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American Civil War
July 8, 1863

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.

Result(s): Inconclusive

Location: Washington County

Campaign: Gettysburg Campaign (June-August 1863) next battle in campaign previous battle in campaign

Date(s): July 8, 1863

Principal Commanders: Major General Alfred Pleasonton [US]; Major General J.E.B. Stuart [CS]

Forces Engaged: Divisions

Estimated Casualties: 100 total


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