CAMPAIGN: Bermuda Hundred Campaign
DATE(S): May 1864
PRINCIPAL COMMANDERS: Major General Benjamin Butler [US] Brigadier General Johnson Hagood [CS]
FORCES ENGAGED: 39,000 total (US 39,000; CS 0;)
ESTIMATED CASUALTIES: 0 total (US 0; CS 0;)
In conjunction with the opening of Grant's Overland Campaign, Maj. Gen. Benjamin Butler's Army of the James, 33,000 strong, disembarked from transports at Bermuda Hundred on May 5, threatening the Richmond-Petersburg Railroad. On May 6, Hagood's brigade stopped initial Federal probes at Port Walthall Junction. On May 7, a Union division drove Hagood's and Johnson's brigades from the depot and cut the railroad at Port Walthall Junction. Confederate defenders retired behind Swift Run Creek and awaited reinforcements.
RESULTS: Union Victory