Key facts about the Mine Run Campaign Facts of 1863.
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
- Major General George G. Meade
Principal Confederate Commanders
- General Robert E. Lee
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)
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.