Gregg's Brigade in the Second Battle of Manassas. 37
did they maintain her fame. I cannot now be the historian of their deeds, and of the prominent part they, too, bore in the great battle of the 3Oth ; but let me give you some more figures, which will show that however justly proud you and I, my comrades, are of our own part, we can claim no monopoly of South Carolina's glory at Ma- nassas.
General Lee's army, on that occasion, was composed of one hun- dred and thirty-five regiments of infantry, Jackson's corps sixty- eight, and Longstreet's corps sixty-seven. Of these, forty two were from Virginia, twenty-eight from Georgia, seventeen and two bat- talions, say eighteen regiments, from South Carolina, thirteen from North Carolina, eleven from Alabama, nine from Louisiana, five and a half from Mississippi, and three each from Tennessee, Texas and Florida. *
The loss in the forty-two regiments from Virginia, in killed and wounded, was 1,588;! in the twenty-eight regiments from Georgia, 2,173; i n tne seventeen regiments and two battalions, J say eighteen regiments, from South Carolina, i,745; in the thirteen regiments from North Carolina, 757; in the nine regiments from Louisiana, 477 ; in the three regiments from Texas, 366 ; in the three regiments from Tennessee, 131. The exact numbers of the killed and wounded in the regiments from Alabama, Mississippi and Florida, respectively, cannot be known, as there were no regimental reports of casualties of the three brigades of Wilcox, Featherston and Pryor. The only report of casualties in these brigades is from Wilcox, who com- manded them on that day, and he gives only the total in the three brigades at 330. || In the five other regiments from Alabama, which were reported, there were 276, killed and wounded ; in the two from Mississippi, 156, and in the two from Florida, 20.
It must be remembered, however, that the regiments were not all of equal numbers. For instance, in our division, by the field return of July 20, 1862, the regiments generally averaged three hundred and
- Southern Historical Papers, volume VIII, pages 178-217.
f These figures are computed from list of casualties, Reports Army North- ern Virginia, volume I, page 50.
J Third, or James's battalion, and Fourth, or Mallison's battalion, counted half regiments.
I The losses of the Twelfth and Rifles not given in list of casualties, Re- ports Army Northern Virginia. For these see History Gregg's Brigade,. by J. F. J. Caldwell, page 37.
[| Reports Army Northern Virginia, volume II, page 231.