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Berryville   

Other Names: None

Location: Clarke County

Campaign: Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign (August-December 1864)

Date(s): September 3-4, 1864

Principal Commanders: Maj. Gen. Philip Sheridan [US]; Lt. Gen. Jubal Early [CS]

Forces Engaged: Corps

Estimated Casualties: 500 total

Description: Maj. Gen. Philip Sheridan’s divisions marched south from Halltown, reaching Berryville on September 3. Happening upon elements of Brig. Gen. George Crook’s corps going into camp, Maj. Gen. R.H. Anderson’s (Kershaw’s) division attacked with limited results. During the night, Early brought up his entire army but by daylight found Sheridan’s position too strongly entrenched to assault. General Early withdrew after dark behind Opequon Creek.

Result(s): Inconclusive

CWSAC Reference #: VA118

Preservation Priority: II.3 (Class C)

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