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Battle of Spotsylvania Court House

Confederate Commander

Gen. Robert E. Lee

Forces Engaged: 52,000 - 63,000

Killed: 1,515

Wounded: 5,414

Captured or Missing: 5,758

Total Casualties: 12,687

Confederate Officers

Lieut. Gen. Richard S. Ewell

Lieut. Gen. Ambrose P. Hill

Maj. Gen. Martin L. Smith

Maj. Gen. Richard H. Anderson

Maj. Gen. Charles W. Field

Maj. Gen. Jubal A. Early

Maj. Gen. Edward Johnson

Maj. Gen. Robert E. Rodes

Maj. Gen. Henry Heth

Maj. Gen. Cadmus M. Wilcox

Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart

Maj. Gen. Wade Hampton

Maj. Gen. Fitzhugh Lee

Maj. Gen. William H. F. Lee

Brig. Gen. William N. Pendleton

Brig. Gen. Joseph B. Kershaw

Brig. Gen. Benjamin G. Humphreys

Brig. Gen. William T. Wofford

Brig. Gen. Goode Bryan

Brig. Gen. John Gregg

Brig. Gen. George T. Anderson

Brig. Gen. Edward P. Alexander

Brig. Gen. John B. Gordon

Brig. Gen. Robert D. Johnston

Brig. Gen. James A. Walker

Brig. Gen. George H. Steuart

Brig. Gen. Harry T. Hays

Brig. Gen. Junius Daniel

Brig. Gen. Stephen D. Ramseur

Brig. Gen. Cullen A. Battle

Brig. Gen. George P. Doles

Brig. Gen. Armistead L. Long

Brig. Gen. Abner M. Perrin

Brig. Gen. Nathaniel H. Harris

Brig. Gen. Ambrose R. Wright

Brig. Gen. Joseph R. Davis

Brig. Gen. John R. Cooke

Brig. Gen. Henry H. Walker

Brig. Gen. William W. Kirkland

Brig. Gen. James H. Lane

Brig. Gen. Samuel McGowan

Brig. Gen. Alfred M. Scales

Brig. Gen. Edward L. Thomas

Brig. Gen. Thomas L. Rosser

Brig. Gen. Lunsford L. Lomax

Brig. Gen. Williams C. Wickham

Brig. Gen. John R. Chambliss

Brig. Gen. James B. Gordon

Confederate Order of Battle

May 8-13, 1864

May 14-21, 1864

Confederate Official Records

May 9-21, 1864

Spotsylvania County, Virginia


Part of the Overland Campaign

Forces Engaged: 108,000 - 115,400

Killed: 2, 725

Wounded: 13, 316

Captured or Missing: 2,258

Total Casualties: 18, 299

Union Officers

Maj. Gen. George G. Meade

Maj. Gen. Andrew A. Humphreys

Maj. Gen. Winfield S. Hancock

Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside

Maj. Gen. John G. Parke

Maj. Gen. Thomas L. Crittenden

Maj. Gen. David B. Birney

Maj. Gen. Gouverneur K. Warren

Maj. Gen. John Sedgwick

Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan

Brig. Gen. Seth Williams

Brig. Gen. Rufus Ingalls

Brig. Gen. Marsena R. Patrick

Brig. Gen. Francis C. Barlow

Brig. Gen. John Gibbon

Brig. Gen. Alexander S. Webb

Brig. Gen. Joshua T. Owen

Brig. Gen. J. H. Hobart Ward

Brig. Gen. Gershom Mott

Brig. Gen. Thomas G. Stevenson

Brig. Gen. Charles Griffin

Brig. Gen. Romeyn B. Ayres

Brig. Gen. Joseph J. Bartlett

Brig. Gen. John C. Robinson

Brig. Gen. Samuel W. Crawford

Brig. Gen. Lysander Cutler

Brig. Gen. James C. Rice

Brig. Gen. Horation G. Wright

Brig. Gen. David A. Russell

Brig. Gen. Henry L. Eustis

Brig. Gen. Thomas H. Neill

Brig. Gen. Frank Wheaton

Brig. Gen. James B. Ricketts

Brig. Gen. Wesley Merritt

Brig. Gen. George A. Custer

Brig. Gen. David M. Gregg

Brig. Gen. Henry E. Davies, Jr.

Brig. Gen. James H. Wilson

Brig. Gen. Henry J. Hunt

Brig. Gen. Robert B. Potter

Brig. Gen. Orlando B. Wilcox

Brig. Gen. James Ledlie

Brig. Gen. Edward Ferrero

Union Order of Battle

May 8-16, 1864

II, V, VI Corps

Cavalry, Artillery, IX Corps

May 17-21, 1864



Union Official Records

Records 1 through 123

Records 124 through 248

Boatner, Mark M. III. The Civil War Dictionary. New York: David McKay, 1967. p 783-789

Commager, Henry Steele. The Blue and The Gray. New York: Fairfax Press, 1982. p 992-999

Foote, Shelby. The Civil War A Narrative Red River to Appomattox. New York: Vintage Books, 1986. p 189-224

Galloway, G. Norton."Hand-to-Hand Fighting at Spotsylvania." Battles and Leaders of the Civil War Vol. IV Part I. Robert

          Underwood Johnson and Clarence Clough Buel, ed. New York: The Century  Co., 1884-1887. National Historical

          Society, 2006 p 170-174

Glatthaar, Joseph T. General Lee's Army From Victory to Collapse. New York: Free Press, 2008. p 368-371

Gottfried, Bradley M. The Maps of Spotsylvania Through Cold Harbor An Atlas of the Fighting at Spotsylvania Court House

          Through Cold Harbor, Including all Cavalry Operations. El Dorado Hill, CA: Savas Beatie, 2023. p 2-199

Grant, Ulysses S. Personal Memoirs. New York: Modern Library, 1999. p 427-432

Hotchkiss, Jed. Virginia. Confederate Military History Vol. III of XII. Atlanta: Confederate Publishing, 1899. National Historical

          Society. p 445-457

James, Gregory, ed. The Killing Ground. "The Civil War" Volume 1 of 28. Alexandria,VA: Time-Life, 1986. p 86-105

McAllister, Robert. "McAllister's Brigade at the Bloody Angle" Battles and Leaders of the Civil War Vol. IV Part I. Robert

          Underwood Johnson and Clarence Clough Buel, ed. New York: The Century  Co., 1884-1887. National Historical

          Society, 2006 p 176-177

McPherson, James M. Battle Cry for Freedom The Civil War Era. New York: Ballantine Books, 1988. p 728-733

Stanley, Steven and Kristopher D. White. Battle Maps of the Civil War The Eastern Theater. Princeton, NJ: Knox Press, 2020.

          p 70-72

Warner, Ezra J. Generals in Blue Lives of the Union Commanders. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State, 1964.

------------------- Generals in Gray Lives of the Confederate Commanders. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State, 1992.

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