Second Battle of Rappahannock Station

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Second Battle of Rappahannock Station
Began:

November 7, 1863

Ended:

Same day

Location:

Fauquier and Culpeper Counties, Virginia

Theater:

Eastern Theater

Campaign:

Bristoe Campaign

Outcome:

Union victory

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Combatants
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Commanders

George G. Meade
Major General, USA

Robert E. Lee
General, CSA

Strength
Casualties

419

1670

  

On November 7, the Union army forced passage of the Rappahannock River at two places. A dusk attack overran the Confederate bridgehead at Rappahannock Station, capturing more than 1,600 men of Jubal Early’s Division. Fighting at Kelly’s Ford was less severe with about 430 casualties, but the Confederates retreated allowing the Federals across in force. On the verge of going into winter quarters around Culpeper, Lee’s army retired instead into Orange County south of the Rapidan River. The Army of the Potomac occupied the vicinity of Brandy Station and Culpeper County. (NPS summary)

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