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Elthamís 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: Franklinís Union division landed at Elthamís Landing and was attacked by two brigades of Smithís command, reacting to the threat to the Confederate armyís trains on the Barhamsville Road. Franklinís movement occurred while the Confederate army was withdrawing from the Williamsburg line.

Result(s): Inconclusive

CWSAC Reference #: VA011

Preservation Priority: III.4 (Class D)

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