Summit Point

Cameron's Depot

Jefferson County, WV  |  Aug 21, 1864

In early August, 1864, Maj. Gen. Philip Sheridan took command of all Union forces in the Shenandoah Valley. As Sheridan concentrated his forces near Charles Town, West Virginia, Maj. Gen. Jubal Early attacked the Federals with two columns on August 21. Early moved east against the Union VI Corps with Brig. Gen. Robert E. Rodes’s infantry division at Cameron's Depot on the Winchester and Potomac Railroad, while Brig. Gen. Richard Anderson struck Union cavalry at Summit Point further south. Early placed artillery at the Richwood Hall plantation and extended his lines north and south. Confederates fired artillery at Sheridan's headquarters at Locust Point, the John and Lucy Packette family home. Some civilians had not yet evacuated the structure, but none were injured. Early's inability to coordinate his separate attacking columns enabled Sheridan to regroup and withdraw his troops to Halltown. Sheridan's campaign was off to a rough start, but by mid-September his victory over Early at Winchester would begin to turn the tide in the Shenandoah Valley.

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

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Jefferson County, WV | August 21, 1864
Result: Inconclusive
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