Historically, Barlow doesn't make his way up to division command until 1863. However, once he did get to that level, he was a pretty important figure. During Day 1 at Gettysburg, his division was in a pretty bad spot on the flank of the XI Corps, and once his troops were routed the entire Federal line began to crumble. Barlow did redeem himself during the rest of the war. Commanding a division in the II Corps during the 1864 Overland Campaign, he is famous for using some nifty tactics to make a break through at Spotsylvania.
Dispite looking like he was 12 years old, Barlow had a reputation as a tough disciplinarian, who was very agressive on the attack.
3/3/1 and "Reckless" at Division level
Francis P. Blair, Jr.
A member of the prominent KY family, his brother was Lincoln's postmaster general until 1864. Blair was also a close friend of Thomas Hart Benton. Organized and equipped a militia to keep Missouri in the Union. When hostilities became inevitable, acting in conjunction with Captain (later General) Nathaniel Lyon, he suddenly transferred the arms in the Federal arsenal at St Louis to Alton, Illinois.
Blair was promoted brigadier general of volunteers in August 1862 and then to major general in November. He commanded a division in the Vicksburg campaign and in the fighting about Chattanooga, and was one of William T. Sherman's corps commanders in the final campaigns in Georgia and the Carolinas.
3-1-1 at Division level with Militiaman trait
3-1-1 at Corps level
Also, could have a higher political value then the average general.
David B. Birney
Another "Political" general, Birney became a division commander after 2nd Bull Run. He commanded a division in the III Corps at Fredricksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. By 1864, with the III Corps no longer in existance, he took over command of a division in the II Corps, which he led at The Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Cold Harbor. After that he received command of the X Corps in the Army of the James.
Birney is known for being pretty unpopular with his men, and for having a couple of controversies with his fellow generals. As a result, "Quick_Angered" or "Dispirited_Leader" might apply.
3/1/1 "Quick_Angered" at Division
2/1/1 "Quick_Angered" at Corps
Credited with composing Taps, Butterfield commanded a brigade at the Second Battle of Bull Run and the Battle of Antietam, became division commander, and then V Corps commander for the Battle of Fredericksburg. His corps was one of those assaulting through the city and up against murderous fire from Marye's Heights.
3-1-1 at Division level
3-1-1 at Corps level
Thomas L. Crittenden
Member of the politically influential Crittenden family from Kentucky, he was appointed brigadier general of volunteers in September and placed in command of the 5th Division in the Army of the Ohio. He led the division at the Battle of Shiloh in 1862. After Shiloh he was appointed major general of volunteers and commanded the II Corps in the Army of the Ohio during the Perryville Campaign although his corps was only lightly engaged in the fighting. He received a brevet promotion to brigadier general in 1867 of regulars for his service at Stones River.
3-1-1 at Division level
3-1-1 at Corps level
Could also be given a slightly higher political value due to his family's political power and the status of KY as a border state. Could also be given the Militiaman trait due to his role in KY's militia.
William H. French
French commanded a brigade during the Peninsula Campaign of 1862. From there he went on to command the third division of the II Corps during the battles of Antietam, Fredricksburg, and Chancellorsvillle. He was moved out of the Army of the Potomac briefly, but took command of the III Corps after Gettysburg. Meade accused him of being too slow, and he left the volunteer army after the III Corps was reorganized out of the Army of the Potomac. Co-authored Instructions for Field Artillery
3/1/1 with the addition of "Slow_Move" and "Artillerist" at Division level
Francis J. Herron
In April 1861, Herron was appointed captain of the 1st Iowa Volunteer Regiment. He served with Nathaniel Lyon's forces in Missouri, participating in the battles of Boonville and Wilson's Creek. Herron was promoted to lieutenant colonel of the 9th Iowa Volunteer Regiment and fought in the battle of Pea Ridge, where he was wounded and taken prisoner, but exchanged shortly afterwards. He received a promotion to brigadier general of volunteers for his actions in this battle, and later was awarded the Medal of Honor. He commanded both the 2nd and 3rd Divisions of the Army of the Frontier and made a forced march of 114 miles in three days to join James G. Blunt's division in western Arkansas. Herron's and Blunt's combined command engaged Thomas C. Hindman in the battle of Prairie Grove and forced to Confederates to abandon western Arkansas. For his actions at Prairie Grove, Herron was appointed major general of volunteers, becoming the youngest major general on either side at the time of his promotion.
