Wauhatchie Confederate order of battle

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The following units and commanders fought at the Battle of Wauhatchie of the American Civil War on the Confederate side. The Union order of battle is listed separately. Order of battle compiled from the army organization during the battle, [1] and the reports. [2]

Battle of Wauhatchie Battle of the American Civil War

The Battle of Wauhatchie was fought October 28–29, 1863, in Hamilton and Marion Counties, Tennessee, and Dade County, Georgia, in the American Civil War. A Union force had seized Brown's Ferry on the Tennessee River, opening a supply line to the Union army in Chattanooga. Confederate forces attempted to dislodge the Union force defending the ferry and again close this supply line but were defeated. Wauhatchie was one of the few night battles of the Civil War.

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Army of Tennessee

Longstreet's Corps

LTG James Longstreet

DivisionBrigade Regiments and Others

Hood's Division
     BG Micah Jenkins

Jenkins' Brigade


   Col John Bratton

  • 1st South Carolina: Col Franklin W. Kilpatrick (k)
  • 2nd South Carolina Rifles: Col Thomas Thomson
  • 5th South Carolina: Col Asbury Coward
  • 6th South Carolina: Maj John M. White
  • Hampton's (South Carolina) Legion: Col Martin W. Gary
  • Palmetto (South Carolina) Sharpshooters: Col Joseph Walker
Robertson's Brigade


   BG Jerome B. Robertson

Law's Brigade


   BG Evander M. Law [3]
   Col James L. Sheffield

Benning's Brigade


   BG Henry L. Benning

Notes

  1. Official Records, Series I, Volume XXXI, Part 1, page 223
  2. Official Records, Series I, Volume XXXI, Part 1, pages 952-953
  3. Law commanded Robertson's Brigade and his own (see: Law's report)

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