Battle of Fisher's Hill Facts

September 21–22, 1864

Fisher's Hill Battle facts, including dates, location, casualties, leaders, who won, and more interesting facts you might not know. This fact sheet provides a quick overview of the battle and is for kids doing research and students preparing for the AP U.S. History (APUSH) exam.

Portrait of Philip Sheridan

Major General Philip Sheridan’s victory at the Battle of Fisher’s Hill opened the door for his scorched earth offensive known as “The Burning” during Sheridan’s Valley Campaign in 1864. [Wikimedia Commons]


  • September 21–22, 1864


  • Shenandoah County, Virginia, near Strasburg


Principal Union Commanders

Principal Confederate Commanders

Union Forces Engaged

  • Army of the Shenandoah

Confederate Forces Engaged

  • Army of the Valley

Number of Union Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 29,444

Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 9,500

Estimated Union Casualties

  • 528 (51 killed, 477 wounded)

Estimated Confederate Casualties

  • 1,235 (30 killed, 300 wounded, roughly 1,000 captured)


  • Union victory


  • The Union victory opened the door for Sheridan’s scorched earth offensive known as “The Burning.”

Timeline of the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864

These are the main battles and events of the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864 in order.