Battle History


  
GREENBRIER RIVER, W. VA.
OCT. 3RD, 1861

     Greenbrier River, W. Va., Oct. 3,1861.  Reynolds' 
Expedition.  About midnight of the 2nd Brig.-Gen. J. J. 
Reynolds left his camp at Cheat mountain to make a 
reconnaissance in force of the enemy's position on Greenbrier 
river.  His force consisted of the 7th, 9th, 13th, 14th, 15th 
and 17th Ind., the 24th, 25th, and 32nd Ohio infantry, 
sections of the 4th U.S. Loomis' Mich., and Daums' Va. 
batteries and detachments of Robinson's Ohio, Greenfield's 
Pa., and Bracken's Ind. cavalry.  About 8 a.m. of the 3rd the 
9th Ind., acting as the advance guard, drove in the enemy's 
advanced pickets and deployed to the right, driving the 
Confederates on that flank into their entrenchments.  The 14th 
Ind. attacked the enemy's front and right and drove their 
advance regiment from a position suitable for the Union 
artillery, within 700 yards of the works.  After about a 4 
hours, fight Reynolds retired to Cheat mountain, having 
suffered a loss of 8 killed and 35 wounded.  The Confederate 
casualties were 6 killed and 33 wounded.

Source: The Union Army, vol. 5
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