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Near Dublin in Pulaski County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Battle of Cloyd’s Mountain

 
 
Battle of Cloyd's Mountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 2, 2011
1. Battle of Cloyd's Mountain Marker
Inscription. In April 1864 Grant ordered Brig. Gen. George Crook to cut the Virginia & Tennessee RR in Southwest Virginia. Near Cloyd’s Mountain, five miles north of Dublin, on 9 May Crook battled Confederate defenders commanded by Brig. Gen. Albert G. Jenkins. Attacking Jenkins's right flank, Crook drove him from his earthworks after a sharp engagement with heavy casualties on both sides. Jenkins was mortally wounded and lost 538 of 2,400 men (23 percent). Crook severed the railroad at Dublin and withdrew on 11 May.
 
Erected 1991 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number K 38.)
 
Location. 37° 10.475′ N, 80° 42.541′ W. Marker is near Dublin, Virginia, in Pulaski County. Marker is on Cleburne Boulevard (Virginia Route 100) 0.3 miles south of Cloyds Mountain Road, in the median. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dublin VA 24084, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Giles County / Pulaski County (approx. 2.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Cloyd's Mountain (approx. 3.3 miles away); Old-Fashioned Camp Meeting (approx. 4.1 miles away); Mountain Evangelist
Cleburne Blvd facing south toward Dublin image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 2, 2011
2. Cleburne Blvd facing south toward Dublin
(approx. 4.6 miles away); First Settlement (approx. 6.3 miles away); Page’s Meeting House (approx. 6.6 miles away); New River Bridge (approx. 7.6 miles away); The New River (approx. 7.7 miles away).
 
More about this marker. In the 1930s a marker with this same title and number was erected on U.S. 11 at Route 100 in Dublin. It read, “Five miles north, at Cloyd’s Mountain, General George Crook, raiding south to destroy the Virginia and Tennessee railroad (N&W), met and repulsed General A. G. Jenkins in a fierce action, May 9, 1864. Jenkins was mortally wounded.” Margaret Peters reported it missing in her 1989 Guidebook to Virginia’s Historic Markers.
 
Also see . . .  CWASC Battle Summaries - Cloyd’s Mountain. (Submitted on April 3, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Cleburne Blvd facing north toward Cloyd's Mtn image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, May 30, 2011
3. Cleburne Blvd facing north toward Cloyd's Mtn
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 814 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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