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