Taking, therefore, General Gregg
's statement, that the Union
cavalry in this engagement numbered about nine thousand men, and that both his and Buford
's Divisions were supported by infantry, it cannot be denied that General Stuart
was opposed by a force which largely outnumbered his own. As trophies of the battle Stuart
could number three pieces of artillery (a loss of which General Gregg
makes no mention), three regimental and three company flags, three hundred and sixty-three prisoners captured, beside horses, pistols, sabres, and carbines.
Our total loss, making an extreme estimate of that in White's Battalion, from which no report was received, was four hundred and eighty-five.1
In regard to the loss in Pleasonton
's command, it may be stated that one of the Northern
newspapers, of about that date, contained a list of one hundred and ninety-two wounded, who were received into one
hospital in Alexandria
from this battle.
Doubtless many were placed in other hospitals.
But add to this number the prisoners sent to Richmond
, and we find a loss of five hundred and fifty-five, without counting those killed on the field.
The total number of casualties probably exceeded seven hundred men. The laurel crown remains with General Gregg
, and he can well afford to acknowledge that, though his men fought long and well, they met more than equals at Brandy Station
on the 9th of June, 1863.