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|Virginia (Loudoun County), Middleburg — B 31 — Battle of Middleburg|
|Here, on 19 June 1863, Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart’s cavalry fought Brig. Gen. David M. Gregg’s Union cavalry division. Screening the march of Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia through the Shenandoah Valley to invade Pennsylvania, Stuart formed a line along this ridge facing Gregg, who charged down this road from Middleburg. Stuart counterattacked then fell back to another defensive position a half-mile west. In this action, Maj. Heros von Borcke, a Prussian officer and aide to Stuart, . . . — Map (db m1471) HM|
|Virginia (Loudoun County), Middleburg — Middleburg — Screening Lee’s Army — Prelude to Gettysburg, Mosby's Confederacy|
|During the Gettysburg Campaign in June 1863, Middleburg was the scene of major cavalry operations. On June 17, 1863, Gen. J.E.B. Stuart’s small force, charged with screening Gen. Robert E. Lee’s infantry moving north and west of the Blue Ridge Mountains, was surprised by Federal cavalry moving toward Middleburg from the south. Stuart’s troops barely escaped as Col. Alfred Duffie’s 1st Rhode Island Cavalry (275 men) poured into the town.
Under orders to hold Middleburg, Duffie barricaded . . . — Map (db m1548) HM|
|Virginia (Loudoun County), Dover — B 22 — Cavalry Battles|
|In June 1863, Gen. Robert E. Lee led the Army of Northern Virginia through gaps in the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains and into the Shenandoah Valley to invade the North. Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart’s cavalry corps screened the army from Federal observation. The Union cavalry commander, Brig. Gen. Alfred Pleasonton attempted to break through Stuart’s screen, and fought three sharp engagements along this road. They included the Battles of Aldie (17 June), Middleburg (19 June), and Upperville (21 June). . . . — Map (db m1454) HM|