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Eastern Theater operations in Years: 1861 1862 1863 - 1864 - 1865 1866 1867 Decades: 1830s 1840s 1850s - 1860s - 1870s 1880s 1890s Centuries: 18th century - 19th century - 20th century 1864 in topic: Arts Architecture - Art - Literature - Music Other topics Canada - Rail transport - Science - Sport Lists of leaders: Colonial governors - State leaders Contents // 1 Events 1.1... 1864

The Valley Campaigns of 1864 were The article is about the military history of the United States. The categories on this (incomplete, in-development) list are somewhat arbitrary: Not all of these events were military, some were not even violent, but together they delineate the reappearance of the martial spirits in the life of the United... American Civil War operations and battles that took place in the Canoeing on the Shenandoah River near Winchester, Virginia. The Shenandoah Valley region of western Virginia, from Winchester to Roanoke, is bounded by the Blue Ridge mountains to the East and the Allegheny mountains to the West. Harrisonburg, Staunton, Waynesboro, Front Royal and Lexington are among the many small cities in... Shenandoah Valley of For other uses, see Virginia (disambiguation). Commonwealth of Virginia (Flag of Virginia) (Seal of Virginia) State nickname: Old Dominion Other U.S. States Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Governor Mark R. Warner Official languages English Area 110,862 km² (35th)  - Land 102,642 km²  - Water... Virginia from May Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31   2005 This article is about the month of May. For... May to October Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 2005 October is the tenth month of the year in... October, Years: 1861 1862 1863 - 1864 - 1865 1866 1867 Decades: 1830s 1840s 1850s - 1860s - 1870s 1880s 1890s Centuries: 18th century - 19th century - 20th century 1864 in topic: Arts Architecture - Art - Literature - Music Other topics Canada - Rail transport - Science - Sport Lists of leaders: Colonial governors - State leaders Contents // 1 Events 1.1... 1864. Military historians divide this period into three separate campaigns, but it is useful to consider the three together and how they interacted.

