Portrait of J. E. B. Stuart

The Union victory at the Battle of Culpeper Court House forced Confederate Major General J. E. B. Stuart to abandon his headquarters north of the Rapidan River. [Wikimedia Commons]

Battle of Culpeper Court House Facts

September 13, 1863

Key facts about the Battle of Culpeper Court House.

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Date:

  • September 13, 1863

Location:

  • Culpeper County, Virginia

Campaign:

  • Actions between Gettysburg and Bristoe Campaigns

Principal Union commander(s):

  • Major General Alfred Pleasonton

Principal Confederate commander(s):

  • Major General J. E. B. Stuart

Union forces engaged:

  • cavalry corps of three divisions of the Army of the Potomac

Confederate forces engaged:

  • cavalry corps of two divisions of the Army of Northern Virginia

Number of Union soldiers engaged:

  • Undetermined

Number of Confederate soldiers engaged:

  • Roughly 10,000

Estimated Union casualties:

  • Unknown

Estimated Confederate casualties:

  • 100 captured

Result:

  • Union victory

Significance:

  • The Battle of Culpeper Court House was a Union victory that forced Confederate Major General J. E. B. Stuart to abandon his headquarters north of the Rapidan River.
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Citation Information

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  • Article Title Battle of Culpeper Court House Facts
  • Coverage September 13, 1863
  • Author
  • Keywords battle of culpeper court house, american civil war, george armstrong custer
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date July 30, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update March 2, 2021
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