/63 Port Hudson Gen Gardner cdg to Major Waddy:
Total eff, 8,239, Agg present, 10,421.
Add about 2,500 for Gregg's Bgde. [en route from Vicksburg]
Garrisons of Clinton & Camp Moore not included.

1/7 G O #5-Port Hudson -The troops of this post will be organized into Bgdes, arranged at the breastworks as follows:
I Gregg's Bgde to take post on the right, extending from the river; Maxey's Bgde the center, & Beall's Bgde the left
II. Maxey's Bgde will consist of
Miles' Legion
The consol. Tenn Regt consisting of the 42/46/48/53/9th​ Bn- ​Col Quarles;
The consol. Regt consisting of the 49/55 Tenn/7th Tex Col Bailey cdg
Col Gus A. Breaux's 30th La
Boone's, Roberts', & Fenner's Btrys,
& Allen's 4th La

III. Beall's Bgde will consist of
The consol. Ark Regt consisting of the 14/16/17/18/23/1st Bn- Col R. H. Crockett;
The consol. Ark Regts consisting of the 11/15th Col John L. Logan;
The consol. Ala Regts consisting of the 27/49/6th Bn Col J. M. Simonton;
The consol. Ms Regts 39/1st Ms Col W. B. Shelby,
Abbay's, Herod's & Bradford's Btrys

Gregg
Not enumerated

V. The previous organization of Bgdes will be discontinued, but the consolidated Regts will remain so consolidated until the strength of any one Regt will justify its separation.

Month of Jan, 1863.* Abstract from Monthly Report of the troops in the Dept of Ms & East La, Present for duty
Command Officers Men Agg P & A


Beall's 337 3,598 4,820 6,635
Gregg's 215 2,611 3,414 4,171
Maxey's 305 3,188 4,685 5,778
Field Arty 18 342 462 580
Not brigaded 144 1,614 2,421 3,569
Total 1,019 11,353 13,802 20,733


1/31 Organization of the troops in the Dept of Ms & Eastern La

Dist of La * Gardner-*or 3rd Military Dist; Hqs at Port Hudson
Beall's Bgde
14th Ark
15th Ark
16th Ark
17th Ark
18th Ark
23rd Ark
1st [8th] Ark Bn
1st Ms
39th Ms
1st Ms Light Arty [three Btrys] +

Gregg's Bgde
9th La Bn
3rd Tenn [Vol]
10th Tenn
30th Tenn
41st Tenn
50th Tenn
51st Tenn
1st Tenn Bn
Brookhaven, Light Arty

Maxey's Bgde
4th La.
30th La.
Miles' [La] Legion
42nd Tenn
46th Tenn
48th Tenn
49th Tenn
53rd Tenn
55th Tenn
7th Texas
Boone's [La] Btry
Fenner's [La] Btry
Roberts' [Ms] Btry

Field Arty.
Bledsoe's [Mo] Btry
McNally's [Ark] Btry
Sengstak's [Ala] Btry
Tobin's [Tenn] Btry

Heavy Arty Bgde
1st Ala
12th La Arty Bn
1st Tenn Hvy Arty Bn

Misc:
9th La Bn, Partisan Rangers
9th Tenn Cav Bn
Garland's [Ms] Cav Bn
Johnson's Cav Co
Lewis' Infy
English's Ms Btry

2/2/63 Gardner to Pemberton: 962 is the total effective of Cav at all stations, not including Ponchatoula.

Feb 63-month of-Abstract from Return of the 3rd Military District, Dept of Ms & East La, Gen Gardner

Present for duty.
Command Officers Men Aggregate
Gen & staff 13 15 16
Beall's 320 3,728 4,995
Gregg's 197 2,490 3,340
Maxey's 279 2,438 3,548
Not brigaded 166 2,336 3,674
Total 975 10,992 15,572


March, month of-Abstract from Monthly Report of the troops in the Dept of Ms & East La
Third Military District, Gen Gardner
Present for duty.
Command Officers Men Agg
Gen & staff 10 12 17
Beall's Bgde 277 2,917 3,782
Buford's Bgde 230 2,505 3,458
Gregg's Bgde 226 2,519 3,323
Maxey's Bgde 297 2,470 3,608
Rust's Bgde 187 2,750 3,401
Not Brigaded 139 1,760 2,804
Total 1,366 14,921 .

