Page added for the Army of the Kanawha

The Confederate Army of the Kanawha was formed on June 6, 1861 under the commander of former Virginia governor Henry A. Wise. Its mission was to defend the Kanawha River Valley in what was then western Virginia (today the state of West Virginia). Despite its name, the Army of the Kanawha was never more than a brigade in size.

Elements of this army fought in the Engagement at Barboursville and the Battle of Scary Creek.

Each unit page will list a brief history, order of battle, and combat strength (where available). I’m tracking around nine Union and Confederate armies operating in Virginia in the spring and summer of 1861.

Check out the page here and keep on the lookout for updates.

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