Battle of Piedmont

Battle of Piedmont (HM221M)

Location: Grottoes, VA 24441 Augusta County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 13.303', W 78° 53.711'

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On 5 June 1864, Confederate Brigadier General William E,
"Grumble" Jones deployed his 5,600-man force to
stop Union Major General David Hunter's advance on
Staunton. The main battle line formed just south of
here. Jones repulsed two assaults by Hunter. Jones
then maneuvered to counterattack, but created a
fatal gap in his lines. Union officers spotted the
opportunity, and Colonel Joseph Thoburn led an attack
that killed Jones and routed the Confederates. The
combat resulted in 800 Union and 1,500 Confederate
casualties, making it one of the bloodiest battles
fought in the Shenandoah Valley, Hunter captured
Staunton, damaging the Virginia Central Railroad
and destroying many shops and warehouses in town.
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HM NumberHM221M
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Year Placed2013
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Saturday, October 7th, 2017 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 684249 N 4232509
Decimal Degrees38.22171667, -78.89518333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 13.303', W 78° 53.711'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 13' 18.18" N, 78° 53' 42.66" W
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Area Code(s)540
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1113-1535 State Rte 608, Grottoes VA 24441, US
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