Near New Hope in Augusta County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Battle of Piedmont
Erected 2013 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number A-111.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 38° 13.303′ N, 78° 53.711′ W. Marker is near New Hope, Virginia, in Augusta County. Marker is on Battlefield Road (County Route 608) just south Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grottoes VA 24441, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Piedmont Battlefield (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Piedmont (approx. 1½ miles away); Future Farmers of America (approx. 3.7 miles away); George Caleb Bingham (approx. 4.4 miles away); Augusta Stone Church (approx. 4.4 miles away); The Rev. John Craig (approx. 4.4 miles away); a different marker also named Augusta Stone Church (approx. 4½ miles away); Augusta Military Academy (approx. 4½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Hope.
More about this marker. Marker has been placed close to the location of the former town of Piedmont.
Regarding Battle of Piedmont. Mount Meridian is a little over 4 miles north of the marker on Battlefield Road.
Also see . . . Wikipedia Entry. “The Confederates then fell back slowly [from Mount Meridian] toward the village of Piedmont. Imboden expected to join forces with General Jones at Mowry’s Hill but was surprised to find him at Piedmont. The two commanders debated the situation, and then Jones (who out-ranked Imboden) decided to stand and fight.” (Submitted on October 7, 2017.)
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