We probably will never know the number of burials there because the episodes of burials were so frequent and undocumented. Julie Opie Hopkins organized a hospital there in 1861, and many new recruits succumbed to the ravages of disease. Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia regiments lost men between August 1861 and April 1862. Approximately 100 men were buried there following the battle between Ewell & Hooker 8/27/1862. Probably about 200 men were buried on the field as a result of the battle fought there 10/14/1863. Union troops were stationed there from September 1863 until May 1864 and lost many men to disease as well, but many of them were buried in the Alexandria area.
Bristoe Station is truly one vast cemetery.