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New Hope in Augusta County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Piedmont Battlefield

 
 
Piedmont Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Stroud, circa June 1994
1. Piedmont Battlefield Marker
Inscription. Here on June 5, 1864, was fought the Battle of Piedmont for the possession of Staunton.

Union Forces under Gen. David Hunter 12,015 men and suffered a loss of 130 killed and 650 wounded. Confederate forces numbering 5,600 men under Gen. W.E.Jones defeated with loss 460 killed, 1450 wounded and 1,000 prisoners. Gen Jones was killed near this spot.
 
Erected by United Daughters of the Confederacy.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Battlefield Markers Association, and the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 38° 13.121′ N, 78° 53.83′ W. Marker is in New Hope, Virginia, in Augusta County. Marker is on Battlefield Road (Virginia Route 608), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. 1 mile North of New Hope and 7 miles South of Port Republic. Marker is in this post office area: New Hope VA 24469, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Piedmont (approx. mile away); a different marker also named Battle of Piedmont (approx. 1.3 miles away); Future Farmers of America (approx. 3.9 miles away); The Rev. John Craig (approx.
Piedmont Battlefield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Linda Walcroft, March 3, 2008
2. Piedmont Battlefield Marker
There is no parking lot at the marker. Use caution - traffic may be sparse but travels very fast.
4.4 miles away); Augusta Stone Church (approx. 4.4 miles away); a different marker also named Augusta Stone Church (approx. 4.5 miles away); Augusta Military Academy (approx. 4.5 miles away); Willow Spout (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Hope.
 
More about this marker. Typical Battlefield Marker in Virginia placed by the UDC.
 
Regarding Piedmont Battlefield. Battlefield is on Private Property
 
Also see . . .  Piedmont Battlefield. National Park Service summary of the battle. (Submitted on December 17, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battlefield image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, circa 1994
3. Battlefield
Battlefield Markers Association, Western Division (1929) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 29, 2006
4. Battlefield Markers Association, Western Division (1929)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 16, 2007, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 3,101 times since then and 138 times this year. Last updated on January 15, 2015, by Christopher Davis of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Photos:   1. submitted on December 16, 2007, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on March 4, 2008, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on March 4, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   4. submitted on December 9, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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