Battle of Summit Point

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Battle of Summit Point
Part of the American Civil War
Battle of Summit Point.jpg
DateAugust 21, 1864 (1864-08-21)
Result Inconclusive
United States United States (Union) Confederate States of America CSA (Confederacy)
Commanders and leaders
Philip Sheridan Richard H. Anderson
Jubal A. Early
Units involved
VI Corps
Divisions Divisions
Casualties and losses

The Battle of Summit Point, also known as Flowing Springs or Cameron's Depot, was an inconclusive battle of the American Civil War fought on August 21, 1864, near Summit Point, West Virginia.[1]

The battle was part of Union Maj. Gen. Philip Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign, which took place between August and December 1864. While Sheridan concentrated his army near Charles Town, Confederate Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early and Maj. Gen. Richard H. Anderson attacked the Union forces with converging columns on August 21.[1] Anderson struck north against the Union cavalry at Summit Point. The Union forces fought effective delaying actions, withdrawing to near Halltown on the following day. The battle resulted in approximately 1,000 casualties.[1]

Battlefield preservation[edit]

The Civil War Trust (a division of the American Battlefield Trust) and its partners have acquired and preserved 455 acres (1.84 km2) of the battlefield.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "National Park Service battle description". Retrieved 2016-01-11.
  2. ^ [1] American Battlefield Trust "Saved Land" webpage. Accessed May 25, 2018.

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Coordinates: 39°15′00″N 77°57′31″W / 39.2499°N 77.9586°W / 39.2499; -77.9586