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Shiloh Union order of battle

The following

  • U.S. War Department, The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1880–1901.
  • Cunningham, O. Edward. Shiloh and the Western Campaign of 1862. Edited by Gary Joiner and Timothy Smith. New York: Savas Beatie, 2007. ISBN 978-1-932714-27-2.
  • McDonough, James Lee. Shiloh: In Hell before Night. University of Tennessee Press, 1977. ISBN 0870492322


  1. ^ Multiple commander names indicate command succession of command during the battle or the campaign.
  2. ^ Official Records, Series I, Volume X, Part 1, pages 100-108
  3. ^ Official Records, Series I, Volume X, Part 1, pages 93-98
  4. ^ Accompanied Grant on the field )Official Records: Report of Maj. Gen. U. S. Grant(
  5. ^ Iowa In War Times, p. 146, S. H. M. Byers, W. D CONDIT & CO. Des Moines, Iowa
  6. ^ Iowa In War Times, p. 146
  7. ^ Iowa In War Times, p. 146
  8. ^ Iowa In War Times, p. 146
  9. ^ Iowa In War Times, p. 146
  10. ^ Iowa In War Times, p. 146
  11. ^ Iowa In War Times, p. 146
  12. ^ Iowa In War Times, p. 137, figures for Sunday only
  13. ^ Iowa In War Times, p. 146
  14. ^ Cunningham, page 413
  15. ^ Doran's regiment, the 17th Wisconsin, was stationed at Benton Barracks until April 10 when it moved to Pittsburg Landing Civil War Archive: 17th Wisconsin. Colonel Doran was detached from his regiment to assume command of the 1st Brigade on the Shiloh battlefield on April 6 Dyer's Compendium page 482
  16. ^ Quinn commanded the remnants of the 6th Division following Prentiss' surrender )Official Records: Report of Col. Francis Quinn(
  17. ^ Iowa In War Times, p. 146
  18. ^ Iowa In War Times, p. 146
  19. ^ At Savannah during the engagement )Official Records: Report of Maj. Gen. Don Carlos Buell(


Division Brigade Regiments and Others

Second Division

     BG Alexander M. McCook

4th Brigade
K-28, W-280, M-3 = 311

   BG Lovell H. Rousseau

5th Brigade
K-34, W-310, M-2 = 346

   Col Edward N. Kirk (w)

6th Brigade
K-25, W-220, M-2 = 247

   Col William H. Gibson

Fourth Division

     BG William Nelson

10th Brigade
K-16, W-106, M-8 = 130

   Col Jacob Ammen

19th Brigade
K-48, W-357, M-1 = 406

   Col William B. Hazen

22nd Brigade
K-29, W-138, M-11 = 178

   Col Sanders D. Bruce

Fifth Division

     BG Thomas L. Crittenden

11th Brigade
K-33, W-212, M-18 = 263

   BG Jeremiah T. Boyle

14th Brigade
K-25, W-157, M-10 = 192

   Col William S. Smith

Not brigaded
K-2, W-8, M-0 = 10

Sixth Division

     BG Thomas J. Wood

20th Brigade
K-0, W-0, M-0 = 0

   BG James A. Garfield

21st Brigade
K-0, W-4, M-0 = 4

   Col George D. Wagner

  • Chief of Staff: Col James B. Fry
  • Assistant Adjutant General: Cpt. J.M. Wright
  • Topographical Engineer: Cpt. Nathaniel Michler
  • Assistant Quartermaster: Cpt. Alvan C. Gillem
  • Assistant Inspector General: Cpt. Charles C. Gilbert[19]

MG Don Carlos Buell, Commanding

Army of the Ohio

Division Brigade Regiments and Others

First Division

     MG John A. McClernand

1st Brigade
K-104, W-467, M-9 = 580

   Col Abraham M. Hare (w)
   Col Marcellus M. Crocker

2nd Brigade
K-80, W-475, M-30 = 583

   Col C. Carroll Marsh

3rd Brigade
K-96, W-393, M-46 = 535

   Col Julius Raith (mw)
   Ltc Enos P. Wood

Not brigaded
K-5, W-35, M-0 = 40

Second Division

     BG W.H.L. Wallace (mw)
     Col James M. Tuttle

1st Brigade
K-39, W-143, M-676 = 858

   Col James M. Tuttle
   Ltc James Baker

  • 2nd Iowa: Ltc James Baker K-8, W-60, M-4[7]
  • 7th Iowa: Ltc James C. Parrott K-10, W-17, M-6[8]
  • 12th Iowa: Col Joseph J. Woods (w/c), Cpt S. R. Edgington (c) K-12, W-37, M-320[9]
  • 14th Iowa (7 companies): Col William T. Shaw K-9, W-28, M-126[10]
2nd Brigade
K-99, W-470, M-11 = 580