His two divisions were consolidated to form "Herron's Division" which was attached to the XVII Corps during the Vicksburg Campaign. During the siege, Herron's division was placed on the extreme left flank of the Union siege lines. Upon the surrender of the city, Ulysses S. Grant chose Herron along with generals James B. McPherson and John A. Logan to lead the procession into the city and accept the formal surrender of arms on July 4, 1863. He next led the Yazoo City expedition, capturing the city, a Confederate fleet and supplies there. Herron was appointed to command of the XIII Corps and occupied the Texas coast with headquarters at Brownsville. During this time, he provided aid to Mexican President Benito Juárez and prevented French troops of Emperor Maximilian from establishing themselves along the Rio Grande. As the Civil War came to an end, Herron commanded the District of Northern Louisiana.
3-2-2 at Division level
3-1-1 at Corps level
Henry Jackson Hunt
Served as Chief of Artillery in the Army of the Potomac, widely considered by his contemporaries the greatest artillery tactician and strategist of the war, he was a master of the science of gunnery and rewrote the manual on the organization and use of artillery in early modern armies. Co-authored Instructions for Field Artillery.
Didn't command infantry, but was responsible for the Union artillery at Antietam and Gettysburg.
3-1-1 at Division level with "Artillerist"
4/3/2 at Division with "Reckless" and "Cavalryman"
3/3/2 at Corps with "Reckless"
3/2/2 at Army (an interesting what if...)
Erasmus D. Keyes
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Keyes, who served as a Major General, is a candidate to get both a division commander entry and a corps commander entry. He led the IV Corps, Army of the Potomac during the Peninsula Campaign. After this campaign, the IV Corps was pulled from the Army of the Potomac and served as part of Dix's Dept. of VA.
3/1/1 for Corps and Division
Highly regarded engineer, lead Reynolds division at Gettysburg, and later a division in Sherman's army.
3-1-1 at Division level with "Defensive_Engineer"
Didn't see a battlefield command until 1863. At the start of the Civil War, Parke was appointed brigadier general of volunteers and commanded a brigade in the operations on the North Carolina coast in early 1862. He served as chief-of-staff to Ambrose Burnside during the battles of Antietam and Fredericksburg. He assumed command of the IX Corps and was sent to the Western Theater for the Vicksburg Campaign. He was chief-of-staff in the Army of the Ohio in the defense of Knoxville and chief-of-staff to Burnside during the Overland Campaign and beginning stages of the Siege of Petersburg. After the Battle of the Crater, Burnside was relieved of command and Parke assumed command of the IX Corps. In 1865, while Army of the Potomac commander George G. Meade was in a conference, Parke being senior officer was acting commander of the army during the Battle of Fort Stedman until Meade returned to the field. He led the IX Corps through the fall of Petersburg and the Appomattox Campaign. In 1865 he was brevetted major general and retired from the Army in 1889.
3-1-1 Corps level
Benjamin M. Prentiss
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This might be a bit of a reach...but its kind of a fun "what-if" idea so I'll throw it out there anyway. Prentiss was a division commander under Grant at the Battle of Shiloh. His troops famously held the "Hornet's Nest", and helped to fight off the Confederate army long enough so that Grant could patch together a defense on day 1, and launch his counterattack on day 2. His men took a pounding, but held on against numerous assaults. Finally, he and the 2000 survivors of his division surrendered, having bought Grant some precious time. This alone, would probably earn Prentiss a good "defensive" rating. After his exchange, Prentiss was promoted to Major General and fought in Arkansas in 1863.
