The Battle of Boonsboro

CAMPAIGN: Gettysburg Campaign

DATE(S): June-July 1863

PRINCIPAL COMMANDERS: Major General Alfred Pleasonton [US] James Stuart [CS]

FORCES ENGAGED: 0 total (US 0; CS 0;)

ESTIMATED CASUALTIES: 1078 total (US 158; CS 920;)


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.

RESULTS: Indecisive