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Background

At the beginning of 1864, Ulysses S. Grant Order: 18th President Term of Office: March 4, 1869 – March 4, 1877 Followed: Andrew Johnson Succeeded by: Rutherford B. Hayes Date of Birth April 27, 1822 Place of Birth: Point Pleasant, Ohio Date of Death: July 23, 1885 Place of Death: Mount McGregor, New York First... Ulysses S. Grant was promoted to Lieutenant General is a military rank used in many countries. A Lieutenant General ranks immediately below a General and above a Major General. In three branches of the United States military—the Army, Marines and Air Force—a Lieutenant General is a three-star general, named for the... lieutenant general and given command of all The Union Army refers to the United States Army during the American Civil War. The Union Army is also known as the Northern Army, and the Federal Army. Contents // 1 History of the Union Army 1.1 Formation of the Union Army 1.2 Major Units of the Union Army... Union armies. He chose to make his headquarters with the Generals Burnside, Hancock, Couch, Ferro, Patrick, Wilcox, Cochrane, Buford and others. Headquarters Army of the Potomac, November 10th 1862. The Army of the Potomac was the major Union Army in the Eastern Theatre of the American Civil War. History The Army of the Potomac was created in 1861, but was... Army of the Potomac, although George Gordon Meade (December 31, 1815 - November 6, 1872) was an American military officer during the American Civil War. He is best known for defeating the Army of Northern Virginia, commanded by Robert E. Lee, at the Battle of Gettysburg. George Meade Contents // 1 Early career 2 Civil War career... George G. Meade remained the actual commander of that army. He left Maj. Gen. Portrait of William Tecumseh Sherman by Mathew Brady William Tecumseh Sherman (February 8, 1820 – February 14, 1891) was an American soldier, businessman, and author. He served as a general in the United States Army during the American Civil War (1861–1865), achieving both recognition for this outstanding command... William Tecumseh Sherman in command of most of the western armies. Grant understood the concept of This article is about total warfare. For the computer game series see Total War series. Total war describes an international war in which countries or nations use all of their resources to destroy another organized countrys or nations ability to engage in war. The practice of total war... total war and believed, along with Lincoln and Sherman, that only the utter defeat of Confederate forces and their economic base would bring an end to the war. Therefore, This article is about the military strategy. See Scorched Earth (computer game) for the computer game. Scorched earth is a military tactic which involves destroying anything that might be useful to the enemy whilst advancing through or withdrawing from an area. The name refers to the practice of burning crops... scorched earth tactics would be required in some important theaters. He devised a coordinated strategy that would strike at the heart of Confederacy from multiple directions: Grant, Meade, and Benjamin Franklin Butler Benjamin Franklin Butler (November 5, 1818–January 11, 1893) was an American lawyer, soldier and politician. He was born in Deerfield, New Hampshire, and was graduated from what is now Colby College in 1838, was admitted to the Massachusetts bar in 1840, began practice at Lowell... Benjamin Butler against For the author of Inherit the Wind and other works, see Robert Edwin Lee. Robert Edward Lee, as a U.S. Army Colonel before the war Robert Edward Lee (January 19, 1807–October 12, 1870) was a career army officer and the most successful general of the Confederate forces... Robert E. Lee's The Army of Northern Virginia was the primary military force of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War in the eastern theater. It was most often arrayed against the Union Army of the Potomac during the Civil War. The first commander of the Army of Northern Virginia... Army of Northern Virginia near Downtown Richmond as seen from the James River Richmond, Virginia City Flag City Logo City nickname: River City City motto: Sic Itur Ad Astra (Such is the way to the Stars) Location in the state of Virginia Area Total Water 162.0 km² (62.5 mi²) 6.4 km² (2... Richmond; Franz Sigel Franz Sigel ( November 18 is the 322nd day of the year (323rd in leap years), with 43 remaining. November Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21... Franz Sigel to invade the Shenandoah Valley and destroy Lee's supply lines; Sherman to invade State of Georgia (Flag of Georgia) (Seal of Georgia) State nickname: Peach State / Empire of the South Other U.S. States Capital Atlanta Largest city Atlanta Governor Sonny Perdue Official languages English Area 154,077 km² (24th)  - Land 150,132 km²  - Water 3,945 km² (2... Georgia and capture This article is about the state capital of Georgia. For other things named Atlanta, please see Atlanta (disambiguation). Atlanta, Georgia Seal and Flag of Atlanta City nickname: The Horizon City, The Capital of the South, The Phoenix City, The City Too Busy to Hate, Hotlanta County Fulton Area  - Total... Atlanta; Nathaniel Prentiss Banks (January 30, 1816–September 1, 1894), American politician and soldier, was born at Waltham, Massachusetts. He received only a common school education and at an early age began work as a bobbinboy in a cotton factory of which his father was superintendent. Subsequently he edited a... Nathaniel Banks to capture Mobile is a city located in Mobile County, Alabama. As of the 2000 census, the population of the city is 198,915. Mobile is the center of Alabamas Second Largest Metropolitan Area (which consists of Mobile and Baldwin Counties) and Metropolitan Mobile has a population of 551,178. Its... Mobile, Alabama.


Three Valley Campaigns of 1864

Lynchburg Campaign (May – June 1864)

The first campaign started with Grant's planned invasion by Sigel. Sigel was in command of the Department of State of West Virginia (Flag of West Virginia) (Seal of West Virginia) State nickname: Mountain State Other U.S. States Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Governor Joe Manchin Official languages None Area 62,809 km² (41st)  - Land 62,436 km²  - Water 376 km² (0.6%) Population... West Virginia and his orders from Grant were to move "up the Valley" (i.e., southwest to the higher elevations) with 10,000 men to destroy the railroad center at Lynchburg is an independent city located in the state of Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 65,269. Lynchburg is known as the City of Seven Hills. Lynchburg is the home of Randolph-Macon Womans College, Lynchburg College, and Liberty University. Contents... Lynchburg, Virginia.

