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Buckland Mills (1863)
 
War:   American Civil War
 
Also known as:   Buckland Races, Chestnut Hill
 
Date(s):   19 Oct 1863
 
Location:   Fauquier County , Virginia, US
 
Outcome:   Confederate victory
 
Principal   Commanders:   Confederate: James E. Stuart
Union: Hugh J. Kilpatrick
 
Description:   Each side had about a cavalry division.

Combined casualties were about 230.

After defeat at Bristoe Station and an aborted advance on Centreville, Stuart’s cavalry shielded the withdrawal of Lee’s army from the vicinity of Manassas Junction. Union cavalry under Kilpatrick pursued Stuart’s cavalry along the Warrenton Turnpike but were lured into an ambush near Chestnut Hill and routed. The Federal troopers were scattered and chased five miles in an affair that came to be known as the “Buckland Races.”


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