*Embraces only so much of original returns as relates to the 3rd Military Dist.


3/31 Organization of troops in the 3rd Military Dist, Dept of Ms & East La, Gen Gardner
Maxey Bgde
4th La, Col S. E. Hunter
30th La, Major C. J. Bell.
42nd Tenn, Lt Col Isaac N. Hulme
46th Tenn, Col A. J. Brown.
55th Tenn, Col A. J. Brown.
48th Tenn, Col W. M. Voorhies.
49th Tenn, Col J. E. Bailey
53rd Tenn, Capt H. H. Aymett.
Texas Bn SS, Major Burnet
La Btry, Capt C. E. Fenner.
Ms Btry, Capt Roberts.

Beall Bgde
11th Ark, Col John L. Logan.
17th Ark, Col John L. Logan.
12th Ark, Col J. T. Reid.
14th Ark, Col O. P. Lyles.
18th Ark, Col O. P. Lyles.
23rd Ark, Col O. P. Lyles.
15th Ark, Col B. W. Johnson.
16th Ark, Col B. W. Johnson.
8th Ark Bn, Col B. W. Johnson.
1st Ms, Col J. M. Simonton.
39th Ms, Col W. B. Shelby
1st Ms Light Arty, Btry B, Capt A. J. Herod.
1st Ms Light Arty, Btry F, Capt J. L. Bradford.
1st Ms Light Arty, Btry K, Capt Abbay.

Gregg Bgde
9th La Bn, Capt T. B. R. Chinn.
3rd Tenn, Col R. W. MacGavock.
10th Tenn, Col R. W. MacGavock.
30th Tenn, Col R. W. MacGavock.
41st Tenn, Lt Col T. W. Beaumont.
50th Tenn, Lt Col T. W. Beaumont.
51st Tenn, Lt Col T. W. Beaumont.
1st Tenn Bn, Lt Col T. W. Beaumont.
7th Texas, Major K. M. Van Zandt.
Brookhaven (Ms) Arty, Capt J. A. Hoskins.
Mo Btry,* Capt H. M. Bledsoe

Rust Bgde
35th Ala, Lt Col Ed. Goodwin.
9th Ark, Col Isaac L. Dunlop.
1st Confederate Bn, Major G. H. Forney.
12th La, Col T. M. Scott
6th Ms, Col Robert Lowry.
15th Ms, Lt Col J. R. Binford.
Hudson's Btry, Lt J. R. Sweeney.
Point Coupee, Btry A, Lt C. L. Ilsley
Point Coupee, Btry C, Capt A. Chust

Buford Bgde
27th Ala, Col James Jackson.
49th Ala, Col Jeptha Edwards.
4th Ala Bn, + Lt Col John Snodgrass
6th Ala Bn, Lt Col John Snodgrass.
10th Ark, Col A. R. Witt.
3rd Ky, Col A. P. Thompson.
7th Ky, Col Ed. Crossland.
Miles' La Legion++
Boone's Btry++
Watson La Btry, Lt E. A. Toledano.

Arty
1st Ala Hvy Arty, Col I. G. W. Steedman
12th La Bn Hvy Arty, Lt Col P. F. DeGournay.
1st Tenn Bn Hvy Arty, Lt Col P. F. DeGournay.
Ms Btry++ Capt R. T. English

Cav
9th La Bn, Col J. H. Wingfield
Ms Bn# Major W. H. Garland
Herron’s Co// Lt-Col Miller.
Lester's Co // Lt-Col Miller.
Lewis' Infy Co++
Norman's Co //
Stuart's Co//
9th Tenn Bn, Lt Col Gantt.
Bryan's Co++ Lt Col Gantt
Cage's Co, Lt Col Gantt.
Daigre's Co, Lt Col Gantt.
Stockdale's Co, Lt Col Gantt.
Terrell's Co, Lt Col Gantt.
Wilbourn's (Ms) Bn, Lt Col Gantt.

