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