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The Battle of Ware Bottom Church

May 20, 1864 in Chesterfield County, Virginia
Bermuda Hundred Campaign

Union Forces Commanded by:
Maj. Gen. Benjamin Butler
Forces Killed Wounded Captured
- - - -

Confederate Forces Commanded by:
Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard
Forces Killed Wounded Captured
- - - -

**Missing and Captured
Conclusion: Inconclusive Victory


On May 20, Confederate forces under Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard attacked Butler's Bermuda Hundred line near Ware Bottom Church. About 10,000 troops were involved in this action.  After driving back Butler's advanced pickets, the Confederates constructed the Howlett Line, effectively bottling up the Federals at Bermuda Hundred.
Confederate victories at Proctor's Creek and Ware Bottom Church enabled Beauregard to detach strong reinforcements for Lee's army in time for the fighting at Cold Harbor. There were about 1,500 casualties on both sides
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