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Second Battle of Kernstown

Frederick County, VA  |  Jul 24, 1864

In late July, 1864, as Maj. Gen. Jubal Early withdrew south after the battle at Cool Spring, the Union command believed he was returning to Robert E. Lee’s army outside of Petersburg. Accordingly, the Union VI and XIX Corps were sent back to the Army of the Potomac, leaving. Brig. Gen. George Crook with three divisions and some cavalry to hold Winchester. Mindful of Lee's orders to prevent Union reinforcements from being sent east, Early marched north again on July 24 against Crook at Kernstown. After an hour of stubborn resistance at Pritchard’s Hill, the Federal line collapsed and Crook’s divisions streamed back in disarray through the streets of the town. Crook retreated all the way back to the Potomac River. Emboldened after his victory, Early carried the war north and burned Chambersburg, Pennsylvania on July 30.

All battles of the Early's Maryland Campaign

Monocacy
Frederick County, MD  |  Jul 9, 1864
Result: Confederate Victory
Est. Casualties: 2,194
Union: 1,294
Confederate: 900
Fort Stevens
Washington, DC  |  Jul 11 - 12, 1864
Result: Union Victory
Est. Casualties: 874
Union: 374
Confederate: 500
Cool Spring
Clarke County, VA  |  Jul 18, 1864
Result: Inconclusive
Est. Casualties: 819
Union: 422
Confederate: 397
Second Battle of Kernstown
Frederick County, VA  |  Jul 24, 1864
Result: Confederate Victory
Est. Casualties: 1,800
Union: 1,200
Confederate: 600
Moorefield
Hardy, WV  |  Aug 7, 1864
Result: Union Victory
Est. Casualties: 530
Union: 42
Confederate: 488

Related Battles

Winchester, VA | July 24, 1864
Result: Confederate Victory
Commanders
Forces Engaged
23,000
Union
10,000
Confed.
13,000
Estimated Casualties
1,800
Union
1,200
Confed.
600