Battle of Aldie

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Battle of Aldie
Began:

June 17, 1863

Ended:

Same day

Location:

Loudoun County, Virginia

Theater:

Eastern Theater

Campaign:

Gettysburg Campaign

Outcome:

Inconclusive

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Combatants
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2nd New York Cavalry
4th New York Cavalry
6th Ohio Cavalry
1st Massachusetts Cavalry

1st Virginia Cavalry
2nd Virginia Cavalry
3rd Virginia Cavalry
4th Virginia Cavalry
5th Virginia Cavalry

Commanders

Judson Kilpatrick
Brigadier General, USA

Thomas Munford
Colonel, CSA

Strength

2,000

1,500

Casualties

305

110–119

  

Stuart’s cavalry screened the Confederate infantry as it marched north behind the sheltering Blue Ridge. The pursuing Federals of Kilpatrick’s brigade, in the advance of Gregg’s division, encountered Munford’s troopers near the village of Aldie, resulting in four hours of stubborn fighting. Both sides made mounted assaults by regiments and squadrons. Kilpatrick was reinforced in the afternoon, and Munford withdrew toward Middleburg. (NPS summary)

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