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BATTLE OF CLOYDS MOUNTAIN In April 1864 Grant Ordered Brig . Gen . George Crook ...

BATTLE OF CLOYDS MOUNTAIN In April 1864 Grant Ordered Brig . Gen . George Crook  ...

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Description: BATTLE OF CLOYDS MOUNTAIN In April 1864 Grant ordered Brig . Gen . George Crook to cut the Virginia & ; Tennessee RR in Southwest Virginia . Near Cloyds Mountain , five miles north of Dublin , on 9 May Crook battled Confederate defenders commanded by Brig . Gen . Albert G . Jenkins . Attacking Jenkinss right flank , Crook drove him from his earthworks after a sharp engagement with heavy casualties on both sides . Jenkins was mortally wounded and lost 538 of 2 , 400 men ( 23 percent ) . Crook severed the railroad at Dublin and withdrew on 11 May . Department of Historic Resources , 1991 .

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