On Map 39 of the West Point Atlas the disposition and strengths of forces are given for about the time of 11MAR62. USA, 1) Under McClellan at DC were 155,000 troops, of which it seems 45,000 were garrison troops, although these garrison troops may indeed be seperate from the figure of 155,000, and if so, that would mean there were 200,00 troops concentrate in the DC area; 2) Banks in the northern Shenandoah Valley around Harper's Ferry with 23,000; 3) Fremont in the Allegheny Mountains of western Virginia with 4,500; 4) Wool the Mexican-American War Veteran with 12,000 at Fortress Monroe. CSA, 1) J.E. Johnston with 43,00 at Centreville and Manassas Junction that shortly retired southerly to Culpepper Court House; 2) Holmes with 6,000 at Fredericksburg; 3) Magruder with 13,000 opposite Wool at Fortress Monroe on the Peninnsula; 4) Huger with 9,000 at Norfolk; 4) Jackson with 4,200 at Winchester in the northern Shenandoah Valley opposing Banks; 5) E. Johnson with 3,000 at McDowell in the Allegheny Mountains opposing Fremont; 5) other small forces in southwestern Virginia.
In mid-March, 1862, these figures give the CSA about 78,000 to 80,000 or so troops, and the USA about 240,000 troops in Virginia. Of the possible 240,000 USA troops, it may be that the figure of 45,000 garrison troops in DC is counted twice, and if so that would mean there were 195,000 troops in the DC and Virginian theater. Many sources have more accurate info., and the early Eastern Theater is not my interest, and the OR has all this and more, not to mention the hordes of books written about these early times and the good old inet.
This is pertaining to the July 1861 Scenario. The West Point Atlas gives the troop strengths and dispositions of the troops in Virginia on 15JUL61 on Map 18. It does not list the strengths of the CSA forces under Magruder and Huger, nor of USA forces under Butler that were all repsectively concentrated around Yorktown, Norfolk, and Fortress Monroe. Although the strengths of these subsidiary forces are listed in many other sources, they may amount to only 10,000 - 15,000 or so troops per side.
The forces and their strengths in northern Virginia were as follows: USA, 1) Patterson with about 18,000 in the northern Shenandoah Valley along Cedar or Qpequan Creek north of Winchester and south of Charlestown and Harper's Ferry; 2) McDowell with about 35,000 troops ready for the field at DC, discounting fresh troops arriving every day. CSA, 1) J.E. Jounston with 12,000 at Winchester in the northern Shenandoah Valley; 2) Beauregard with 20,000 at Manassas Junction; 3) Holmes with 3,000 at Aquia Creek Landing. 4) Small garrisons at Moorefield and Franklin in the Allegheny Mountains to the west of the Shenandoah Valley, and off-map there were small forces in southwestern Virginia. 5) The Richmond garrison and freshly arriving troops, which were also small in number at this time.
Using these figures quickly derived from the West Point Atlas and common sense, it can be seen that the USA had perhaps about 83,000 - 85,000 or so, probably more counting the fresh troops in DC, and the CSA maybe about 55,000 - 60,000 or so troops in mid-July of 1861.
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