Battle of Buckland Mills Facts

October 19, 1863

Key facts about the Battle of Buckland Mills.

Portrait of J. E. B. Stuart

J. E. B. Stuart (pictured here) and Fitzhugh Lee’s cavalry victory over Union troopers at the Battle of Buckland Mills was a decisive Confederate cavalry victory that Rebel’s later derisively called the Buckland Races. [Wikimedia Commons]


Also Known As

  • Battle of Chestnut Hill
  • Buckland Races


  • October 19, 1863


  • Fauquier County, Virginia


Principal Union Commanders

Principal Confederate Commanders

Union Troops Engaged

  • Judson Kilpatrick’s cavalry

Confederate Troops Engaged

  • J.E.B. Stuart’s cavalry

Estimated Combined Casualties

  • 230 (killed, wounded, captured/missing)


  • Confederate victory

Timeline of the Bristoe Campaign

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


Citation Information

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  • Article Title Battle of Buckland Mills Facts
  • Date October 19, 1863
  • Author
  • Keywords Battle of Buckland Mills
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date June 1, 2023
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update April 21, 2022

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