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Piedmont, Augusta, Virginia, United States
Lynchburg Campaign [May-June 1864]
Maj. Gen. David Hunter
Brig. Gen. William E. Jones
After replacing Sigel in command of Union forces
in the Shenandoah Valley, Maj. Gen. David “Black Dave” Hunter renewed the Union
On June 5, Hunter engaged the Confederate army under
north of Piedmont.
After severe fighting, a flanking movement made by
brigade turned Jones' right flank.
While trying to stem the retreat of his soldiers, Jones
was killed and the retreat became a rout.
More than 1,000 Confederates, including 60
officers, were captured.
occupied Staunton on June 6th and, after a pause to await the arrival of
Brig. Gen. George Crook’s column, began to
advance on Lynchburg, destroying military stores and public property on his
1 National Park
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3 Casualties are
someone killed, injured, wounded, captured or missing.