Battle of Folck's Mill

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Battle of Folck's Mill
Cumberland
Began:

August 1, 1864

Ended:

Same day

Location:

Allegany County, Maryland

Theater:

Eastern Theater

Campaign:

Early’s Raid and Operations against the B&O Railroad

Outcome:

Inconclusive

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Combatants
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Commanders

Benjamin F. KellyBrigadier General, USA

John McCauslandBrigadier General, CSA

Strength
Casualties

38 total US and CS

38 total US and CS

  

After burning Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, on July 30 1864, Johnson’s and McCausland’s Confederate cavalry brigades rode towards Cumberland, Maryland, to disrupt the B&O Railroad. Brig. Gen. Benjamin Kelly organized a small force of soldiers and citizens to meet the Confederate advance. On August 1, Kelly ambushed Rebel cavalrymen near Cumberland at Folck’s Mill, and skirmishing continued for several hours. Eventually the Confederates withdrew. (NPS summary)

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