Battle Detail

Darbytown & New Market Roads

Other Name:
Johnson's Farm, Fourmile Creek
Richmond-Petersburg Campaign
June-December 1864
Principal Commanders:
Brigadier General August Kautz [US] Major General Robert Lee [CS]
Forces Engaged:
0 total (US 0; CS 0;)
Estimated Casualties:
1158 total (US 458; CS 700;)
Responding to the loss of Fort Harrison and the increasing Federal threat against Richmond, Gen. Robert E. Lee directed an offensive against the Union far right flank on October 7. After routing the Federal cavalry from their position covering Darbytown Road, Field's and Hoke's divisions assaulted the main Union defensive line along New Market Road and were repulsed. Confederate Gen. John Gregg of the Texas brigade was killed. The Federals were not dislodged, and Lee withdrew into the Richmond defenses.
Union Victory
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