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]

Battle of Bristoe Station Facts

October 14, 1863

Key facts about the Battle of Bristoe Station.

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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 January 18, 2022
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update March 14, 2021
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