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The Battle of Haw's Shop
May 28, 1864

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Other Names: Enon Church
Location: Hanover County, VA
Campaign: Grantís Overland Campaign (May-June 1864)

Principal Commanders:
Union: Brig. Gen. David M. Gregg [US]
Confederate: Maj. Gen. Fitzhugh Lee and Maj. Gen. Wade Hampton [CS]

Forces Engaged: Divisions

Estimated Casualties: 744 total (US 344; CS 400)

Description: Greggís cavalry division, supported by Torbertís division, advanced to cover the Army of the Potomacís crossing of the Pamunkey River and movement toward Totopotomoy Creek.  Fitzhugh Leeís and Hamptonís cavalry divisions, later reinforced by Butlerís South Carolina brigade, met the Federals at Enon Church.  After seven hours of mostly dismounted cavalry fighting, the Federal advance was stopped. Both Confederate and Union infantry began arriving in the vicinity as the cavalry fighting raged.

Sources:
National Park Service
The Civil War, American Heritage (Doubleday, 1960)


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