Second Bull Run Confederate order of battle

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The following Confederate States Army units and commanders fought in the Second Battle of Bull Run of the American Civil War. The Union order of battle is listed separately. Order of battle compiled from the army organization[1] during the battle,[2][3] the casualty returns[4] and the reports.[5]

Abbreviations used[edit]

Military rank[edit]


Army of Northern Virginia[edit]

Gen Robert E. Lee, Commanding

Right Wing[edit]

MG James Longstreet

Division Brigade Regiments and Others

Anderson's Division
     MG Richard H. Anderson

Armistead's Brigade

   BG Lewis A. Armistead

Mahone's Brigade

   BG William Mahone (w)
   Col David A. Weisiger

Wright's Brigade

   BG Ambrose R. Wright

  • 44th Alabama: Ltc Charles A. Derby (w)
  • 3rd Georgia
  • 22nd Georgia
  • 48th Georgia

   Col Stephen D. Lee

  • Brooks (South Carolina) Artillery: Lt William Elliot
  • Ashland (Virginia) Artillery: Cpt Pichegru Woolfolk, Jr.
  • Bath (Virginia) Artillery: Cpt John L. Eubank
  • Bedford (Virginia) Artillery: Cpt Tyler C. Jordan
  • Portsmith (Virginia) Artillery: Lt Thomas J. Oakham
  • Parker's (Virginia) Battery: Cpt William W. Parker

Jones' Division[6]
     BG David R. Jones

Toomb's Brigade

   Col Henry L. Benning
   BG Robert Toombs[7]

  • 2nd Georgia: Ltc William R. Holmes
  • 15th Georgia: Col William T. Millican
  • 17th Georgia: Maj John H. Pickett (w), Cpt Augustus C. Jones (k), Cpt Hiram L. French
  • 20th Georgia: Maj James D. Waddell
Drayton's Brigade

   BG Thomas F. Drayton

Jones' Brigade

   Col George T. Anderson

  • 1st Georgia (Regulars): Maj John D. Walker
  • 7th Georgia: Col William T. Wilson (mw)
  • 8th Georgia: Ltc John R. Towers
  • 9th Georgia: Col Benjamin Beck
  • 11th Georgia: Ltc William Luffman
  • Wise (Virginia) Artillery

Wilcox's Division
     BG Cadmus M. Wilcox

Wilcox's Brigade

   BG Cadmus M. Wilcox

Pryor's Brigade

   BG Roger A. Pryor

Featherston's Brigade

   BG Winfield S. Featherston

  • 12th Mississippi
  • 16th Mississippi: Col Carnot Posey
  • 19th Mississippi
  • 2nd Mississippi Battalion
  • Dixie (Virginia) Artillery: Cpt William H. Chapman

Hood's Division
     BG John B. Hood

Hood's Brigade

   BG John B. Hood

Whiting's Brigade

   Col Evander M. Law

  • 4th Alabama: Ltc Owen K. McLemore
  • 2nd Mississippi: Col John M. Stone
  • 11th Mississippi: Col Philip F. Liddell
  • 6th North Carolina: Maj Robert F. Webb

   Maj Bushrod W. Frobel

  • Rowan (North Carolina) Artillery: Cpt James Reilly
  • German (South Carolina) Artillery: Cpt William K. Bachman
  • Palmetto (South Carolina) Artillery: Cpt Hugh R. Garden

Kemper's Division
     BG James L. Kemper

Kemper's Brigade

   Col Montgomery D. Corse (w)
   Col William R. Terry

Jenkins' Brigade

   BG Micah Jenkins (w)
   Col Joseph Walker

  • 1st South Carolina: Col Thomas J. Glover (k)
  • 2nd South Carolina (Rifles)
  • 5th South Carolina
  • 6th South Carolina
  • 4th South Carolina Battalion
  • Palmetto Sharpshooters: Col Joseph Walker
Pickett's Brigade

   Col Eppa Hunton

  • Fauquier (Virginia) Artillery: Cpt Robert M. Stribling
  • Loudoun (Virginia) Artillery: Cpt Arthur L. Rogers

Reporting directly

Evans' Brigade

   BG Nathan G. Evans[9]
   Col Peter F. Stevens

  • 17th South Carolina: Col John H. Means (mw), Ltc Fitzhugh W. McMaster
  • 18th South Carolina: Col James M. Gadberry (k), Ltc William H. Wallace
  • 22nd South Carolina: Col Stephen D. Goodlett (w)
  • 23rd South Carolina: Col Henry L. Benbow (w), Cpt Matthew V. Bancroft
  • Holcombe Legion: Col Peter F. Stevens, Ltc Francis G. Palmer (w), Maj William J. Crawley
  • Macbeth (South Carolina) Artillery: Cpt Robert Boyce

