Portrait of Thomas Munford

Thomas Munford was in command of Confederate pickets East of the town of Aldie.

Battle of Aldie Facts

June 17, 1863

Key facts about the Battle of Aldie, which took place on June 17, 1863, and was part of Robert E. Lee's Gettysburg Campaign.

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Date and Location

  • June 17, 1863
  • Loudoun County, Virginia

Campaign

Principal Union Commanders

Principal Confederate Commanders

  • Colonel Thomas Munford
  • Colonel Thomas Rosser
  • Major General J.E.B. Stuart

Union Forces Engaged

  • Various cavalry regiments of the Army of the Potomac

Confederate Forces Engaged

  • Various cavalry regiments of the Army of Northern Virginia

Number of Union Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 2,000

Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 1,500

Union Casualties

  • Estimated 305 killed and wounded

Confederate Casualties

  • Estimated between 110 to 119 killed and wounded
  • The 1st Massachusetts Cavalry suffered a casualty rate of nearly 67% (198 killed or wounded of 294 troopers engaged)

Result

  • Inconclusive

Timeline of the Gettysburg Campaign

These are the main battles and events of the Gettysburg Campaign in order.

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Citation Information

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  • Article Title Battle of Aldie Facts
  • Coverage June 17, 1863
  • Author
  • Keywords Battle of Aldie, Gettysburg Campaign, Civil War
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date July 27, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update March 14, 2021
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