Battle Detail

Port Walthall Junction

Other Name:
Bermuda Hundred Campaign
May 1864
Principal Commanders:
Major General Benjamin Butler [US] Brigadier General Johnson Hagood [CS]
Forces Engaged:
39000 total (US 39000; CS 0;)
Estimated Casualties:
0 total (US 0; CS 0;)
In conjunction with the opening of Grant's Overland Campaign, Maj. Gen. Benjamin Butler's Army of the James, 33,000 strong, disembarked from transports at Bermuda Hundred on May 5, threatening the Richmond-Petersburg Railroad. On May 6, Hagood's brigade stopped initial Federal probes at Port Walthall Junction. On May 7, a Union division drove Hagood's and Johnson's brigades from the depot and cut the railroad at Port Walthall Junction. Confederate defenders retired behind Swift Run Creek and awaited reinforcements.
Union Victory
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