Final Action at New HopeThe Battle of Piedmont, fought on June 5, 1864 between Union Gen. David Hunter and Confederate Gen. William E. "Grumble" Jones. ended here. It began more than a mile northeast when the 12,000-man strong Federal army, whose mission was to scour the Shenandoah Valley of Confederates and then destroy the rail center at Charlottesville, encountered Jones's combined force of 6,000 infantry and cavalry. The third Union assault uphill against Jones's fortified line ended in Confederate disaster when Jones was killed while trying to rally his men during a Union flank attack.
|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 1:29am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 683526 N 4230185|
|Decimal Degrees||38.20093333, -78.90403333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 12.056', W 78° 54.242'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 12' 3.36" N, 78° 54' 14.52" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 663 Battlefield Rd, Fort Defiance VA 24437, US|
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