*On return from which this compilation is made Bledsoe's Btry appears also as in Moore's Bgde.
+Known also as the 16th Bn.
++Omitted from one of the two returns on file & cdrs not indicated on the other.
# Capt T. C. Rhodes' Ms Co attached.
//On one of the returns Herron’s & Lester's under Miller's command; on the other Norman's & Stuart's Co’s, no Bn cdr being indicated.


4/11/63 Pemberton to Gen Cooper-All Tenn troops at Port Hudson are in 2 Bgdes.
Maxey has 6 Tenn Regts, 2 La Regts & 1 La Bn Agg present 3310
Gregg has 6 Tenn Regts, 1 Tex Regt, & 1 La Bn Agg 3135
Too many Tenn troops for 1 Bgde, not enough for 2-believe present arrangement is as good as can be made. Will make any changes desired.


Port Hudson, April 29, 1863. Gardner to Lt-Gen Pemberton:
Effective infantry, 8,600; artillery, 1,700, cavalry, 1,400, including Ponchatoula force.

5/21/63-7/8/63 Roster of defenses [From SHSP]
River Btrys
1 Ala
12 La Bn
1 Tenn Bn

L Wing-DeGournay
12 La Bn
Miles Leg Dtchmt

Landlines

R Wing-Miles

Miles Leg
9th La Bn Infy
Whiteside's Prov Bn-misc commands of Maxey’s Bgde
Merchant Bn-dtchmt of DeGournay’s Bn as Infy
Btry & 2 Sctns

Center-Beall
12 Ark
1 Ark Bn
16 Ark
1 Miss
23 Ark
49 Ala [1]
Arty

L Wing Steedman as of 6/15
15 Ark-[384 men w/full complement of officers]
18 Ark Lt Col Parrish
10 Ark Vaughn
9 La Bn Cav dismtd [only 1 Co during siege]
39 Ms
1st Ms L Arty Btrys

6/4/63 Hqs left wing, J. S. Melvin, Adjt 39th​ Ms to Maj Wilson*, AAG-I report that the following is a correct list of the commands & their respective numbers, commencing on the extreme right, to wit:
Maj James T. Coleman (five Co’s), 254 men;
Maj E. H. Messick (a part of Lyles' Regt), 150 men;
Lt Col E. C. Jordan (12th Ark), 210 men;
Capt [O. P.] Amacker (a part of Wingfield's Bn), 175 men;
Capt [J. H.] Cofer (two Co’s 39th​ Ms, near Lt Harman's gun), 80 men;
Lt [W. W.] Wilkins (Capt [R. T.] English's Co, 39th​ Ms), 285 men;
Capt Weathersby (two Co’s 39th​ Ms, on ridge in front of my left), 100 men;
Lt Toledane (at 12-pounder howitzer near Maj Bennett's stable), 7 men
Total number along the line left wing 1,301 men

P. S. There is at the slaughterhouse one piece of light Arty under Lt [J. A.] Purvis;
One on extreme left, Lt T L. Sorrels
One at corn house, Lt [J. E. D] Rowe;
One on riverbank near post QM, Lt Brown

*[Maj Wilson was on Gardner’s staff per Gardner’s request of 4/11/62]

Vol 15-Port Hudson -additional reports
p 1000
p 1032
p 1059
p 1061 organization of troops for April 30


Poster's note: There were numerous regimental consolidations and re-consolidations in this garrison. Same with Brigade organizations. I have spent many years researching that very thing, and it continues to this day. D. O.
 
