Location: Jefferson County and Berkeley County, West Virginia
Campaign: Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign (August-December 1864)
Date: August 25-29, 1864
Brig. Gen. Wesley Merritt [US];
Lt. Gen. Jubal Early [CS]
Forces Engaged: Divisions
Estimated Casualties: 300 total
On August 29, two Confederate infantry divisions crossed Opequon Creek at Smithfield and forced back Merritt’s Union cavalry division back along the road to Charles Town. Ricketts’s infantry division was brought up to stop the Confederate advance.