Today in History:

Greenbrier River

Battle Name: Greenbrier River
Other Names: Camp Bartow
State: West Virginia
Location: Pocahontas County
Campaign: Operations in Western Virginia (June-December 1861)
Dates: 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.
Results: Inconclusive

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