Location: Chesterfield County
Campaign: Bermuda Hundred Campaign (May-June 1864)
Date(s): May 6-7, 1864
Principal Commanders: Maj. Gen. Benjamin Butler [US]; Brig. Gen. Johnson Hagood [CS]
Forces Engaged: Divisions
Estimated Casualties: 550 total
Description:In conjunction with the opening of Grants Overland Campaign, Maj. Gen. Benjamin Butlers Army of the James, 33,000 strong, disembarked from transports at Bermuda Hundred on May 5, threatening the Richmond-Petersburg Railroad. On May 6, Hagoods brigade stopped initial Federal probes at Port Walthall Junction. On May 7, a Union division drove Hagoods and Johnsons brigades from the depot and cut the railroad at Port Walthall Junction. Confederate defenders retired behind Swift Run Creek and awaited reinforcements.
Result(s): Union victory