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Oct 19 1863 The Battle of Buckland Mills

 The Battle of Buckland Mills, also known as The Buckland Races or Chestnut Hill, was fought on October 19, 1863, between Union andConfederate forces in the American Civil War. Union cavalry led by Brig Gen Judson Kilpatrick were caught in a Confederate ambush and defeated.

Near Buckland Mills, on Broad Run, Confederate cavalry commander Maj Gen J.E.B. Stuart, with Maj Gen Wade Hampton's cavalry division, were covering Gen Robert E. Lee's retirement from his defeat at Bristoe to theRappahannock River. On October 19, they turned on Kilpatrick's pursuing Federal cavalry, while Maj Gen Fitzhugh Lee's division charged the Federal flank. Kilpatrick was routed, fleeing five miles to Haymarket and Gainesville. The Confederates derisively called the affair "The Buckland Races", although some Confederate commanders likened it to a fox hunt.

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