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]

Battle of Fisher's Hill Facts

September 21–22, 1864

Key facts about the Battle of Fisher's Hill.

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Date

  • September 21–22, 1864

Location

  • Shenandoah County, Virginia, near Strasburg

Campaign

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)

Result

  • Union victory

Significance

  • 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.

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Citation Information

The following information is provided for citations.

  • Article Title Battle of Fisher's Hill Facts
  • Coverage September 21–22, 1864
  • Author
  • Keywords battle of fisher's hill
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date July 27, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update March 16, 2021
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