Battle of Hanover Court House

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Battle of Hanover Court House
Slash Church
Began:

May 27, 1862

Ended:

Same day

Location:

Hanover County, Virginia

Theater:

Eastern Theater

Campaign:

Peninsula Campaign

Outcome:

Union victory

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Combatants
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Commanders

Fitz John Porter
Brigadier General, USA

Lawrence O'Bryan Branch
Brigadier General, CSA

Strength

12,000

4.000

Casualties

397

930

  

On May 27, 1862, elements of Brig. Gen. Fitz John Porter’s V Corps extended north to protect the right flank of McClellan’s Union army that now straddled the Chickahominy River. Porter’s objective was to cut the railroad and to open the Telegraph Road for Union reinforcements under Maj. Gen. Irvin McDowell that were marching south from Fredericksburg. Confederate forces, attempting to prevent this maneuver, were defeated just south of Hanover Courthouse after a stiff fight. The Union victory was moot, however, for McDowell’s reinforcements were recalled to Fredericksburg upon word of Banks’s rout at First Winchester. (NPS summary)

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