  • Battle of New Market Conflict American Civil War Date May 15, 1864 Place Shenandoah County, Virginia Result Confederate victory Combatants United States of America Confederate States of America Commanders Franz Sigel John C. Breckinridge Strength 6,275 soldiers 4,090 soldiers Casualties 840 540 Lynchburg Campaign New Market – Piedmont... Battle of New Market ( May 15 is the 135th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (136th in leap years). There are 230 days remaining. May Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20... May 15, Years: 1861 1862 1863 - 1864 - 1865 1866 1867 Decades: 1830s 1840s 1850s - 1860s - 1870s 1880s 1890s Centuries: 18th century - 19th century - 20th century 1864 in topic: Arts Architecture - Art - Literature - Music Other topics Canada - Rail transport - Science - Sport Lists of leaders: Colonial governors - State leaders Contents // 1 Events 1.1... 1864) — Sigel was intercepted by 4,000 troops under For other meanings of confederate and confederacy, see confederacy (disambiguation) Confederate States of America (Confederate Flag) (Confederate Seal) National Motto Deo Vindice (Latin: Under God our Vindicator) Official language English de facto nationwide Various European and Native American languages regionally Capital Montgomery, Alabama February 4, 1861–May 29, 1861... Confederate John Cabell Breckinridge (January 16, 1821–May 17, 1875) was a U.S. Representative and a Senator from Kentucky and the fourteenth Vice President of the United States. Breckinridge, grandson of U.S. Senator and Attorney General John Breckinridge, was born at Cabells Dale, near Lexington, Kentucky. He... John C. Breckenridge and defeated. He retreated to Strasburg is a town located in Shenandoah County, Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 4,017. Geography Strasburg is located at 38°5926 North, 78°2131 West (38.990550, -78.358615)1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town... Strasburg, Virginia and was replaced by Categories: Stub | 1803 births | 1888 deaths ... David Hunter.
  • Battle of Piedmont Conflict American Civil War Date June 5-6, 1864 Place Augusta County Result Union victory Combatants United States of America Confederate States of America Commanders David Hunter William E. Jones † Strength 8,500 soldiers 5,500 soldiers Casualties 875 1500 Lynchburg Campaign New Market – Piedmont... Battle of Piedmont ( June 5 is the 156th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (157th in leap years), with 209 days remaining. June Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20... June 5 June 6 is the 157th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (158th in leap years), with 208 days remaining. June Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20... 6, Years: 1861 1862 1863 - 1864 - 1865 1866 1867 Decades: 1830s 1840s 1850s - 1860s - 1870s 1880s 1890s Centuries: 18th century - 19th century - 20th century 1864 in topic: Arts Architecture - Art - Literature - Music Other topics Canada - Rail transport - Science - Sport Lists of leaders: Colonial governors - State leaders Contents // 1 Events 1.1... 1864) — Hunter resumed the Union offensive and defeated William E. "Grumble" Jones, who was killed in the battle. Hunter occupied Staunton is an independent city within the confines of Augusta County in the state of Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 23,853. The locals pronounce the name STAN-tun instead of STAWN-tun. It is the county seat of Augusta County6. Staunton... Staunton, Virginia.
  • Battle of Lynchburg ( June 17 is the 168th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (169th in leap years), with 197 days remaining. June Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20... June 17 June 18 is the 169th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (170th in leap years), with 196 days remaining. June Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20... 18, Years: 1861 1862 1863 - 1864 - 1865 1866 1867 Decades: 1830s 1840s 1850s - 1860s - 1870s 1880s 1890s Centuries: 18th century - 19th century - 20th century 1864 in topic: Arts Architecture - Art - Literature - Music Other topics Canada - Rail transport - Science - Sport Lists of leaders: Colonial governors - State leaders Contents // 1 Events 1.1... 1864) — Hunter was foiled in his plan to destroy railroads, canals, and hospitals in Lynchburg when initial units under Jubal Anderson Early Born November 3, 1816 Franklin County,Virginia, USA Died March 2, 1894 Lynchburg, Virginia, USA Jubal Anderson Early (November 3, 1816 – March 2, 1894) was a lawyer and Confederate general in the American Civil War. He was born in Franklin County, Virginia and graduated from the... Jubal A. Early arrived (see next campaign). Hunter, short on supplies, retreated back through West Virginia.

