First Bull Run Confederate order of battle

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The following Confederate units and commanders fought in the First Battle of Bull Run on July 21, 1861. The Union order of battle is shown separately. Order of battle compiled from the army organization during the battle[1] and the reports.[2]

Abbreviations used[edit]

Military rank[edit]

Other[edit]

Confederate forces[edit]

BG Joseph E. Johnston,[3] Commanding

Army of the Potomac[edit]

BG P. G. T. Beauregard

Army of the Potomac

General Staff:

Headquarters Escort:

  • Lay's Squadron Cavalry: Cpt J. F. Lay
Brigade Regiments and Others
First Brigade


   BG Milledge L. Bonham

  • 11th North Carolina: Col William W. Kirkland
  • 2nd South Carolina: Col Joseph B. Kershaw
  • 3rd South Carolina: Col James H. Williams
  • 7th South Carolina: Col Thomas G. Bacon
  • 8th South Carolina: Col Ellerbe B. C. Cash
  • 8th Louisiana: Col Henry B. Kelly
  • Wickham's Squadron Cavalry: Cpt Williams C. Wickham
  • 30th Virginia Cavalry, Troops C and G: Col Richard C. W. Radford
  • Munford's Squadron Cavalry: Ltc Thomas T. Munford
  • Alexandria (Virginia) Light Artillery: Cpt Delaware Kemper
  • Richmond Howitzers Battalion Artillery, 1st Battery: Cpt John C. Shields
Second Brigade


   BG Richard S. Ewell

Third Brigade


   BG David R. Jones

Fourth Brigade


   BG James Longstreet

Fifth Brigade


   Col Philip St. George Cocke

Sixth Brigade


   Col Jubal A. Early

Seventh (Demi) Brigade


   Col Nathan G. Evans

Reserve Brigade


   BG Theophilus H. Holmes

Unassigned Infantry

Army of the Shenandoah[edit]

Army of the Shenandoah

BG Joseph E. Johnston

General Staff:

Brigade Regiments and Others
First Brigade


   BG Thomas J. Jackson[4] (w)

Second Brigade


   Col Francis S. Bartow (k)
   Col Lucius J. Gartrell

Third Brigade


   BG Barnard Elliott Bee, Jr. (mw)
   Col States Rights Gist

Fourth Brigade[5]


   BG Edmund Kirby Smith (w)
   Col Arnold Elzey

Artillery
  • Thomas (Virginia) Artillery: Cpt Philip B. Stanard
Cavalry

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Manassas Campaign, Virginia, July 21, 1861 - Order of battle; Manassas National Battlefield Park - The Battle of First Manassas, Confederate order of battle
  2. ^ Official Records, Series I, Volume II, pages, 1024-1026
  3. ^ Commanded combined Confederate forces (see: Johnston's report)
  4. ^ Wounded but did not leave the field (see: Johnston's report)
  5. ^ The 13th Virginia under Colonel Ambrose P. Hill remained at Manassas Junction (see: F. Ray Sibley, Jr., The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1, The Army of Northern Virginia, page 221/Note 55)

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