Eltham's Landing
Barhamsville, West Point
Civil War Virginia


American Civil War
May 7, 1862

Peninsular Campaign Map

General William Franklin's Union division landed at Eltham's Landing and was attacked by two brigades of CSA General Smith's command, reacting to the threat to the Confederate army's trains on the Barhamsville Road.

General Franklin's movement occurred while the Confederate army was withdrawing from the Williamsburg line.

Result(s): Inconclusive

Location: New Kent County

Campaign: Peninsular Campaign (March-September 1862) next battle in campaign    previous battle in campaign

Date(s): May 7, 1862

Principal Commanders: Brigadier General William B. Franklin [US]; Major General Gustavius W. Smith [CS]

Forces Engaged: Divisions

Estimated Casualties: 242 total (US 194; CS 48)




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