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Figure 10. Battles Ranked by Estimated Number of Troops Engaged

Battlefield    Confed.   Union     Total  Dyer Rank*   Campaign
               Engaged   Engaged   Engaged
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1. Opequon
               15,200    39,236    54,436    B    Sheridan 1864
2. Cedar Creek
               15,265    31,944    47,209    B    Sheridan 1864
3. Fisher's Hill
                9,500    29,444    38,944    B    Sheridan 1864
4. Second Kernstown
               14,000    10,000    24,000    E    Early 1864
5. First Winchester
               16,000     6,500    22,500    B    Jackson 1862
6. Second Winchester
               12,500     7,000    19,500    E    Gettysburg 1863
7. Cross Keys
                5,800    11,500    17,300    B    Jackson 1862
8. Piedmont
                5,500     8,500    14,000    E    Lynchburg 1864
9. Cool Spring
                8,000     5,000    13,000    E    Early 1864
10. First Kernstown
                3,400     8,500    11,900    B    Jackson 1862
11. New Market  4,090     6,275    10,365    E    Lynchburg 1864
12. Tom's Brook
                4,000     6,300    10,300    E    Sheridan 1864
13. McDowell    6,000     4,000    10,000    E    Jackson 1862
14. Port Republic
                6,000     3,500     9,500    E    Jackson 1862
15. Front Royal
                3,000     1,063     4,063    A    Jackson 1862

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* B, Battle; E, Engagement; A, Action. Statistics for Jackson's Campaign derived from Allan and Henderson; New Market, Davis; Second Winchester, Grunder and Beck; Cool Spring, Meaney; Piedmont, Brice; Second Kernstown, Lossing; all others, Official Records, Armies


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