Welcome to the home page for the 150th Battle of Cloyd’s Mountain. In the spring of 1864 a Federal army of 6,100 men left West Virginia and invaded the New River Valley. Intent upon the destruction of the Virginia and Tennessee Railroad bridge over the New River at Central Depot (present day Radford) the Federal forces surged into the Allegheny Mountains through snow and rain and over weather beaten roads. A Confederate force of regulars and home-guard militia numbering around 2,400 under Gen. Albert Jenkins was cobbled together and entrenched upon the high bluffs on the south bank of Back Creek facing Cloyd’s Mountain, where the two armies meet and fought a bloody battle. The 150th anniversary of Southwest Virginia’s bloodiest battle is fast approaching!
April 5th & 6th 2014
Gates open at 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday
Battles both days at 2 pm
It is not recommended to wait until the last minute to come to the event, because there is a shuttle time associated with arriving at the battle field. There will be activity’s all day so don’t be afraid to come out for the day! Spectator Parking will be at the fairgrounds in Dublin Virginia.
Ticket prices and packages :
Adults: – $7
Children (12 and under) – $2
Family Package (two adults and three children) – $15
Please keep in mind there will be very loud sounds coming from the firing of black power rifles and even louder sounds from the cannons. This event may not be appropriate for toddlers and babies.