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Cove Mountain

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Battle Name: Cove Mountain
Other Names: None
State: Virginia
Location: Wythe County
Campaign: Crook-Averell Raid on the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad (May 1864)
Dates: May 10, 1864
Principal Commanders: Brig. Gen. William W. Averell [US]; Brig. Gen. William. E. Jones [CS]
Forces Engaged: Brigades
Estimated Casualties: 300 total
Description: 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.
Results: Inconclusive

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