Boonsboro, Battle of – Facts2019-02-16T13:26:48+00:00
J.E.B Stuart

Confederate forces led by J.E.B. Stuart were able to delay Union forces at The Battle of Boonsboro, allowing more time for the Army of Virginia to escape.

Battle of Boonsboro Facts

July 8, 1863

Key facts about the Battle of Boonsboro, which took place on June 8, 1863, and was part of Robert E. Lee's Gettysburg Campaign.

Date

  • July 8, 1863

Location

  • Washington County, Maryland

Campaign

  • Gettysburg

Principal Union Commanders

  • Brigadier General Judson Kilpatrick
  • Brigadier General John Buford

Principal Confederate Commanders

  • Major General J.E.B. Stuart

Union Forces Engaged

  • 1st and 3rd Cavalry Divisions of the Army of the Potomac

Confederate Forces Engaged

  • Four brigades of Stuart’s Cavalry Division the Army of Northern Virginia

Estimated Combined Losses

  • 100 (killed and wounded)

Result

  • Inconclusive

Significance

  • Largest cavalry conflict in Maryland during the Gettysburg Campaign.
  • Major General J.E.B. Stuart successfully delayed Major General George G. Meade’s advance on the Army of Northern Virginia stranded at Williamsport, buying more time for General Robert E. Lee’s retreat to Virginia after the Confederate defeat at the Battle of Gettysburg.

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  • Article Title Battle of Boonsboro Facts
  • Coverage July 8, 1863
  • Author
  • Keywords Battle of Boonsboro, Gettysburg Campaign, Civil War
  • Website Name American History Central
  • URL
  • Access Date November 21, 2019
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update February 16, 2019

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