Eltham’s Landing

Other Names: Barhamsville, West Point

Location: New Kent County

Campaign: Peninsula Campaign (March-September 1862)

Date(s): May 7, 1862

Principal Commanders: Brig. Gen. William B. Franklin [US]; Maj. Gen. Gustavius W. Smith [CS]

Forces Engaged: Divisions

Estimated Casualties: 242 total (US 194; CS 48)

Description: Franklin’s Union division landed at Eltham’s Landing and was attacked by two brigades of Smith’s command, reacting to the threat to the Confederate army’s trains on the Barhamsville Road. Franklin’s movement occurred while the Confederate army was withdrawing from the Williamsburg line.

Result(s): Inconclusive

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