Buckland Races, Chestnut Hill
Civil War Virginia
American Civil War
October 19, 1863
After defeat at Bristoe Station and an aborted advance on Centreville, CSA General Stuart's cavalry shielded the withdrawal of Lee's army from the vicinity of Manassas Junction.
Union cavalry under Kilpatrick pursued Stuart's cavalry along the Warrenton Turnpike but were lured into an ambush near Chestnut Hill and routed.
The Federal troopers were scattered and chased five miles in an affair that came to be known as the "Buckland Races."
Result(s): Confederate victory
Location: Fauquier County
Campaign: Bristoe Campaign (October–November 1863) next battle in campaign previous battle in campaign
Date(s): October 19, 1863
Principal Commanders: General J. Kilpatrick [US]; Major General J.E.B. Stuart [CS]
Forces Engaged: Divisions
Estimated Casualties: 230 total
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