Early's Raid and Operations Against the B&O Railroad (June – August 1864)

Robert E. Lee was concerned about Hunter's advances in the Valley, which threatened critical railroad lines and the breadbasket for the Virginia-based Confederate forces. He sent Jubal Early's corps to sweep Union forces from the Valley and, if possible, to menace Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United States of America. Washington, D.C. is part of the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area, which also includes... Washington, D.C., hoping to compel Grant to dilute his forces against Lee around Petersburg is an independent city located in Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 33,740. It is located in the Richmond-Petersburg region and is a portion of the Richmond Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). Contents // 1 History 2 Location 3 Geography 4 Demographics... Petersburg, Virginia. Early was operating in the shadow of For the 1960s country music artist, see Stonewall Jackson (musician); for the submarine, see USS Stonewall Jackson (SSBN-634). Thomas Jonathan Stonewall Jackson (January 21, 1824–May 10, 1863) was an American teacher and soldier. He became a famous Confederate general during the American Civil War, and was killed... Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson, whose audacious Years: 1859 1860 1861 - 1862 - 1863 1864 1865 Decades: 1830s 1840s 1850s - 1860s - 1870s 1880s 1890s Centuries: 18th century - 19th century - 20th century 1862 in topic: Arts Architecture - Art - Literature - Music Other topics Canada - Rail transport - Science - Sport Lists of leaders: Colonial governors - State leaders Contents // 1 Events 1.1... 1862 The Valley Campaign was Confederate General Stonewall Jacksons brilliant campaign through the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia in 1862, during the American Civil War. Battle before: West Virginia Campaign Battle after: Earlys Valley Campaign Valley Campaign Conflict American Civil War Date March 11 - June 9, 1862 Place Shenandoah Valley, Virginia... Valley Campaign against superior forces was fabled in Confederate history. Early got off to a good start. He drove down the Valley without opposition, bypassed Harpers Ferry is the name of several places in the United States of America: Harpers Ferry, Iowa Harpers Ferry, West Virginia There was also John Browns raid on the armory at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia as well as a Battle of Harpers Ferry in the American Civil War. This... Harpers Ferry, crossed the Upper part of the Potomac River The Potomac River is a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay, located along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States (USA). The river is approximately 413 statute miles (665 km) long, with a drainage area of about 14,700 square miles (38,000 km... Potomac River, and advanced into For other uses, see Maryland (disambiguation). State of Maryland (Flag of Maryland) (Seal of Maryland) State nickname: Old Line State; Free State Other U.S. States Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Governor Robert L. Ehrlich Official languages English Area 32,160 km² (42nd)  - Land 25,338 km... Maryland. Grant dispatched a corps under Horatio G. Wright and other troops under Portrait of George Crook George Crook (1828–1890) was a Union Army officer. A native of Ohio, Crook graduated from West Point in 1852, ranking near the bottom of his class. His first assignment was with the 4th Infantry, serving in Oregon and northern California. When the U.S... George Crook to reinforce Washington and pursue Early.

