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Appendix B
Confederate Order of Battle

Confederate Forces
GEN Joseph E. Johnston

In early March 1865 General Joseph E. Johnston’s force had yet to assemble. Many units, including portions of the Army of Tennessee, were still in route. The only organized Confederate forces in the area of operations were Hardee’s Infantry Corps, and Wheeler’s and Butler’s Cavalry. By order of the Confederate government, LTG Wade Hampton was to assume command of Wheeler’s Corps and Butler’s Division. On the 8th of March, Wheeler’s and Butler’s Cavalry united and "Hampton’s Cavalry Command"was established.

Hardee’s Corps
Strength — Approximately 8,OOO men
Taliaferro’s Division
BG William B. Taliaferro
McLaws’ Division
MG LaFayette McLaws
Hampton’s Cavalry Command
LTG Wade Hampton
Wheeler’s Corps
LTG Joseph Wheeler
Strength — Approximately 4,600 men
Humes’ Division
BG W.Y.C. Humes (WIA)

Allen’s Division
BG William W. Allen (note">*)

Harrison’s Texas Brigade
BG Thomas Harrison (WIA)
Hagan’s Alabama Brigade
COL James Hagan (WIA)
8th Texas Regiment 1st Alabama Regiment
COL David T. Blakely
11th Texas Regiment 3rd Alabama Regiment
MAJ John D. Farish (WIA)
3rd Arkansas Regiment
MAJ William H. Blackwell
9th Alabama Regiment
COL John C. Malone, Jr.
4th/8th Tennessee Regiment
LTC Paul F. Anderson
12th Alabama Regiment
COL Wren S. Reese
  51st Alabama Regiment (Partisan Rangers)
COL Milton L. Kirkpatrick
  53rd Alabama Regiment (Partisan Rangers)
COL Moses W. Hannon (WIA)
  10th Confederate (GA., ALA. Companies)
COL William J. Vason
Ashby’s Brigade
COL Henry M. Ashby (*)
Anderson’s Brigade
BG Robert H. Anderson
1st/6th Tennessee Regiment
COL Jacob B. Biffle
3rd Georgia Regiment
2nd Tennessee Regiment
COL John H. Kuhn
5th Georgia Regiment
5th Tennessee Regiment
COL George W. McKenzie
6th Georgia Regiment
COL Edward Bird
  8th Confederate
(ALA., MISS. Companies)
LTC John S. Prather
Dibrell’s Brigade
BG George G. Dibrell
Shannon’s Special Scouts
CPT A.M. Shannon
(Shannon’s Scouts numbered 30 to 40 hand-picked men from throughout the Corps.)
Allison’s Squadron (Hamilton’s Battalion & Shaw’s Battalion)
COL Robert D. Allison
13th Tennessee Regiment
COL Mounce L. Gore
(Serving as Corps reserve, Dibrell also collected late arriving units.)
 
Butler’s Division
MG Matthew C. Butler
Strength — Approximately 1,200 men
Butler’s Brigade
BG E.M. Law
Young’s Brigade
COL Gilbert J. Wright
1st South Carolina Regiment Phillips’ Georgia Legion
MAJ W.W. Thomas
4th South Carolina Regiment Cobb’s Georgia Legion
LTC J.S. King (KIA)
5th South Carolina Regiment
6th South Carolina Regiment Jeff Davis Mississippi Legion
(MISS., GA., ALA. Companies)
MAJ Ivey F. Lewis (WIA)
19th South Carolina Battalion
  20th Georgia Battalion
  2nd Kentucky Regiment
Reacting to rapidly changing circumstances, the Confederate Cavalry task organized often. The units contained in the order of battle participated in the battle. The following units may have participated, been on other missions, or arrived late.
  Cavalry  
1st Georgia Regiment 2nd Alabama Regiment 1st Kentucky Regiment
2nd Georgia Regiment 24th Alabama Battalion 3rd Kentucky Regiment
4th Georgia Regiment 9th Tennessee Battalion 9th Kentucky Regiment
10th Georgia Regiment 56th Alabama Regiment (Partisan Rangers)  
20th Georgia Regiment    
  Artillery  
Baxter’s Tennessee Battery; 2 X l2 LB. Howitzer, 2 X 6 LB. Smoothbores, Clarke County Arkansas Battery; 2 X l2 LB. Howitzer, 2 X 6 LB. Smoothbores, Hartis, South Carolina Battery

  * = Horse or horses shot from under him during the Battle of Monroe's Crossroads

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