Location: Loudoun County
Campaign: Gettysburg Campaign (June-August 1863)
Date(s): June 17-19, 1863
Principal Commanders: Brig. Gen. David M. Gregg [US]; Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart [CS]
Forces Engaged: Divisions
Estimated Casualties: 390 total
Description: Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart, screening Lees invasion route, sparred with Pleasontons cavalry. On the June 17, Col. Alfred Duffiés isolated 1st Rhode Island Cavalry Regiment was attacked by the brigades of Munford and Robertson. The 1st Rhode Island Cavalry was routed, taking about 250 casualties. On June 19, J. Irvin Greggs brigade advanced, driving Stuarts cavalry one mile beyond the town. Both sides were reinforced and mounted and dismounted skirmishing continued. Stuart was gradually levered out of his position but fell back to a second ridge, still covering the approaches to the Blue Ridge gap.