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Civil War in Virginia


American Civil War
October 13, 1864

On October 13, Union forces advanced to find and feel the new Confederate defensive line in front of Richmond. 

While mostly a battle of skirmishers, a Federal brigade assaulted fortifications north of Darbytown Road and was repulsed with heavy casualties.

The Federals retired to their entrenched lines along New Market Road.

Result(s): Confederate victory

Location: Henrico County

Campaign: Richmond Petersburg Campaign (June 1864-March 1865) next battle in campaign previous battle in campaign

Date(s): October 13, 1864

Principal Commanders: Major General Alfred Terry [US]; Lieutenant General Richard Anderson [CS]

Forces Engaged: Corps

Estimated Casualties: 950 total

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