Thank you.Eicher also adds Col. William P. Smith as Chief Engineer, Maj. Giles B. Cook as another Inspector Genera and both Maj. Thomas. M. R. Talcott and Lt. George W. Peterkin as ADCs (though I think Peterkin was on Pendleton`s staff). However he lists for the whole campaign and not just the battle. As said some, like Pendleton, would have their own staff as well.
George William Peterkin and Coupland R. Page were two members of Pendleton's staff at Gettysburg.Eicher also adds Col. William P. Smith as Chief Engineer, Maj. Giles B. Cook as another Inspector General and both Maj. Thomas. M. R. Talcott and Lt. George W. Peterkin as ADCs (though I think Peterkin was on Pendleton`s staff). However he lists for the whole campaign and not just the battle. As said some, like Pendleton, would have their own staff as well.
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Excellent observations. "He never involved them in operational matters" - this was certainly true at Gettysburg. Here are educational backgrounds of some of Lee's staff who were present at Gettysburg:For what it's worth, I read a fairly interesting book recently called Right Hand of Command , in which the author analyzes staff use by McClellan, Lee, Grant & Sherman. One of the author's criticisms of Lee was that "Lee had a personal staff, and they performed well the duties he gave them. But Lee never allowed himself a large staff and he never involved them in operational matters." Colonel Robert Chilson served as Lee's chief of staff, but he was "a chief in name only, performing duties little different from those of an assistant adjutant general. When attrition took members from his staff, Lee refused to replace them, choosing instead to heap excess work on the remaining staff officers. The small character of Lee's staff prompted Lee biographer Douglas Southall Freeman to comment that no other general "ever fought a campaign comparable to [Lee's of 1864] with only three men on his staff, and not one of them a professional soldier."'
Can't say for sure (and it should be noted that this is the organisation Meade has inherited from Hooker) but there are some really rather qualified gentlemen there with Hunt at the top of that list in my opinion.Lee's staff may have been undersized, but what's the deal with all the generals on Meade's staff? Was that normal? I'm no expert on staff arrangements of that era, but it seems excessive.
My reference is Robert E. L. Krick's Confederate Staff Officers in Gray. The latter states he was assigned as Captain and AAG to Lee on February 28, 1863. Listed as Major and AAG to Lee as of September 20, 1864, afterwards served as Judge Advocate General.Just noticed something @Tom Elmore
You have it as Captain Henry Edward Young, Asst. Adj. Gen., College of Charleston, graduated 1851; attended schools in Germany.
My sources (and what I originally wrote) and also this webpage that I just found http://www.sciway3.net/sc-csa/gettysburg/csa_battle_order.html suggest Major Henry E Young , Judge Adjutant General.
Again a minor discrepancy but as I am going on the works of others and I get the impression much of this is your own primary research I am more than willing to alter what I have written if you believe yours to be right and mine to be wrong.
That seems definitive. Updating initial Lee's staff post now.My reference is Robert E. L. Krick's Confederate Staff Officers in Gray. The latter states he was assigned as Captain and AAG to Lee on February 28, 1863. Listed as Major and AAG to Lee as of September 20, 1864, afterwards served as Judge Advocate General.
See also, The College of Charleston, South Carolina, http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/moajrnl/acg1336.1-22.005/510
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