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Location
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Vicksburg Troops
1/3/63 Return of eff troops in Maj-Gen M L Smith's command [at Vicksburg proper]
Commands Officers Men Agg
Gen S. D. Lee
6 6
3rd Ms 38 600 638
4th Ms 34 470 504
46th Ms 32 471 503
17th La 40 433 473
22nd La 20 156 176
26th La 36 526 562
28th La 30 448 478
31st La 23 519 542
3882
[27th La on police duty] …

3rd Bn Ms State 24 250 274
Withers' light Arty 37 757 794
1068

Hill's PR Co 3 86 89
Johnson Ms Cav 4 83 87
176

Grand total [5126]

Gregg
10th Tenn.. 349
50th, 51st & 1st Tenn... 512
3rd & 30th Tenn......... 851
41st Tenn... 526
[2238 plus Btry]
Gen Gregg has a four-gun Btry attached to his Bgde, but it is broken up among other commands, & hence is not reported. Devereux-Maj & AAG

Wirt Adams' Cav 35 539 574
Post of Vicksburg 37 530 567
40th Ala (in Vicksburg) 18 314 332
Upper Btrys, Vicksburg 48 465 513
Lower Btrys, Vicksburg 35 383 418
Sapper & Miner Co 4 21 25
Signal Corps. 1 13 14
Total...... [2443]


Grand total 9,807

1/8/63 Loring at Jackson to Pemberton at Vicksburg:
-Agg of Maury's Div for duty by the last report, 3,661;
-Gregg's Bgde, 2,485.
-Both absent at Vicksburg

1/9 M. L. Smith to Major M. R. Clark, Brookhaven:
The 6th​, 15th​, & 22nd​ Ms Regts are at Grenada.
The 46th Ms is at Vicksburg.
I referred your request for returns to senior officer in Dist.
My command reports Eff 6,765; Agg 9,929.

1/10 Smith’s Div Agg present of eff of 2nd​ District [Vicksburg proper]
Lee's Bgde..................................... 2,737
Vaughn's Bgde.............................. 1,427
27th La (on police duty)..................... 561
Stationary Btrys.......................... 931
Ward's Bn Arty................................. 122
Sappers & Miners & Signal Corps… 93
Adams' Regt (Cav)...................... 433
6,250

Maury’s Div
Moore's Bgde.....................................2,436
Hebert's Bgde....................................2,819
Arty.....................................................700
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1/11 Waddy to Gen Cooper-Agg present for duty:
at Grenada 15,000 Eff;
at Vicksburg 18,000;
at Port Hudson 10,000;
reserve at Jackson 1800;
at Columbus 1800, including those along RR

1/18 Jackson, Lt Col Harvie AIG to Col Fauntleroy IG, Jackson-Report of my inspection of the Army of Ms, stationed at & near Grenada:
I enclose herewith a list of Div’s, Bgdes, & Regt attached to the two Corps of the army.* [not found] It will be observed that of a paper force of 20,517, there are 12,058 present, making number of absentees 8,459.

The following is a list of Cavalry to go with Van Dorn, & the number in each Regt & Bn, as obtained from him:
1st Ms...........................................275
4th Ms...........................................390
28th Ms.........................................625
Sanders' Bn......................................92
Balch's Bn......................................234
2nd Ms Bn (8 Co’s) [2nd Ms?]..........246
1st Tenn........................................430
3rd Ark..........................................354
Ballentine’s Bn...............................259
1 Co of Jackson's Regt.....................80
Baxter's Bn....................................120
3rd​, 6th​, 9th​ Tex & Tex Legion....... 1,500
Bodyguard ......................................50
Total.............................................4,655

Roddey's command......................1,400
Regt from Montgomery..............… 700
Adams' Regt (on Ms River)............ 700
Total............................................7,455

To remain with the Army:
2nd Ark....................................…207
Wilbourn's Partisan Bn..............… 39
Willis' Tex Regt.........................…297
Jackson's Regt (9 Co’s)............….250
Faulkner's Partisans.......................75
Two Co’s 2nd Mo.........................150
1,018

Recapitulation:
Van Dorn's corps..........................7,455
Cav with Ms Army........................1,018
Cav on Mobile & Ohio RR..............8,733

This, Van Dorn informs me, was the present strength of the Cav, as near as he could come to it.

