William S. Rosecrans’s Federals clash with John B. Floyd’s Confederates as Rosecrans tries to strengthen his foothold in western Virginia.
Confederate commanders bicker over where their troops should be positioned, hindering their chances to hold western Virginia.
John B. Floyd advances unopposed in western Virginia and clashes with a Federal regiment separated from the main force.
John B. Floyd ordered Henry A. Wise to join forces with him in western Virginia, but Wise is reluctant to comply.
Feuding between Henry A. Wise and John B. Floyd greatly diminish Confederate chances of reclaiming the Kanawha Valley in western Virginia.
In western Virginia, a Federal force looks to capture the Great Kanawha Valley while Confederates try to consolidate their forces.