Key facts about the Battle of McDowell, also known as: Sitlington’s Hill.
Also Known As
- Sitlington’s Hill
Date and Location
- May 8, 1862
- Highland County near the village of McDowell in western Virginia
Principal Union Commanders
- Brigadier General Robert H. Milroy
- Brigadier General Robert Schenck
Principal Confederate Commanders
- General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson
- Brigadier General Edward “Allegheny” Johnson
Union Forces Engaged
- Mountain Department
Confederate Forces Engaged
- Valley District, Army of the Northwest
Number of Union Soldiers Engaged
- Roughly 6,000
Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged
- Roughly 6,500
Estimated Union Casualties
- 259 (34 killed, 220 wounded, and 5 missing)
Estimated Confederate Casualties
- 420 (116 killed, 300 wounded, and 4 missing)
- Confederate victory
- The Battle of McDowell was the second engagement of the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1862.
- The Battle of McDowell was the first Confederate victory of the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1862.
Timeline of the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1862
These are the main battles and events of the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1862 in order.