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