Battle of Bristoe Station Facts

October 14, 1863

Key facts about the Battle of Bristoe Station.

Portrait of Gouverneur K. Warren

Major General Gouverneur K. Warren’s victory at the Battle of Bristoe Station prompted Confederate General Robert E. Lee to call a halt to his Bristoe Campaign. [Wikimedia Commons]

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Date

  • October 14, 1863

Location

  • Prince William County in northeastern Virginia

Campaign

Principal Union Commanders

Principal Confederate Commanders

  • Lieutenant General A.P. Hill
  • Major General Henry Heth

Union Forces Engaged

  • 2nd Corps of the Army of the Potomac

Confederate Forces Engaged

  • 3rd Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia

Number of Union Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 8,000

Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 17,000

Estimated Union Casualties

  • 550 (killed, wounded, captured/missing)

Estimated Confederate Casualties

  • 1,400 (killed, wounded, captured/missing)

Result

  • Union victory

Significance

  • The Union victory prompted Confederate General Robert E. Lee to call a halt to his Bristoe Campaign.

Timeline of the Bristoe Campaign

These are the main battles and events of the Bristoe Campaign in order.

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Citation Information

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  • Article Title Battle of Bristoe Station Facts
  • Coverage October 14, 1863
  • Author
  • Keywords Battle of Bristoe Station
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date December 4, 2022
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update April 21, 2022

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