The Battle of Piedmont was fought here on 5 May 1864 between Union troops under Maj. Gen. David Hunter and Confederates under Brig. Gen. William E. “Grumble” Jones. Hunter, moving toward Staunton, found Jones’s men posted in a strong position near the village of Piedmont. The outnumbered Confederates held their position through the early afternoon until Jones created a gap in his line. Hunter and Col. Joseph Thoburn, seeing the opportunity, attacked. Union troops captured nearly 1,000 Confederates. Jones was killed, and with the Confederates retreating, Hunter proceeded to Staunton.
Original Sponsor: DHR-TEA Sesquicentennial
Geographic Location: Augusta County
Physical Description of Location: Proposed Location: Near intersection of 608 and 778
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