Camp Allegheny - History Under Siege

The Battle of Camp Allegheny
Allegheny Mountain
December 13, 1861

In December, Confederate forces under Col. Edward Johnson occupied the summit of Allegheny Mountain to defend the Staunton-Parkersburg Pike. A Union force under Brig. Gen. Robert Milroy attacked Johnson on December 13. Fighting continued for much of the morning as each side maneuvered to gain the advantage. Finally, Milroy’s troops were repulsed, and he retreated to his camps near Cheat Mountain. At year’s end, Edward Johnson remained at Camp Allegheny with five regiments, and Henry Heth was at Lewisburg with two regiments.


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Battle Facts



  • December 13, 1861

Union Commander

Confederate Commander

Forces Engaged

  • 2,000 Union Union Flag
  • 1,200 Confederate Confederate Flag

Estimated Casualties

  • 137 UnionUnion Flag
  • 146 ConfederateConfederate Flag


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