Table of Data Points

Tag : West Virginia

1864-08-251864-08-29Smithfield Crossing

Two Confederate infantry divisions under Lieutenant General Jubal Early crossed Opequon Creek at Smithfield Crossing and forced back Wesley Merritt's Union cavalry division

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Military historians divide this period into three separate campaigns, but it is useful to consider the three together and how they interacted

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1863-11-06Droop Mountain

Confederate forces engaged, but failed to prevent Union forces under Brigadier General Averell from a rendezvous with other Federal troops in a joint raid on Confederate railways

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1862-09-191862-09-20Boteler's Ford

After the Battle of Antietam, Confederate Gen Robert Lee's Army of Northern Virginia prepared to defend against a Federal assault that never came

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1862-09-121862-09-15Harpers Ferry

As Gen Robert Lee's Confederate army invaded Maryland, a portion of his army under Gen Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson surrounded, bombarded, and captured the Union garrison at Harpers Ferry, Virginia (now West Virginia), a major victory at relatively m...

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1862-05-151862-05-17Actions at Wolf Creek

Confederates troops under Gen Humphrey Marshall successfully defend the East Tennessee & Virginia Railroad from the two brigades of Gen Jacob Cox.

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1862-01-011862-01-24Romney Campaign

Confederate forces under Gen Jackson cleared Union forces under Gen Banks and Gen Rosecrans from the lower Shenandoah Valley and surrounding Allegheny ranges, and then successfully severed the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal.

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1861-12-13Allegheny Mountain

Confederate forces under Col Edward Johnson occupied the summit of Allegheny Mountain to defend the Staunton-Parkersburg Pike. A Union force under Brig. Gen. Robert H. Milroy attacked Johnson at sunrise.

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1861-10-03Camp Bartow

Also known as The Battle of Greenbrier River. Both sides incurred small losses and the result of the battle was inconclusive.

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1861-08-26Kessler's Cross Lanes

Brig. Gen. John B. Floyd crossed the Gauley River to attack the 7th Ohio Regiment encamped at Kessler's Cross Lanes. The Union forces were surprised and routed. Floyd then withdrew to the river and took up a defensive position at Carnifex Ferry

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