150th Anniversary Battle of Shiloh
Confederate Command Struture and information
General Way would like to extend his compliments to all commanders who have made a pledge to attend the Blue Gray Alliance 150th Anniversary Battle of Shiloh. The command structure for this event will be as follows:
To be updated shortly.
If there are Battalions who wish to attend this event please contact General Joe Way. If you come as a Battalion or Brigade, you fight as a Battalion or Brigade. The command staff for your organization will be recoginzed accordingly and your organization will be placed under the appropriate Brigade Commander to facilitate structure.
FURTHER INFORMATION AND GENERAL ORDERS FOR CS PARTICIPANTS WILL BE POSTED HERE SHORTLY FOR THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY BATTLE OF SHILOH
General Order 02-15
150th Anniversary Blue Gray Alliance Battle of Shiloh
This general order will contain information that will be essential for each command in planning and implementing the 150th Anniversary Blue Gray Alliance Battle of Shiloh. Covered within this document will be:
Division Command Structures
Guidelines for establishment and function of Division Headquarters
Times and procedure for submitting all reports
Historical assignments for the organizations in attendance
Meeting schedules for Division commanders at Army of Mississippi Headquarters
Meeting schedules for Staff Officers at Army of Mississippi Headquarters
DIVISION COMMAND STRUCTURES
To accurately and historically recreate the Battle of Shiloh the overall CS Command will from this point forward will be referred to as the Army of the Mississippi. Under the command of the Army of the Mississippi will be five functioning Divisions. Each of these Division commands will necessarily be directly subordinate to the overall command according to military decorum and protocol to ensure a successful event.
Each cavalry command that so wishes may camp with their respective Division commanders with the understanding that orders for each cavalry command will come from Col. Chuck Tarwater, CS Cavalry Commander and that every Cavalry command will function under Col. Tarwaters command on commencement of each battle.
The Divisions will be structured as follows:
Army of the Mississippi – Maj. Gen. Joe Way commanding
1st Division Army of the Mississippi – Bvt. Brig. Gen. Duane Hamby commanding
1st Division Staff will be as follows:
Chief of Staff: Lt. Col. Kirk Fuller
AAAG (adjutant): Maj. Todd Richardson
Aide de camp: Capt. Mikki Bennett
Division Provost: Maj. Steve Richardson
Division SgtMaj and safety officer: Ron Wideman
1st Division, 1st Brigade
Bvt. Brig. Gen. Scott Garrett commanding
1st Battalion – Cleburne’s/Hamby’s Battalion
Col. Rick Ragle
2nd Battalion Jeff Davis Battalion
Lt. Col. Larry McCluney
1st Division, 2nd Brigade
Bvt. Brig Gen. Terry Hancock commanding
1st Battalion – Hardee Guard Battalion
2nd Battalion – Col. Patrick Landrum
(6th Mississippi Adjunct)
2nd Division Army of the Mississippi
Brig. Gen. Jack King commanding
2nd Division Staff will be as follows:
Gen Jack H King, Cmdg
Col Roger L Johnson, Aide-de-Camp
Lt Col James W Prichard, COS
Maj Robert Joseph Crisp, AAG
Capt Kevin G Mullins, AIG
Capt Edward M Benline, Ordnance Officer
Capt James E Richards, Quartermaster
Capt Mike D Davison, Brigade Surgeon
Capt Jim Giuffre, JAG
Capt Frank B Reedy, Provost
Capt Robert J. Peck - Commissary of Subsistence
2nd Division, 1st Brigade (Texas Brigade)
Brig. Gen. N.A. Medich, Commanding.
