The Civil War in the East

C.S.A. - Army of Northern Virginia

Second Army Corps

Lieutenant General Richard S. Ewell (disabled 5/29)

Major General Jubal A. Early (from 5/29; promoted to Lieutenant General 5/31)


The Second Corps suffered heavy casualties in the Battle of the Wilderness (May 4-5) but it was the fighting around Spotsylvania Court House (May 8-21) that came close to destroying the corps. Johnson's Division was overrun in the fighting in the Mule Shoe, with Edward Johnson and George Steuart captured. Three of Johnston's brigades were consolidated into one - still sadly understrength - under William Terry.

Early's Division

Major General Jubal A. Early (to 5/8; ^ 5/29)

Major General John B. Gordon (5/8-5/21)

Brigadier General Stephen Dodson Ramseur (after 5/22)

Gordon's Brigade

Bde. Gen. John B. Gordon (to 5/29)

Colonel Clement A. Evans (to BG)

To Gordon's Division 5/21 (see below)

Hays' Brigade

Bde. Gen. Harry T. Hays

to Johnson's Division 5/8
combined with Stafford's Bde.

Johnston's Brigade

Bde. Gen. Robert D. Johnston (w 5/12)

Colonel Thomas Garrett (k)

Colonel Thomas Toon

from Rodes' Div. 5/8

Pegram's Brigade

Bde. Gen. John Pegram (w 5/5)

Colonel John S. Hoffman


Johnson's/Gordon's Division

Major General Edward Johnson (c 5/12)

Major General John B. Gordon (after 5/21)

Gordon's Brigade

Colonel Clement A. Evans (BG)

from Early's Div. 5/21

Jones' Brigade

Bde. Gen. John M. Jones (k 5/4)

Colonel William Witcher

consolidated into Terry's Bde. (below) 5/21

Steuart's Brigade

Bde. Gen. George H. Steuart (c 5/12)

consolidated into Terry's Bde. (below) 5/21

Stafford's Brigade

Bde. Gen. Leroy A. Stafford (mw 5/5)

Colonel Zebulon York

Bde. Gen. Harry T. Hays (5/8- w 5/10)

Colonel William Monaghan

combined with Hays' Bde. from Early's Div. 5/8

Stonewall Brigade

Bde. Gen. James A. Walker (w 5/12)

consolidated into Terry's Bde. (below) 5/21

Terry's Brigade

Bde. Gen. William Terry (as of 5/20)

created 5/21 from remnants of Jones', Steuart's & Walker's Bdes. (see above)

Rodes' Division

Major General Robert E. Rodes


Battle's Brigade

Bde. Gen. Cullen A. Battle (w)


Daniel's Brigade

Bde. Gen. Junius Daniel (mw 5/12)


Doles' Brigade

Bde. Gen. George P. Doles


Johnston's Brigade

Bde. Gen. Robert D. Johnston

from Hanover Jct 5/6
to Early's (Gordon's) Div. 5/8

Ramseur's Brigade

Bde. Gen. Stephen D. Ramseur (w 5/12)

Colonel Bryan Grimes


Corps Artillery

Brigadier General Armistead Long

Braxton's Artillery Batalion

Lt. Colonel Carter M. Braxton


Cutshaw's Artillery Batalion

Major Wilifred E. Cutshaw

Consolidated under Page's Bn. 5/13

Hardaway's Artillery Batalion

Lt. Colonel Robert A. Hardaway


Nelson's Artillery Batalion

Lt. Colonel William Nelson


Page's Artillery Batalion

Major Richard C. Page

Consolidated with Cutshaw's Bn. 5/13

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