Camp Bartow Confederate Civil War Cemetery

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Pocahontas County, West Virginia, USA Add to Map
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In August 1861, Confederate soldiers under Gen. Henry R. Jackson of Georgia erected Camp Bartow. Fortifications on these hills guarded a disputed "middle ground" between Union and Confederate forces on the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike. The defenses were named in honor of a Georgian killed at First Manassas.

Confederates stationed at Camp Bartow took part in Gen. Robert E. Lee's failed September assault of the fortress on Cheat Mountain, 12 miles west.

On October 3, 1861, nearly 5,000 Union troops under Gen. Joseph Reynolds attacked 1,800 Confederates here in the Battle of Greenbrier River. Reynolds retreated to Cheat Mountain after a spirited artillery duel. Gen. Jackson's defenders received a commendation from the Confederate War Department for their victory.

Confederates at Camp Bartow suffered greatly from disease. By late November, the Southern army abandoned these works and withdrew nine miles east to Camp Allegheny, where they endured a horrible winter in the mountains.

  • Added: 16 Jan 2016
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2600885