1st Battalion (Medich’s) Lt. Col. John McIntosh
2nd Battalion (Red River) Col. F.A. Yokubaitis
3rd Battalion (Confederate Guards Response)
Col. R.H. Holloway
4th Battalion (Second Arkansas Volunteers)
Lt. Col. T.V. Blanco
2nd Division, 2nd Brigade – Brig. Gen. Bill Rambo
1st Battalion – Cotton States Battalion Col. Dave Neel
2nd Battalion – Palmetto Battalion Col. Claude Sinclair
2nd Division, 3rd Brigade – Brig. Gen. Hunter Poythress
1st Battalion – Florida Battalion of Infantry
Lt. Col. James Permane
2nd Battalion – Georgia Volunteer Battalion
Col. Paul Jerram
2nd Division Cavalry Forces
1st Battalion – Welch’s Cavalry Battalion
2nd Battalion – Fullwood’s Cavalry Battalion
3rd Division, Army of the Mississippi
Brig. Gen. William Huckabee commanding
1st Battalion -1st Arkansas Battalion
2nd Battalion - 1st Missouri Battalion
3rd Battalion - Tennessee Valley Battalion
4th Battalion - Independent Guard Battalion
GUIDELINES FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT AND FUNCTION OF DIVISION HEADQUARTERS
The following structure and procedures should be put in place within each Division. It is recommended that the same structure and procedures be used within each Division at the Brigade and Battalion level.
The Army of the Mississippi will require the following reports to be submitted at the following times. Please be aware that when submitting reports to the Army of the Mississippi command staff, consolidated reports should be submitted. Please do your job and consolidate these reports before sending them to the Army of the Mississippi command staff. Reports should be delivered to the Army of the Mississippi Adjutant General or his designee only.
The AAG for the Army of the Mississippi is Lt. Col. Doug Coone.
The following times are established for Morning Reports which shall establish troop strength within each Division prior to each day’s battle. Do not be late in submission of these reports. Proper scenario planning depends on accurate information.
Thursday, March 29, 2012 @ 2 p.m.
Friday, March 30, 2012 @ 9 p.m.
Saturday, March 31, 2012 @ 11:30 a.m.
Sunday, April 1, 2012 @ 7:30 a.m.
It is highly encouraged that weapons inspections be performed at company muster at the beginning of each morning. All weapons are required to be in serviceable condition to participate in the battles. A weapons inspection will be performed at the Division level in formation prior to each of the battles. A consolidated weapons inspection form will need to be delivered to the Army of the Mississippi AIG, Lt. Col. Michael Pierpoint immediately prior to the battle. Lt. Col. Pierpoint will make himself visible and available for delivery of said reports and will report directly to Gen. Way the absence of any reports from any command. Form up times that will be posted within this document shortly have taken into account the extra minutes that it will require to perform these weapons inspections. The Artillery Division command will certify that each of the pieces participating in each battle are safe and will send written confirmation that all necessary inspections of the piece have been performed. This written confirmation will be sent to Lt. Col. Michael Pierpoint who will in turn notify Gen. Way and his Chief of Staff of completion of this task. Nathan Stark, Wagonmaster, will specify a time that is appropriate for the inspection of the wagons, wagon harnesses, and horse drawn artillery piece harnesses and communicate same to the Chief of Staff, Army of the Mississippi who will accompany the Wagonmaster during the inspections. The Wagonmaster shall indicate, in writing, that all necessary equipment and animals have successfully passed the required inspections. Written confirmation will be delivered to Lt. Col. Michael Pierpoint who will in turn notify Gen. Way of completion of this task.
Weapons inspections and equipment inspections are mandatory for all participants in order to ensure a safe, accident free event weekend.
HISTORICAL ASSIGNMENTS FOR EACH COMMAND
The following assignments are made for the Army of the Mississippi for the 150th Anniversary Battle of Shiloh.
Battle Name: Fallen Timbers Battle/Overnight Campaign
Battle Time: Thursday, March 29, 2012 thru Friday, March 30, 2012
Special Instructions: All commands must be formed in the Drill Field at 3 p.m. outfitted completely for an overnight campaign on the Fallen Timbers original battlefield. The column will depart the drill field at exactly 3:15 p.m. without exception. Any commands not in place and ready to leave will be left. There will be scattered skirmishes with Federal forces through the evening and night on Thursday night with the recreation of the Fallen Timbers battle occurring at 9 a.m. Friday morning. Upon completion of the Fallen Timbers battle the column will move back to the main event site static camps with an estimated arrival time of around noon. This will be a bare bones campaign camp. Pickets will be utilized. Modern toilet facilities will be staged within a reasonable distance of the camp area without intruding on the period appearance of the camp. All food items and other personal belongings will necessarily be carried on the person. There will be no wagon transportation for gear.
