Union Forces Commanded by:
Maj. Gen. J. Kilpatrick
Confederate Forces Commanded by:
Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart
**Missing and Captured
Conclusion: Confederate Victory
BATTLE SUMMARYCavalry operations during the Bristoe Campaign were generalyy confined to the traditional role prescribed for the mounted arm. Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart's 2 divisions of cavalry screened the Confederate infantry, demonstrated against Union forces, and probed for weaknesses. As the Federals retreated before the Confederate flanking movement, Maj. Gen. Alfred Pleasonton's troopers shielded the rear, protecting wagons and infantry columns.