Battle of Smithfield Crossing

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Battle of Smithfield Crossing
Part of American Civil War
Date August 25, 1864 (1864-08-25)–August 29, 1864 (1864-08-29)
Location Jefferson County, West Virginia and Berkeley County, West Virginia
Result Inconclusive
Belligerents
United States United States (Union) Confederate States of America CSA (Confederacy)
Commanders and leaders
Wesley Merritt Jubal Early
Strength
Divisions Divisions
Casualties and losses
unknown unknown
300

The Battle of Smithfield Crossing was a small battle during the American Civil War fought August 25 through August 29, 1864, in Jefferson and Berkeley counties in West Virginia.

On August 29, two Confederate infantry divisions under Lieutenant General Jubal Early crossed Opequon Creek at Smithfield Crossing and forced back Wesley Merritt's Union cavalry division. However, a counterattack from Ricketts' infantry division stopped the Confederate advance. The results were inconclusive.

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Coordinates: 39°18′29″N 77°58′57″W / 39.3080°N 77.9824°W / 39.3080; -77.9824