1/19 Grenada, Price to Loring cdg Army of Ms-I have, in compliance with your orders, directed the 2nd Bgde of Bowen's Div to hold themselves readiness to move to Panola. The effective total of this Bgde is 1,309. The effective total of Green's Bgde (the only other troops of my corps now here) is 2,891.
I communicate these facts so that a different disposition may be made if the Bgde ordered to Panola is too weak for these duties of that position.

[1/21] 1/2 Dept of Ms & E La, #s 5-Grenada, note-apparently corrected to 1/21
Hereafter the organization of the army, Dept of Ms & East La, will be as follows, viz:

The Army will consist of two Div’s to be known as 1st & 2nd Div, & commanded, respectively, by Maj Gen W. W. Loring & Maj Gen Sterling Price.
Each Div will consist of two Bgdes.

1st Div comprises Tilghman's Bgde, Rust's Bgde, & Waul's Tex Legion, Col Waul cdg.
Gen Tilghman will take command of the Bgde hitherto under command of BGen Baldwin.
The command hitherto known as Rust's Div is merged into one Bgde, to be known as Rust's Bgde.

2nd Div comprises Bowen's Bgde & Green's Bgde.
The command hitherto known as Bowen's Div is resolved into two Bgdes, BGen Bowen taking command of one, BGen Green having command of the other.

The light Btrys will remain as at present organized, with the exception of being attached to Div in place of Corps.

1/20/63 Gen Featherston ordered to report for duty to Gen Pemberton
1/22 Gen Baldwin has been ordered to a command at Vicksburg.

1/21 Pemberton’s G O #5
Tilghman’s Bgde is merged into the 1st​ Div, Dept Ms & E La & Gen Tilghman will take charge of the Bgde hitherto commanded by Gen Baldwin

1/22 G O #1-2nd Div, Maj Gen Price: in pursuance of Gen Orders from Dept Hqs, assumes command of this Div
II. Bowen will assume command of the Mo Bgde, now commanded by BGen Green.
III. Gen Green will assume command of the Ark Bgde, now commanded by Lt-Col [W. H.] Dismukes

1/24 Waddy to Gen Cooper-There are 19 Bgdes in the Dept commanded by Gen’ls:
Tilghman
Rust
Bowen
Green
Tracy
Taylor
Barton
Hebert
Moore
Vaughn
Lee
Baldwin
Beall
Gregg
Maxey
Martin
Jackson

& Col’s:
Reynolds
Moore

Gen’ls cdg districts [troops in which are not Brigaded]:
Ruggles
Adams

1/24 Grenada to Waddy-
Loring 1st Div
Rust Bgde
Tilghman Bgde
Waul Legion

Price 2nd Div
Bowen Bgde
Green Bgde

McCulloch cdg Cav

1/24 --2nd​ Div- There is in Gen Price's command at this point-
Five Btrys of four guns each
Total Agg present, 5,322,
Cav used as bodyguards & couriers, 155;
Horses & servants belonging to the field & staff of 13 Regts; 2 Bgde Cdrs & one Div Cdr

1/26 Grenada—Loring from J M. Loughborough, AAG

In reply to your order, I have the honor to state that the effective total of [M. E.] Green's Bgde is:
Infy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2,826
Arty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 414
Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,240
The above includes the reserve Arty of the Div which has been encamped with that Bgde.

