Battle Detail

Old Church

Other Name:
Matadequin Creek
Grant's Overland Campaign
May-June 1864
Principal Commanders:
Brigadier General Alfred Torbert [US] Brigadier General Matthew Butler [CS]
Forces Engaged:
0 total (US 0; CS 0;)
Estimated Casualties:
90 total (US 90; CS 0;)
With the armies stalemated along the Totopotomoy Creek line, the Federal cavalry began probing east and south. On May 30, Torbert's Division attacked and defeated Butler's Brigade near Old Church. Butler's troopers were driven steadily back on the road to Old Cold Harbor, opening the door for Sheridan's capture of the important crossroads the next day.
Union Victory
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