  • Destruction of the R.R. bridge, over the Monocacy River near Frederick, Md. Waud, Alfred R., artist. Battle of Monocacy Junction Conflict American Civil War Date July 9, 1864 Place Frederick County, Maryland Result Confederate victory Combatants United States of America Confederate States of America Commanders Lew Wallace Jubal A... Battle of Monocacy Junction ( July 9 is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 175 days remaining. July Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20... July 9, Years: 1861 1862 1863 - 1864 - 1865 1866 1867 Decades: 1830s 1840s 1850s - 1860s - 1870s 1880s 1890s Centuries: 18th century - 19th century - 20th century 1864 in topic: Arts Architecture - Art - Literature - Music Other topics Canada - Rail transport - Science - Sport Lists of leaders: Colonial governors - State leaders Contents // 1 Events 1.1... 1864) — Also known as the Battle of Monocacy. Early defeated a smaller force under Lew Wallace Lewis Lew Wallace (April 10, 1827–February 15, 1905) was an American Civil War general, U.S. statesman and author, who is probably best remembered for his historical novel Ben-Hur. Wallace was born in Brookville, Indiana to a prominent local family. His father, David Wallace, later... Lew Wallace near Frederick, Maryland is a city in Frederick County, Maryland, of which it is the county seat. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 52,767. Contents // 1 Geography 2 Demographics 3 Mayor or City Executive 4 Representative body 5 Arts 6 Points of Interest 7... Frederick, Maryland, but this battle delayed his progress enough to allow time for reinforcing the defenses of Washington.
  • Battle of Fort Stevens Conflict American Civil War Date July 11-12, 1864 Place District of Columbia Result Union victory Combatants United States of America Confederate States of America Commanders Horatio G. Wright Alexander McD. McCook Jubal A. Early Strength Casualties 874 total (US and CS) 874 total (US and... Battle of Fort Stevens ( June 11 is the 162nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (163rd in leap years), with 203 days remaining. June Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20... June 11 June 12 is the 163rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (164th in leap years), with 202 days remaining. June Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20... 12, Years: 1861 1862 1863 - 1864 - 1865 1866 1867 Decades: 1830s 1840s 1850s - 1860s - 1870s 1880s 1890s Centuries: 18th century - 19th century - 20th century 1864 in topic: Arts Architecture - Art - Literature - Music Other topics Canada - Rail transport - Science - Sport Lists of leaders: Colonial governors - State leaders Contents // 1 Events 1.1... 1864) — Early attacked a fort on the northwest defensive perimeter of Washington without success and withdrew back to Virginia.
  • Battle of Cool Spring ( June 17 is the 168th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (169th in leap years), with 197 days remaining. June Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20... June 17 June 18 is the 169th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (170th in leap years), with 196 days remaining. June Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20... 18, Years: 1861 1862 1863 - 1864 - 1865 1866 1867 Decades: 1830s 1840s 1850s - 1860s - 1870s 1880s 1890s Centuries: 18th century - 19th century - 20th century 1864 in topic: Arts Architecture - Art - Literature - Music Other topics Canada - Rail transport - Science - Sport Lists of leaders: Colonial governors - State leaders Contents // 1 Events 1.1... 1864) — Also known as Snicker's Ferry. Early attacked and repulsed pursuing Union forces under Wright.
  • Battle of Rutherford's Farm ( This article needs copyediting (checking for proper English spelling, grammar, usage, etc.) If you can fix it, please remove this notice after doing so. July 20 is the 201st day (202nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 164 days remaining. July Su Mo Tu We... July 20, Years: 1861 1862 1863 - 1864 - 1865 1866 1867 Decades: 1830s 1840s 1850s - 1860s - 1870s 1880s 1890s Centuries: 18th century - 19th century - 20th century 1864 in topic: Arts Architecture - Art - Literature - Music Other topics Canada - Rail transport - Science - Sport Lists of leaders: Colonial governors - State leaders Contents // 1 Events 1.1... 1864) — A Union division attacked a Confederate division under Stephen Dodson Ramseur and routed it. Early withdrew his army south to Fisher's Hill, near Winchester is a city located in the state of Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 23,585. It is the county seat of Frederick County. Contents // 1 Geography 2 Demographics 3 Interesting Facts 4 External links Geography Winchester is located at 39°10... Winchester, Virginia.
  • Second Battle of Kernstown ( July 24 is the 205th day (206th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 160 days remaining. July Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20... July 24, Years: 1861 1862 1863 - 1864 - 1865 1866 1867 Decades: 1830s 1840s 1850s - 1860s - 1870s 1880s 1890s Centuries: 18th century - 19th century - 20th century 1864 in topic: Arts Architecture - Art - Literature - Music Other topics Canada - Rail transport - Science - Sport Lists of leaders: Colonial governors - State leaders Contents // 1 Events 1.1... 1864) — Wright withdrew, thinking Early was no longer a threat. Early attacked him to prevent or delay his return to Grant's forces besieging Peterburg. Union troops were routed, streaming through the streets of Winchester. Early pursued and burned Chambersburg is a borough located in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. As of the 2000 census, the borough had a total population of 17,862. It is the county seat of Franklin County6. During the American Civil War on October 11, 1862, Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart and his men looted... Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, along the way, in retaliation for Hunter's previous destruction in the Valley.
  • Battle of Folck's Mill ( This article is in need of attention. Please see its listing on Pages needing attention and improve it (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=August_1&action=edit) in any way you see fit. When the issues regarding this page have been resolved, remove this notice and... August 1, Years: 1861 1862 1863 - 1864 - 1865 1866 1867 Decades: 1830s 1840s 1850s - 1860s - 1870s 1880s 1890s Centuries: 18th century - 19th century - 20th century 1864 in topic: Arts Architecture - Art - Literature - Music Other topics Canada - Rail transport - Science - Sport Lists of leaders: Colonial governors - State leaders Contents // 1 Events 1.1... 1864) — Also known as the Battle of Cumberland. An inconclusive small An army unit consisting of mounted soldiers are commonly known as cavalry. Cavalry fight from the backs of their mounts, which most often are horses or camels. Infantry travelling by horse and fighting on foot are instead known as dragoons. Modern cavalry units are generally not mounted on horseback (save... cavalry battle in Maryland.
  • Battle of Moorefield ( August 7 is the 219th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (220th in leap years), with 146 days remaining. There are 94 days in North Hemisphere summer, South Hemisphere winter. The Northern Hemisphere is considered to be halfway through the summer on August 7. August Su Mo Tu... August 7, Years: 1861 1862 1863 - 1864 - 1865 1866 1867 Decades: 1830s 1840s 1850s - 1860s - 1870s 1880s 1890s Centuries: 18th century - 19th century - 20th century 1864 in topic: Arts Architecture - Art - Literature - Music Other topics Canada - Rail transport - Science - Sport Lists of leaders: Colonial governors - State leaders Contents // 1 Events 1.1... 1864) — Also known as the Battle of Oldfields. Confederate cavalry returning from the Chambersburg burning were ambushed and defeated by Union cavalry.

