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Berryville

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Battle Name: Berryville
Other Names: None
State: Virginia
Location: Clarke County
Campaign: Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign (August-December 1864)
Dates: 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.
Results: Inconclusive

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