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Moorefield   

Other Names: Oldfields

Location: Hardy County

Campaign: Early’s Raid and Operations against the B&O Railroad (June-August)

Date(s): August 7, 1864

Principal Commanders: Brig. Gen. William W. Averell [US]; Brig. Gen. John McCausland [CS]

Forces Engaged: Divisions

Estimated Casualties:531 total

Description: 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 for the remainder of the 1864 Valley Campaign.

Result(s): Union victory

CWSAC Reference #: WV013

Preservation Priority: IV.2 (Class C)

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