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 and Location
- July 8, 1863
- Washington County, Maryland
Principal Union Commanders
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.
Timeline of the Gettysburg Campaign
These are the main battles and events of the Gettysburg Campaign in order.
- June 9, 1863 — Battle of Brandy Station
- June 13 and June 15, 1863 — Second Battle of Winchester
- June 17, 1863 — Battle of Aldie
- June 11–June 19, 1863 — Battle of Middleburg
- June 21, 1863 — Battle of Upperville
- June 30, 1863 — Battle of Hanover
- July 1–3, 1863 — Battle of Gettysburg
- July 3, 1863 — Pickett’s Charge
- July 6–16, 1863 — Battle of Williamsport
- July 8, 1863 — Battle of Boonsboro
- July 23, 1863 — Battle of Manassas Gap