The returns of the killed, wounded and missing of the entire Confederate army within the field of action at the battle of Bull Run
, show that the most of the fighting was done by the army of the Shenandoah (Gen. J. E. Johnston
's), as indicated in the following comparative table of losses: Army of the Shenandoah, 282 killed, 1,063 wounded and 1 missing; total loss, 1,346. Army of the Potomac, 105 killed, 519 wounded and 12 missing; total loss, 636.
The losses in the army of the Shenandoah by brigades were: In Jackson
's brigade, 119 killed and 442 wounded; in Bartow
's, 60 killed (among them Bartow
himself) and 293 wounded; in Bee
's, 95 killed (including General Bee
), 309 wounded and 1 missing, in Smith
's, 8 killed, 19 wounded (including General Smith
). No separate returns are given of the losses in the batteries of Imboden
, of the army of the Shenandoah, all of which took a conspicuous part in this battle.
The losses in the army of the Potomac (Gen. G. T. Beauregard
's) by brigades were: In Bonham
's brigade, 10 killed and 66 wounded; in Ewell
's, no losses; in Jones
', 13 killed and 62 wounded; in Longstreet
's, 23 killed and 12 wounded; in Cocke
's, 23 killed, 79 wounded and 2 missing; in Early
's, 12 killed and 67 wounded; in N. G. Evans
', 20 killed, 118 wounded and 8 missing; in Holmes
', no losses; in the Eighth Louisiana, Col. H. B. Kelly
, 19 killed, 100 wounded and 2 missing; in the Hampton
legion, 19 killed, 100 wounded and 2 missing; in the cavalry, consisting of the Thirtieth Virginia, Harrison
's battalion and ten independent companies, 5 killed and 8 wounded; and in the artillery, consisting of the Washington artillery (Louisiana
), the Alexandria (Virginia)
) battery, Loudoun (Virginia)
artillery, and Shields' (Virginia)
battery, 2 killed and 8 wounded.
These figures show that the fighting by Beauregard
's men was principally done by Bonham
's, D. R. Jones
' and Kelly
Considering only numbers engaged in each Confederate command, the best fighting, judging by losses, was done by Kelly
's Eighth Louisiana and the half brigade of Evans
, in which were the First Louisiana battalion, Maj. R. C. Wheat
; the Fourth South Carolina, Col.
J. B. E.