Battle of Smithfield Crossing

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Battle of Smithfield Crossing
Began:

August 25, 1864

Ended:

August 29, 1864

Location:

Jefferson and Berkeley Counties, West Virginia

Theater:

Eastern Theater

Campaign:

Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign

Outcome:

Inconclusive

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Combatants
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Commanders

Wesley Merritt
Brigadier General, USA

Jubal Early
Lieutenant General, CSA

Strength
Casualties
  

On August 29, two Confederate infantry divisions crossed Opequon Creek at Smithfield and forced back Merritt’s Union cavalry division back along the road to Charles Town. Ricketts’s infantry division was brought up to stop the Confederate advance.

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