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Skirmish at New Creek, WV
in the American Civil War
June 19, 1861

Online Books:
Official Records, Union and Confederate Reports (Pages 130-132)
The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, by the United States War Department, 1880

Union Battle Summary

New Creek, W.Va., June 19, 1861. At 5 a.m. Confederates under Col. John C. Vaughn attacked the Federals guarding the bridge across the Potomac river. The Union troops withdrew in confusion, firing only a few scattering shots. The only mention of the affair is that made by Vaughn, so there is no way of ascertaining what Federal troops participated. The Confederates had 1 man wounded.

Source: The Union Army, Volume 6, Cyclopedia of Battles, 1908


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