Two Survivors 16th Virginia Cavalry
In the battle of Winchester the Confederates numbered 11,000 and General Sheridan had an army of 43,000. All day the battle raged, the Confederates losing in killed and wounded more than 2,000 men while Sheridan's forces suffered more heavily losing between four and five thousand men. The battle started next day with about 9,000 Confederates facing the huge Yankee army. Confederate reinforcements were rushed from Richmond and thrown into the battle.
Lilburn Garrett, Copper Creek, Russell county, the other survivor, was wounded in the shoulder at Fisher's Hill.