Battle of Brown's Mill
Order of Battle
July 30-31, 1864
    CONFEDERATE             
             CONFEDERATE TROOPS ENGAGED AT THE BATTLE OF BROWN'S
MILL         
                            

CAVALRY CORPS, ARMY OF TENNESSEE
Major General Joseph Wheeler, Jr.

HUMES' DIVISION
Brigadier General William Y. C. Humes

 
ASHBY'S BRIGADE     
Colonel Henry M. Ashby     

1st [6th] Tennessee Cavalry    
Lieutenant Colonel James H. Lewis    

2nd Tennessee Cavalry    
Captain William M. Smith

5th Tennessee Cavalry    
Colonel George W. McKenzie

9th Tennessee Cavalry Battalion   
Major James H. Akin      

HARRISON'S BRIGADE
Colonel Thomas Harrison

3rd Arkansas Cavalry
Colonel Amson W. Hobson

4th Tennessee Cavalry
Lieutenant Colonel Paul F. Anderson

8th Texas Cavalry
Lieutenant Colonel Gustave Cook

11th Texas Cavalry
Colonel George E. Reeves

KELLY'S DIVISION
ANDERSON'S BRIGADE
Brigadier General Robert H. Anderson

3rd Confederate Cavalry
Lieutenant Colonel John McCaskill

8th Confederate Cavalry
Lieutenant Colonel John S. Prather

10th Confederate Cavalry
Captain W. J. Vason

12th Confederate Cavalry
Captain Charles H. Conner

5th Georgia Cavalry
Colonel Edward Bird

CAVALRY CORPS, ARMY OF MISSISSIPPI
JACKSON'S DIVISION
Brigadier General William H. Jackson

JACKSON’S ESCORT
Company A, 7th Tennessee Cavalry
Captain J. W. Sneed

ROSS' BRIGADE
Brigadier General Lawrence S. Ross

1st Texas Legion (27th Texas Cavalry)
Colonel Edwin R. Hawkins

3rd Texas Cavalry
Lieutenant Colonel Jiles S. Boggess

6th Texas Cavalry
Lieutenant Colonel Peter F. Ross

9th Texas Cavalry
Colonel Dudley W. Jones


RODDEY'S COMMAND
Brigadier General Philip D. Roddey

JOHNSON'S BRIGADE
Lieutenant Colonel F. M. Windes

4th Alabama Cavalry
Captain E. D. Kelley

Moreland's Alabama Cavalry Regiment
Captain W. K. Dickson

Williams' Alabama Cavalry Battalion
Captain J. F. Doan

Warren's Alabama Cavalry Battalion
Lieutenant John L. Lyndon

Roddey's troops were joined by convalescent Confederate soldiers
from
BRAGG, BUCKNER,  FOARD, and GAMBLE HOSPITALS
in Newnan, Georgia
     UNION                    
UNION TROOPS ENGAGED AT THE BATTLE OF BROWN'S MILL

1st CAVALRY DIVISION, ARMY OF THE CUMBERLAND
Brigadier General Edward M. McCook

1ST BRIGADE  
Colonel John T. Croxton   

8th Iowa Cavalry    
Major Richard Root    

4th Kentucky Mounted Infantry  
Lieutenant Colonel Robert M. Kelly  

1st Tennessee Cavalry    
Colonel James P. Brownlow   

2ND BRIGADE
Lieutenant Colonel William H. Torrey

2nd Indiana Cavalry
Major David A. Briggs

4th Indiana Cavalry (1)
Lieutenant Colonel Horace P. Lamson

1st Wisconsin Cavalry (2)
Major Nathan Paine

ARTILLERY
18th Indiana Battery (1st section) (3)
Lieutenant Martin J. Miller

HARRISON'S BRIGADE (4)
Colonel Thomas J. Harrison

2nd Kentucky Cavalry (5)
Major Owen Star

8th Indiana Cavalry (6)
Lieutenant Colonel Fielder A. Jones

5th Iowa Cavalry (7)
Major Harlon Baird

9th Ohio Cavalry (8)
Colonel William D. Hamilton

4th Tennessee Cavalry
Major Meshack Stephens
ORDER OF BATTLE
COURTESY OF
DAVID EVANS
AUTHOR, SHERMAN'S HORSEMEN
(1) Company C of the 4th Indiana Cavalry was serving on detached duty in the Department of the Gulf.

(2) McCook sent Major Paine and the 1st Wisconsin toward Fairburn on July 28, 1864, to create a
diversion.  A handful of men from this regiment did accompany McCook's main column and fought at
the battle of Brown's Mill.  In addition, a few members of the 2nd Michigan Cavalry, whose enlistments
had not expired, also marched with McCook.

(3) The 2nd and 3rd sections of the 18th Indiana Battery, commanded by Lieutenant William B.
Rippetoe, remained on the west bank of the Chattahoochee River and did not see action at the battle of
Brown’s Mill.  For further details, see note 8 below.

(4) Harrison's command consisted of troops Major General Lovell H. Rousseau had assembled from
the Union garrisons in Nashville and the District of Northern Alabama and recently led on a raid that
crippled the Montgomery & West Point Railroad.  These regiments were not part of the 1st Cavalry
Division, although McCook was in overall command.

(5) There were no companies K and M in the 2nd Kentucky Cavalry after the regiment veteranized in
March of 1864.  Company L was left at Nashville prior to Rousseau’s raid.

(6) Companies L and M of the 8th Indiana Cavalry were left in Nashville prior to Rousseau’s raid.

(7) Companies G, I, and K of the 5th Iowa Cavalry were left in Nashville prior to Rousseau’s raid.

(8) Early on July 28, 1864, while the rest of his column moved downstream, McCook left Captain
Lewis H. Bowlus's 2nd battalion of the 9th Ohio Cavalry and the 3rd section of the 18th Indiana
Battery opposite Campbellton to distract the attention of Rebel pickets and protect his extra pontoons.  
When McCook crossed the Chattahoochee that afternoon, he left Colonel Hamilton and the rest of the
9th Ohio on the west bank of the river with Lieutenant William B. Rippetoe and the 2nd section of the
18th Indiana Battery to protect the pontoon bridge laid at Smith's Ferry.
Edward Jordan Lanham