Battle of Boonsboro

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Battle of Boonsboro
Began:

July 8, 1863

Ended:

Same day

Location:

Washington County, Maryland

Theater:

Eastern Theater

Campaign:

Gettysburg Campaign

Outcome:

Inconclusive

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Combatants
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1st and 3rd Cavalry Divisions

5 cavalry brigades

Commanders

Alfred Pleasonton
Major General, USA

J.E.B. Stuart
Major General, CSA

Strength
Casualties

100 total (US and CS)

100 total (US and CS)

  

On July 8, the Confederate cavalry, holding the South Mountain passes, fought a rearguard action against elements of the Union 1st and 3rd Cavalry Divisions and infantry. This action was one of a series of cavalry combats fought around Boonsboro, Hagerstown, and Williamsport. (NPS summary)

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