Battle of Hoke's Run

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Battle of Hoke's Run
Falling Waters
Hainesville
Began:

July 2, 1861

Ended:

Same day

Location:

Berkeley County, West Virginia

Theater:

Eastern Theater

Campaign:

Manassas Campaign

Outcome:

Tactical Union victory
Strategic Confederate victory

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Combatants
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6th, 11th, 15th, 21st,
23rd Pennsylvania Regiments
1st Wisconsin Infantry

5th Virginia Regiment

Commanders

Robert Patterson
Major General, USA

Thomas J. Jackson
Colonel, CSA

Strength

3,500

380

Casualties

Killed: 75

Killed: 25

  

On July 2, Maj. Gen. Robert Patterson's division crossed the Potomac River near Williamsport and marched on the main road to Martinsburg. Near Hoke's Run, Abercrombie's and Thomas's brigades encountered regiments of T.J. Jackson's brigade, driving them back slowly. Jackson's orders were to delay the Federal advance only, which he did, withdrawing before Patterson's larger force. On July 3, Patterson occupied Martinsburg but made no further aggressive moves until July 15, when he marched to Bunker Hill. Instead of moving on Winchester, however, Patterson turned east to Charles Town and then withdrew to Harpers Ferry. This retrograde movement took pressure off Confederate forces in the Shenandoah Valley and allowed Johnston's army to march to support Brig. Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard at Manassas. Patterson's inactivity contributed to the Union defeat at First Manassas. (NPS summary)