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Edward Johnson  Robert Milroy
Colonel Edward Johnson and General Robert Milroy


On December 13, 1861, Confederate troops of the Army of the Northwest, led by Colonel Edward Johnson, repulsed an attack by a Union force under the command of General Robert Milroy at the Battle of Allegheny Mountain.

Learn more:
"The Battle of the Top of the Allegheny on December 13, 1861"
Contemporary Newspaper Accounts
Official Reports on the Battle of Allegheny Mountain
"The Battle of Alleghany"


On This Day in West Virginia History: December