Pictorial: Civil War Battle of Bulltown

The Battle of Bulltown was a small skirmish that could have had severe consequences had the confederate interlopers been successful in their mission to cut communications between two Union strongholds. Photos by John Clise

In the fall of 1863, William Lowther Jackson, the cousin of “Stonewall” Jackson, led a raiding party of 800 men into, Braxton County, central West Virginia to capture the strategic “fort” at Bulltown which overlooked an important crossing of the Little Kanawha River. The goal was to cut Federal communications between the Greenbrier and Kanawha Valleys. They failed in their mission.

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