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.


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
  • Coverage October 19, 1863
  • Author
  • Keywords Battle of Buckland Mills
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date May 28, 2022
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update April 21, 2022