Portrait of Philip Sheridan

The Shenandoah Valley Campaigns of 1864 comprised three campaigns: the Lynchburg Campaign (May-June), Early’s Valley Campaign (June-August), and Sheridan’s Valley Campaign (August-October). Major General Philip Sheridan’s Army of the Shenandoah eventually prevailed and drove the Confederates out of the Shenandoah Valley. [Wikimedia Commons]

Shenandoah Valley Campaigns of 1864 Facts

May–October 1864

Key facts about the Shenandoah Valley Campaigns of 1864.

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Date and Location

  • May–October 1864
  • Maryland, Shenandoah Valley in Virginia

Timeline of the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864

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

Principal Union Commanders

Principal Confederate Commanders

Union Forces Engaged

  • Department of West Virginia, Army of the Shenandoah

Confederate Forces Engaged

  • Department of Western Virginia, Army of the Valley

Number of Union Soldiers Engaged

  • Undetermined, but at least 50,000

Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged

  • Undetermined, but at least 21,000

Estimated Union Casualties

  • Undetermined, but at least 14,500

Estimated Confederate Casualties

  • Undetermined, but at least 10,900

Result

  • Union victory

Significance

  • The Shenandoah Valley Campaigns of 1864 consisted of three campaigns: the Lynchburg Campaign (May – June), Early’s Valley Campaign (aka Early’s Raid) (June – August) and Sheridan’s Valley Campaign (August – October).
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Citation Information

The following information is provided for citations.

  • Article Title Shenandoah Valley Campaigns of 1864 Facts
  • Coverage May–October 1864
  • Author
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date July 31, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update March 16, 2021
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