Fair Oaks
Darbytown Road ,Second Fair Oaks
Civil War in Virginia


American Civil War
October 27-28, 1864

In combination with movements against the Boydton Plank Road at Petersburg, Major General Benjamin Butler attacked the Richmond defenses along Darbytown Road with the X Corps.

The XVIII Corps marched north to Fair Oaks where it was soundly repulsed by Field's Confederate division.

Confederate forces counterattacked, taking some 600 prisoners.

The Richmond defenses remained intact. Of Grant's offensives north of the James River, this was repulsed most easily.

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 27-28, 1864

Principal Commanders: Major General Benjamin Butler [US]; Lieutenant General James Longstreet [CS]

Forces Engaged: Corps

Estimated Casualties: 1,750 total

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