June 5, 1864, The Battle of Piedmont
The Battle of Piedmont was fought June 5, 1864, in the village of Piedmont, Augusta County, Virginia. Union Maj. Gen. David Hunter engaged Confederates under Brig. Gen. William E. “Grumble” Jones north of Piedmont. After severe fighting, Jones was killed and the Confederates were routed. Hunter occupied Staunton on June 6 and soon began to advance on Lynchburg, destroying military stores and public property in his wake.
The 20th Pennsylvania Cavalry attacked from right to left in this picture, toward the Middle River in the vicinity of the barn, where they herded up hundreds of prisoners