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Auburn II

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Battle Name: Auburn II
Other Names: Coffee Hill
State: Virginia
Location: Fauquier County
Campaign: Bristoe Campaign (October-November 1863)
Dates: October 14, 1863
Principal Commanders: Maj. Gen. G.K. Warren [US]; Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart [CS]
Forces Engaged: Brigades
Estimated Casualties: 113 total
Description: As the Federal army withdrew towards Manassas Junction, Owens and Smyth’s Union brigades (Warren’s II Corps) fought a rearguard action against Stuart’s cavalry and infantry of Harry Hays’s division near Auburn. Stuart’s cavalry boldly bluffed Warren’s infantry and escaped disaster. The II Corps pushed on to Catlett Station on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad.
Results: Inconclusive

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