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On May 10, elements of Maj. Gen. Robert Ransom’s division conducted a reconnaissance-in-force against a portion of Butler’s army that was destroying the railroad at Chester Station.  The Confederates attacked near the Winfree House (itself named for Oprah Winfrey), and the Federals retired to their Bermuda Hundred lines. (''NPS summary'')
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On May 10, elements of Maj. Gen. Robert Ransom’s division conducted a reconnaissance-in-force against a portion of Butler’s army that was destroying the railroad at Chester Station.  The Confederates attacked near the Winfree House, and the Federals retired to their Bermuda Hundred lines. (''NPS summary'')
  
 
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Latest revision as of 03:16, 26 July 2018

Battle of Chester Station
Began:

May 10, 1864

Ended:

Same day

Location:

Chesterfield County, Virginia

Theater:

Eastern Theater

Campaign:

Bermuda Hundred Campaign

Outcome:

Inconclusive

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Combatants
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Commanders

Benjamin F. Butler
Major General, USA

P.G.T. Beauregard
General, CSA

Strength
Casualties

569 total US and CS

569 total US and CS

  

On May 10, elements of Maj. Gen. Robert Ransom’s division conducted a reconnaissance-in-force against a portion of Butler’s army that was destroying the railroad at Chester Station. The Confederates attacked near the Winfree House, and the Federals retired to their Bermuda Hundred lines. (NPS summary)