1/26 Loring to Waddy: The last of one Bgde, Price's Div, left for Jackson. Eff strength 1,541- Lt Col [W. H] Dismukes cdg
1/31 Waddy to P-the strength of Bowen’s command for duty 3100 present eff; 4200 total present; 6900 P & A

2/13/64 Stevenson cdg 2nd​ Dist to Lt Taylor ADC-The following is the information called for in your note of today:


Ms troops-Agg-Bgde-Eff present
1st Lt Arty 789 Lee's
3rd Infy 572 Not Brigaded
4th Infy 455 Lee's
7th Bn 170 Hebert's
35th Infy 414 Moore's
36th Infy 312 Hebert's
37th Infy 420 Do.
38th Infy 264 Do.
40th Infy 217 Moore's
43rd Infy 483 Hebert's
46th ​Infy 407 Lee's
2nd Regt State 106
2nd Bn State 88

Note–Co’s A & G, 1st Ms Light Arty, are detached with Gen Hebert's Bgde;
the 2nd Regt & 2nd Bn State troops are serving with Hebert's Bgde.

2/23 Vicksburg, Maury to Pemberton: Agg present, my Div, 6,053; sick, 868, eff present, 5,186. Do not advise a THIRD Bgde to be formed out of it.

4/24 Report of AAG Portis, HQS 4TH MIL. DIST., DEPT. OF MISS. & La
I have the honor to report that Brig-Gen Adams left the depot at this place this evening, a few minutes before 4 o'clock, with the 26th Ms Regt, numbering: Total, 420; Agg, 456. Seven Co’s of the 15th Ms Regt; Total, 373; Agg, 394.
The general was delayed on account of the troops not being supplied with rations, & because of the delay on the part of the artillery company & the want of transportation. The Btry arrived at the depot, however, before the general left, but could not go for want of transportation.
Three Co's of the 15th Ms Regt were left to go with the Btry. Total, 111; Agg, 123. They are now at the depot, awaiting the arrival of a locomotive to take them on.

The BGen directed me to state that he would proceed to Morton Station; there await the arrival of the Btry & the three Co's left to go with it. He also directed me to inform you that communicate to you the condition of things, & also inform you as to what his movements will be from that point.

RECAPITULATION.

Command Total Agg
26th Ms Regt 420 456
15th Ms Regt 484 517
Co A, Pointe Coupee Btry 75 78
Grand total & Agg 979 1,051

3 Co’s 15th​ Ms w/Btry 111 123


MAY 19-JULY 4, 1863.The Siege of Vicksburg, Miss. Pemberton cdg CSA Forces
STEVENSON Div
1st-BARTON.
40th Ga
41st Ga
42nd Ga
43rd Ga
52nd Ga

2nd-CUMMING
34th Ga
36th Ga
39th Ga
56th Ga
57th Ga

3rd-S. D. LEE
20th Ala
23rd Ala
30th Ala
31st Ala.
46th Ala

4th-A. W. REYNOLDS
3rd Tenn (P A)
39th Tenn
43rd Tenn.
59th Tenn.

Waul's Tex Legion.
1st Bn
2nd Bn
Cav Bn

FORNEY Div

Hebert
3rd La
2lst La,
36th Ms
37th Ms
38th Ms
43rd Ms
7th Ms Bn

Moore
37th Ala
40th Ala
42nd Ala
35th Ms
40th Ms
2nd Tex

SMITH Div
Baldwin
17th La
31st La
4th Ms
46th Ms

Vaughn
60th Tenn
61st Tenn
62nd Tenn


Shoup
26th La.
27th La,
28th [29th] La

Ms State Troops.
5th Regt.
3rd Bn

BOWEN Div
1st (Mo)-COCKRELL.
1st Mo
2nd Mo
3rd Mo
5th Mo
6th Mo

2nd-DOCKERY.
15th Ark
19th Ark
20th Ark
21st Ark
1st Ark Bn DC
12th Ark Bn SS
1st Mo DC
3rd Mo DC [Bn]

RIVER BTRYS-HIGGINS.
1st La Arty
8th La HA Bn
22nd La
1st Tenn HA
Tenn Btry
Tenn Btry
Tenn Btry
Vaiden (Ms) Btry

MISC.
54th Ala (dtchmt]


