Saltville
Civil War in Virginia


American Civil War
December 20-21, 1864

After defeating a Confederate force at Marion on the December 17-18, Stoneman's expedition advanced to Saltville. 

After determined skirmishing on the part of the outnumbered Confederate defenders, the Federals captured and destroyed the saltworks, accomplishing the objective of their raid.

Result(s): Union victory

Location: Smyth County

Campaign: Stoneman's Raid into Southwest Virginia (December 1864)

Date(s): December 20-21, 1864

Principal Commanders:  Major General George Stoneman [US]; Major General John C. Breckinridge [CS]

Forces Engaged: Divisions

Estimated Casualties: Unknown

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