Sheridan's Valley Campaign (August – October 1864)

Grant finally lost patience with Early, particularly his burning of Chambersburg, and knew that Washington remained vulnerable if Early was still on the loose. He found a new commander aggressive enough to defeat Early: Philip Sheridan Philip Henry Sheridan (March 6, 1831 – August 5, 1888), a military man and one of the great generals in the American Civil War. His actions proved decisive for the Union. He pacified the Great Plains. Both as a soldier and private citizen he was instrumental in the... Philip Sheridan, the cavalry commander of the Army of the Potomac, who was given command of all forces in the area, calling them the The Army of the Shenandoah, first promulgated in 1861 and then disbanded, is best known for its creation in 1864 under (later one of the first Generals of the Army) Philip Sheridan. It played a crucial role in the closing days of the American Civil War. Contents // 1 History 2... Army of the Shenandoah. Sheridan initially started slowly, primarily because the impending Contents // 1 Summary 2 Republican Party Nomination 3 Democratic Party Nomination 4 Election Results 5 For More Information 6 Other Elections Summary The election of 1864 was conducted in the middle of the Civil War, and as such the Confederate states did not participate. The war was taking a heavy... presidential election of 1864 demanded a cautious approach, avoiding any disaster that might lead to the defeat of Abraham Lincoln Order: 16th President Term of Office: March 4, 1861 – April 15, 1865 Predecessor: James Buchanan Successor: Andrew Johnson Date of Birth: February 12, 1809 Date of Death: April 15, 1865 Place of Birth: Hardin County, Kentucky (site now in LaRue County) First Lady: Mary Todd Lincoln Profession... Abraham Lincoln.

