862bq: Union Forces Army of the Potomac March-April 1862

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                          Union Forces
                       Army of the Potomac
                        March-April 1862

Forces Sent to the Peninsula

Cavalry Reserve: Brigadier General P.St. G. Cooke
     Emory's Brigade:
          5th US Cavalry Regiment
          6th US Cavalry Regiment
          6th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment
     Blake's Brigade:
          1st US Cavalry Regiment
          8th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment
          Barker's Squadron Illinois Cavalry

Artillery Reserve: Colonel Hunt 
          1st US Artillery, Battery K & G - 6 12pdr Napoleons
          1st US Artillery, Battery  E - 6 12pdr Napoleons
          2nd US Artillery, Battery  E - 6 20pdr Parrotts
          2nd US Artillery, Robertson's Battery - 6 3" guns
          2nd US Artillery, Battery M - 6 3" guns
          3rd US Artillery, Battery L & M - 6 10pdr Parrotts
          3rd US Artillery, Battery C & G - 6 3" guns
          3rd US Artillery, Battery F & K - 4 10pdr Parrotts
          4th US Artillery, Battery G - 6 12pdr Napoleons
          4th US Artillery, Battery K - 6 12pdr Napoleons
          5th US Artillery, Battery I - 6 3" guns
          5th US Artillery, Battery K - 4 12pdr Napoleons
          5th US Artillery, Battery A - 4 10pdr Parrotts &
                                        2 12pdr Napoleons
          New York Artillery Battalion, Battery A - 6 20pdr Parrotts
          New York Artillery Battalion, Battery B - 4 20pdr Parrotts
          New York Artillery Battalion, Battery C - 4 20pdr Parrotts
          New York Artillery Battalion, Battery  D - 6 32pdr howitzers
Volunteer Engineers: General Woodbury
          15th New York Volunteers
          50th New York Volunteers
Regular Engineers: Cpt. Duane
          Companies A, B, & C, US Engineers
Siege Train: Colonel Tyler
          1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery
Infantry Reserve: General Sykes
     Regular Brigade:
          2nd US Infantry Regiment (9 cos)
          3rd US Infantry Regiment (3 cos)
          4th US Infantry Regiment (10 cos)
          6th US Infantry Regiment (10 cos)
          10th & 17th US Infantry Regiment (8 cos)
          11th US Infantry Regiment (6 cos)
          12th US Infantry Regiment (8 cos)
          14th US Infantry Regiment (9 cos)
          5th New York Volunteers:

