Pocahontas County, West
Names: Camp Bartow
Campaign: Operations in Western
Virginia (June-December 1861)
Date(s): October 3, 1861
Principal Commanders: Brig. Gen. Joseph Reynolds [US];
Brig. Gen. Henry R. Jackson [CS]
Estimated Casualties: 80 total (US 40; CS 40)
Description: During the night of October 2-3, Brig. Gen.
Joseph Reynolds with two brigades advanced from Cheat Mountain
to reconnoiter the Confederate position at Camp Bartow on the
Greenbrier River. Reynolds drove in the Confederate pickets and
opened fire with his artillery. After sporadic fighting and an
abortive attempt to turn his enemy's right flank, Reynolds
withdrew to Cheat Mountain.