Battle of Greenbrier River

OTHER NAME: Camp Bartow

CAMPAIGN: Operations in Western Virginia

DATE(S): June-December 1861

PRINCIPAL COMMANDERS: Brigadier General Joseph Reynolds [US] Brigadier General Henry Jackson [CS]

FORCES ENGAGED: 6,800 total (US 5,000; CS 1,800;)

ESTIMATED CASUALTIES: 95 total (US 43; CS 52;)


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