Key facts about the Battle of Cloyd's Mountain.
- May 9, 1864
- Pulaski County, Virginia
Principal Union commander(s):
- Brigadier General George Crook
- Brigadier General William W. Averill
Principal Confederate commander(s):
- Brigadier General Albert G. Jenkins
Union forces engaged:
- Army of West Virginia
Confederate forces engaged:
- Scattered units guarding rail lines in western Virginia
Number of Union soldiers engaged:
- Roughly 6,100
Number of Confederate soldiers engaged:
- Roughly 2,400
Estimated Union casualties:
- 688 (killed, wounded, captured/missing)
Estimated Confederate casualties:
- 538 (killed, wounded, captured/missing)
- Union victory
- The Union victory at the Battle of Cloyd’s Mountain enabled federal forces to destroy the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad, the last railroad connecting Virginia to Tennessee.
- Among the Union soldiers who fought at the Battle of Cloyd’s Mountain were two future U. S. Presidents, Colonel Rutherford B. Hayes and Major William McKinley.