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Battle Name: Boonsboro
Other Names: None
State: Maryland
Location: Washington County
Campaign: Gettysburg Campaign (June-August 1863)
Dates: July 8, 1863
Principal Commanders: Maj. Gen. Alfred Pleasonton [US]; Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart [CS]
Forces Engaged: Divisions
Estimated Casualties: 100 total
Description: On July 8, the Confederate cavalry, holding the South Mountain passes, fought a rearguard action against elements of the Union 1st and 3rd Cavalry Divisions and infantry. This action was one of a series of cavalry combats fought around Boonsboro, Hagerstown, and Williamsport.
Results: Inconclusive

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