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Battle Name : Harrisonburg

Date(s) : 06 June 1862

Part of : American Civil War , Jackson's Valley Campaign ,

Outcome : An inconclusive engagement between American Confederate Forces and American Union Forces

Type of battle : Land


A rearguard, delaying action in Jackson's race to reach Port Republic before the enclosing Union forces. It is notable because it saw the death of Jackson's favourite and worthy cavalry general Turner Ashby who had formed an integral part of Jackson's success in the Valley.