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The following lists the organization of the Union and Confederate forces engaged at the Battle of Roanoke Island, during the American Civil War in 1862.

Opposing forces[1][]

Union Army[]

Coast Division (Brig. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside)

First Brigade (Brig. Gen. John G. Foster) K-19 W-113 M-0 =132
10th Connecticut - Col Charles L. Russell
23rd Massachusetts - Col John Krutz
24th Massachusetts - Col Thomas G. Stevenson
25th Massachusetts - Col Edwin upton
27th Massachusetts - Col Horace C. Lee
Second Brigade (Brig. Gen. Jesse L. Reno) K-15 W-79 M-13 =107
21st Massachusetts - Ltc Alberto R. Maggi
9th New Jersey - Ltc Charles A. Heckman
51st New York - Col Edward Ferrero
51st Pennsylvania - Col John F. Hartranft
Third Brigade (Brig. Gen. John G. Parke) K-0 W-17 M-0 =17
8th Connecticut - Col Edward Harland
11th Connecticut (not in Battle of Roanoke Island)
9th New York - Col Rush C. Hawkins
4th Rhode Island - Col Isaac P. Rodman
5th Rhode Island
Unassigned units:
1st New York Marine Artillery (detachment) - Col William A. Howard
99th New York (Union Coast Guard) - Lt Charles W. Tillotson
Army gunboats:
Picket
Vidette
Hussar
Lancer
Ranger
Chasseur
Pioneer
Sentinel

Union Navy[]

North Atlantic Blockading Squadron (Flag Officer Louis M. Goldsborough)

Philadelphia (not used in Battle of Roanoke Island)
Stars and Stripes
Louisiana
Hetzel
Underwriter
Delaware
Commodore Perry
Valley City
Commodore Barney
Hunchback
Southfield (flagship during battle)
Morse
Whitehead
Lockwood
Henry Brinker
Isaac N. Seymour
Ceres
Putnam
Shawsheen
Granite

Confederate Army[]

— Brig. Gen. Henry A. Wise (not present in battle; ill)

Col. Henry M. Shaw, second in command
2nd North Carolina
8th North Carolina
17th North Carolina (3 companies)
31st North Carolina
46th Virginia
59th Virginia

(The Virginia regiments were part of the Wise Legion)

Confederate Navy[]

"Mosquito Fleet" (Flag Officer William F. Lynch)

Sea-Bird (flagship)
Curlew (sunk)
Ellis
Beaufort
Raleigh
Fanny
Forrest
Appomattox (not at Battle of Roanoke Island)
Black Warrior (schooner)

Notes[]

  1. Battles and leaders, v.1, p. 670.

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