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1st Manassas - Bull Run

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There are 125 reports from the first battle of Bull Run, or Manassas.   Below is a list of the reports by author.  The Summary of the Principal Events lists by date the events leading up to and including the battle.


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JULY 16-22, 1861.- The Bull Run, or Manassas, Campaign, Virginia.

SUMMARY OF THE PRINCIPAL EVENTS.

July 16, 1861.-Advance of the Union Army.

17.-Skirmish at Fairfax Court-House.

Skirmish at Vienna.

Confederate Army retires to line of Bull Run.

18.-Action at Blacksburn's Ford.

Skirmish at Mitchell's Ford.

18-21, 1861.-Confederate forces under General Johnston re-enforce General Beauregard.

21, 1861.-Battle of Bull Run, or Manassas.

21, 22, 1861.-Retreat of the Union Army.

REPORTS, ETC.*

Numbers 1.-Brigadier General Irvin McDowell, commanding U. S. forces, of operations, July 16-20, with orders for movements, and return of troops.

Numbers 2.-Colonel Orlando B. Willcox, First Michigan Infantry, commanding Second Brigade, Third Division, of skirmish at Fairfax Court-House.

Numbers 3.-Brigadier General Daniel Tyler, Connecticut Militia, commanding First Division, of action at Blackburn's Ford.

Numbers 4.-Colonel Israel B. Richardson, Second Michigan Infantry, commanding Fourth Brigade, First Division, of action at Blackburn's Ford.

Numbers 5.-Organization of the Union Army, July 21, 1861.

Numbers 6.-Brigadier General Irvin McDowell, U. S. Army, commanding United States forces.

Numbers 7.-Major John G. Barnard, U. S. Corps of Engineers, Chief of Engineers.

Numbers 8.-Captain Daniel P. Woodbury, U. S. Corps of Engineers.

Numbers 9.-Lieutenant Frederick E. Prime, U. S. Corps of Engineers.

Numbers 10.-Captain Henry F. Clarke, commissary of subsistence, U. S. Army, of the subsistence of the Army from July 15 to 21.

Numbers 11.-Lieutenant George Bell, acting commissary of subsistence, U. S. Army, of the subsistence of the Army from July 16 to 22.

Numbers 12.-Lieutenant James Curtis, acting commissary of subsistence, U. S. Army, of the subsistence of the Army from July 16 to 22.

Numbers 13.-Lieutenant John P. Hawkins, acting commissary of subsistence, U. S. Army, of the subsistence of the Army from July 16 to 22.

Numbers 14.-Surg. William S. King, U. S. Army, Medical Director.

Numbers 15.-Major William F. Barry, Fifth U. S. Artillery, Chief of Artillery.

Numbers 16.-Brigadier General Daniel Tyler, Connecticut Militia, commanding First Division.

Numbers 17.-Colonel Erasmus D. Keyes, Eleventh U. S. Infantry, commanding First Brigade First Division.

Numbers 18.-Colonel Charles D. Jameson, Second Maine Infantry.

Numbers 19.-Brigadier General Robert C. Scheck, U. S. Army, commanding Second Brigade, First Division.

Numbers 20.-Captain J. H. Carlisle, Second U. S. Artillery.

Numbers 21.-Lieutenant John M. Wilson, Second U. S. Artillery.

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*Relating specially to the battle of Bull Run, when not otherwise indicated.

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Numbers 22. Lieutenant Stephen C. Lyford, U. S. Dragoons.

Numbers 23. Lieutenant Edward B. Hill, First U. S. Artillery.

Numbers 24. Lieutenant William D. Fuller, Third U. S. Artillery.

Numbers 25. Colonel William T. Sherman, Thirteenth U. S. Infantry, commanding Third Brigade, First Division.

Numbers 26. Captain James Kelly, Sixty-ninth New York Militia.

Numbers 27. Captain Romeyn B. Ayres, Fifth U. S. Artillery.

Numbers 28. Colonel Israel B. Richardson, Second Michigan Infantry, commanding Fourth Bridge, First Division.

Numbers 29. Bvt. Major Henry J. Hunt, Second U. S. Artillery.

Numbers 30. Lieutenant John Edward, Third U. S. Artillery.

Numbers 31. Colonel David Hunter, Third U. S. Cavalry, commanding Second Division.

Numbers 32. Colonel Andrew Porter, Sixteenth U. S. Infantry, commanding Second Division and First Brigade, Second Division.

Numbers 33. Colonel George Lyons, Eighth New York Militia.

Numbers 34. Major J. J. Bartlett, Twenty-seventh New York Infantry.

