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r a mile before our troops, losing sixteen guns and 800 prisoners, with an additional loss of 10,000, while our own loss amounted to only about twenty-three hundred, all told, and while we kept possession of the ground until the water compelled us to withdraw to a higher, where was there an incident to give him a claim to a triumph? He lost at least one-fifth of the force he employed, a loss greater proportionally than any sustained by the French in any of their conflicts with Wellington, Salamanca, and Waterloo, alone excepted. Astounded at the tremendous damage which we inflicted upon the enemy, the New York Tribune estimates the number of our troops engaged in the battle at about sixty thousand, The truth is we had but between 20,000 and 25,000 all told. Had 60,000 been brought to bear on them early in the day — as was the intention of the General in command — the whole force of the enemy, numbering three corps, or between 50,000 and 60,000 men, would have been entirely anni