The Battle of Lewinsville

September 11, 1861 in Lewinsville, Virginia

Union Forces Commanded by
Brig. Gen. William F. Smith
Strength Killed Wounded Missing / Captured
± 450 16 ? ?
Confederate Forces Commanded by
Col. J.E.B. Stuart
Strength Killed Wounded Missing / Captured
± 400 ? ? ?
Conclusion: Confederate Victory

On September 11, in the early morning there was a Federal reconnaissance from the Chain Bridge to Lewinsville.

A Union column commanded by Brig. Gen. William F. Smith, occupied the town of Lewinsville.

Late that morning, they were reinforced with a brigade of Union soldiers. Col. J.E.B. Stuart discovered the Union occupation and formed up a Confederate force to attack the town.

The Confederate force was comprised of 305 Virginia infantrymen, an artillery section, and 2 cavalry companies. Stuart made a charge against the Union flank.

Although outnumbered, the Confederates forced the Federals to withdraw.

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