Battle of Fair Oaks and Darbytown Road

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Battle of Fair Oaks & Darbytown Road
2nd Fair Oaks
Began:

October 27, 1864

Ended:

October 28, 1864

Location:

Henrico County, Virginia

Theater:

Eastern Theater

Campaign:

Richmond-Petersburg Campaign

Outcome:

Confederate victory

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Combatants
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X Corps, XVIII Corps

Field's division

Commanders

Benjamin F. Butler
Major General, USA

James Longstreet
Lieutenant General, CSA

Strength
Casualties

1,750 total US and CS

1,750 total US and CS

  

In combination with movements against the Boydton Plank Road at Petersburg, Maj. Gen. Benjamin Butler attacked the Richmond defenses along Darbytown Road with the X Corps. The XVIII Corps marched north to Fair Oaks where it was soundly repulsed by Field's Confederate division. Confederate forces counterattacked, taking some 600 prisoners. The Richmond defenses remained intact. Of Grant’s offensives north of the James River, this was repulsed most easily. (NPS summary)

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