Detailed Strength and Casualty Numbers
for the Army of Northern Virginia in the Battle of Gettysburg 

 

These numbers are rounded approximations rather than a precise count. Confederate unit records are more fragmentary than those for the Union, with only about one third of the army’s company muster rolls available for the period just before the battle. Probably many companies did not take the roll in the midst of the marching and foraging of the invasion, and the heavy casualties suffered in the battle doubtless saw many muster reports buried with their company clerks. The different methods used by researchers to resolve the gaps in the information result in a large difference in estimates; the numbers in the table below are a middle ground.

“Strength” is the number of men “present for duty equipped,” those actually ready for combat on the battlefield. This does not count units that were not on the Gettysburg battlefield on July 1-3, such as Robertson’s, Jones’ and Imboden’s Cavalry Brigades guarding trains in the army’s rear. They also do not count men who were on sick call or in the hospital, or were detailed to supply or other duties which took them out of the battle lines.

“Killed” counts men who were killed or who died within the year of a mortal wound. “Wounded” counts wounded men and men who were wounded and captured. Many lightly wounded men who were able to remain in the ranks were not counted. “Missing” counts men who were captured unwounded, as well as those who ran away, or who were killed and whose bodies were not identified.

Many Confederate regiments and batteries did not submit casualty figues for the battle or omitted categories such as the wounded or missing. The brigade totals affected by this missing information in the table below and the division, corps and army totals that they feed into are marked by an asterisk (*) and should be considered as underreported.

See the Union Strength and Casualty Numbers

strength

killed

wounded

missing

Total losses

% loss

The Army of Northern Virginia

68,612

*4,400

*12,953

*5,356

*22,709

33%

Staff & escort

50

0

4

0

4

1st Corps (Longstreet)

20,704

*1,608

*4,362

*2,202

*8,172

39%

Staff & escort

16

1

0

1

2

Hood’s Division

7,371

*490

*1,338

*535

*2,363

32%

Staff

11

0

1

0

1

Anderson’s Brigade

1,875

150

470

100

720

38%

Benning’s Brigade

1,420

85

280

150

515

36%

Law’s Brigade

1,930

100

255

150

505

26%

Robertson’s Brigade

1,735

150

310

135

595

34%

Henry’s Artillery Battalion

400

*5

*22

*0

*27

7%

McLaw’s Division

6,926

465

1,415

*350

*2,230

32%

Staff

11

0

0

0

0

Barksdale’s Brigade

1,620

155

500

*90

*745

46%

Kershaw’s Brigade

2,180

175

425

50

650

30%

Semmes’ Brigade

1,335

75

270

90

435

33%

Wofford’s Brigade

1,400

45

180

*120

*345

25%

Cabell’s Artillery Battalion

380

15

40

0

55

14%

Pickett’s Division

5,476

600

*1,231

*1,084

*2,915

53%

Staff

11

1

0

0

1

Armistead’s Brigade

1,950

190

*450

*590

*1,230

63%

Garnet’s Brigade

1,460

230

395

325

950

65%

Kemper’s Brigade

1,635

170

370

165

705

43%

Dearing’s Artillery Battalion

420

9

16

4

29

7%

Reserve Artillery

915

28

121

17

166

18%

Alexander’s Artillery Battalion

575

20

110

6

136

24%

Eshleman’s Artillery Battalion

340

8

11

11

30

9%

2nd Corps (Ewell)

20,689

1,269

*3,699

*1,678

*6,646

32%

Staff & escort

170

1

6

0

7

Early’s Division

5,459

292

831

364

1,487

27%

Staff

12

0

0

0

0

Hoke’s (Avery’s) Brigade

1,244

90

215

110

415

33%

Gordon’s Brigade

1,813

110

300

130

540

30%

Hays’ Brigade

1,295

60

190

85

335

26%

Smith’s Brigade

805

30

120

35

185

23%

Jones’ Artillery Battalion

290

2

6

4

12

4%

Johnson’s Division

6,434

373

*1,155

*430

*1,958

30%

Staff

9

1

1

0

2

Jones’ Brigade

1,520

75

*290

*70

*435

29%

Steuart’s Brigade

2,120

145

370

*220

*735

35%

Walker’s Brigade

1,325

65

175

100

340

26%

Williams’ Brigade

1,105

65

290

*40

*395

36%

Latimer’s Artillery Battalion

355

22

29

0

51

14%

Rodes’ Division

7,976

600

*1,685

*835

*3,120

39%

Staff

8

0

0

0

0

Daniel’s Brigade

2,160

230

*585

*135

*950

44%

Doles’ Brigade

1,325

45

105

70

220

17%

Iverson’s Brigade

1,385

180

400

320

900

65%

O’Neal’s Brigade

1,688

90

420

185

695

41%

Ramseur’s Brigade

1,025

40

150

90

280

27%

Carter’s Artillery Battalion

385

15

25

35

75

19%

Reserve Artillery

650

3

22

49

74

11%

Dance’s Artillery Battalion

370

3

21

26

50

14%

Nelson’s Artillery Battalion

280

0

1

23

24

9%

3rd Corps (Hill)

20,779

1,484

*4,776

*1,342

*7,602

37%

Staff & escort

15

0

0

0

0

Anderson’s Division

5,096

275

1,393

355

2,023

40%

Staff

7

0

3

0

3

Mahone’s Brigade

1,540

12

60

40

112

7%

Perry’s Brigade

740

55

200

205

460

62%

Posey’s Brigade

1,320

15

70

0

85

27%

Wilcox’s Brigade

1,725

80

445

260

785

46%

Wright’s Brigade

1,415

185

345

170

700

49%

Lane’s Artillery Battalion

385

3

30

5

38

9%

Heth’s Division

8,332

*780

*1,941

*652

*3,373

40%

Staff

8

0

1

0

1

Archer’s Brigade

1,200

70

220

400

690

58%

Davis’ Brigade

2,305

290

680

*65

*1,035

45%

Field’s (Brockenbrough’s) Brigade

1,840

35

120

20

175

10%

Pettigrew’s Brigade

2,584

385

915

150

1,450

56%

Garnett’s Artillery Battalion

395

*0

*5

*17

*22

6%

Pender’s Division

6,736

*419

*1,362

*320

*2,101

31%

Staff

11

2

3

0

5

Lane’s Brigade

1,735

175

360

170

705

41%

Perrin’s Brigade

1,880

130

450

15

595

32%

Scales’ Brigade

1,405

75

395

20

490

35%

Thomas’ Brigade

1,325

35

130

105

270

20%

Poague’s Artillery Battalion

380

*2

*24

*10

*36

9%

Reserve Artillery

735

20

*60

*20

*100

18%

McIntosh’s Artillery Battalion

360

8

24

16

48

13%

Pegram’s Artillery Battalion

375

12

*36

*3

*51

14%

Cavalry Division (Stuart)

6,390

*39

*112

*134

*285

4%

Staff

20

0

0

0

0

Hampton’s Brigade

1,750

20

55

35

110

6%

Jenkins’ Brigade

1,125

*6

*6

*6

*18

2%

F. Lee’s Brigade

1,915

7

20

70

97

4%

W.H.F. Lee’s (Chambliss’) Brigade

1,175

*5

*30

*20

*55

5%

Beckham’s Artillery Battalion

405

*1

*1

*3

*5

1%