Vicksburg Confederate Order of Battle December 1862 and April 1862

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John Wolf Smith

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Hi, I am doing a project where I am trying to make an order of battle for December 1862 and April 1863 in Vicksburg and the Department of Mississippi and Louisiana. (These include the Department of the Gulf, Flordia and Western Louisiana.)

Does anyone have information?

Fact 1:
By the way, Winfield S. Statham was BG at the time of his death at Vicksburg leading Winfield S. Featherston's Brigade before Featherston left General Lee's Army.

What I have:

1st Military District: BG Daniel Ruggles

1st Mississippi State Troops Brigade: BG Jeptha V. Harris
3rd Mississippi State Troops: Col Owen
5th Mississippi State Troops: Col Henry C. Robinson
3rd Mississippi State Troops Battalion: Ltc Thomas A. Burgin
14th Mississippi State Troops Light Artillery Battalion: Major Matthew S. Ward
Vicksburg City Guards: Capt. E.B. Martin

2nd Mississippi State Troops Brigade: BG Samuel J. Gholson
Gillelyn's Mississippi State Troops Cavalry: Col Gillelyn
13th Alabama Partisan Rangers Battalion: Ltc William A. Hewlett
(Barteau's) 2nd Tennessee Cavalry: Col Clark R. Barteau

4th Military District: BG John Adams

3rd Mississippi State Troops Brigade: Col George W. Abert
14th Mississippi: Ltc Washington L. Doss
(King's) 1st Mississippi State Troops: Col Benjamin King
(Foote's) 1st Mississippi State Troops: Col H. W. Foote
1st Mississippi Choctaw Battalion: Major J. W. Pierce

5th Mississippi State Troops Brigade: Col Thomas W. Harris
1st Mississippi State Troops Cavalry Battalion: Col T.W. Ham
2nd Mississippi State Troops Cavalry Battalion:
3rd Mississippi State Troops Cavalry Battalion: Col E.A. Peyton

5th Military District: BG James R. Chalmers

4th Mississippi State Troops Brigade: Col William C. Falkner
1st Mississippi Partisans: Ltc Hovis
2nd Mississippi Partisans: Col John G. Ballentine
18th Mississippi Battalion: Ltc Alexander H. Chalmers
Martin's Mississippi Battalion: Ltc Martin

6th Mississippi State Troops Brigade: Col E. Quinn
2nd Mississippi State Troops:
1st Mississippi State Troops Battalion: Ltc Harper
2nd Mississippi State Troops Battalion: Ltc Pattison
4th Mississippi State Troops Battalion: Ltc Postlethwait

7th Mississippi State Troops Brigade: BG James Z. George
Dunn's Mississippi Cavalry Battalion: Ltc Dunn
Garland's Mississippi Cavalry Battalion: Ltc Garland
Blythe's Mississippi Battalion: Ltc Blythe
 
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I'm not sure if this is related to what you're looking for, but for Chickasaw Bayou in Dec. 1862 the Confederate OoB:

CONFEDERATE Order of Battle, Chickasaw Bayou

Maj. Gen. Martin L. Smith (until 30 Dec.)

Maj. Gen. Carter L. Stevenson


Barton's Brigade-Brig. Gen. Seth M. Barton
40th Georgia Infantry
42d Georgia Infantry
43d Georgia Infantry
52d Georgia Infantry
Det.,Botetourt Virginia Artillery

Killed: 15 Wounded: 39

Vaughn's Brigade-Brig. Gen. John C. Vaughn
60th Tennessee Infantry
61st Tennessee Infantry
62d Tennessee Infantry

Killed: 8 Wounded: 10

Gregg's Brigade-Brig. Gen. John Gregg
3d Tennessee Infantry
10th Tennessee Infantry
30th Tennessee Infantry
41st Tennessee Infantry
50th Tennessee Infantry
1st Tennessee Infantry Battalion

Killed: 1 Wounded: 3

Provisional Division- Brig. Gen. Stephen D. Lee

Brigade Commanders- Col. William T. Withers, Col. Allen
Thomas, and Col. Edward Higgins

17th Louisiana Infantry
22d Louisiana Infantry
26th Louisiana Infantry
29th Louisiana Infantry
31st Louisiana Infantry
3d Mississippi Infantry
Companies A,D,E,G,I,L, 1st Mississippi Light Artillery
Company A, 14th Mississippi Light Artillery
Company I, 28th Mississippi Cavalry
Hill's Partisan Ranger Company

