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American Civil War
August 21, 1864

As Major General Philip Sheridan concentrated his army near Charles Town, Lieutenant General Jubal Early and Major General Richard Anderson attacked the Federals with converging columns on August 21.

Early moved east via Smithfield against the Union VI Corps. Anderson struck north against Wilson's Union cavalry at Summit Point. There was cavalry fighting near Berryville.

The Federals fought effective delaying actions, withdrawing to near Halltown on the following day.

Result(s): Inconclusive

Location: Jefferson County

Campaign: Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign (August-December 1864) next battle in campaign    previous battle in campaign

Date(s): August 21, 1864

Principal Commanders: Major General Philip Sheridan [US]; Lieutenant General Jubal Early [CS]

Forces Engaged: Divisions

Estimated Casualties: 1,000 total

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