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Piedmont, battle of. General Hunter, with 9,000 men, advanced on Staunton, Va., early in June, 1864. At Piedmont, not far from Staunton, he encountered (June 5) an equal force of Confederates, under Generals Jones and McCausland. An obstinate and hard-fought battle ensued, which ended with the day, and resulted in the complete defeat of the Confederates. Their leader. General Jones, was killed by a shot through the head, and 1,500 Confederates were made prisoners. The spoils of victory were battle-flags, three guns, and 3,000 smallarms.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing),
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