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Battle of Dranesville

Battle of Dranesville
Began:

December 20, 1861

Ended:

Same day

Location:

Fairfax County, Virginia

Theater:

Eastern Theater

Campaign:

McClellan's Operations in Northern Virginia

Outcome:

Union victory

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Combatants
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Commanders

Edward O.C. Ord
Brigadier General, USA

J.E.B. Stuart
Brigadier General, CSA

Strength

5,000

2,500

Casualties

71

230

  

Brig. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart led a brigade-sized mixed force of cavalry, infantry, and artillery to protect a foraging expedition in the vicinity of Dranesville. Union Brig. Gen. E.O.C. Ord, advancing on the Georgetown Pike, encountered Stuart's cavalry. Both sides deployed as more units arrived on the field, and a sharp firefight developed. Stuart withdrew in the mid-afternoon after ensuring that his wagons were safely in the rear.

Order of Battle

Confederates

  • Stuart's cavalry (150 men)
  • 6th South Carolina
  • 1st Kentucky
  • 10th Alabama
  • 11th Virginia
  • Sumter Artillery (4 guns), under Captain Allen S. Cutts[1]

References