The opposing forces at New Market, Va., May 15, 1864.
first infantry division, Brig.-Gen. Jeremiah C. Sullivan
First Brigade, Col. Augustus Moor
: 18th Conn., Maj. Henry Peale
; 28th Ohio, Lieut.-Col. Gottfried Becker
; 116th Ohio, Col. James Washburn
; 123d Ohio, Maj. Horace Kellogg
. Second Brigade, Col. Joseph Thoburn
: 1st W. Va., Lieut.-Col. Jacob Weddle
; 12th W. Va., Col. William B. Curtis
; 34th Mass., Col. George D. Wells
; 54th Pa., Col. Jacob M. Campbell
first cavalry division, Maj.-Gen. Julius Stahel
First Brigade, Col. William B. Tibbits
: 1st N. Y. (Veteran), Col. R. F. Taylor
; 1st N. Y. (Lincoln
), Lieut-Col. Alonzo W. Adams
; 1st Md., P. H. B. (detachment), Maj. J. T. Daniel
; 21st N. Y., Maj. C. G. Otis
; 14th Pa. (detachment), Capt. Ashbel F. Duncan
, Lieut.-Col. William Blakely
. Second Brigade, Col. John E. Wynkoop
: Small detachments of the 15th N. Y.,----; 20th Pa.,----; 22d Pa.,----. Total strength of the two cavalry brigades about 1000 men.
artillery: B, Md.
, Capt. Alonzo Snow
; 30th N. Y., Capt. Albert von Kleiser
; D, 1st W. Va., Capt. John Carlin
; G, 1st W. Va., Capt. C. T. Ewing
; B, 5th U. S., Capt. Henry A. Du Pont
The effective strength of Sigel
's command was about 6500, about 5150 men and 22 guns being available in the battle.
(The 28th and 16th Ohio were not engaged.) The losses were 93 killed, 552 wounded, and 186 captured or missing == 831.
Echols's Brigade, Brig.-Gen. John Echols
: 22d Va.,----; 23d Va.,----; 26th Va.,----. Wharton's Brigade, Brig.-Gen. G. C. Wharton
: 45th Va.,----; 51st Va.,----; 30th Va. Battalion,----. Cadet Corps
(four companies from the Virginia Military Institute), Lieut.-Col. Scott Ship
. Artillery, McLaughlin
's Battalion, Maj. William McLaughlin
Battery Section, Lieut. C. H. Minge
. Cavalry, Imboden
's Brigade, Brig.-Gen. John D. Imboden
: 62d Va. (mounted infantry), Col. George I. Smith
; 23d Va., Col. Robert White
; 18th Va., Col. George W. Imboden
's Maryland Battalion, Maj. Harry Gilmor
's Maryland Battalion (detachment), Maj. Sturgis Davis
; Partisan Rangers, Capt. John H. McNeill
's Va. Battery, Capt. J. H. McClanahan
In an address delivered at the anniversary celebration of the battle General Echols
referred to the bravery of a company of Missourians who were in the battle.
They were 70 in number, and, according to the Rockingham register of May 20th, 1864, they lost 47 in killed and wounded.
The strength of Breckinridge
's forces was about 5000. General Sigel
, in an estimate based on the official reports, places Breckinridge
's strength at 4816, as follows: Wharton
's brigade, 1578; Echols
's brigade, 1622; engineer co., 56; cadet corps, 227; company of Missourians, 70; Jackson
's battery, 100; Chapman
's battery, 135; Callahan
's battery, 93; cadet's section, 35; Imboden
's cavalry (not including the 62d Va., with Wharton
The losses were 42 killed, 522 wounded, and 13 missing == 577.
These figures include the losses of the cadet corps, which numbered 225, and sustained a loss of 8 killed and 46 wounded.