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[532] ceased as by mutual consent, and the Union army lay down upon its arms while the rebel hordes silently and rapidly resumed their retreat, leaving us in possession of the field of battle, and large numbers of their dead and wounded in our hands.

I visited the various hospitals the next morning, and rode over the field of battle, where numbers of the slain and too many of the wounded were still lying, and I estimate our loss at five hundred killed and twelve hundred wounded, although I am, perhaps, the only person, that has yet made an estimate, who puts it so low.

I do not believe the enemy's loss was greater, but I think it was equally severe. A few hundred prisoners were taken by each side. We lost seven pieces of cannon, and captured a number of wagons and ambulances. Several of the rebel guns were disabled, and may now be in our possession.

When the writer of this left the field, our forces were still in line of battle, expecting a renewal of the rebel attack; and consequently he could obtain only a few names of the killed and wounded. From those presented here, nothing can be inferred as to the fate of those not named.

Y. S.

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