   BG John McArthur (w)
   Col Thomas Morton

3rd Brigade
K-127, W-501, M-619 = 1,247

   Col Thomas W. Sweeny (w)
   Col Silas D. Baldwin

Not brigaded
K-1, W-5, M-0 = 6
  • Company C, 2nd U.S. Cavalry: Lt James Powell
  • Company I, 4th U.S. Cavalry: Lt James Powell
  • 2nd Illinois Cavalry (Company A): Cpt John R. Hotaling
  • 2nd Illinois Cavalry (Company B): Cpt Thomas J. Larison
  • Battery A, 1st Illinois Light Artillery (4 6 lb SB, 2 12 lb how): Lt Peter P. Wood K-4, W-26
  • Battery D, 1st Missouri Light Artillery (4 20 lb Parrott R): Cpt Henry Richardson K-0, W-6
  • Battery H, 1st Illinois Light Artillery (2 20 lb, 2 10 lb Parrott R): Cpt Frederick Welker K-0, W-17
  • Battery K, 1st Missouri Light Artillery (4 10 lb Parrott R): Cpt George H. Stone K-0, W-4

Third Division

MG Lew Wallace

1st Brigade
K-18, W-114, M-0 = 132

   Col Morgan L. Smith

2nd Brigade
K-20, W-99, M-3 = 122

   Col John M. Thayer

3rd Brigade
K-2, W-32, M-1 = 35

   Col Charles Whittlesey

Not brigaded
K-1, W-6, M-0 = 7

Fourth Division

     BG Stephen A. Hurlbut

1st Brigade
K-112, W-532, M-43 = 687

   Col Nelson G. Williams (w)
   Col Isaac C. Pugh

2nd Brigade
K-130, W-492, M-8 = 630

   Col James C. Veatch

3rd Brigade
K-70, W-384, M-4 = 458

   BG Jacob G. Lauman

Not brigaded
K-5, W-33, M-56 = 97

Fifth Division

     BG William T. Sherman (w)

1st Brigade
K-137, W-444, M-70 = 651

   Col John A. McDowell

2nd Brigade
K-80, W-380, M-90 = 550

Col David Stuart (w)

Thomas Kilby Smith    Col

  • Oscar Malmborg
  • 54th Ohio: Col Thomas Kilby Smith, Ltc James A. Farden K-15, W-139
  • 71st Ohio: Col Rodney Mason K-14, W-44
3rd Brigade
K-70, W-221, M-65 = 356

   Col Jesse Hildebrand

4th Brigade
K-36, W-203, M-74 = 313

   Col Ralph P. Buckland

Not brigaded
K-2, W-28, M-0 = 30

Sixth Division

BG Benjamin M. Prentiss (c)

1st Brigade
K-113, W-372, M-263 = 721

   Col Everett Peabody (k)
   Col John L. Doran[15]

2nd Brigade
K-44, W-228, M-178 = 450

   Col Madison Miller (c)

Not brigaded
K-78, W-328, M-592 = 998
Unassigned troops
K-39, W-159, M-17 = 215
  • 15th Michigan: Col John M. Oliver (temporarily attached to the 4th Brigade, Army of the Ohio)
  • 14th Wisconsin: Col David E. Wood K-16, W-74
  • 8th Ohio Battery (6 30 lb Parrott R): Cpt Louis Markgraf K-0, W-3
  • Battery H, 1st Illinois Light Artillery (4 20 lb Parrott R): Capt. Axel Silfversparre
  • Battery I, 1st Illinois Light Artillery (4 6 lb James R): Cpt Edward Bouton
  • Battery L, 1st Illinois Light Artillery (6 James R)
  • Battery B, 2nd Illinois Light Artillery (5 24 lb SB): Capt. Reilly Madison
  • Battery F, 2nd Illinois Light Artillery (6 6 lb SB): Cpt John Wesley Powell (w) K-0, W-6

MG Ulysses S. Grant, Commanding

General Staff & Headquarters

Army of the Tennessee



Military rank

Abbreviations used


  • Abbreviations used 1
    • Military rank 1.1
    • Artillery 1.2
    • Other 1.3
  • Army of the Tennessee 2
  • Army of the Ohio 3
  • Notes 4
  • References 5
Union forces at Shiloh

[3] and reports.[2] return of casualties[1]

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