  • Battle of Guard Hill ( August 16 is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. There are 137 days remaining. August Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19... August 16, Years: 1861 1862 1863 - 1864 - 1865 1866 1867 Decades: 1830s 1840s 1850s - 1860s - 1870s 1880s 1890s Centuries: 18th century - 19th century - 20th century 1864 in topic: Arts Architecture - Art - Literature - Music Other topics Canada - Rail transport - Science - Sport Lists of leaders: Colonial governors - State leaders Contents // 1 Events 1.1... 1864) — Also known as Front Royal or Cedarville. Confederate forces under Richard H. Anderson were sent from Petersburg to reinforce Early. Union cavalry hit Wesley Merritt's division while it was crossing the This article is about the river in Virginia in the United States. For other uses, see Shenandoah River (disambiguation) The Shenandoah River is a tributary of the Potomac River, approximately 150 mi (241 km) long, in the U.S. states of Virginia and West Virginia. The principal tributary of the... Shenandoah River. The battle was inconclusive.
  • Battle of Summit Point ( August 21 is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. There are 132 days remaining. August Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19... August 21, Years: 1861 1862 1863 - 1864 - 1865 1866 1867 Decades: 1830s 1840s 1850s - 1860s - 1870s 1880s 1890s Centuries: 18th century - 19th century - 20th century 1864 in topic: Arts Architecture - Art - Literature - Music Other topics Canada - Rail transport - Science - Sport Lists of leaders: Colonial governors - State leaders Contents // 1 Events 1.1... 1864) — Also known as Flowing Springs or Cameron's Depot. Early and Anderson struck Sheridan near Charles Town is a city located in Jefferson County, West Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 2,907. It is the county seat of Jefferson County6. Geography Charles Town is located at 39°173 North, 77°5122 West (39.284237, _77... Charles Town, West Virginia. Sheridan conducted a fighting withdrawal.
  • Battle of Smithfield Crossing ( August 25 is the 237th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (238th in leap years), with 129 days remaining. August Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20... August 25 August 29 is the 241st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (242nd in leap years), with 124 days remaining. August Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20... 29, Years: 1861 1862 1863 - 1864 - 1865 1866 1867 Decades: 1830s 1840s 1850s - 1860s - 1870s 1880s 1890s Centuries: 18th century - 19th century - 20th century 1864 in topic: Arts Architecture - Art - Literature - Music Other topics Canada - Rail transport - Science - Sport Lists of leaders: Colonial governors - State leaders Contents // 1 Events 1.1... 1864) — Two Confederate divisions crossed Opequon Creek and forced a Union cavalry division back to Charles Town.
  • Battle of Berryville ( September 3 is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years). There are 119 days remaining. September Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23... September 3 September 4 is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years). There are 118 days remaining. September Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23... 4, Years: 1861 1862 1863 - 1864 - 1865 1866 1867 Decades: 1830s 1840s 1850s - 1860s - 1870s 1880s 1890s Centuries: 18th century - 19th century - 20th century 1864 in topic: Arts Architecture - Art - Literature - Music Other topics Canada - Rail transport - Science - Sport Lists of leaders: Colonial governors - State leaders Contents // 1 Events 1.1... 1864) — A minor engagement in which Early attempted to stop Sheridan's march up the Valley. Early withdrew back to Opequon Creek when he realized he was in a poor position for attacking Sheridan's full force.
  • Battle of Opequon ( September 19 is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years). There are 103 days remaining. September Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23... September 19, Years: 1861 1862 1863 - 1864 - 1865 1866 1867 Decades: 1830s 1840s 1850s - 1860s - 1870s 1880s 1890s Centuries: 18th century - 19th century - 20th century 1864 in topic: Arts Architecture - Art - Literature - Music Other topics Canada - Rail transport - Science - Sport Lists of leaders: Colonial governors - State leaders Contents // 1 Events 1.1... 1864) — Also known as the Third Battle of Winchester. While Early had his forces dispersed, raiding the B&O Railroad, Sheridan struck near Winchester is a city located in the state of Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 23,585. It is the county seat of Frederick County. Contents // 1 Geography 2 Demographics 3 Interesting Facts 4 External links Geography Winchester is located at 39°10... Winchester, Virginia. Sustaining ruinous casualties, Early retreated from the largest battle in all three of the campaigns, taking up defensive positions at Fisher's Hill.
  • Battle of Fisher's Hill ( September 21 is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years). There are 101 days remaining. September Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23... September 21 September 22 is the 265th day of the year (266th in leap years). There are 100 days remaining. In the Northern Hemisphere autumn begins at 6:23 P.M. EDT. September Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11... 22, Years: 1861 1862 1863 - 1864 - 1865 1866 1867 Decades: 1830s 1840s 1850s - 1860s - 1870s 1880s 1890s Centuries: 18th century - 19th century - 20th century 1864 in topic: Arts Architecture - Art - Literature - Music Other topics Canada - Rail transport - Science - Sport Lists of leaders: Colonial governors - State leaders Contents // 1 Events 1.1... 1864) — Sheridan hit Early in an early-morning flanking attack, routing the Confederates with moderate losses. Early retreated to Waynesboro is an independent city located within the confines of Augusta County in the state of Virginia. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 19,520. It is located in the Shenandoah Valley, near many important historical markers of the Civil War and Shenandoah National... Waynesboro, Virginia.

