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Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., McDowell's advance to Bull Run. (search)
re nearer equal in that than in any other battle in Virginia.-J. B. F. McDowell's army consisted of 5 divisions, Tyler's First Division, containing 4 brigades (Keyes's, Schenek's, W. T. Sherman's, and Richardson's); Hunter's Second Division, containing 2 brigades (Andrew Porter's and Burnside's); Heintzelman's Third Division, curate an authority as Stonewall Jackson, was before 11:30 A. M., and this is substantially confirmed by Beauregard's official report made at the time. Sherman and Keyes had nothing to do with it. They did not begin to cross Bull Run until noon. Thus, after nearly two hours stubborn fighting with the forces of Johnston, which Generdge, going to the assistance of Hunter. Sherman reported to McDowell on the field and joined in the pursuit of Bee's forces across the valley of Young's Branch. Keyes's brigade, accompanied by Tyler in person, followed across the stream where Sherman forded, but without uniting with the other forces on the field, made a feeble a
Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War: The Opening Battles. Volume 1., The opposing armies at the first Bull Run. (search)
tured.-editors.] Composition and losses of the Union army. Brig.-Gen. Irvin McDowell. Staff loss: w, 1. (Capt. O. H. Tillinghast, mortally wounded.) First division Brig.-Gen. Daniel Tyler. Staff loss: w, 2. First Brigade, Col. Erasmus D. Keyes 2d Me., Col. C. D. Jameson 1st Conn., Col. G. S. Burnham 2d Conn., Col. A. H. Terry 3d Conn., Col. John L. Chatfield. Brigade loss: k, 19; w, 50; m, 154 = 223. Second Brigade, Brig.-Gen. Robert C. Schenck 2d N. Y. (militia), ail of the forces actually engaged: commands.Officers.Enlisted men. General staff19 First Division, two brigades2845,068 Second Division, two brigades2525,717 Third Division, three brigades3416,891 Total--seven brigades89617,676 Only Keyes's and Sherman's brigades of the four brigades of the First Division crossed Bull Run. The Fifth Division, with Richardson's brigade of the First Division attached, was in reserve at and in front of Centreville. Some of it was lightly engaged