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Timeline of Keiffer's Brigade, Union Army, US Civil War

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Organizational Timeline

Feb. 1863: First created as 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 8th Army Corps, Middle Department, under the command of Brigadier General W. L. Elliott, some of the men having previously been in Milroy's Division, Defenses of the Upper Potomac.

26 June 1863: 2nd Division, 8th Army Corps is disbanded, 1st Brigade becomes known as Elliott's Command, 8th Army Corps.

10 July 1863: The brigade becomes the 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps, and placed under the command of Colonel Joseph W. Keiffer.

24 March 1864: 3rd Army Corps is dissolved, and the brigade becomes the 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Army Corps. The brigade is placed under the command of Brigadier General David A. Russell.

7 April 1864: Brigade commander is replaced by Colonel B. F. Smith.

6 May 1864: On this day the brigade is temporarily commanded by Brigadier General Truman Seymour, Col. Smith resumes command the next day.

6 Aug. 1864: Colonel J. F. Stanton takes command of the brigade.

26 Aug. 1864: Colonel J. W. Keiffer once again is appointed brigade commander, command appears to shift between him and Colonel J. F. Stanton until 26 Sept. 1864.

26 Sept. 1864: Colonel J. W. Keiffer in sole command of the brigade.

18 Oct. 1864: Colonel J. W. Keiffer temporarily commands 3rd Division, command of the brigade is temporarily passed to Colonel William H. Ball.

19 Oct., 1864: Brevet Brigadier General J. Warren Keiffer takes command of the brigade once more.

29 Dec. 1864: Command of the brigade is passed to Colonel B. F. Smith.

8 Feb. 1865: Command of the brigade is passed to Bvt. BG J. W. Keiffer.

June 1865: Brigade disbanded.


Composition Timeline

Primary core composed of the 110th Ohio Inf., 122nd Ohio Inf., and 126th Ohio Inf., the regiments which mostly stayed together until the end of the war. Other regiments which spent a significant amount of time in the brigade were the 6th Maryland Inf., 67th Pennsylvania Inf., 138th Pennsylvania Inf., and the and the 9th New York Heavy Arty.

From February 1863 it consisted of the 110th Ohio Inf., 116th Ohio, Inf., 122nd Ohio Inf., 123rd Ohio Inf., 126th Ohio Inf., 1st New York Cav., 12th Pennsylvania Cav., 13th Pennsylvania Cav., 1st West Virginia Light Arty (Battery D)

April 1863 it consisted of the 110th Ohio Inf., 116th Ohio, Inf., 122nd Ohio Inf., 123rd Ohio Inf., 126th Ohio Inf., 12th Pennsylvania Cav., 13th Pennsylvania Cav., 1st West Virginia Light Arty (Battery D)

May 1863 it consisted of the 18th Connecticut Inf., 110th Ohio Inf., 116th Ohio, Inf., 122nd Ohio Inf., 123rd Ohio Inf., 126th Ohio Inf., 12th Pennsylvania Cav., 13th Pennsylvania Cav., 1st West Virginia Light Arty (Battery D)

June 1863 it consisted of the 110th Ohio Inf., 116th Ohio, Inf., 122nd Ohio Inf., 123rd Ohio Inf., 126th Ohio Inf., 12th Pennsylvania Cav., 13th Pennsylvania Cav., 1st West Virginia Light Arty (Battery B), and the 5th United States Light Arty. (Battery L)

From 26 June 1863 it consisted of the 6th Maryland Inf., 110th Ohio Inf., 116th Ohio, Inf., 122nd Ohio Inf., 123rd Ohio Inf., 126th Ohio Inf., 67th Pennsylvania Inf., 87th Pennsylvania Inf., 138th Pennsylvania Inf., and the 106th New York Inf.

From July 10, 1863 the brigade consisted of the 6th Maryland Inf., 110th Ohio Inf., 122nd Ohio Inf., and the 138th Pennsylvania Inf.

From 24 March, 1864 the brigade consisted of the 6th Maryland Inf., 110th Ohio Inf., 122nd Ohio Inf., 126th Ohio Inf., 67th Pennsylvania Inf., and the 138th Pennsylvania Inf.

From 18 May 1864 until the end of the war the brigade consisted of the 6th Maryland Inf., 110th Ohio Inf., 122nd Ohio Inf., 126th Ohio Inf., 67th Pennsylvania Inf., 138th Pennsylvania Inf., and the 9th New York Heavy Arty.





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