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New York 25th Cavalry (Union)

7/11/64

Battle - Fort Stevens - District of Columbia, DC

Fort Stevens
Fort Stevens

After his victory over Maj. Gen. Lew Wallace at the Battle of Monocacy in central Maryland on July 9th, Confederate Maj. Gen. Jubal A. Early pressed his advantage and moved south toward the Union capital in Washington, DC. On July 11th, Early's exhausted Confederates reached the outskirts of Washington near Silver Spring. Skirmishers advanced to feel the fortifications that encircled the city, which at the time were manned only by Home Guards, clerks, and convalescent troops. During the night, Union reinfo…READ MORE

7/11/64

Battle - Fort Stevens, District of Columbia

7/12/64

Battle - Fort Stevens, District of Columbia

9/3/64

Battle - Berryville - Clarke County, Virginia

9/19/64

Battle - Third Winchester - Frederick County, Virginia; Winchester, Virginia

Third Winchester
Third Winchester

To clear the Shenandoah River valley of Confederates, Maj. Gen. Phil Sheridan moved on Winchester in mid-September 1864. Sheridan's force of over 39,000 men was more than twice the size of Maj. Gen. Jubal Early's Confederate army defending the valley. After Brig. Gen. Joseph Kershaw's division left Winchester to rejoin Robert E. Lee's army at Petersburg, Early renewed his raids on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad at Martinsburg in the lower valley, dispersing his four remaining infantry divisions. On Septem…READ MORE

9/21/64

Battle - Fisher's Hill - Shenandoah County, Virginia

Fisher's Hill
Fisher's Hill

Confederate Maj. Gen. Jubal Early's Army of the Valley, bloodied by its defeat at the Third Battle of Winchester on September 19th, retreated 20 miles up the valley and took a defensive position in an east-west line across Fisher's Hill, southwest of Strasburg. Maj. Gen. Phillip Sheridan's Army of the Shenandoah, in accordance with Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's orders, aggressively pursued Early. Sheridan, outnumbering Early about three to one, noted that the right of the Confederate line was anchored o…READ MORE

10/20/64

Organized - New York 25th Cavalry - New York

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Battle - Newtown, Virginia

3/5/65

Battle - Harrisonburg, Virginia

6/27/65

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