Battle of Buckland Mills Facts

October 19, 1863

Buckland Mills Battle facts, including dates, location, casualties, leaders, who won, and more interesting facts you might not know. This fact sheet provides a quick overview of the battle and is for kids doing research and students preparing for the AP U.S. History (APUSH) exam.

JEB Stuart, Civil War General

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 Confederates later referred to as the Buckland Races. Image Source: New York Public Library Digital Collections.

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.