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Battle of Greenbrier River

Battle of Greenbrier River
Camp Bartow
Began:

October 3, 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

Joseph Reynolds
Brigadier General, USA

Henry R. Jackson
Brigadier General, CSA

Strength

2 brigades

Casualties

43
Killed:8
Wounded:35

41
Killed:6
Wounded:35

  

During the night of October 2–3, Brig. Gen. Joseph Reynolds with two brigades advanced from Cheat Mountain to reconnoiter the Confederate position at Camp Bartow on the Greenbrier River. Reynolds drove in the Confederate pickets and opened fire with his artillery. After sporadic fighting and an abortive attempt to turn his enemy’s right flank, Reynolds withdrew to Cheat Mountain.