The Battle of Manassas, also known as the Battle of Wapping Heights, was fought on July 23, 1863, in Warren County, Virginia. It was the last engagement of the Gettysburg Campaign.
Also Known As
- The Battle of Wapping Heights
- July 23, 1863
- Warren County, Virginia
Principal Union Commanders
- Major General William French
Principal Confederate Commanders
- Major General Richard H. Anderson
- Major General Robert E. Rodes
Union Forces Engaged
- Army of the Potomac (3rd Corps)
Confederate Forces Engaged
- Army of Northern Virginia (Anderson’s Division, Rodes’s Division)
Number of Union Soldiers Engaged
Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged
Estimated Combined Casualties
- 440 (killed, wounded, or captured)
- Although Union troops forced the Confederate defenders off of Wapping Heights and prevented them from taking possession of Manassas Gap at the Battle of Manassas Gap, they failed in their attempt to cut off Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s retreating Army of Northern Virginia.
- Following the Army of Northern Virginia’s escape after the Battle of Manassas Gap, Union General George G. Meade abandoned any further pursuit of the retreating Confederate army, thus ending the Gettysburg Campaign.