division, with Lawton
's brigade, which was attached to it after the battle of Cedar Run
, must have numbered, at the time they reached McClellan
's right, north of the Chickahominy
, eight or ten thousand, as Lawton
's brigade was then a very large one, which had never been in action.
Yet that division numbered less than three thousand four hundred on the morning of the 17th.
says in his report: “This great battle was fought by less than forty thousand men on our side, all of whom had undergone the greatest labors and hardships in the field and on the march.”
This certainly covered our entire force of all descriptions, and I am satisfied that he might have safely stated it at less than thirty thousand.
There were forty brigades of infantry in all in the army, one of which, Thomas
' of A. P. Hill
's division, did not cross the Potomac
from Harper's Ferry
, and the nine brigades of Ewell
's and D. H. Hill
's divisions, numbering in the aggregate less than 6,400 officers and men, were fully average ones.
General D. R. Jones
states that his command, consisting of his division of three brigades and three of Longstreet
's, in all six brigades, numbering on the morning of the 17th, 2,430; General J. R. Jones
states that Jackson
's division of four brigades numbered less than 1,600; General McLaws
states that he carried into action in his four brigades, 2,893; General A. P. Hill
states that his three brigades actually numbered less than 2,000; D. H. Hill
's five brigades numbered 3,000; and Ewell
's four brigades numbered less than 3,400; which gives 15,323 in these twenty-six brigades, leaving thirteen other brigades on the field whose strength is not stated, to-wit: the six brigades of his own division and Longstreet
's brought up by General Anderson
; A. P. Hill
's other two brigades; Hood
's two brigades, both very small; Walker
's two brigades; and Evans
was wounded, and there is no report from his division or any of his brigades, but General D. H. Hill
says that Anderson
came to his support, which