The Civil War in the East

C.S.A.

Army of Northern Virginia

Major General Gustavus W. Smith (6/1)

General Robert E. Lee (from 6/1)

         
   
   
         

On June 1, 1862, General Robert E. Lee took over the army from General Joseph E. Johnston, wounded in the Battle of Seven Pines (or Glendale) on May 31, and Major General Gustavus Smith, who had taken over as Johnston's second in command but whose health, already poor, broke down completely under the responsibility of army command.

 

After Seven Pines McClellan halted his advance against Richmond and dug in to defensive positions. This gave Lee several weeks to get the feel for and reorganize his new command. On June 26 Lee attacked in what would be known as the Seven Days battles, throwing McClellan back from Richmond and destroying his will to fight, if not his army.

Longstreet's Command

Major General James Longstreet

A. P. Hill's Division

Major General Ambrose Powell Hill

from Unattached Div. (below) 6/29

D.H. Hill's Division

Major General Daniel Harvey Hill

from Unattached Div. (below) 6/22

Huger's Division

Major General Benjamin Huger

from Unattached Div. (below)

Longstreet's Division

Brigadier General Richard H. Anderson

 

Jackson's Command

Major General Thomas J. Jackson

arrived 6/25 from Valley District

Ewell's Division

Major General Richard S. Ewell

 

Jackson's Division

Major General Thomas J. Jackson

 

Magruder's Command

Major General John B. Magruder

Jones' Division

Brigadier General David R. Jones

 

Magruder's Division

Brigadier General Howell Cobb

 

McLaws' Division

Major General Lafayette McLaws

 

     

A.P. Hill's Division

Major General Ambrose Powell Hill

to Longstreet's Command (above) 6/29

Andrson's Brigade

Brigadier General J.R. Anderson

 

Archer's Brigade

Brigadier General James J. Archer

from Whiting's Division 6/11

Branch's Brigade

Brigadier General L. O'Brien Branch

 

Field's Brigade

Brigadier General Charles W. Field

 

Gregg's Brigade

Brigadier General Maxcey Gregg

 

D. H. Hill's Division

Major General Daniel Harvey Hill

to Longstreet's Command (above) 6/22

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 Division

Major General Benjamin Huger

to Longstreet's Command (above)

First Brigade

Bde. Gen. William Mahone

 

Second Brigade

Bde. Gen. Ambrose R. Wright

 

Third Brigade

Bde. Gen. Lewis A. Armistead

 

Ransom's Brigade

Bde. Gen. Robert Ransom

from Holmes' Division

Holmes' Division

Major General Theophilus H. Holmes

 

First Brigade

Colonel Junius Daniel

 

Second Brigade

Bde. Gen. John George Walker

 

Wise's Command

Bde. Gen. Henry A. Wise

 

Bde. Gen. W.H.C. Whiting

to Valley District 6/11

Hood's Brigade

Bde. Gen. John B. Hood

 

Whiting's Brigade

Bde. Gen. W.H.C. Whiting

 

Cavalry Brigade

Bde. Gen. James E. B. Stuart

 

1st North Carolina Cavalry Regiment

Colonel Laurence S. Baker

 

1st Virginia Cavalry Regiment

Colonel Fitzhugh Lee

 

3rd Virginia Cavalry Regiment

Colonel Thomas F. Goode

 

4th Virginia Cavalry Regiment

Lt. Colonel Williams C. Wickham

 

5th Virginia Cavalry Regiment

Colonel Thomas L. Rosser

 

9th Virginia Cavalry Regiment

Colonel W. H. F. Lee

 

10th Virginia Cavalry Regiment

Colonel James L. Davis

 

Cobb's (Ga.) Legion Cavalry

Colonel Thomas R.R. Cobb

 

Hampton Legion (SC) Cavalry

Major Matthew C. Butler

 

Jefferson Davis (Ms.) Legion

Lt. Colonel William T. Martin

 

Stuart Horse Artillery

Captain John Pelham

 

Artillery Reserve

Brigadier General William N. Pendleton

First Virginia Artillery Battalion

Colonel J. Thompson Brown

 

Nelson's Artillery Battalion

Major William Nelson

 

Richardson's Artillery Battalion

Major Charles Richardson

 

Sumter Artillery Battalion

Lt. Colonel Allen S. Cutts

 




 
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