[b]Location:[/b] Washington County
[b]Campaign:[/b] Gettysburg Campaign (June-August 1863) [b] [/b]
[b]Date(s):[/b] July 8, 1863
[b]Principal Commanders:[/b] Maj. Gen. Alfred Pleasonton [US]; Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart [CS]
[b]Forces Engaged:[/b] Divisions
[b]Estimated Casualties:[/b] 100 total
[b]Description:[/b] 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.