The Civil War in the East

United States Armies & Departments

Middle Department (March 1862 - August 1865)

Designated 22nd Army Corps July 1862

The department was created on March 22, 1862 to consist of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, the Eastern Shores of Maryland and Virginia, and Ann Arundel, Baltimore, Cecil and Harford Counties in Maryland. The composition of the department was adjusted throughout the war due to changing conditions.

Major General
John Dix

Major General
John Wool

Major General
Robert Schenck

Brigadier General
William W. Morris
Brigaider General
Erastus B. Tyler
Brigadier General
H. H. Lockwood
Major General
Lew Wallace

Order of Battle for the Middle Department

 

Timeline of the Middle Department

1862

March 22

Department established under Major General John Dix, with headquarters in Baltimore.

June 9

Major General John Wool takes command of the Department

July 22

Departmental troops organized as the 22nd Army Corps

December 22

Major General Robert C. Schenck takes command of the Department

1863

March

West Virginia added to the Department

March 12-22

Brigadier General W. W. Morris in temporary command of Department

August 10-31

Brigadier General W. W. Morris in temporary command of Department

September 22-28

Brigadier General W. W. Morris in temporary command of Department

September 28-
October 10

Brigadier General E. B. Tyler in temporary commend of Department

December 5

Brigadier General H. H. Lockwood takes command of the Department

1864

March 22

Major General Lew Wallace takes command of Department

July 9,

Battle of Monocacy. General Wallace delays the invading Confederate army of Jubal Early long enough for the Washington defences to be manned by veteran troops from Grant's army

1865

August 1

Department abolished




 
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