II Corps: General Sumner
     Cavalry:
          8th Illinois Cavalry Regiment
          6th New York Cavalry Regiment (l sqn)
Richardson's Division:
     Artillery:
          4th US Artillery, Battery A & C - 6 12pdr Napoleons     
          1st New York Artillery, Battery G - 6 10pdr Parrotts
          1st New York Artillery, Battery B - 6 10pdr Parrotts
          2nd New York Artillery, Battery A - 6 10pdr Parrotts
     Howard's Brigade:
          5th New Hampshire Volunteers
          81st Pennsylvania Volunteers
          61st New York Volunteers
          64th New York Volunteers
     Meagher's Brigade:
          69th New York Volunteers
          63rd New York Volunteers
          88th New York Volunteers
     French's Brigade:
          52nd New York Volunteers
          57th New York Volunteers
          66th New York Volunteers
          53rd Pennsylvania Volunteers
Sedgewick's Division:
     Artillery:
          1st US Artillery, Battery I - 6 12pdr Napoleons
          1st  Rhode  Island  Artillery,  Battery  A
 - 4 10pdr Parrotts & 2 12pdr Howitzers  
          1st  Rhode  Island  Artillery,  Battery  B - 4 10pdr Parrotts & 2 12pdr Howitzers  
          Owen's "G" Battery - 6 3" guns
     Gorman's Brigade:
          2nd New York State Militia
          15th Massachusetts Volunteers
          34th New York Volunteers
          1st Minnesota Volunteers
     Burn's Brigade:
          69th Pennsylvania Volunteers          
          71st Pennsylvania Volunteers
          72nd Pennsylvania Volunteers
          106th Pennsylvania Volunteers
     Dana's Brigade:
          19th Massachusetts Volunteers
          7th Michigan Volunteers
          42nd New York Volunteers
          20th Massachusetts Volunteers
III Corps: General Heintzelman
     Cavalry:
          3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment
Porter's Division:
     Artillery:
          5th US Artillery, Battery K - 6 10pdr Parrotts
          Rhode Island Artillery, Battery C - 6 10pdr Parrotts
          Massachusetts Artillery, Battery C - 6 12pdr Napoleons
          Massachusetts Artillery, Battery E - 6 3" guns
     Martindale's Brigade:
          2nd Maine Volunteers 
          18th Massachusetts Volunteers 
          22nd Massachusetts Volunteers 
          25th New York Volunteers 
          13th New York Volunteers 
          1st Berdan Sharpshooters
     Morell's Brigade:
          14th New York Volunteers 
          4th Michigan Volunteers 
          9th Massachusetts Volunteers 
          62nd Pennsylvania Volunteers 
     Butterfield's Brigade:
          17th New York Volunteers 
          83rd Pennsylvania Volunteers 
          44th New York Volunteers 
          Stockton's Michigan Volunteers 
          12th New York Volunteers 
Hooker's Division:
     Artillery:
          1st US Artillery, Battery H - 4 10pdr Parrotts
                                        2 12pdr howitzers
          4th New York Battery - 6 10pdr Parrotts
          6th New York Battery - 6 3" guns
          1st New York Artillery, Battery D - 4 3" guns
     Sickle's Brigade:
          1st Excelsior (New York) Regiment
          2nd Excelsior (New York) Regiment
          3rd Excelsior (New York) Regiment
          4th Excelsior (New York) Regiment
          5th Excelsior (New York) Regiment
     Nagle's Brigade:
          1st Massachusetts Volunteers
          11th Massachusetts Volunteers
          25th Pennsylvania Volunteers
          2nd New Hampshire Volunteers
     Starr's Brigade:
          5th New Jersey Volunteers
          6th New Jersey Volunteers
          7th New Jersey Volunteers
          8th New Jersey Volunteers
Hamilton's Division:
     Artillery
          2nd US Artillery, Battery G - 6 12pdr Napoleons
          New Jersey Artillery, Battery B - 4 10pdr Parrotts
                                          - 2 12pdr Napoleons   
          Rhode Island Artillery, Battery E - 4 10pdr Parrotts
                                            - 2 12pdr Napoleons   
     Jameson's Brigade:
          105th Pennsylvania Volunteers
          63rd Pennsylvania Volunteers
          57th Pennsylvania Volunteers
          87th New York Volunteers
     Birney's Brigade:
          38th New York Volunteers
          40th New York Volunteers
          4th Maine Volunteers
          3rd Maine Volunteers
     Brigade:
          2nd Michigan Volunteers
          3rd Michigan Volunteers
          5th Michigan Volunteers
          37th New York Volunteers
IV Corps: General Keyes
     Cavalry:
          Unknown
     Artillery:
          1st  Pennsylvania  Artillery,  Battery  C
 - 4 10pdr Parrotts
          1st  Pennsylvania  Artillery,  Battery  D - 6 10pdr Parrotts
          1st  Pennsylvania  Artillery,  Battery  E - 4 12pdr Napoleons
          1st  Pennsylvania  Artillery,  Battery  F
 - 4 10pdr Parrotts
     Graham's Brigade:
          67th New York Volunteers (1st Long Island)
          65th New York Volunteers (1st US Chasseurs)
          23nd Pennsylvania Volunteers
          31st Pennsylvania Volunteers
          61st Pennsylvania Volunteers
     Peck's Brigade:
          98th Pennsylvania Volunteers
          102nd Pennsylvania Volunteers
          93rd Pennsylvania Volunteers
          62nd New York Volunteers
          55th New York Volunteers
     Brigade:
          2nd Rhode Island Volunteers
          7th Massachusetts Volunteers
          10th Massachusetts Volunteers
          36th New York Volunteers
Smith's Division:
     Artillery:
          5th US Artillery, Battery F - 4 10pdr Parrotts
                                      - 2 12pdr Napoleons
          3rd New York Light Battery  - 4 10pdr Parrotts
                                      - 2 12pdr Napoleons             
          1st New York Artillery, Battery E - 4 3" guns
          1st New York Light Battery - 6 3" guns
     Hancock's Brigade:
          5th Wisconsin Volunteers
          49th Pennsylvania Volunteers
          43rd New York Volunteers
          6th Maine Volunteers
     Brooks' Brigade:
          2nd Vermont Volunteers
          3rd Vermont Volunteers
          4th Vermont Volunteers
          5th Vermont Volunteers
          6th Vermont Volunteers
     Davidson's Brigade:
          33rd New York Volunteers
          77th New York Volunteers
          49th New York Volunteers
          7th Maine Volunteers
Casey's Division:
     Artillery:
          7th New York Light Battery - 6 3" guns
          9th New York Light Battery - 6 3" guns
          1st New York Artillery, Battery A - 6 12pdr Napoleons
          1st New York Artillery, Battery  - 4 3" guns
     Keim's Brigade:
          85th Pennsylvania Volunteers
          101st Pennsylvania Volunteers
          103rd Pennsylvania Volunteers
          96th New York Volunteers
     Palmer's Brigade:
          85th New York Volunteers
          98th New York Volunteers
          92nd New York Volunteers
          81st New York Volunteers
          93rd New York Volunteers
     Brigade:
          104th Pennsylvania Volunteers
          52nd Pennsylvania Volunteers
          56th New York Volunteers
          100th New York Volunteers
          11th Maine Volunteers
Provost Guard:
          2nd US Cavalry Regiment
          Battalion 8th & 17th US Infantry
Headquarters Guard
          4th US Cavalry Regiment (2 cos)
          Oneida Cavalry (New York Volunteers) (l co)
          Sturgis Rifles (Illinois Volunteers) (l co)

