Battle of Port Walthall Junction

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Battle of Port Walthall Junction
Began:

May 6, 1864

Ended:

May 7, 1864

Location:

Chesterfield County, Virginia

Theater:

Eastern Theater

Campaign:

Bermuda Hundred Campaign

Outcome:

Union victory

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Combatants
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Commanders

Benjamin F. Butler
Major General, USA

Johnson Hagood
Brigadier General, CSA

Strength
Casualties

300

~200

  

In conjunction with the opening of Grant’s Overland Campaign, Maj. Gen. Benjamin Butler’s Army of the James, 33,000 strong, disembarked from transports at Bermuda Hundred on May 5, threatening the Richmond-Petersburg Railroad. On May 6, Hagood’s brigade stopped initial Federal probes at Port Walthall Junction. On May 7, a Union division drove Hagood’s and Johnson’s brigades from the depot and cut the railroad at Port Walthall Junction. Confederate defenders retired behind Swift Run Creek and awaited reinforcements. (NPS summary)

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