Additional reports
OR Vol 24, part 3-Vicksburg
P 978 Forney’s Div morning report of 6/25
P 979 Statement of number of men for supplies to be drawn in Stevenson’s Div
Various other strength & organization reports for Vicksburg
pp 611, 647, 702,-703, 807, 807, 907

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[Post Surrender References]
Gainesville, Ala., Aug 2, 1863.-At the earliest moment compatible with the performance of other & very pressing duties, I [Pemberton] have the honor to present the following report of the operations of the troops in the Department of Ms & Eastern La preceding & during the siege resulting in the capitulation of Vicksburg:

...Acting on these & other corroborating reports, I said to Gen Johnston, in closing my dispatch, "I am collecting troops here, & can send you 4,000 at once, if absolutely necessary; " & accordingly the Bgdes of Gen’ls Tilghman, Rust, & Buford were, on April 13, placed under orders to move with dispatch to Tullahoma, while Gen Vaughn's Bgde of East Tennesseans was ordered to be held in readiness to move at short notice. Major L. Mims, chief quartermaster, was instructed to furnish the necessary transportation as speedily as possible, & the following dispatch, dated April 12, was transmitted to Gen Johnston:

I will forward troops to you as fast as transportation can be furnished-about 8,000 men. Am satisfied Rosecrans will be reinforced from Grant's army. Shall I order troops to Tullahoma?

On April 15, statements made by persons just out of Memphis, of which I was notified by telegraph, indicated that the retrograde movement from Vicksburg was probably a ruse, & that an early attack might be expected on that place; & on the 16th I telegraphed Gen Johnston thus:

I can send you only two Bgdes. The latest information induces the belief that no large part of Grant's army will be removed.

...The troops sent you [Johnston] were taken from Port Hudson-
a Bgde, under Brig-Gen Buford, Agg present 4,065...
I ought to have back Buford's Bgde; certainly no more troops should leave this department.

...BOVINA, May 14, 1863.
I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of your communication. I move at once with whole available force (about 16,000) from Edwards Depot, leaving Vaughn's Bgde (about 1,500) at Big Black Bridge. Tilghman's Bgde (1,500), now at Baldwin's Ferry, I have ordered to bring up the rear of my column; he will be, however, from 15 to 20 miles behind it. Baldwin's Ferry will be left necessarily unprotected. To hold Vicksburg are Smith's & Forney's DIV’S, extending from Snyder's Mill to Warrenton, numbering 7,500 effective men.

...On the morning of the 18th...Waul's Texas Legion (about 500) was in reserve, especially to support the right of Moore's or the left of Lee's Bgdes.

Accordingly, Bowen's DIV (about 2,400) & Waul's Texas Legion (about 500) were designated for that purpose, thus reducing the force in the trenches to little over 15,500 men. The Legion was on the 18th assigned as a reserve to Forney's DIV, & was held in rear of Brig-Gen Moore's right, but on the evening of the 19th was transferred to Stevenson's DIV, & during the remainder of the siege was held in rear of Brig-Gen Lee's Bgde, occupying one of the most exposed & important positions on the whole line.



MERIDIAN, MISS., Nov 1, 1863 The following report of my [Johnston’s] operations in the Dept of Ms & Eastern La is respectfully offered
...On reaching Jackson, on the night of May 13, I found there the Bgdes of Gregg & Walker, reported at 6,000; learned from Gen Gregg that Maxey's Bgde was expected to arrive from Port Hudson the next day; that Gen Pemberton'’s forces, except the garrison of Port Hudson (5,000) & of Vicksburg, were at Edwards Depot, the Gen’ls Hqs at Bovina; that four DIV’S of the enemy, under Sherman, occupied Clinton, 10 miles WEST of Jackson, between Edwards Depot & ourselves. I was aware that reinforcements were on their way from the east, & that the advance of those under Gen Gist would probably arrive the next day, &, with Maxey's Bgde, swell my force to about 11,000.

