Portrait of David Hunter

Major General David “Black Dave” Hunter commanded the victorious Union troops at the Battle of Piedmont. [Wikimedia Commons]

Battle of Piedmont Facts

June 5, 1864

Key facts about the Battle of Piedmont.

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Date

  • June 5, 1864

Location

  • Village of Piedmont, in Augusta County, Virginia

Campaign

Principal Union Commanders

  • Major General David “Black Dave” Hunter

Principal Confederate Commanders

  • Brigadier General William E. “Grumble” Jones

Union Forces Engaged

  • Army of the Shenandoah

Confederate Forces Engaged

  • Department of Southwest Virginia and East Tennessee

Number of Union Soldiers Engaged:

  • Roughly 8,500

Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged

  • Roughly 5,500

Estimated Union Casualties

  • 875 (killed, wounded, and captured/missing)

Estimated Confederate Casualties

  • 1,500 soldiers (killed, wounded, and captured/missing)

Result

  • Union victory

Timeline of the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864

These are the main battles and events of the Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864 in order.

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Citation Information

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  • Article Title Battle of Piedmont Facts
  • Coverage June 5, 1864
  • Author
  • Keywords battle of piedmont, david hunter, william e. "grumble jones, lynchburg campaign
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date August 12, 2022
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update May 6, 2022
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