Start My Family Tree Welcome to Geni, home of the world's largest family tree.
Join Geni to explore your genealogy and family history in the World's Largest Family Tree.

Battle of Kelly's Ford, VA March 17, 1863, US Civil War

« Back to Projects Dashboard

Top Surnames

view all


  • Maj. John William Puller, CSA (1833 - 1863)
    Inscription Maj. John W. Puller Co. A 5th Va. Cav. C.S.A. Killed at Kelley's Ford May 5, 1863Puller, John W. BATTLE UNIT NAME: 5th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry SIDE: Confederacy COMPANY: F&S SOLDIER'S RA...

The Battle of Kelly's Ford, also known as the Battle of Kellysville or Kelleysville, took place on March 17, 1863, in Culpeper County, Virginia, as part of the cavalry operations along the Rappahannock River during the American Civil War. It set the stage for Brandy Station and other cavalry actions of the Gettysburg Campaign that summer. Twenty-one hundred troopers of Brig. Gen. William W. Averell's Union cavalry division crossed the Rappahannock to attack the Confederate cavalry that had been harassing them that winter. Brig. Gen. Fitzhugh Lee counterattacked with a brigade of about 800 men. After achieving a localized success, Union forces withdrew under pressure in late afternoon, without destroying Lee's cavalry.