Killed: 33 Wounded: 67 Missing: 10

Unattached
Wirt Adam's Mississippi Cavalry Regiment

Troops Manning Vicksburg and late reinforcements
Base Personnel

Company of Sappers and Miners
Detachment of Signal Corps
40th Alabama Infantry
1st Louisiana Heavy Artillery Regiment
8th Louisiana Heavy Artillery Battalion
27th Louisiana Infantry
1st Tennessee Artillery Regiment

Tracy's Brigade-Brig. Gen. Edward D. Tracy
(Arrived evening of 29th)

20th Alabama Infantry
23d Alabama Infantry
30th Alabama Infantry
31st Alabama Infantry

Maury's Division-Maj. Gen. Dabney H. Maury

Hebert's Brigade-Brig. Gen. Louis Hebert
(Reached Snyder's Bluff on 1 Jan)

3d Louisiana Infantry
21st Louisiana Infantry
36th Mississippi Infantry
37th Mississippi Infantry
38th Mississippi Infantry
43d Mississippi Infantry
7th Mississippi Infantry Battalion
Appeal Arkansas Battery
Company H, 1st Mississippi Light Artillery
Tobin's Tennessee Battery

Moore's Brigade-Brig. Gen. John C. Moore
(Began to arrive afternoon 30 Dec)

37th Alabama Infantry
42d Alabama Infantry
35th Mississippi Infantry
40th Mississippi Infantry
2d Texas Infantry

This order of battle at Chickasaw Bayou was taken from Edwin C. Bearss, The Campaign for Vicksburg 3 vols. (Dayton,OH: Morningside House, Inc.) 1:224-229.
 

John Wolf Smith

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I'm not sure if this is related to what you're looking for, but for Chickasaw Bayou in Dec. 1862 the Confederate OoB:

CONFEDERATE Order of Battle, Chickasaw Bayou

Maj. Gen. Martin L. Smith (until 30 Dec.)

Maj. Gen. Carter L. Stevenson


Barton's Brigade-Brig. Gen. Seth M. Barton
40th Georgia Infantry
42d Georgia Infantry
43d Georgia Infantry
52d Georgia Infantry
Det.,Botetourt Virginia Artillery

Killed: 15 Wounded: 39

Vaughn's Brigade-Brig. Gen. John C. Vaughn
60th Tennessee Infantry
61st Tennessee Infantry
62d Tennessee Infantry

Killed: 8 Wounded: 10

Gregg's Brigade-Brig. Gen. John Gregg
3d Tennessee Infantry
10th Tennessee Infantry
30th Tennessee Infantry
41st Tennessee Infantry
50th Tennessee Infantry
1st Tennessee Infantry Battalion

Killed: 1 Wounded: 3

Provisional Division- Brig. Gen. Stephen D. Lee

Brigade Commanders- Col. William T. Withers, Col. Allen
Thomas, and Col. Edward Higgins

17th Louisiana Infantry
22d Louisiana Infantry
26th Louisiana Infantry
29th Louisiana Infantry
31st Louisiana Infantry
3d Mississippi Infantry
Companies A,D,E,G,I,L, 1st Mississippi Light Artillery
Company A, 14th Mississippi Light Artillery
Company I, 28th Mississippi Cavalry
Hill's Partisan Ranger Company

Killed: 33 Wounded: 67 Missing: 10

Unattached
Wirt Adam's Mississippi Cavalry Regiment

Troops Manning Vicksburg and late reinforcements
Base Personnel

Company of Sappers and Miners
Detachment of Signal Corps
40th Alabama Infantry
1st Louisiana Heavy Artillery Regiment
8th Louisiana Heavy Artillery Battalion
27th Louisiana Infantry
1st Tennessee Artillery Regiment

Tracy's Brigade-Brig. Gen. Edward D. Tracy
(Arrived evening of 29th)

20th Alabama Infantry
23d Alabama Infantry
30th Alabama Infantry
31st Alabama Infantry

Maury's Division-Maj. Gen. Dabney H. Maury

Hebert's Brigade-Brig. Gen. Louis Hebert
(Reached Snyder's Bluff on 1 Jan)

3d Louisiana Infantry
21st Louisiana Infantry
36th Mississippi Infantry
37th Mississippi Infantry
38th Mississippi Infantry
43d Mississippi Infantry
7th Mississippi Infantry Battalion
Appeal Arkansas Battery
Company H, 1st Mississippi Light Artillery
Tobin's Tennessee Battery

Moore's Brigade-Brig. Gen. John C. Moore
(Began to arrive afternoon 30 Dec)

37th Alabama Infantry
42d Alabama Infantry
35th Mississippi Infantry
40th Mississippi Infantry
2d Texas Infantry

This order of battle at Chickasaw Bayou was taken from Edwin C. Bearss, The Campaign for Vicksburg 3 vols. (Dayton,OH: Morningside House, Inc.) 1:224-229.
Do you have information on the The department of the Gulf CSA.
 
