Battle of Buckland Mills

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Battle of Buckland Mills
Buckland Races, Chestnut Hill
Began:

October 19, 1863

Ended:

Same day

Location:

Fauquier County, Virginia

Theater:

Eastern Theater

Campaign:

Bristoe Campaign

Outcome:

Confederate victory

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Combatants
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Commanders

Judson Kilpatrick
Major General, USA

J.E.B. Stuart
Major General, CSA

Strength
Casualties

230 total US and CS

230 total US and CS

  

After defeat at Bristoe Station and an aborted advance on Centreville, Stuart’s cavalry shielded the withdrawal of Lee’s army from the vicinity of Manassas Junction. Union cavalry under Kilpatrick pursued Stuart’s cavalry along the Warrenton Turnpike but were lured into an ambush near Chestnut Hill and routed. The Federal troopers were scattered and chased five miles in an affair that came to be known as the “Buckland Races.” (NPS summary)

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