Key facts about the Battle of Shepherdstown.
Also Known As
- Battle of Boteler’s Ford
Date and Location
- September 19- 20, 1862
- Jefferson County, Virginia (now West Virginia)
Principal Union Commanders
Principal Confederate Commanders
- Major General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson
- Brigadier General A. P. Hill
- Brigadier General William N. Pendleton
Union Forces Engaged
- 5th Army Corps
Confederate Forces Engaged
- Two infantry brigades, Hill’s Light Division (Army of Northern Virginia)
Number of Union Soldiers Engaged
Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged
Estimated Union Casualties
- 366 (73 killed, 163 wounded, 132 captured/missing)
Estimated Confederate Casualties
- 307 (36 killed, 267 wounded, 6 captured/missing)
- Confederate victory
- The Battle of Shepherdstown was the last engagement of Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s Maryland Campaign.
- The Battle of Shepherdstown was the largest engagement of the Civil War fought in what would become the State of West Virginia.
Timeline of the Maryland Campaign
These are the main battles and events of the Maryland Campaign in order.