Battle Detail

Sappony Church

Other Name:
Stony Creek Depot
Richmond-Petersburg Campaign
June-December 1864
Principal Commanders:
Brigadier General James Wilson [US] Lieutenant General Wade Hampton [CS]
Forces Engaged:
0 total (US 0; CS 0;)
Estimated Casualties:
0 total (US 0; CS 0;)
Maj. Gen. William H.F. "Rooney" Lee's cavalry division pursued Wilson's and Kautz's raiders who failed to destroy the Staunton River Bridge on June 25. Wilson and Kautz headed east and, on June 28, crossed the Nottoway River at the Double Bridges and headed north to Stony Creek Depot on the Weldon Railroad. Here, they were attacked by Maj. Gen. Wade Hampton's cavalry division. Later in the day, William H.F. Lee's Division arrived to join forces with Hampton, and the Federals were heavily pressured. During the night, Wilson and Kautz disengaged and pressed north on the Halifax Road for the supposed security of Reams Station, abandoning many fleeing slaves who had sought security with the Federal raiders.
Confederate Victory
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