The Armies at the Battle of Perryville

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Union Army

Army of the Ohio: Major-General Don Carlos Buell, Major General George H. Thomas second in command

Escort and unattached
Anderson (Pennsylvania) Troop: Lieutenant Thomas S. Maple
4th U.S. Cavalry (6 companies): Lieutenant-Colonel James Oakes
7th Pennsylvania Cavalry (4 companies): Major John E. Wynkoop
First Army Corps: Major General Alexander McD. McCook
Third Division: Brigadier-General Lovell H. Rousseau
Ninth Brigade: Colonel Leonard A. Harris
38th Indiana: Colonel Benjamin F. Scribner
2nd Ohio: Lieutenant-Colonel John Kell
33rd Ohio: Lieutenant-Colonel Oscar F. Moore (wounded and captured), Major Frederick J. Lock
94th Ohio: Colonel Joseph W. Frizell
10th Wisconsin: Colonel Alfred R. Chapin
5th Indiana Battery: Captain Peter Simonson
Seventeenth Brigade: Colonel William H. Lytle (wounded and captured), Colonel Curran Pope (Mortally Wounded)
42rd Indiana: Colonel James G. Jones
88th Indiana: Colonel George Humphrey
15th Kentucky: Colonel Curran Pope
3rd Ohio: Colonel John Beatty
10th Ohio: Lieutenant-Colonel Joseph W. Burke
1st Michigan Battery: Captain Cyrus O. Loomis
Twenty-eighth Brigade: Colonel John C. Starkweather
24th Illinois: Captain August Mauff
79th Pennsylvania: Colonel Henry A. Hambright
1st Wisconsin: Lieutenant-Colonel George B. Bingham
21st Wisconsin: Colonel Benjamin J. Sweet
4th Indiana Battery: Captain Asahel K. Bush
Unattached
2nd Kentucky Cavalry (6 companies): Colonel Buckner Board
A, C and H, 1st Michigan Engineers and Mechanics: Major Enos Hopkins
Tenth Division: Brigadier-General James S. Jackson (killed)
Thirty-third Brigade: Brigadier-General William R. Terrill (killed), Colonel Albert S. Hall
80th Illinois: Colonel Thomas G. Allen
123rd Illinois: Colonel James Monroe
Detachments 7th and 32d Kentucky and 3rd Tennessee: Colonel Theophilus T. Garrard
105th Ohio: Colonel Albert S. Hall
Parsons's (improvised) Battery: Lieutenant Charles C. Parsons
Thirty-fourth Brigade: Colonel George Webster (killed)
80th Indiana: Lieutenant Colonel Lewis Brooks
50th Ohio: Colonel Jonah R. Taylor, Lieutenant Colonel Silas A. Strickland
98th Ohio: Lieutenant Colonel Christian L. Poorman
121st Ohio: Colonel William P. Reid
19th Indiana Battery: Captain Samuel J. Harris

Second Army Corps: Major-General Thomas L. Crittenden
Fourth Division: Brigadier-General William S. Smith
Tenth Brigade: Colonel William Grose
84th Illinois: Colonel Louis H. Waters
36th Indiana: Lieutenant Colonel O. H. P. Carey
23rd Kentucky: Lieutenant Colonel J. P. Jackson
6th Ohio: Lieutenant Colonel Nicholas L. Anderson
24th Ohio: Lieutenant Colonel Frederick C. Jones
H, 4th U.S. Artillery: Lieutenant Samuel Canby
M, 4th U.S. Artillery: Captain John Mendenhall

