Battle of Thoroughfare Gap

From Conservapedia

Jump to: navigation, search
Battle of Thoroughfare Gap
Chapman’s Mill
Began:

August 28, 1862

Ended:

Same day

Location:

Fauquier and Prince William Counties, Virginia

Theater:

Eastern Theater

Campaign:

Northern Virginia Campaign

Outcome:

Confederate victory

33 star flag.png
Combatants
Conf Navy Jack.png
Commanders

James Ricketts
Brigadier General, USA

James Longstreet
Lieutenant General, CSA

Strength
Casualties

100 total (US and CS)

100 total (US and CS)

  

After skirmishing near Chapman’s Mill in Thoroughfare Gap, Brig. Gen. James Ricketts’s Union division was flanked by a Confederate column passing through Hopewell Gap several miles to the north and by troops securing the high ground at Thoroughfare Gap. Ricketts retired, and Longstreet’s wing of the army marched through the gap to join Jackson. This seemingly inconsequential action virtually ensured Pope’s defeat during the battles of Aug. 29-30 because it allowed the two wings of Lee’s army to unite on the Manassas battlefield. Ricketts withdrew via Gainesville to Manassas Junction. (NPS summary)

Personal tools