Mine Run Campaign Facts

November 26–December 2, 1863

Key facts about the Mine Run Campaign Facts of 1863.

Portrait of George G. Meade

Following the pivotal Battle of Gettysburg, Major General George Meade’s Union Army of the Potomac pursued the retreating Army of Northern Virginia from November 26–December 2, 1863. [Wikimedia Commons]


Date and Location

  • November 26–December 2, 1863
  • Orange County, Virginia

Timeline of the Mine Run Campaign

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

  • November 27–December 2, 1863 — Battle of Mine Run

Principal Union Commanders

Principal Confederate Commanders

Union Forces Engaged

  • Army of the Potomac

Confederate Forces Engaged

  • Army of Northern Virginia

Number of Union Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 98,000

Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 56,000

Estimated Union Casualties

  • 2,094 (261 killed, 1,460 wounded, and 373 missing)

Estimated Confederate Casualties

  • 2,826 118 killed, 651 wounded, and 2,057 missing)


  • Inconclusive

Impact of the Mine Run Campaign

  • During the Mine Run Campaign, the Union’s losses made up only 2% of the total Federal forces (96,000) engaged.
  • During the Mine Run Campaign, the Confederacy’s losses made up 5% of the total Rebel forces (56,000) engaged, underscoring the Confederacy’s ultimate inability to successfully wage a war of attrition.
  • At the end of the Mine Run Campaign, the Union Army of the Potomac went into winter quarters between the Rapidan and Rappahannock Rivers.
  • At the end of the Mine Run Campaign, the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia went into winter south of the Rapidan River.

Citation Information

The following information is provided for citations.

  • Article Title Mine Run Campaign Facts
  • Date November 26–December 2, 1863
  • Author
  • Keywords mine run campaign facts
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date March 31, 2023
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update April 19, 2022

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