The Battle of Rich Mountain was fought on July 11 1861, in Randolph County, Virginia (now West Virginia).
Date and Location
- July 10-11, 1861
- Randolph County, Virginia (now West Virginia)
Principal Union Commanders
Principal Confederate Commanders
- Brigadier General Richard S. Garnett
- Colonel John Pegram
Union Forces Engaged
- Department of the Ohio
Confederate Forces Engaged
Number of Union Soldiers Engaged
- Roughly 6,000
Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged
- Roughly 1,300
Estimated Union Casualties
- 46 (killed, wounded, captured/missing)
Estimated Confederate Casualties
- 300 (killed, wounded, captured/missing), mostly prisoners
- Union victory
- The Union victory at the Battle of Rich Mountain contributed to the eventual Confederate withdrawal from western Virginia.
- The Union victory at the Battle of Rich Mountain contributed to the eventual formation of the State of West Virginia.
Timeline of the Western Virginia Campaign
These are the main events and battles of the Western Virginia Campaign in order.
- June 3, 1861 — Battle of Philippi
- July 6–7, 1861 — Battle of Middle Fork Bridge
- July 11, 1861 — Battle of Rich Mountain
- July 13, 1861 — Battle of Corrick’s Ford
- August 26, 1861 — Battle of Kessler’s Cross Lanes
- September 10, 1861 — Battle of Carnifex Ferry
- September 12–15, 1861 — Battle of Cheat Mountain
- October 3, 1861 — Battle of Greenbrier River
- December 13, 1861 — Battle of Camp Allegheny