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In the Shenandoah Valley, Union forces triumph at the hard-fought Third Battle of Winchester

Union Cavalry Action at the Third Battle of Winchester, Virginia, September 19, 1864, artist's impression, detail
09/19/1864
After concentrating forces over several weeks, Union General Philip Sheridan aimed his Army of the Shenandoah directly at Confederate held Winchester.  In a day-long battle, the outnumbered Confederate General Jubal Early was forced to abandon the defense and the town fell in the evening hours.  Casualties were heavy; the Union lost more than 5000 dead and wounded and the Confederates around 3600. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Chronicles of the Great Rebellion Against the United States of America ... (Philadelphia, A. Winch, 1867), 84.
Charles P. Roland, An American Iliad: The Story of the Civil War (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2002), 180. 

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