Forces Left on the Potomac Defensive Lines
I Corps: General McDowell
     Cavalry
          1st New York Cavalry Regiment
          2nd New York Cavalry Regiment
          4th  New York Cavalry Regiment
          1st Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment
     Sharpshooters
          2nd Regiment Berdan's Sharpshooters
Franklin's Division:
     Artillery:
          2nd US Artillery, Battery D - 6 12pdr Napoleons
          Massachusetts Artillery, Battery A - 4 10pdr Parrotts
                                             - 2 12pdr Howitzers
          New Jersey Artillery, Battery A - 4 10pdr Parrotts
                                           - 2 12pdr Howitzers
          1st New York Artillery, Battery F - 4 3" guns
     Kearny's Brigade:
          1st New Jersey Volunteers
          2nd New Jersey Volunteers
          3rd New Jersey Volunteers
          4th New Jersey Volunteers
     Slocum's Brigade:          
          16th New York Volunteers
          27th New York Volunteers
          5th Maine Volunteers
          96th Pennsylvania Volunteers
     Newton's Brigade:
          18th New York Volunteers
          31st New York Volunteers
          32nd New York Volunteers
          95th Pennsylvania Volunteers
McCall's Division:
     Artillery:
          5th US Artillery, Battery C - 6 12pdr Napoleons
          1st  Pennsylvania  Artillery,  Battery  A
 - 4 12pdr Napoleons
          1st  Pennsylvania  Artillery,  Battery  B
 - 6 10pdr Parrotts
          1st  Pennsylvania  Artillery,  Battery  C
 - 2 10pdr Parrotts & 4 12pdr Howitzers
     Reynold's Brigade:          
          1st Pennsylvania Reserve Regiment 
          2nd Pennsylvania Reserve Regiment
          5th Pennsylvania Reserve Regiment
          8th Pennsylvania Reserve Regiment
     Meade's Brigade:
          3rd Pennsylvania Reserve Regiment
          4th Pennsylvania Reserve Regiment
          7th Pennsylvania Reserve Regiment
          11th Pennsylvania Reserve Regiment
          1st Pennsylvania Reserve Rifles
     Ord's Brigade:
          6th Pennsylvania Reserve Regiment
          9th Pennsylvania Reserve Regiment
          10th Pennsylvania Reserve Regiment
          12th Pennsylvania Reserve Regiment
King's Division:
     Artillery:
          4th US Artillery, Battery B - 6 12pdr Napoleons
          1st  Rhode Island Artillery, Battery D
 - 6 10pdr Parrotts
          New Hampshire Artillery, Battery A - 6 12pdr Napoleons
          Pennsylvania Artillery, Durrell's Battery
 - 6 10pdr Parrotts
     Brigade:
          2nd Wisconsin Volunteers
          6th Wisconsin Volunteers
          7th Wisconsin Volunteers
          19th Indiana Volunteers
     Patrick's Brigade:
          20th New York State Militia
          21st New York Volunteers
          23rd New York Volunteers
          25th New York Volunteers
     Augur's Brigade:
          14th New York State Militia
          22nd New York Volunteers
          24th New York Volunteers
          30th New York Volunteers
V Corps: General Banks
     Cavalry:
          1st Maine Cavalry Regiment
          1st Vermont Cavalry Regiment          
          1st Michigan Cavalry Regiment
          1st Rhode Island Cavalry Regiment
          5th New York Cavalry Regiment
          8th New York Cavalry Regiment
          Keyes' Battalion Pennsylvania Cavalry
          18 Companies Maryland Cavalry
          l Squadron Virginia Cavalry
     Unattached:
          28th Pennsylvania Volunteers
          4th Potomac Home Guard Regiment (Maryland Volunteers)
Williams' Division:
     Artillery:
          4th US Artillery, Battery F - 6 12pdr Napoleons
          Hampton's Maryland Battery - 4 10pdr Parrotts
          Thompson's Maryland Battery- 4 10pdr Parrotts
          Pennsylvania Artillery, Battery F - 6 3" guns
          1st New York Artillery, Battery M - 6 10pdr Parrotts
          Knapp's Pennsylvania Battery - 6 10pdr Parrotts
          McMahon's New York Battery - 6 3" guns
     Abercrombie's Brigade:
          12th Massachusetts Volunteers
          2nd Massachusetts Volunteers
          16th Indiana Volunteers
          1st Potomac Home Brigade (Maryland Volunteers)
          Zouaves d'Afrique (Pennsylvania Volunteers)(l co)
     Brigade:
          9th New York State Militia
          29th Pennsylvania Volunteers
