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ed and fifty-eight who went into the fight, twenty-nine were killed or mortally wounded, forty-eight wounded (not mortally) and ninety missing. Lieut. Hugh Carey was mortally wounded, and Maj. H. L. Higginson and Capt. L. M. Sargent were left for dead on the field, though ultimately recovering. Lieuts. C. G. Davis, J. J. Higginson and L. N. Duchesney were taken prisoners. See Crowninshield's 1st Cavalry, p. 143. It was unquestionably the most important cavalry fight of the war. On June 27, 1863, General Hooker requested to be relieved of his command, and Maj.-Gen. George G. Meade was his successor. Hooker's military standing is thus summed up by another Massachusetts officer: As a corps commander, or with orders to obey, unless jealousy warped his powers, he was unsurpassed in bravery, devotion and skill. For the burden of supreme command he had neither mental calibre nor equipoise. Self-sufficing stood instead of self-reliance. (Dodge's Bird's Eye View, p 134.) Few perso