Battle of Rutherford's Farm

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Battle of Rutherford's Farm
Began:

July 20, 1864

Ended:

Same day

Location:

Frederick County and Winchester, Virginia

Theater:

Eastern Theater

Campaign:

Early’s Raid and Operations against the B&O Railroad

Outcome:

Union victory

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Combatants
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Commanders

William W. Averell
Brigadier General, USA

Stephan D. Ramseur
Major General, CSA

Strength

2,350

3,300

Casualties

220

450

  

On July 20, Brig. Gen. W.W. Averell’s Union division attacked Maj. Gen. S.D. Ramseur’s Confederate division at Rutherford’s and Carter’s farms. This sudden assault came in on the flank of Hoke’s brigade as it was deploying, throwing it into a panic. Ramseur retreated toward Winchester in confusion. Averell captured four pieces of artillery and nearly 300 men. With this defeat, Early withdrew his army south to a defensive position at Fisher’s Hill. (NPS summary)

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