6/21 Gen Johnston’s IG to Gen Joe Davis-In Vicksburg we have an effective garrison, variously computed at between 15,000 & 118,000 men, with probably equipment & arms inclusive for 22,000. At Port Hudson we have a force, say, of 5,000 or 6,000, with probably arms, etc for 8,000. I am particular in indicating the number of arms, as they are quite as important as the men, & are even more scarce. To save Vicksburg with the army which has been sent to Gen Johnston to achieve that object, is simply a physical impossibility. It cannot be done, & is not in the matter of hope or calculation. To relieve & extricate from the apparently doomed city its gallant garrison is frankly the only purpose for which operations are intended. True, we may have some miraculous interposition, but in the range of human accomplishment with his present force (barely 24,000), Gen Johnston does not expect rescue the gallant men within the walls of Vicksburg.
 

Luke Freet

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Gregg
10th Tenn.. 349
50th, 51st & 1st Tenn... 512
3rd & 30th Tenn......... 851
41st Tenn... 526
Some things I have to note:
Find it odd how the 10th is unconsolidated, and instead its the 3rd and 30th
Also, 51sst Tennessee? I presume this is either an error on the COnfederates' part or a unit which was later renumbered.
 

danny

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Some things I have to note:
Find it odd how the 10th is unconsolidated, and instead its the 3rd and 30th
Also, 51sst Tennessee? I presume this is either an error on the COnfederates' part or a unit which was later renumbered.

Captured at Fort Donelson, many of these Regiments were just being released in the fall of 62. Reorganization followed with several consolidations of the smaller Regiments.

30th Tenn
10/6/62 the 30th Tenn organized as a Battalion

10/6 [or 10/10] the 30th Tenn was temporarily consolidated with the 3rd Tenn


1/5/63 the 3rd​ & 30th​ Tenn Regts were separated today

1/6/63 the 10th Tenn & 30th​ Tenn were put together

10th Tenn

10/2/62 Reorganized with 10 small Companies [383 men]

10/18 Sat Holly Springs-41st​ & 10th​ Tenn were thrown together as one Regt under Col Farquharson with 5 Co’s for each Regt--several officers & NCO’s then detached for recruiting

1/6/63 the 10th Tenn & 30th Tenn were put together

51st Tenn
Only a very small portion at Fort Donelson-May have only had about 80 men at Donelson

10/11 S Jones to Tilghman, Jackson, Ms-The Sec of War has ordered Col Browder to reorganize the 51st Tenn. I understand part is in Ky with Bragg & part at Jackson. I ask that Col Browder bring that portion at Jackson to Knoxville en route to Ky. The Col is ordered to report to you & me.

The portion of the 51st which had been captured at Fort Donelson was released on parole at Vicksburg, 9/16. A report from Co "H" for July-Aug 1863, dated at Chattanooga, tells the story: "A part of the Co was at Fort Henry; retreated to Fort Donelson; captured Feb 16; prisoners of war till Sept 16, 1862, when exchanged at Vicksburg. Then went to Holly Springs & massed into the 50th Tenn under Col Sugg.
 

jack1492

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Working on war gaming scenario. I have found quite limited amount of information regarding the strength of certain Confederate units in these campaigns. I guess that can be chocked up to the fact that Confederate record keeping was poor throughout the war, and this campaign takes place over a series of months with many minor battles.
The only bit of detail I've gotten was that Bowen's 2 brigade division numbered 5,000 men at Champion Hill. That and Gregg's Brigade numbered an absurd 3,200 men at Raymond.
Does anyone else have any more details on this campaign in this regard? I doubt I will get regimental or even brigade strengths on this. Divisional strengths would be quite helpful.
Hi, I research the Pointe Coupee Artillery Battalion. Co. A (second section) commanded by Sr. 1st Lt. John Yoist, Co. B (full battery) commanded by Capt. Wm. A. Davidson, Co. C (first section) commanded by Capt. Alex Chust all entered the Vicksburg garrison with 176 men. 168 were surrendered as Co. B lost 8 men killed during the battles and siege.
 
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