MANUSCRIPT CIVIL WAR ACCOUNT OF LOSSES AT THE BATTLE OF BULL RUN
GRANGER, Brownell. List of the Killed, Wounded and Missing in the 11th Reg[imen]t, Mass[achusetts] Vol[unteers] at the Battle of Bulls (sic) Run, Virginia, July 21st 1861. [Manassas], Virginia, 1861. Original sheet of blue-ruled wove stock (8 by 29 inches), backed by linen and mounted in contemporary gray cloth wallet. Housed in a custom clamshell box.
Original manuscript listing of casualties suffered by the 11th Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers at the Battle of Bull Run, the first major land battle of the Civil War, in the hand of Adjutant Brownell Granger.
“Union forces and civilians alike feared that the Confederates would advance on Washington, D.C., with very little standing in their way. The Union’s preemptive strike was the first major land battle of the American Civil War, fought on July 21, 1861, near Manassas, Virginia. Unseasoned Union Army troops advanced across Bull Run against the equally unseasoned Confederate Army, and despite the Union’s early successes, they were routed and forced to retreat back to Washington, D.C.” (Hal Jespersen). This original manuscript in the hand of Adjutant Brownell Granger lists casualties suffered by the 11th Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers at the Battle of Bull Run: 15 killed, 55 wounded and missing (46 of whom were taken prisoner). Bull Run was the regiment’s first military engagement. Organized at Readville and mustered in June 13, 1861, the 11th Regiment left Massachusetts for Washington, D.C. on June 24th. There it was attached to Franklin’s Brigade, Heintzelman’s Division, McDowell’s Army of Northeast Virginia, and remained so through August, 1861. Altogether the Regiment lost during service a total 261 men: 11 officers and 153 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded; two officers and 95 enlisted men dead from disease. Pencil annotations in a later hand. Eicher, 99.
A number of minor smudges and spots to manuscript, dampstain to bottom segment of wallet. A very desirable item of Civil War memorabilia.