previous next
[114]

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, Stanard, Pendleton and Alburtis, 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, Latham's (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', Cocke's, Early's, Evans' and Kelly's commands. 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.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Places (automatically extracted)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: