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]

Battle of Buckland Mills Facts

October 19, 1863

Key facts about the Battle of Buckland Mills.

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Also Known As

  • Battle of Chestnut Hill
  • Buckland Races

Date

  • October 19, 1863

Location

  • Fauquier County, Virginia

Campaign

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)

Result

  • Confederate victory

Timeline of the Bristoe Campaign

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

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Citation Information

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  • Article Title Battle of Buckland Mills Facts
  • Coverage October 19, 1863
  • Author
  • Keywords Battle of Buckland Mills
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date July 28, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update March 14, 2021
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