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Chester Station  

Other Names: None

Location: Chesterfield County

Campaign: Bermuda Hundred Campaign (May-June 1864)

Date(s): May 10, 1864

Principal Commanders:Maj. Gen. Benjamin Butler [US]; Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard

Forces Engaged: Divisions

Estimated Casualties: 569 total

Description: On May 10, elements of Maj. Gen. Robert Ransomís division conducted a reconnaissance-in-force against a portion of Butlerís 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.

Result(s): Inconclusive

CWSAC Reference #: VA051

Preservation Priority: IV.2 (Class D)

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