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Fisher's Hill

Shenandoah County, VA  |  Sep 21 - 22, 1864

Maj. Gen. Jubal Early’s army, bloodied by its defeat at Third Winchester on September 19, 1864, took up a defensive position at Fisher’s Hill, south of Strasburg. On September 21, the Union army under Maj. Gen. Phillip Sheridan advanced, driving back skirmishers and capturing important high ground. On the 22nd, the Union VIII Corps moved along Little North Mountain to outflank Early and attacked that afternoon. Confederate cavalry offered little resistance, and the startled infantry were unable to face the attacking Yankees. The Confederate defense collapsed as Sheridan’s other corps join in the assault. Early retreated to Rockfish Gap near Waynesboro, opening the Valley to Sheridan’s two week “scorched earth” operations known as “The Burning.”

All battles of the Sheridan's Valley Campaign

Summit Point
Jefferson County, WV  |  Aug 21, 1864
Result: Inconclusive
Est. Casualties: 1,000
Third Winchester
Frederick County, VA  |  Sep 19, 1864
Result: Union Victory
Est. Casualties: 8,630
Union: 5,020
Confederate: 3,610
Fisher's Hill
Shenandoah County, VA  |  Sep 21 - 22, 1864
Result: Union Victory
Est. Casualties: 1,763
Union: 528
Confederate: 1,235
Tom's Brook
Shenandoah County, VA  |  Oct 9, 1864
Result: Union Victory
Est. Casualties: 407
Union: 57
Confederate: 350
Cedar Creek
Frederick County, Shenandoah County and Warren County, VA  |  Oct 19, 1864
Result: Union Victory
Est. Casualties: 8,824
Union: 5,764
Confederate: 3,060

Related Battles

Strasburg, VA | September 21, 1864
Result: Union Victory
Commanders
Forces Engaged
38,944
Union
29,444
Confed.
9,500
Estimated Casualties
1,763
Union
528
Confed.
1,235