Numbers 35. Major George Sykes, Fourteenth U. S. Infantry, commanding battalion.

Numbers 36. Major John. G. Reynolds, U. S. Marine Corps, commanding battalion.

Numbers 37. Major Innis N. Palmer, Second U. S. Cavalry, commanding battalion.

Numbers 38. Captain Charles Griffin, Fifth U. S. Artillery.

Numbers 39. Colonel Ambrose E. Burnside, First Rhode Island Infantry, commanding Second Brigade, Second Division.

Numbers 40. Major Joseph P. Balch, First Rhode Island Infantry.

Numbers 41. Lieutenant Colonel Frank Wheaton, Second Rhode Island Infantry.

Numbers 42. Lieutenant Colonel Frank S. Fiske, Second New Hampshire Infantry.

Numbers 43. Colonel Samuel P. Heintzelman, Seventeenth U. S. Infantry, commanding Third Division.

Numbers 44. Colonel William B. Franklin, Twelfth U. S. Infantry, commanding First Brigade, Third Division.

Numbers 45. Lieutenant Edmund Kirby, First U. S. Artillery.

Numbers 46. Colonel O. B. Willcox, First Michigan Infantry, commanding Second Brigade, Third Division.

Numbers 47. Colonel J. H. Hobart Ward, Thirty-eighth New York Infantry, commanding Second Brigade, Third Division.

Numbers 48. Major Alonzo F. Bidwell, First Michigan Infantry.

Numbers 49. Lieutenant Colonel Addison Farnsworth, Thirty- eighth New York Infantry.

Numbers 50. Captain Richard Arnold, Fifth U. A. Artillery.

Numbers 51. Colonel Oliver O. Howard, Third Maine Infantry, commanding Third Brigade, Third Division.

Numbers 52. Major Henry G. Staples, Third Maine Infantry.

Numbers 53. Colonel Hiram G. Berry, Fourth Maine Infantry.

Numbers 54. Colonel Mark H. Dunnell, Fifth Maine Infantry.

Numbers 55. Colonel Henry Whiting, Second Vermont Infantry.

Numbers 56. Colonel Dixon S. Miles, Second U. S. Infantry, commanding Fifth Division.

Numbers 57. Colonel Louis Blenker, Eighth New York Infantry, commanding First Brigade Fifth Division.

Numbers 58. Colonel Thomas A. Davies, Sixteenth New York Infantry, commanding Second Brigade, Fifth Division.

Numbers 59. Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Marsh, Sixteenth New York Infantry.

Numbers 60. Colonel Calvin E. Pratt, Thirty-first New York Infantry.

Numbers 61. Lieutenant Oliver D. Greene, Second U. S. Artillery.

Numbers 62. Colonel William R. Montgomery, First New Jersey Infantry.

Numbers 63. Findings of the Court of Inquiry on conduct of Colonel Miles.

Numbers 64. General G. T. Beauregard, commanding Confederate Army of the Potomac, of operations from July 17 to 20.

Numbers 65. Colonel Thomas Jordan, Assistant Adjutant-General, Confederate forces, of operations July 18 and 19.

Numbers 66. Brigadier General M. L. Bonham, C. S. Army, commanding First Brigade, of retreat from Fairfax Court-House and skirmish at Mitchell's Ford.

Numbers 67. Colonel J. B. Kershaw, Second South Carolina Infantry, of retreat from Fairfax Court-House and skirmish at Mitchell's Ford.

Numbers 68. Colonel J. H. Williams, Third South Carolina Infantry, of retreat from Fairfax Court-House and skirmish at Mitchells' Ford.

Numbers 69. Colonel Thomas G. Bacon, Seventh South Carolina Infantry, of skirmish at Mitchell's Ford.

Numbers 70. Lieutenant Colonel John W. Henagan, Eight South Carolina Infantry, of operations July 17 and 18.

Numbers 71. Colonel E. B. C. Cash, Eighth South Carolina Infantry, of operations July 18 and 19.

Numbers 72. Colonel R. C. W. Radford, Thirtieth Virginia Cavalry, of operations of cavalry brigade from July 17 to 20.

Numbers 73. Captain Del. Kemper, Alexandria Light Artillery, of retreat from Fairfax Court-House and skirmish at Mitchell's Ford.

Numbers 74. Colonel R. E. Rodes, Fifth Alabama Infantry, of skirmish at Fairfax Court-House.

Numbers 75. Brigadier General David R. Jones, C. S. Army, of operations at McLean's Ford.

Numbers 76. Brigadier General James Longstreet, C. S. Army, of action at Blackburn's Ford.

Numbers 77. Colonel Jubal A. Early, Twenty-fourth Virginia Infantry, of action at Blackburn's Ford.

