The Civil War in the East


Army of Northern Virginia

General Robert E. Lee


When McClellan retired to Harrison's Landing after the final battle of the Seven Days battles (Malvern Hill, on July 1) the direct threat to Richmond was ended. Lee had a breathing space to organize the army and take steps to meet the threat posed by John Pope's Federals advancing south from Washington. A.P. Hill's Division was transferred to Jackson's Command and Whiting's Division was attached to Longstreet's Command. Magruder was transferred to the West and his command split up.

Longstreet's Command

Major General James Longstreet

A.P. Hill's Division

Maj. Gen. Ambrose Powell Hill

to Jackson's Command (below) 7/27

D. H. Hill's Division

Major General Daniel H. Hill

detatched as independent command

Huger's/Anderson's Division

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

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


D. R. Jones' Division

Maj. Gen. David R. Jones


Kemper's Division

Bde. Gen. James Kemper (after 7/12)

from Longstreet's Division

Longstreet's Division

Bde. Gen. Richard H. Anderson (to 7/12)

split into Kemper's and Wilcox's Divisions

Wilcox's Division

Bde. Gen. Cadmus Wilcox (after 7/12)

from Longstreet's Division

Evan's Independent Brigade

Bde. Gen. Nathan G. Evans


Jackson's Command

Major General Thomas Jackson

Ewell's Division

Brigadier Genral A. R. Lawton (w)

Brigadier General Jubal Early


A.P. Hill's Division

Major General Ambrose P. Hill

from Longstreet's Command (above) 7/27

Jackson's Division

Brigadier General John R. Jones


Whiting's Division

Maj. Gen. William Whiting

detached 7/13 (see below)

Magruder's Division

Major General John Magruder (rel. 7/3)

dissolved on 7/3

Cobb's Brigade

Bde. Gen. Howell Cobb

to McLaws' Division 7/3

Griffith's Brigade

Colonel William Barksdale

to McLaws' Division 7/3


Colonel Henry C. Cabell

to McLaws' Division 7/3

McLaws' Division

Major General Lafayette McLaws


Griffith's/Barksdale's Brigade

Colonel William Barksdale

from Magruder's Division 7/3

Cobb's Brigade

Bde. Gen. Howell Cobb

from Magruder's Division 7/3

Kershaw's Brigade

Bde. Gen. Joseph B. Kershaw


Semmes' Brigade

Bde. Gen. Paul J. Semmes



Colonel Henry C. Cabell

from Magruder's Division 7/3

Whiting's Division

Maj. Gen. William H.C. Whiting (to 7/26**)

Bde. Gen. John B. Hood

from Jackson's Command 7/13

to Longstreet's Command

Hood's Brigade

Bde. Gen. John B. Hood (^ 7/26)

Colonel William Wofford


Law's Brigade

Bde. Gen. Evander Law


Cavalry Division

Major General James E. B. Stuart

Hampton's Brigade

Bde. Gen. Wade Hampton


Lee's Brigade

Bde. Gen. Fitzhugh Lee


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

** Whiting went on sick leave on July 26

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