Portrait of John F. Reynolds

Brigadier General Joseph J. Reynolds who commanded the Union forces at the Battle of Greenbrier in 1861 was killed during the Battle of Gettysburg two years later. [Wikimedia Commons]

Battle of Greenbrier River Facts

October 3, 1861

Key facts about the Battle of Greenbrier River, also known as the Battle of Camp Bartow.

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Also Known As

  • Battle of Camp Bartow

Date and Location

  • October 3, 1861
  • Pocahontas County, Virginia (now West Virginia)

Campaign

Principal Union Commanders

  • Brigadier General Joseph J. Reynolds

Principal Confederate Commanders

  • Brigadier General Henry R. Jackson

Union Forces Engaged

  • Various brigades and regiments

Confederate Forces Engaged

  • Various brigades and regiments

Number of Union Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 5,000

Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 1,800

Estimated Union Casualties

  • 43 (8 killed and 35 wounded)

Estimated Confederate Casualties

  • 52 (6 killed, 22 wounded, and 13 missing)

Result

  • Inconclusive

Timeline of the Western Virginia Campaign

These are the main events and battles of the Western Virginia Campaign in order.

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Citation Information

The following information is provided for citations.

  • Article Title Battle of Greenbrier River Facts
  • Coverage October 3, 1861
  • Author
  • Keywords battle of greenbrier river, american civil war
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date July 31, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update March 13, 2021
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