Portrait of J. E. B. Stuart

Confederate forces led by J. E. B. Stuart were able to take a strong defensive position at Ashby Gap, which helped keep Union forces from learning about the movements of General Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. [Wikimedia Commons]

Battle of Upperville Facts

June 21, 1863

The Battle of Upperville, which took place on June 21, 1863, was one of the engagements during Robert E. Lee's Gettysburg Campaign.

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Date and Location

  • June 21, 1863
  • Loudoun County, Virginia

Campaign

Principal Union Commanders

Principal Confederate Commanders

  • Major General J.E.B. Stuart
  • Brigadier General Wade Hampton
  • Brigadier General Beverly Robertson
  • Brigadier General John R. Chambliss
  • Brigadier General William E. “Grumble” Jones
  • Colonel Thomas T. Munford
  • Major John Mosby

Union Forces Engaged

  • Various cavalry regiments and one infantry brigade (Army of the Potomac)

Confederate Forces Engaged

  • Various cavalry regiments (Army of Northern Virginia)

Number of Union Soldiers Engaged

  • Undetermined

Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged

  • Undetermined

Estimated Casualties

  • Combined casualties were roughly 400 (killed, wounded, captured/missing)

Result

  • Inconclusive

Timeline of the Gettysburg Campaign

These are the main battles and events of the Gettysburg Campaign in order.

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Citation Information

The following information is provided for citations.

  • Article Title Battle of Upperville Facts
  • Coverage June 21, 1863
  • Author
  • Keywords Battle of Upperville, Facts
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date July 27, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update March 14, 2021
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