Portrait of George Crook

Despite Colonel George Crook’s Federal victory at the Battle of Lewisburg, the area around Greenbrier County, Virginia (now West Virginia) remained an enclave for Southern sympathizers for most of the Civil War. [Wikimedia Commons]

Battle of Lewisburg Facts

May 23, 1862

Key facts about the Battle of Lewisburg.

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Date and Location

  • May 23, 1862
  • Greenbrier County, Virginia (now West Virginia)

Campaign

Principal Union Commanders

Principal Confederate Commanders

  • Brigadier General Henry Heth

Union Forces Engaged

  • 3rd Provisional Ohio Brigade

Confederate Forces Engaged

  • Heth’s Brigade

Number of Union Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 1,400

Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 2,300

Estimated Union Casualties:

  • 73 (13 killed, 53 wounded, 7 captured/missing)

Estimated Confederate Casualties

  • 337 (80 killed, 100 wounded, 157 captured/missing)

Result

  • Union victory

Significance

  • Despite the federal victory at the Battle of Lewisburg, the area remained an enclave for Southern sympathizers for most of the Civil War.
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Citation Information

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  • Article Title Battle of Lewisburg Facts
  • Coverage May 23, 1862
  • Author
  • Keywords battle of lewisburg, american civil war
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date December 5, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update March 13, 2021
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