United States Armies in the East > Department of the Rappahannock


April 1862 • to May >

Commanded by Major General Irvin McDowell

The Department of the Rappahannock was created on April 4, 1862, to be made up of Virginia “east of the Blue Ridge and west of the Potomac River, the Fredericksburg and Richmond Railroad, including the District of Columbia and the country between the Potomac and the Petuxent Rivers.” The First Corps was detached from the Army of the Potomac and used as the core of troops in the department.  The Military District of Washington was also transferred from the Army of the Potomac.

First Division

Brigadier General W. B. Franklin
First Brigade Brig. Gen. Philip Kearney (to 4/30)
Colonel George W. Taylor
1st New Jersey Infantry Regiment Colonel Alfred T. A. Torbert
2nd New Jersey Infantry Regiment Colonel Isaac M. Tucker
3rd New Jersey Infantry Regiment Colonel George W. Taylor (to 4/30)
Lt. Colonel Henry W. Brown
4th New Jersey Infantry Regiment Colonel James H. Simpson
Second Brigade Brig. Gen. Henry P. Slocum
5th Maine Infantry Regiment Colonel Nathaniel J. Jackson
16th New York Infantry Regiment Colonel Joseph Howland
27th New York Infantry Regiment Colonel Joseph J. Bartlett
96th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment Colonel Henry L. Cake
Third Brigade Brig. Gen. J. Newton
18th New York Infantry Regiment Colonel William H. Young
31st New York Infantry Regiment Colonel Calvin E. Pratt
32nd New York Infantry Regiment Colonel Roderick Matheson
95th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment Colonel John M. Gosline
Cavalry and Artillery
1st Massachusetts Battery
Battery A, 1st New Jersey Artillery Captain William Hexamer
Battery F, 1st New York Artillery
Pennsylvania Independent Battery D Captain George W. Durell from Potomac, 1 Div. 1 Brig.
Battery D, 2nd United States Artillery
1st New York Cavalry Regiment Colonel Andrew T. McReynolds

Second Division

Brigadier General George McCall
First Brigade Brig. Gen. John Reynolds
1st Pennsylvania Reserves Colonel Richard B. Roberts
2nd Pennsylvania Reserves Colonel William McCandless
5th Pennsylvania Reserves Colonel Seneca G. Simmons
8th Pennsylvania Reserves Colonel George S. Hays
13th Pennsylvania Reserves Colonel Hugh McNeil to 3 Brig. (below)
Second Brigade Brig. Gen. George Meade
3rd Pennsylvania Reserves Colonel Horatio G. Sickel
4th Pennsylvania Reserves Colonel Albert L. Magilton
7th Pennsylvania Reserves Colonel Elisha B. Harvey
11th Pennsylvania Reserves Colonel Thomas F. Gallagher
Third Brigade Brig. Gen. Edward O. C. Ord
6th Pennsylvania Reserves Colonel William Sinclair
9th Pennsylvania Reserves Colonel Conrad F. Jackson
10th Pennsylvania Reserves Colonel John S. McCalmont
12th Pennsylvania Reserves Colonel John H. Taggart
13th Pennsylvania Reserves Colonel Hugh McNeil from 1 Brig. (above)
Artillery and Cavalry
Battery A, 1st Pennsylvania Artillery
Battery B, 1st Pennsylvania Artillery Captain James H. Cooper
Battery G, 1st Pennsylvania Artillery
Battery C, 5th United States Artillery Captain Dunbar H. Ransom

Third Division

Brigadier General Rufus King
First Brigade Brigadier General Christopher C. Augur
22nd New York Infantry Regiment Colonel Walter Phelps
24th New York Infantry Regiment Colonel Timothy Sullivan
30th New York Infantry Regiment Colonel Edward Frisby
14th New York State Militia Colonel Alfred M. Wood
Second Brigade Brigadier General Marsena Patrick
21st New York Infantry Regiment Colonel William F. Rogers
23rd New York Infantry Regiment Colonel Henry C. Hoffman
35th New York Infantry Regiment Colonel Newton B. Lord
80th New York Infantry Regiment Colonel George W. Pratt
Third Brigade Colonel Lysander Cutler
2nd Wisconsin Infantry Regiment Colonel Edgar O’Connor
6th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment
7th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment Colonel William W. Robinson
19th Indiana Infantry Regiment Colonel Solomon Meredith
Artillery and Cavalry
1st New Hampshire Artillery, Battery D
1st Rhode Island Artillery, Battery D from Army Potomac 1 Corps 1 Div.
4th United States Artillery, Battery B
2nd New York Cavalry Regiment Colonel Judson Kilpatrick

Military District of Washington

Brigadier General James Wadsworth from Army of the Potomac
Infantry
2nd District of Columbia Infantry Regt.
10th New Jersey Infantry Regiment Colonel William R. Murphy
26th New York Infantry Regiment Colonel William H. Christian
59th New York Infantry Regiment Colonel William L. Tidball
76th New York Infantry Regiment Colonel Nelson W. Green
86th New York Infantry Regiment Colonel Benajah P. Bailey
94th New York Infantry Regiment Colonel Henry K. Viele
95th New York Infantry Regiment Colonel George H. Biddle
97th New York Infantry Regiment Colonel Charles Wheelock
101st New York Infantry Regiment Colonel Enrico Fardella
104th New York Infantry Regiment Colonel John Rorbach
105th New York Infantry Regiment Colonel James M. Fuller from New York 4/4
11th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment Colonel Richard Coulter from Middle Department 4/9
56th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment Colonel Sullivan A. Meredith
88th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment Colonel George P. McLean
91st Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment Colonel Edgar M. Gregory
99th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment Colonel Thomas W. Sweney
107th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment Colonel Thomas A. Ziegle
Artillery
1st Massachusetts Heavy Artillery
4th Maine Battery from Maine 4/3
5th Maine Battery from Maine 4/3
6th Maine Battery from Maine 4/3
2nd New York Heavy Artillery Regiment Colonel Gustave Waagner
3rd New York Heavy Artillery Battalion
4th New York Heavy Artillery Regiment Colonel Gustavus A. DeRussy
New York Rocket Battery to Department of North Carolina
1st New York Artillery, Battery C
1st New York Artillery, Battery K to Middle Dept., Railroad Brig.
9th New York Independent Battery
10th New York Independent Battery from New York
11th New York Independent Battery
12th New York Independent Battery
16th New York Independent Battery
Pennsylvania Indpendent Battery C
2nd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery
10th Rhode Island Battery
1st Wisconsin Heavy Artillery
Cavalry
1st New Jersey Cavalry Regiment Colonel Andrew T. McReynolds
6th New York Cavalry Regiment Colonel Thomas C. Devin
10th New York Cavalry Regiment Colonel John C. Lemmon
2nd Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment Colonel Richard B. Price from Middle Dept. Baltimore 4/25
4th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment Colonel James H. Childs
12th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment Colonel William Frishmuth (re. 4/20)
Colonel Lewis B. Pierce