Right Wing Reserve Artillery
     Col James B. Walton[10]

Washington (Louisiana) Artillery
  • 1st Company: Cpt Charles W. Squires
  • 2nd Company:[11] Cpt John B. Richardson
  • 3rd Company: Cpt Merritt B. Miller
  • 4th Company:[12] Cpt Benjamin F. Eshleman[13]
Miscellaneous Batteries
  • Turner (Virginia) Artillery
  • Moorman's (Virginia) Battery: Cpt Marcellus N. Moorman
  • Norfolk (Virginia) Artillery: Cpt Frank Huger

Left Wing[edit]

MG Thomas J. Jackson

Chief of Artillery: Col Stapleton Crutchfield

Division Brigade Regiments and Others

Jackson's Division
     BG William B. Taliaferro (w)
     BG William E. Starke

Winder's Brigade

   Col William S. Baylor (k)
   Col Andrew J. Grigsby (w)

Jones' Brigade

   Col Bradley T. Johnson

Taliaferro's Brigade

   Col Alexander G. Taliaferro

Starke's Brigade

   BG William E. Starke
   Col Leroy A. Stafford


   Maj Lindsey M. Shumaker

A. P. Hill's Light Division
     MG Ambrose P. Hill

Branch's Brigade

   BG Lawrence O. Branch

Pender's Brigade

   BG William D. Pender

  • 16th North Carolina: Cpt Leroy W. Stowe (w)
  • 22nd North Carolina: Maj Christopher C. Cole
  • 34th North Carolina: Col Richard H. Riddick
  • 38th North Carolina: Cpt John Ashford
Anderson's (old) Brigade

   Col Edward L. Thomas

  • 14th Georgia: Col Robert W. Folsom
  • 35th Georgia
  • 45th Georgia: Maj Washington L. Grice
  • 49th Georgia: Ltc Seaborn M. Manning
Gregg's Brigade

   BG Maxcy Gregg

  • 1st South Carolina: Maj Edward McGrady Jr. (w), Cpt George W. McCreary
  • 1st South Carolina (Orr's Rifles): Col J. Foster Marshall (k), Ltc Daniel A. Ledbetter (k), Cpt Joseph J. Norton,[17] Cpt George McD. Miller[17]
  • 12th South Carolina: Col Dixon Barnes
  • 13th South Carolina: Col Oliver E. Edwards (w), Cpt David R. Duncan
  • 14th South Carolina: Col Samuel McGowan (w), Ltc William D. Simpson
Archer's Brigade

   BG James J. Archer

  • 5th Alabama Battalion: Cpt Thomas Bush (k), Lt Charles M. Hooper
  • 19th Georgia: Cpt Frank M. Johnston
  • 1st Tennessee (Provisional Army): Col Peter Turney
  • 7th Tennessee: Maj Samuel G. Shepard
  • 14th Tennessee: Col William A. Forbes (mw), Maj James W. Lockert
Field's Brigade

   BG Charles W. Field (w)
   Col John M. Brockenbrough


   Ltc R. Lindsay Walker

  • Branch (North Carolina) Artillery: Lt John R. Potts
  • Pee Dee (South Carolina) Artillery: Cpt David G. McIntosh
  • Crenshaw's (Virginia) Battery: Cpt William G. Crenshaw
  • Fredericksburg (Virginia) Artillery: Cpt Carter M. Braxton
  • Letcher (Virginia) Artillery: Cpt Greenlee Davidson
  • Middlesex (Virginia) Artillery: Lt William B. Hardy
  • Purcell (Virginia) Artillery: Cpt William R. J. Pegram

Ewell's Division
     MG Richard S. Ewell (w)
     BG Alexander R. Lawton

Lawton's Brigade

   BG Alexander R. Lawton
   Col Marcellus Douglass

  • 13th Georgia: Col Marcellus Douglass
  • 26th Georgia
  • 31st Georgia
  • 38th Georgia
  • 60th Georgia: Maj Thomas J. Berry
  • 61st Georgia
Trimble's Brigade

   BG Isaac R. Trimble (w)
   Cpt William F. Brown (k)

  • 15th Alabama: Maj Alexander A. Lowther
  • 12th Georgia: Cpt William F. Brown
  • 21st Georgia: Cpt Thomas C. Glover
  • 21st North Carolina: Ltc Sanders Fulton (k)
  • 1st North Carolina Battalion Sharpshooter
Early's Brigade

