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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), State of Virginia, (search)
in driving ex-Governor Wise and his followers out of the Kanawha region. He had crossed the Ohio at the mouth of the Guyandotte River, captured Barboursville, and pushed on to the Kanawha Valley. Wise was there, below Charlestown. His outpost below was driven to his camp by 1,500 Ohio troops under Colonel Lowe. The fugitives gave such an account of Cox's numbers that the general and all the Confederates fled (July 20), and did not halt until they reached Lewisburg, the capital of Greenbrier county. The news of Garnett's disaster and Wise's incompetence so dispirited his troops that large numbers left him. He was reinforced and outranked by John B. Floyd (formerly United States Secretary of War), who took the chief command. McClellan regarded the war as over in western Virginia. We have completely annihilated the enemy in western Virginia, he said in an address to his troops. Our loss is about thirteen killed, and not more than forty wounded; while the enemy's loss is not far
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), White, Henry Alexander 1868- (search)
White, Henry Alexander 1868- Historian; born in Greenbrier county, Va. (now West Virginia), April 15, 1868; graduated at Washington and Lee University in 1885, and studied at the Union Theological Seminary; was ordained in the Presbyterian Church in 1889; accepted the chair of History in Washington and Lee University. His publications include Robert E. Lee and the Southern Confederacy; Historical addresses, etc.