At this point, with Early damaged and pinned down, the Valley lay open to the Union. And due to Sherman's capture of Battle of Atlanta, by Kurz and Allison, 1888. Battle of Atlanta Conflict American Civil War Date July 22, 1864 Place Fulton County, Georgia Result Union victory Combatants United States of America Confederate States of America Commanders William T. Sherman James B. McPherson John B. Hood Strength Military Division of the... Atlanta, Lincoln's re-election now seemed assured. Sheridan pulled back slowly down the Valley and conducted a This article is about the military strategy. See Scorched Earth (computer game) for the computer game. Scorched earth is a military tactic which involves destroying anything that might be useful to the enemy whilst advancing through or withdrawing from an area. The name refers to the practice of burning crops... scorched earth campaign that would presage Major General William T. Sherman. Shermans March to the Sea is the name commonly given to a military campaign conducted in late Years: 1861 1862 1863 - 1864 - 1865 1866 1867 Decades: 1830s 1840s 1850s - 1860s - 1870s 1880s 1890s Centuries: 18th century - 19th century - 20th century 1864 in topic: Arts... Sherman's March to the Sea in November is also the letter N in the NATO phonetic alphabet. November Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30... November. The goal was to deny the Confederacy the means of feeding its armies in Virginia, and Sheridan's army did so ruthlessly, burning crops, barns, mills, and factories.

  • Battle of Tom's Brook ( October 9 is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in Leap years). There are 83 days remaining. October Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23... October 9, Years: 1861 1862 1863 - 1864 - 1865 1866 1867 Decades: 1830s 1840s 1850s - 1860s - 1870s 1880s 1890s Centuries: 18th century - 19th century - 20th century 1864 in topic: Arts Architecture - Art - Literature - Music Other topics Canada - Rail transport - Science - Sport Lists of leaders: Colonial governors - State leaders Contents // 1 Events 1.1... 1864) — As Early began a pursuit of Sheridan, Union cavalry routed two divisions of Confederate cavalry.
  • Sheridan at Cedar Creek, Oct. 19, 1864 Battle of Cedar Creek Conflict American Civil War Date October 19, 1864 Place Frederick County, Shenandoah County and Warren County Result Union victory Combatants United States of America Confederate States of America Commanders Horatio G. Wright Philip H. Sheridan Jubal A. Early Strength... Battle of Cedar Creek ( October 19 is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. There are 73 days remaining. October Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19... October 19, Years: 1861 1862 1863 - 1864 - 1865 1866 1867 Decades: 1830s 1840s 1850s - 1860s - 1870s 1880s 1890s Centuries: 18th century - 19th century - 20th century 1864 in topic: Arts Architecture - Art - Literature - Music Other topics Canada - Rail transport - Science - Sport Lists of leaders: Colonial governors - State leaders Contents // 1 Events 1.1... 1864) — In a brilliant surprise attack, Early routed two thirds of the Union army, but his troops were hungry and exhausted and fell out of their ranks to pillage the Union camp; Sheridan managed to rally his troops and defeat Early decisively.

Having completing his missions of neutralizing Early and suppressing the Valley's military-related economy, Sheridan returned to assist Grant at Troops in the Siege of Petersburg faced the usual siege armaments — projectiles of all shapes and sizes and attacks on fortifications — but the Union added underground explosives to the mix. Appomattox Manor served as Union army headquarters during the siege. The Siege of Petersburg (June 15, 1864 - April... Petersburg. Most of the men of Early's corps rejoined Lee at Petersburg in December Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31   2005 December is the twelfth and last month of... December, while Early remained to command a skeleton force. Lee removed him from his command in For alternative meanings, see March (disambiguation). March Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31   2005 March is... March, 1865 is a common year starting on Sunday. Years: 1862 1863 1864 - 1865 - 1866 1867 1868 Decades: 1830s 1840s 1850s - 1860s - 1870s 1880s 1890s Centuries: 18th century - 19th century - 20th century 1865 in topic: Arts Architecture - Art - Literature - Music Other topics Canada - Rail transport - Science - Sport Lists of leaders: Colonial... 1865, because the Confederate government and people had lost confidence in him.


References

  • Gallagher, Gary W., Ed., Struggle for the Shenandoah: Essays on the 1864 Valley Campaign, Kent State University Press, 1991, ISBN 0-87338-429-6.

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