The Army of Tennessee

Organization, Strength, Casualties, 1862–1865


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About the Book

The Army of Tennessee was officially designated November 20, 1862. But that was not the beginning of the Confederate main fighting force in the Civil War’s Western Theater. Before that date it was known as the Army of Mississippi (or the Army of the West), a command organized on March 5, with its area of operations between the Mississippi River and the Appalachian Mountains. That army was formed of the Army of Central Kentucky, the Army of Louisiana and elements of the Army of Pensacola, following the Confederate disaster at Fort Donelson. The force was led by a succession of commoners—P.G.T. Beauregard, Albert Sydney Johnston and Braxton Bragg—and had a series of defeats, from Shiloh to Corinth to Perryville, before winning a spectacular victory at Chickamauga. Based on the Official Records, this book details the often neglected army’s organization, strength and casualties during its three year history.

About the Author(s)

Darrell L. Collins has written several books on Civil War topics. He lives in Montrose, Colorado.

Bibliographic Details

Darrell L. Collins
Format: softcover (8.5 x 11)
Pages: 276
Bibliographic Info: notes, bibliography, indexes
Copyright Date: 2017
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6821-5
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2750-2
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Abbreviations  vi
Introduction  1
Section I
Organization Reports
Chronological Reports 3; Army, Corps, Division and Brigade Commander Timelines 61; Regimental, Battalion and Battery Commander Timelines 86 (by state: Alabama 86, Arkansas 97; Confederate Units 101; Florida 103; Georgia 104; Kentucky 111,
Louisiana 114; Mississippi 116; Missouri 124; North Carolina 126;
South Carolina 126; Tennessee 128; Texas 142)
Section II
Present for Duty Reports
Strength 1862 147; Strength 1863 152; Strength 1864 170; Strength 1865 182; Army/Corps/Division Strength Timelines 187
Section III
Casualty Reports
Fort Donelson, February 1862 201; Battle of Shiloh, April 1862 203;
Battle of Perryville, October 1862 206; Battle of Murfreesboro,
December 1862–January 1863 207; Battle of Chickamauga,
September 1863 213; Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign,
September–November 1863 223; Miscellaneous Casualties 229;
Atlanta Campaign, May–September 1864 230; Battle of Franklin,
November 1864 240; Battle of Bentonville, March 1865 242
Notes  247
Commander Index  249
Unit Index  262

Book Reviews & Awards

“a must-have reference book for anyone interested in the Army of Tennessee and Civil War history”—ARBA.