||Fauquier County and Culpeper County
||Bristoe Campaign (October-November 1863)
||November 7, 1863
||Maj. Gen. George G. Meade [US]; Gen. Robert E. Lee [CS]
||2,537 total (1,600 Confederate prisoners)
||On November 7, the Union army forced passage of the Rappahannock River at two places. A dusk attack
overran the Confederate bridgehead at Rappahannock Station, capturing more than 1,600 men of Jubal Early’s Division.
Fighting at Kelly’s Ford was less severe with about 430 casualties, but the Confederates retreated allowing the Federals
across in force. On the verge of going into winter quarters around Culpeper, Lee’s army retired instead into Orange
County south of Rapidan River. The Army of the Potomac occupied the vicinity of Brandy Station and Culpeper County.