Battle of Piedmont Facts

June 5, 1864

Key facts about the Battle of Piedmont.

Portrait of David Hunter

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



  • June 5, 1864


  • Village of Piedmont, in Augusta County, Virginia


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)


  • 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.


Citation Information

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  • Article Title Battle of Piedmont Facts
  • Date June 5, 1864
  • Author
  • Keywords battle of piedmont, david hunter, william e. "grumble jones, lynchburg campaign
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date March 25, 2023
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update May 6, 2022

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