Reports of Major George E. Fulton's brigade of the Department of Richmond and the brigades of Brig. Views Read Edit View history. Army Navy Marine Corps. Report of Captain Oscar F. July 30, Philadelphia Inquirer: The heavy firepower of Union repeaters began to tell, however, and the Confederate infantry were routed, losing men captured.
First Battle of Deep Bottom
Field was dug in. Smith Stuart Taylor Wheeler. A threatening position was maintained for a number of days, with more or less skirmishing, and some tolerably hard fighting. Lee had arrived north of the James by this time and witnessed the action. Birney's movement was delayed by difficult terrain for most of August 15 and Hancock's plan for an early morning attack had to be abandoned. By the afternoon of July 28, Hancock had repositioned his divisions to ensure that his force could return to the Deep Bottom crossing point without interference.
First Battle of Deep Bottom | World History Project
Combatants Theaters Campaigns Battles States. Because of Barlow's slow approach in the heat, the Confederates had time to reinforce the Fussell's Mill area with a section of howitzers and Brig. Mounted Federals in Sheridan's reserve pursued and captured nearly prisoners; the Confederates were able to capture a single Union cannon before withdrawing to their earthworks. Personal Memoirs of U. While Union cavalry conducted the Wilson-Kautz Raid June 22 — July 1 in an attempt to cut the railroad lines leading into Petersburg, Grant and his generals planned a renewed assault on the Petersburg fortifications, an attack scheduled for July 30 that would become known as the Battle of the Crater.
Second Battle of Deep Bottom
Description: Henry Heth's infantry division and Maj. If not—a circumstance Grant considered more likely—Sheridan was ordered to ride around the city to the north and west and cut the Virginia Central Railroad , which was supplying Richmond from the Shenandoah Valley. No fighting occurred on August 17 and a truce was called to allow the two sides to retrieve their dead and wounded. Kershaw's division joined Col.