The Civil War in the East

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Longstreet's Command

Major General James Longstreet


The period between the Peninsula Campaign and the Second Manassas Campaign saw heavy reorganization in Longstreet's Command. A.P. Hill's Division was transferred to Jackson's Command to avoid the bad blood that had developed between Longstreet and Hill. In exchange Huger's and Jones' Divisions were added. Huger was removed from command and replaced by Richard Anderson, who had been commanding Longstreet's old division as senior brigade commander. Longstreet's old division was then split into two divisions under its next two senior brigade commanders, Kemper and Wilcox.

A. P. Hill's Light Division

Maj. Gen. Ambrose Powell Hill

to Jackson's command 7/27

First Brigade

Brig. Gen. Charles W. Field


Second Brigade

Brig. Gen. General Maxcy Gregg


Third Brigade

Brig. Gen. Joseph R. Anderson


Fourth Brigade

Brig. Gen. Lawrence O. Branch


Fifth Brigade

Brig. Gen. James J. Archer


Sixth Brigade

Brig. Gen. William Dorsey Pender


D. H. Hill's Division

Major General Daniel Harvey Hill


Early's Brigade

Brigadier General Jubal A. Early


Featherston'e Brigade

Brigadier General Winfield S. Featherston


Rains' Brigade

Brigadier General Gabriel J. Rains


Rodes' Brigade

Brigadier General Robert E. Rodes


Huger's/Anderson's Division

Maj. Gen. Benjamin Huger (relieved 7/12*)

Maj. Gen. Richard H. Anderson (after 7/14)

was unattached division, assigned mid-July

Armistead's Brigade

Brig. Gen. Lewis A. Armistead


Mahone's Brigade

Brig. Gen. William Mahone


Wright's Brigade

Brig. Gen. Ambrose R. Wright


Jones' Division

Brig. Gen. David R. Jones

from Magruder's Command 7/3

Jones' Brigade

Colonel George T. Anderson


Toombs' Brigade

Brig. Gen. Robert A. Toombs


Longstreet's Division

Brig. Gen. Richard H. Anderson (to 7/14)

To Kemper's and Wilcox's Divs.

First Brigade

Brig. Gen. James L. Kemper

to Kemper's Division

Second Brigade

Colonel Micah Jenkins

to Kemper's Division

Third Brigade

Brig. Gen. George Pickett

to Kemper's Division

Fourth Brigade

Brig. Gen. Cadmus M. Wilcox

to Wilcox's Division

Fifth Brigade

Brig. Gen. Roger A. Pryor

to Wilcox's Division

Sixth Brigade

Brig. Gen. Winfield S. Featherston

to Wilcox's Division

* Huger was relieved and assigned as Inspector of Artillery and Ordinance. Officially relieved on July 12, he stayed on with his troops until July 21

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