Unit portrayls will be based on the number of participants present in each Division.
Battle Name: Shiloh Church/Crossroads
Battle Time: Daylight Saturday morning
Special Instructions: The battle will commence with skirmishers at daylight. Specific scenario details will be provided to each Division commander. All commands will form in the drill field and perform the necessary weapons inspections no later than 6:15 a.m.. For the purposes of this event daylight is recognized as 6:45 a.m.. All commands shall be ready to begin the battle at 6:45 a.m. sharp on Saturday morning. All artillery pieces will be placed on Friday night including limber boxes. Those pieces placed on Friday night that will be participating in this battle will be picketed for safety and protection of the piece. There will be no motorized vehicles moving within the event site on Saturday morning in order to present an authentic atmosphere for this battle. It is highly recommended that period light sources be utilized on Saturday before daylight. An emergency (modern) flashlight may be carried by the 1st Sgt of each company but it’s use should be strictly in the case of medical emergency or extreme safety concerns.
Historical assignments are as follows:
1st Division Hamby will portray Cleburne and Pond
2nd Division King will portray Gladden, Chalmbers and Anderson
3rd Division Huckabee will portray Wood, Shaver and Russell
Battle Name: Hornet’s Nest, Bloody Pond, Peach Orchard, Wheat Field, Bell’s cotton field
Battle Time: 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31, 2012
Special Instructions: All commands will form in the drill field in order to perform all weapons inspections. Commands should ready themselves as quickly as possible so that immediate deployment may occur. This battle will be fought on the northern edge of the property so it will take some time for the column to move to that area and position itself. Historical assignments are as follows:
1st Division Hamby will portray Cleburne’s, Pond and Anderson
Pond will be portrayed by the Dismounted Cavalry
1st Division Cavalry will portray Brewer
2nd Division King will portray Gibson (which merges with Bowen), Jackson and Chalmbers
2nd Division King Cavalry will portray Clanton
3rd Division Huckabee will portray Wood and Shaver
3rd Division Cavalry will portray Wharton
Battle Name: Grant’s counter attack, Willow Oaks Pond
Battle Time: 12 noon, Sunday, April 1, 2012
Special instructions: 2nd Division King will galvanize to more historically portray the reinforcement of Grant. All commands will form on the drill field at 11 a.m. to perform weapons inspections prior to battle. Historical assignments are as follows:
1st Division Hamby will portray Russell and Pond
3rd Division Huckabee will portray Wood and Anderson
Meeting schedule for Division Commanders.
The following schedule has been developed for meetings involving Division Commanders. All five Division commanders will utilize this meeting schedule at Army of the Mississippi Headquarters. It is at the discretion of each Division commander as to whether they would like to have their Chief of Staff and Adjutant accompany them to listen in on the meetings.
Thursday, March 29, 2012 @ 9 a.m. – Army of the Mississippi HQ
Friday, March 30, 2012 @ 4 p.m. – Army of the Mississippi HQ
Saturday, March 31, 2012 @ 12 noon – Army of the Mississippi HQ
Sunday, April 1, 2012 @ 8 a.m. - Army of the Mississippi HQ
Meeting Schedule for Division Staff
All Division command staffs will meet thirty minutes prior to each of the above mentioned Division Commanders meetings in order to discuss any issues necessary including but not limited to amenities, issues within the camps, safety issues or any other topic deemed appropriate. Any issue that can not be resolved in the staff meeting will then have the opportunity to be passed to the Division Commanders meeting for resolution. You may present just one member or all members of your staff you deem necessary to attend this meeting. We want to work in a spirit of cooperation to make sure you and your commands get the things you need in a timely manner.
Subsequent orders will be sent as more information develops and becomes necessary for distribution.
End of Order
CS COMMAND STAFF
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2nd Division - Gen. Jack King
3rd Division - General William Huckabee
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Lt. Col. Archie Milligan - COS
Sgt Maj. Bryant Bush
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