The Battle of Third Winchester (Opequon)
In the Shenandoah Valley, the Battle of Third Winchester or Opequon was the largest battle fought within the valley. Around 9,000 casualties were the result of the conflicts in the area. With Maj. Gen. Sheridan's victory the Union was able to take control of the valley and making the Confederates withdraw. Parts of the battle such as The Middle Field reached more than 3,000 casualties.
Backstory and Context
The Calvary of the Union has withdrawn and the infantry begins to advance. Early reinforced the lines but it was not enough. Slowing losing ground Sheridan pushed Early's troops back. The Confederates had to retreat to Fisher's Hill.
This battle was the bloodiest in the Shenandoah Valley. There were more casualties in this battle with around 9,000 then the total of the whole 1862 Valley campaign.