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  Killed. Wounded. Captured and Missing. Total.
Beverly Ford, Va., June 9, 1863 81 403 382 866
Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-4, 1863 90 352 407 849
Gettysburg campaign, June 12--July 24, not including Gettysburg 219 866 1,471 2,556
Brandy Station, Va., Aug. 1, 1863 21 104 20 145
Mine Run, Va., Nov. 26--Dec. 2, 1863 28 119 77 224
Wilderness, Va., May 5-7, 1864 97 416 197 710
Hawes' Shop, Old Church, Ashland, Aenon Church, Va., etc., May 25-30, 1864 110 450 96 656
Cold Harbor, Va., May 31--June 6, 1864 51 328 70 449
Sheridan's First Expedition, Va., May 9-24, 1864, Beaver Dam Station, Yellow Tavern, Meadow Bridge, etc. 64 337 224 625
Trevilian Raid, Va., June 7-24, 1864 150 738 624 1,512
Wilson's Raid, Va., June 22-30, 1864 71 262 1,119 1,452
Deep Bottom, Weldon Railroad, Reams' Station, Petersburg, etc., Va., August 1-30, 1864 64 269 122 455
Chaffin's Farm, Peebles' Farm, etc., Va., Sept. 1-30, 1864 24 121 336 481
Shenandoah campaign, 1864; Opequon, Tom's Brook, Cedar Creek, and 26 other engagements 454 2,817 646 3,917
Fall of Petersburg and Pursuit of Lee, March 29--April 9, 1865 221 930 339 1,490

It will be observed that over one-fourth of these losses are made up of captured, or missing, men. This was unavoidable, as the cavalry operated almost entirely within the enemy's lines, and without the support of other troops. Repeatedly, they made daring raids, which carried them a long distance from their own army, and in which any small detachment was always liable to be cut off by the vigilant enemy which hovered around the flanks and rear of the raiding column.

The cavalry of the Union Armies, including both Eastern and Western, lost 10,596 officers and men killed or mortally wounded in action, and about 26,490 wounded who survived.


Cavalry Corps.
(Armies of the West.)


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