          27th Indiana Volunteers
          3rd Wisconsin Volunteers
     Brigade:
          28th New York Volunteers
          5th Connecticut Volunteers
          46th Pennsylvania Volunteers
          1st Maryland Volunteers
          12th Indiana Volunteers
          13th Massachusetts Volunteers
Shields' Division:
     Artillery:
          4th US Artillery, Battery E - 6 10pdr Parrotts
          1st Virginia Artillery, Battery A - 4 10pdr Parrotts
                                            - 2 6pdr cannon
          1st Virginia Artillery, Battery B - 2 10pdr Parrotts
          1st Ohio Artillery, Battery A - 6 12pdr James guns
          1st Ohio Artillery, Battery L - 2 12pdr howitzers
                                        - 4 6pdr guns
          4th Ohio Infantry Regiment - l 6pdr gun
     Brigade:
          1st Indiana Volunteers
          4th Ohio Volunteers
          8th Ohio Volunteers
          7th Virginia Volunteers
          67th Ohio Volunteers
          84th Pennsylvania Volunteers
     Brigade:
          5th Ohio Volunteers
          62nd Ohio Volunteers
          66th Volunteers
          13th Indiana Volunteers
          39th Indiana Volunteers
     Brigade:
          7th Ohio Volunteers
          29th Ohio Volunteers
          7th Ohio Volunteers
          1st Virginia Volunteers
          11th Pennsylvania Volunteers
          Andrew Sharpshooters 
General Wadsworth's Command
     1st New Jersey Cavalry - Alexandria
     4th Pennsylvania Cavalry - east of the capital
     10th New Jersey Volunteers - Bladensburg Road
     104th New York Volunteers - Kalorama Heights
     1st Wisconsin Heavy Artillery - Fort Cass 
     3 New York Batteries - Forts Ethan Alan & Marcy 
     Depot NY Light Artillery - Camp Barry 
     2nd District of Columbia Volunteers - Washington
     26th  Pennsylvania Volunteers - G. St. Warf
     26th New York Volunteers- Fort Lyon
     95th New York Volunteers - Camp Thomas
     94th New York Volunteers - Alexandria
     Det/88th Pennsylvania Volunteers - Alexandria
     91st Pennsylvania Volunteers - Franklin Square Barracks
     4th New York Artillery - Forts Carroll & Greble
     l12th Pennsylvania Volunteers - Fort Saratoga
     76th New York Volunteers - Fort Massachusetts
     59th New York Volunteers - Fort Pennsylvania
     Det/88th Pennsylvania Volunteers - Fort Good Hope
     99th Pennsylvania Volunteers - Fort Mahan
     2nd New York Light Artillery - Forts Ward, Worth & Blenker
     107th Pennsylvania Volunteers -  Kendall Green
     54th Pennsylvania Volunteers - Kendall Green
     Dickerson's Light Artillery - East of the capital
     86th New York Volunteers - East of the capital
     Det/98th Pennsylvania Volunteers - East of the Capital
     14th Massachusetts Volunteers (heavy artillery)
               - Forts Albany, Tellinghast, Richardson, Runyon
                 Jackson, Barnard, Craig & Scott
     Det/4th US Artillery - Fort Washington
     Det/ 37th New York Volunteers - Fort Washington
     97th New York Volunteers - Fort Corcoran
     101st New York Volunteers
     12th Virginia Volunteers
     91st New York Volunteers
In Camp Near Washington
     6th New York Cavalry Regiment (dismounted)
     10th New York Cavalry Regiment (dismounted)
     Swaim's Cavalry Regiment (dismounted)     
     2nd Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment (dismounted)     
General Dix's Command: in Baltimore
     1st Maryland Cavalry Regiment
     Det/Purnell Legion Cavalry
     2nd US Artillery, Battery I
     Maryland Artillery
     1st New York Artillery, Battery L
     2 Independent Batteries, Pennsylvania Artillery
     3rd New York Volunteers
     4th New York Volunteers
     11th Pennsylvania Volunteers
     87th Pennsylvania Volunteers
     l11th Pennsylvania Volunteers
     Det/21st Massachusetts Volunteers
     2nd Maryland Volunteers
     2nd Delaware Volunteers
     1st Eastern Shore Home Guards (Maryland Volunteers)
     2nd Eastern Shore Home Guards (Maryland Volunteers)
     Purnell Legion (Maryland Volunteers)
     2 unidentified battalions




A.S.Webb,  The  Peninsula,  McCelland's Campaign  of  
1862,  Jack Brussell, New York

Source: George Nafziger Order of Battle Collection


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