   BG Jubal A. Early

Hays' Brigade

   Col Henry Forno (w)
   Col Henry B. Strong

  • 5th Louisiana: Maj Bruce Menger
  • 6th Louisiana: Col Henry B. Strong
  • 7th Louisiana
  • 8th Louisiana: Maj Trevanion D. Lewis
  • 14th Louisiana
  • Louisiana Guard Artillery: Cpt Louis E. D'Aquin
  • 1st Maryland Battery: Cpt William F. Dement
  • Chesapeake (Maryland) Artillery: Cpt William D. Brown
  • Johnson's (Virginia) Battery: Cpt John R. Johnson
  • Courtney (Virginia) Artillery: Cpt Joseph W. Latimer
  • Staunton (Virginia) Artillery: Lt Asher W. Garber


Division Brigade Regiments and Others

Stuart's Division[18]
     MG James E. B. Stuart

Robertson's Brigade

   BG Beverly Robertson

Lee's Brigade[19]

   BG Fitzhugh Lee

Horse Artillery[20]
  • Virginia Battery (Stuart Horse Artillery): Cpt John Pelham


  1. ^ Multiple commander names indicate command succession of command during the battle or the campaign.
  2. ^ Official Records, Series I, Volume XII, Part 2, pages 546-551; Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, Volume 2, pages 499-500; Manassas National Battlefield Park - Battle of Second Manassas, Confederate Order of Battle
  3. ^ Artillery organisation taken from F. Ray Sibley, Jr., The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1, The Army of Northern Virginia pages 22-26
  4. ^ Official Records, Series I, Volume XII, Part 2, pages 560-562, 810-814
  5. ^ Official Records, Series I, Volume XII, Part 2, pages 829-830, 872-874; Official Records, Series I, Volume LI, Part 1, pages 1326, 1404
  6. ^ Major John J. Garnett Chief of Artillery (see: Walton's report)
  7. ^ Released from arrest on August 30, 1862 (see: Benning's report, John J. Hennessy, Return to Bull Run: The Campaign and Battle of Second Manassas, pages 47-48)
  8. ^ Not mentioned by the Manassas National Battlefield Park, Official Records, John J. Hennessy or F. Ray Sibley, Jr. (see: The 3rd South Carolina Volunteer Infantry Battalion)
  9. ^ On August 30, 1862 Evans commanded Hood's Division as well as his own brigade (see: Evans's report)
  10. ^ Chief of Artillery Right Wing (see: Walton's report)
  11. ^ Attached to Toombs' Brigade
  12. ^ Attached to Kemper's Division
  13. ^ F. Ray Sibley, Jr. lists Eshleman as a major of the Washington Artillery and Lieutenant Joseph Norcom, Jr. in command of the 4th Company, but Walton in his report lists him as captain of the 4th Company (see: Walton's report; F. Ray Sibley, Jr., The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1, The Army of Northern Virginia page 24)
  14. ^ Turned the command over to Captain Colston on August 30, 1862 (see: Colston's report)
  15. ^ Assigned to command on August 30, 1862 (see: Johnson's report)
  16. ^ Ordered to the rear on account of sickness on August 30, 1862 (see: Johnson's report)
  17. ^ a b Norton claims he was the senior officer present and Miller was his second in command. Miller reports he was the senior officer present. (see: Norton's and Miller's report)
  18. ^ Hampton's Brigade (1st North Carolina, 2nd South Carolina, 10th Virginia, Cobb's Georgia Legion and Jeff Davis Legion) detached, rejoined September 2, 1862
  19. ^ The 3rd Virginia was on picket duty along the Rappahannock River until September 3, 1862, and was not at Second Manassas (see: F. Ray Sibley, Jr., The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1, The Army of Northern Virginia page 245/note 126)
  20. ^ Hart's (South Carolina) battery detached, rejoined September 2, 1862


  • Robert Underwood Johnson, Clarence Clough Buell, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, Volume 2 (Pdf), New York: The Century Co., 1887.
  • Hennessy, John J., Return to Bull Run: The Campaign and Battle of Second Manassas. University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, 1993. ISBN 978-0-8061-3187-0
  • Manassas National Battlefield Park - Battle of Second Manassas
  • Sibley, Jr., F. Ray, The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1, The Army of Northern Virginia, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, 1996. ISBN 0-942597-73-7
  • U.S. War Department, The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1880–1901.