Battle of Wilson's Wharf

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Battle of Wilson's Wharf
Fort Pocahontas
Began:

May 24, 1864

Ended:

Same day

Location:

Charles City, Virginia

Theater:

Eastern Theater

Campaign:

Grant’s Overland Campaign

Outcome:

Union victory

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Combatants
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Commanders

Edward Wild
Brigadier General, USA

Fitzhugh Lee
Major General, CSA

Strength

3,000

1,800

Casualties

46

200

  

On May 24, Fitzhugh Lee’s cavalry division attacked the Union supply depot at Wilson’s Wharf and was repulsed by two black regiments under Brig. Gen. Edward Wild. (NPS summary)