General McCook, commanding the First Corps (which bore the brunt of the fight), says that Rousseau had present on the field 7000; Jackson, 5500; the brigade of Gooding [from Mitchell's division of Gilbert's corps] amounting to about 1500.
The strength of Crittenden's (Second) and Gilbert's (Third) Corps is not any — where officially stated.
Crittenden did not reach the field of action until the conflict was practically ended, and only parts of Wagner's and Hazen's brigades of hiloss: killed, 510; wounded, 2635; missing, 251 = 3396.
General Bragg reports ( Official Records, Vol.
XVI., Pt. I., p. 1092) that our forces . . . consisted of three divisions of infantry (about 14,500) and two small brigades of cavalry (about 1500).
General Polk reports (p. 1110): The whole of our force, including all arms, did not exceed 15,000.
In March, 1888, General Buell wrote to the editors:
This probably did not include the cavalry.
It is scarcely credible that the three div