Apparently Grant and Prentiss did not get along, which may have been the reason he was shipped to a lower visibility theater of the war upon his return. What if Prentiss had continued to fight in the more famous battles of 1863 and 1864....would he have gone on to stand out more in the history books?
3-1-2 at Division level
James B. Ricketts
Early in the Civil War, Ricketts served in the defenses of Washington, D.C., and commanded an artillery battery in the capture of Confederate-held Alexandria, Virginia, in early 1861. His battery was then attached to William B. Franklin's Brigade of Samuel Heintzelman's Division. He was shot four times and captured at the First Battle of Bull Run on 21 July, when his battery was overrun by Confederate infantry. For his personal bravery in the face of overwhelming odds, on that same day Ricketts was brevetted as a lieutenant colonel in the Regular Army, and made a brigadier general of U.S. volunteers. He was confined as a prisoner of war in Richmond. Ricketts was not paroled until January 1862, when he was placed on medical leave to recuperate.
He was assigned to command of a division in Irvin McDowell's corps, which he commanded at the Battle of Cedar Mountain, where he covered Nathaniel P. Banks' withdrawal. At Second Bull Run, his division was thrown forward by McDowell into Thoroughfare Gap to bar the advance of James Longstreet, who was seeking to unite his wing with that of Stonewall Jackson. Ricketts, who was being flanked and in danger of being cut off, withdrew. At the subsequent Battle of Antietam, he had two horses killed under him and he was badly injured when the second one fell on him.
He did not return to the field until March 1864, when he was assigned to a division of John Sedgwick's VI Corps, which he led through Ulysses S. Grant's Overland Campaign. His men were considered as low quality, many of them being former members of Robert H. Milroy’s maligned Winchester command. The division performed poorly at the Battle of the Wilderness and without note at Spotsylvania Court House. However, Ricketts received the brevet of colonel, Regular Army, for gallant and meritorious services at Cold Harbor, Virginia, 3 June 1864, where he and his men performed well.
In July 1864, his command, numbering only 3,350 men, was hurried north to oppose Jubal Early's attack on Washington, D.C. He fought at battle of Monocacy under Lew Wallace, suffering the heaviest losses. For his service there, he was brevetted Major General of Volunteers, August 1, 1864. He was engaged in Philip Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign. At the Battle of Cedar Creek, he commanded the VI Corps in the initial hours of the fighting but was wounded by a Minié ball through his chest that disabled him for life. On 13 March 1865, Ricketts was brevetted brigadier general, United States Army, for gallant services at Cedar Creek, and major general, United States Army, for "gallant and meritorious service in the field." Despite his poor health, he returned to command of his division two days before Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House.
4-1-1 at Division, possibly with Reckless and the new Lead from the front trait
3-1-1 at Corps with the Reckless trait
Israel B. Richardson
Nicknamed "Fighting Dick" for his prowess on the battlefield, he was mortally wounded at the Battle of Antietam. He commanded several brigades in the Army of the Potomac and then the 1st Division of the II Corps during the Peninsula Campaign in mid-1862. He was involved in the fighting at the battles of Yorktown, Seven Pines, and the Seven Days. He was particularly distinguished in sharp fighting near the Chickahominy River. Following the campaign, he was promoted to major general on July 4, 1862
3-1-1 at both Division level and Corps level (a what if?)
William F. Smith
Smith, known to his friends as "Baldy", graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1845, and was assigned to the topographical engineers. He was twice assistant professor of mathematics at West Point (1846–48 and 1855–56). On July 4, 1862, he received promotion to the rank of major general of volunteers. Smith led his division with conspicuous valor at Antietam, and was again breveted in the regular army. When his corps commander, Maj. Gen. William B. Franklin, was reassigned to a superior command, Smith was placed at the head of the VI Corps of the Army of the Potomac, which he led at the disastrous Battle of Fredericksburg.
