Battle of Darbytown Road Facts

October 13, 1864

Darbytown Road Battle facts, including dates, location, casualties, leaders, who won, and more interesting facts you might not know. This fact sheet provides a quick overview of the battle and is for kids doing research and students preparing for the AP U.S. History (APUSH) exam.

Portrait of Robert E. Lee

The Battle of Darbytown Road was a Confederate victory because the Federals failed in their attempt to prevent General Robert E. Lee from constructing new defenses east of Richmond, prolonging the Petersburg Campaign. [Wikimedia Commons]

Also Known As

  • Battle of Alms House


  • October 13, 1864


  • Henrico County, Virginia, southeast of Richmond


Principal Union Commanders

Principal Confederate Commanders

  • General Robert E. Lee
  • Major General Richard H. Anderson
  • Major Generals Charles Field
  • Major General Robert Hoke

Union Forces Engaged

  • Army of the James (10th Corps)

Confederate Forces Engaged

  • Field’s and Hoke’s Divisions

Number of Union Soldiers Engaged

  • Undetermined

Number of Confederate Soldiers Engaged

  • Undetermined

Estimated Union Casualties

  • 437 (36 killed, 358 wounded, 43 captured)

Estimated Confederate Casualties

  • 513 (killed, wounded, captured/missing)


  • Confederate victory

Timeline of the Petersburg Campaign

These are the main battles and events of the Petersburg Campaign in order.