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.

JEB Stuart, Civil War General

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]


Date and Location

  • June 21, 1863
  • Loudoun County, Virginia


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)


  • Inconclusive

Timeline of the Gettysburg Campaign

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


Citation Information

The following information is provided for citations.

  • Article Title Battle of Upperville Facts
  • Date June 21, 1863
  • Author
  • Keywords Battle of Upperville, Facts
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date May 28, 2023
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update July 2, 2022

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