Greenbrier River
Camp Bartow
Civil War West Virginia


American Civil War
October 3, 1861

During the night of October 2-3, Brigadier General 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

Location: Pocahontas County

Campaign: Operations in Western Virginia (June-December 1861) next battle in campaign   previous battle in campaign

Date(s): October 3, 1861

Principal Commanders: Brigadier General Joseph Reynolds [US]; Brigadier General Henry R. Jackson [CS]

Forces Engaged: Brigades

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

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