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Greenbrier River

Camp Bartow

Pocahontas County, WV  |  Oct 3, 1861

During the night of October 2-3, Union Brig. General Joseph Reynolds advanced with two brigades 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 the Confederate’s right flank, Reynolds withdrew back to Cheat Mountain. Interestingly, the following months saw reports from both sides heavily exaggerate the number of enemy losses, when there were in fact less than a hundred casualties total.

All battles of the Operations in Western Virginia - June-December 1861 Campaign

Civil War  |  Battle
Philippi
Barbour, WV  |  Jun 3, 1861
Result: Union Victory
Est. Casualties: 30
Union: 4
Confederate: 26
Civil War  |  Battle
Rich Mountain
Randolph County, WV  |  Jul 11, 1861
Result: Union Victory
Est. Casualties: 346
Union: 46
Confederate: 300
Civil War  |  Battle
Corrick's Ford
Tucker County, WV  |  Jul 13, 1861
Result: Union Victory
Union: 50
Confederate: 620
Civil War  |  Battle
Carnifex Ferry
Nicholas, WV  |  Sep 10, 1861
Result: Union Victory
Est. Casualties: 250
Union: 158
Confederate: 30
Civil War  |  Battle
Cheat Mountain
Pocahontas, WV  |  Sep 12 - 15, 1861
Result: Union Victory
Est. Casualties: 208
Union: 88
Confederate: 120
Civil War  |  Battle
Greenbrier River
Pocahontas County, WV  |  Oct 3, 1861
Result: Inconclusive
Est. Casualties: 80
Union: 40
Confederate: 40
Civil War  |  Battle
Camp Allegheny
Pocahontas County, WV  |  Dec 13, 1861
Result: Inconclusive
Est. Casualties: 283
Union: 137
Confederate: 146

Related Battles

Bartow, WV | October 3, 1861
Result: Inconclusive
Commanders
Forces Engaged
6,800
Union
5,000
Confed.
1,800
Estimated Casualties
80
Union
40
Confed.
40