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Greenbrier River   

Other Names: Camp Bartow

Location: Pocahontas County

Campaign: Operations in Western Virginia (June-December 1861)

Date(s): October 3, 1861

Principal Commanders: Brig. Gen. Joseph Reynolds [US]; Brig. Gen. Henry R. Jackson [CS]

Forces Engaged: Brigades

Estimated Casualties: 80 total (US 40; CS 40)

Description: 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.

Result(s): Inconclusive

CWSAC Reference #: WV007

Preservation Priority: III.4 (Class D)

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