On October 3, 1863, Smith was assigned to duty as chief engineer of the Army of the Cumberland (and a couple of weeks later, the Military Division of the Mississippi). As such he conducted the engineer operations and launched the Battle of Wauhatchie, which opened the "Cracker Line" to provide supplies and reinforcements to the besieged troops in Chattanooga. Of this action the House Committee on Military Affairs reported in 1865 that "as a subordinate, General WF Smith had saved the Army of the Cumberland from capture, and afterwards directed it to victory." Smith was now again nominated for the rank of major general of volunteers, and Ulysses S. Grant, who was much impressed with Smith's work, insisted strongly that the nomination should be confirmed, which was accordingly done by the Senate on March 9, 1864. Grant, according to his own statement "was not long in finding out that the objections to Smith's promotion were well grounded"
3-1-1 at Division level
2-1-1 at Corps level due to his delay at Cold Harbor.
Stevens graduated in 1839, at the top of his class, and served for a number of years with the Army Corps of Engineers.
He was the adjutant of the Corps of Engineers during the Mexican-American War, seeing action at the siege of Vera Cruz and at Cerro Gordo, Contreras, and Churubusco. He superintended fortifications on the New England coast from 1841 until 1849, when he assumed command of the coast survey office in Washington, D. C., serving in that role until March 1853.
When the Civil War began in 1861, following the Union defeat at the First Battle of Bull Run, Stevens was commissioned in the Army again. This time, he was Colonel of the 79th New York Volunteers, known as the "Cameron Highlanders." He became a brigadier general on September 28, 1861, and fought at Port Royal. He led the Second Brigade of the Expeditionary Forces sent to attack the Sea Islands off the coast of South Carolina. He led a division at the Battle of Secessionville, where he personally led an attack on Fort Lamar, losing 25% of his men.
Stevens was transferred with his IX Corps division to Virginia to serve under Maj. Gen. John Pope in the Northern Virginia Campaign and the Second Battle of Bull Run. He was killed in action at the Battle of Chantilly after picking up the fallen regimental colors of his old regiment, shouting "Highlanders, my Highlanders, follow your general!" Charging with his troops while carrying the banner of Saint Andrew's Cross, Stevens was struck in the head by a bullet and died instantly.
3-1-1 with "Reckless" and perhaps Korrigan's new "Front_Line" trait at Division and Corps level
Edwin "Bull Head" Sumner
3-1-1 at Division level
3-1-1 at Corps level
James S. Wadsworth
Interesting character, came from a privileged background, lead the defense of Washington early in the war, where he fell out of favor with McClellan, left the service, ran for gov of NY, lost and returned to lead a division at Chancellorsville where he faltered, but then acheived defensive success and at Gettysburg.
3-1-2 with "Overcautious" at Division level
Lewis "Lew" Wallace
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Wallace would be an appropriate guy to have available by 1862 for the Union Player.
Wallace commanded a division under Grant at Fort Donnelson....after the fall of the fort he was bumped to Major General. At the Battle of Shiloh, Wallace had some problems with confusing orders and getting his troops to the field on time. As a result, he became a bit of a scapegoat, blamed with almost losing the battle for Grant. After this mess, Wallace was transfered to some less high profile assignments. Later, in 1864, Wallace shows up in the eastern theater where his troops were defeated by Jubal Early at the Battle of Monocacy Junction.
3/1/1 at Division level
Mortally wounded at Shiloh. For his service in at Fort Donelson, Wallacewas appointed a brigadier general of volunteers. At the Battle of Shiloh, he was a new division commander, yet he managed to withstand six hours of assaults by the Confederates, directly next to the famous Hornet's Nest, or Sunken Road. When his division was finally surrounded, he ordered a withdrawal and many escaped, but he was mortally wounded and only later found barely alive on the battlefield by his troops. A favorite of Grant's.
