the odds against which the Southern volunteers contended in the early stages of this action; their numbers engaged, gradually increasing, amounted at its close to about thirteen thousand men of all arms.
But two of the superior officers of General McDowell
's army gave in their reports the numbers of their troops, General Heintzelman
and Colonel Porter
: the former led nine thousand five hundred men into battle that day, in his division, and the latter three thousand seven hundred in his brigade.
From these indications it may reasonably be inferred that the three Federal divisions on the field were about two to one compared with the Confederates
, at four o'clock, and four to one at noon; at eleven o'clock the disparity of numbers was much greater.
Considering the length of time in which the troops were engaged at short range, the losses were small in relation to their numbers.
That of the Confederates
was: in the Army of the Shenandoah two hundred and seventy killed, nine hundred and seventy-nine wounded, eighteen missing; in that of the Potomac
, one hundred and eight killed, five hundred and ten wounded, twelve missing: total, three hundred and seventy-eight killed, fourteen hundred and eighty-nine wounded, thirty missing.
That of the Federal
army could not be ascertained by us accurately.
Including prisoners, it must have been about four thousand.
Twenty-eight pieces of artillery, four thousand five hundred muskets, almost half a million cartridges, a garrison-flag, and ten regimental colors, were taken on the field, or near it in the pursuit, besides sixty-four artillery-horses with their harness,