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n a strong position at Fisher's Hill, where he was attacked and again defeated with heavy loss on the twentieth. Sheridan pursued him with great energy through Harrisonburg, Staunton, and the gaps of the Blue Ridge. After stripping the Upper Valley of most of the supplies and provisions for the rebel army, he returned to Strasburg, and took position on the north side of Cedar creek. Having received considerable reinforcements, General Early again returned to the valley, and, on the ninth of October, his cavalry encountered ours near Strasburg, where the rebels were defeated, with the loss of eleven pieces of artillery and three hundred and fifty prisoners. On the night of the eighteenth the enemy crossed the mountains which separated the branches of the Shenandoah, forded the north fork, and early on the morning of the nineteenth, under cover of the darkness and the fog, surprised and turned our left flank and captured the batteries, which enfiladed our whole line. Our troops fel
the night of the eighth, I ordered General Torbert to engage the enemy's cavalry at daylight, and notified him that I would halt the army until he had defeated it. In compliance with these instructions, Torbert advanced at daylight on the ninth of October, with Custer's division on the back road, and Merritt's division on the Valley pike. At Louis brook the heads of the opposing columns came in contact and deployed, and after a short but decisive engagement the enemy was defeated, with the 953   Cedar Creek 46 268 533 847   Reconnoissances and minor engagements   150 839 96 1,085 Total     301 1,947 637 2,885 Provisional Division Cedar Creek October 19 19 91 121 231 Cavalry Opequan September 19 65 267 109 441   Tom's Creek October 9 9 48   57   Cedar Creek October 19 25 139 50 214   Twenty-six other engagements   355 2,363 487 3,205 Total     454 2,817 646 3,917 Grand total     1,938 11,893 3,121 16,952 Official: T. W. C. Moore, A. A. G Report of Prope