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The Battle of Middleburg
June 17-19, 1863 in Middleburg, Virginia
Union Forces Commanded by:
Brig. Gen. David M. Gregg
Confederate Forces Commanded by:
Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart
**Missing and Captured
Conclusion: Inconclusive Victory
BATTLE SUMMARYMaj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart, screening Lee's invasion route, sparred with Pleasonton's cavalry. On the June 17, Col. Alfred Duffié's 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 the 19th, J. Irvin Gregg's brigade advanced, driving Stuart's cavalry 1 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 2nd ridge, still covering the approaches to the Blue Ridge gap.
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