Nineteenth Brigade: Colonel William B. Hazen
110th Illinois: Colonel Thomas S. Casey
9th Indiana: Colonel William H. Blake
6th Kentucky: Colonel Walter C. Whitaker
27th Kentucky: Colonel C. D. Pennebaker
41st Ohio: Lieutenant Colonel George S. Mygatt
F, 1st Ohio Artillery: Captain Daniel T. Cockerill
Twenty-Second Brigade: Brigadier-General Charles Cruft
31st Indiana: Lieutenant Colonel John Osborn
1st Kentucky: Lieutenant Colonel David A. Enyart
2nd Kentucky: Colonel Thomas D. Sedgewick
20th Kentucky: Lieutenant Colonel Charles S. Hanson
90th Ohio: Colonel Issac N. Ross
B, 1st Ohio Artillery: Captain William E. Standard
Cavalry
2nd Kentucky (4 companies): Lieutenant Colonel Thomas B. Cochran
Fifth Division: Brigadier-General Horatio P. Van Cleve
Eleventh Brigade: Colonel Samuel Beatty
79th Indiana: Colonel Frederick Knefler
9th Kentucky: Lieutenant Colonel George H. Cram
13th Kentucky: Lieutenant Colonel J. B. Carlile
19th Ohio: Lieutenant Colonel E.W. Hollinsworth
59th Ohio: Colonel James P. Fyffe
Fourteenth Brigade: Colonel Pierce B. Hawkins
44th Indiana: Colonel Hugh B. Reed
86th Indiana: Colonel Orville S. Hamilton
11th Kentucky: Lieutenant Colonel S. P. Love
25th Kentucky: Colonel Cicero Maxwell
13th Ohio: Colonel Joseph G. Hawkins
Twenty third Brigade: Colonel Stanley Matthews
35th Indiana: Colonel Bernard F. Mullen
8th Kentucky: Colonel Sidney M. Barnes
21st Kentucky: Colonel S. Woodson Price
51st Ohio: Lieutenant Colonel Richard W. McClain
99th Ohio: Lieutenant Colonel John E. Cummins
Artillery
7th Indiana: Captain George R. Swallow
B, Pennsylvania: Lieutenant Alanson J. Stevens
3rd Wisconsin: Captain Lucius H. Drury
Sixth Division: Brigadier General Thomas J. Wood
Fifteenth Brigade: Brigadier General Milo S. Hascall
100th Illinois: Colonel Frederick A. Bartleson
17th Indiana: Lieutenant Colonel George W. Gorman
58th Indiana: Colonel George P. Buell
3rd Kentucky: Lieutenant Colonel William T. Scott
26th Ohio: Major Chris. M. Degenfield
8th Indiana Battery: Lieutenant George Estep
Twentieth Brigade: Colonel Charles G. Harker
51st Indiana: Colonel Abel D. Streight
73rd Indiana: Colonel Gilbert Hathaway
13th Michigan: Lieutenant Colonel Frederick W. Worden
64th Ohio: Colonel John Ferguson
65th Ohio: Lieutenant Colonel William H. Young
6th Ohio Battery: Captain Cullen Bradley
Twenty first Brigade: Colonel George D. Wagner
15th Indiana: Lieutenant Colonel Gustavus A. Wood
40th Indiana: Colonel John W. Blake
57th Indiana: Colonel Cyrus C. Hines
24th Kentucky: Colonel Louis B. Grigsby
97th Ohio: Colonel John Q. Lane
10th Indiana Battery: Captain Jemore B. Cox
Unattached
B, E, I and K, 1st Michigan Engineers and Mechanics: Colonel William P. Innes
1st Ohio Cavalry (detachments): Major James Laughlin
Third Army Corps: Major-General Charles C. Gilbert
First Division: Brigadier General Albin Schoepf
First Brigade: Colonel Moses B. Walker
82 Indiana: Colonel Morton C. Hunter
12th Kentucky: Colonel William A. Hoskins
17th Ohio: Colonel John M. Connell
31st Ohio: Lieutenant Colonel Frederick W. Lister
38th Ohio: Lieutenant Colonel William A. Choates
Second Brigade: Brigadier General Speed S. Fry
10th Indiana: William C. Kise
74th Indiana: Colonel Charles W. Chapman
4th Kentucky: Colonel John T. Croxton
10th Kentucky: Lieutenant Colonel William H. Hays
14th Ohio: Lieutenant Colonel George P. Este
Third Brigade: Brigadier-General James B. Steedman
87th Indiana: Colonel Kline G. Shryock
2nd Minnesota: Colonel James George
9th Ohio: Lieutenant Colonel Charles Joseph