Numbers 78. Major John B. Walton, Washington Artillery, of operations July 18.

Numbers 79. Lieutenant C. W. Squires, Washington Artillery, of action at Blackburn's Ford.

Numbers 80. Organization of the Confederate forces combined at the battle of Manassas.

Numbers 81. General Joseph E. Johnston, commanding confederate Armies of the Shenandoah and of the Potomac, of operations from May 23 to July 22, with order of battle.

Numbers 82. Brigadier General Thomas J. Jackson, C. S. Army, commanding First Brigade, Army of the Shenandoah.

Numbers 83. Colonel J. E. B. Stuart, First Virginia Cavalry.

Numbers 84. General G. T. Beauregard, C. S. Army, commanding First Corps, Army of the Potomac, with resulting correspondence.

Numbers 85. Major John B. Walton, Washington Artillery.

Numbers 86. Brigadier General M. L. Bonham, C. S. Army, commanding First Brigade, First Corps.

Numbers 87. Colonel W. W. Kirkland, Eleventh North Carolina Infantry.

Numbers 88. Colonel J. B. Kershaw, Second South Carolina Infantry.

Numbers 89. Colonel J. H. Williams, Third South Carolina Infantry.

Numbers 90. Colonel Thomas G. Bacon, Seventh South Carolina Infantry (including action at Mitchell's Ford).

Numbers 91. Colonel E. B. C. Cash, Eighth South Carolina Infantry.

Numbers 92. Colonel R. C. W. Radford, Thirtieth Virginia Cavalry.

Numbers 93. Lieutenant Colonel T. T. Munford, Thirtieth Virginia Cavalry, commanding squadron.

Numbers 94. Captain Del. Kemper, Alexandria Light Artillery.

Numbers 95. Brigadier General Richard S. Ewell, C. S. Army, commanding Second Brigade, First Corps.

Numbers 96. Brigadier General David R. Jones, C. S. Army, commanding Third Brigade, First Corps.

Numbers 97. Colonel W. S. Featherston, Seventeenth Mississippi Infantry.

Numbers 98. Colonel E. R. Burt, Eighteenth Mississippi Infantry.

Numbers 99. Colonel M. Jenkins, Fifth South Carolina Infantry.

Numbers 100. Brigadier General James Longstreet, C. S. Army, commanding Fourth Brigade, First Corps


Numbers 101. Colonel M. D. Corse, Seventeenth Virginia Infantry.

Numbers 102. Colonel Eppa Hunton, Eighth Virginia Infantry.

Numbers 103. Colonel R. E. Withers, Eighteenth Virginia Infantry.

Numbers 104. Colonel Robert T. Preston, Twenty-eighth Virginia Infantry.

Numbers 105. Colonel William Smith, Forty-ninth Virginia Infantry.

Numbers 106. Captain John S. Langhorne, Thirtieth Virginia Cavalry.

Numbers 107. Captain H. G. Latham, commanding section of artillery.

Numbers 108. Captain Arthur L. Rogers, Loudoun Artillery.

Numbers 109. Colonel Jubal A. Early, Twenty-fourth Virginia Infantry, commanding Sixth Brigade, First Corps.

Numbers 110. Brigadier General Nathan G. Evans, C. S. Army, commanding Seventh Brigade, First Corps.

Numbers 111. Colonel J. B. E. Sloan, Fourth South Carolina Infantry.

Numbers 112. Captain W. R. Terry, commanding troops of cavalry.

Numbers 113. Captain George S. Davidson, commanding section of artillery.

Numbers 114. Captain John D. Alexander, commanding Campbell Rangers.

Numbers 115. Brigadier General Theophilus H. Holmes, C. S. Army, commanding reserve brigade.

Numbers 116. Colonel Wade Hampton, commanding Hampton (South Carolina) Legion.

Numbers 117. Field return of First Corps, Confederate Army of the Potomac, July 21, 1861.

Numbers 118. Troops of the First Corps engaged in the battle of Manassas.

Numbers 119. Troops of the "Army of the Shenandoah," or Second Corps, engaged in the battle of Manassas.

Numbers 120. Strength of the Union Army, as estimated by the Confederate.

Numbers 121. Casualties in the Confederate Army of the Potomac.

Numbers 122. Return of captures and abstract of prisoners.

Numbers 123. Captain John F. Lay, commanding squadron of cavalry, of operations July 18 and 21.

Numbers 124. Captain Edgar Whitehead, Radford Rangers, of pursuit on July 22.

Numbers 125. Congratulatory proclamation of Generals Johnston and Beauregard.

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