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Union troops defeat Confederate units in a brief skirmish at the Boone County Court House in western Virginia

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09/01/1861
In the first of four skirmishes in the southwestern Virginia county of Boone, units of the First Kentucky and the 26th Ohio, along with some local Union militia, marched from Charleston on Confederate units recruiting at the county seat. Around thirty Confederates were killed and several others wounded or captured.  Union casualties numbered a few wounded.  After being fired on from a house following the skirmish, the Union troops burned the village of Boone to the ground.  (By John Osborne)   
Source Citation: 
Chronicles of the Great Rebellion Against the United States of America (Philadelphia, PA: A. Winch, 1867), 11. 

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