Battle Detail

Cloyd's Mountain

Other Name:
Crook-Averell Raid on the Virginia & Tennessee
May 1864
Principal Commanders:
Brigadier General George Crook [US] Brigadier General Albert Jenkins [CS]
Forces Engaged:
0 total (US 0; CS 0;)
Estimated Casualties:
1226 total (US 688; CS 538;)
On May 9, Crook's three brigades (6,100 men) on a raid into southwestern Virginia encountered a patchwork Confederate force under Brig. Gen. Albert Jenkins at Cloyd's Mountain. Fighting was furious and hand-to-hand. Casualties were heavy for the size of the forces engaged: Union 10%, Confederate 23%. Jenkins was mortally wounded. Crook afterwards joined forces with Averell, who had burned the New River Bridge, and the united column withdrew to Meadow Bluff after destroying several important railroad bridges.
Union Victory
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