Battle of Cove Mountain

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Battle of Cove Mountain
Began:

May 10, 1864

Ended:

Same day

Location:

Wythe County, Virginia

Theater:

Eastern Theater

Campaign:

Crook-Averell Raid on the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad

Outcome:

Inconclusive

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Combatants
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Commanders

William W. Averell
Brigadier General, USA

William. E. Jones
Brigadier General, CSA

Strength
Casualties

300 total US and CS

300 total US and CS

  

On May 10, Brig. Gen. W.W. Averell’s raiders encountered a brigade under William “Grumble” Jones near Cove Mountain. After delaying the Union advance, the Confederates withdrew. The next day, Averell reached the New River Bridge on the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad, which he burned. (NPS summary)

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