Second Battle of Saltville

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Second Battle of Saltville
Began:

December 20, 1864

Ended:

December 21, 1864

Location:

Smyth County, Virginia

Theater:

Western Theater

Campaign:

Stoneman’s Raid into Southwest Virginia

Outcome:

Union victory

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Combatants
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Burbridge's Division
Gillem's Brigade

Commanders

George Stoneman
Major General, USA

John C. Breckinridge
Major General, CSA

Strength

~7,000

1,000 est.

Casualties
  

After defeating a Confederate force at Marion on the December 17-18, Stoneman’s expedition advanced to Saltville. After determined skirmishing on the part of the outnumbered Confederate defenders, the Federals captured and destroyed the saltworks, accomplishing the objective of their raid. (NPS summary)