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