While returning to the Shenandoah Valley after burning Chambersburg, McCausland's and Johnson's cavalry were surprised at Moorefield on August 7 and routed by pursuing Union cavalry. This defeat impeded the morale and effectiveness of the Confederate cavalry for the remainder of the 1864 Valley Campaign.
Result(s): Union victory
Location: Hardy County
Campaign: Early's Raid and Operations against the B&O Railroad (June-August 1864)
Date(s): August 7, 1864
Principal Commanders: Brig. Gen. William W. Averell [US]; Brig. Gen. John McCausland [CS]
Forces Engaged: Divisions
Estimated Casualties: 531 total