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Averell’s Raid

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Aug 12, 1863

Union Gen. W. W. Averell ordered south from Moorefield to destroy saltpeter works near Franklin

Aug 19, 1863

Averell's Raiders destroyed the saltpeter works at Franklin

Aug 22, 1863

Averell forced Confederate Gen. William L. "Mudwall" Jackson out of Pocahontas County

Aug 26, 1863

Two-day engagement began between Averell and Maj. Gen. Samuel Jones at Rocky Gap

Other events that happened on or around August 26, 1863

Aug 31, 1863

Averell retreated and arrived in Beverly

Other events that happened on or around August 31, 1863

Nov 06, 1863

The Battle of Droop Mountain occurred giving Union forces control over most of the territory in West Virginia

Other events that happened on or around November 06, 1863

1863

Third Averell raid, the Salem Raid, resulting in partial destruction of Virginia & Tennessee Railroad

Other events that happened on or around 1863

1864

Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan removed Averell from command for performance during Shenandoah Valley Campaign

Other events that happened on or around 1864


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