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Other Names: None

Location: Smyth County

Campaign: Stonemanís Raid into Southwest Virginia (December 1864)

Date(s): December 20-21, 1864

Principal Commanders: Maj. Gen. George Stoneman [US]; Maj. Gen. John C. Breckinridge [CS]

Forces Engaged: Divisions

Estimated Casualties: Unknown

Description: After defeating a Confederate force at Marion on the December 17-18, Stonemanís expedition advanced to Saltville.  After determined skirmishing on the part of the outnumbered Confederate defenders, the Federals captured and destroyed the saltworks, accomplishing the objective of their raid.

Result(s): Union victory

CWSAC Reference #:  VA082

Preservation Priority: II.3 (Class C)

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