CASUALTIES

Estimates of numbers of casualties engaged in Civil War battles vary, and statistics on killed, wounded, captured, and missing are incomplete. Participants attempted to fill gaps as they wrote their official reports, and historians have tried to refine the data. The reports of casualties at First Bull Run shown in the Official Records are certainly inaccurate. Figures listed below do not include casualties incurred at Blackburn's Ford on 17 July nor do they show missing-in-action figures for those soldiers who were absent for battle but eventually returned to their units.

CASUALTIES AT FIRST BULL RUN

Units
Killed
Wounded
Missing
Officers
Enlisted
Officers
Enlisted
Officers
Enlisted
Union
Army of Northeastern Virginia
1st Division
7
143
19
260
19
415
2d Division
6
120
16
281
13
333
3d Division
6
182
33
444
20
896
4th Division
(not engaged)
5th Division
0
6
2
16
0
97
Total
19
451
70
1,001
52
1,741
Confederate
Army of the Shenandoah
6
99
29
490
0
12
Army of the Potomac
19
263
34
1,029
1
0
Total
25
362
63
1,519
1
12
.....
Grand Total
44
813
133
2,520
53
1,753

Source: U.S. War Department, The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1893) (hereafter cited as OR), ser. 1, vol. 2, pp. 351, 387, 405, 426, 570.

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