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In western Virginia, a Union reconnaissance in strength clashes with Confederates on the Green Brier River

Civil War Battle, iconic image
10/03/1861
In Pocahontas County, Virginia, around 5000 Union troops under General Joseph J. Reynolds undertook a reconnaissance in force against Confederate troops, under General Henry R. Jackson, encamped on the Green Brier River.  Fighting broke out in the morning and continued all day until Reynolds broke off the action and returned to his camp around Cheat Mountain, Virginia. Casualties were light on both sides; a total of around fifteen men were killed and 70 wounded. (By John Osborne)     
Source Citation: 
Chronicles of the Great Rebellion Against the United States of America (Philadelphia, PA: A. Winch, 1867), 12. 

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