Major General Benjamin Butler USA
Major General P.T. Beauregard CSA
Warebottom Church in Chesterfield County was used by Union Sharpshooters. The Confderates got tire of them shotting at them so they sneaked up to the church under the cover of darkness and torched the building. The church ws not rebuilt. Today, the site is a National Park Service Park.
He was the owner of Point of Rocks in 1864 when General Benjajamin Bitler landed at Bermuda Hundred and confiscated his property. Wihin days, the Union Army destroyed all he had built including his church and orchard and dumped his furniturture over the cliff into the Appomattox River. Hehad to flee with his family and fought long after the war to regain his property which Butler was opposed to relinquishing.
Abraham Lincoln was a visitor to Point of Rocks in 186-64. His main object was to get the war over on all fronts and he was concerned that this theater of war had stalled. He climbed the lookout tower nearby and saw the railroards running. He wanted the trains stopped to cut off the supplies to the Confederates. .
U.S. GRrant had no faith in General Benjamin Butle, a politician turned general and sent experience army officers to his aid. Frustrated that P.T. Beauregard had bottled Butler upo at Point of Rocks, he held frequent meetings with Bulter and his staff to start the push towards Petersburg and eventually to Appomattox, VA and the war's end.