Battle of Camp Allegheny

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Battle of Camp Allegheny
Allegheny Mountain
Began:

December 13, 1861

Ended:

Same day

Location:

Pocahontas County, Virginia (now West Virginia)

Theater:

Eastern Theater

Campaign:

Operations in Western Virginia

Outcome:

Inconclusive

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Combatants
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Commanders

Robert Milroy
Brigadier General, USA

Edward A. Johnson
Colonel, CSA

Strength
Casualties

137

146

  

In December, Confederate forces under Col. Edward Johnson occupied the summit of Allegheny Mountain to defend the Staunton-Parkersburg Pike. A Union force under Brig. Gen. Robert Milroy attacked Johnson on December 13. Fighting continued for much of the morning as each side maneuvered to gain the advantage. Finally, Milroy’s troops were repulsed, and he retreated to his camps near Cheat Mountain. At year’s end, Edward Johnson remained at Camp Allegheny with five regiments, and Henry Heth was at Lewisburg with two regiments. (NPS summary)