Bermuda Hundred Campaign Battle Animations
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Battle Animations - The Bermuda Hundred Campaign of 1864-1865
ж Battle of Chester Station (May 9 -10th, 1864) -During the Chester Station engagement on May 10, 1864, Confederate General Robert Ransom's troop conducted a reconnaissance-in-force against a portion of the forces of General Benjamin Butler, United States Army, estimated at from twenty to thirty thousand strong, upon the Richmond and Petersburg turnpike. Ransom’s Confederates attacked south of Drewry’s Bluff.
ж Railroad Destructions On May 9th, 1864, the U.S. Army 10th Corps moves to destroy the railroad lines at Chester Station. The U.S. Army 18th Corps moves to Port Walthall Junction and destroys the railroad line. The 10th Corps then destroys the railroad line between Chester Station and Port Walthall Junction. General Alford burns the Chester rail station.
ж Battle of Woolridge Hill (May 11 -15th, 1864) The Battle of Woolridge Hill is part of the campaign for Drewry’s Bluff. On May 11, 1864, The Army of the James made an attempted thrust towards the capital of the Confederacy, Richmond, VA. Advancing along the Richmond Petersburg Turnpike, the Union forces reached a high hill overlooking Proctors Creek in Chesterfield County. Taking a good part of the day, the Union Army crossed Proctors Creek heading toward the Chesterfield Courthouse. They turned east behind the Confederate line. They were met by the Confederate forces. This battle is detailed in the “Bermuda Hundred Tour Guide book available at the the historic Trinity Church (CHSV).
ж 2nd Battle of Drewry's Bluff (May 16th, 1864) -General Butler had ordered an attack to relieve the pressure exerted by General Ransome's division on the XVIII Corps. Confederate calvary attacks fooled the Federal forces forces into thinking Ransome was attacking the XVIII Corps. Confusion between Generals Butler and Gilmore eventually forced Butler into the trenches and a Confederate victory.
Military History in Chesterfield County, VA
Visit the sites using the Bermuda Hundred Campaign tour guide book. It can be purchased readily from the CHSV at the historic Trinity Church. The tour guide book allows you to follow the footsteps of those soldiers from long ago. It will give you an appreciation of the sacrifices they made and your purchase will help us to preserve the Civil War sites in Chesterfieldfield County, VA. We also accept donations for this purpose.