35th Ohio: Colonel Ferdinand Van Derveer
18th U.S.: Major Frederick Townsned
Artillery
4th Michigan: Captain Josiah W. Church
C, 1st Ohio: Captain Daniel K. Southwick
I, 4th U.S.: Lieutenant Frank G. Smith
Cavalry
1st Ohio (detachment): Colonel Minor Milliken
Ninth Division: Brigadier General Robert B. Mitchell
Thirtieth Brigade: Colonel Michael Gooding
59th Illinois: Major Joshua C. Winters
74th Illinois: Lieutenant Colonel James B. Kerr
75th Illinois: Lieutenant Colonel John E. Bennett
22d Indiana: Lieutenant Colonel Squire I. Keith (killed) 5th Wisconsin Battery: Captain Oscar F. Pinney
Thirty-first Brigade: Colonel WIlliam P. Carlin
21st Illinois: Colonel John W. S. Alexander
38th Illinois: Major Daniel H. Gilmer
101st Ohio: Colonel Leander Stem
15th Wisconsin: Colonel Hans C. Heg
2nd Minnesota Battery: Captain William A. Hotchkiss
Thirty second Brigade: Colonel William W. Caldwell
25th Illinois: Lieutenant Colonel James S. McClelland
35th Illinois: Lieutenant Colonel William P. Chandler
81st Indiana: Lieutenant Colonel John Timberlake
8th Kansas (battalion): Lieutenant Colonel John A. Martin
8th Wisconsin Battery: Captain Stephen J. Carpenter
Cavalry
B, 36th Illinois: Captain Samuel B. Sherer
Eleventh Division: Brigadier General Philip H. Sheridan
Thirty fifth Brigade: Lieutenant-Colonel Bernard Laiboldt
44th Illinois: Captain Wallace W. Barrett
73rd Illinois: Colonel James F. Jaquess
2d Missouri: Captain Walter Hoppe (killed)
15th Missouri: Major John Weber
Thirty sixth Brigade: Colonel Daniel McCook
85th Illinois: Colonel Robert S. Moore
86th Illinois: Colonel David D. Irons
125th Illinois: Colonel Oscar F. Harmon
52nd Ohio: Lieutenant Colonel D. D. T. Cowen
Thirty seventh Brigade: Colonel Nicholas Grensel
36th Illinois: Captain Silas Miller
88th Illinois: Colonel Francis T. Sherman
21st Michigan: Colonel Ambrose A. Stevens
24th Wisconsin: Colonel Charles H. Larrabee
Artillery
I, 2nd Illinois: Captain Charles M. Barnett
G, 1st Missouri: Captain Henry Hescock
Cavalry
Third Brigade: Captain Ebenezer Gay
9th Kentucky (detachment): Lieutenant Colonel John Boyle
2d Michigan: Lieutenant Colonel Archibald P. Campbell
9th Pennsylvania: Lieutenant Colonel Thomas C. James
Unit Killed Wounded Missing Total
Escort 0 0 1 1
Unattached 0 4 3 7
First Corps, Third Division, Staff 0 0 1 1
", ", Ninth Brigade 121 419 51 591
", ", Seventeenth Brigade 193 606 23 822
", ", Twenty-eighth Brigade 170 477 109 756
", ", Unattached 0 18 4 22
First Corps, Tenth Division, Staff 1 0 0 1
", ", Thirty-third Brigade 100 336 91 527
", ", Thirty-fourth Brigade 87 346 146 579
Second Corps, Fourth Division, Tenth Brigade - - - -
", ", Nineteenth Brigade - - - -
", ", Twenty-second Brigade - - - -
", Fifth Division, Eleventh Brigade - - - -
", ", Fourteenth Brigade - - - -
", ", Twenty third Brigade - - - -
", ", Artillery - - - -
", Sixth Division, Fifteenth Brigade - - - -
", ", Twentieth Brigade - - - -
", ", Twenty first Brigade - - - -
", ", Unattached - - - -
Third Corps, First Division, First Brigade - - - -
", ", Second Brigade 4 7 0 11
", ", Third Brigade   6 8 14
", ", Artillery 0 1 0 1
", ", Cavalry - - - -
", Ninth Division, Thirtieth Brigade 121 314 64 499
", ", Thirty first Brigade 0 10 0 10
", ", Thirty second Brigade - - - -
", ", Cavalry - - - -
", Eleventh Division, Thirty fifth Brigade 22 102 1 125
", ", Thirty sixth Brigade 7 63 9 79
", ", Thirty seventh Brigade 15 124 4 143
", ", Artillery 0 3 0 3
", Cavalry, Third Brigade 4 13 0 17
Total 845 2851 515 4211

