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The Brigade's Chain of Command
President of the United States of America
Abraham Lincoln
March 4, 1861 to April 14, 1865

Abraham Lincoln




Commanders in Chief of the Armies of the United States
Winfield Scott
April 7, 1861 to October 31, 1861

Winfield Scott

Henry Wager Halleck
July 12, 1862 to March 10, 1864

Henry W. Halleck

Ulysses Simpson Grant
March 12, 1864 to June 21, 1865

Ulysses S. Grant




Army of the Potomac Commanders
George Briton McClellan
November 1, 1861 to November 7, 1862

George B. McClellan

Ambrose Everett Burnside
November 10, 1862 to Jan. 10, 1863

Ambrose E. Burnside

Joseph Hooker
January 26, 1963 to June 28, 1863

Joseph Hooker

George Gordon Meade
June 29, 1863 to June 21, 1865

George G. Meade




Army of the Shenandoah Commander
Philip Henry Sheridan
July 9, 1864 to December 13, 1864

Philip H. Sheridan




6th Corps Commanders
William Buel Franklin
May 18, 1862 to November 16, 1862

William B. Franklin

William Farrar Smith
November 16, 1862 to February 4, 1863

William F. Smith

John Sedgwick
February 5, 1863 to May 9, 1864

John Sedgwick

Horatio Gouverneur Wright
May 9, 1864 to June 21, 1865

Horatio G. Wright




Division Commanders
Samuel Peter Heintzelman
July 16, 1861 to August 20, 1861

Samuel P. Heintzelman

William Thomas Brooks
October 3, 1861 to October 21, 1862

William T. Brooks

Albion Parris Howe
November 16, 1862 to December 4, 1863

Albion P. Howe

George Washington Getty
March 25, 1864 to Jan 15, 1865

George W. Getty




Brigade Commanders
Oliver Otis Howard
July 16, 1861 to August 20, 1861

Oliver O. Howard

Henry Whiting
October 21, 1862 to February 9, 1863

Henry Whiting

Lewis Addison Grant
February 9, 1863 to June 21, 1865

Lewis A. Grant

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