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August 7, 1864

Jubals Raid
Jubal's Raid: General Early's Famous Attack on Washington in 1864
General Grant was hammering at the gates of Richmond and the Confederacy seemed doomed. In a bold and desperate stroke, General Lee countered by sending General. Early and a force of only twelve thousand men toward Washington, D.C.

While returning to the Shenandoah Valley after burning Chambersburg, McCausland's and Johnson's cavalry were surprised at Moorefield on August 7 and routed by pursuing Union cavalry.

This defeat impeded the morale and effectiveness of the Confederate cavalry in West Virginia for the remainder of 1864.

Result(s): Union victory

Location: Hardy County

Campaign: Early's Raid and Operations against the B&O Railroad (June-August 1864) previous battle in campaign   Campaigns

Date(s): August 7, 1864

Principal Commanders: Brigadier General William W. Averell [US]; Brigadier General John McCausland [CS]

Forces Engaged: Divisions

Estimated Casualties: 531 total

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