Battle of Aldie

The Battle of Aldie
June 17, 1863

Stuart’s cavalry screened the Confederate infantry as it marched north behind the sheltering Blue Ridge. The pursuing Federals of Kilpatrick’s brigade, in the advance of Gregg’s division, encountered Munford’s troopers near the village of Aldie, resulting in four hours of stubborn fighting. Both sides made mounted assaults by regiments and squadrons. Kilpatrick was reinforced in the afternoon, and Munford withdrew toward Middleburg.



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Battle Facts


  • Gettysburg Campaign

Battles In This Campaign


  • Loudoun County, Virginia


  • June 17, 1863

Forces Engaged

  • 2,000 Union Union Flag
  • 1,500 Confederate Confederate Flag

Estimated Casualties

  • 305 UnionUnion Flag
  • 110 ConfederateConfederate Flag


  • Inconclusive

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