Battle of Aquia Creek

CAMPAIGN: Union Blockade of Chesapeake Bay

DATE(S): May-June 1861

PRINCIPAL COMMANDERS: Commander James Ward [US] Brigadier General Daniel Ruggles [CS]

FORCES ENGAGED: 0 total (US 0; CS 0;)

ESTIMATED CASUALTIES: 0 total (US 0; CS 0;)

DESCRIPTION:

Three Union naval vessels bombarded Confederate batteries near the mouth of Aquia Creek that were built to protect the northern terminus of the railroad to Richmond. Confederates feared a landing of troops, but this did not materialize. Results of the bombardment were inconclusive, although the batteries were later withdrawn.

RESULTS: Indecisive