Union Forces Commanded by:
Maj. Gen. George G. Meade
Confederate Forces Commanded by:
Gen. Robert E. Lee
**Missing and Captured
Conclusion: Inconclusive Victory
BATTLE SUMMARYPayne's Farm and New Hope Church were the first and heaviest clashes of the Mine Run Campaign. In late November, Meade attempted to steal a march through the Wilderness and strike the right flank of the Confederate army south of the Rapidan River. Maj. Gen. Jubal A. Early in command of Ewell's Corps marched east on the Orange Turnpike to meet the advance of William French's III Corps near Payne's Farm.