Robert H. Milroy’s Federal advance from Cheat Mountain leads to defeat in the last significant clash of the year in northwestern Virginia.
Tag: Army of the Northwest
The Western Virginia Campaign Fizzles Out
Robert E. Lee returns to Richmond after his three-month campaign in western Virginia that many southerners consider a miserable failure.
Terribly Grand and Terrific
Federal forces attack a Confederate detachment near Cheat Mountain in northwestern Virginia.
You Will Not Need Your Beautiful Flag
In western Virginia, a Federal force looks to capture the Great Kanawha Valley while Confederates try to consolidate their forces.
You Have Annihilated Two Armies
In northwestern Virginia, one Confederate commander surrendered his force, and another became the first general killed in action.
The Battle of Rich Mountain
A detachment of George B. McClellan’s Federal army attacks an isolated portion of Robert S. Garnett’s Confederate army near Beverly in northwestern Virginia.
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