November 3 This day during the American Civil War

November 3, 1862 – in Cotton Hill, West Virginia – On November 1, a Confederate force, commanded by Brig. Gen. John Buchanan Floyd, attacked the Union camp, commanded by Brig. Gen. William S. Rosecrans, at Cotton Hill, near the Gauley Bridge. For a couple of days, the Confederates tried to dislodge the Federals from their position. On November 3, Floyd finally gave up on the effort to drive away the Federals. The Confederates ended their attack and withdrew.


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