3-2-1 at Division level
3-2-2 at Corps level (what if?)
Could possibly have an army entry as well. It may be interesting to see how Wallace plays out with higher ratings as a corp or army leader.
Alpheus S. Williams
At the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861, Williams was involved in training the first army volunteers in the state. He was promoted to brigadier general of volunteers on May 17, 1861. His first assignment after leaving the training camps was as a brigade commander in Maj. Gen. Nathaniel Banks's division of the Army of the Potomac, from October 1861 to March of 1862. He then assumed division command in the V Corps of the Army of the Potomac, as of March 13, 1862. This division was transferred to the Department of the Shenandoah from April to June of that year. Williams and Banks were sent to fight "Stonewall" Jackson in the Shenandoah Valley and were thoroughly outmaneuvered, allowing Jackson to bottle them up in the Valley with his much smaller force.
On June 26, Williams division was transferred to the Army of Virginia, under Maj. Gen. John Pope, for the Northern Virginia Campaign. In the Battle of Cedar Mountain, Banks's Corps was again up against Jackson, and was again defeated. Williams's division did not reach the Second Battle of Bull Run until after the battle was over.
Williams's division rejoined the Army of the Potomac as the 1st Division of the XII Corps and marched north in the Maryland Campaign to the Battle of Antietam. On the way, troops from the division found the famous Confederate "lost dispatch," Special Order 191, that revealed Gen. Robert E. Lee's plan for the campaign and gave Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan key insights on how to defeat Lee's divided army. The division was heavily engaged at Sharpsburg, once again up against Jackson on the Confederate left flank. The corps commander, Maj. Gen. Joseph K. Mansfield, was killed early in the battle and Williams assumed temporary command. The corps suffered 25% casualties in assaulting Jackson and was forced to withdraw. Maj. Gen. Henry W. Slocum replaced Williams as permanent corps commander immediately after the battle.
Williams's division missed the next major battle for the Army of the Potomac, the Battle of Fredericksburg, because it was engaged in defending the Potomac River. In the Battle of Chancellorsville, on May 2, 1863, Stonewall Jackson's corps executed a surprise flanking movement and smashed into the right flank of the Army of the Potomac, severely damaging the unsuspecting XI Corps. The neighboring division, under Williams, entrenched hastily and was able to stop the Confederate advance before it overran the entire army, but it suffered 1,500 casualties in the process.
In the Battle of Gettysburg, Williams's division arrived on the battlefield late in the afternoon of July 1, 1863, and occupied Benner's Hill, east of the town of Gettysburg.
On the afternoon of July 2, a massive attack by Lt. Gen. James Longstreet on the Union's left flank caused army commander Maj. Gen. George G. Meade to order Williams to transfer his entire corps to reinforce the left, in the vicinity of Little Round Top. Williams convinced Meade of the importance of Culp's Hill and managed to retain one brigade, under Brig. Gen. George S. Greene, in their defensive positions. Early on July 3, Williams launched an attack against the Confederates who had occupied some of the entrenchments on the hill and after a seven-hour battle, regained his original line. Unfortunately for Williams, General Slocum was late in writing his official report of the battle, and Meade submitted his report for the army without acknowledging the critical contributions that Williams and XII Corps made to the Union defense.
In September 1863, the Union army in Tennessee was defeated at the Battle of Chickamauga and two corps were sent west to help them as they were besieged in Chattanooga—the XI and XII Corps, combined due to their small sizes into a new XX Corps, Army of the Cumberland. Williams's division did not reach Chattanooga, but guarded railroads in eastern Tennessee. However, it did join Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman in the Atlanta Campaign and fought with distinction in a number of battles, particularly the Battle of Resaca.
3-1-1 at Division level
3-1-1 at Corps level
I could see an argument for lowering his strat rating, or giving Williams dispersed move, or slow mover, seeing as how he always seem to be either late for a fight, or in the wrong place when one erupted.
I'll incorporate any comments, etc, into this post...