During the night of October 2-3, Union Brig. General Joseph Reynolds advanced with two brigades from Cheat Mountain to reconnoiter the Confederate position at Camp Bartow on the Greenbrier River. Reynolds drove in the Confederate pickets and opened fire with his artillery. After sporadic fighting and an abortive attempt to turn the Confederate’s right flank, Reynolds withdrew back to Cheat Mountain. Interestingly, the following months saw reports from both sides heavily exaggerate the number of enemy losses, when there were in fact less than a hundred casualties total.