Location: Allegany County, Maryland
Campaign: Early's Raid and Operations against the B&O Railroad (June-August 1864)
Date: August 1, 1864
Brig. Gen. Benjamin F. Kelly [US];
Brig. Gen. John McCausland [CS]
Forces Engaged: Divisions
Estimated Casualties: 38 total
After burning Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, on July 30, Johnson’s and McCausland’s cavalry brigades rode towards Cumberland, Maryland, to disrupt the B&O Railroad.
Brig. Gen. Benjamin Kelly organized a small force of soldiers and citizens to meet the Confederate advance. On August 1, Kelly ambushed Rebel cavalrymen near Cumberland at Folck’s Mill, and skirmishing continued for several hours. Eventually the Confederates withdrew.