Battle of Greenbrier River Facts

October 3, 1861

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

John F Reynolds, Portrait

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. Image Source: Library of Congress.

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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 Battle of Greenbrier River

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

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Citation Information

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  • 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 January 28, 2023
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update October 14, 2022

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