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Hi, I am doing a project where I am trying to make an order of battle for December 1862 and April 1863 in Vicksburg and the Department of Mississippi and Louisiana. (These include the Department of the Gulf, Flordia and Western Louisiana.)

Does anyone have information?
Great project !

Those five months are an entirely different order of battle than what most cite when discussing the Confederate forces at Vicksburg.
It's very confusing until this day.

Regiments are confused with battalions, battalions are confused with Brigades and they all shared the same "numbers".
Infantry (this or that number) . . . had the same numbers with the cavalry and artillery units.

And while nothing against both the North or South civilian press . . . they were not too worried about specific details at the time.
They were worried about getting their "War" stories back to the printer for immediate publication.
(Nothing ever changes)
:laugh:

Unfortunately, over the years . . . many "well meaning amateur historians" . . . took these articles as the truth.
That didn't help anything.

Quick personal example of such confusion:

As a kid, I heard that my Great Great Grandfather was with the 2nd Mississippi at Gettysburg.
I never questioned that . . . until I was an adult and began some serious research.

My first realization was . . . he was in his 40's at the start of the War.
There was no way he would be accepted into a regiment composed of young soldiers !
Moreover, that "2nd Mississippi Regiment" was from North Mississippi.


My GG Grandfather lived along the Mississippi/ Louisiana border . . . hundreds of miles away from this "2nd Mississippi".

But . . . I did determine he was in a Regiment of "militia" from South Mississippi . . . The 2nd Mississippi State Troops. (Quinn's)

They were posted at Milldale.
(North of Vicksburg in support of the Hayne's and Snyder's Bluff Fortifications . . . until October, 1862)

My point . . . don't take anything you've "heard" for granted.

Always research everything.
 
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Vaughn's Brigade-Brig. Gen. John C. Vaughn
60th Tennessee Infantry
61st Tennessee Infantry
62d Tennessee Infantry
East Tennessee Brigade

4th Brigade of Carter Stevenson's Division was also made up of East Tennesseans. The 3rd Maryland Battery had a number men recruited in East Tennessee

Col. Alexander W. Reynolds

3d Tennessee (Provisional Army), Col. Newton J. Lillard
31st Tennessee, Col. William M. Bradford
43d Tennessee, Col. James W. Gillespie
59th Tennessee, Col. William L. Eaken
3d Maryland Battery, Capt. Ferd. O. Claiborne (k), Capt. John B. Rowan
 
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This information I get Ageod 2 Civil War.

Department of the Gulf: MG Simon B. Buckner

1st Brigade: BG William W. Mackall
21st Alabama: Col Charles D. Anderson
22nd Alabama: Col John C. Marrast
25th Alabama: Col George D. Johnston
50th Alabama: Col John G. Coltart
61st Alabama: Col William G. Swanson
1st Louisiana Cavalry: Col John S. Scott

2nd Brigade: Col James H. Clanton
2nd Texas: Col Ashbel Smith
17th Alabama: Col Thomas H. Watts
18th Alabama: Col James T. Holtzclaw
19th Alabama: Col M.L. Woods
1st Alabama Cavalry:


3rd Mississippi Cavalry: Col
18th Mississippi Cavalry: Col Alex. H. Chalmers
 

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This information I get Ageod 2 Civil War.

Department of the Gulf: MG Simon B. Buckner

1st Brigade: BG William W. Mackall
21st Alabama: Col Charles D. Anderson
22nd Alabama: Col John C. Marrast
25th Alabama: Col George D. Johnston
50th Alabama: Col John G. Coltart
61st Alabama: Col William G. Swanson
1st Louisiana Cavalry: Col John S. Scott

2nd Brigade: Col James H. Clanton
2nd Texas: Col Ashbel Smith
17th Alabama: Col Thomas H. Watts
18th Alabama: Col James T. Holtzclaw
19th Alabama: Col M.L. Woods
1st Alabama Cavalry:


3rd Mississippi Cavalry: Col
18th Mississippi Cavalry: Col Alex. H. Chalmers
Ageod Civil War ain't the best source when it comes to this. I believe the 1863 scenario, it just caries over Jackson's and Gladden's brigades at Shiloh. Only the 21st Alabama was in Mobile as far as I know from those units
 

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Ageod Civil War ain't the best source when it comes to this. I believe the 1863 scenario, it just caries over Jackson's and Gladden's brigades at Shiloh. Only the 21st Alabama was in Mobile as far as I know from those units
I did find that a lot of the regiments from the 2 brigades were in Moblie at that part in time.
 
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