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The Battle of Darbytown

October 7, 1864 in Darbytown, Virginia
Petersburg Campaign

Union Forces Commanded by:
Brig. Gen. A. Kautz and Maj. Gen. David Birney
Forces Killed Wounded Captured
- - - 56*

Confederate Forces Commanded by:
Gen. Robert E. Lee
Forces Killed Wounded Captured
- - - -

**Missing and Captured
Conclusion: Union Victory


Responding to the loss of Fort Harrison and the increasing Union threat against Richmond, Gen. Robert E. Lee directed an offensive against the Union far right flank on October 7. The first blow routed the Union cavalry from their position covering Darbytown Road, Field's and Hoke's divisions assaulted the main Union defensive line along New Market Road.
But the infantry were steadier,and were repulsed. Gen.  John Gregg of the Texas brigade was killed.
Lee’s calculated risk had failed. The Federals were not dislodged, and Lee withdrew into the Richmond defenses.
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