The Confederate Forces

Army of the Mississippi: General Braxton Bragg

Right Wing: Major General Benjamin F. Cheatham
Cheatham's Division: Brigadier General Daniel S. Donelson
First Brigade: Colonel John H. Savage
8th Tennessee: Colonel W. L. Moore
15th Tennessee: Colonel R. C. Tyler
16th Tennessee: Lieutenant Colonel D. M. Donnell
38th Tennessee: Colonel John C. Carter
51st Tennessee: Colonel John Chester
Tennessee Battery: Captain W. W. Carnes
Brigadier General A. P Stewart
4th Tennessee: Colonel O. F. Strahl
5th Tennessee: Colonel C. D. Venable
24th Tennessee: Lieutenant Colonel H. L. W. Bratton
31st Tennessee: Colonel E. E. Tansil
33rd Tennessee: Colonel W. P. Jones
Mississippi Battery: Captain T. J. Stanford
Third Brigade: Brigadier General George Maney
41st Georgia: Colonel Charles A. McDaniel (wounded), Major John Knight
1st Tennessee: Colonel H. R. Field
6th Tennessee: Colonel George C. Porter
9th Tennessee: Lieutenant Colonel John W. Buford (wounded), Major George W. Kelsoe
27th Tennessee: Lieutenant Colonel W. Frierson (wounded), Major A. C. Allen
Mississippi Battery: Lieutenant William R. Turner.
Cavalry Brigade: Colonel John A. Wharton
1st Kentucky (3 companies)
4th Tennessee
9th Texas
Left Wing: Major General William J. Hardee
Second Division: Brigadier-General J. Patton Anderson
First Brigade: Brigadier General John C. Brown (wounded), Colonel William Millet
1st Florida: Colonel William Miller
3rd Florida
41st Mississippi
Palmer's Battery
Second Brigade: Brigadier General Daniel W. Adams
13th Louisiana: Colonel R. L. Gibson
16th Louisiana: Colonel D. C. Gober
20th Louisiana: Colonel Aug. Reichard, Lieutenant Colonel Leon von Zinken
25th Louisiana: Colonel S. W. Fisk
14th Battalion Louisiana Sharp-shooters: Major J. E. Austin
5th Company Washington (Louisiana) Artillery: Captain C. H. Slocomb
Third Brigade: Colonel Samuel Powell
45th Alabama
1st Arkansas
24th Mississippi: Colonel William F. Dowd
29th Tennessee
Missouri Battery: Captain Overton W. Barret
Fourth Brigade: Colonel Thomas M. Jones
27th Mississippi 30th Mississippi
37th Mississippi
Alabama Battery (Lumsden's)
Third Division: Major General Simon B. Buckner
First Brigade: Brigadier General St. John R. Liddel
2nd Arkansas
5th Arkansas: Colonel L. Featherston
6th Arkansas:
7th Arkansas: Colonel D. A. Gillespie
8th Arkansas: Colonel John H. Kelly
Mississippi Battery (Swett's)
Second Brigade: Brigadier General P. R. Cleburne (wounded)
13th Arkansas
15th Arkansas
2nd Tennessee
Arkansas Battery (Calvert's)
Third Brigade: Brigadier General Bushrod R. Johnson
5th Confederate: Colonel J. A. Smith
17th Tennessee: Colonel A. S. Marks
23rd Tennessee: Lieutenant Colonel R. H. Keeble
25th Tennessee: Colonel John M. Hughs
37th Tennessee: Colonel Moses White
44th Tennessee: Colonel John S. Fulton
Mississippi Battery (Jefferson Artillery): Captain Put. Darden
Fourth Brigade: Brigadier-General S. A. M. Wood (wounded)
16th Alabama
33nd Alabama
3rd Confederate
45th Mississippi
15th Battalion Mississippi Sharp-shooters
Alabama Battery: Captain Henry C. Semple
Cavalry Brigade: Colonel Joseph Wheeler 1st Alabama: Colonel William W. Allen
3rd Alabama: Colonel James Hagan
6th Confederate: Lieutenant Colonel James A. Pell
2nd Georgia (battalion): Major C. A. Whaley
3rd Georgia: Colonel Martin J. Crawford
1st Kentucky (6 companies): Major J. W. Caldwell

Army of the Mississippi: General Braxton Bragg

Unit Killed Wounded Missing Total
Right Wing , Cheatham's Division, First Brigade 68 272 7 347
", ", Second Brigade 62 340 26 428
", ", Third Brigade 136 517 34 687
", Cavalry Brigade - - - -
Left Wing, Second Division, First Brigade - - - -
", ", Second Brigade 6 78 68 152
", ", Third Brigade - - - -
", ", Fourth Brigade - - - -
", Third Division, First Brigade - - - 71
", ", Second Brigade - - - -
", ", Third Brigade 30 165 9 204
", ", Fourth Brigade - - - -
", Cavalry Brigade - - - -
Total 510 2635 251 3396
"-" indicates casualty figures not reported individually but only included in the totals.

Numbers Engaged in the Battle

The best estimate of the Union strength available for Perryville puts the total numbers present at between 54,000 and 61,000. Of these only the First Corps was fully engaged. General McCook, commander of that corps, estimated that his two divisions put about 12,500 men on the field. Only very small portions of the other two Union corps took part in the fighting.

The Confederate force at Perryville was probably slightly larger, with three divisions of infantry (14,500 men) and two small cavalry brigades (1,500) present out of the Confederate army present in Kentucky at the time. That army was much larger, perhaps as big as 68,000 strong at the time of Perryville, but most of it was elsewhere.

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How to cite this article: Rickard, J (20 June 2007), The Armies at the Battle of Perryville , http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/armies_perryville.html
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