Responding to the loss of Fort Harrison and the increasing Federal threat against Richmond, General 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 General John Gregg of the Texas brigade was killed. The Federals were not dislodged, and Lee withdrew into the Richmond defenses.
Result(s): Union victory
Location: Henrico County
Campaign: Richmond Petersburg Campaign (June 1864-March 1865) next battle in campaign previous battle in campaign
Date(s): October 7, 1864
Principal Commanders: Brigadier General A. Kautz and Major General David Birney [US]; General Robert E. Lee [CS]
Forces Engaged: Corps
Estimated Casualties: 1,750 total